Ask and thou shalt receive.Ninelevendo said:As if that's gonna happen.
Seriously what happened to Petey Piranha? (New thread)
But seriously, what happened? Granted, he still appears, but infrequently. He used to appear in a lot in the spin-off games. Tennis, Golf, Kart, Strikers etc. Then he seemed to be dropped from those series. Mario Kart Wii? No Petey. Mario Tennis Open? No Petey. Mario Golf: World Tour? No Petey. The last time he was even playable was Sluggers, but dozens were playable there. I wonder why he stopped being playable.
I think someone at Nintendo clearly likes Petey. He was the only returning boss besides Bowser and Jr. in NSMB, out of several potential boss characters for SSBB, he was chosen, and he's even appeared as a boss in two of the RPGs.
He's clearly still around, but not playable any more.