Pianta

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Pianta
MarioSuperSluggersPianta.PNG
Official artwork of a Pianta from Mario Super Sluggers.
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Notable Members
Big Daddy
Chomp Keeper
Don Pianta
Doot-Doot Sisters
Francesca Pianta
Frankie
Hotel Manager
Isle Delfino Police
Pianta Attorney
Pianta Captain
Pianta Judge
Pianta Village Mayor
Rocko
Tony
Vinny

“You saved me! Thanks a bundle!”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

Piantas are a sentient species of people found on Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine. They somewhat resemble humans; however, Piantas are much larger and can have pink, green, brown, purple, red, orange, yellow, or blue skin. Piantas also have small palm trees growing out of the top of their heads, indicating that they may have come from tropical plants, which is also alluded to by their name, as pianta means "plant" in Italian.

Typically, Piantas wear grass skirts or grass dresses. Piantas are generally laid back, quite strong, and friendly. However, they also have a fairly small temper. Besides Super Mario Sunshine, Piantas have appeared as a recurring species in many spin-off games and also appeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Different color variations of Piantas.

“Why can't you just suck them up with a vacuum or something?”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

In Super Mario Sunshine, Piantas share their island home with the Nokis. While the Nokis mostly live in Noki Bay, the Piantas mainly reside in Pianta Village. However, while Pianta Village is their primary home, Piantas live all over the island. Many Piantas make a living by producing and selling fruits in small markets on Delfino Plaza. Piantas love fruit and their fondness of fruit always creates a substantial demand for fruit in the island's economy.

Piantas are also a very strong species as they can toss Mario with ease. One Pianta tells Mario that these Piantas are called Chucksters, as well as some of the Chucksters themselves. Mario can sometimes use this to his advantage by having a Pianta toss him to higher ledges and cliffs.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A Pianta as seen in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Piantas appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in one galaxy, the Starshine Beach Galaxy, which seems to be based on the different areas from Isle Delfino. Their roles are quite minor, but they can hurl Mario to various spots. These Piantas, however, hurl Mario to another area without needing to engage them in a conversation first. All of the Piantas in the game are male.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Piantas appear as spectators in Peach Beach and Daisy Cruiser from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Delfino Square from Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, Coconut Mall and Delfino Pier from Mario Kart Wii, and Sunshine Airport and DS Cheep Cheep Beach from Mario Kart 8.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Don Pianta, a Pianta from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Piantas reappear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, where they are one of the many species living in Rogueport. Here, the attitude of the Piantas is different, and they are organized in the criminal organization known as the Pianta Syndicate, lead by Don Pianta / Frankie. They have control of Rogueport's west side, and are rivaling with the Robbo Gang led by Ishnail, who operate on the east side.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Piantas appear in Mario Power Tennis for the Nintendo GameCube as spectators, and in Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance as NPCs and spectators.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

A Red Pianta gets set to bat in Mario Super Sluggers.

Piantas are playable characters in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers. In both installments, all the playable Piantas are males, come in the blue, red, and yellow variants, and have the Laser Beam ability. The male Red Pianta is more magenta-colored than red in the Mario Baseball series. In Mario Super Sluggers, while the Piantas share good chemistry with the Toads and Toadsworth, the Nokis have good chemistry with Toadette, whose chemistry is neutral with the Piantas. In a similar manner, the Toads and Toadsworth have neutral chemistry with the Nokis. Their bats are trees.

In Mario Superstar Baseball, Piantas are the weakest batters among all the Power characters, with the Red Pianta featuring slightly better batting than the other Pianta colors (rivaling King Boo). They are above average fielders and decent pitchers, but very slow runners.

In Mario Super Sluggers, all three Piantas have their batting skills improved, making it easier for them to score home runs. They are still rather slow, and they are still poor fielders. Their pitching is also slightly weaker, although the blue Pianta's pitching remains unchanged.

Mario Strikers series[edit]

Piantas appear in both Mario Strikers games: Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged as spectators.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

Piantas appear throughout Goomba's Booty Boardwalk in Mario Party 8. The Doot Doot Sisters are seen hula dancing at the beginning, but have no certain purpose. Yellow Piantas toss the player about five to eight spaces ahead if the player lands on his Green Space. Blue Piantas fish a piece of Candy for the player if their Green Space is landed on. Lastly, orange females run the Candy shops. A blue Pianta also appears as one of the thirty Mario characters racing in Moped Mayhem.

Mario Party 9[edit]

The Pianta in the minigame Pianta Pool.

In Mario Party 9, one blue Pianta appears in the minigame Pianta Pool. During the game, it is he that throws the rings out into the pool, which the players must grab so Cheep Cheeps can jump through them. He only tosses the rings into the pool once all of them have been used during that round.

Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Some Piantas in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

Piantas appear as spectators in the crossover title Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. They also appear in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, where they are in the crowd, and they are also present as a VIP. In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, they appear in the dream event Snow Day Street Hockey of the location Delfino Plaza.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

In Mario Sports Mix, Piantas appear as spectators and are often seen in several courts of the game.

Official Profiles and Statistics[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine description[edit]

Isle Delfino Guide Book information for Piantas.

These mountain folk are strong, sociable, and curious. The trees on their heads provide relief from the island's heat.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
Female Pianta Sticker.png Super Mario Sunshine [Energy] - Attack +15
Male Pianta Sticker.jpg Super Mario Sunshine Dizzy Time –94

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Stats[edit]

Name Bio Ability Bat Glove Stats
Blue Pianta Strong but slow with a powerful arm. Laser Beam Right Right Pitch 5/10
Bat 8/10
Field 4/10
Run 2/10
Red Pianta A defensive specialist among Piantas. Laser Beam Right Right Pitch 4/10
Bat 8/10
Field 4/10
Run 2/10
Yellow Pianta His brawn give pitches extra oomph! Laser Beam Right Right Pitch 4/10
Bat 8/10
Field 4/10
Run 2/10

Chemistry[edit]

Character Good Chemistry Bad Chemistry
Pianta Mario, Luigi, Noki, Toad, Toadsworth, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Mii (according to color) Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Hammer Bros., Petey Piranha

Collectible Card Info[edit]

This hefty resident of Isle Delfino swings away with a palm tree branch instead of a bat, but it must be dense wood, because Blue Pianta can hit it a mile when he charges all the way up!

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Pianta.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モンテ
monte
Italian equivalent of "mountain"
Spanish (NOA) Pianta -
Spanish (NOE) Forestano From the Italian forest, foresta.
French Pianta -
German Palma Italian equivalent of "palm-tree"
Italian Palmense From the Italian "palma", which is "palm tree"
Korean 몬테
Monte
Monte; from Japanese name.

Trivia[edit]

  • Piantas are the only friendly species in Super Mario Galaxy 2 to not have a representative on Starship Mario.
  • A cyan Pianta near the fish market in episode seven of Ricco Harbor (Super Mario Sunshine) uses one of the voice clips reserved for Nokis. An orange Pianta next to the Pianta-shaped tree in Pinna Park does the same. Also, a few Nokis will occasionally use a voice clip reserved for Piantas. This appears to be an oversight of the developers.
  • The beta version of Super Mario Sunshine included black Piantas.