Piranha Plants are enemies in Link's Awakening. They are directly based on the Piranha Plant enemies of the Mario series.
Piranha Plants appear in side-scrolling areas of dungeons, particularly in the Bottle Grotto and Key Cavern. They are immobile Venus Flytrap-like flowers that emerge from pipes at regular intervals and try to bite Link as he passes by. Link can simply wait for these plants to return to their pipes to safely pass or jump over them with the Roc's Feather, or he can use his Sword to defeat them.
- Manhandla in Oracle of Seasons is depicted as a Buzz Blob-like creature with four Piranha Plant heads on its sides. These plants spit fireballs at Link, similarly to how some Piranha Plants in the Mario series breathe fire.
| Names in Other Regions
|| パックン (Pakkun)
|| From Pakku, an onomatopoeia for "chomping"