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
Screenshot of an Ice Piranha Plant
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Variant of Piranha Plant
Fire Piranha Plant
Frost Piranha

Ice Piranha Plants,[1] also referred to as Frost Piranhas,[2] are a special variety of Piranha Plant first found in New Super Mario Bros. U. They are similar to Fire Piranha Plants, but spit iceballs instead of fireballs. Unlike the original 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 iceballs, which are capable of freezing playable characters as well as other enemies, similar to Ice Bros. 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. Additionally, Yoshi can eat their iceballs and spit them at other enemies.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Ice Piranha Plants reappear 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[3]
Aisu Pakkun
Ice Piranha; shared with Frost Piranha
French Cryo Plante Piranha Cryo Piranha Plant
German Eis-Piranha-Pflanze Ice Piranha Plant
Italian Ghiaccio Piranha[4] Ice Piranha
Spanish Planta Piraña de Hielo Ice Piranha Plant


  1. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 147.
  2. ^ English New Super Mario Bros. U entry on the official Mario portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:41:11 UTC via
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section, page 208.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 208