Wild Ptooie Piranha

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Wild Ptooie Piranha
The Wild Ptooie Piranha in the Scrapbook Theater
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Variant of Piranha Plant
Volcano Lotus
Pokey (projectile)
Pokey Pom
Blow Hard

A Wild Ptooie Piranha, also known as Wild Ptooie Piranha Plant,[1] Ptooie Piranha Plant,[2] or Green Piranha Plant,[3] is a Piranha Plant that shoots spiky objects, often Pokeys, at Yoshi. It has a green color, as opposed to the regular red of any Piranha Plant. They are usually depicted with a tongue of the same color as its head.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

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In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Wild Ptooie Piranhas spit three consecutive yellow Needlenoses in the direction of Yoshi, then rest for a brief moment before repeating the attack. The Needlenoses are shot in upward arcs of varying lengths; the first two Needlenoses are always shot at a close distance while the third one is sent further. If Yoshi comes into contact with a Wild Ptooie Piranha, it will act like a regular Wild Piranha, grabbing him in its mouth for a while and causing him to lose Baby Mario.

Wild Ptooie Piranhas can be attacked by throwing objects at them, such as eggs or enemies, and require three such attacks to defeat. They turn yellow with the first hit, then red with the second. They can also be defeated instantly by rolling a Chomp Rock onto them.

As shown by prototype builds of the game, they were originally intended to spit Spiked Fun Guys.[4]

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

Wild Ptooie Piranha from Yoshi Touch & Go

In Yoshi Touch & Go, Wild Ptooie Piranhas spit Spiny Eggs, which can be destroyed with an egg or a tap on the Touch Screen.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

A Wild Ptooie Piranha from Yoshi's Island DS.

Wild Ptooie Piranhas return in Yoshi's Island DS, acting the same as in the predecessor. Here, they can also be defeated instantly with an egg thrown by Baby DK.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Wild Ptooie Piranhas reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, acting fairly similarly to previous games. Unlike previously, however, when they are hit with a yarn ball, they do not change to a different color. Their projectiles (Pokey Poms and Shy Guys) also roll along the ground.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Wild Ptooie Piranhas are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant. Piranha Plant’s yellow costume also resembles a yellow Wild Ptooie Piranha.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: サボテンを飛ばして攻撃してくる。倒すにはタマゴが3発いるが、サボテンを食べればタマゴをつくることができる。[5] (It attacks by sending cacti flying. It takes three eggs to defeat it, but you can make eggs by eating the cacti.)
  • Player's Guide: Blow them out of the ground with three eggs. Replenish your supply by swallowing the seeds they spit out.[6]

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: サンボをばして攻撃こうげきしてくる。たおすにはタマゴが3ついるが、んできたサンボをべればタマゴをつくることができる。[7] (It attacks by sending Needlenoses flying. It takes three eggs to defeat it, but you can make eggs by eating the flying Needlenoses.)

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: ちかづくとヨッシーめがけてトゲだまいてくる。タマゴをてるたびにみどり黄色きいろあかいろわり、3発当ぱつあてるとたおせる。んできたトゲだまは、タッチするかタマゴでとそう。[8] (When you get close to it, it spits a Spiny Ball at Yoshi. Each time you hit it with an egg, its color changes from green to yellow to red, and you can defeat it by hitting it three times. Touch the flying Spiny Ball or hit it with an egg to knock it away.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポンキーパックン[5][7][9][8]
Ponkī Pakkun
Combination of「ポンキー」(Ponkī, Panser/Volcano Lotus) and「パックンフラワー」(Pakkun Furawā, Piranha Plant)
Chinese 野吞食花
Yě Tūnshí Huā
Wild Piranha Plant
Dutch Wild Ptooie Piranha -
French (NOA) Ptooie Piranha sauvage Wild Ptooie Piranha
French (NOE) Piranha sauvage Wild Piranha
German Wach-Piranha
Spuck-Piranha-Pflanze (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Watching Piranha
Spit Piranha Plant
Italian Pianta Canterina selvatica Wild Ptooie
Korean 빵키뻐끔
Ppangki Ppeokkeum
Spanish (NOA) Piraña Petraña salvaje Wild Ptooie piranha
Spanish (NOE) Plantarina Piraña Salvaje Wild Ptooie Piranha


  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 97.
  2. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 117, 118, 121, 187, 210, 225, 226, 229, 249, 250, 252, 278, 280, 281, 316.
  3. ^ Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Confidential Information Tab.
  4. ^ TCRF. Proto:Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island/ys_romX_0/World 5 § World 5-4. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  5. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 5.
  6. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128.
  7. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23.
  8. ^ a b 「キャッチ!タッチ!ヨッシー!任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Catch! Touch! Yoshi! Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 17Media:CTY Shogakukan P17.jpg.
  9. ^ 「ヨッシーアイランドDS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 89.