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Piranha Plant to Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Bonus Fighter

This fighter will be available as a free limited-time offer.

by Dylan Siegler


The last characters from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate base roster were revealed today (November 1) during a Direct presentation, but just because they’re the last characters on the base roster doesn’t mean they’re the last characters. It was also announced that there will be DLC characters, but there was also a strange surprise.

During the Direct stream, it was revealed that Piranha Plant from the Super Mario series will be a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Yeah, for real. However, Piranha Plant won’t be in the game’s base roster at launch. Instead, the character will become available a couple of months after the game comes out. Unlike DLC characters, Piranha Plant will be free to download, but will only be available for a limited time, so those interested in adding this strange fighter to their roster will want to pick up the game relatively early.

Piranha Plant will have quite a range of attacks, from spitting poison to throwing spike balls to extending itself to attack from a long range. Its Final Smash will be transforming into Petey Piranha, which allows the player to stand in the background of a stage and wildly swing around cages that will damage enemies.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set for release for the Switch on December 7.

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