Spiky Piranha Plant

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Spiky Piranha Plant
General information
Variant of Prickly Piranha Plant
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Similar entities
Mega Piranha Plant

Spiky Piranha Plants (also called Spiny Piranha Plants) are a monstrous variant of Super Piranha Plant that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are giant black Piranha Plants covered in red spikes, and they act like Prickly Piranha Plants. There is only one in the entire game, encountered in the Sky Station Galaxy during the "Storming the Sky Fleet" mission.

This enemy holds a key to the locked up Power Star nearby. It attacks in the same way as its purple variant: slamming its head onto the ground. However, the player can't jump on it due to its spikes, and must use the nearby Stretch Plant to defeat it by hitting its head when it is down on the ground. Once beaten, Mario can collect the key and obtain the Star.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イガイガパックン
Igaiga pakkun
Italian Rovo Piranha iracondo Iracund Bramble Piranha