Bone Piranha Plant

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Bone Piranha Plant
Bone Piranha Plant.png
Artwork of a Bone Piranha Plant.
Species Origin Piranha Plant
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Big Bone Piranha Plant

Bone Piranha Plants[1] are a variety of undead Piranha Plant debuting in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They are skeletal versions of normal Piranha Plants with some changes, such as a grayish cranium, holes rather than spots, greenish-gray lips, vertebrae instead of a plant stalk, and dark, gray leaves that appear dead.


New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]


Besides these graphic changes, its attack patterns appear the same than those of a regular Piranha Plant. However, unlike normal Piranha Plants, and like Dry Bones, they are immune to fireballs. They can be defeated by a Super Leaf tail spin, Star or a Gold Flower, however. They are only found in Fortresses and Castles. They are extremely common in World 4-NSMB2-Tower Course Icon.png.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Bone Piranha Plants also appear in Mario Party: Island Tour on the Bowser's Peculiar Peak board. If the player lands on a space that moves them forward a number of spaces, the Bone Piranha Plant appears, chews them up, and then throws them forward.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, Bone Piranha Plants appear as obstacles on Bone-Dry Dunes. Here, they behave just like other Piranha Plants in the Mario Kart series, trying to bite nearby drivers.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほねパックン[2]
Bone Piranha
Spanish (NOE) Huesiplanta Piraña From "hueso" (bone) + Planta Piraña (Piranha Plant)
Italian Pianosso Piranha "Pianta Piranha" (Piranha Plant) + "Osso" (bone)


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. 2 Prima guide, page 23.
  2. ^ Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition - Promotion Trailer (Japanese)