Putrid Piranha

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The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Putrid Piranha
Putrid Piranha.PNG
Location(s) Keelhaul Key
Max HP 8
Attack 3
Defense 0
Moves Jaw Clamp (3), Poison Breath (2 to Mario and Partner, Poison, Piercing)
Items None
Coins 0 - 3
Log A poisonous Piranha Plant. It'll poison your allies. Use your guard effectively to avoid poisoning.
Misc. stats
Level 20
Exp. points 0
Sleep? 105%
Dizzy? 50%
Confuse? 95%
Tiny? 90%
Burn? 100%
Freeze? 70%
Stop? 80%
Soft? 95%
Fright? 20%
Gale Force? 40%
KO? 95%

That's a Putrid Piranha. It's a poisonous Piranha Plant. That color is totally sickly... Max HP is 8, Attack is 3, and Defense is 0. It bites, AND it attacks with super-rank poison breath. Breath mint, table four! If you get poisoned, your HP will slowly go down, so, y'know, try not to.


Putrid Piranha, Paper Mario

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There are two main species of Putrid Piranha in the Mario franchise. They are found in Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and Super Paper Mario.

Just like the original Piranha Plant, the Paper Mario variety is red with white spots. They are located on Lavalava Island and in the depths of Mt. Lavalava. However, the Putrid Piranhas found in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario are yellow with red spots. These can be found in either Keelhaul Key or The Land of the Cragnons. The Putrid Piranha is a little bigger than the average Piranha Plant and are best known for their nasty poison breath. Their first appearance was in Jade Jungle, in Paper Mario, when they attacked Baby Orange Yoshi.


Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

The Putrid Piranhas of Paper Mario are found on Lavalava Island. These Putrid Piranhas are red with white spots and have yellow-stained teeth. Putrid Piranhas are close relatives of the Piranha Plants. Unlike most other Piranha Plants, this Putrid Piranha can survive in the hot temperatures and conditions of Mt. Lavalava. Some of them also appear as mini-bosses in the Jade Jungle located on Lavalava Island. During battle Putrid Piranhas can use a poison breath attack. This attack poisons Mario while doing two points of damage.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Putrid Piranhas reappear in the sequel of Paper Mario as well and can be found on Keelhaul Key as uncommon enemies. Instead of being red with white spots, they are yellow with red spots. In addition, their teeth are purple. Like their Lavalava relatives, the Putrid Piranha has glands that turn their breath into a lethal poison. Unlike their Lavalava relatives, they do not droop and are not able to live in burning temperature. Unlike in the previous game, they cannot be jumped on in battle.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

These are the Putrid Piranhas that live in the Land of the Cragnons in Super Paper Mario. They look the same as the Putrid Piranhas from the previous game. This Putrid Piranha emerges from pipes and will only use its poisonous breath instead of the chomp. These Putrid Piranhas have a high chance of dropping items, especially Horsetails due to the poison status being very deadly if the player has no items. It is possible to stomp it when it is exhaling the poisonous gas by jumping on its exposed head.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Putrid Piranhas appear in volume 26 of Super Mario-Kun. When a White Magikoopa ambushes Mario and his partners in Lavalava Island, he uses Putrid Piranha plants. They bite Mario's head and let out a bad breath, poisoning Mario and Goombario. The Fearsome 5, however, comes to the rescue and attack the White Magikoopa while sealing the Putrid Piranhas' mouth with tape. One of the Yoshis then defeats the White Magikoopa by using a Thunder Rage on him.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Putrid Piranha
Putrid piranha2.PNG Max HP 12 Attack 3 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 17 Strong None Weak None Moves Bite (3), Poison Breath (2, Poison - Good, 3)
Sleep? Good, 4 Dizzy? Fair, 3 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 4/5 Fright? Poor Air Lift? Poor Hurricane? Poor
Coins 1 + 1-3 Items None Run 24 Location(s) Jade Jungle, Mt. Lavalava
Tattle This is a Putrid Piranha. Max HP: 12, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 0 Putrid Piranhas sometimes bite, but the truly scary thing is their nasty, poisonous breath. The power of their bad breath is 2, but your HP will begin to fall if you get poisoned. You should try to recover as quickly as possible if you get poisoned.
Super Paper Mario Enemy
Putrid Piranha
58 PutridPiranaCard.PNG Max HP 5 Attack 2 Defense 0 Location(s) Downtown of Crag (5-1), Gap of Crag (5-2), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Room 71)
Score 500 Items Horsetail Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card Description It's a poisonous Piranha Plant. As they say, every rose has its venomous bite.
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Tattle This disgusting weed is a Putrid Piranha. It will spew poisonous sludge at you... Max HP is 5 and Attack is 2. if you are poisoned, you will lose HP quickly... Thankfully, most items that restore HP also cure poison. Some say that pollution turned them into poisonous weeds...

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポイズンパックン
Poizun Pakkun
Poison Piranha Plant
Spanish Piraña Pocha Rotten Piranha
French Piranha Pouah
Piranha Kipu
Yuck Piranha
Stinking Piranha. "Kipu" is pun on qui pue (stinking).
German Faul-Piranha Rotten Piranha