Peewee Piranha

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Not to be confused with Petey Piranha, Dino Piranha, or Petea Piranha.
Peewee Piranha
Peewee Piranha
Peewee Piranha
Species Dino Piranha
Galaxy Sky Station Galaxy
Mission(s) Peewee Piranha's Temper Tantrum
Peewee Piranha's Speed Run
World World 1
Star given Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Prankster Comet icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
“There's a monster up ahead!”
Luma, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Peewee Piranha is a Dino Piranha that appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Unlike the original Dino Piranhas, it has a short tail, a red, glowing behind under its eggshell, and a large tongue that regularly hangs out. It appears as a boss in two levels of the Sky Station Galaxy; Peewee Piranha's Temper Tantrum and Peewee Piranha's Speed Run. Its name comes from "pee-wee", a word that can be used to describe something small or immature, the latter of which Peewee Piranha is, and may have also derived from Petey Piranha. Peewee Piranha shares its boss theme with Sorbetti, Rollodillo, and Prince Pikante.

Peewee Piranha's boss planet is host to the original Dino Piranha in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games during Dream Spacewalk.


Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Battling Peewee Piranha
Peewee Piranha battle

Peewee Piranha first appears enclosed in an egg, similar to Dino Piranha and Fiery Dino Piranha in the first game, on the Geo Planet. When Mario lands on the planet, he lands on top of the egg, cracking it open and releasing Peewee's head and legs. Peewee immediately begins attacking Mario by charging right at him, much like its predecessor, but it also has its own original attack, jumping up into the air and attempting to crush Mario beneath its weight. After Mario has hit Peewee once, it will jump at him twice.

To defeat Peewee, Mario must hit it in its only weak point, its glowing red behind. However, the behind is protected by the shell of the egg. To get rid of the shell Mario has to spin it up to three times (or twice, if Mario hits an area that's already exposed), which will prompt it to shatter off Peewee's body. Mario can also Ground Pound the top of the shell to instantly shatter it completely. The Piranha Plant's enormous bottom is then open to attack. After Mario hits it once, Peewee will get mad and its head will turn red, just like Dino Piranha. Its shell will also reform, and its charges and the music will speed up. Mario must repeat the process of destroying the shell to hit its behind and win the battle, gaining a Power Star.

Peewee Piranha later appears in a level with a Prankster Comet; a Speedy Comet. Mario must repeat most of the level, including defeating Peewee, with a timer. Peewee does not change its tactics for the rematch with Mario and continues to just charge and jump at him. The only difference is that the planet is covered with clocks to refill the timer.

Notably, whenever Peewee Piranha does generally anything, a squeaking noise can be heard.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

While Peewee Piranha does not appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Viridi mentions "Peewee Piranhas" during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant, implying it to be a species rather than a singular character.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Peewee Piranha's egg appears on the map of the first half of World 8 in Dr. Mario World.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 ObjectData/DinoPackunBaby.arc Dino Packun Baby Baby Dino Piranha
Super Mario Galaxy 2 SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl ベビーディノパックン (Bebī Dino Pakkun) Baby Dino Piranha

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ディノパックン Jr.
Dino Pakkun Jr.
Dino Piranha Jr.

Dutch Peewee Piranha
French Dino Piranha Jr.
Dino Piranha Jr.
German Dino-Piranha Jr.
Dino Piranha Jr.
Italian Discolone (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
Babydino Piranha (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Augmentative form of "discolo" (an uncommon adjective used to describe the naughty children)
Babydino Piranha
Korean 디노뻐끔주니어
Dino Ppeokkeum Junieo
Dino Piranha Junior

Russian Пираньязаврик
From "Пираньязавр" (Piran'yazavr, Dino Piranha) and Russian diminutive suffix "-ик" (-ik)

Spanish Bebé Dinopiraña
Baby Dinopiranha