Lava Bud

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Paper Mario Enemy
Lava Bud
A Lava Bud.
Max HP 16 (has 8 HP per round)
Attack 4 (round 1 only)
Defense 0
Location(s) Mt. Lavalava

Moves Petit Piranha Blast (4), Birth (summons Petit Piranha)
Lava Buds are little flowers branching out from the main stem of the Lava Piranha. They love it in the lava. Hey, if you were a fiery plant, you'd love it in there, too.
  • Regular Tattle: They blow small seeds or other projectiles to attack. The small Lava Bud's attack power is 4.
  • When on fire: They blow out Petit Piranhas. The Lava Bud's stems themselves won't attack you.

A Lava Bud is the smaller stem of a Lava Piranha. Two of them, along with Lava Piranha, are the bosses of Chapter 5 in Paper Mario.

If confronted with danger, Lava Buds will fire spores – Petit Piranhas – at enemies, but otherwise will just randomly spit spores. As long as the Lava Piranha itself remains undefeated, Lava Buds will not completely wither. A Water Block can protect Mario from their attacks.

Lava Buds bear a strong resemblance to Naval Buds.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアパックンのしょくしゅ[1]
Faia Pakkun no Shokushu
Fire Piranha's Tentacle
French Copain d'lave Lava Buddy
German Lava-Knospe Lava Bud


  1. ^ Japanese Paper Mario gameplay