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This article is about the Piranha Plant from Super Mario Sunshine. For the boss from Wario's Woods, see Goro.
Model from Super Mario Sunshine
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Piranha Plant

Piranhabons,[1] also known as Goros,[2] are large Piranha Plants covered in goop appearing only in Super Mario Sunshine. Their name comes from the name of chocolate balls known as bonbons, which Piranhabons slightly resemble, but are modeled after Petey Piranha's head (more so in early versions). Piranhabons roll along the ground, leaving behind a trail of goop as they do so. They run over Mario without stopping if he is in their way. If Mario sprays them with FLUDD, he can clean the goop off them, though they still leave goop behind as they travel. Piranhabons splatter on the ground when jumped on, leaving behind a puddle of goop.

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


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Sunshine gorogoro/bosspaku_head[3] Gorogogo / Bosspaku Head Rolling / Petey Piranha Head

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロゴロパックン[4]
Gorogoro Pakkun
Rolling Piranha, possibly a play on「ドロドロパックン」(Dorodoro Pakkun, Proto Piranha)

Dutch Piranhabon
French Piramel
Plante Piranha roulante[5]
From "Piranha" and "caramel"
Rolling Piranha Plant
German Schmuddel-Piranha
Mud Piranha
Italian Piranhamella
From "Piranha" and caramella ("candy")
Russian пиранья-конфета
Piranha Bonbon

Spanish (NOA) Piraña rodante
Rolling piranha
Spanish (NOE) Bolalodo
From bola ("ball") and lodo ("mud")


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton (September 3, 2002). Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-3961-1. Page 17.
  2. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Official Strategy Guide. BradyGAMES (American English). ISBN 0-7440-0180-3. Page 5.
  3. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/bianco0.szs/scene/gorogoro/bosspaku_head.bmd
  4. ^ 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section. Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 99.
  5. ^ Super Mario Encyclopedia. Page 99.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 99.