Small Piranha

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Small Piranha
FirePiranhaPlantSM64.png
A Small Piranha in Super Mario 64.
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 64 DS (2004)
Variant of Fire Piranha Plant
Comparable
Big Fire Piranha

Small Piranhas are a variation of Fire Piranha Plants[1] that appear in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. They attack by quickly sprouting from the ground with a harsh hissing noise, then blasting a small fireball before disappearing. Like with normal Piranha Plants, they can be defeated with a basic attack, which grants a single coin. One appears in Tiny-Huge Island, next to the tiny island's Shrinker Pipe where the five large versions are located on the huge island, and two appear in Bowser in the Sky. Unlike the other Piranha Plants in this game, Small Piranhas do not shrink back into the ground upon defeat, but they instantly disappear instead.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, they are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant. Unlike most other variations generally mentioned in order of appearance, they are listed between Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time debuts, which would place them at the release of Super Mario 64 DS rather than Super Mario 64. Big Piranhas, Nipper Spores, Big Fire Piranhas, and Fire Stalking Piranhas are similarly listed out of order.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チビ島のパックンフラワー[2]
Chibijima no Pakkun Furawā
ちびファイアパックン[3]
Chibi Faia Pakkun
ちびパックンフラワー
Chibi Pakkun Furawā
Tiny Island Piranha Plant

Small Fire Piranha

Small Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOA) planta piraña menor Small Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOE) Peque Planta Piraña Little Piranha Plant
French petite Plante Piranha Small Piranha Plant
Dutch kleine Piranha Small Piranha
German Klein-Piranha-Pflanze Small Piranha Plant
Italian Piccola Pianta Piranha Small Piranha Plant
Russian маленькое растение-пиранья
malen'koye rasteniye-piran'ya
Small Piranha Plant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario 64 DS internal filename (FIREPAKUN_S)
  2. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64完全クリアガイド」 (Super Mario 64 Kanzen Clear Guide)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 64 section, page 86.