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Goolix Icon used to represent the enemy on the wiki.
Artwork of the boss, Goolix.
Appears in Pikmin
Scientific name Binuclei siphonophorus
Family Goolix
Areas The Impact Site
Challenge Mode stages None
Attacks Drown Pikmin, knock Olimar back

The Goolix (ミズモチ?, lit.: "Water Mochi") is a watery boss in the first Pikmin game; on approaching its location, it emerges from the ground. It resembles a blue amoeba with two nuclei (a blue one and a larger yellow one). It stretches around to engulf Pikmin who happen to be in its path and drowns them out with its aquatic properties. The only Pikmin invulnerable to it are Blue Pikmin, due to it being composed mostly of water. It is only found in The Impact Site on odd-numbered days starting from day 9 (even-numbered days starting from day 8 will have the Mamuta instead).

While it has not reappeared since the original Pikmin game, a similar creature, the Foolix, appears in Pikmin 4 belonging to the Goolix family.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
N/A N/A N/A N/A 30000 Unknown


Olimar's voyage log

Within the transparent gel that envelops this organism are two nuclei that appear to make up its actual torso - and most likely its entire nerve center. The nuclei look like they're hard, but I believe that there must be some way to crack them.

Reel notes

A watery gelatinous membrane protects this creature's nervous system.

Pikmin Official Player's Guide description[edit]

Floating within the greater water slime's transparent body are its dual nuclei. The greater water slime's nervous system is contained within its main nucleus, which displays a marbleized sheen. The greater water slime's secondary nucleus is beige in color and serves as a defense system to weaken prey and nutrients that have been absorbed through the organism's amorphous membrane. Prior to absorption, most prey will succumb to the watery membrane, which coats the greater water slime's body.

Only blue Pikmin can safely penetrate the goolix's blobby body. Lead your Pikmin toward the vulnerable blue nucleus, then hit X to unleash them.

Pikmin Nintendo Power Booklet description[edit]

This mysterious creature consists of dual nuclei contained within a slimy water-filled membrane. Only water-resistant blue Pikmin are able to penetrate the membrane and dole out damage.

Pikmin 1 (Nintendo Switch) Reel notes[edit]

A watery, gelatinous membrane protects this creature's nervous system.


The Goolix remains invisible and is inactive until the Captain or a Pikmin approaches its area. When this happens the creature will reveal itself, scattering any nearby Pikmin. When active, it will slink around, aiming for the Captain. It has no specific attacks, but its touch will damage Olimar and cause any non-blue Pikmin to suffer from the water effect. Only blue Pikmin can penetrate the Goolix's membrane and attack one of its two cores. When under attack, the only threat the creature poses is flinging Pikmin from it, possibly causing them to lose their flowers or buds. Once defeated, the Goolix will dissolve and leave no salvageable corpse, rather four 5-Pellets.


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Its large, yellow nucleus is completely impervious to damage, while the smaller, blue one can be pummeled by Blue Pikmin. The Pikmin can damage the Goolix this way, but the process takes a long time.

During the battle, the creature will attempt to chase after Olimar, but will be limited if Pikmin are hitting on its small core; the more Pikmin attacking, the less it can move. Once the Goolix is stretched out, the two cores can be made to snap against one another, which causes a good amount of damage to the Goolix. There are two ways to make the core snap: either whistle the Pikmin attacking the small core, which will make it bump against the large core, or throw a Pikmin directly on top of the large core, which will make it clank against the smaller one. Of course, the more stretched out the Goolix is, the more violent the collision between nuclei, and the more damage the creature will suffer. The more Pikmin are attacking the small nucleus, the more the Goolix has to stretch out to reach the leader.

Every time the nuclei smack together, the Pikmin involved will be tossed all around, so be ready to call them back. When it is defeated, its membrane breaks and its watery insides spray out in all directions, leaving no trace it was ever there, besides dropping 4 random colored 5 pellets.

If the Goolix is near the right of the tree-stump arena and the yellow, brain-like nucleus is hit by a Blue Pikmin, that Pikmin, or the other Blue Pikmin that are attacking the smaller, blue nucleus may be knocked into the out-of-bounds, forest like terrain. Many things can happen when this occurs, either the Pikmin will slide around (throwing Pikmin onto this ledge reveals that it's slippery, as the Pikmin will slide off) and then fall off the ledge and into the area with the Pearly Clamclamps or where the Main Engine was, or they slide too far for Olimar to call back (some will even continue sliding until they are off-screen and then will die). These Pikmin will be left behind unless you reset the day.

Technical information[edit]


Pikmin technical information (?)
Internal name slime
HP 30000

Yellow Nucleus[edit]

Pikmin technical information (?)
Internal name core

Blue Nucleus[edit]

Pikmin technical information (?)
Internal name nucleus

Other information[edit]


  • Common name: Goolix. It could have come from the word "goo", referencing its slimy liquid nature.
  • Japanese nickname: ミズモチ?, lit.: "Water Mochi". A mochi is a Japanese rice cake, and marumochi in particular is a round variety; the creature's shape while idling resembles a marumochi.
  • Japanese name: オオフグリミズモチ?, lit.: "Big Scrotum Water Mochi".
  • Scientific name: Unofficially, in the Pikmin Player's guide, its scientific name is Binuclei siphonophorus. Binuclei uses the prefix "bi-", meaning two, and "nuclei", the plural form of nucleus. A nucleus is essentially the brain of the cell, often portrayed as round. This is in reference to Goolix's cell-like appearance, containing two nucleus-like orbs floating within it. Siphonophorus is an alteration of "Siphonophores", an order of multicellular marine life, referencing Goolix's watery body.
  • Internal names: Internally, the creature's name is slime, further justifying the English name's origin of "goo".
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ミズモチ?
Mizu Mochi
Water Mochi
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Bavox Slobber
Flag of France French (NoE) Bavox From "bave" (slobber)
Flag of Germany German Golemgel Golem Gel
Flag of Italy Italian Bigelico Bigelatinous
Flag of South Korea Korean 땅해파리
Ddang haepari
Ground jellyfish
Flag of Spain Spanish Mocrobio Portmanteau of "moco" (booger) and "microbio" (microbe)



  • When not in motion, the Goolix has almost the exact same proportions as a nectar or spray drop.
  • In the enemy reel, the Goolix is in The Forest Navel instead of the usual The Impact Site. This may be a clip of the game when it was still in early development.
  • This enemy is the only way to see Pikmin choking with a water bubble in the first game.
  • The Goolix is one of only five enemies from the original Pikmin that did not return in Pikmin 2.
  • In the Japanese version of the enemy reel, the Goolix is stated to be the result of two specimens of opposite sexes fusing together in order to reproduce.

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