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Petey Piranha

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Petey Piranha
Petey Piranha SSBU model.png
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate model
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002, overall)
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (2006, Square Enix media)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Piranha Plant Tour) (2022, overall)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Square Enix-related crossovers)
Portrayed by Toru Minegishi (2002–present)
Species Piranha Plant
Gender Male

Petey Piranha is a large mutant Piranha Plant from the Mario franchise, in which he debuted in Super Mario Sunshine, as a boss. Petey Piranha has frequently appeared in Mario spinoff titles, including a few of the sports ones developed by Square Enix. Petey Piranha also appears in the crossover title Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, namely as Piranha Plant's Final Smash.


Mario Hoops 3-on-3

Petey Piranha in the Daisy Garden preview for Mario Hoops 3-on-3

Two Petey Piranhas appear in the Daisy Garden court as the baskets in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and try to keep anyone from making a slam dunk. They fall asleep approximately every 30 seconds, making dunks possible during that time. If a team dunks three times in the first half without letting their opponents score, a blue seed appears in a ? Panel. If the player's team takes it and wins the basketball game, a secret court called Malboro Garden is unlocked.

Mario Sports Mix

Petey Piranha in Mario Sports Mix

In Mario Sports Mix, Petey Piranha returns in Daisy Garden. During a basketball match, Petey acts as the basketball hoop like in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. During a dodgeball match, Petey stands on the side of the playing area and spits goop that acts as obstacles to the players. Petey also has his own party game titled Feed Petey, where the characters have to feed as much fruit to him as possible within the time limit.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A graphic of Petey Piranha, as shown from Piranha Plant's Move List in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Petey Piranha appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of Piranha Plant's Final Smash of the same name. His appearance is derived from Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, including the cages he wields, though he has a brighter color scheme more comparable to the mainline Mario games. He hops along the stage while swinging his cages, and is able to trap opponents inside them. At the end of the Final Smash, Petey Piranha breathes fire and slams the cages into the ground.

There also two primary Grab type spirits of Petey Piranha, using artwork from Mario Super Sluggers and Mario Strikers Charged. The former spirit is an enhanced form of the Nipper Plant spirit and makes the user temporarily giant at the start of a battle.

On Palutena's Temple, both Petey Piranha and Petea Piranha are mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボスパックン
Bosu Pakkun
Boss Piranha
Chinese (Simplified) 吞食花头头 (international releases for games since Mario Tennis Aces)
Tūnshíhuā Tóutou
吞食花老大 (since the China release for Mario Tennis Aces)
Tūnshíhuā Lǎodà
Piranha Plant Boss
Chinese (Traditional) Shírénhuā Lǎodà
吞食花老大 (since Mario Tennis Aces)
Tūnshíhuā Lǎodà
Piranha Plant Boss
Dutch Petey Piranha -
French (American) Petey Piranha -
French (Europe) Flora Piranha Flora refers to the flower petals attached to its head and is also a French female name.
German Mutant-Tyranha Mutant Tyranha; Tyranha comes from Piranha and Tyrann ("tyrant"). In this translation, Petey is male or female, depending on the game.
Italian Pipino Piranha "Pipino" is a semi-frequent Italian male name.
Korean 뻐끔왕
Piranha King; Ppeokkeum is from "뻐끔플라워" (Ppeokkeum-Flower), Piranha Plant.
Portuguese Petey Piranha -
Russian пиранья Пети
piran'ya Peti
Petey Piranha
Spanish (Americas) Pepito piraña Petey Piranha
Spanish (Europe) Floro Piraña Floro is a male given name, pun of flora (vegetation) and Planta Piraña (Piranha Plant).