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Downy Snagret

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Downy Snagret
Icon for the Downy Snagret, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Shiropedes anacondii (fledgling)
Family Snavian
Areas Blossoming Arcadia
Caves Drafty Gallery, Plunder Palace
Dandori Challenge stages Ice-Cross Course
Dandori Battle stages Hot Sandy Duel
Attacks Eat Pikmin

The Downy Snagret (ヒナガラス?, lit.: "Fledgling Crow") is an enemy in Pikmin 4. It is a juvenile version of the Burrowing Snagret which is closely resembles. Unlike its adult counterpart, it does not burrow. Instead it hops around on its singular foot and pecks up Pikmin. They are often found near Burrowing Snagrets or inside nectar eggs.

Stats[edit]

Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
3 6 3 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 3 300

Behavior[edit]

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The Downy Snagret can usually be found hopping around in a small area; however, it can sometimes be within an egg instead. Upon noticing the player and their Pikmin, it hops towards them and tries to eat them. If it successfully grabs a Pikmin, it takes about a second to slide it down its mouth and swallow it.

Appearance[edit]

It closely resembles the Burrowing Snagret. It has a round, white head with a slim blue body and a single leg with three clawed toes. Unlike the adult, it does not lose its feathers as it takes damage.

Locations[edit]

Strategy[edit]

To limit the amount of casualties had, it is best to continuously throw Pikmin onto it until it dies. With a high enough level Oatchi Rush, particularly once Rush Lv. 3 has been learned, he is able to kill it with a single Rush attack.

Notes[edit]

Dalmo's Notes[edit]

The sight of this wee one boinging around and pecking at its food all while skillfully balanced on its one leg is truly awww-inspiring. If you get too close, it might feel vulnerable and give you a warning poke with its beak. Or it might just turn to you for comfort.

Olimar's Notes[edit]

Due to a common phenomenon known as imprinting, this baby will recognize anything that it sees or hears within a given length of time after it hatches as its parent, and consequently follows it around.
However, the Downy Snagret has two specific conditions for imprinting. The first is that the target must be tall and blue, and the second is related to the sound of its cry. This means that it will never make a mistake with something as small as we are and will instead recognize it...or us...as food.
Since it is still a fledgling, the Downy Snagret does not go underground to feed. Instead, it stays on the surface where there is plenty of food. It looks harmless enough, but beware... Its parent may be hiding nearby until the baby is old enough to fend for itself.

Louie's Notes[edit]

Grind up the meat and cartilage, then mold into meatballs. The tender texture of the meat contrasts nicely with the crunchy, chewy cartilage bits.

Pikmin Garden[edit]

Text

ヘビガラスのひな鳥。頭部はふわふわな幼綿羽に覆われていて、これが生え変わるまでは地中には潜らず、餌の豊富な地上で活動する。

特徴 その1 地上で活動する

地上に産み落とされた卵から生まれる。
(Image text: 一本足ではねまわり、くちばしで獲物をついばむ)

特徴 その2 刷り込み

ふ化後すぐに見た動くものや、声を発するものを親と認識する。
(Image text: 刷り込みには、青く背が高いことと甲高い鳴き声が必要)

特徴 その3 尾羽

お尻の先のとがった鱗をめくると、白く短い尾羽が生えている。
(Image text: 白い無地の尾羽がヘビガラスの特徴(近縁種のヘビがモメには斑紋がある))

Translation

A Burrowing Snagret chick. Its head is covered with fluffy downy feathers, and it stays above ground where there is abundant food, rather than going underground, until it grows out of its feathers.

Feature #1: Active above ground It is born from eggs laid above the ground.

(Image text: "It jumps around on one leg and pecks at its prey with its beak")

Feature #2: Imprinting

Immediately after hatching, they recognize moving or vocalizing objects as their parents.
(Image text: "Imprinting requires a tall, blue body and a high-pitched cry")

Feature #3: Tail feathers

When the spiky scales at the tip of its rear are removed, short white tail feathers grow out.
(Image text: "Plain white tail feathers are characteristic of the Burrowing Snagret (those of the closely related Burrowing Snarrow have spots)")

Naming[edit]

See more: Snavian family#Naming.
  • Common name: Downy Snagret. Downy means "covered with fine soft hair or feathers". It could also be from the downy woodpecker.
  • Japanese nickname: ヒナガラス?, lit.: "Fledgling Crow".
  • Japanese name: オジロヘビガラス ひな鳥?, lit.: "White-tailed Snake Crow (fledgling)". "オジロへビガラス" is the Japanese name for the Burrowing Snagret, with the added specification that it is in its fledgling state.
  • Scientific name: Shiropedes anacondii (fledgling). "Shiropedes anacondii" is the scientific name for the Burrowing Snagret, with the added specification that it is in its fledgling state.
  • Internal names: BABYCROW. The Burrowing Snagret's internal name is SNAKECROW, so it is clarified that this state is when its a baby.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ヒナガラス?
Hina-Garasu
Fledgling Crow
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
雛生蛇鱗鴉
Chú Shēng Shé Lín Yā
Newly Hatched Snake Scale Crow
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
雏生蛇鳞鸦
Chú Shēng Shé Lín Yā
Newly Hatched Snake Scale Crow
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Sleigerkuiken Sleiger chick "Sleiger" is a portmanteau of "slang" (snake) and "reiger" (heron)
Flag of France French Snabrek duveteux Downy snagret
Flag of Germany German Schnapper-Küken Snatcher Chick
Flag of Italy Italian Vermentilla pulcino Chick vermentilla "Vermentilla" comes from "verme" (worm) and possibly "serpente" (snake)
Flag of South Korea Korean 까마귀병아리
Kkamagwi-Byeongari
Crow Chick
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Corvurinho Little anacrowda "Corvuri" is a portmanteau of "corvo" (crow) and "sucuri" (anaconda), while "-inho" is a diminutive suffix
Flag of Spain Spanish Tagarote pichón Squab snagret

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