Putrid Piranha

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Not to be confused with Poison Piranha Plant.
Super Paper Mario Enemy
Putrid Piranha
Max HP 5
Attack 2
Location(s) Land of the Cragnons (Downtown of Crag, Gap of Crag, Floro Caverns)
Card Type Common
Card Description
It's a poisonous Piranha Plant. As they say, every rose has its venomous bite.
This disgusting weed is a Putrid Piranha. It will spew poisonous sludge at you... Max HP is 5 and Attack is 2. if you are poisoned, you will lose HP quickly... Thankfully, most items that restore HP also cure poison. Some say that pollution turned them into poisonous weeds...
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Putrid Piranha, Paper Mario

There are two main species of Putrid Piranha in the Mario series. They are found in Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and Super Paper Mario.

Just like the original Piranha Plant, the Paper Mario variety is red with white spots. They are located on Lavalava Island and in the depths of Mt. Lavalava. However, the Putrid Piranhas found in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario are yellow with red spots. These can be found in either Keelhaul Key or The Land of the Cragnons. The Putrid Piranha is a little bigger than the average Piranha Plant and are best known for their nasty poison breath. Their first appearance was in Jade Jungle, in Paper Mario, when they attacked baby orange Yoshi.


Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

Paper Mario Enemy
Putrid Piranha
Max HP 12
Attack 3
Defense 0
Location(s) Jade Jungle
Mt. Lavalava

Moves Chomp (3), Poison Breath (2, Poison)
This is a Putrid Piranha. Putrid Piranhas sometimes bite, but the truly scary thing is their nasty, poisonous breath. The power of their bad breath is 2, but your HP will begin to fall if you get poisoned. You should try to recover as quickly as possible if you get poisoned.

The Putrid Piranhas of Paper Mario are found on Lavalava Island. These Putrid Piranhas are red with white spots and have yellow-stained teeth. Putrid Piranhas are close relatives of the Piranha Plants. Unlike most other Piranha Plants, this Putrid Piranha can survive in the hot temperatures and conditions of Mt. Lavalava. Some of them also appear as mini-bosses in the Jade Jungle located on Lavalava Island. During battle Putrid Piranhas can use a poison breath attack. This attack poisons Mario while doing two points of damage.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Putrid Piranha
Max HP 8
Attack 3
Defense 0
Location(s) Keelhaul Key
Log A poisonous Piranha Plant. It'll poison your allies. Use your guard effectively to avoid poisoning.
Items None
Moves Jaw Clamp (3), Poison Breath (2 to Mario and Partner, Poison, Piercing)
That's a Putrid Piranha. It's a poisonous Piranha Plant. That color is totally sickly... Max HP is 8, Attack is 3, and Defense is 0. It bites, AND it attacks with super-rank poison breath. Breath mint, table four! If you get poisoned, your HP will slowly go down, so, y'know, try not to.
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Putrid Piranhas reappear in the sequel of Paper Mario as well and can be found on Keelhaul Key. Instead of being red with white spots, they are yellow with red spots. In addition, their teeth are purple. Like their Lavalava relatives, the Putrid Piranha has glands that turn their breath into a lethal poison. Unlike their Lavalava relatives, they do not droop and are not able to live in burning temperatures.

Super Paper Mario

These are the Putrid Piranhas that live in the Land of the Cragnons in Super Paper Mario. They look the same as the Putrid Piranhas from the previous game. This Putrid Piranha emerges from pipes and will only use its poisonous breath instead of the chomp. These Putrid Piranhas have a high chance of dropping items, especially Horsetails due to the poison status being very deadly if the player has no items. It is possible to stomp it when it is exhaling the poisonous gas by jumping on its exposed head.

Super Mario-kun

Putrid Piranhas appear in volume 26 of Super Mario-Kun. When a White Magikoopa ambushes Mario and his partners in Lavalava Island, he uses Putrid Piranha plants. They bite Mario's head and let out a bad breath, poisoning Mario and Goombario. The Fearsome 5, however, comes to the rescue and attack the White Magikoopa while sealing the Putrid Piranhas' mouth with tape. One of the Yoshis then defeats the White Magikoopa by using a Thunder Rage on him.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポイズンパックン
Poizun Pakkun
Poison Piranha Plant
French Piranha Pouah
Piranha Kipu
Yuck Piranha
Stinking Piranha. "Kipu" is pun on qui pue (stinking).
German Faul-Piranha Rotten Piranha
Spanish Piraña Pocha Rotten Piranha

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