Big Fire Piranha

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Big Fire Piranha
Big Fire Piranha Plant NSMB2 Prima.jpg
A Big Venus Fire Trap
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Parent species Fire Piranha Plant
Big Piranha Plant
Related species
Fire Pakkun Zō
Small Piranha

Big Fire Piranhas[1], also known as Big Venus Fire Traps[2], are enemies first appearing in Super Mario 64. They are Fire Piranha Plants with one big difference: Big Fire Piranhas have bloomed to an enlarged state, and their fireballs are often comparatively larger as well.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

A Piranha Flower in Super Mario 64

In Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS, they are known as Piranha Flowers[3][4] and are the target of the first mission of Tiny-Huge Island: Pluck the Piranha Flower. Five of them appear in this mission. Like Small Piranhas, they blend in the grass at first. When Mario approaches, they grow in size at an alarming rate, spit a fireball, then quickly shrink back to their invulnerable selves. All of them appear in one area, and they must be attacked to obtain a Power Star. In Super Mario 64 DS, another way to deal with them is by using a mushroom hidden in one of the three wooden stumps in the same area, as a giant character will instantly defeat it upon touch. Once defeated, they shrink like a normal sized Piranha Plant before leaving the player with two coins (or, if defeated with a mushroom, three coins).

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, only two are found in World 2-3.From this game forward, they can be defeated by shooting three fireballs at them or by using a Super Star.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

One reappears in New Super Mario Bros. 2, in World 5-6. Rather than shooting large fireballs, they shoot out normal-sized ones like their smaller counterparts.

New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

After an absence in New Super Mario Bros. U, they reappear in New Super Luigi U in Piranhas in the Dark, Slippery Rope Ladders, Light-Up-Lift Tower, and Rising Piranhas. They reappear in the New Super Luigi U levels in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

They can appear in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS if the player enlarges a Fire Piranha Plant with a Super Mushroom. It is the first game where Big Venus Fire Traps can appear in Warp Pipes.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

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Big Fire Piranha's return in Super Mario Maker 2, acting as they did before. In the Super Mario 3D World style, they have the same appearance as their smaller counterparts.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Big Venus Fire Traps also appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake, where they temporarily prevent Bowser from passing in Peach's Castle.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, they are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant. Unlike most other variations generally mentioned in order of appearance, they are listed amongst New Super Mario Bros. Wii debuts. Big Piranhas, Nipper Spores, Small Piranhas, and Fire Stalking Piranhas are similarly listed out of order.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかファイアパックン[5]
Deka Faia Pakkun
Big Fire Piranha
Spanish (NOA) grande piraña pirómana Grand Pyromaniacal Piranha
Spanish (NOE) Grande Piraña Pirómana Grand Pyromaniacal Piranha
French (NOA) Pyro Piranha géante Giant Pyro Piranha
French (NOE) Maxi-Pyro Piranha Maxi-Pyro Piranha
Dutch Reuze-Fire Piranha Giant Fire Piranha
German Pyro-Piranha Maxima Pseudo-Latin for "Maxi-Pyro Piranha"
Italian Pianta Piranha falò gigante Gigantic Bonfire Piranha Plant
Russian огромное огненное растение-пиранья
ogromnoe ognennoe rastenie-piran'ya
Huge Fire Piranha Plant

Trivia[edit]

  • Big Venus Fire Traps were meant to appear in the original New Super Mario Bros. and appear fully-functioning in the game's coding, but were not implemented in the final game.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palutena's Guidance for Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  2. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. 2012. New Super Mario Bros. 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 23.
  3. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 108
  4. ^ (June 10, 1998). Five Piranha Flowers - (Course 13). Nintendo: Super Mario 64 Strategy (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 86, 145 and 195.
  6. ^ TCRF