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Appears in Pikmin 3
Scientific name Unknown
Family Unknown
Areas Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra
Collect treasure! levels Tropical Forest, Twilight Hollow
Battle enemies! levels Distant Tundra Remix
Side Story levels Flower Garden, Inside Forest, Tundra, Pikmin Reunion, First Part Found
Bingo Battle levels None

Kingcaps (マダラタケ?, lit.: "Spotted Mushroom") are a type of fungus in Pikmin 3 that serve as obstacles. They are usually found blocking the way in corridors, and come accompanied with a series of Spotcaps. Leaders can use their Pikmin to destroy Kingcaps.

Kingcaps have a lot of durability and occupy a lot of space, but once cleared, they open up some significant space. Unlike the smaller Spotcaps, Pikmin can latch on to a Kingcap when thrown, and it has a health wheel.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
N/A N/A N/A N/A 1000


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Kingcaps are always found with Spotcaps nearby.

Tropical Wilds[edit]

  • A Kingcap appear in a non-obtrusive fashion in the cave next to the landing site, leading up from Alph's crash site.

Distant Tundra[edit]

  • Two Kingcaps appear in the area around Captain Charlie's crash site. These serve as the game's first obstacle.

Tropical Forest[edit]

  • In the Collect Treasure! version, a Kingcap blocks a dead end in the lowest part of the area.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name mush
HP 1000
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 10
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders 10
Territory radius 100
Mission Mode value 0



  • Spotcaps and Kingcaps share many similarities to Dwarf Bulborbs, and Bulborbs, respectively. Spotcaps and Dwarf Bulborbs each have 100 health, while Kingcaps and Bulborbs each have 1000. Both are red with white spots, and both Spotcaps and Dwarf Bulborbs instantly get defeated when hit on top.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese マダラタケ?
Madara Take
Spotted Mushroom
Flag of France French (NoE) Bulbolet From bulborbe (Bulborb) and bolet (bolete)
Flag of Germany German Gemeiner Punktpilz Common Spot-mushroom
Flag of Italy Italian Fungoleto From fungo (mushroom) and coleto (Bulborb)
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Superfungo moteado Spotted superfungus
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Superfungo moteado Spotted superfungus

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