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River Piranha Plant
Game(s) Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii
Another Super Mario Bros. Wii
Newer: Summer Sun
First appearance (Wii) Springwater Swamp
(AN) World 5-1
(Sun) World 5-1
Final appearance (Wii) Derelict Airship
(AN) World 9-5
(Sun) World 5-1
Related enemies Piranha Plant
Stalking Piranha Plant

River Piranha Plants are rare enemies found throughout the Newer Super Mario Bros. series. They're variants of the Piranha Plant that float atop water.


River Piranha Plants appear to be a Piranha Plant's red and white head on a lillypad instead of its usual stem. Unlike the Piranha Plant, River Piranha Plants don't have any sharp teeth. River Piranha Plants are always seen blowing a green ball with yellow spikes.


River Piranha Plants are always found on top of water, staying in place and blowing a harmful ball up and down. They can easily be defeated, as they can be killed by many things.

When hit by an iceball, they'll lose their spiky ball since they can't blow it while frozen. They will stay frozen until you leave the area and come back.