Big Piranha Plant

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Big Piranha Plant
Piranha Plant NSMBW.png
Species Origin Piranha Plant
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Big Bone Piranha Plant
Big Fire Piranha Plant
Spiky Piranha Plant
Related Species
Piranhacus Giganticus
Not to be confused with Piranhacus Giganticus.

Big Piranha Plants[1] (also known as Giant Piranha Plants[citation needed] or Super Piranha Plants[2]) are large Piranha Plants.


New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Big Piranha Plants are found in the game New Super Mario Bros. Unlike most Piranha Plants (including Piranhacus Giganticus), Big Piranha Plants are never found inside pipes due to their gigantic size. Mario must shoot three fireballs at one to destroy them. When defeated, they give up eight coins instead of the usual one coin.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Big Piranha Plants function the same as before. However, when destroyed, they now give up three coins instead of eight. Another similar enemy that appears only in New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the Big Fire Piranha Plant.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Big Piranha Plants are among the enemies that are affected by the Gold Ring. When defeated, the location they once stood upon spouts coins.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Big Piranha Plants return with the same function as before. They are seen in many levels, especially in Rise of the Piranha Plants. One Big Piranha Plant is also featured in the Boost Rush level Piranha Plant Hideaway. A shortcut for this level is to have the player utilizing the Gamepad rapidly tap on the Big Piranha Plant, creating room for the player to jump over its head, reaching the Goal Ring.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Big Piranha Plants reappear in New Super Luigi U with the same function as New Super Mario Bros. U.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Big Piranha Plants appear in Super Mario 3D World. Like normal 3D Piranha Plants, these can be stomped to be defeated, but two stomps are required to do so. This is the first appearance of a Big Piranha Plant in a 3D Mario game.[3]

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

Big Piranha Plants appear as obstacles in Mario Golf: World Tour. This is the first appearance of Big Piranha Plants in a Mario Golf game.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, Big Piranha Plants appear in Sweet Sweet Canyon. Like regular Piranha Plants, they will attempt to bite the player if he or she gets too close. This is the first appearance of Big Piranha Plants in a Mario Kart game.


Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかパックンフラワー[citation needed]
Deka Pakkunfurawā
Huge Piranha Plant


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U, Stingy Big Piranha Plants and Cloud-Top Coin Evasion Bonus Videos
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii Prima Official Game Guide, page 14.
  3. ^ Super Mario 3D Land - Cat Suit Luigi Gameplay