Spike the Piranha

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This article is about the boss fought in Acorn Forest. For the level that this boss is fought in, see Spike the Piranha (level).
Spike the Piranha
Spike the Piranha's splash screen.
Species Naval Piranha
First appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
“My piranha plant will gobble you up and show you what's what!”
Kamek, Yoshi's Crafted World

Spike the Piranha is the boss of Acorn Forest in Yoshi's Crafted World. He is a Naval Piranha who is created after Kamek enchants a Party Ball, acorns, and thorns.


Spike originally appears as a Party Ball with a few acorns and thorns inside, but when Kamek alters it, many acorns and thorns form the stem, two green pieces of paper are folded into leaves and the two halves of the Party Ball form his head. Spike also has cardboard teeth.


Yoshi fighting Spike the Piranha in the Yoshi's Crafted World boss level Spike the Piranha.
Yoshi fighting Spike the Piranha

Spike's first attack is shooting blue spike balls and three Shy Guys at Yoshi. Next, he spits out five seeds, which turn into Party Balls with either Shy Guy or spike ball symbols on them. If Yoshi throws an egg at the Shy Guy ball, it pops open to reveal the enemy. If Yoshi attacks the Party Ball depicting a spike ball, a spike ball falls downward. If it falls on Spike's head, it damages him. After getting hit, Spike goes into the background and sends two waves of buds towards Yoshi. Two of the buds then hang down into the foreground and spit out blue spike balls that roll, bouncing orange spike balls, and Shy Guys. Spike spits out the seed again and jumps back into the foreground towards Yoshi, but gets stuck in the center of the arena. If Yoshi attacks Spike again, he goes into the background and sends out three waves of two rows of buds. Then, he causes buds to pop up from the dirt before appearing in the middle of the stage and spitting out red spike balls as more Party Balls are created. If Yoshi manages to hit the last spike ball, it lands on Spike's head and he falls apart. Afterwards, a nearby plant bursts open, revealing the red Dream Gem, which Yoshi obtains.


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Game File Name Meaning

Yoshi's Crafted World Game/Assets/Characters/Boss/BossPackun BossPackun Boss Packun; coincidentally the Japanese name of Petey Piranha

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くすパックン
Kusudama Pakkun
Party Ball Piranha
Chinese (Simplified) 纸球吞食花
Zhǐqiú Tūnshíhuā
Paper Ball Piranha
Chinese (Traditional) 紙球吞食花
Zhǐqiú Tūnshíhuā
Paper Ball Piranha
Dutch Piñata Plant -
French Plante Piñata Piñata Plant
German Piranha-Oktaeda Piranha Oktahedron
Italian Pignatta Piranha Piranha Pinata
Korean 박뻐끔
Bak Ppeokkeum
Calabash Piranha
Spanish Piñata Piraña Piranha Pinata