Piranha Pod

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Piranha Pod
Lakitu about to throw a Piranha Pod.
A Lakitu with a Piranha Pod
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Variant of Spiny Egg
Piranha Plant
A Piranha Pod's model from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Piranha Pods are an alternate version of Spiny Eggs. Like Spiny Eggs, they are thrown by Lakitus, but turn into a Piranha Plant upon landing rather than a Spiny. They only appear in New Super Mario Bros. U in the level Blooming Lakitus, and in New Super Luigi U in the levels Spinning Sandstones and Beanstalk Jungle. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Viridi briefly mentions them during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Pakkun Tane[1]
A romanization of「パックンタネ」, meaning "Piranha Seed"

Derived from a part of the name of the folktale character Jugemu
Chinese 刺刺球
Cìcì Qiú
Spiky Ball
Dutch Piranha Pod -
French (NOA) Gousse Piranha Piranha Pod
French (NOE) Pic-Piranha
German Piranha-Spross Piranha Bud
Italian Bulbo di Pianta Piranha Bulb of Piranha Plant
Russian Пиранья-отпрыск
Offspring Piranha
Spanish (NOA) Semilla piraña Piranha Seed
Spanish (NOE) Bulbo Planta Piraña Piranha Plant Bulb


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U internal filename (pakkun_tane)