Pit Plant

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Pit Plant
A Pit Plant lives inside a quicksand pit at Dry Dry Desert.
First appearance Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Variant of Piranha Plant

The Pit Plant,[1] or the giant Piranha Plant,[2] is a dark green colored variety of Piranha Plant with spikes on its head. It appears only in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! in Dry Dry Desert, where it is located in the quicksand pit waiting for racers to fall in. If they do, the Pit Plant emerges to swallow the racers and their kart before quickly returning to below, causing the screen to fade to black and Lakitu to tow the drivers back into the race.

Though Dry Dry Desert returns as a retro course in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Pit Plant is absent as Lakitu pulls the player out of the pit before they fall in.

It is inspired by the real-life antlion.[3] Similarly-acting regular Piranha Plants also appear in Yoshi Desert in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, although they spit out the karts they eat.


  1. ^ Grimm, Steven. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Player's Guide. Page 41.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S. Mario Kart: Double Dash PRIMA's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 30, 58, 62.
  3. ^ Mario Kart: Double Dash!! internal filename (root/Course/Desert.arc/desert/objects/antlion.bmd)