Mecha Piranha Plant

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Mecha Piranha Plant
<small>GCN</small> Waluigi Stadium in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
First appearance Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Mario vs. Luigi Tour) (2023)
Variant of Piranha Plant

Mecha Piranha Plants,[1] also known as Piranha Plants (mechanical)[2] or mechanical Piranha Plants,[3] are course hazards that appear in Waluigi Stadium in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! They resemble flat wooden Piranha Plants. Paired with Podoboo Cogs, they are found on the long straight of the course pointing south. They slowly come out of slat mechanical green Warp Pipes with slot-like holes; they serve as a wall and cause players to stop when they are bumped into, and they cannot be destroyed. A total of three appears on the course. They reappear when Waluigi Stadium returns as a Retro Course in Mario Kart Wii, but their left-to-right locations on the track are reversed. They appear again in the course's appearance in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC pack, where they are more metallic and no longer move their mouths. Additionally, the first two Mecha Piranha Plants are now located next to each other and rotated at a 45-degree angle.

Mario Kart Wii official game guide bio[edit]

Sliding horizontally out of a giant green pipe, these are part of the scenery. Dodging is the only way to avoid them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Chinese (Simplified) 机械吞食花[4]
Jīxiè Tūnshí Huā
Mecha Piranha Plant
Chinese (Traditional) 機械吞食花
Jīxiè Tūnshí Huā
Mecha Piranha Plant


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S. J. Mario Kart Wii Premiere Edition. Page 128.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S. J. Mario Kart Wii Premiere Edition. Page 34.
  3. ^ Hodgson, David S. J. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 85.
  4. ^ 腾讯NintendoSwitch (June 9, 2023).《马力欧卡丁车8 豪华版 新增赛道通行证》“回旋镖杯”赛道介绍. Retrieved July 12, 2023.