Nipper Dandelion

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Nipper Dandelion
Artwork of a Nipper Dandelion spreading Nipper Spores spawning Nipper Plants in Yoshi's Island DS
A group consisting of Nipper Plants, Nipper Spores, and a Nipper Dandelion.
First appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)
Variant of Piranha Plant
Nipper Plant
Nipper Spore

Nipper Dandelions are obstacles in Yoshi's Island DS. They are dandelion-like flowers that are made up of four Nipper Spores. When blown by strong winds (usually caused by a Windbag), a Nipper Dandelion releases its Nipper Spores into the air. The spores then fall to the ground and turn into Nipper Plants.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nipper Dandelions are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese わたげパックン[1]
Watage Pakkun
Fluff Piranha
Dutch Nipper Dandelion -
French (NOA) Nipper Pissenlit Nipper Dandelion
French (NOE) Pissenlit Nipper Dandelion Nipper
German Puste-Möchtegern Blow Nipper
Italian Dente di Tenaglia From dente di leone (dandelion) and Pianta Tenaglia (Nipper Plant)
Korean 솜털뻐끔
Somteol Ppeokkeum
Russian грызодуванчик
Nipper Dandelion
Spanish (NOA) Blantita diente de león Nipper dandelion
Spanish (NOE) Blantita Diente de León Nipper Dandelion


  • Prior to the name "Nipper Dandelion" being used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the name was used on English-language fan websites. As such, it is possible that the decision to name them that in that game is either an intentional nod to what was formerly a fan nickname or a result of circular reporting.


  1. ^ 「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 25.