Piranha Patch

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Piranha Patch
MP9 4-Player Piranha Patch.png
Free-for-All minigame version
MP9 Piranha Patch Perspective Mode.png
Perspective Mode version
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Hoopla

Piranha Patch is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9. Its name is possibly a pun on the phrase "pumpkin patch".


A single flower bud blooms into a pink flower. The camera then zooms out to show the entire field.


Players try to earn the highest score by collecting flowers while avoiding Piranha Plants.

Buds will appear before they become flowers. Gold flowers are worth three points and are much rarer than pink flowers, which are worth one point each. Hitting a Piranha Plant will cause the competitor to lose a point. Piranha Plants, pink flowers, and gold flowers all grow from the same bud. Flowers will disappear five seconds after sprouting, while Piranha Plants disappear only three seconds after sprouting. Players move more slowly in the tall grass section of the playing field. The game ends after 30 seconds.

This minigame also appears in Perspective Mode. In it, the camera is zoomed in on the player, which makes it harder to see if there are any flower buds nearby.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Gather as many flowers as you can. Pink flowers are worth one point, and gold flowers are worth three. Be careful: you'll lose a point for each Piranha Plant you pick by mistake!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドタバタお花畑
Dotabata ohanabatake
Slapstick Flower Garden
Spanish (NOA) Jardín Piraña Piranha Garden
French Chouette cueillette Nice gathering
German Durch die Blume By the Flowers
Italian Giardino Carnivoro Carnivore Garden
Chinese 七手八腳小花田
Qī shǒu bā jiǎo xiǎo huātián
Bustling Small Flower Garden

See also[edit]