Spiny Piranha Plant

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Not to be confused with Prickly Piranha Plant.
Spiny Piranha Plant
Prickly Piranha Plant.png
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Parent species Prickly Piranha Plant
Spiny Piranha Plant in Sky Station Galaxy.

The Spiny Piranha Plant[1], also known as the Spiky Piranha Plant[2], is a variety of Big Piranha Plants that appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2, acting in a manner similar to Prickly Piranha Plants. There is only one in the entire game, encountered in the Sky Station Galaxy during the Storming the Sky Fleet mission.

This enemy holds a key to the locked up Power Star nearby. It attacks in the same way as its purple variant: slamming its head onto the ground. The player cannot jump on it due to its spikes and must use the nearby Stretch Plant to defeat it by hitting its head when it is down on the ground. Once the enemy is beaten, Mario can collect the key and obtain the Star.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Piranha Plant becomes a small Spiny Piranha Plant for his side smash attack.[3]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イガイガパックン
Igaiga Pakkun
Spiky Piranha
French Ronce Piranha noire Black bramble Piranha
Italian Rovo Piranha iracondo Iracund Bramble Piranha


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide, pg. 29.
  2. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide, pgs. 222 & 225.
  3. ^ GameXplain (November 1, 2018). Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Reveal Trailer (Petey Piranha Final Smash!). YouTube. Retrieved November 1, 2018.