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Horsetail In-game icon.
A creature in the Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 2Pikmin 4
Scientific name Equestrius vindico
Family Horsetail
Areas Awakening Wood, Sun-Speckled Terrace
Caves Hole of Beasts
Challenge Mode levels Explorer's Cave, Concrete Maze, Collector's Room, Emperor's Realm
Dandori Challenge levels None
2-Player Battle levels None
Dandori Battle levels None

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The Horsetail (ツクシ?, lit.: "Horsetail") is a plant found in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4. It has a brownish color and stiffly sticks out of the ground like a post. This hardy plant can survive in soil conditions with few nutrients, but is still very rarely seen, only appearing in two overworld locations, one cave, and four challenge mode levels. Horsetails, unlike most plants, have retained the primitive method of reproducing via spores.


Olimar's notes

This variety of horsetail is prevalent in regions with low nutrient content in the soil. Unlike most other plants, this particular species propagates itself through the release of spores.

Louie's notes

Remove and discard the primitive, scaly leaves, then blanch the tender stock in a buttery broth.

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

Much like foxtails, horsetails are tall and majestic. They thrive in soil that doesn't have enough nutrients for other types of plants.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name tukushi
Global properties (List)
ID Japanese comment Property Value
s000 friction(not used) Friction 0.5
s001 wallReflection Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?) 0.5
s002 faceDirAdjust Unknown 0.25
s003 accel Acceleration 0.1
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 1100
fp01 マップとの当り Unknown (related to slopes) 30
fp02 ダメージスケールXZ Horizontal damage scale 0.5
fp03 ダメージスケールY Vertical damage scale 0.5
fp04 ダメージフレーム Damage scale duration 0.35
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.1
fp06 速度 Move speed 50
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.2
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 55
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 20
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 110
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 500
fp13 視界角度 FOV 90
fp14 探索距離 Unknown (exploration radius?) 500
fp15 探索角度 Unknown (exploration angle?) 120
fp16 振り払い率 Successful shake rate 1
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 200
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 0
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 30
fp20 攻撃可能範囲 Unknown (shock attack max range?) 80
fp21 攻撃可能角度 Unknown (shock attack max angle?) 50
fp22 攻撃ヒット範囲 Unknown (attack hit range?) 80
fp23 攻撃ヒット角度 Unknown (attack hit angle?) 50
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 10
fp25 視界高 Unknown (height visibility?) 50
fp26 探索高 Unknown (exploration height?) 50
fp27 ライフの高さ HP wheel height 90
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 8
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 15
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 30
fp31 ライフ回復率 Regeneration rate 0.0001
fp32 LOD半径 Off-camera radius 55
fp33 マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定 Collision processing radius 30
fp34 ピクミンとのあたり Pikmin damage radius 40
fp35 石化時間 Petrification duration 1
fp36 ヒップドロップダメージ Purple Pikmin drop damage N/A
fp37 地震気絶確立 Purple Pikmin stun chance N/A
fp38 地震気絶時間 Purple Pikmin stun time N/A
ip01 振り払い打撃A Shake mode 1 – hit count 6
ip02 振り払い張付1 Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement 5
ip03 振り払い打撃B Shake mode 2 – hit count 12
ip04 振り払い張付2 Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement 10
ip05 振り払い打撃C Shake mode 3 – hit count 17
ip06 振り払い張付3 Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement 20
ip07 振り払い打撃D Shake mode 4 – hit count 22
Specific properties

Other information[edit]

  • Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #64


See more: Chrysanthemum family#Naming.
  • Common name: Horsetail.
  • Japanese nickname: ツクシ?, lit.: "Horsetail".
  • Japanese name: スギナ?. It is the Japanese name of Equisetum arvense, a real life species of horsetail commonly known as the field horsetail.
  • Scientific name: Equestrius vindico.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ツクシ?
Flag of France French Prêle Horsetail
Flag of Germany German Schachtelhalm Horsetail
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Cola de caballo Horsetail



  • Artwork of Pikmin climbing a horsetail was released for the first Pikmin game, despite the fact that the plant is not present in the game.

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