Talk:Naval Piranha

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I love this boss.It is my absolute favorite!By the way, I think this is a pun, becuase her weakpoint is her navel!
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Please use the forum for discussion like that, the talk pages are to be used to find ways to improve articles. -- Sir Grodus

Boy or Girl?[edit]

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.

Clarification[edit]

Does the skip work in the GBA version?
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Seeing as Nintendo intended this to occur, it probably does BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)

Naval Piranha Gender[edit]

Who referred it as a she? It’s best to use it because we don’t know what the gender is MarioFan403 (talk) 13:26, 17 April 2018 (EDT)

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)
Which one? The SNES guide uses "he", while the GBA guide uses "it". Hello, I'm Time Turner. 13:41, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
Maybe not, but check two sections above and check all of those sources? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:43, 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. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 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[edit]

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 think Spike was meant to be a reference to Naval Piranha, not the same character. Scrooge200 (talk) 23:04, March 28, 2019 (EDT)

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. Toadette icon CTTT.pngArchivistToadettefont.png(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)
At the release of the full game, we'll see if the Japanese name match. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 02:35, March 29, 2019 (EDT)
That happened hours ago. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 04:36, March 29, 2019 (EDT)