Big Piranha Plant

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Big Piranha Plant
Piranha Plant NSMBW.png
Species Origin Piranha Plant
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest Appearance Mario Golf: World Tour (2014)
Big Bone Piranha Plant
Big Venus Fire Trap
Spiky Piranha Plant
Related Species
Piranhacus Giganticus
Not to be confused with Piranhacus Giganticus.

Big Piranha Plants (also known as Giant Piranha Plants or Super Piranha Plants) are giant Piranha Plants found in the game New Super Mario Bros. and its sequels. Unlike most Piranha Plants (including Piranhacus Giganticus), Big Piranha Plants are never found inside pipes due to their gigantic size. Mario must shoot three fireballs at one to destroy them. When defeated in New Super Mario Bros., they give up eight coins instead of the usual one coin. In the sequels, this is reduced to three coins. Another similar enemy that appears only in New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the Big Venus Fire Trap.

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Big Piranha Plants are among the enemies that are affected by the Gold Ring. When defeated, the location they once stood upon spouts coins.

Big Piranha Plants appear in Super Mario 3D World. Like normal Piranha Plants, these can be stomped to be defeated, but two stomps are required to do so. This is the first appearance of a Big Piranha Plant in a 3D Mario game.[1]


Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかパックンフラワー
Deka Pakkunfurawā
Huge Piranha Plant


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