Smash Ultimate Piranha Plant Guide – Moves, Outfits, Strengths, Weaknesses

Smash Ultimate is already set to receive a glut of DLC characters in the future. We know that Joker, the protagonist of Persona 5, is schedule to release down the line. But early adopters of the game will get their first taste much sooner. The first DLC fighter for Smash Ultimate is… Piranha Plant. While that might not seem like the most obvious choice, the “character” does have their own unique abilities in a sea of other fighters.

Smash Ultimate sports 74 different playable characters at launch — including every single previous character from the super-franchise and a bunch of fresh faces. That’s not even including the glut of DLC fighters, assist trophies, and more. There’s so much that no one person could possibly keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a guide to every single character.

Piranha Plant probably doesn’t need a lot of introduction. They’re a big, fanged plant from the Super Mario Bros. series. They’re pretty iconic. Although we’re hard-pressed to call them an actual “character.”

According to the official Nintendo description of Piranha Plant…

Well, actually, Nintendo doesn’t have an official description of this particular fighter. That makes some amount of sense. Piranha Plant was a bit of a surprise reveal towards the end of the Smash Ultimate press cycle. They’re also technically a DLC fighter that you get for buying the game early. So make sure you register them soon!

Piranha Plant Moves

Ptooie (B) – Spits a spiked ball. Hold the button to keep the spiked ball in the air and blow it left or right with the stick.

Poison Breath (Side + B) – Spits a slow-moving poison mist. The longer it’s charged, the more damage and range it has.

Piranhacopter (Up + B) – Spins leaves to fly. Can be moved left and right. Does damage if it makes contact.

Long-Stem Strike (Down + B) – Withdraws into the pot and then pops out to bite opponents. The longer it’s charged, the more range it has.

Petey Piranha (Final Smash) – Piranha Plant summons a giant Petey Piranha that moves left and right while swinging cages. Fighters hit by the cage will be trapped. In the end, Petey Piranha throws the cages downward, launching the fighters trapped inside.

Strengths & Weaknesses


Check back later for a complete breakdown of the Piranha Plant’s strengths and weaknesses in Smash Ultimate!


Check back later for a complete breakdown of the Piranha Plant’s strengths and weaknesses in Smash Ultimate!

Piranha Plant Outfits

Piranha Plant is, well, a Piranha Plant. There’s not a lot to work with here. So, as you might have guessed, this introductory DLC character has nothing but palette swaps. Hopefully the paid characters down the line will have more variety, but for now it’s hard to complain.

Well, those are our thoughts on the first-ever DLC character for Smash Ultimate! Be sure to check back in the future as more characters get added. In return, we’ll be sure to write up more analyses of every fighter right here on Fanbyte. Take care!

All of our Smash Ultimate guides created with the help of Eric Van Allen.