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A Polterpiranha
First appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)
Variant of Piranha Plant

Polterpiranhas,[1] referred to in the Super Smash Bros. series as simply Ghosts, are winged, cobalt blue, undead Piranha Plants found in Yoshi's Island DS.


Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Polterpiranhas move up and down or side to side. They also hang upside down and do not have a stem. If the player does not have enough time to react, they will eat Yoshi whole for about two seconds, leaving Yoshi's current baby floating around until Yoshi gets out to capture it. They can be defeated by throwing a Yoshi's Egg at them or by having Baby DK perform his dash attack on them.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Polterpiranha, retranslated as Ghost, is mentioned as a variety in the North American version of the Piranha Plant trophy. It is unmentioned in the British English version, but is mentioned in the Japanese version under its full name.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆーれいパックン
Yūrei Pakkun
Ghost Piranha

Dutch Ghost Piranha
French Piranha fantôme
Ghost Piranha
German Spuk-Piranha
Spook Piranha
Italian Fantapiranha
From fantasma (ghost) and Piranha
Korean 유령뻐끔
Yuryeong Ppeokkeum

Russian пиранья-призрак
Ghost Piranha

Spanish (NOA) Planta Piraña fantasma
Ghost Piranha plant
Spanish (NOE) Planta Piraña Fantasma
Ghost Piranha Plant


  1. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 279.