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Piranha Plant
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Piranha Plant's artwork in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Universe Mario
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
MG appearance(s) Super Smash Flash 2
Species Piranha Plant
Gender Varies
Alignment Evil
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Company Nintendo

Piranha Plant, known as Packun Flower (パックン フラワー) in Japan, is an enemy from the Mario series almost always portrayed as a leafy, green stalk topped with a white-spotted red or green globe and sharp teeth.

Character description

Piranha Plants are large, carnivorous plants seemingly based on Venus flytraps, eating anything that approaches them. The head of a Piranha Plant is most commonly either red or green with multiple other colors. Originally, Piranha Plants were found exclusively in pipes, either darting out and biting anything near or remaining still and spitting fireballs. Currently, Piranha Plants can be found both in and out of pipes and their fire-breathing ability is now rarely used.

In Super Smash Flash 2

As a special move

MG icon.svg Main article: Piranha Plant (move)

A Piranha Plant being used by Waluigi.

In Super Smash Flash 2, a potted Piranha Plant can be summoned by Waluigi as his down special move, which is also named Piranha Plant. When an opponent comes close to it, the Piranha Plant will bite at them, and opponents grabbed will then be thrown in Waluigi's direction. The Piranha Plant also has a hurtbox, allowing it to block certain attacks. After throwing an opponent, being attacked enough, or being active for a certain period of time, the Piranha Plant will go back into the pot and disappear.

According to developers, this Piranha Plant is Waluigi's pet, who is named Thaddeus "Chompers" DePlant.

As a stage hazard

Piranha Plant
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A Piranha Plant in Super Smash Flash 2.
Stage(s) it appears Mushroom Kingdom

On the stage Mushroom Kingdom in Super Smash Flash 2, a Piranha Plant may appear out of a Warp Pipe that appears in the large gap of the stage, biting any character that touches it. It can be defeated if attacked enough, though.

Adventure level

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Piranha Plant, as it appears Adventure mode.

In Super Smash Flash 2, they may be one of the many enemies in the Adventure mode stage, Mushroom Kingdom. They appear in the beginning of the level in a Warp Pipe, trying to bite the player.