Stalking Piranha Plants make their first appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They first appear in World 5-1, World 5 Enemy Course and World 6-3 as they appear rare , Stalking Piranha Plants are defeated by using a Fire Flower, Koopa Shell, Freezing them with a Penguin Suit or Ice Flower to Ground Pound, or a Super Star.
Once again Stalking Piranha Plants reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U, They only can be seen in the coin battles, Soda Jungle-3, Bramball Woods and Rock Candy Mines-5, Walking Piranha Plants. They can be defeated with the same things in NSMBW and they have the same tactics
They again Reappear in New Super Luigi U at Spinning Standstones and Rising Piranhas
They appear again in a Yoshis Wooly World