Piranha's Pursuit

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Piranha's Pursuit
The minigame Piranha's Pursuit.
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 1-vs-3 minigame
Music Dodging Danger (Mario Party and Mario Party Superstars)
What Should We Do?! (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Mario Party:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Piranha's Pursuit is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in Mario Party, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars.


In the first Mario Party, the minigame starts out with the Piranha Plant in the ground at small size getting showered by the rain and coming out of the ground. When the camera zooms out and shows everyone, the minigame starts.

In Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars, instead of sprouting out of the ground, a tiny Petey Piranha flies in from offscreen, and he attempts to roar, although it sounds more like a sigh due to his small size.


The team of three is on a smiling cloud and have to ground-pound it to feed the Piranha Plant (Petey Piranha in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars) with rain, while the solo player is on a skateboard and has to skate away from the Piranha Plant and avoid obstacles along the way. If the Piranha Plant/Petey catches the other player, the team players win. If the other player manages to run away from the Piranha Plant/Petey long enough, the other player wins.

In Mario Party Superstars, the cloud no longer has a face.


  • If the team wins, the Piranha Plant will catch the solo player, shake them violently, and laugh at them while the announcer says, "Miss!" and the solo player will do a losing pose. 15 of the solo player's coins go to the winning team (each team member gaining five coins).
    • In Mini-Game Island, however, the coins will not show if the player fails, and the announcer will say, "Finish!" regardless.
    • If this minigame is played in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars, Petey Piranha will simply knock the solo player off the screen. As there is no "Miss!" or equivalent voice clip in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars, the announcer says, "Finish!" instead, and the team of three wins coins in Minigame Match or the game boards.
  • If the solo player wins, the Piranha Plant or Petey will jump after the solo player, only to slam into the goal gate face-first and fall backwards. In Mario Party, each player of the team of three forfeits five coins to the solo player (with the solo player gaining 15), and the solo player does their victory pose.
    • The coins within the minigame do not appear in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars, but when this minigame is played in Minigame Match or other game boards, the solo player will still win coins while all other players lose nothing.


Mario Party[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • A ButtonJump
  • B Button – Run

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump
  • A Button + Z Button – Hip Drop

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Mash B Button: Skate
  • A Button: Jump

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • A Button: Jump
  • A Button in the air: Ground Pound

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Solo Side (1 player)[edit]

  • Mash Single Joy-Con Bottom Button to Skate
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Jump

Team Side (3 players)[edit]

  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Jump
  • Single Joy-Con Right ButtonSingle Joy-Con Right Button – Ground Pound

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"Press B Button repeatedly to escape the Piranha Plant. Players on the cloud Hip Drop to feed the Piranha Plant with rain."
  • Advice"As it rains on the Piranha Plant, it gets bigger and can jump farther."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"The chase is on as 3 players give Petey Piranha the water he needs to stalk the fourth!"
  • On-screen (Solo)"Run from Petey Piranha!"
  • On-screen (Team)"Ground Pound to make it rain on Petey Piranha so he grows!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Solo side: "Mash the button to escape!"
  • Team side: "Ground-pound to feed Petey Piranha with rain."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジュラシックパックン
Jurashikku Pakkun
Jurassic Piranha, and a pun on Jurassic Park
Chinese 侏罗纪吞食花
zhūluójì tūnshíhuā
Jurassic Piranha
Dutch Plantenjacht Plant Hunt
French Piranha poursuite Piranha pursuit
German Piranha-Verfolgung Piranha Pursuit
Italian Fuga disperata Desperate escape
Korean 쥐라기 뻐끔
Juiragi Bbeoggeum
Jurassic Piranha
Portuguese Petey-Pega Pun on Petey Piranha and pique-pega (tag)
Russian Побег от пираньи
Pobeg ot piran'i
Escape from piranha. "Побег" additionally translates to "sprout" or "shoot".
Spanish Piraña en persecución Piranha chase