Stalking Piranha Plant

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This article is about the enemy. For information about the similarly named Rock-Candy Mines course, see here.
Stalking Piranha Plant
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A Stalking Piranha Plant (left) and a frozen variant (right).
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's Woolly World (2015)
Species Origin Piranha Plant
Stalking Piranha Plants in an Enemy Course in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Stalking Piranha Plants[1] are sub-species of Piranha Plants that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They appear in World 5 as common enemies and World 6 as rare enemies. When Mario isn't around, they walk around on two legs, like Ptooies. When Mario approaches, however, they stretch out their necks to block Mario's path and to attack him. Stalking Piranha Plants also appear as the enemy of the World 5 Enemy Course. Outside the map are the Piranha Plants vines which can block areas and can only be moved by completing a stage. These enemies can be defeated by a fireball, ice-ball, Super Star, or a shell. Like most Piranha Plants, these enemies cannot be picked up when frozen.

Stalking Piranha Plants appear in New Super Mario Bros. U in Soda Jungle and Rock-Candy Mines, with the same tactics.

Stalking Piranha Plants return in Yoshi's Woolly World, being made of yarn and ribbon.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese テクテクパックン
Tekuteku Pakkun
Tekuteku is the onomatopoeia for walking. Pakkun is the Japanese name of Piranha Plant.
Italian Piranha Vagante Wandering Piranha



  1. ^ Scrapbook Theatre, Yoshi's Whoolly World