A Fire Piranha Plant (also known as a Venus Fire Trap) is an enemy in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are a type of Piranha Plant that have the ability to spit fireballs. Fire Piranha Plants live in a pot. Fire Piranha Plants first appeared in World 1 (NSMB Wii). They spit fireballs in Mario's (or Luigi, Blue Toad or Yellow Toad's) direction. The fireballs can hurt Mario (or Luigi, Blue Toad, or Yellow Toad) if he touches them. Also, touching the Fire Piranha Plant can harm Mario as well. Fire Piranha Plants don't appear if you are standing next to their pot. Fire Piranha Plants can be defeated by a fireball from a Fire Flower (NSMB Wii), and a Starman. They can also be defeated by a thrown iceball from an Ice Flower, then destroying the ice block they're in. Fire Piranha Plants' fireballs can help Mario and the gang to see in dark caves with no Glow Blocks. This can help Mario and the gang find secret exits, and more. A sub-species known as the Super Venus Fire Trap also appear in this game, however, they only appear in World 2-3 of World 2.