Down with Petey Piranha!

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Down with Petey Piranha!
Down With Petey Piranha.png
Location Bianco Hills
Mission # 2
Game Super Mario Sunshine
Boss(es) Petey Piranha
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“Could you help out with the big-headed creature up there? You're the only one we can ask to lend us a hand. I know it's a pain, think you can handle it?”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

Down with Petey Piranha! is the second episode of Bianco Hills in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode's objective is to defeat Petey Piranha at the top of the Big Windmill.


Mario going up on a Windmill in Down with Petey Piranha!
Mario on the windmill

Upon starting the mission, the player needs to make their way to where the first episode was completed. This time around, however, the gate leading to the countryside is now open and remains open in future episodes.

Once at the bridge, the player needs to use the Hover Nozzle or the ropes to cross the gap. Beyond the bridge, there are several piles of goop and many Piranhabons that roll down the path to the windmill. The path spirals around the windmill and there are several Piranha Plants in the patches of goop that appear when the player gets near. Near the end of the path, there are two gaps the player needs to hover over. Taking the windmill's platforms up and jumping onto the top starts a cinematic of Petey Piranha roaring to intimidate Mario, which leads to the two of them crashing through the windmill and falling inside.

Once inside, the battle with Petey Piranha begins. Petey's attacks involve spitting out goop, which causes Swoopin' Stus and Piranha Plants to spawn, and attacking Mario if he gets near. To defeat Petey Piranha, the player needs to spray into his mouth when it is open. Spraying water into Petey's mouth until he swallows it all causes Petey to fall over and his belly button to bulge. Ground Pounding Petey Piranha's belly makes him spew the water he swallowed around him, cleaning up any goop he created. Spraying and Ground Pounding Petey Piranha two more times defeats him and reward the player with the episode's Shine Sprite.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボスパックンを たおせ!
Bosu Pakkun o Taose!
Defeat Petey Piranha!
French (NOE) L'attaque de Flora Piranha Petey Piranha's Attack
German Nieder mit Mutant-Tyranha! Down with Petey Piranha!
Italian Pipino, la Pianta Piranha Petey, the Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOE) Combate contra Floro Piraña Fight against Petey Piranha


  • In the demo, this mission was alternatively titled "Weeding at the Windmill".[1]


  1. ^ Fossil Arcade (May 13, 2019). Super Mario Sunshine Demo / Demo Disc 3 (EU) September 2002 - Fossil Arcade Archive. YouTube. Retrieved May 10, 2020.