Ghost (Piranha Plant)

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It has been suggested that this page be moved to Polterpiranha. (discuss)

A Polterpiranha
First appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)
Variant of Piranha Plant

Ghosts, originally known as Polterpiranhas[1], are winged, cobalt blue, undead Piranha Plants found in Yoshi's Island DS. They move up and down or side to side. They also hang upside down and do not have a stem. If the player does not have enough time to react, they will eat Yoshi whole for about two seconds, leaving Yoshi's current baby floating around until Yoshi gets out to capture it. They can be defeated by throwing a Yoshi's Egg at them or by having Baby DK do his dash attack on them. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Ghosts are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆーれいパックン[2]
Yūrei Pakkun
Ghost Piranha
Dutch Ghost Piranha Ghost Piranha
French Piranha fantôme Phantom Piranha
German Spuk-Piranha Spook Piranha
Italian Fantapiranha From fantasma (phantom) and Piranha
Russian пиранья-призрак
Ghost Piranha
Spanish (NOA) planta piraña fantasma Phantom Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOE) Planta Piraña Fantasma Phantom Piranha Plant


  1. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 279.
  2. ^ 「ヨッシーアイランドDS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 22.