|Appears in||Pikmin 2, Pikmin 4|
|Scientific name||Mandarachnia volticula|
|Caves||Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den, Secluded Courtyard, Engulfed Castle|
|Challenge Mode stages||Cryptic Cavern, Dweevil Nest, Cave of Pain, Bully Den|
|Dandori Challenge stages||None|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
|2-Player Battle stages||None|
The Anode Dweevil (キショイグモ?, lit.: "Yellow Carrying Spider") is an enemy in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4. It is a yellow dweevil that will emit an electrical discharge when agitated by attacks. This electrical discharge will immediately electrocute and kill attacking Pikmin without a chance to save them, thus making it one of the most dangerous Dweevils. This suitably makes Yellow Pikmin the best choice in battle. Since Purple Pikmin can stun any small Dweevil, they will also work well; however, this is a very risky strategy. Anode Dweevils also pick up dead foes and treasures, which is common to all Dweevils.
|3||6||5[note 1]||× 2||150||No|
- This enemy cannot be delivered to Onions in-game. This information is obtained from the game files.
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
Anode Dweevils will wander around the sublevel, looking for treasure, corpses, or Castaways to pick up. They are largely passive to Pikmin and will generally run away from them and leaders, only attacking in self-defense. When provoked, one will attempt to defend itself by releasing lethal electricity below it.
When a treasure or a corpse of another creature is nearby, an Anode Dweevil will lift it up onto its head and carry it, making it impossible for Pikmin to collect until it is broken free. When a Dweevil has an item in its possession, it will stay at rest, crouching down, appearing as if it is only the item, until it is approached by a leader or Pikmin, at which point it will stand up and run away.
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It's safest to attack Anode Dweevils with Yellow Pikmin. In Pikmin 2, if no Yellow Pikmin are available, it is often better to attack the Dweevil with a leader; all other types will be instantly killed if hit by the Dweevil's electrical discharge, while leaders will only, at worst, take some damage without the Anti-Electrifier. Purple Pikmin can also work against it, as they have a 100% chance of stunning the Dweevil, but this is rather risky, so be prepared to call them back if the Dweevil happens to recover from the stun before dying.
Electricity is not an instantly lethal hazard in Pikmin 4. As such, while Yellow Pikmin are still largely recommended, other types can be used relatively safely, so long as you are quick on the whistle. Rock Pikmin in particular can very quickly kill one if you throw multiple at its head, and Purple Pikmin remain an effective option.
Simply punch the Dweevil to death. If it starts charging up electricity, retreat to avoid the attack, unless you have the Anti-Electrifier, in which case, simply keep attacking.
Even without the Anti-Electrifier, Oatchi can likely kill it before it can get an attack off, assuming his Bite skill has been trained.
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||30|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.1|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.1|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.5|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||300|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||90|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||25|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||25|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||60|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||0|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||50|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||75|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||15|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||25|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||5|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||50|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||1 (100%)|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||5|
|ip01||振り払い打撃Ａ||Shake mode 1 – hit count||6|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||5|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||12|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||10|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||17|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||20|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||22|
|fp01||オタカラライフ||Damage needed until treasure detach||80|
|fp10||ノーマルアタック||Unknown (normal attack?)||1|
|fp11||オタカラアタック||Unknown (treasure attack?)||1.25|
|fp21||オタカラキャッチ||Unknown (treasure catch?)||2.5|
- Size: Leg span: 54mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #38
- See more: Dweevil family#Naming.
- Common name: Anode Dweevil. An "anode" is the negative terminal of a voltaic battery. Hence, the word refers to the dweevil's electric nature.
- Japanese nickname: キショイグモ?. It means "Yellow Carrier Spider", referring to the fact that it carries things on its back, and is the only yellow small dweevil.
- Japanese name: セオイカナエグモ?, lit.: "Carrying Ding Spider". It is shared with the Fiery, Hydro, Munge and Volatile Dweevils.
- Scientific name: Mandarachnia volticula. Volticula refers to "volt", a measurement of electric potential.
- Internal names: Internally, the anode dweevil is identified as
elecis short for "electric", or "electricity", and
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
Ki Shoi Gumo
|Yellow Carrying Spider|
|Pure Yellow Carrying Spider|
|Pure Yellow Carrying Spider|
Araknéak electrique (Pikmin 4)
Electric dweevil> (Pikmin 4)
|German||Zaparak||Zaparach||From "Zap" and "-arak" (dweevil), derived from "arachno-"|
|Yellow Carrying Spider|
|Spanish||Electroaraña||Electropider||The name is a portmanteau of "electro" (electro) and "araña" (spider)|
|Portuguese||Electraranha||Electripider||The name is a portmanteau of "elétrica" (electric) and "aranha" (spider)|
The Anode Dweevil's model in Pikmin 2.
An Anode Dweevil as seen in Pikmin 2's Piklopedia.
The Piklopedia icon of the Anode Dweevil in the Nintendo Switch version of Pikmin 2.
The elemental Dweevils' e-card, #41.
- On the title screen's "Spring" theme, one can see some Anode Dweevils scurry along the tree as the camera moves to the ground. These Dweevils, however, have yellow feelers, as opposed to the regular in-game Dweevils' red feelers.
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Anode Dweevils are mentioned in the description for the Yellow Pikmin Trophy.