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This article is about the Piranha Plant from Super Mario Sunshine. For the boss from Wario's Woods, see Goro.
A Piranhabon rolling down the path leading to the Big Windmill in Bianco Hills
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 found only in Super Mario Sunshine. They resemble the head of Petey Piranha, and 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 F.L.U.D.D., he can clean the goop off of them, though they will still leave goop behind as they travel. When jumped on, they will splatter on the ground, leaving behind a puddle of goop.

Their name possibly comes from chocolate balls known as bonbons, which Piranhabons slightly resemble.

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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Gorogoro / Bosspaku Head[3]
Gorogoro Pakkun
Rolling / Petey Piranha Head

Rolling Piranha, possibly a play on ドロドロパックン (Dorodoro Pakkun, Proto Piranha)
Dutch Piranhabon -
French Piramel From Piranha and caramel
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)


Piranhabon's unused earlier design


  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 Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 99