Piranha Sprout (Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker)

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Piranha Sprout
A picture of a Piranha Sprout from the Wii U game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
First appearance Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014)
Latest appearance Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Switch / Nintendo 3DS) (2018)
Variant of Piranha Plant

Piranha Sprouts are enemies encountered in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports. They are common enemies that appear in various stages. They are small orange Mole-like Piranha Plants with a large white mouth. They sprout out of the ground to spit seed-like bombs at Captain Toad or Toadette, then bury back into the ground. They cannot be defeated by landing on them, but if they are plucked while buried, they can be thrown which both collects items and defeats them.


  • Website bio: "Nobody ever told the Piranha Sprouts that it's impolite to spit. Not that they would listen. (They don't have ears.)"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヌックン
Pun on「抜く」(nuku, to pluck) and「パックンフラワー」(Pakkun Furawā, Piranha Plant)

French Pousse Piranha
Piranha Sprout
German Piranha-Sprössling
Piranha Sprout
Italian Pianta Strappiranha
Pun on "strappare" (to pluck) and "Pianta Piranha" (Piranha Plant)
Spanish Brote Piraña
Piranha Sprout