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Dino Piranha is the first boss encountered in Super Mario Galaxy.

Background

It is a gigantic Piranha Plant that looks like Petey Piranha with the body of a dinosaur. What that means is that it has a head that looks like Petey's and its body looks like a dinosaur's.

Battle

Dino Piranha

To defeat Dino Piranha, Mario or Luigi (depending on which mode you were playing in) must hit its tail with a spin which would cause the tail to backlash and hit the back of its head which would then cause it to lose some petals and make it enraged. When enraged, the Dino Piranha will move faster. When enough damage is dealt, the Dino Piranha will explode.

Fiery Dino Piranha

Present in the Melty Molten Galaxy, a different version of Dino Piranha appears as the boss of the area. The Fiery Dino Piranha fights exactly the same as the regular Dino Piranha, with some changes to give its fiery approach: the tail occasionally bursts into flames, making it precise when to hit the tail to avoid being burnt. After the first hit, the Fiery Dino Piranha leaves behind a trail of fire from its footsteps, and then occasionally shoots out a fireball from its mouth after the second hit. After the final hit, the Fiery Dino Piranha explodes.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the Boss Blix Galaxy of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Dino Piranha is one of the five bosses (along with King Kaliente, Major Burrows, Bouldergeist, and Fiery Dino Piranha) to defeat in order to earn a star.
  • A similar boss in Super Mario Galaxy 2 called Peewee Piranha strongly resembles the Dino Piranha.


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