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Partners in Time enemy
Elasto Piranha.gif
Location(s) Toadwood Forest
Role Common
Battled by Anyone
HP 35 (38)
POW 33 (34)
Defense 23
Speed 13
Experience 16 (14)
Level 6
Coins 6
Item drop Bro Flower – 12%
1-Up Mushroom – 3%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).
Sprite of Elasto-Piranha's long stem

Elasto-Piranhas are a sub-species of Piranha Plant that have elastic stems which can extend and contract; they appear in the game Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. This variety of Piranha Plant lives in Toadwood Forest.

In battle, an Elasto-Piranha attacks by first extending its elastic stem to the sky. To determine who it attacks, the neck stretches to the top of the top screen if it will hit Mario and halfway at the top screen if it will hit Luigi. Next, the Elasto-Piranha shoots fireballs at its chosen enemy. These fireballs can be jumped over which if not, it may cause the Burn status effect. The height and ground position of an Elasto-Piranha continually varies throughout a battle, meaning the time it takes for a fireball to reach its enemy also changes. Any attack will work on these enemies with the exception of Bro Flowers, which will only do one damage to these enemies and they take critical damage from Ice Flowers.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Elasto-Piranhas are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドカンパックン
Dokan Pakkun
Pipe Piranha

Dutch Elasto-Piranha
French Élasto Piranha
Elasto Piranha
German Elasto-Piranha
Italian Elasto-Piranha
Korean 토관뻐끔
Pipe Piranha

Russian длинношеий пиранья
dlinnosheiy piran'ya
Long-necked Piranha

Spanish Elastopiraña


  • Incidentally, the ability to walk while wearing an incomplete pipe like a garment coupled with the ability to stretch and shoot projectiles is similar to the playable Piranha Plant from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.