History Characters / Pikmin

18th Dec '17 11:39:32 AM Theriocephalus
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* MisplacedWildlife: They're in most respects perfectly normal marine clams, without any of the gimmicks ''Pikmin'' enemies sometimes have. The only really odd thing about them -- besides how they [[ClamTrap eat Pikmin caught between their shells]] -- is how they're found sitting incongruously in the middle of the forest, two of them out in the dry on the forest floor. Lampshaded in-universe, as Oliver notes the strangeness of this in his notes on the clamclamps.

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* MisplacedWildlife: They're in most respects perfectly normal marine clams, bivalves, without any of the gimmicks ''Pikmin'' enemies sometimes have. The only really odd thing about them -- besides how they [[ClamTrap eat Pikmin caught between their shells]] -- is how they're found sitting incongruously in the middle of the forest, two of them out in the dry on the forest floor. Lampshaded in-universe, as Oliver Olimar notes the strangeness of this in his notes on the clamclamps.Clamclamps.




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* PerplexingPearlProduction: Their main feature is producing valuable pearls, despite being based on clams and looking like scallops, while oysters are the only bivalves to produce round, shiny pearls in real life.






* PoisonousPerson: Occasionally release poison.


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* PoisonousPerson: Occasionally They occasionally release poison.

poison.
18th Dec '17 6:52:23 AM Theriocephalus
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* FanFicFuel: Hints at at least '''''fourteen''''' additional Pikmin colors. Of course, it's not like the lack of such a cutscene that shows this would stop anyone from making fan types.



* FanficFuel: Primarily due to the Toadmin, which are endless sources of stories, Wild Mass Guesses, and assorted other fandom reactions.
18th Dec '17 6:47:29 AM Theriocephalus
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[[quoteright:271:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/toady_bloyster.png]]



* AttackItsWeakPoint: The only vulnerable part of their body is the large, bulb-like gill growing from its back. Attacking any other part of a bloyster's body will achieve absolutely nothing.
* CombatTentacles: Its multiple tongues. They have a short range, though.

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The only vulnerable part of their body is the large, bulb-like gill growing from its back. Attacking any other part of a bloyster's body will achieve absolutely nothing.
nothing (or, in ''Pikmin 2'', very little damage).
* CombatTentacles: Its multiple tongues. long, wormlike tongues, which it uses to grab Pikmin and pull them to its mouth, function as this. They have a short range, though.though.
* OverlyLongTongue: Its tongue, which branches into five separate sub-tongues close to its base, is as long from root to tips as the rest of the bloyster's body.



* CombatTentacles: Just like its smaller cousin.

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* CombatTentacles: Just like its smaller cousin.cousin, it can use its multiple tongues as tentacle-like weapons in combay.



%%* OverlyLongTongue: Tongue''s''.

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%%* * OverlyLongTongue: Tongue''s''.
Its seven tongues are each easily as long as its body.




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* MisplacedWildlife: They're in most respects perfectly normal marine clams, without any of the gimmicks ''Pikmin'' enemies sometimes have. The only really odd thing about them -- besides how they [[ClamTrap eat Pikmin caught between their shells]] -- is how they're found sitting incongruously in the middle of the forest, two of them out in the dry on the forest floor. Lampshaded in-universe, as Oliver notes the strangeness of this in his notes on the clamclamps.
-->'''Olimar:''' "One would expect this creature to be a mollusk of the sea, but the fact that it is also found in the forest is typical of this planet's oddities."
15th Dec '17 5:15:34 AM Theriocephalus
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* DishingOutDirt: It attacks by spitting rocks at Olimar and the Pikmins.

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* DishingOutDirt: It attacks by spitting rocks at Olimar and the Pikmins.Pikmin.



* VacuumMouth: In ''Hey! Pikmin'', it attempts to suck the Pikmins with its long snout. Luckily, [[FeedItABomb there are bomb rocks nearby]]...

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* VacuumMouth: In ''Hey! Pikmin'', it attempts to suck the Pikmins Pikmin with its long snout. Luckily, [[FeedItABomb there are bomb rocks nearby]]...



* RollingAttack: Being based on the pill bug, it can roll into a ball that tries to steamroll the Pikmins. It also jumps while doing so.

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* RollingAttack: Being based on the pill bug, it can roll into a ball that tries to steamroll the Pikmins.Pikmin. It also jumps while doing so.



* VerticalKidnapping: Their preferred attack method. They swing their uvula-like appendages tothe ground and capture the Pikmins situated beow them.

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* VerticalKidnapping: Their preferred attack method. They swing their uvula-like appendages tothe ground and capture the Pikmins Pikmin situated beow them.



* PinataEnemy: Played with. The first one met had ingested several Rock Pikmins, and killing the creature will free them. Also, since it doesn't kill the Pikmins it ingests, defeating it will free all the Pikmins it has captured.

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* PinataEnemy: Played with. The first one met had ingested several Rock Pikmins, Pikmin, and killing the creature will free them. Also, since it doesn't kill the Pikmins Pikmin it ingests, defeating it will free all the Pikmins Pikmin it has captured.



A small Slurker that lives in frigid environments and uses its tongue to ingest Pikmins.

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A small Slurker that lives in frigid environments and uses its tongue to ingest Pikmins.Pikmin.



* OverlyLongTongue: The big appendage dangling from the Slurker is actually a tongue. It attacks by ramming it on Olimar and the Pikmins from above.

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* OverlyLongTongue: The big appendage dangling from the Slurker is actually a tongue. It attacks by ramming it on Olimar and the Pikmins Pikmin from above.



A weird creature envelopped in cotton charged with electricity, it attacks with its children which attach themselves to it all around its body. The striped appendage is actually its mouth, which can suck Pikmins. It is the boss of the Ravaged Rustworks.

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A weird creature envelopped in cotton charged with electricity, it attacks with its children which attach themselves to it all around its body. The striped appendage is actually its mouth, which can suck Pikmins.Pikmin. It is the boss of the Ravaged Rustworks.
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* MamaBear: The parent Cottonade doesn't like one bit the Pikmins messing up with their young.
* MuggingTheMonster: When Olimar arrives on the boss arena, several yellow Pikmins are seen messing with a puffy cotton-like creature... which turns out to be a part of the Electric Cottonade's youngs, which promptly attacks them.

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* MamaBear: The parent Cottonade doesn't like one bit the Pikmins Pikmin messing up with their young.
* MuggingTheMonster: When Olimar arrives on the boss arena, several yellow Pikmins Pikmin are seen messing with a puffy cotton-like creature... which turns out to be a part of the Electric Cottonade's youngs, which promptly attacks them.



* VacuumMouth: With which it tries to vacuum Pikmins.

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* VacuumMouth: With which it tries to vacuum Pikmins.
Pikmin.



A giant version of the above Anode Beetle. As its name suggests, it has a very big maw with which it can gobble hapless Pikmins.

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A giant version of the above Anode Beetle. As its name suggests, it has a very big maw with which it can gobble hapless Pikmins.Pikmin.



* ShockAndAwe: They can produce electricity that can harm non-yellow Pikmins and illuminate the area near the bettle. It is actually quite useful in some levels, since some flowers only bloom when exposed to light.

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* ShockAndAwe: They can produce electricity that can harm non-yellow Pikmins Pikmin and illuminate the area near the bettle. It is actually quite useful in some levels, since some flowers only bloom when exposed to light.



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The most basic Mockiwi and one of the earliest enemies fought in the game, it looks like a yellow wingless duck. They can be defeated by throwing Pikmins onto their back, but can gobble up any Pikmin thrown at them from upfront. One has to wait until it turns around or send the Pikmins into the air to have them land safely on the Mockiwi's back. They are highly aggressive and attack on sight.

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The most basic Mockiwi and one of the earliest enemies fought in the game, it looks like a yellow wingless duck. They can be defeated by throwing Pikmins Pikmin onto their back, but can gobble up any Pikmin thrown at them from upfront. One has to wait until it turns around or send the Pikmins Pikmin into the air to have them land safely on the Mockiwi's back. They are highly aggressive and attack on sight.sight.
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A purple PaletteSwap of the regular Mockiwi with a pink crest, it is the more aggressive of the two. Unlike the former, it has the ability to shake the Pikmins off.

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A purple PaletteSwap of the regular Mockiwi with a pink crest, it is the more aggressive of the two. Unlike the former, it has the ability to shake the Pikmins off.Pikmin off.
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* AccidentalMurder: It doesn't intend to kill the Pikmins at all and mean no harm, but it accidentally crushes them since it doesn't notice them.
* GiantFootOfStomping: It can kill Pikmins by crushing them under its big feet.

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* AccidentalMurder: It doesn't intend to kill the Pikmins Pikmin at all and mean means no harm, but it accidentally crushes them since it doesn't notice them.
* GiantFootOfStomping: It can kill Pikmins Pikmin by crushing them under its big feet.



* KneeCapping: This creature is so absurdly tall that not even the yellow Pikmins can reach its main body. Olimar has to throw Pikmins at its feathered knees to make it crouch, so he can throw Pikmins on it.

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* KneeCapping: This creature is so absurdly tall that not even the yellow Pikmins Pikmin can reach its main body. Olimar has to throw Pikmins Pikmin at its feathered knees to make it crouch, so he can throw Pikmins Pikmin on it.
14th Dec '17 11:47:08 AM rmctagg09
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* GlowingFlora: Bioluminescent mushrooms whose blue -- and later pink -- glow is caused by the breakdown of Hocotatium 111 in there tissues. They become particularly important in the fight against the Vehemoth Phosbat and its brood: as these creatures are actively [[WeakenedByTheLight hurt by the light]], the illuminated patches the Glowcaps create provide safe areas where they creatures will not pursue.

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* GlowingFlora: Bioluminescent mushrooms whose blue -- and later pink -- glow is caused by the breakdown of Hocotatium 111 in there their tissues. They become particularly important in the fight against the Vehemoth Phosbat and its brood: as these creatures are actively [[WeakenedByTheLight hurt by the light]], the illuminated patches the Glowcaps create provide safe areas where they the creatures will not pursue.
13th Dec '17 5:50:45 PM Theriocephalus
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* GlowingFlora: Bioluminescent mushrooms whose blue -- and later pink -- glow is caused by the breakdown of Hocotatium 111 in there tissues. They become particularly important in the fight against the Vehemoth Phosbat and its brood: as these creatures are actively [[WeakenedByTheLight hurt by the light]], the illuminated patches the Glowcaps create provide safe areas where they creatures will not pursue.




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* GlowingFlora: Subverted. They're classified as a plant in the in-game Pikipedia like all other vegetable scenery of importance, Olimar gives them a scientific name and Louie tests them for edibility, same as they do for all other organisms they find... except that they're actually just [=LEDs=] half-buried in the ground, which Olimar and Louie have mistaken for light-emitting plants.
11th Dec '17 12:14:40 PM Jubileus57
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[[folder:Piklopedia: Mockiwi Family]]
A family of wingless bird-like creatures introduced in ''Hey! Pikmin''. The name is a {{Portmanteau}} of "Mock", that means false, and "Kiwi", a race of flightless birds. According to Olimar's notes, they once could fly, by the ability was lost through evolution. Interestingly, their scientific name ''Pseudoactinia'' implies that they derive somehow from ''mollusks'', as ''Actinia'' is a real-world genus of sea anemones.
* ArmlessBiped: Their wings are vestigian and cannot be seen at all, despite looking like birds that usually have wings. This fact makes them roughly the same shape as Bulborbs.
* FeatheredFiend: They are hostile bird-like creatures.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To the iconic Bulborbs. They share their attack pattern, rough shape and are in some way the mascot enemies of their games

!! Mockiwi
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''Pseudoactinia perniciosa''

-> '''Appears In:''' Hey! Pikmin

The most basic Mockiwi and one of the earliest enemies fought in the game, it looks like a yellow wingless duck. They can be defeated by throwing Pikmins onto their back, but can gobble up any Pikmin thrown at them from upfront. One has to wait until it turns around or send the Pikmins into the air to have them land safely on the Mockiwi's back. They are highly aggressive and attack on sight.
* BigEater: If it spots a Pikmin, it ''will'' come after it to devour it.
* MascotMook: In ''Hey! Pikmin''. They are amongst the first enemies encountered and one is prominently featured on the boxart.

!! Crested Mockiwi
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''Pseudoactinia pomadus''

-> '''Appears In:''' Hey! Pikmin

A purple PaletteSwap of the regular Mockiwi with a pink crest, it is the more aggressive of the two. Unlike the former, it has the ability to shake the Pikmins off.
* BigEater: Just like the regular Mockiwi, it will come after whichever Pikmin it sees to eat it.
* UndergroundMonkey: A slightly more dangerous variation of the Mockiwi, and that's pretty much the only difference between the two.

!! Elongated Crushblat
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''Pseudoactinidia podimacris''

-> '''Appears In:''' Hey! Pikmin

A pink Mockiwi that looks like a flamingo with ludicrously long legs. Unlike the other Mockiwis, it is rather docile, and only walks around slowly, minding its own business.
* AccidentalMurder: It doesn't intend to kill the Pikmins at all and mean no harm, but it accidentally crushes them since it doesn't notice them.
* GiantFootOfStomping: It can kill Pikmins by crushing them under its big feet.
* GiantMook: Significantly taller than the other Mockiwis and far harder to defeat.
* KneeCapping: This creature is so absurdly tall that not even the yellow Pikmins can reach its main body. Olimar has to throw Pikmins at its feathered knees to make it crouch, so he can throw Pikmins on it.
* UniqueEnemy: There is only one Elongated Crushblat appearing in the entire game, in a secret area from the ''Pollution Pool'' level.

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* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: The are jellyfish-like creatures that hover in the air.
* VerticalKidnapping: Their preferred attack method. They swing their uvula-like appendages tothe ground and capture the Pikmins situated beow them.



* VerticalKidnapping: Its preferred attack method. It swings its uvula-like appendage to the ground and captures the Pikmins situated below it.

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* VerticalKidnapping: Its preferred attack method. It swings its uvula-like appendage to the ground and captures the Pikmins situated below it.




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* VerticalKidnapping: It floats above the Pikmins and lashes its tongue at them to snag them. Unlike the Medusal Slurker, they do kill the Pikmins they absorb.

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* VerticalKidnapping: It floats above the Pikmins and lashes its tongue at them to snag them. Unlike the Medusal Slurker, they do kill the Pikmins they absorb.
MeaningfulName: Its scientific name means "descending uvula", which is precisely how it attacks.



A truly massive slurker that appears as the boss of Snowfall Fields. It attacks with its long tongue, and Olimar's notes reveal that it can drain heat from its preys.

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A truly massive slurker Slurker that appears as the boss of Snowfall Fields. It attacks with its long tongue, and Olimar's notes reveal that it can drain heat from its preys.



* EnergyAbsorption: I can drain heat from its preys and most likely from anything else, since it can create iceball by draining heat from water, freezing it.

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* EnergyAbsorption: I can drain heat from its preys and most likely from anything else, else with its MultipurposeTongue, since it can create iceball by draining heat from water, freezing it.
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[[folder:Piklopedia:Umbloda Family]]

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[[folder:Piklopedia:Umbloda [[folder:Piklopedia: Umbloda Family]]
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* DishingOutDirt: It attacks by spitting rocks at Olimar and the Pikmin.

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* DishingOutDirt: It attacks by spitting rocks at Olimar and the Pikmin.Pikmins.



* VacuumMouth: In ''Hey! Pikmin'', it attempts to suck the Pikmin with its long snout. Luckily, [[FeedItABomb there are bomb rocks nearby]]...

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* VacuumMouth: In ''Hey! Pikmin'', it attempts to suck the Pikmin Pikmins with its long snout. Luckily, [[FeedItABomb there are bomb rocks nearby]]...



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* RollingAttack: Being based on the pill bug, it can roll into a ball that tries to steamroll the Pikmin. It also jumps while doing so.

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* RollingAttack: Being based on the pill bug, it can roll into a ball that tries to steamroll the Pikmin.Pikmins. It also jumps while doing so.



[[folder:Piklopedia: Scornet Family]]

!! Scornet
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[[folder:Piklopedia: Scornet Family]]

[[folder:Piklopedia:Umbloda Family]]
A family of floating jellyfish-like enemies.

!! Scornet
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Medusal Slurker



The Scornet are small bee like enemies that appear in large numbers in ''Pikmin 3''. Due to often flying out of range of even Yellow Pikmin, Winged Pikmin are ''highly'' recommended if you encounter them.

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The Scornet are small bee like One of the first enemies that appear in large numbers in shown off for ''Pikmin 3''. Due 3'', the Medusal Slurker is an odd jellyfish-like creature that uses its tounge/uvula like appendage to often flying out of range of even Yellow Pikmin, Winged ensnare Pikmin are ''highly'' recommended if you encounter and eat them.



* AirborneMook: They spend all their time up in the air and only come down to snatch Pikmin. You won't be able to fight them with any degree of effectiveness unless you have a solid group of Winged Pikmin with you.
* BeeAfraid: The Scornets are aggressive, bee-like insects that move and attack in large swarms, and will attempt to skewer you Pikmin on their stings and carry them off to who knows where.
* EvilCounterpart: As the Scornet Maestro reveals, to the Pikmin themselves.
* TheSwarm: They're actually fairly harmless by themselves -- even a single Winged Pikmin should be able to kill a scornet in one hit. However, they tend to appear in huge swarms attacking and fighting as one, and are much more dangerous when this happens -- especially when there's the Scornet Maestro to coordinate them to full effect.

!! Scornet Maestro
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''Scientific name unknown''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 3

A major boss enemy in ''Pikmin 3'', the Scornet Maestro is an odd bee-like enemy with a harp-like appendage in its beak which it uses to command the Scornets. Needless to say, this battle is much like fighting another Captain controlling its own Pikmin, and Winged Pikmin are ''definitely'' going to be your best friends for this battle.

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* AirborneMook: They spend PinataEnemy: Played with. The first one met had ingested several Rock Pikmins, and killing the creature will free them. Also, since it doesn't kill the Pikmins it ingests, defeating it will free all their time up in the air and only come down to snatch Pikmin. You won't be able to fight them with any degree of effectiveness unless you have a solid group of Winged Pikmin with you.
Pikmins it has captured.
* BeeAfraid: The Scornets are aggressive, bee-like insects that move and SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To the Jellyfloats.
* VerticalKidnapping: Its preferred
attack in large swarms, and will attempt to skewer you Pikmin on their stings and carry them off to who knows where.
* EvilCounterpart: As the Scornet Maestro reveals,
method. It swings its uvula-like appendage to the Pikmin themselves.
* TheSwarm: They're actually fairly harmless by themselves -- even a single Winged Pikmin should be able to kill a scornet in one hit. However, they tend to appear in huge swarms attacking
ground and fighting as one, and are much more dangerous when this happens -- especially when there's captures the Scornet Maestro to coordinate them to full effect.

Pikmins situated below it.

!! Scornet Maestro
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''Scientific name unknown''

Clicking Slurker
''Uvulans descendii''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 3

Hey! Pikmin

A major boss enemy small Slurker that lives in ''Pikmin 3'', the Scornet Maestro is an odd bee-like enemy with a harp-like appendage in its beak which it frigid environments and uses to command the Scornets. Needless to say, this battle is much like fighting another Captain controlling its own Pikmin, and Winged Pikmin are ''definitely'' going tongue to be your best friends for this battle.ingest Pikmins.



* BeeBeeGun: Its attacks all consist of calling its Scornets to its side and then shooting them at you in a number of patterns, such as in a steady, single-file stream of angry bees or large lines all moving for you at once.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Though it's probably one of the smallest bosses in the series, it's still much larger than the captains. However, much like the other bosses in the series, its giant size is mostly due to the POV characters being the size of a quarter.
* FlunkyBoss: To the point where it ''can't harm Pikmin by itself''. All its attacks require the help of the Scornets, including ''shielding itself from attack''.
* GatlingGood: One of its swarm attacks is to arrange its Scornets into a drill-like shape and then fire them off in a rapid stream.
* KingMook: To the Scornets, naturally. It's a giant Scornet with a more visually complex design, and it can command swarms of regular Scornets into battle.
* SynchronizedSwarming: The harp-like mouth strings let it command its army of Scornets, getting them to form complex and coordinated formations and maneuvers to fight the Maestro's foes.

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* BeeBeeGun: Its VerticalKidnapping: It floats above the Pikmins and lashes its tongue at them to snag them. Unlike the Medusal Slurker, they do kill the Pikmins they absorb.

!! Luring Slurker
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/luringslurker.jpg]]
''Chrysaora lengens''

-> '''Appears In:''' Hey! Pikmin

A truly massive slurker that appears as the boss of Snowfall Fields. It
attacks all consist of calling with its Scornets to long tongue, and Olimar's notes reveal that it can drain heat from its side and then shooting them at you in a number of patterns, such as in a steady, single-file stream of angry bees or large lines all moving for you at once.
preys.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Though it's probably one of the smallest bosses AnIcePerson: It is fought in the series, it's still much larger than icy Snowfall Fields and can throw iceballs at Olimar and the captains. However, much like the other bosses in the series, its giant size is mostly due to the POV characters being the size of a quarter.
* FlunkyBoss: To the point where it ''can't harm
Pikmin by itself''. All as an attack.
* EnergyAbsorption: I can drain heat from
its preys and most likely from anything else, since it can create iceball by draining heat from water, freezing it.
* OverlyLongTongue: The big appendage dangling from the Slurker is actually a tongue. It
attacks require by ramming it on Olimar and the help of the Scornets, including ''shielding itself Pikmins from attack''.
* GatlingGood: One of its swarm attacks is to arrange its Scornets into a drill-like shape and then fire them off in a rapid stream.
* KingMook: To the Scornets, naturally. It's a giant Scornet with a more visually complex design, and it can command swarms of regular Scornets into battle.
* SynchronizedSwarming: The harp-like mouth strings let it command its army of Scornets, getting them to form complex and coordinated formations and maneuvers to fight the Maestro's foes.
above.



[[folder:Piklopedia: Cottonade Family]]
A family introduced in ''Hey! Pikmin'', with its sole representant being the Electric Cottonade. They are wrapped into a thick cotton fur, hence their name.

!! Electric Cottonade
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''Lanugo electropaleae''

-> '''Appears In''': Hey! Pikmin
A weird creature envelopped in electrically-charged cotton, it attacks with its children which attach themselves to it all around its body. The striped appendage is actually its mouth, which can suck Pikmin. It is the boss of the Ravaged Rustworks.

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[[folder:Piklopedia: Cottonade Family]]
A family introduced in ''Hey! Pikmin'', with its sole representant being the Electric Cottonade. They are wrapped into a thick cotton fur, hence their name.

Scornet Family]]

!! Electric Cottonade
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Scornet
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tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/electriccottonade.png]]
''Lanugo electropaleae''

org/pmwiki/pub/images/scornet.png]]

''Scientific name unknown''

-> '''Appears In''': Hey! Pikmin
A weird creature envelopped in electrically-charged cotton, it attacks with its children which attach themselves to it all around its body.
In:''' Pikmin 3

The striped appendage is actually its mouth, which can suck Pikmin. It is the boss Scornet are small bee like enemies that appear in large numbers in ''Pikmin 3''. Due to often flying out of the Ravaged Rustworks. range of even Yellow Pikmin, Winged Pikmin are ''highly'' recommended if you encounter them.



* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The parent and its children work together when hunting their preys. Olimar is notably very impressed with the teamwork they display when going on a family hunt.
* MamaBear: The parent Cottonade doesn't like it one bit the Pikmin mess with its young.
* MuggingTheMonster: When Olimar arrives on the boss arena, several yellow Pikmin are seen messing with a puffy cotton-like creature... which turns out to be one of the Electric Cottonade's young, at which point the parent promptly attacks them.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Sure they are enemies, but the children Cottonades are all puffy and fluffy and look overall very cute.
* ShockAndAwe: Its cotton fur seems to be charged with electricity, and can attack with both electric balls and lightning bolts.
* VacuumMouth: With which it tries to vacuum Pikmin.

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* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The parent and its children work together when hunting AirborneMook: They spend all their preys. Olimar is notably very impressed time up in the air and only come down to snatch Pikmin. You won't be able to fight them with any degree of effectiveness unless you have a solid group of Winged Pikmin with you.
* BeeAfraid: The Scornets are aggressive, bee-like insects that move and attack in large swarms, and will attempt to skewer you Pikmin on their stings and carry them off to who knows where.
* EvilCounterpart: As
the teamwork they display when going on a family hunt.
* MamaBear: The parent Cottonade doesn't like it one bit
Scornet Maestro reveals, to the Pikmin mess themselves.
* TheSwarm: They're actually fairly harmless by themselves -- even a single Winged Pikmin should be able to kill a scornet in one hit. However, they tend to appear in huge swarms attacking and fighting as one, and are much more dangerous when this happens -- especially when there's the Scornet Maestro to coordinate them to full effect.

!! Scornet Maestro
[[quoteright:302:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scornet_maestro.png]]

''Scientific name unknown''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 3

A major boss enemy in ''Pikmin 3'', the Scornet Maestro is an odd bee-like enemy
with a harp-like appendage in its young.
* MuggingTheMonster: When Olimar arrives on
beak which it uses to command the boss arena, several yellow Scornets. Needless to say, this battle is much like fighting another Captain controlling its own Pikmin, and Winged Pikmin are seen messing with a puffy cotton-like creature... which turns out ''definitely'' going to be your best friends for this battle.
----
* BeeBeeGun: Its attacks all consist of calling its Scornets to its side and then shooting them at you in a number of patterns, such as in a steady, single-file stream of angry bees or large lines all moving for you at once.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Though it's probably
one of the Electric Cottonade's young, at which smallest bosses in the series, it's still much larger than the captains. However, much like the other bosses in the series, its giant size is mostly due to the POV characters being the size of a quarter.
* FlunkyBoss: To the
point the parent promptly where it ''can't harm Pikmin by itself''. All its attacks them.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Sure they are enemies, but
require the children Cottonades are all puffy help of the Scornets, including ''shielding itself from attack''.
* GatlingGood: One of its swarm attacks is to arrange its Scornets into a drill-like shape
and fluffy and look overall very cute.
then fire them off in a rapid stream.
* ShockAndAwe: Its cotton fur seems to be charged KingMook: To the Scornets, naturally. It's a giant Scornet with electricity, a more visually complex design, and it can attack with both electric balls command swarms of regular Scornets into battle.
* SynchronizedSwarming: The harp-like mouth strings let it command its army of Scornets, getting them to form complex
and lightning bolts.
* VacuumMouth: With which it tries
coordinated formations and maneuvers to vacuum Pikmin.
fight the Maestro's foes.




[[folder:Piklopedia: Unsorted Enemies]]

!! Unmarked Spectralids
''Fenestari prismatus''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3

Butterfly-like creatures, these will sometimes be released when brushing against certain plants. They can also be found fluttering around some rest floors of deeper caverns. Though cruel, you should attack them quickly, as they'll flee once disturbed and can yield some nice rewards. In ''Pikmin 3'', they're more persistent and don't appear in groups, and white spectralids have replaced the purple kind.

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\n[[folder:Piklopedia: Unsorted Enemies]]

Cottonade Family]]
A family introduced in ''Hey! Pikmin'', with its sole representant being the Electric Cottonade. They are wrapped into a thick cotton fur, hence their name.

!! Unmarked Spectralids
''Fenestari prismatus''

Electric Cottonade
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/electriccottonade.png]]
''Lanugo electropaleae''

-> '''Appears In''': Hey! Pikmin
A weird creature envelopped in cotton charged with electricity, it attacks with its children which attach themselves to it all around its body. The striped appendage is actually its mouth, which can suck Pikmins. It is the boss of the Ravaged Rustworks.

* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The parent and its children work together when hunting their preys. Olimar is notably very impressed with the teamwork they display when going on a family hunt.
* MamaBear: The parent Cottonade doesn't like one bit the Pikmins messing up with their young.
* MuggingTheMonster: When Olimar arrives on the boss arena, several yellow Pikmins are seen messing with a puffy cotton-like creature... which turns out to be a part of the Electric Cottonade's youngs, which promptly attacks them.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Sure they are enemies, but the children Cottonades are all puffy and fluffy and look overall very cute.
* ShockAndAwe: Its cotton fur seems to be charged with electricity, and can attack with both electric balls and lightning bolts.
* VacuumMouth: With which it tries to vacuum Pikmins.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Piklopedia: Scarab Beetle family]]
A family of black, electric beetles. They seem to be based on ladybugs.
!! Anode Beetle
''Scarabum electrodea''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 2, 2

A small beetle that constantly discharges electricity to other beetles. It is impervious to
Pikmin 3

Butterfly-like creatures, these will sometimes be released when brushing against certain plants. They can also be found fluttering around some rest floors of deeper caverns. Though cruel, you should attack them quickly, as they'll flee once disturbed
assaults directly, but flip it onto its back and can yield some nice rewards. In ''Pikmin 3'', they're more persistent and don't appear in groups, and white spectralids have replaced the purple kind.it goes down easily. It is best tackled with Yellow Pikmin, since electricity is instantly fatal to other types.



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In ''Pikmin 2'', yellow drops nectar, red drops Ultra Spicy Spray, and purple drops Ultra Bitter Spray, but only some of the time. In ''Pikmin 3'', white drops nothing, yellow always drops nectar, and red always drops Ultra Spicy Spray.
* MetalSlime: Killing them nets you nectars and sprays, but if you're not quick, they'll flutter away. Red Spectralids are definitely this in the third game, always giving you a spicy spray if you can kill them, and are much rarer than the yellow variety.
* PaletteSwap: In all their appearances, the variants of spectralids are physically identical to each other in everything save color (and, in ''Pikmin 3'', size, number and arrangement of their black spots).

!! Honeywisp
[[quoteright:130:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/honeywisp.png]]
''Nektara fatuus''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin, Pikmin 2

A truly weird creature, it won't attack or really interact with your Pikmin at all, but attacking it can yield you a drop of nectar (in ''1'') or an egg (in ''2'') that can contain nectar, sprays, or Mitites.

to:

* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In ''Pikmin 2'', yellow drops nectar, red drops Ultra Spicy Spray, and purple drops Ultra Bitter Spray, but only some of the time. In ''Pikmin 3'', white drops nothing, yellow ShockAndAwe: Though they will always drops nectar, and red always drops Ultra Spicy Spray.
* MetalSlime: Killing
discharge sparks, these are harmless. The only time they can hurt your Pikmin is when two of them nets you nectars and sprays, but if you're not quick, they'll flutter away. Red Spectralids are definitely this discharge in the third game, always giving you a spicy spray if you can kill them, and are much rarer than the yellow variety.
* PaletteSwap: In all their appearances, the variants of spectralids are physically identical
close proximity to each other in everything save color (and, in ''Pikmin 3'', size, number and arrangement other, forming an arc of their black spots).

deadly electricity between them. Because of this, if only one is alive, it's completely harmless.

!! Honeywisp
[[quoteright:130:http://static.
Widemouthed Anode Beetle
[[quoteright:320:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/honeywisp.png]]
''Nektara fatuus''

org/pmwiki/pub/images/widemouthablog.jpg]]
''Scarabum electrodea grandiostium''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin, Pikmin 2

Hey! Pikmin

A truly weird creature, giant version of the above Anode Beetle. As its name suggests, it won't attack or really interact has a very big maw with your Pikmin at all, but attacking which it can yield you a drop of nectar (in ''1'') or an egg (in ''2'') that can contain nectar, sprays, or Mitites. gobble hapless Pikmins.



* AirborneMook: They are constantly airborne, and never land. Throwing Pikmin at them is the only way to interact with them.
* BizarreAlienBiology: They fly without any means of lift or floatation, and they're only creature on the planet that can actually ''teleport''.
* HelpfulMook: Their only purpose in the game is to provide you with a source of nectar (in ''1'') or eggs (in ''2'').
* NoBodyLeftBehind: Their body instantly crumbles on death, leaving only their nectar or egg to harvest. Oliver even points this out in his notes, remarking that the inability to actually obtain a dead specimen has hindered his ability to study them.

!! Mamuta
''Unknown''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin, Pikmin 2

Nobody knows what this thing is. It's quite bizarre-looking, but can be useful to you, as it can quickly turn your Pikmin into flower Pikmin. Just be careful not to let Olimar get smacked by them too.

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* AirborneMook: They are constantly airborne, and never land. Throwing Pikmin at them FlippingHelpless: Flipping it on its back is the only sole way to interact with them.
attack this creature.
* BizarreAlienBiology: ShockAndAwe: They fly without any means of lift or floatation, and they're only creature on the planet can produce electricity that can harm non-yellow Pikmins and illuminate the area near the bettle. It is actually ''teleport''.
* HelpfulMook: Their
quite useful in some levels, since some flowers only purpose in the game is bloom when exposed to provide you with a source of nectar (in ''1'') or eggs (in ''2'').
* NoBodyLeftBehind: Their body instantly crumbles on death, leaving only their nectar or egg to harvest. Oliver even points this out in his notes, remarking that the inability to actually obtain a dead specimen has hindered his ability to study them.

light.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Piklopedia: Unsorted Enemies]]

!! Mamuta
''Unknown''

Unmarked Spectralids
''Fenestari prismatus''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin, Pikmin 2

Nobody knows what this thing is. It's quite bizarre-looking, but can be useful to you, as it can quickly turn your
2, Pikmin into flower Pikmin. Just 3

Butterfly-like creatures, these will sometimes
be careful not to let Olimar get smacked by released when brushing against certain plants. They can also be found fluttering around some rest floors of deeper caverns. Though cruel, you should attack them too.quickly, as they'll flee once disturbed and can yield some nice rewards. In ''Pikmin 3'', they're more persistent and don't appear in groups, and white spectralids have replaced the purple kind.



* {{Gonk}}: Blank, unblinking eyes and a lumpy asymmetrical body.
* HelpfulMook: They will cultivate your Pikmin into Flower Pikmin for you.
* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: Nobody really knows much about them. Their behavior, their identity, their purpose...
* TastesLikeChicken: According to Louie. [[ExtremeOmnivore He also states that they're inedible]].

!! Goolix
[[quoteright:238:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/goolix.png]]

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin

A large amoeba-like creature with two nuclei suspended in its blue fluid body. Its main form of attack is to smother and drown Pikmin, but this doesn't work for blue ones. Damaging the nuclei seems to be most effective. It only appears on odd-numbered days after day 8 at the Impact site.

to:

* {{Gonk}}: Blank, unblinking eyes ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In ''Pikmin 2'', yellow drops nectar, red drops Ultra Spicy Spray, and purple drops Ultra Bitter Spray, but only some of the time. In ''Pikmin 3'', white drops nothing, yellow always drops nectar, and red always drops Ultra Spicy Spray.
* MetalSlime: Killing them nets you nectars and sprays, but if you're not quick, they'll flutter away. Red Spectralids are definitely this in the third game, always giving you
a lumpy asymmetrical body.
* HelpfulMook: They will cultivate your Pikmin into Flower Pikmin for you.
* ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: Nobody really knows
spicy spray if you can kill them, and are much about them. Their behavior, rarer than the yellow variety.
* PaletteSwap: In all
their identity, appearances, the variants of spectralids are physically identical to each other in everything save color (and, in ''Pikmin 3'', size, number and arrangement of their purpose...
* TastesLikeChicken: According to Louie. [[ExtremeOmnivore He also states that they're inedible]].

black spots).

!! Goolix
[[quoteright:238:http://static.
Honeywisp
[[quoteright:130:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/goolix.png]]

org/pmwiki/pub/images/honeywisp.png]]
''Nektara fatuus''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin

A large amoeba-like creature with two nuclei suspended in its blue fluid body. Its main form of attack is to smother and drown
Pikmin, Pikmin 2

A truly weird creature, it won't attack or really interact with your Pikmin at all,
but this doesn't work for blue ones. Damaging the nuclei seems to be most effective. It only appears on odd-numbered days after day 8 at the Impact site.attacking it can yield you a drop of nectar (in ''1'') or an egg (in ''2'') that can contain nectar, sprays, or Mitites.



* AttackItsWeakPoint: Both of the nucleus-like objects are weakpoints. The smaller blue one can be swarmed, killing it slowly but easily. The larger beige one can only be damaged by direct throws, but deals heavy damage.
* TheBusCameBack: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Though it doesn't appear itself in ''Pikmin 3'', [[spoiler:the form the FinalBoss chases you around in before the actual fight is highly reminiscent of it]].
* BlobMonster: It resembles a living puddle of water or transparent goo as much as it does anything else. While it ''is'' based on an amoeba, it's amorphous even by protozoan standards.
%%* BossInMookClothing
* DamageSpongeBoss: Even if you have a group of one hundred Pikmin AttackItsWeakPoint, it'll still likely take much of the day to beat unless you throw Pikmin onto the bigger orb. This has the chance to deflower Pikmin, though, and since it can't do anything to Blue Pikmin, many prefer the former method. Having Pikmin attack the smaller orb multiplies the damage inflicted by throwing Pikmin at the bigger orb.
* MegaMicrobes: It looks like a huge amoeba with two nuclei. While it may not be huge by human standards, given the scale the games operate at, it's still a lot bigger than any amoeba, and certainly plenty big as far as Olimar and the Pikmin are concerned.

!! Pearly Clamclamp

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin

It is very unusual to see a bivalve in the middle of the forest, but here they are. They keep their shells open and reveal a pearl sitting in the middle. When it is attacked, it'll clamp down and any Pikmin hapless enough to get stuck inside will be devoured. But the rewards outweigh the risks, as killing it will net you its pearl, which can be taken back to an onion to produce ''fifty'' Pikmin.

to:

* AttackItsWeakPoint: Both of the nucleus-like objects AirborneMook: They are weakpoints. The smaller blue one can be swarmed, killing it slowly but easily. The larger beige one can only be damaged by direct throws, but deals heavy damage.
* TheBusCameBack: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Though it doesn't appear itself in ''Pikmin 3'', [[spoiler:the form the FinalBoss chases you around in before the actual fight is highly reminiscent of it]].
* BlobMonster: It resembles a living puddle of water or transparent goo as much as it does anything else. While it ''is'' based on an amoeba, it's amorphous even by protozoan standards.
%%* BossInMookClothing
* DamageSpongeBoss: Even if you have a group of one hundred Pikmin AttackItsWeakPoint, it'll still likely take much of the day to beat unless you throw Pikmin onto the bigger orb. This has the chance to deflower Pikmin, though,
constantly airborne, and since it can't do anything to Blue Pikmin, many prefer the former method. Having Pikmin attack the smaller orb multiplies the damage inflicted by throwing never land. Throwing Pikmin at them is the bigger orb.
* MegaMicrobes: It looks like a huge amoeba
only way to interact with two nuclei. While it may not be huge by human standards, given them.
* BizarreAlienBiology: They fly without any means of lift or floatation, and they're only creature on
the scale planet that can actually ''teleport''.
* HelpfulMook: Their only purpose in
the games operate at, it's still game is to provide you with a lot bigger than any amoeba, and certainly plenty big as far as Olimar and source of nectar (in ''1'') or eggs (in ''2'').
* NoBodyLeftBehind: Their body instantly crumbles on death, leaving only their nectar or egg to harvest. Oliver even points this out in his notes, remarking that
the Pikmin are concerned.

inability to actually obtain a dead specimen has hindered his ability to study them.

!! Pearly Clamclamp

Mamuta
''Unknown''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin

It is very unusual to see a bivalve in the middle of the forest, but here they are. They keep their shells open and reveal a pearl sitting in the middle. When it is attacked, it'll clamp down and any
Pikmin, Pikmin hapless enough to get stuck inside will be devoured. But the rewards outweigh the risks, as killing it will net you its pearl, which 2

Nobody knows what this thing is. It's quite bizarre-looking, but
can be taken back useful to an onion you, as it can quickly turn your Pikmin into flower Pikmin. Just be careful not to produce ''fifty'' Pikmin.let Olimar get smacked by them too.



* ClamTrap: This is the only way they can attack -- when your Pikmin start attacking its pearl, the Clamclamp will stretch its shell open wide and then snap it shut, eating any Pikmin caught inside.
* MetalSlime: They're quite rare -- only three appear in the whole game -- and can be tricky to kill, but those pearls are worth fifty Pikmin each.

!! Puffstool
[[quoteright:240:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puffstool.png]]

to:

* ClamTrap: This is the only way they can attack -- when {{Gonk}}: Blank, unblinking eyes and a lumpy asymmetrical body.
* HelpfulMook: They will cultivate
your Pikmin start attacking its pearl, the Clamclamp will stretch its shell open wide and then snap it shut, eating any into Flower Pikmin caught inside.
for you.
* MetalSlime: They're quite rare -- only three appear in the whole game -- and can be tricky ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma: Nobody really knows much about them. Their behavior, their identity, their purpose...
* TastesLikeChicken: According
to kill, but those pearls are worth fifty Pikmin each.

Louie. [[ExtremeOmnivore He also states that they're inedible]].

!! Puffstool
[[quoteright:240:http://static.
Goolix
[[quoteright:238:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puffstool.org/pmwiki/pub/images/goolix.png]]



A bizarre walking mushroom-like creature. It appears to be rather silly, but looks can be deceiving: It constantly produces spores which have the unique property of ''turning your own Pikmin against you'' by brainwashing them and turning them into "Toadmin". Luckily, this is only temporary, but it's still a situation you want to avoid.

to:

A bizarre walking mushroom-like creature. large amoeba-like creature with two nuclei suspended in its blue fluid body. Its main form of attack is to smother and drown Pikmin, but this doesn't work for blue ones. Damaging the nuclei seems to be most effective. It only appears to be rather silly, but looks can be deceiving: It constantly produces spores which have on odd-numbered days after day 8 at the unique property of ''turning your own Pikmin against you'' by brainwashing them and turning them into "Toadmin". Luckily, this is only temporary, but it's still a situation you want to avoid.Impact site.



* ArmlessBiped: Its only limbs are a pair of small, stubby legs.

to:

* ArmlessBiped: Its AttackItsWeakPoint: Both of the nucleus-like objects are weakpoints. The smaller blue one can be swarmed, killing it slowly but easily. The larger beige one can only limbs are a pair be damaged by direct throws, but deals heavy damage.
* TheBusCameBack: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Though it doesn't appear itself in ''Pikmin 3'', [[spoiler:the form the FinalBoss chases you around in before the actual fight is highly reminiscent
of small, stubby legs.it]].
* BlobMonster: It resembles a living puddle of water or transparent goo as much as it does anything else. While it ''is'' based on an amoeba, it's amorphous even by protozoan standards.



* ButtonMashing: Not the enemy itself, but the game guide ''actually suggests this as a strategy'' when the Toadmin start attacking you, to get them to let go.
* FanficFuel: Primarily due to the Toadmin, which are endless sources of stories, Wild Mass Guesses, and assorted other fandom reactions.
* FesteringFungus: Its spores infect and infest any Pikmin unfortunate enough to breathe them, turning them into zombie-like Mushroom Pikmin under the Puffstool's control.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: It looks docile and silly, and tends to trip over its feet when it waddles around. It can't even directly attack. However, the spores it releases are quite dangerous if you don't call your Pikmin away...
* TheVirus: Any Pikmin exposed to its spores will become zombie-like Toadmin that obey the Puffstool.
* ZeroEffortBoss: It's a timesink, but Olimar can slowly punch the Puffstool to death by himself if you have three in-game hours to spare. The Puffstool in turn cannot damage Olimar at all and is too slow to run away.

!! Smoky Progg

to:

* ButtonMashing: Not the enemy itself, but the game guide ''actually suggests this as a strategy'' when the Toadmin start attacking you, to get them to let go.
* FanficFuel: Primarily due to the Toadmin, which are endless sources of stories, Wild Mass Guesses, and assorted other fandom reactions.
* FesteringFungus: Its spores infect and infest any Pikmin unfortunate enough to breathe them, turning them into zombie-like Mushroom Pikmin under the Puffstool's control.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: It looks docile and silly, and tends to trip over its feet when it waddles around. It can't even directly attack. However, the spores it releases are quite dangerous if you don't call your Pikmin away...
* TheVirus: Any Pikmin exposed to its spores will become zombie-like Toadmin that obey the Puffstool.
* ZeroEffortBoss: It's a timesink, but Olimar can slowly punch the Puffstool to death by himself
DamageSpongeBoss: Even if you have three in-game hours a group of one hundred Pikmin AttackItsWeakPoint, it'll still likely take much of the day to spare. The Puffstool in turn cannot beat unless you throw Pikmin onto the bigger orb. This has the chance to deflower Pikmin, though, and since it can't do anything to Blue Pikmin, many prefer the former method. Having Pikmin attack the smaller orb multiplies the damage inflicted by throwing Pikmin at the bigger orb.
* MegaMicrobes: It looks like a huge amoeba with two nuclei. While it may not be huge by human standards, given the scale the games operate at, it's still a lot bigger than any amoeba, and certainly plenty big as far as
Olimar at all and is too slow to run away.

the Pikmin are concerned.

!! Smoky Progg
Pearly Clamclamp



An extremely enigmatic animal. Encountering it is a bit difficult, since you'll need to get to a certain area before day 15, find its egg, and either touch it or damage it without destroying it. Once released, it will crawl towards your base camp, uproot Pikmin by simply roaring, and instantly kill them by smothering them in its poisonous fog. What kind of reward do you get from killing such a dangerous monster? A gold pearl that produces ''100'' Pikmin, probably to make up for the huge number you likely lost fighting it.

to:

An extremely enigmatic animal. Encountering It is very unusual to see a bivalve in the middle of the forest, but here they are. They keep their shells open and reveal a pearl sitting in the middle. When it is a bit difficult, since you'll need attacked, it'll clamp down and any Pikmin hapless enough to get to a certain area before day 15, find its egg, and either touch it or damage it without destroying it. Once released, stuck inside will be devoured. But the rewards outweigh the risks, as killing it will crawl towards your base camp, uproot Pikmin by simply roaring, and instantly kill them by smothering them in net you its poisonous fog. What kind of reward do you get from killing such a dangerous monster? A gold pearl that produces ''100'' Pikmin, probably pearl, which can be taken back to make up for the huge number you likely lost fighting it.an onion to produce ''fifty'' Pikmin.



* BonusBoss: It does not hold a ship piece, and disappears if you don't find it before day 15. Even if you do find the egg it's in, you have to damage it to near-breaking but not destroy it, otherwise you'll abort the Progg before it forms. Once you damage the egg, the Progg will break out after a while, malformed, and rampage around your landing site. The pearl it drops on defeat is worth 100 Pikmin, however.
* BossInMookClothing
* CompellingVoice: Its roars can make Pikmin uproot themselves, usually leading to the Pikmin's demise. Make sure you have no sprouts waiting to be plucked at the landing site, and account for any Pikmin that were snagged by a Swooping Snitchbug.
* EldritchAbomination: Double-literally, since it was [[AllThereInTheManual supposed to hatch into a Mamuta]] before [[NiceJobBreakingItHero its egg was damaged]], and since its scientific name roughly translates to [[MeaningfulName "God of Pikmin."]]
%%* EnfanteTerrible
* WalkingWasteland: Pikmin will die ''instantly'' if they touch the foggy trail it leaves.

!! Anode Beetle
''Scarabum electrodia''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 2

A small beetle that constantly discharges electricity to other beetles. It is impervious to Pikmin assaults directly, but flip it onto its back and it goes down easily. It is best tackled with Yellow Pikmin, since electricity is instantly fatal to other types.

to:

* BonusBoss: It does not hold a ship piece, and disappears if you don't find it before day 15. Even if you do find ClamTrap: This is the egg it's in, you have to damage it to near-breaking but not destroy it, otherwise you'll abort the Progg before it forms. Once you damage the egg, the Progg will break out after a while, malformed, and rampage around only way they can attack -- when your landing site. The pearl it drops on defeat is worth 100 Pikmin, however.
* BossInMookClothing
* CompellingVoice: Its roars can make
Pikmin uproot themselves, usually leading to start attacking its pearl, the Pikmin's demise. Make sure you have no sprouts waiting to be plucked at the landing site, Clamclamp will stretch its shell open wide and account for then snap it shut, eating any Pikmin that were snagged by a Swooping Snitchbug.
caught inside.
* EldritchAbomination: Double-literally, since it was [[AllThereInTheManual supposed to hatch into a Mamuta]] before [[NiceJobBreakingItHero its egg was damaged]], MetalSlime: They're quite rare -- only three appear in the whole game -- and since its scientific name roughly translates can be tricky to [[MeaningfulName "God of Pikmin."]]
%%* EnfanteTerrible
* WalkingWasteland:
kill, but those pearls are worth fifty Pikmin will die ''instantly'' if they touch the foggy trail it leaves.

each.

!! Anode Beetle
''Scarabum electrodia''

Puffstool
[[quoteright:240:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/puffstool.png]]

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 2

Pikmin

A small beetle that bizarre walking mushroom-like creature. It appears to be rather silly, but looks can be deceiving: It constantly discharges electricity to other beetles. It is impervious to produces spores which have the unique property of ''turning your own Pikmin assaults directly, against you'' by brainwashing them and turning them into "Toadmin". Luckily, this is only temporary, but flip it onto its back and it goes down easily. It is best tackled with Yellow Pikmin, since electricity is instantly fatal it's still a situation you want to other types. avoid.



* ShockAndAwe: Though they will always discharge sparks, these are harmless. The only time they can hurt your Pikmin is when two of them discharge in close proximity to each other, forming an arc of deadly electricity between them. Because of this, if only one is alive, it's completely harmless.

!! Ravenous Whiskerpillar
''Lepidoptera pluckieus''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 2

A caterpillar-like grub that feeds on Burgeoning Spiderwort berries. It doesn't attack Pikmin, but it is still a nuisance to deal with since those berries can be made into sprays. It is one of the few creatures that isn't "killed" when defeated by Pikmin, as it is still squirming when taken to an onion to be processed. Oddly, its adult form is not seen in the game.

to:

* ShockAndAwe: Though they will always discharge sparks, these are harmless. The ArmlessBiped: Its only time they can hurt limbs are a pair of small, stubby legs.
%%* BossInMookClothing
* ButtonMashing: Not the enemy itself, but the game guide ''actually suggests this as a strategy'' when the Toadmin start attacking you, to get them to let go.
* FanficFuel: Primarily due to the Toadmin, which are endless sources of stories, Wild Mass Guesses, and assorted other fandom reactions.
* FesteringFungus: Its spores infect and infest any Pikmin unfortunate enough to breathe them, turning them into zombie-like Mushroom Pikmin under the Puffstool's control.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: It looks docile and silly, and tends to trip over its feet when it waddles around. It can't even directly attack. However, the spores it releases are quite dangerous if you don't call
your Pikmin away...
* TheVirus: Any Pikmin exposed to its spores will become zombie-like Toadmin that obey the Puffstool.
* ZeroEffortBoss: It's a timesink, but Olimar can slowly punch the Puffstool to death by himself if you have three in-game hours to spare. The Puffstool in turn cannot damage Olimar at all and
is when two of them discharge in close proximity too slow to each other, forming an arc of deadly electricity between them. Because of this, if only one is alive, it's completely harmless.

run away.

!! Ravenous Whiskerpillar
''Lepidoptera pluckieus''

Smoky Progg

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin

An extremely enigmatic animal. Encountering it is a bit difficult, since you'll need to get to a certain area before day 15, find its egg, and either touch it or damage it without destroying it. Once released, it will crawl towards your base camp, uproot
Pikmin 2

by simply roaring, and instantly kill them by smothering them in its poisonous fog. What kind of reward do you get from killing such a dangerous monster? A caterpillar-like grub gold pearl that feeds on Burgeoning Spiderwort berries. It doesn't attack produces ''100'' Pikmin, but it is still a nuisance probably to deal with since those berries can be made into sprays. It is one of make up for the few creatures that isn't "killed" when defeated by Pikmin, as it is still squirming when taken to an onion to be processed. Oddly, its adult form is not seen in the game.huge number you likely lost fighting it.



* BonusBoss: It does not hold a ship piece, and disappears if you don't find it before day 15. Even if you do find the egg it's in, you have to damage it to near-breaking but not destroy it, otherwise you'll abort the Progg before it forms. Once you damage the egg, the Progg will break out after a while, malformed, and rampage around your landing site. The pearl it drops on defeat is worth 100 Pikmin, however.
* BossInMookClothing
* CompellingVoice: Its roars can make Pikmin uproot themselves, usually leading to the Pikmin's demise. Make sure you have no sprouts waiting to be plucked at the landing site, and account for any Pikmin that were snagged by a Swooping Snitchbug.
* EldritchAbomination: Double-literally, since it was [[AllThereInTheManual supposed to hatch into a Mamuta]] before [[NiceJobBreakingItHero its egg was damaged]], and since its scientific name roughly translates to [[MeaningfulName "God of Pikmin."]]
%%* EnfanteTerrible
* WalkingWasteland: Pikmin will die ''instantly'' if they touch the foggy trail it leaves.


!! Ravenous Whiskerpillar
''Lepidoptera pluckieus''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 2

A caterpillar-like grub that feeds on Burgeoning Spiderwort berries. It doesn't attack Pikmin, but it is still a nuisance to deal with since those berries can be made into sprays. It is one of the few creatures that isn't "killed" when defeated by Pikmin, as it is still squirming when taken to an onion to be processed. Oddly, its adult form is not seen in the game.
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!! Medusal Slurker

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!! Medusal SlurkerBearded Amprat
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One of the first enemies shown off for ''Pikmin 3'', the Medusal Slurker is an odd jellyfish-like creature that uses its tounge/uvula like appendage to ensnare Pikmin and eat them.

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One of the first few mammalian enemies shown off for ''Pikmin 3'', in the Medusal Slurker is an odd jellyfish-like ''Pikmin'' series, this hamster/gerbil-like creature that uses sports long fur over its tounge/uvula like appendage to ensnare Pikmin face and eat them.can use it to generate electrical currents.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To the Jellyfloats.

!! Bearded Amprat
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''Scientific name unknown''

-> '''Appears In:''' Pikmin 3

One of the few mammalian enemies in the ''Pikmin'' series, this hamster/gerbil-like creature sports long fur over its face and can use it to generate electrical currents.
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