Dino Piranha

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Dino Piranha
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Dino Piranha's appearance in Dream Spacewalk, a Dream Event in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for the Wii
Franchise Mario
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007, overall)
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) (2011, Sega-related media)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020, overall)
Variant of Piranha Plant
Notable members
Fiery Dino Piranha
Peewee Piranha

Dino Piranhas are a species of giant, infantile Piranha Plants with a dinosaur-like body. Dino Piranhas first appear as a boss in Super Mario Galaxy, and later return as one in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Aside from this, the only other time a Dino Piranha makes a physical appearance is in the Sega-developed Wii game Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for the Wii, Dino Piranha appears as an opponent during Dream Spacewalk, a Dream Event based on Super Mario Galaxy. Dino Piranha resides on Peewee Piranha's planet from the Sky Station Galaxy. The main objective is to pass through the rings provided by the Lumas, then perform a Rolling Attack toward Dino Piranha. After taking several hits, Dino Piranha begins to spit fireballs at the character, who must perform a Spin Attack to send them back at Dino Piranha. The characters must execute these methods repeatedly to defeat Dino Piranha and complete the event.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dino Piranha is mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant. Dino Piranha is referred to in the plural form, implying it is a species rather than a character.

Physical appearance[edit]

A Dino Piranha's head is usually colored purple with white spots, and there are yellow petals circling the center of its head. A Dino Piranha has a very large mouth and a big tongue. The body of a Dino Piranha is mainly light green, although its lips are darker green. A Dino Piranha's head resembles Petey Piranha's, especially its petals and lips, and it also has leaf-like arms like Petey Piranha.

Aside from its head, a Dino Piranha has a body like that of a bipedal dinosaur's, as its name would suggest. A Dino Piranha's tail has a brown club at the end, possibly inspired by a real-world Ankylosaurus's club.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ディノパックン
Dino Pakkun
Dino Piranha
Chinese 恐龙吞食花
Kǒnglóng Tūnshí Huā
Dino Piranha
Dutch Dino Piranha -
French Dino Piranha -
German Dino-Piranha Dino Piranha
Italian Dino Piranha -
Portuguese Dino Piranha -
Russian пираньязавр
From пиранья (piranha) and -завр (suffix for dinosaurs)
Spanish (Americas) Planta Dinopiraña Dinopiranha Plant
Spanish (Europe) Planta Dinopiraña Dinopiranha Plant