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A Putrid Piranha in Paper Mario

A Putrid Piranha is a giant Piranha Plant with foul smelling poisonous breath. They have very high health and are usually seen in tropical regions. Like all other Piranha plants, their main attack is biting. In the original Paper Mario, Putried Piranhas face forward, and expose their heads to Jump attacks. If undefended or without a Feeling Fine badge, Mario will be poisoned and his health will gradually decrease. Putrid Piranhas have a tendency to fall asleep very easily.

Tattle Edit

Paper Mario: This is a Putrid Piranha. Max HP: 12, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 0 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.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door: 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.

Super Paper Mario: 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...


  • Putrid Piranhas in the first installment appeared to look like an ordinary Piranha Plant.
  • In Super Paper Mario, once killed they'll always drop an item that cures poison. Therefore, it is a good enemy for item grinding.