Wild Ptooie Piranha

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Wild Ptooie Piranha
YWW Wild Ptooie Piranha.jpg
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Variant of Piranha Plant
Volcano Plant

A Wild Ptooie Piranha[1][2], also known as Wild Ptooie Piranha Plant[3] or Ptooie Piranha Plant[4], is a Piranha Plant that shoots spiky, often cactus-like enemies at Yoshi. It has a green color, as opposed to the regular red of any Piranha Plant.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Yoshi's Island series[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 on 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.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

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 Donkey Kong.

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

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

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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポンキーパックン[5][6]
Ponkī Pakkun
Panser / Volcano Piranha
Spanish (NOA) piraña petraña salvaje Wild Ptooie
Spanish (NOE) Plantarina Piraña Salvaje Wild Ptooie Piranha
French (NOA) Ptooie Piranha sauvage Wild Ptooie Piranha
French (NOE) Piranha sauvage Wild Piranha
Dutch Wild Ptooie Piranha -
German Wach-Piranha
Spuck-Piranha-Pflanze (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Watching Piranha
Spit Piranha Plant
Italian Pianta Canterina selvatica Wild Ptooie
Chinese 野吞食花
Yě Tūnshí Huā
Wild Piranha Plant


  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128.
  2. ^ Williams, Drew. The Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Pages 50, 94, 106.
  3. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 97.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 「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. ^ 「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.