Fire Nipper Plant

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Fire Nipper Plant
Fiery Walking Piranha
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)
Variant of Nipper Plant
Fire Piranha Plant
Petit Piranha

Fire Nipper Plants,[1] also known as Fiery Walking Piranhas[2] or Walking Ptooies,[3] are a rare fire-breathing version of Nipper Plant.


Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 3, only one Fiery Walking Piranha appears in the entire game, near the end of World 7-8. It stays in place, and when Mario or Luigi approaches, it attacks him by spitting fireballs that arc in his direction. It acts similarly to a red Panser from Super Mario Bros. 2, though a Fiery Walking Piranha can shoot up to four fireballs at once instead of two.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fire Nipper Plants are mentioned briefly by Viridi in the Japanese Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant. They are not mentioned at all in the English version; however, when the game is set to Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or Korean, the subtitles include the name Fire Nipper Plant in English.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアプチパックン[4]
Faia Puchi Pakkun
Fire Nipper Plant
German Feuer-Zangen-Piranha Fire Pliers Piranha
Italian Pianta Tenaglia sputafuoco[5] Fire-spitting Nipper Plant
Russian Грызоцвет
Nipper flower (same as Nipper Plant)
Spanish Blantita Nipper Plant



  1. ^ a b Palutena's Guidance for Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (set to Chinese or Korean)
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 71.
  3. ^ "The rarest enemy that you'll come across in any Super Mario game is the Walking Ptooie. This odd plant only appears once in World 7-8 of Super Mario Bros. 3. The second rarest enemy is the Yellow Koopa Troopa. You'll find three of them in Super Mario World." – Mario Mania, pg. 168.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Bros. 3 section, page 37.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 37