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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
Proto Piranha

Piranhabons,[1] also known as Goros,[2] are large Piranha Plants covered in goop found only in Super Mario Sunshine. Their name comes from the name of chocolate balls known as bonbons, which Piranhabons slightly resemble. They resemble the head of Petey Piranha more, and they roll along the ground, leaving behind a trail of goop as they do so. They can and will 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. When jumped on, they splatter on the ground, 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)


A Petey Piranha head rolls down the path of Bianco Hills in an early Super Mario Sunshine.
Piranhabon's unused earlier design
  • In early versions, Piranhabons were not covered in goop and more closely resembled Petey Piranha's head.


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 17.
  2. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 5.
  3. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/bianco0.szs/scene/gorogoro/bosspaku_head.bmd
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 99.
  5. ^ Super Mario Encyclopedia, pag. 99
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 99