Piranha Pest

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Piranha Pest
A Piranha Pest's artwork from Yoshi Story
First Appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)
Parent Species Jumping Piranha Plant

Piranha Pests[1] are Piranha Plants species that appear in two games: Yoshi's Story and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.


Yoshi's Story[edit]


In Yoshi's Story, Piranha Pests simply resemble the bud of a Piranha Plant with a propeller instead of a stem or stalk. They have tongues almost as long as a Yoshi's, but instead of making eggs, they attempt to swallow the Baby Yoshi and shrink him temporarily. They can only be defeated with a Yoshi Egg.

Piranha Pests are an exotic variation of Piranha Plant indigenous to Stage 4-3, Piranha Grove. They appear to weave in and out of the many large Piranha Plants in search of food.

They have a close resemblance to the Jumping Piranha Plant and Hootie the Blue Fish.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Mario and Luigi fighting a Piranha Pest

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Petey Piranha can spit out Piranha Pests. These plants use their long tongues to swing on a ? Block, trying to slam into Mario or Luigi. If they're hit with a hammer a few times, they'll be defeated.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペロペロパックン[2]
Peropero Pakkun
「ペロペロ」 peropero is onomatopoeia for licking; 「パックン」 Pakkun is from the Japanese name of Piranha Plant.


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 5.