Piranha Plant (potted)

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This article is about Piranha Plants in pots. For information about other uses, see Piranha Plant (disambiguation).
Piranha Plant (potted)
A Piranha Plant that can be held to eat enemies.

First Appearance

Mario Party 3 (2000)

Latest Appearance

Nintendo Badge Arcade (cameo as a badge) (2014)

Potted Piranha Plants are a variant of Piranha Plants that only reside in pots which can be picked up and carried.


Mario Party 3[edit]

Piranha Plants made their first appearance in the Mario Party 3 minigame Storm Chasers, where the players needed to water their Piranha Plants by chasing a rain cloud. The player who gathers the most amount of water for their Piranha Plant wins.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Piranha Plant is an item that can be used by any playable character in Super Mario 3D World. The Piranha Plant eats most enemies and is able to grab Green Stars out of reach of the playable characters. They first appear in Shadow-Play Alley, and last appear in Champion's Road. Players can also defeat them by jumping on them or throwing an item at them. Piranha Plants also attack other characters; however, the characters get stunned and knocked aside rather than powered down. Shadow-Play Alley's Stamp is a Piranha Plant.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Piranha Plant also appears in Mario Kart 8 and its enhanced port, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as an item, now simply called Piranha Plant. The Piranha Plant is set up in front of the user, biting any opponents, items such as Bananas, Bloopers, shells, and objects such as coins and traffic cones that they pass until it disappears. It also gives the user a speed boost every time it lunges out to chomp, which it automatically does every few seconds. The player can also manually have it chomp by pressing the item button. However, the plant can only chomp items that are in front of it, meaning that the player can be hit from other directions. In this game, the pot has wheels on the side. These wheels turn sideways when going into anti-gravity.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Piranha Plant is used in the game's exclusive battle mode, Renegade Roundup, to capture opponents on the other team. In that mode, the Piranha Plants have a strobe light on top of their head. When an opponent is nearby its strobe light will turn on and its siren will blare. The color of the Piranha Plant and its strobe light varies depending on which team it is on. If a player with a Piranha Plant is hit with an item in this mode, stars will appear over the Piranha Plant's head to indicate that it is stunned and unable to capture an opponent. If the player drives into the wall or rim, the Piranha Plant along with pot it is in will disappear until the player drives away from the wall or rim. In the North Amercian overview trailer, the item is misspelled Pirahna Plant.[1]

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Piranha Plants return in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Here, they are used by Captain Toad exactly like in Super Mario 3D World, although they only make appearances in Shadow-Play Alley and other returning levels.



  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKB9FEXhJ68