Stalking Piranha Plant
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Stalking Piranha Plants are a type of Piranha Plant that appear in the Mario franchise, as enemies that often have the ability to stretch their necks. Their design is similar to the design of Elasto-Piranhas from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
Super Mario series
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Stalking Piranha Plants first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where they appear in World 5 as common enemies and World 6 as rare enemies. When the player(s) are not nearby, they walk around on two legs, like Ptooies, and when the player(s) approach them they stretch out their necks up and downwards in order to block the player's paths and to attack them. Stalking Piranha Plants also appear as the enemy of the World 5 Enemy Course. These enemies can be defeated by a fireball, being Ground Pounded when frozen by an ice-ball, a Super Star, or a shell. Like most Piranha Plants, these enemies cannot be picked up when frozen.
New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Yoshi's Wooly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
Stalking Piranha Plants reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World and in its 3DS port, being made of yarn and ribbon. They mainly appear in the level Naval Piranha's Sewer. In this game, if the stalk of the plant is hit, then the head will fall down next to the body, and the two will rejoin each other shortly after. When the head and body rejoin, a sound plays similar to that of a Dry Bones' regeneration sound. Attacking the head will permanently defeat the Stalking Piranha Plant. They attack similarly to how they attack in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
While Stalking Piranha Plants do not appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, a new variant of Stalking Piranha Plants known as Fire Stalking Piranha Plants appear in the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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