Jumping Venus Fire Trap

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Jumping Venus Fire Trap

Super Mario World sprite
General information
Variant of Venus Fire Trap
Jumping Piranha Plant
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001)
Similar entities
Venus Fire Trap
Volcano Lotus

Jumping Venus Fire Traps[citation needed] (also called Fire Jumping Piranhas[citation needed]) are a variant of both a Jumping Piranha Plant and a Venus Fire Trap. They make their only appearance in Super Mario World and its reissues. A Jumping Venus Fire Trap has the behavior of a Jumping Piranha Plant in that it jumps high out of a pipe and a Venus Fire Trap in that it spits out fireballs. A Jumping Venus Fire Trap spits out two fireballs while launching out of a Warp Pipe, and each fireball travels in a separate direction.

Jumping Venus Fire Traps appear in Cookie Mountain and the Special Zone. They are rare as only seven appearing throughout the game. Most of the Jumping Venus Fire Traps mainly appear in the level Outrageous, and a lone one is found in the level Groovy and another one is found in Funky.

Like Piranha Plants and their relatives, a Jumping Venus Fire Trap's head turns into a jack-o'-lantern once Mario and Luigi have cleared Funky. In Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, this is accomplished by completing all 96 exits.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアピーパックン[1]
Faia Pī Pakkun
Combination of「ファイアパックン」(Faia Pakkun, Fire Piranha Plant) and「ピーパックン」(Pī Pakkun, Jumping Piranha Plant)
German Feuer-Hüpfer-Piranha Fire Jumping Piranha
Italian Pianta Piranha Salterella falò[2] Fire Jumping Piranha Plant


  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section, page 56.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 56