Talk:Pale Piranha

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Merge into Piranha Plant[edit]

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There has been a translation inconsistency in English concerning the Piranha Plant variants in Paper Mario: TTYD. This enemy, which was named Pale Piranha in the English version, was just known as "Pakkun Flower", i.e. Piranha Plant, in the original Japanese version, and subsequently in all translated versions except English.

On the other hand, the enemy simply known as "Piranha Plant" that later appears in the Pit of 100 Trials was known as "Killer Pakkun" in the Japanese version, and subsequently according names in all translated versions except English.

It is apparent to me that there has been a mix-up in the English version and that "Pale Piranha" is a mistaken name for what should just be called Piranha Plant. On the other hand, I will separately propose that the "Killer Pakun" is split from the Piranha Plant article to a new page "Piranha Plant (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)".

Proposer: Cobold (talk)
Deadline: April 3 2010, 23:59


  1. Cobold (talk) - For the same reasons that Yo'ster Isle will be merged with Yoshi's Island.
  2. KS3 (talk) Looks like the English have trouble translating.
  3. Vellidragon (talk) - Everything else is being merged/split based on the Japanese name, so this should too.
  4. Grandy02 (talk) - Per all, the creators intended it to be a differently coloured regular Piranha Plant, which is also reflected by non-English localisations.
  5. Walkazo (talk) - Per all.
  6. Mr.C (talk) - Per All.
  7. Mr bones (talk) - We're not about to split underground goomba(fan name) in SMB and Goomba.And per the reason given by Cobold.
  8. Yoshario (talk): Per Cobold

No Merge[edit]

  1. Commander Code-8 (talk) Haven't you noticed that the Pale Piranha and the Piranha Plant are different colours? So they should be different species.


@Commander Code-8: This is by far not the only enemy appearing with different colour schemes. They are also both red and green Piranha Plants, especially in their early appearances, yet they don't have separate articles. The game creators intended "Pale Piranhas" to be normal Piranha Plants that only changed their colour due to their environment, nothing more. --Grandy02 17:42, 2 April 2010 (EDT)


Please quit messing up this article.A pale piranha is a sub-species of piranha plant.There are actual Piranha plants in Paper Mario:TTYD Dull bones are not Dry bones.Dark Puffs are not Ruff Puffs.Pale Piranhas are not Piranha Plants. yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

See the proposal above? Because of it, Pale Piranha gets merged to Piranha Plant. If you disagree, make a proposal to split them. Mario4Ever

Split Pale Piranha and Piranha Plant[edit]

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This needs to be fixed.Pale Piranha needs its own article.It is a subspecies of Piranha Plant,much like Dull Bones is a sub-species of Dry Bones.Their stronger relatives both appaer later in the game.Just Because the Piranha Plants in the pit of 100 trials are stronger,they are stll garden-variety piranha plants.According to Goombella's tattles,(which is more offficial than the japanese names)The Pale Piranhas are a sub-species and the normal colored ones are normal piranha plants.

Proposer: Yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)
Deadline: May 10, 2011, 23:59 (GMT)


  1. yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk) They are not the same thing,per my proposal.on the Tattle,Goombella Clearly says this is a subspecies.Subspecies get their own article.
  2. Tails777 (talk) Per the proposer.
  3. SWFlash (talk) The proposal above mentioned "all stubs must die" thing. Per proposal (current).
  4. Nicke8 (talk)Per the proposal that got the DKCR enemies split.
  5. FourPaperHeroes (talk) Per all.
  6. BoygeyDude (talk) Per all.


  1. Mario4Ever (talk) Per the proposal that got them merged.
  2. Goomba's Shoe15 (talk) Per above.
  3. UltraMario3000 (talk) Dry Bones and Dull Bones aren't the same since they have different stats. However, these shouldn't be split because Piranha Plants weren't in PM:TTD unless you count those poison ones.
  4. Edofenrir (talk) - This proposal does not make any points that rebut the decision made in the previous one. The reasoning behind the old proposal is much sounder as in this one. Therefore, the old decision should be retained.
  5. Mario jc (talk) Per above proposal and per all.
  6. Zero777 (talk) per Edo, and also the proposal say to merge the Piranha Plant from PM: TTYD into it, but it's already in the article.
  7. LeftyGreenMario (talk) I don't see any issue with the two articles merged and why. Per above.
  8. Bop1996 (talk) Per Edo.
  9. Walkazo (talk) - The Pale Piranha is clearly said to be a "subspecies" of Piranha Plant, and it has a different name to boot. However, the TTYD Piranha Plant is also a unique "type" of Piranha Plant, and also has a different name in many languages. Therefore, the best thing to do would be to give BOTH enemies separate pages, and just talk about how TTYD has four kinds of Piranha Plants on the main Piranha Plant page. This will be consistent with how we've dealt with various other differently designed enemies that have the same names in some languages, but different names in others: we go with the language(s) that make the most sense (the "Japan is always right" idea used in the old proposal is outdated; Japan is still right about the "Killer Pakkun", but I think English is right about the "Pale Piranha"). This will require a new TPP, and in the meantime, the less changes made, the better: this group of articles is muddled enough as is...
  10. Reversinator (talk) Per all.


Moved proposal here and corrected format...I think...Marioguy1 (talk)

it's invalid rule 8 says No proposal can overturn the decision of a previous proposal that is less than 4 weeks (28 days) old. Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

Cobold's proposal was made on April 3rd 2010, over a year ago. This proposal is valid. Marioguy1 (talk)

oh i need to read dates better comment retracted Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

I think the japanese stuff should be only featured in trivia,if that.According to the USA and Europe,theyre different things,according to Japan,theyre not.Now someone tel me,what is the rule about the countrie's accuracy on the information? yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

See point 1 here. Mario4Ever

According tomthat,it should be fixed. yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

If there is a conflict of whether to use the American source, European source, or Australian source for naming, the region which had the game released first will be the preferred source. Obviously, there is a conflict over which translation to use. Japan released the game first, hence the reliance upon the Japanese translation. Mario4Ever

i would also like to site the Boomerang Bro. proposal the King Boo Proposal and the Spookum proposal if it would please this random collection of Mario fans Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

actually they were,they were found on floor 80-89 in the pit of 100 trials,which ironically,has its own article>:( yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk) Does it really matter where it came out first.Most of us play the american version and european version,so thats what it should be.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk).

Yes, it does matter. This is an international wiki, not the American and European Mario wiki, and please, remember to sign your comments. Mario4Ever

two things A: is Kaptain K Rool's vote invalid since he's currently blocked and B: you say this is an english wiki well by that logic Pat the Bat, Skelton Koopa and Mini- Ninji should all have there own articles because according to Hotel Mario that's what they were called Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

Also here's the tattle on the Piranha Plant from Paper Mario Thousand year door: That's a Piranha Plant. In fact, I think this is the strongest type of them all. Max HP is 15, Attack is 9 and Defense is 0. Its Attack power is absurdly high... It may look like a normal Piranha Plant, but don't be fooled! It's super-tough! If we get beaten by a flower, we'll never hear the end of it, know what I mean? im no expert but the fact that it says looks like a normal Piranha Plant combined with the fact that they are called Killer Piranhas every where else implies to me that they are not the same thing, also the fact that apparently Japan which released the game calls the pale variety Piranha plants and the fact that they are pale could be explained the same way you explain why the Blue Goomba's in Super Mario Bros. are not combined with Gloombas

Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

@goombasshoe Will you quit arguing with me?its really annoying.Do you think that a Pale Piranha Plant is a Normal Piranha Plant,but a normal one thats found in the Pit of 100 trials isnt?well either way,why dont we just quit arguing and talk normal? yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

Well why not create an article for both then?I think the wiki is better with more articles and merging only hurts it.So what you just said,you convinced me that neither are normal piranha plants.yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

why because im able to use facts to prove you wrong and this is a debate and no i do not think pale piranhas should have there own article i think they are just sun deprived plants like the sun deprived Goomba's

Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

That's a Pale Piranha. You know about these guys. The famous Piranha Plants. This colorless subspecies is adapted to Boggly Woods. Ah, the wonders of nature! If you try to jump on them, they'll totally chomp on you. this is the tattle.Its a subspecies.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk).

@Goomba's Shoe 15: I asked Walkazo a similar question, though it concerned Rosalina'sSoulMate on the Mario Sports Mix FA proposal. Apparently, blocked users have had their votes kept as valid in the past. Mario4Ever

He was blocked from editing only.yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

I made a proposal about this on the main proposals page. So after that passes, we can decide. Marioguy1 (talk)

yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk) Well just leave it until the proposal is passes.Also,what about the Blooper in Paper Mario TTYD.Is that called just "blooper" in japanese?Because thats no normal blooper.

the boss yeah it's just a blooper Goomba's Shoe15 (talk) It sure is big.even bigger than Gooper Blooper

which blooper because are you referring to the boss from thousand year door cause he's just a blooper in all dubs Goomba's Shoe15 (talk) yup.that blooper.yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

@Walkazo thats and even better idea yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

If you want to propose that idea instead, you should ask for this TPP to be deleted. Otherwise, we'd have to wait a month to make another TPP, as it'd be overturning this one's decision to do nothing (Rule 8). Wanting fix the pages ASAP with a different TPP is valid enough reason to have this one deleted (Rule 9). - Walkazo 14:48, 3 May 2011 (EDT)

A pale piranha is a totally different subspecies. I know it's weird that the normal Piranha is rarer, only found in Pit-of-100-Trials, and has massive attack power of 9! doesn't mean it's a different Piranha, & doesn't mean Pale Piranhas are the same thing. SMS Strollin Stu Alternate Artwork.png BoygeyPumpkineer SMS Smolderin Stu.png


EDIT: Never mind, found the answer. Binarystep (talk) 20:02, 24 March 2015 (EDT)

TRUST ME[edit]

Hello, I've been a fan of PMTTYD since it came out 11 years ago. But Pale Piranhas are the regular Piranha Plants. No enemy can have the same original japanese game. And regular exist--these are them.

I'm many years old, please ask me if you want, but please believe me, I'm not lying, this is the answer.

If you want the COMPLETE answer, please ask me OK? --James Blonde (talk) 00:34, 3 November 2015 (EST)

I would just look at the above proposal for why Pale Piranha is separated. UserPyroGuy.png (T · C) 02:37, 3 November 2015 (EST)