Talk:Big Fire Piranha

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Does anyone else think this page is unnecessary? The details needed are already on Venus Fire Trap, and there's little to no difference between this or its smaller counterpart. I move to delete the page or redirect it to Venus Fire Trap. Bop1996 (Talk)

I agree. There's only two differences between them. ThePremiumYoshi 15:45, 13 January 2012 (EST)

!!!READ!!! For Bop1996

Well you're not very right. By example, between the Piranha Plant and Super Piranha Plant or Piranhacus Gigantici, what differences are? The sigle things that makes them different is that the Super Piranha Plant or Piranhacus Gigantici are bigger than Piranha Plant.So why the articles about Super Piranha Plants or Piranhacus Giganticis shouldn't be deleted? Super Radio 07:14, 15 January 2012 (EST)

The two examples you mentioned above have different behavior than their smaller counterparts, whereas all this has going for it is a larger size and some more health. Bop1996 (Talk)

True, true. But Gargantua Koopa Troopas are just big koopas. Only difference is the size and they are walking on all four legs. SuperPaperFan

No, there's several differences and their behavior varies between several games (and even several characters, bosses, and forms), so there's not much similarity there either. Bop1996 (Talk)


Now im starting to question this page. It is just a big pirahna plant after all. I now personally think we should think about merging it SuperPaperFan

About this[edit]

Why we can't keep this article anyway? What is it, they're almost like Venus Fire Traps, but are much larger and have big fireballs, is true. But I think we don't destroy this wiki with only one article added. KEEP IT!!

Super Radio 18:33, 9 March 2012 (EST)

You can keep it. It's just that they look just like Venus Fire Traps we had to question this article. SuperPaperFan


What is the source for the name Raven Effect (talk)

I guess super pirhana plant is official since no one has said otherwise so im going to resolved this section.bowser45 (talk)

Piranha Flower[edit]

Are we sure "Piranha Flower" is a specific term for big Fire Piranha Plants? It's been used enough to refer to other Piranha Plant derivatives that I'm pretty sure it's just an alternate name for Piranha Plants in general... Binarystep (talk) 14:43, 8 May 2015 (EDT)

Where else has Piranha Flower been used in English materials? Directly judging from the mission title, it's obvious that the name was supposed to be "Giant Piranha Plant(s)", but for some reason the localization reinterpreted it as 'plucking' them (from what I can gather, this is before Fire Piranhas became standard, so Japanese guides refer to the normal sleeping variety as just Piranha Plants, and the Fire Piranha Plants as Huge Piranha Plants and Tiny Piranha Plants). Nintendo Power's Super Mario 64 Player's Guide also suggests that Piranha Flower was intentionally meant to refer to the fire-breathing ones: it refers to the sleeping garden variety ones as "Piranha Plants" (pg. 13 [Enemies], 24, 26 & 28 [Whomp's Fortress]) and the fire-breathing ones separately as "Piranha Flowers" (pg. 108 [Tiny-Huge Island]). Granted, it does refer to the smaller ones as "tiny Piranha Flowers", but per naming, the current name makes sense. LinkTheLefty (talk) 16:16, 8 May 2015 (EDT)
I seriously think that Piranha Flower was just a typo, or creative license. Really. Packun Flower is the JP name for Piranha Plants. There should really be a rule saying that only a common in-game name is used. --Hiccup (talk) 06:02, 16 June 2015 (EDT)

Rename to Big Venus Fire Traps[edit]

I suggested to rename this article to Big Venus Fire Traps, because actually I think that this name "Piranha Flower" is a bit confusing with all other species of Piranha Plant. This name really not hint about the fact that this plant spit fire. Big Venus Fire Traps is a better name for this enemy. Also, some language (japanese and french) refer the Piranha Plant as Piranha Flower (Pakkun Flower and Fleur Piranha) What do you think about it?--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 14:54, 14 July 2015 (EDT)

Which simply causes further confusion since we call Venus Fire Traps "Fire Piranha Plants" now. We should just wait until the species reappears, but for now we should keep "Piranha Flower". YoshiCookie (talk) 19:33, 16 July 2015 (EDT)

If only NSLU named them, then we could see for sure if "Big Venus Fire Trap" is sticking as the new name, or just a blip, especially considering the fact that plain "Venus Fire Trap" has been replaced. However, since it's more recent and more descriptive, I feel like it'd be fine to move it to "Big Venus Fire Trap" for now, and just hope that sooner or later, a new game will give us a name that we can be confident in. - Walkazo 14:19, 13 November 2015 (EST)
Thanks you for the answer.--LudwigVon Sig.png(TALK) 16:30, 13 November 2015 (EST)

SM64 and Big Piranha Plant[edit]

While it is true that the "Piranha Flowers" spit fire, the Japanese guides always refer to it simply as a large Piranha Plant (using names shared with Big Piranha Plant), and the genericness of the English name also hints that they are simply intended to be giant regular Piranha Plants with a twist to their abilities. Note that the smaller VFT in that game, according to JP names, is actually a chibi Fire Piranha, leaving no "normal"-sized one. Given the conspicuous lack of a "big" generic P. Plant in T-H Island despite there being ones for Goomba, Troopa (through Koopa the Quick), Cheep Cheep (Bubba), and Bob-omb (Chuckya, as it's the enemy version of Big Bob-omb), as well as the names above, it seems it is officially lumped with Big Piranha Plant, and not the NSMB series enemy. We should probably do the same. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:42, 13 January 2019 (EST)

The small "Piranha Flowers" from Super Mario 64 have a few oddities as well. Unlike the small Goomba and Koopa Troopa, it appears outside of Tiny-Huge Island (namely Bowser in the Sky). Tiny-Huge Island is, according to the Nintendo Power guide, a bit of a misnomer - Shrinker Pipes actually change Mario's size, and don't actually change which island the player is on. This means that the small "Piranha Flowers" are likely intended to be their actual size (likewise, the "small" Koopa Troopa is supposed to be Koopa the Quick, who is really giant since he is also seen at Bob-omb Battlefield). There is at least one Japanese guide that effectively calls them "Tiny Island Piranha Plants", which could make a distinction about the island itself rather than their perceived size. If that's not enough, there are the internal names from Super Mario 64 DS: FIREPAKUN and FIREPAKUN_S for the large and small variants, respectively. I'm not sure if the Japanese guide for the Nintendo DS version simply adjusted the names of these particular enemies like the game also did to Keronpa and Yurei Mucho, but it does indicate to me that they are supposed to be Fire Pakkun at the very least (maybe not originally the case in the Nintendo 64 version, but despite the size differences, fireballs are still almost an exclusive ability of Fire Piranha Plants). So I think the current approximation is fine, but if there must be a split then I would think it belongs to the "Micro Piranha". LinkTheLefty (talk) 08:42, 14 January 2019 (EST)
While the "Mario changes size" thing matches up with how the Wiggler mission works, it leaves several inconsistencies, notably the Bubbas and Chuckya I mentioned, as well as Lakitu and Fly Guy. Anyways, if anything, it should be mentioned on both pages in some capacity, though which page gets more information needs to be decided in that case. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:36, 14 January 2019 (EST)
Another thing I have to mention is that I made a mistake: I replaced the (dead link) reference that supposedly calls it Deka Pakkun Flower, but the replacement actually states Deka Fire Pakkun, which is the more appropriate name. LinkTheLefty (talk) 15:32, 20 January 2019 (EST)