Small Piranha

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Small Piranha
A Small Piranha in Super Mario 64
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Fire Piranha Plant

Small Piranhas, also known as Small Fire Piranha Plans,[sic][1] are a variation of Fire Piranha Plant[2] that appears in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS.


Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Small Piranhas attack by quickly sprouting from the ground with a harsh hissing noise, then blasting a small fireball before disappearing. Like normal Piranha Plants, they can be defeated with a basic attack, which grants a single coin. One appears on 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Small Piranhas 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[3]
Chibijima no Pakkun Furawā
Chibi Faia Pakkun
Chibi Pakkun Furawā
Tiny Island Piranha Plant

Small Fire Piranha

Small Piranha Plant
Chinese (Simplified) 迷你吞食花
Mínǐ Tūnshíhuā
Mini Piranha Plant
Dutch kleine Piranha Small Piranha
French petite Plante Piranha Small Piranha Plant
German Klein-Piranha-Pflanze Small Piranha Plant
Italian Piccola Pianta Piranha Small Piranha Plant
Korean 꼬마뻐끔플라워
Kkoma Ppeokkeum Peullawo
Russian маленькое растение-пиранья
malen'koye rasteniye-piran'ya
Small Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOA) planta piraña menor Small Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOE) Peque Planta Piraña Little Piranha Plant


  1. ^ English Super Mario 64 entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022 23:38:23 UTC via
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 DS internal filename (FIREPAKUN_S)
  3. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64完全クリアガイド」 (Super Mario 64 Kanzen Clear Guide)
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 64 section, page 86.