Pit Plant

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Pit Plant
First appearance Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Parent species Big Piranha Plant
Related species
Prickly Piranha Plant

The Pit Plant[1] is a dark green colored variety of Big 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.

Due to its behavior, it may be inspired from the real-life antlion. 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.