Jumping Piranha Plant

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Not to be confused with Jumping Pumpkin Plant.
Jumping Piranha Plant

A Jumping Piranha Plant's artwork in Super Mario World.
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
Jumping Pumpkin Plant
Jumping Venus Fire Trap
Hootie the Blue Fish
Piranha Pest

The Jumping Piranha Plant is a variant of Piranha Plant that is not rooted to the ground. They have a propeller-like stem, and their usual action is to jump out of a Warp Pipe before slowly making their way back down into it. Jumping Piranha Plants first appear in Super Mario World.

Jumping Piranha Plants have a few variants, most notably Jumping Venus Fire Traps, which are a cross between a Jumping Piranha Plant and a Venus Fire Trap. Jumping Piranha Plant has two relatives, Hootie the Blue Fish from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Piranha Pests from Yoshi's Story, and both of them bear a resemblance to it.


Super Mario series

Super Mario World

In Super Mario World, Jumping Piranha Plants are the most frequently encountered Piranha Plant enemies. Most of them jump in and out of a pipe, but some jump out from the bushes. Jumping Venus Fire Traps also make an appearance, acting mostly the same, aside from spitting out two fireballs whenever they jump up. If Mario or Luigi do a Spin Jump on a Jumping Piranha Plant, they bounce slightly upward and do not take damage. Either brother can defeat a Jumping Piranha Plant by plucking a fireball at it while in their Fire form or by touching it while under the effects of a Starman.

Like the other enemies, a Jumping Piranha Plant appears in the ending sequence, which misspells their name as Jumping Pirhana Plant, although this would eventually be fixed in the Game Boy Advance remake Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2.

After the Special World has been completed, Jumping Piranha Plants turn into Jumping Pumpkin Plants.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Jumping Piranha Plants only appear in a World-e level, Ground Work. They behave the same way as in Super Mario World, but they are designed after the Piranha Plants in the same game, having the same head while retaining their propeller-like leaf.

Super Mario Party

In Super Mario Party, the 21st stage of Puzzle Hustle involves the characters having to put together a picture of a Jumping Piranha Plant, which the game refers to as a Piranha Plant. It is depicted as an enlargement of its Super Mario World sprite.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピーパックン / ピー-パックン[1]
"P-Piranha", 「パックン」(Pakkun) being from the Japanese name of Piranha Plants; officially romanized as "P-Pakkun". "P-" may be short for propeller or, given the early name "P-Hat" present in Super Mario World assets, a reference to Peahat, a flying flower enemy from The Legend of Zelda.
Chinese (Simplified) 跳跃食人花[2] (Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2)
Tiàoyuè Shírénhuā
跳跃吞食花 (since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Tiàoyuè Tūnshíhuā
Jumping Piranha Plant
Chinese (Traditional) 跳躍吞食花
Tiàoyuè Tūnshíhuā
Jumping Piranha Plant
Dutch Jumping Piranha Plant (Super Mario Maker 2)
Jumping Piranha
French (American) Fleur Piranha sautant Jumping Piranha Flower
French (Europe) Plante Piranha sauteuse Jumping Piranha Plant
German Hüpfer-Piranha Jumping Piranha
Italian Pianta Piranha salterella Jumping Piranha Plant
Korean 점핑뻐끔플라워
Jeomping Ppeokkeum Peullawo
Jumping Piranha Plant
Russian прыгающее растение-пиранья
prygayushchee rastenie-piran'ya
Jumping Piranha Plant
Spanish (Americas) Planta piraña saltarina Jumping Piranha Plant
Spanish (Europe) Planta Piraña Saltarina Jumping Piranha Plant


  1. ^ Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1 (pg. 27)
  2. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.