"You saved me! Thanks a bundle!"
― A Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

Piantas (also known as The Mountain People) are a race found on Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine.


Piantas are large humanoid creatures with stout bodies, bulbous noses, and brightly-colored skin, appearing in pink, green, brown, purple, red, orange, yellow, or blue. Their hands are large and mitten-like, and their feet are often bare with two pudgy toes. Their most notable feature is the tiny palm tree growing out of their heads, which provides them with shade from the hot sun. Both male and female Piantas wear grass skirts, though females will also wear sundresses or bikini tops whereas males wear shirts, vests, and jackets, though many of them prefer to go shirtless. They have a laid-back and peaceful attitude, though when bothered they are found to have quite a temper.

Other appearances

Beyond Super Mario Sunshine, Piantas have appeared as a recurring species in many spin-off games and also appeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Recently, Piantas have been spotted in Starshine Beach Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Sunshine Airport in Mario Kart 8.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Piantas appear in this game as workers in West Rogueport for Don Pianta. A Pianta stands outside the Pianta Parlor while the others including Don Pianta reside in a secret room in West Rogueport. Two other notable Piantas, Francesca Pianta and Frankie, appear as well.

Playable appearances

In both cases, Piantas were available players for one's baseball team.

Official profiles and statistics

"These mountain folk are strong, sociable and curious. The trees on their heads provide relief from the island's heat."
― The guidebook in Super Mario Sunshine when the Pianta is clicked on