Talk:Ice Piranha Plant

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Okay, seriously, in which levels the Venus Ice Traps appear? Seems to me they are available in Rock-Candy Mines.--Prince Ludwig (talk) 00:26, 14 December 2012 (EST)

in the Fuzzy's Clifftop level, indeed of Rock-Candy Mines.--Marioyoshi (talk) 17:13, 14 December 2012 (EST)

Thanks man.--Prince Ludwig (talk) 18:31, 14 December 2012 (EST)

Cool Trivia[edit]

These Plants appeared on Fantendo, and were made due to fan demand, i know this for a fact can i put it one the article.
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Fantendo isn't official, so that fact has no place in the article. World10 (talk) 11:50, 20 December 2012 (EST)

No, it was made there, then nintedo was DEMANDED (i know this for a FACT) to make it due to i being thought as i brilliant idea. i see your angle, but it is official. it only originated there.
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ok, although the fact sound fake due to the words FANTENDO, it is real so i am adding it again, please tell me why you deleted it if you do.
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I haven't deleted it, but please, stop writing "(don't delete this please)" on the article ! Don't write commentary on any article.
Banon (talk · edits) 13:22, 20 December 2012 (EST)

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Ok, i put more which makes it should better. it is real and do not delete. i cannot put a source as they are hand written letters.
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SORRY for taking over this page, but this is real stop deleting the Origin part ok, maybe put in trivia, but it is real and important.
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This Wiki does not cover Fantendo. Don't add anything about Fantendo.--Revenge Of Kurbio 13:35, 20 December 2012 (EST)

No you don't get it, i an leave that out, but they were added due to fan demand, they found it out on Fantendo. I can not mention it and just say "They were added because fans wanted an ice breathing venus fire trap and wrote letters to Nintendo about it".

it is an important fact so it should be here.
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No.--Revenge Of Kurbio 13:39, 20 December 2012 (EST)

but it is very very important, can't you just except it like nintendo did.
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This is the Super Mario Wiki. The Super Mario Wiki only covers official matters on the topic of the Mario series. Content from Fantendo or otherwise fan-created content do not belong here. If you can find official information about the matter, provide it and add it to the article, it would only be official and canotial information. But you cannot include fan-created material in articles, for they are neither canon nor official. PidgeyIcon.pngRandomYoshi(TalkPMsC) 13:44, 20 December 2012 (EST)

It's not allowed on this Wiki.--Revenge Of Kurbio 13:45, 20 December 2012 (EST)

i know as i was one of those fans and Nintendo replied saying they will and other fans have asked this.
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Should i make a website saying this then add a link to it. theres your proof.
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But it's not allowed. It's not official. Don't add it.--Revenge Of Kurbio 13:51, 20 December 2012 (EST)

What exactly do you mean? Do you mean that you are part of Nintendo staff? Because if you are, I have a serious difficulty in believing that piece of information.

Again, fan-created material is not allowed on this wiki, nor is it allowed as a source or a reference, for it is not official. And no matter how much you would like that to change, it just will not change, because if it did, our articles would look atrocious.

Who are you, anyway? Some person from Fantendo who just wants to insert false information into articles? If so, I think that is a bad idea and you should probably stop with it before you get into any serious trouble. PidgeyIcon.pngRandomYoshi(TalkPMsC) 13:54, 20 December 2012 (EST)

I think what the anon's saying is that the enemy was put in NSMBU because of some Fantendo page (which would be worthy information in the non-existent chance that it's true), though somehow I don't think the radical idea of swapping the projectile of an already-existing enemy is something that would've never crossed the game's creative team until an obscure fansite told them it would be teh awsum . --Glowsquid (talk) 13:58, 20 December 2012 (EST)

the apology[edit]

Sorry about not replying,(i was having dinner) i am not part of Fantendo and i do not wan't to harm to wiki in any way. I though this was good information. don't say it is a "non-existent" chance as it wrote it to nintendo. I don't want to add bad information. I thought i would be nice for everyone to know and i can't believe that it was such a big deal. I'm sorry for any problems and i would like to say that I wanted this enemy and gave them the idea. I can see how they could have come up with on their own, but i asked them.

If anon is an insult then i demand an apology, if it mean "person with no account", then may i be told. sorry for any trouble and I won't add it again, unless i am given permission by you Guys.

To be honest, I think it is quit cool how I was noticed by so many people.

oh and Random Yoshi, I'm not out to destroy the wiki's valuable content, i don't have an account on MarioWiki and have nothing to do with Fantendo but looking at some of the games and promoting their Venus ice Trap idea to Nintendo.
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Alittle bit of SECOND THOUGHTS[edit]

actually i think this is major information and if i am not stopped by Friday (tomorrow) morning, I will re-add it! I am ok with i being deleted again AS LONG AS it is explained why.

I'm not telling lies and I really think it should be said. Please don't ban me as I just think it is major stuff.
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Oh, come on! Read the rules!--Revenge Of Kurbio 16:00, 20 December 2012 (EST)

Ok, i have come to the conclusion Mario Wiki does not what to know the origin of a creature if it includes fans, however it would be interesting: like how Miyamoto came up with the Chain Chomp.


I know Fantendo is unofficial, but it appears that there has been a Venus Ice Trap article on this wiki since 30/04/2010. The anon above me is probably telling the truth, and maybe we should say somewhere in the article they come from Fantendo people's letters. To whoever that wants to tell me we can't because it's unofficial, I suggest you to look at this.
Banon (talk · edits) 09:31, 22 May 2013 (EDT)

Actually, it's probably coincidental. I don't know if we can check the accuracy of what the anon said.
Banon (talk · edits) 19:08, 18 July 2013 (EDT)
Is there any source that Nintendo actually received the letters and acknowledged them, because they probably get loads of letters about possible enemy ideas. Yoshi876 (talk)
If you look at the History Section Of Fantendo's venus ice trap, you can clearly see that it was created Before New super Mario bros U (the article was created on april 30th, 2010, NSMBU on December 8th, 2012. not even the wii U was created back then) Koopinator

However, Fantendo's Venus ice trap looks NOTHING like NSMBU's Venus ice trap (talk).

Potential to merge with Frost Piranha[edit]

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Anyone know the Japanese name of this? I'd like to propose a merge of this to Frost Piranha, as well as Poison Piranha Plant to Putrid Piranha, but first I need to know this guy's Japanese name, and whether it's the same. It should be in a guide somewhere. As for Poison, that'll probably have to wait until any Japanese guides for Odyssey come out. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:06, 28 August 2017 (CT)

According to Mister Wu (#7), Ice Piranha Plant has an identical name to Frost Piranha, though I'm not sure which page of Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. it's in. It seems to be the same thing; while Frost Piranhas usually have frost breath instead of ice balls, Fire Piranhas, their elemental opposites, also have a similar fiery breath attack move in the Paper Mario series. LinkTheLefty (talk) 13:20, 29 August 2017 (EDT)
I wouldn't support merging them. Beyond vaguely having ice abilities, they have different appearances, different abilities, and different names in English. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 14:29, 29 August 2017 (EDT)
Then for the sake of consistency, should the Sticker Star Fire Piranha be split from Fire Piranha Plant? The breath-like form of their attacks are pretty similar. LinkTheLefty (talk) 14:50, 29 August 2017 (EDT)
The Fire Piranha Plants share a name and appearance, as well as some of the abilities of their platform brethren. Just having the same name is not enough for me to be convinced. Hello, I'm Time Turner. 14:54, 29 August 2017 (EDT)
Prima Games is somewhat known for having an odd few names that differ from other sources - which is fine since they're an official licensee and a handful of cases like Scorchit and Klamber are much preferable to NOA's naming, but still, that's precisely how we ended up having another King Bill. If we're splitting based on movesets, then would that mean "Frost Piranha (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)" should be its own article since it lacks its normal icy breath and only physically bites in that appearance? Another thing is that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U partially supports the notion of Frost/Ice being the same right in the Piranha Plant trophy, since the North American description mentions a Frost variety yet doesn't mention the Ice variation - and oddly enough, both the Japanese version and PAL translation don't mention it at all, so if our English localization wanted to distinguish between the two, they would've done so then very easily. (Also, I want to add again that Gritty Goomba might soon potentially be a dated example in light of the new version of Superstar Saga.) LinkTheLefty (talk) 16:25, 29 August 2017 (EDT)

nope. it acts diiferent and why would it be? why would reappear if it debuted in a RPG? TYC

By that token, Ice Flowers debuted in an RPG, and it became a fairly major item. LinkTheLefty (talk) 14:50, 29 August 2017 (EDT)

I support the merge, because I want to see an end to this debate. Similar to Red Magikoopa, Green Magikoopa, Yellow Magikoopas, White Magikoopa, Koopatrols, and other Bowser minions that appeared outside of the Paper Mario world, it would seem natural for the Frost Piranha/Ice Piranha Plant to do the same, since they share the same Japanese name. And given how Virdi, one of the enemies of the VA, mentions Frost Piranha and leaves out Ice Piranha Plant, yet mentions Piranha Pod, it makes sense. And I've seen this discussion mention the Gritty Goomba situation, which is now out of date due to the one in Gwahar Lagoon being Elite Gritty Goomba. So do the merge and put a stop to any doubt bout this Bowser minion.--Hamshamcart (talk) 09:50, 8 February 2019 (EST)

As mentioned here, Viridi mentions nearly all the variations of Piranha Plants in the guidance for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which includes Frost Piranhas but not Ice Piranhas. This makes it the second or third Smash Bros. game in a row to mention Frost Piranha over Ice Piranha, supporting them being the same. LinkTheLefty (talk) 09:59, 8 February 2019 (EST)
Nope, i'd prefer to avoid any potential speculation. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 12:13, 9 February 2019 (EST)
"But have the same Japanese name" isn't enough of an argument to use by itself. Plus there's no solid evidence that they are the same thing. It also does not mention the Fire P-Pakkun, nor does it for the Tane Pakkun. It'll avoid speculation altogether, unlike merging. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:12, May 1, 2019 (EDT)
They also are both Piranha Plants that breath ice. I don't see what the problem is. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:30, May 1, 2019 (EDT)
How they act would be the problem, but it's a minor issue. Frost Piranha's came first, coming out 12 years before Ice Piranhas did, so the traditional variant could possibly be based on the paper one. Coloration aside, one spits ice balls and the other spews ice breath. But they are still ice-based Piranha Plants, so I see no issue with having them together. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:42, May 1, 2019 (EDT)
We have been over this with Chancellor and Toad Minister, Wilt Shroom and Dried Shroom. Just because the Japanese name is identical doesn't make for a merged page. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:26, May 15, 2019 (EDT)
It wouldn't need a proposal, but, if it does, i'd oppose. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:38, May 15, 2019 (EDT)
I don't care what you'd do. These are officially the same thing, hence why it was only listed once in that rather exhaustive list (even discounting the obvious fact that they edited the list from the Japanese wikipedia, they edited enough to show that they knew what they were doing). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:44, May 15, 2019 (EDT)

For anyone who wants to see a solid opinion on why this merge should not happen as of right now, see no further than this proposal. Yes, I know I opposed it then, but my opinions on the matter have completely reversed. The situation here is the same as it was there: both enemies are variations of another enemy, both have ice-based abilities, and both have identical names in certain languages but not in others. And yet here's the problem: Ice Piranha Plants literally look exactly the same as regular Piranha Plants (likely because the developers were trying to be consistent with Fire Piranha Plants), whereas Frost Piranhas have a completely different color scheme. They didn't even have the same color stalk until Super Paper Mario, but still retain their color scheme and don't resemble the New Super Mario Bros. U enemy well enough in my opinion. It's also worth noting that both of the aforementioned games released five years apart and that Ice Piranha Plant has the more directly translated name, so I don't think the developers of New Super Mario Bros. U were intentionally trying to reference the Paper Mario series when they introduced the Ice Piranha Plant.

Also, by this logic, Poison Piranha Plant would be merged with Putrid Piranha, which would make even less sense for roughly the same reasons. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 21:38, December 25, 2019 (EST)

A couple of things there. First, the Ice Snifit situation is likely the result of “transcreation” (as described in that link; something I briefly hinted at but didn't go further since I didn't know a name for that practice at the time). The color scheme difference doesn't really hold water when the design of a Fire Piranha Plant has also been known to change at will, and as you say, it was likely made uniform for the purpose of matching it for the game. Poison Piranha Plant and Putrid Piranha would absolutely not be merged with the same argument because Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lists them separately (unlike Ice Piranha Plant, which still remains exclusive to the New Super Mario Bros. U Prima guide despite Frost Piranha being repeatedly mentioned). The only reason to keep them split at this point is because they have different attacks (with Frost Piranhas having misty frost breath and Ice Piranha Plants spitting solid ice balls), except the same difference also exists with the Paper Mario Lava Piranha and Sticker Star Fire Piranha in battle so that case is clearly a platformer/RPG behavioral difference. LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:01, December 26, 2019 (EST)
Yeah, I just feel that the evidence on both sides is just too shallow to change anything right now. Though Fire Piranha Plants have indeed had their design changed on-and-off for inexplicable reasons, it's difficult to apply that same logic to Ice Piranha Plants and Frost Piranhas due to how very few games they appear in. Furthermore, it's apparent to me that certain localizations, especially the Super Smash Bros. series, can be relatively unreliable when it comes to whether they transcreated names or not, especially since Ultimate also never mentions two other related species of Piranha Plant, as was already brought up.
In the end, I think it would just be better we wait until there's more solid evidence to work with, since everything we have so far appears to be too circumstantial or speculative to pass off as acceptable. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 16:43, December 26, 2019 (EST)
The change for Fire Piranha Plant's color is less "inexplicable" than you think, actually: In most games, Piranhas and Fire Piranhas can be told apart at a glance due to difference in stance. In SM3DL and SM3DW, they have the same stance, so they use color to differentiate them instead. The ice thing is the same type of thing, since it was initially a recolor of Putrid Piranha, then later the "normal" Piranha Plants, "pale" or otherwise, with the NSMBU one having the stance difference. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:13, December 26, 2019 (EST)

There is solid evidence that was overlooked. And I quote from the Japanese Wikipedia article on the Piranha Plant: "Appeared in "Mario Story". Pac-n's flower that lives on a cold stage. It basically exhales ice, but in Paper Mario RPG it has the same effect as a normal bite attack. At first it was an enemy that I could step on. In "Mario Story", the HP was inferior to Poison Pack, but in "Paper Mario RPG", the HP was higher than Poison Pack. The body is blue. In " New Super Mario Bros. U ", a pack of flowers that spits ice. The nature is almost the same as Fire Pack, and the body color is the same as the conventional Pack." So, this should hopefully let the merge happen, and another enemy from the Paper Mario universe would be confirmed to appear outside of said universe.--Pyroman99 (talk) 17:27, July 5, 2020 (EDT)

JP Wikipedia ain't the best source even though the makers of the SSBU list clearly used it and while I firmly believe these should be merged, this Google Translated paragraph isn't evidence at all. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:39, July 5, 2020 (EDT)
Looks like yet another "unnecessarily dashing" interpretation of the situation by a Hamshamcart sock... What Doc said. I also stand by my previous comment on this issue six months ago of there being too little evidence to change anything right now. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 13:32, July 8, 2020 (EDT)

Yes, the JP Wikipedia is not the best source, but アイスパックン (Frost Piranha / Ice Piranha Plant), is still the same any way people slice at it. If the Japanese guides for the first 3 Paper Mario games before the Great Modern Update (Despite its flaws) and New Super Mario Bros. U have the name, which they most likely do, then the issue 7 months ago will finally be put to an end. There's still enough time in the world to do it. --Somberonip99 (talk) 19:18, August 3, 2020 (EDT)

Again, that's not good enough as evidence. We need more definitive proof than that. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(T|C) 19:21, August 3, 2020 (EDT)

Japanese Name[edit]

Both the Frost Piranha and Ice Piranha Plant have the same Japanese name, Ice Piranha. This also applies to the Putrid Piranha and Poison Piranha Plant. Their Japanese name is Poison Piranha.


Except no, the JP names for Putrid and Poison are not identical, they're merely synonyms with one using an English loanword. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:22, March 29, 2020 (EDT)