Raving Piranha Plant

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Raving Piranha Plant
Characters dancing on the Electrodrome course in Mario Kart 8
Raving Piranha Plants in the Electrodrome from Mario Kart 8
First appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Variant of Piranha Plant

Raving Piranha Plants[1] are a species of Piranha Plant that appear in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Raving Piranha Plants occur only in the Electrodrome, where they appear both as obstacles and background characters. They act in the same way as regular Piranha Plants and will bite at the player if they get too close. The Raving Piranha Plants also dance in time with the music and change positions in the Warp Pipes at the end of the course, similar to the Piranha Plants in Music Park.

Raving Piranha Plants are the same shape as regular Piranha Plants, but are covered in small flashing dots. The dots on the white areas like the lips, teeth and spots change color in time with the music, changing between pink, yellow, green, blue and purple, but remain predominantly white, while on black areas such as the head, stalk and outer leaves the color does not change from grey. These dots match the changing colors of the Warp Pipes they appear in.


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander. Mario Kart 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 106. "Raving Piranha Plants: You’ll find these occasionally inside pipes at certain corners of the course. Keep an eye out and make sure you don’t get too close to them."