Piranha Pest

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Piranha Pest
A Piranha Pest
A Piranha Pest's artwork from Yoshi's Story
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)
Variant of Piranha Plant
Jumping Piranha Plant
Propeller Piranha

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]

Sprite of a Piranha Pest from Yoshi's Story

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 it 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.

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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Piranha Pests are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペロペロパックン[2]
Peropero Pakkun
Bero Pakkun (Ko)
「ペロペロ」is an onomatopoeia for licking, and「パックン」is from the Japanese name of Piranha Plant.

Lick Piranha (child)
Chinese 长舌花
Chángshé Huā
Long-Tongue Flower
Dutch Piranha Pest -
French Peste Piranha Piranha Pest
German Schleck-Piranha-Pflanze Lick Piranha Plant
Italian Parassita Piranha Parasitic Piranha
Russian пиранья-вредина
Nasty Piranha
Spanish (NOA) plaga piraña Plague Piranha
Spanish (NOE) Plaga Piraña Plague Piranha