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Petey Piranha, also known as the "Boss Pakkun" in the Japanese version, is a recurring antagonist in the Super Mario series. He is the king of the Piranha Plants. His first ever appearance was in Super Mario Sunshine.

Although he is often encountered as a boss enemy, Petey Piranha has sometimes been given a more heroic role, as seen in the beta version of Mario Party DS, where he loses his garden to a traitorous Piranha Plant (this is replaced by a scene that shows that same Piranha Plant wrecking a Wiggler's garden instead) or when he joined Mario and his friends to save Baseball Island from Bowser in Mario Super Sluggers.

He is voiced by Toru Minegishi.


Super Mario Sunshine

In Super Mario Sunshine, Petey appears in two missions on Bianco Hills. The first mission he is in, Mario has to make his way to the top of the windmill where he resides since he's spitting balls of pollution from up there. When he arrives, the roof breaks from their combined weight and they fall inside the windmill where they engage in a battle. To defeat him, Mario has to squirt water in his mouth when he tries to spit out gunk, causing his stomach to swell so much that he falls. When he falls, his belly button will be sticking out and Mario must ground pound it three times.

In the other mission, he has gone on a rampage, leaving the town a slime-filled mess and fallen asleep on a nearby hill. To wake him up, Mario must free a Pianta from the slime that can throw him high enough to reach the area across from it, then fire a Poink at him using FLUDD. He will then fly back to town and start going around to periodically hover in place and fire slime at different random spots. When he's hovering in place, Mario must squirt water at him to make him fall. After this, Mario must then repeat the process of shooting water into his mouth when he opens it to spit more slime out until his belly is so full that he falls over, then ground pound his belly button. Like before, doing this three times will defeat him. The only other difference is that he also has a new attack where he creates mini tornados that spin around in circles while heading in Mario's direction that must be avoided.

New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., Petey Piranha is the final boss of World 5. At first sleeping, he awoke after Bowser Jr. jumped on his head. Mario defeats him by ground-pounding him when he trips on the ice floor. Defeating him unlocks access to World 6. But if Mini Mario defeats him, World 7 is unlocked instead.

Mario Pinball Land

Petey Piranha appears in this game as the first boss. His appearance is slightly different in this game, with his neck longer and his mouth more outward. His feet are also implanted in the ground. Mario has to hit Petey's body three times and avoid the head, or else the plant will snap and spit him towards the middle of the flippers.

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour

Petey Piranha's only playable role in the Mario Golf series is in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour as an unlockable character. He can be obtained by clearing all side games (excluding the Birdie Challenge) at beginner, intermediate, and expert difficulty.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Petey Piranha's first and so far only appearance in the Mario Kart series is in the GameCube installment as an unlockable driver, and is partnered with King Boo. He and King Boo have the ability to use any special item (with the only exceptions being Luigi's green fireballs and Birdo's egg).

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Petey Piranha is the first boss in the Subspace Emissary of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He captures Peach and Zelda and puts them in a cage. Kirby must destroy one of the cages to defeat him. He has two health bars, which both read "Cage". Attacking his head damages both cages (though less), but defeating him in this way breaks a random cage. He can be defeated faster if the cages themselves lose their HP.

Outside of story mode, Petey appears as a trophy and two stickers. The first sticker, based on Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, grants a large increase to Ganondorf's dark-based attacks. The second, based on Super Mario Strikers, grants an increase to biting attacks for Yoshi, Wario, Wolf, and Charizard.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Petey Piranha appears as the Final Smash of the Piranha Plant fighter in his final Super Smash Bros. appearance. When Piranha Plant summons him in battle, Petey thrashes the cages he held Peach and Zelda captive in Brawl across the stage. Opponents can be trapped in the cages, after which Petey will ignite the cages with his fire breath before slamming them down on the stage, causing serious damage.

Petey also appears as two grab-type primary spirits; the first is Petey Piranha himself, which is the enhanced form of the Nipper Plant spirit. When equipped, the fighter starts the battle giant sized. The second is Petey based on his design from Super Mario Strikers, reused from the sticker in Brawl. The spirit battle is against a giant Ivysaur on the Swordplay Colosseum portion of Wuhu Island with Soccer Balls as the primary item.

Mario & Luigi

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

In the Mushroom Kingdom's past, Princess Peach is sentenced to be fed to Petey Piranha in the Koopaseum by Princess Shroob's orders. Shortly before the execution, Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi enter the Gritzy Caves beneath the Koopaseum to find Petey and save Peach, while also encountering Kylie Koopa, who two Shroobs have suspended by a rope. Petey then emerges from the ground and the Shroobs cut Kylie's rope, feeding her to Petey as well as the princess. However, before the Mario Bros. can do anything, he burrows away. They later encounter him in the Gritzy Desert as the game's third major boss. Once defeated, Petey Piranha explodes and both Kylie and a Cobalt Star Shard fly out of him, but Peach does not. Kylie explains that when she was eaten, she saw the princess, but Petey spat her out right after swallowing Kylie.


In battle, Petey Piranha will start the battle hovering, thus being immune to the hammer. He can attack by dive-bombing, which will cause debris to fly at the Mario Bros. To dodge this, the Bros. must pay attention to how he dives, as that changes the debris that flies in their direction. He can also be knocked into the ground, at which point his attacks change. in this state, he can launch a Piranha Plant that must be batted away than the hammer. He can also attempt to suck the brothers in, which must be avoided by button mashing.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Petey Piranha and his Paper counterpart appear in the game as the first and fourth boss respectively. In the first fight against regular Petey Piranha, he will try to grab and eat Mario, Luigi, or Paper Mario, but by jumping at the right moment, he will spin around and fall over, with his unprotected belly being his weak spot. When Petey's health reaches halfway, he will try to spit goop at the Mario brothers, but he can be outran using Paper Mario's airplane mode. Paper Petey Piranha fights similarly, except he steals Paper Mario's Copy ability to make clones of himself. When enough damage is dealt, the copies drop on the floor. Only the true Paper Petey Piranha will take damage, who can be identified from the fakes by lifting his head off the floor.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Shiny Petey Time!
~ Petey Piranha in Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

Petey Piranha is one of the five monsters empowered by a Royal Sticker that came from the Sticker Comet. He gained the Green Royal Sticker's power by eating it from a Shy Guy tribe and hid out in Rumble Volcano in World 5. When Mario arrives at the volcano, Petey Piranha eats Kersti, preventing Mario from Paperizing. When he fights Petey, Mario must avoid Petey's attacks, and once Petey gets dizzy and trips, he must then bounce on his belly to free Kersti and defeat Petey.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Petey Piranha appears in the game as "Petea Piranha", as he emerged from the Teapot thing in Plum Park. According to the manual, two Sniffits stuffed Petea into the shape of a teabag into the teapot, causing him to poison the water. If Mario attempts to jump on Petea Piranha, he will counter the attack by swallowing Mario, damaging him in the process. However, Mario can hit him with a hammer when he is stunned or use the Lemon Thing Card to make him soggy and fall, leaving him vulnerable to jump attacks.

Mario Strikers Charged

Petey Piranha appears in Mario Strikers Charged as an unlockable playable character. He is one of the strongest players in the game.

Mario Baseball series

Petey appears in Mario Superstar Baseball as an unlockable charter and a member of Wario and Waluigi's team. In this game, he is unlocked by completing Challenge Mode with Wario's team and is a Power type character. He's tied with Bowser as the strongest in the game with a batting stat of 9/10. He is also the slowest runner, with a running stat of 1/10, tied with Red Pianta, Yellow Pianta, Bowser and most Magikoopas. In this game, he has good chemistry with Birdo, Donkey Kong, and King Boo, but he has bad chemistry with Princess Daisy, Princess Peach, Noki, and Pianta. He has the ability to Body Check, saving him in tight pinches. He also has the strongest throwing arm in the game (despite the fact that his pitching is only around average), and he cannot get body checked when on a base.

Petey Piranha reappears in Mario Super Sluggers again as a Power character. However, unlike in the previous installment, he is available from the start. He also still retains his ability to Body Check, being the only player who can do so. He is also the only player who can perform the Piranha Catch. Unlike in the last game, he is on Peach's team. In Challenge Mode, he appears in Peach Ice Garden in an empty flower pot. If Princess Peach uses her special ability, Petey Piranha appears. To get him to join, the player has to hit the ball into the yellow circle three times. In this game, he has compatibility with Birdo, King Boo, Blooper, and Wiggler, but he has bad chemistry with Pianta, Noki, Peach, Daisy, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy and Baby Mario. Like with the predecessor, Petey's highest stat is his batting stat; in this respect, he's tied with Bowser and King K. Rool. His fielding is about average, but his pitching skills are rather weak, and he's a slow runner.

Mario Party 10

Petey appears in Mario Party 10 as the boss of Mushroom Park in the boss minigame "Petey's Bomb Battle". The contestants must throw bombs at him. When Petey opens his mouth, any more bombs that are shot are swallowed and spat back at the players.

Mario Tennis Aces

Petey Piranha appears as both a boss and a playable character in Mario Tennis Aces. As a boss, Mario fights him in the Forest Monster mission, where he must defeat Petey Piranha within 300 seconds. Every time Petey Piranha rallies the ball, he loses a bit of health, and when he loses a full meter, he falls down with his belly-button exposed. The player then must aim a Zone Shot at said belly-button to damage him further. He also sends out tornados, which Mario has to avoid or jump over. As for his playable role, he was announced on September 13, 2018 in a Nintendo Direct. He was available for players who participated in an online tournament through December 2018 and released on January 1, 2019, along with Shy Guy.

Dr. Mario World

Petey Piranha was added to the game on April 28, 2021 as a playable doctor. His skill clears out the bottom-most object in each column.


While little is directly told to us about Petey, he has displayed traits of being an aggressive being, showing no hesitation towards using methods like devouring his foes or using people trapped in cages as weapons. However, Petey has also displayed comedic traits, such as having a weak point on his stomach and skipping when happy.

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  • Petey Piranha is referred to as genderless in his Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy.
  • Dino Piranha from Super Mario Galaxy and Peewee Piranha from Super Mario Galaxy 2 look similar to Petey Piranha, to the extent their appearances were likely influenced by him.
  • When Petey Piranha appears from a home entrance, in Mario Strikers: Charged, he emits a lion roar with a heavy snarl.
  • Petey Piranha was going to be playable in Mario Kart Wii along with Koopa Paratroopa and Hammer Bro, but was scrapped. However, his car, the Piranha Prowler, survived.
  • Both Petey and Petea Piranha are mentioned by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance for Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • He bears a minor resemblance to Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors.

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