River Piranha Plant
|River Piranha Plant|
In-game artwork from Super Mario Run
|First appearance||New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)|
|Latest appearance||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)|
|Variant of||Piranha Plant|
River Piranha Plants are a variant of Piranha Plant that, as their name implies, lives in rivers. They appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, Super Mario Run starting from the version 3.0.4 update, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. They greatly resemble the Jumping Piranha Plant of Super Mario World in design.
Super Mario series
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
River Piranha Plants first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where they appear in World 5-1 as common enemies. When Mario is not around, they blow green spike balls like a Ptooie's method of attacking. When Mario approaches, they suck in and bring the spike ball to their lips and slowly blow it upwards to attack. Just like regular Piranha Plants, they can be defeated with fireballs or a Star. Hitting it with an iceball will also freeze it in place. The spike ball itself can be taken out with a shell or the Star, after which the River Piranha Plant will sweat and panic in place, unable to do anything.
New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
River Piranha Plants reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U and its Nintendo Switch port as rare enemies that only appear in Fliprus Lake and Seesaw Bridge. In New Super Luigi U, River Piranha Plants appear in Spinning Sandstones and Fliprus Floes. Their behavior does not change.
Super Mario Run
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Mario Run
- Notebook bio: "This may look like a regular Piranha Plant, but they can move objects by blowing on them."
|New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. U
|pakkun_water||Pakkun Water||Water Piranha|
Names in other languages
|Float Piranha Plant|
|French||Aqua Piranha||Aqua Piranha|
|Italian||Pianta Piranha acquatica
Piranha acquatica (Super Mario Run)
|Aquatic Piranha Plant|
|Portuguese (NOA)||Piranha-d'água||Water Piranha|
|Portuguese (NOE)||Lírio-Piranha||Piranha Lily|
|Spanish (NOA)||Piraña fontana||Fountain piranha|
|Spanish (NOE)||Lirio Piraña||Piranha Lily|
- Canal New Super Mario Bros. U (February 18th, 2013). New Super Mario Bros. U - Selva Gelatinosa-6 - Derrote os Lírios-Piranha por 1UPs (Wii U) video title and description.