Piranha Bean

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Superstar Saga Enemy
Piranha Bean
Piranhabean.gif
Location(s) North-East of Beanbean Castle
Level 27
HP 180 (280)
Defense 138 (80)
Speed 60
Fire
Thunder Critical
Stun?
Burn?
Stat Down?
Experience 150 (250)*
Coins 1 (150)*
Item 1 Drop Piranha Swing* (100%)
Item 2 Drop Piranha Suit (61.29%)
Notice
 
What is gained upon winning the battle (denoted with *) can be changed by Badges or Equipment from E. Gadd.
Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
Stats in gray are those found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

The Piranha Bean is a Beanbean Kingdom sub-species of Piranha Plant that somewhat resembles a smaller version of Petey Piranha, except with the head of a normal Piranha Plant.

The Piranha Bean is one of the bosses in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga found near Beanbean Castle Town. It must be fought so the Mario Bros. could get a bean fruit which would get them the Beanstar piece in the Yoshi Theater, and Luigi must be separated from Mario to find it. While looking for Bean Fruits, Luigi found out that one of those had been swallowed by the Piranha Bean, and had to fight the irate plant so as to get it back.

During the battle, the Piranha Bean shoots small fireballs at the plumber. The boss can attack from various spots on the battlefield, which makes his attacks slightly harder to dodge. After the end, Luigi discovers that Prince Peasley too was swallowed by the Piranha Bean, and was shrunk to a very small size (the Piranha Bean itself sometimes uses the prince as a projectile during battle).

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメパックン Bean Pakkun (Pakkun Flower being the Japanese name of Piranha Plant).
Spanish Piraña Judía Piranha Bean
French Pois Piranha Pea Piranha
Italian Fagiolo Piranha Piranha Bean

Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike most bosses, Piranha Bean's battle music is that of a normal fight with an enemy, though this may be due to the fact that it only fights Luigi.
  • Piranha Bean does have a battle script for both Bros.
  • The are Piranha Plants similar to Piranha Beans in the New Super Mario Bros. series that chomp at the Bros. that are not near pipes at all.