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Type Monster
HP 30 Heart
Attack 25
Defense 2
Variety Swimming
Spawn Time Any time
Spawn Area Jungle
Banner(?) Piranha Banner
Robot Hat 0.2%
Hook 2.5%

The Piranha is a monster that can be fought against whilst underwater. They are quite similar to Cave Bats in terms of attack pattern, damage and armor, but move slower and are limited to underwater. Due to their low HP, Piranhas can be easily defeated by most mid-tier weapons.

Terraria - Piranha Plus WATERFALL GLITCH02:36

Terraria - Piranha Plus WATERFALL GLITCH


Piranhas can be found most places, including the Jungle (both on the surface and in the Underground Jungle), in caves, and The Underworld. Piranhas spawn in water, no matter the size of the pond or lake. They also might spawn in lava, however they perish immediately afterwards.


Piranhas seem to spawn in groups of about three if given sufficient time (about fifteen seconds). Piranhas spawn in larger amounts in both the Surface Jungle and the Underground Jungle, although they can be spawned anywhere else via the Piranha Statue. Piranhas also possess the ability to exit water briefly to attack you.

Piranhas also seem to spawn more at night than during the day. This may be because the world's tendency to be more evil at night, or to do with the massive amount of slimes not spawning. Piranhas will only move to attack if you are in a body of water (not necessarily the same body of water).


  • Piranhas will not "drown" outside of water.
  • Piranhas can spawn in Meteorite Biomes if the Meteorite lands in the Jungle near a body of water.


  • Sometimes, on the Mobile Version, the game will lag if you kill one.

Update Info


  • Added to the game.
Monsters (Hardmode Monsters are in italic)
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Goblins Goblin Archer · Goblin Peon · Goblin Scout · Goblin Sorcerer · Goblin Thief · Goblin Warrior · Goblin Summoner
Undead Monsters Angry Bones · Armored Skeleton · Big Boned · Dark Caster · Doctor Bones · Heavy Skeleton · Short Bones · Skeleton · Skeleton Archer · The Groom · Tim · Undead Miner · Vampire MinerConsole · Zombie
Humanoids Chaos Elemental · Clown · Dark Mummy · Light Mummy · Mummy · Possessed Armor · Shadow MummyConsole Spectral ElementalConsole · Spectral MummyConsole · Werewolf
Mages Dark Caster · Fire Imp · Goblin Sorcerer · Tim · Rune Wizard · Desert Spirit
Plant Monsters Angry Trapper · Dragon SnatcherConsole · Clinger · Man Eater · Snatcher
Burrowing Monsters Bone Serpent · Devourer · Digger · Giant Worm · World Feeder · Tomb Crawler · Dune Splicer
Flying Monsters Arch DemonConsole · Big Eater · Big Stinger · Bird · Cave Bat · Corruptor · Cursed Hammer · Cursed Skull · Demon · Demon Eye · Dragon HornetConsole · Dragon SkullConsole · Dragon StingerConsole · Eater of Souls · Enchanted Sword · Gastropod · Giant Bat · Giant Flying Fox · Harpy · Hellbat · Hornet · Illuminant Bat · Jungle Bat · Little Eater · Little Stinger · Meteor Head · Moss Hornet · Pixie · Shadow HammerConsole · Spectral GastropodConsole · Voodoo Demon · Vulture · Wandering Eye · Wraith
Swimming Monsters Angler Fish · Arapaima · Blue Jellyfish · Corrupt Goldfish · Goldfish · Green Jellyfish · OrcaConsole · Pink Jellyfish · Piranha · Shark · Squid
Hopping Monsters Bunny · Corrupt Bunny · Derpling · Giant Tortoise · Mimic · Slimes
Boss Monsters Arch WyvernConsole · Brain of Cthulhu · Eater of Worlds · Eye of Cthulhu · Golem · King Slime · OcramConsole · Plantera · Queen Bee · Skeletron · Skeletron Prime · The Destroyer · The Twins · Wall of Flesh · Wyvern · Mourning Wood · Pumpking · Everscream · Santa-NK1 · Ice Queen · Martian Saucer · Lunatic Cultist · Nebula Pillar · Solar Pillar · Stardust Pillar · Vortex Pillar · Moon Lord
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