The Antenna Beetle is an enemy in Pikmin 2. When it is present in the sublevel, it scrambles the Treasure Gauge on the HUD. This enemy can whistle around itself, and attract the player's Pikmin against their will. After a while, it'll jump into the air and land nearby shortly after. Its defeat ensures the normal functioning of the Treasure Gauge, as well as the release of any entranced Pikmin.
The family name comes from the terms "kettle" and "bug". The reason for the name "kettle" could be a pun, referring to the creature's whistle, or a mistranslation, given that in the Antenna Beetle's Japanese name, カマドフマ? (lit.: "Cave Cricket"), カマド? means "stove".
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