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Dirigibug family

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The dirigibug family is a family of enemies in Pikmin 2, and is currently consisted of a single element, which is also the origin of the family's name, the Careening Dirigibug. All members belong to the Flotillium genus.


Careening Dirigibug[edit]

A much higher quality scan of the Careening Dirigibug's artwork found on the Internet Archive, uploaded as a new file to be a PNG.
Main article: Careening Dirigibug.

The Careening Dirigibug is an enemy found only underground in Pikmin 2. It has five balloon-like appendages that keep it suspended in mid-air. When approached, it pulls a bomb-rock out of its mouth and after a while, drops it, where it instantly become active and begins counting down.


See more: Careening Dirigibug#Naming.

"Dirigibug" is a combination of "dirigible", referring to how the creature stays afloat using large balloon-like sacs, and the word "bug".

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese オトシムシ科?
Otoshi mushi ka
Dropping bug family
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Dirigibolios Portmanteau of "dirigible" and "tribolios" (tribolium)

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