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Goolix family

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The goolix family is a family of large single-celled organisms, introduced in Pikmin, although the family went unclassified until Pikmin 4. It has two members, which are both bosses. They are both blobs of substance that can stretch and have cores that the Pikmin should attack. They are both described as massive single celled organisms. Members belong to the mononuclei and (unofficially) the binuclei genus.



Icon for the Foolix, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Main article: Foolix.

Scientific name: Mononuclei stellacodus

The Foolix is a boss from Pikmin 4 that disguises itself as a drop of nectar when it is actually an enormous creature. However, unlike the Goolix, it attacks like the Mysterious Life-Form by trapping the Pikmin inside of it.


Artwork of the boss, Goolix.
Main article: Goolix.

Scientific name: Binuclei siphonophorus

The Goolix is a boss that only appears in Pikmin in The Impact Site on odd-numbered days from day 9 (the player will encounter the Mamuta on even-numbered days from day 8 instead). It attacks by drowning Pikmin that touches it; therefore, Blue Pikmin are immune to it.


The name of the family comes from the Goolix, which comes from the word "goo".

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ミズモチ科?
Mizu mochi ka
Water mochi family
Flag of France French Bavox From "bave" (drool, slime)
Flag of Germany German Golemgel Golem gel
Flag of Italy Italian Bigelici From "bi" (double) and "gel"
Flag of South Korea Korean 땅해파리 과
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Citoplasmídeos From "citoplasma" (cytoplasm)
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Mocrobios Goolixes


  • The family may have been intended to be named the Water Slime family in Pikmin, as Goolix's technical name in the Pikmin Player's Guide is the Greater Water Slime. These technical names often incorporate the name of the family the creature belongs to.

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