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Piranha Plant
Piranha Plant Mario.png
Game(s) Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii
Newer SMBWii Plus
Newer Super Mario Bros. DS
Another Super Mario Bros. Wii
Newer: Holiday Special
Newer: Summer Sun
Newer: Falling Leaf
First appearance (Wii) Yoshi Woods
(DS) Everbrown Meadow
(AN) World 1-2
(Hol) World 1-1
(Sun) World 1-2
(Fall) Wiggler Wood
Final appearance (Wii) Mossdeep Greens
(DS) Cloudbolt Chasm
(AN) World 9-7
(Hol) World 1-6
(Sun) World 9-1
(Fall) Moonview Ascent
Related enemies Big Bone Piranha Plant
Big Fire Piranha Plant
Big Piranha Plant
Big Stalking Piranha Plant
Bone Piranha Plant
Fire Piranha Plant
Mega Stalking Piranha Plant
River Piranha Plant
Stalking Piranha Plant

Piranha Plants are common enemies found throughout the Newer Super Mario Bros. series. They're carnivorous plants often found within Warp Pipes.


Piranha Plants are Venus flytrap-inspired plants with green stems sprouting two green leaves at their bases. These stems hold up their large round red heads which are covered in small white spots. They have large white-lipped mouths with sharp white teeth and pink-red tongues.


Piranha Plants come in two variations: piped and grounded.

Piped Piranha Plants hide within Warp Pipes, popping out at timed intervals, hurting the player on contact. When a player is on or beside the Warp Pipe a Piranha Plant is in, they'll hide for longer, only coming out when the player leaves.

Grounded Piranha Plants are planted in the open, staying in one place, chomping at the player. They cannot move, and will also hurt the player on contact.

All Piranha Plants can't be defeated via jump-based attacks. They can, however, be defeated by fireballs from a Fire Flower, hammers from a Hammer Suit, Super Stars, Mega Mushrooms, and Koopa Troopa shells. They can also be frozen by iceballs from an Ice Flower or Penguin Suit.