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A Munchlesia from Paper Mario

Munchlesia are a peculiar species of plants that are found in Paper Mario. These plants are only found and grown on Lavalava Island. Mario encounters these types of plants in Jade Jungle. Munchelesias look like giant light brown beige plants with a green center. These plants use Coins as bait. If Mario jumps on one when it has a single Coin, it attacks him and he loses a single HP point. Their name is a portmanteau of Rafflesia, a genus of plants commonly known as the corpse flower for its nasty smell, and the word "munch".


  • It's a Munchlesia. It grows only on Lavalava Island. If you jump on it, it'll wrap you up tight and take some of your health.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パックン草[1]
Pakkun Kusa
Piranha Grass


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.