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, with Funky Kong's color scheme resembling him the most. 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, and this vehicle along with the Phantom are the only vehicles to not have a counterpart.

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 N64 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 has the highest possible weight stat in the game.

Color schemes[edit]

Funky Kong's Piranha Prowler opens its mouth
Character Color scheme Image
Wario Yellow with white spots, purple petals PiranhaProwler-Wario.png
Waluigi Purple with white spots, magenta petals PiranhaProwler-Waluigi.png
Donkey Kong Brown with red spots, yellow petals PiranhaProwler-DonkeyKong.png
Bowser Dark green with white spots, orange petals PiranhaProwler-Bowser.png
King Boo Black with white spots, magenta petals PiranhaProwler-KingBoo.png
Rosalina Cyan with white spots, yellow petals PiranhaProwler-Rosalina.png
Funky Kong Red with white spots, yellow petals PiranhaProwler-FunkyKong.png
Dry Bowser Beige with black spots, red petals PiranhaProwler-DryBowser.png
Male Mii White with blue spots, cyan petals PiranhaProwler-MiiM.png
Female Mii Lavender with white spots, white and yellow petals PiranhaProwler-MiiF.png

Trading Card information[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