Jumping Piranha Plant

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Jumping Piranha Plant
SMW Jumping Piranha Plant.jpg
A Jumping Piranha Plant's artwork in Super Mario World.
First Appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2003)
Parent Species Piranha Plant
Derived Species
Hootie the Blue Fish
Piranha Pest

The Jumping Piranha Plant, also known as a Piranha Flower,[1] is a type of Piranha Plant that is not rooted to the ground.

History[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

JumpPiranhaPlant SMW.png

Jumping Piranha Plants made their debut in Super Mario World as the most frequent Piranha Plant enemies in the game. They wait in their pipes and when the player goes close to the pipe, they jump out of the pipe or bushes. In some cases, they also spit two fireballs, which may show a relation to Fire Piranha Plants.

After the Special World has been completed, Jumping Piranha Plants turn into Jumping Pumpkin Plants, which look like Jumping Piranha Plants wearing jack o'lanterns on their heads. They function exactly the same, and still harm Mario if jumped on.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Jumping Piranha Plants return in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. They only appear in World-e's e-Reader accessible level, Hotte! Hotte! Horimakure!!. The Jumping Piranha Plants behave exactly similar to that of Super Mario World, though their appearance is pretty much identical to Super Mario Bros. 3 's original Piranha Plant species, save for their propeller-like leaf.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピーパックン
Pī-Pakkun
Officially romanised as "P-Pakkun", 「パックン」 pakkun being from the Japanese name of Piranha Plants.
French Plante Piranha Sauteuse Jumping Piranha Plant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Mania, page 132.