Piranha Prowler

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Piranha Prowler
Funky Kong on his Piranha Prowler
Size Class Large
Strong stats Speed, Weight
Weak stats Acceleration, Off-Road, Mini-Turbo
Appearances Mario Kart Wii

The Piranha Prowler is a large kart that appears in Mario Kart Wii. The character's emblem is on the kart's forehead and seen on both sides of the vehicle. The kart resembles the Piranha Plant, specifically Petey Piranha. The kart can be unlocked by winning the 50cc Special Cup, or by playing 600 races.

This kart does not have a bike counterpart. In fact, no other vehicle has stats that are similar to this kart's stats.

The mouth of the kart opens up when driving; this is most noticeable when it spins out, the player does a trick or blasted out of the cannon in DK Mountain, DK Summit and Maple Treeway, the speed jump in DK's Jungle Parkway and the Launch Star in Rainbow Road.


Speed: 55/80
Weight: 67/80
Acceleration: 29/80
Handling: 35/80
Drift: 35/80
Off-road: 29/80
Mini-turbo: 27/80
Vehicle Type:

The Piranha Prowler is the heaviest vehicle in the game. That way, the player is less likely to be knocked around by other drivers. It also has good speed, but its other stats are rather low. However, despite most of the Piranha Prowler's stats being below average, they are better than that of the Jetsetter kart.

The Piranha Prowler's acceleration is tied with the Sneakster, Mini Beast, and Shooting Star. Its off-road is tied with the Bullet Bike. Its drift is tied with the Sugarscoot. Its speed is tied with the Mach Bike and the Mini Beast.

Bowser's Piranha Prowler is the heaviest combination in the game.

Color schemes[edit]

  • Wario — (Yellow with white spots, purple petals)
  • Waluigi — (Purple with white spots, pink petals)
  • Donkey Kong — (Brown with red spots, yellow petals)
  • Bowser — (Dark Green with white spots, orange petals)
  • King Boo — (Black with white spots, pink petals)
  • Rosalina — (Turquoise with white spots, yellow petals)
  • Funky Kong — (Red with white spots, yellow petals)
  • Dry Bowser — (Beige with black spots, red petals)
  • Male Mii — (White with blue spots, cyan petals)
  • Female Mii — (Pink with white spots, yellow petals)

Trading Card info[edit]

Trading Card

"Heavyweight Kart racers (& those who love them—you know who you are) are a special breed and they gravitate toward a certain type of vehicle. Piranha Prowler is that kind of Kart and it'll let you throw your weight around!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パックンカート
Pakkun Kāto
Piranha Kart
Spanish Piraña Maleante Thug Piranha
French Kart Piranha Piranha Kart
German Pistenpiranha Racing Track Piranha
Italian Piranha turbo Turbo Piranha
Korean 뻐끔카트
Bbukkum Kat
Piranha Kart


  • Funky Kong's color scheme's version of this vehicle features Petey Piranha's color scheme, Petey being the basis of the Piranha Prowler.
  • Dry Bowser, DK, and Male Mii are the only characters in the game not to have white dots on their Piranha Prowler. Dry Bowser's are black, DK's are red, and the Male Mii's are blue.