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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 member, which is also the origin of the family's name, the Careening Dirigibug. All members belong to the Flotillium genus.


Careening Dirigibug[edit]

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Main article: Careening Dirigibug.

Scientific name: Flotillium circusmaximus

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 Germany German Torkler Staggers
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Dirigibolios Portmanteau of "dirigible" and "tribolios" (tribolium)

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