Ice Piranha Plant

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This article is about the Piranha Plant species first appearing in New Super Mario Bros. U. For the similar Piranha Plant species found in the Paper Mario series, see Frost Piranha.
Ice Piranha Plant
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First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest Appearance New Super Luigi U (2013)
Parent Species Piranha Plant
Related Species
Fire Piranha Plant
Frost Piranha

Ice Piranha Plants[1] are a special variety of Piranha Plant first found in New Super Mario Bros. U. They are similar to Fire Piranha Plants, but spit Ice Balls instead of Fireballs. Unlike Frost Piranhas, another type of ice-based Piranha Plants, Ice Piranha Plants bear the standard Piranha Plant coloration, like Fire Piranha Plants.


New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

An Ice Piranha Plant on a rock (upside down)

Ice Piranha Plants make their first appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U. They look and act similar to Fire Piranha Plants, but shoot Ice Balls, which are capable of freezing playable characters as well as other enemies. They inhabit the world of Rock-Candy Mines, where three of them appear in the level Fuzzy Clifftop, with two in a Warp Pipe and one on the ceiling. Just like Fire Piranha Plants, Yoshi can eat Ice Balls and spit them at other enemies.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Ice Piranha Plants also appear in New Super Luigi U. In this game, they appear in the level Broozers and Barrels in Frosted Glacier.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイスパックン[2]
Aisu Pakkun
Ice Piranha


  1. ^ Stratton, Steve (November 18, 2012). New Super Mario Bros. U: Prima Official Game Guide, page 147.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section, page 208.