Piranha Pest

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Piranha Pest
A Piranha Pest's artwork from Yoshi Story.
Species Origin Jumping Piranha Plant
First Appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)

Piranha Pests[1] (Peropera Pakkun in Japan) are Piranha Plants species who appear in two games; Yoshi Story and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.


Yoshi's Story[edit]

Piranha Pests simply resemble the bud of a Piranha Plant with a propeller instead of a stem or stalk. They have tongues almost as long as a Yoshi's, but instead of making eggs, they attempt to swallow the Baby Yoshi and shrink him temporarily. They can only be defeated with a Yoshi Egg.

Piranha Pests are an exotic variation of Piranha Plant indigenous to Stage 4-3, Piranha Grove. They appear to weave in and out of the many infamous Piranha Stalks in search of food.

They have a close resemblance to the Jumping Piranha Plant and Hootie the Blue Fish.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Mario and Luigi fighting a Piranha Pest.

In this game, Petey Piranha can spit out Piranha Pests. These plants use their long tongues to swing on a Question Block, trying to slam into Mario or Luigi. If they're hit with a hammer a few times, they'll be defeated.


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.