Fiery Dino Piranha

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This article is about the boss in Melty Molten Galaxy. For the mission of the same name, see Fiery Dino Piranha (mission).
Fiery Dino Piranha
Firey Dino Piranha from Super Mario Galaxy.
Species Fire Piranha Plant/Dino Piranha
Galaxy Melty Molten Galaxy
Boss Blitz Galaxy
Mission(s) Fiery Dino Piranha
Throwback Throwdown
Throwback Throwdown Speed Run
Dome Garden
World World S
Star given SMG: Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy.
SMG2: Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Prankster Comet icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Fiery Dino Piranha,[1] sometimes written as "the Fiery Dino Piranha"[2] and alternatively known as Dino Piranha (Black),[3][4] is a boss fought in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Fiery Dino Piranha is similar in appearance to the original Dino Piranha. Unlike Dino Piranha's green/purple theme, however, Fiery Dino Piranha has a red/black color theme. It has a dark red body and a head that is black with dark red spots. Its petals are also similar to those of Dino Piranha, but appear more singed. Fiery Dino Piranha's tail occasionally catches on fire during the fight, leaving a fiery trail in its path that hurts the player if touched. Also, later in the fight, Fiery Dino Piranha can shoot large fireballs at the player. It is also much faster than its normal counterpart, making it harder for Mario to reach its tail to attack. The Fiery Dino Piranha fight shares its battle theme with the Dino Piranha and Tarantox fights.

The fiery version of Gobblegut from Super Mario Galaxy 2 is similar to Fiery Dino Piranha, as both are fiery versions of earlier bosses. The Japanese Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. also treats the dark-colored King Kaliente in the same way.


Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Fiery Dino Piranha

In Super Mario Galaxy, Mario battles Fiery Dino Piranha in the final level of the Melty Molten Galaxy. The beginning of the battle is much like that of the normal Dino Piranha fight, with Mario landing on top of the egg, cracking the egg and waking Fiery Dino Piranha. As Fiery Dino Piranha trots around, the bulb of the tail ignites and extinguishes in a steady rhythm, forcing Mario to wait until the tail is extinguished to attack and break the egg away.

Once it emerges from the egg, it spots Mario and chases him, similar to Dino Piranha. However, the bulb's fire still flickers on and off, still forcing Mario to wait until the tail is not on fire before striking.

After the first strike, Fiery Dino Piranha stomps in anger, and it continues chasing Mario, leaving a trail of fire behind its footsteps. After the second strike, it begins shooting fireballs out of its mouth, making it harder to maneuver around the planet to reach its tail, and the bulb's fire also flickers on and off in a faster pace. After Mario hits the tail a final time, it is defeated.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Fiery Dino Piranha's Egg

Fiery Dino Piranha reappears in Super Mario Galaxy 2. It is the last boss Mario must fight in the Boss Blitz Galaxy. The battle sequence is the same as in Super Mario Galaxy.

On a side note, if Mario loses a life while fighting it, he must fight Bouldergeist again. As well, unlike in Super Mario Galaxy, heat waves are visible around its egg.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/DinoPackun2.arc DinoPackun2 Dino Piranha 2

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ディノパックン
Dino Pakkun
Dino Pakkun (kuro)
Dino Piranha

Dino Piranha (black)
Chinese 恐龙吞食花
Kǒnglóng Tūnshí Huā
Dino Piranha
French Pyro Dino Piranha Pyro Dino Piranha
Italian Focoso Dino Piranha Fiery Dino Piranha
Spanish (NOA) Planta Dinopiraña del Magma Dinopiranha Plant of Magma
Spanish (NOE) Planta Dinopiraña en Magma Dinopiranha Plant in Magma



  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy Prima guide, page 262
  2. ^ Super Mario Galaxy Prima guide, page 289
  3. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022 23:39:09 UTC via
  4. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy 2 entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:46 UTC via
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 127 and 160.