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)
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]


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.

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」 peropero is onomatopoeia for licking; 「パックン」 Pakkun is from the Japanese name of Piranha Plant.

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