Piranha Plant (Pit of 100 Trials)

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The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Piranha Plant
Piranha Plant PMTTYD.png
Location(s) Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 81, 83-86, 88, 89)
Max HP 15
Attack 9
Defense 0
Moves Jaw Clamp (9)
Items None
Coins 1 - 4
Log The strongest of the Piranha Plants. It likes to live… in pipes.
Misc. stats
Level 33
Exp. points 1
Sleep? 100%
Dizzy? 40%
Confuse? 80%
Tiny? 85%
Burn? 100%
Freeze? 60%
Stop? 70%
Soft? 85%
Fright? 10%
Gale Force? 30%
KO? 30%

That's a Piranha Plant. In fact, I think this is the strongest type of them all. Max HP is 15, Attack is 9 and Defense is 0. Its Attack power is absurdly high… It may look like a normal Piranha Plant, but don't be fooled! It's super-tough! If we get beaten by a flower, we'll never hear the end of it, know what I mean?


Piranha Plants are enemies found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They are the strongest of all Piranha Plants and like to live in pipes, as indicated in the Tattle Log, despite the fact that no Piranha Plants in this game appear in pipes (though this more likely references the regular Piranha Plants from the Super Mario series).


Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Piranha Plants have the second-highest statistical attack power in the game, exceeded only by an Amazy Dayzee, which is 20. They also have absurdly high HP, only being beaten out by a handful of non-bosses, such as Dark Craws and Dark Koopatrols. Despite their toughness, they are easily put to sleep, incapacitating them for a few turns. They also have a good chance to be confused, possibly making them attack other enemies with massive strength.

Piranha Plants are rare in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, found only in the Pit of 100 Trials in floors 81-89.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, "Killer Packun" is mentioned briefly by Viridi during the Japanese Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant. It does not get a respective mention in the English dialogue, like Fire Nipper Plant. If the game is set to Simplified or Traditional Chinese or Korean (which use the Japanese voice set), the corresponding name for Killer Packun is referred to in English as simply "Piranha Plant".

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キラーパックン
Kirā Pakkun
Killer Piranha
French Piranha Tueur Killer Piranha
German Killer-Piranha Killer Piranha
Italian Pianta Piranha Piranha Plant (Same as Pale Piranha)
Spanish Planta Piraña Piranha Plant


  • The respective internal file names for this Piranha Plant and Pale Piranhas (considered the "normal" Piranha Plants for this game in Japan) indicate that at some point in development, these Piranha Plants were intended to be the "base" version of Piranha Plant while the final game's Pale Piranha was intended as a variant of it, explaining the usage of the original coloration as well as the English localization calling them "Piranha Plants" but acknowledging them as different from the "usual" Piranha Plants.[1]


  1. ^ c_pakflwr and c_pakflwr_t, respective file names for Piranha Plants and Pale Piranhas in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door