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Boy or Girl?
I don't think "She" has a gender because ITS A PLANT!. Also, Does it ever DIRECTLY state it's a girl? Someone, tell me if I'm right! User:maxlover2
"In Tetris Attack, Naval Piranha is the tenth level and the boss of easy vs. mode. She frequently uses hearts in her dialogue, and calls Yoshi "Babeh" so it is presumed she is female." ~Kenja
- In the Yoshi's Island Strategy Guide, which I happen to have, Naval Piranha is refered to as 'She' several times. --General Kelty 21:18, 30 March 2007 (EDT)
MPA says that SHE lives and thrives in the desert. Max, we know it's a plant. Petey is a plant. Toadsworth is a friggin mushroom. But there gender has never been questioned. - Ultimatetoad
Please note that fungi and plants can have gender, just like animals. -- Son of Suns
http://wikiwiki.jp/dette-island/?%A5%D3%A5%C3%A5%B0%A5%D1%A5%C3%A5%AF%A5%F3 she refers herself as "atai" , which usually used by a girl whose has bad manners.
- Apparently the Nintendo Power guide. There was a section regarding it, but I removed it as it seemed pointless to go into detail about real-life plant reproduction systems. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:39, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
Only finding instance of gender in the SNES guide. Borp on Discord said the gender isn't specified in Tetris Attack, and same from M4E about Mario Party Advance. If the Yoshi's Woolly World game or a different guide calls Naval Piranha a female, we could add that. 21:17, 14 July 2018 (EDT)
- There's a part in the Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics guide referring to Naval Piranha as female. LinkTheLefty (talk) 13:30, 28 July 2018 (EDT)
Spike the Piranha
Is Spike the Piranha the same as Naval Piranha, as this article currently considers? I would say not, and here's why:
- Their origins are different. While Naval is just a regular Piranha Plant enchanted by Kamek, Spike is made from acorns and a party ball.
- The word "naval" doesn't even apply to Spike. He's fought in a garden, not in a watery area, and Yoshi damages him by hitting his head with spike balls, not hitting his belly button with eggs.
- While Spike does have growths similar to Naval Buds, they behave differently. Spike's buds spit out spiked balls and Shy Guys and also spread out in waves, while Naval Buds wrap around the stage.
- I agree with every argument you made concerning why these characters are separate; Spike's derived conceptually, but not the same thing since he has a different weak spot. (T|C) 23:42, March 28, 2019 (EDT)
- That was added by an ip before the name of the new entity was known. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:56, March 28, 2019 (EDT)