River Piranha Plant

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River Piranha Plant
SMR River Piranha.png
In-game artwork from Super Mario Run.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Super Mario Run (version 3.0.4) (2017)
Parent species Piranha Plant
Related species

River Piranha Plants[1] are variants of Piranha Plants that appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U and Super Mario Run in the update (3.0.4), and greatly resemble the Jumping Piranha Plant of Super Mario World in design. They appear in World 5-1 as common enemies in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They also appear in Fliprus Lake and Seesaw Bridge in New Super Mario Bros. U. As their name implies, they live in rivers. When Mario is not around, they blow green spike balls like a Ptooie's method of attacking. When Mario approaches, however, 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 Super Star. The spike ball itself can be taken out with a shell or the Super Star, after which the River Piranha Plant will sweat and panic in place, unable to do anything.

In New Super Luigi U, River Piranha Plants appear in quicksand as well as water. Their behavior does not change.


Official profile[edit]

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "This may look like a regular Piranha Plant, but they can move objects by blowing on them."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウキパックン[2]
Float Piranha
Spanish (NOA) Piraña fontana Fountain piranha
Spanish (NOE) Lirio Piraña Lily Piranha
French Aqua Piranha Aqua Piranha
Dutch River Piranha Plant -
German Teich-Piranha River Piranha
Italian Piranha acquatica Acquatic Piranha
Portuguese Piranha-d'água Water Piranha
Russian Пиранья-лилия
Lily piranha
Korean 둥둥뻐끔
Dungdungppeokkeum [citation needed]
Floating Piranha


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U Prima eGuide. Enemies tab.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U official Dengeki Kouryaku Japanese guide, page 12