The Firesnout Beetle (ヒフキドックリ?, lit.: "Fire Breathing Tokkuri") is an enemy in Hey! Pikmin. It is a crimson beetle-like creature that breathes fire from the walls it sits in. It has tiny legs, red eyes, and black spots around its darker colored exoskeleton. It is slightly shorter than Captain Olimar, being the smallest member of the lithopod family. It appears in only one area, Sizzling Precipice.
Firesnout Beetles live exclusively in walls, popping out on occasion to shoot a beam of fire. After a few seconds, they will retreat.
These can only be defeated when sticking out of walls. However, when they are shooting fire they will burn any non-Red Pikmin.
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“It emerges from its burrow to spout fire. Why does it do this? Some things, evidently, need no reason.”
This creature's name differs from the Armored Cannon Beetle Larva's with the word "Firesnout", which refers to its fire-shooting ability and, like other lithopods, its snout, from which the fire comes from. The absence of the word "Larva", like the Armored Cannon Beetle Larva, implies this is its matured stage. Its Japanese name is ヒフキドックリ? (lit.: "Fire Breathing Tokkuri") with "Tokkuri" being the Japanese name for most lithopods (referring to the part of the Sake set) and Fire Breathing is obviously chosen.
Its scientific name is Granignis ictum. Ictum is very similar to ignis, which is Latin for fire.
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