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
Prickly Piranha Plant

The Pit Plant[1] 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.

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.[2] 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. (2003) Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 41.
  2. ^ Mario Kart: Double Dash!! internal filename (root/Course/Desert.arc/desert/objects/antlion.bmd)