This article is about Piranha Plant's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Piranha Plant.

Piranha Plant is a playable fighter currently in development for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was confirmed as a DLC fighter on November 1st, 2018.

It can be received as a free bonus after registering the game by January 31, 2019.



  • Stretchable neck gives Piranha Plant the longest range for melee attacks.
  • Multiple moves capable of striking opponents above Piranha Plant.


  • Slow walking and running speed.
  • Attacks are somewhat slow and predictable.



  • Neutral Attack: Bites forward twice.
  • Forward Tilt: Swings a leaf forward.
  • Up Tilt:
  • Down Tilt: A leaf swipe.
  • Dash Attack: A pot-first lunge.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: Transforms into a Spiky Piranha Plant from Super Mario Galaxy 2 and headbutts.
  • Up Smash: Lunges upward and bites.
  • Down Smash: Sweeps its pot around itself.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral Air: Spins and hits with leaves.
  • Up Air: Swings the pot upwards.
  • Forward Air: Swings the pot in front of it.
  • Back Air:
  • Down Air: A pot stomp. It is a meteor smash.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: Bites the opponent.
  • Forward Throw: Headbutts the opponent forward.
  • Back Throw: Throws the opponent backwards.
  • Up Throw: Throws the opponent up then bites them.
  • Down Throw:


  • Piranha Plant is the first DLC character in Ultimate, the second being Joker.
  • Piranha Plant is the only DLC character that is free (for a limited time).
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is actually the first game ever to have Piranha Plant as a playable character (although Petey Piranha is playable in the Mario spinoffs).
  • Piranha Plant is considered to be one of the most unexpected and controversial inclusions as a Smash fighter: despite being an iconic Mario minion.
  • The Smash Piranha Plant makes references and shares the traits of multiple Piranha Plant subspecies.
    • This is one of the few depictions of a normal Piranha Plant having feet. Most depictions of the Piranha Plant are implied to be rooted to the ground, their pipe or their flower pot. The Ptooie, Stalking Piranha Plant and Elasto-Piranha Plant actually do have feet: but it's unconfirmed if they are identical to regular Piranha Plants or if they are subspecies. Ptooies and Stalking Piranha Plants are also not depicted with a flower pot: although the Elasto-Piranha Plant does have a warp pipe that it wears as pants and can still walk with its feet.
      • Ptooies also puff spike balls into the air in a manner similar to the Smash Piranha Plant.
    • Piranha Plant changes its coloration into that of a Putrid Piranha when using its poison attacks.
    • Piranha Plant's extremely elastic neck is possibly a reference to the Stalking Piranha Plant, the Piranha Creeper or the Elasto-Piranha Plant.
    • Piranha Plant's up special is a reference to the Jumping Piranha Plant: which can also use its leaves to hover.
    • Each of Piranha Plant's (currently confirmed) 7 alternate skins are a reference to Piranha Plant subspecies. [1]
      • The 1985 Piranha Plant skin has the classical green Warp Pipe. Half of these skins have a warp pipe instead of a pot: and these pipes use a completely different model as the pot (most noticeably missing the holes that the pot has).
  • As Piranha Plant's trailer showed; an 8-bit Piranha Plant is also a stage hazard in Mushroom Kingdom.