Piranha Plorp

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Piranha Plorp
Sprite of a Piranha Plorp from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Piranha Plant

Piranha Plorps are Piranha Plants that have a head that resembles a human heart, and a vein as a stalk. They are found inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, encountered in the Energy Hold. They spit poison at Mario and Luigi. One of its attacks includes fogging the bottom screen and spitting red and green blobs of poison at the top screen. The color of these blobs indicates which Bro. will get hit: red for Mario, and green for Luigi. The attack can be countered by using the hammer. The Piranha Plorp will also try spitting a purple stream of poison at the bros. The number of lumps that rise up its throat indicates how many passes the jet of goo will make. This attack is avoided by jumping. If Mario and Luigi are hit by this attack, there is a high possibility of becoming Poisoned. The fastest way to defeat one is by using Fire Flowers, as they are weak to fire.

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


Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story enemy
Piranha Plorp
Piranha Plorp's idle HP 165 (248) POW 56 (140) DEF 52 (78) SPEED 33 (50) Coins 55 (83)
Level 17 Fire Double Burn? Half Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Energy Hold
Dizzy? Half Stat down? Half KO? Half Experience 140 Item drop Super Mushroom - 10%
Softener Gloves - 10%
Notice: The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey enemy
Piranha Plorp
Sprite of a Piranha Plorp from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey HP: 165 POW: 85 DEF: 54 SPEED: 29 Experience: 140
Fire: Critical Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 55
Burn: 0,5x Dizzy: 0,5x Stat down: 0,5x Speed down: 0,5x Item drop: Super Mushroom - 25%
Softener Gloves - 20%
Level:           17 Location(s): Energy Hold


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドックンフラワー
Dokkun Furawā
Pun on「ドックン」(dokkun, onomatopoeia for heavy heartbeat) and possibly「毒」(doku, poison), and「パックンフラワー」(Pakkun Furawā, Piranha Plant)
Dutch Pirahna Plorp -
French (NOA) Piranhacide From "Piranha" and acide (acid).
French (NOE) Piranha Vénéna Venomous Piranha
German Giftnebel-Piranha Poison Fog Piranha
Italian Pianta Tossica (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
Scrigno Maligno (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Toxic Plant
Malignant Chest
Russian пиранья-пендикс
From пиранья (piranha) and аппендикс (appendix)
Spanish (NOA) Pirañácido From piraña (piranha) and ácido (acid).
Spanish (NOE) Toxiraña From Planta Piraña (Piranha Plant) and toxina (toxin).