Prickly Piranha Plant

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Not to be confused with Spiny Piranha Plant.
Prickly Piranha Plant
Prickly Piranha Plant
Prickly Piranha Plant artwork
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (cameo, version 2.0.0) (2019)
Variant of Spiny Piranha Plant

The Prickly Piranha Plant,[1] also known as the Spiky Piranha Plant,[2] is a variety of Spiny Piranha Plant that appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2.


Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Prickly Piranha Plant
The Prickly Piranha Plant in Sky Station Galaxy

The Prickly Piranha Plant attacks in the same way as its purple counterpart: slamming its head onto the ground. However, unlike the purple counterpart, the player cannot jump on it due to its spikes and must use the nearby rubbery bulb to defeat it by hitting its head when it is down on the ground. This enemy only appears in Sky Station Galaxy during the Storming the Sky Fleet mission, where it holds a key to the locked up Power Star nearby and must be defeated.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Piranha Plant becomes a small Prickly Piranha Plant for its side smash attack.[3] In Palutena's Temple, Prickly Piranha Plants (just called Prickly Piranhas) are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 ObjectData/PackunFlowerSpike.arc PackunFlowerSpike Spike Piranha Plant (note that Spiny Piranha Plant is "Packun Flower")

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イガイガパックン
Igaiga Pakkun
Spiky Piranha
Dutch Prickly Piranha -
French (NOA) Fleur Piranha épineuse Spiny Piranha Flower; shared with Spiny Piranha Plant
French (NOE) Ronce Piranha noire Black Bramble Piranha
German Dornen-Piranha-Pflanze Thorny Piranha Plant
Italian Rovo Piranha Iracondo Iracund Bramble Piranha
Korean 삐죽삐죽뻐끔
Ppijukppijuk Ppeokkeum
Russian шипастое растение-пиранья
shipastoe rastenie-piran'ya
Spiked Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOA) planta piraña espinosa Spiny Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOE) Planta Piraña Espinosa Spiny Piranha Plant


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 29, 40, and 42.
  2. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 222 and 225.
  3. ^ GameXplain (November 1, 2018). Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Reveal Trailer (Petey Piranha Final Smash!). YouTube. Retrieved November 1, 2018.