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Blue Pianta
Artwork of a male Pianta from Mario Super Sluggers
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Latest portrayal Scott Burns (male)
Hironori Miyata (male, Mario Baseball series)
Dolores Rogers (female)
Pianta Thrower
Notable members
Big Daddy of Blooper-surfing
Cannon Pianta
Crate guy
Don Pianta
Doot-Doot Sisters
Hotel manager
Isle Delfino Police
Pianta judge
Pianta mayor
Pianta prosecutor
Sunglasses vendor
“You saved me! Thanks a bundle!”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

Piantas are a group of island-dwelling people that debuted in Super Mario Sunshine. They are humanoid, appear in a variety of colors, and sport small palm trees growing out of the top of their heads. Their name means "plant" in Italian.

Piantas typically wear grass skirts or grass dresses, although other Piantas have been seen wearing more conventional attires. Piantas are generally laid back and friendly, yet they also have a fairly short temper. Despite their placid temperament, they also boast impressive strength. Since their debut in Super Mario Sunshine, Piantas have made recurring appearances, most notably in Super Mario Galaxy 2, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and the Mario Baseball series.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Artwork of Piantas
“Why can't you just suck them up with a vacuum or something?”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

In Super Mario Sunshine, Piantas share their island home with the Nokis. While the Nokis mostly live in Noki Bay, the Piantas mainly reside in Pianta Village. However, while Pianta Village is their primary home, Piantas live all over the island. Many Piantas make a living by producing and selling fruits in small markets in Delfino Plaza. When sprayed with FLUDD or otherwise gotten wet, many of them shake off the water, then shout angrily at Mario. They also shout at him if he jumps on them.

Certain Piantas can throw Mario. Mario can sometimes use this to his advantage by having a Pianta toss him to higher ledges and cliffs or across pits.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A male Pianta as seen in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Piantas appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in one galaxy, the Starshine Beach Galaxy, which seems to be based on the different areas from Isle Delfino. They are the only friendly characters not to have a representative on Starship Mario. The Piantas that appear are all male, and their role is similar to that of the Piantas from Super Mario Sunshine, hurling Mario to various spots; Mario does not need to initiate a conversation in order to be thrown. As before, jumping on them makes them yell at Mario.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Piantas appear as spectators in Peach Beach and Daisy Cruiser in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! They also appear on 'Delfino Fruits' advertisements.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Piantas appear as spectators in Delfino Square in Mario Kart DS. In Delfino Square, a stone Pianta statue appears shortly after the start of the race.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Piantas appear as spectators in Coconut Mall, Daisy Circuit, DS Delfino Square, GCN Peach Beach and Delfino Pier in Mario Kart Wii. The Pianta statue in Delfino Square reappears in this game. In Coconut Mall, Piantas not only appear as spectators, but indicate the correct escalator for the players to use and a yellow one appears as the shop assistant in the store "Delfino Dream", which can be passed through as a shortcut. They also appear on posters around this course, and on the "Tropical Mart" and "Tropical Grocery" advertisements.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Piantas no longer appear as spectators in GCN Daisy Cruiser and Wii Coconut Mall in Mario Kart 7, with the ones indicating the escalators in the latter in particular being replaced by arrows, though the Pianta on the "Coconut Mall" sign is still present.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

A male Pianta seen in Wuhu Town in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Piantas appear as spectators in Sunshine Airport, DS Cheep Cheep Beach and Super Bell Subway in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as 3DS Wuhu Town exclusively in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. As well as spectating in Super Bell Subway, Piantas run the cafés throughout the course. A Pianta can also be seen on the sign for the Coconut Cafe. In the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Piantas return as spectators for Wii Cocount Mall.[1]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Coconut Cafe sign with the Pianta also appears in Mario Kart Tour in GCN Dino Dino Jungle and the new course London Loop.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Don Pianta, a Pianta from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Piantas are one of the many peoples living in Rogueport. Here, the attitude of the Piantas is different, and they are organized in the criminal organization known as the Pianta syndicate, led by Don Pianta, and later Frankie. They have control of Rogueport's west side, and are rivaling with the Robbo Thieves led by Ishnail, who operate on the east side.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Piantas appear in Mario Power Tennis for the Nintendo GameCube as spectators, and in Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance as NPCs and spectators.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Red Pianta gets set to bat in Mario Super Sluggers.

Piantas are playable characters in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers for the first time. In both installments, all the playable Piantas are males, come in the blue, red, and yellow variants, and have the Laser Beam ability. The male Red Pianta is more magenta-colored than red in the Mario Baseball series. In Mario Super Sluggers, while the Piantas share good chemistry with the Toads and Toadsworth, the Nokis have good chemistry with Toadette, whose chemistry is neutral with the Piantas. In a similar manner, the Toads and Toadsworth have neutral chemistry with the Nokis. Their bats are trees.

In Mario Superstar Baseball, Piantas are the weakest batters among all the Power characters, with the Red Pianta featuring slightly better batting than the other Pianta colors (rivaling King Boo). They are also decent pitchers, but have poor fielding skills, and are very slow runners.

In Mario Super Sluggers, all three Piantas have their batting skills improved, making it easier for them to score home runs. They are still rather slow, and they are still poor fielders. Their pitching is also slightly weaker, although the blue Pianta's pitching remains unchanged.

Mario Strikers series[edit]

Piantas appear in the first two Mario Strikers games, Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged, as spectators.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

Piantas appear throughout Goomba's Booty Boardwalk in Mario Party 8. Two pink females are seen hula dancing at the beginning, similar to the Doot-Doot Sisters, but have no certain purpose. Yellow Pianta Throwers toss the player about five to eight spaces ahead if the player lands on one of their Green Spaces. Blue fishing Piantas[2] fish a piece of Candy for the player if their Green Space is landed on. Lastly, small purple females run the Candy shops. A blue Pianta also appears as one of the thirty Mario characters racing in Moped Mayhem.

Mario Party 9[edit]

The Pianta in the minigame Pianta Pool.

In Mario Party 9, one blue Pianta appears in the minigame Pianta Pool. During the game, he throws rings out into the pool, which the players must grab so that Cheep Cheeps can jump through them. He only tosses the rings into the pool once all of them have been used during that round.

Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[edit]

Some Piantas in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

Piantas appear as spectators in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Piantas return as spectators in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, where one can also be found as a VIP member that rewards the player with 100 star points.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Piantas appear in Snow Day Street Hockey. They appear on the Main Street rink, where they appear from windows after a puck is shot into their box to return it as a Red or Green Shell, and the Market Street rink, where they appear behind the fruit stands but do not affect gameplay.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

In the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a blue male Pianta runs the Mario item stand on Copacabana Beach.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A male and female Pianta appear as stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In The Subspace Emissary, both stickers can be used on any fighter. The male Pianta sticker reduces dizziness time by 94 frames, while the female Pianta sticker increases the power of energy-based attacks by 15 points.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A group of Piantas appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Novice-class support spirit. When used, the fighter starts the battle with a Banana Gun. The spirit battle takes place on the Delfino Plaza stage and features multiple variously-colored Kirbys meant to simulate Piantas. The spirit can be obtained by winning this battle on the Spirit Board or by clearing the challenge of purchasing an item during a Sunday sale in the Vault Shop.

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

In Mario Sports Mix, Piantas appear as spectators and are often seen in several courts of the game.


In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, blue Piantas, red Piantas, the Hotel manager, the Pianta mayor, and an Isle Delfino Police officer replace Villagers.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine description[edit]

Isle Delfino Guide Book information for Piantas.

These mountain folk are strong, sociable, and curious. The trees on their heads provide relief from the island's heat.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl stickers[edit]

Image Game Effect
A sticker of Female Pianta Super Mario Sunshine [Energy] - Attack +15
Male Pianta Sticker.png Super Mario Sunshine Dizzy Time –94

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Piantas Artwork of a group of Piantas in Super Mario Sunshine, all with some fruit. Super Mario Series Support (1) Novice Banana Gun Equipped Challenge (Other: Purchase an item during a Sunday sale in the Vault Shop.); Spirit Board Kirby ×8 Rule: Item Tidal Wave (Banana Peels); Item: Mushrooms
  • Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
Delfino Plaza Delfino Plaza (original)

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]


Name Bio Ability Bat Glove Stats
Blue Pianta Strong but slow with a powerful arm. Laser Beam Right Right Pitch 5/10
Bat 8/10
Field 4/10
Run 2/10
Red Pianta A defensive specialist among Piantas. Laser Beam Right Right Pitch 4/10
Bat 8/10
Field 4/10
Run 2/10
Yellow Pianta His brawn give pitches extra oomph! Laser Beam Right Right Pitch 4/10
Bat 8/10
Field 4/10
Run 2/10


Character Good Chemistry Bad Chemistry
Pianta Mario, Noki, Toad, Toadsworth, Mii (according to color) Bowser Jr., Petey Piranha, Goomba

Collectible Card Info[edit]

This hefty resident of Isle Delfino swings away with a palm tree branch instead of a bat, but it must be dense wood, because Blue Pianta can hit it a mile when he charges all the way up!


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Pianta.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モンテ
Italian word meaning "mountain"
Chinese 蒙特族
Méngtè Zú
From the Japanese name with「族」(, tribe)
French Pianta -
German Palma Italian word meaning "palm tree"
Italian Palmense From Italian word "palma" (palm tree)
Korean 몬테
From Japanese name
Russian Пальма
Spanish (NOA) Pianta -
Spanish (NOE) Forestano From foresta (Italian for "forest") and possibly the diminutive suffix "-ino"


A black Pianta as seen in a pre-release screenshot of Super Mario Sunshine
  • In Episode 7 of Ricco Harbor, a blue Pianta near the fish market uses one of the voice clips reserved for Nokis. An orange Pianta next to the Pianta-shaped tree in Episode 8 of Pinna Park does the same. Conversely, a few Nokis will occasionally use a voice clip reserved for Piantas. This appears to be a developmental oversight.
  • Black and white Piantas were included in an early build of Super Mario Sunshine. Several other unused color variants of Piantas were also discovered in the game's files.
  • In the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario Sunshine, Piantas wearing glasses also have them placed behind their eyes rather than in front of them.[3]


  1. ^ Nintendo (February 9, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC – Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  2. ^ Black, Fletcher. Mario Party 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 27.
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/MarioBrothBlog/status/1331323880066215937