Pluck the Piranha Flower

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Pluck the Piranha Flower
SM64 THI 1.png
Location Tiny-Huge Island
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Pluck the Piranha Flower is the first mission of Tiny-Huge Island in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The objective is to defeat the Piranha Flowers.


The Nintendo 64 version

The easiest method of reaching the Piranha Flowers' location is to start on the Tiny Island. The player then needs to jump across the platforms near the start and enter the Shrinker Pipe. If the player starts on the Huge Island, they will have to go around the entirety of the course.

Upon jumping out of the Shrinker Pipe, or upon reaching the platform if the player went around the course, the player then has to move around the platform to find the five Piranha Flowers. If the player is nearby, a Piranha Flower will grow out of the ground and attempt to spit fire at the player. To defeat it, the player needs to attack it once, which causes it to shrink like a normal-sized Piranha Plant. Once all five of the Piranha Flowers are defeated, the Power Star appears next to the Shrinker Pipe.

In the DS version, if the player is Yoshi, they need to defeat the Piranha Flowers either by eating the mushroom found in one of the stumps and walking into the Piranha Flowers or by eating and spitting out the fire they shoot back at them. Pound the Ground attacks and Slide Kicks are also effective.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きょだいパックンフラワー
Kyodai Pakkun Furawā
Huge Piranha Plants
Chinese 食人花[1]
Human-Eating Flower
French Détruisez les maxi-carnivores (SM64)
Cueillette de fleur piranha (SM64 DS)
Destroy the Maxi-Carnivores
Piranha Flower Picking
German Pflücke die Schnapp-Piranha! (SM64)
Pflück die „Blume“ (SM64 DS)
Pluck the Piranha Plants!
Pluck the "Flower"
Italian Fai Fuori i Fiori Piranha Take Out the Piranha Flowers
Korean 거대뻐끔플라워
Geodae Ppeokkeum peullawo
Huge Piranha Plants
Spanish Sin miedo contra las Flores Piraña No Fear Against the Piranha Flowers


  1. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.