|Appears in||Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4|
|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|
|Dandori Challenge levels||None|
|Bingo Battle levels||None|
|Dandori 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, but the leaders can not destroy the king cap themselves.
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.
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Kingcaps are always found with Spotcaps nearby.
- A Kingcap appear in a non-obtrusive fashion in the cave next to the landing site, leading up from Alph's crash site.
- Two Kingcaps appear in the area around Captain Charlie's crash site. These serve as the game's first obstacle.
- In the Collect Treasure! version, a Kingcap blocks a dead end in the lowest part of the area.
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|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|
|Mission Mode value||0|
The first Kingcaps encountered in Story Mode.
- 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
|French (NoE)||Bulbolet||From bulborbe (Bulborb) and bolet (bolete)|
|German||Gemeiner Punktpilz||Common Spot-mushroom|
|Italian||Fungoleto||From fungo (mushroom) and coleto (Bulborb)|
|Spanish||Superfungo moteado||Spotted superfungus|
Arachnode web • Bag • Bamboo gate • Bodies of water • Boulder • Bramble gate • Cardboard box (tin box) • Clog • Cobblestone block • Crystals • Crystal wall • Dam • Dirt block • Dirt wall • Electric gate • Electrical wire • Fire geyser • Flames • Gas pipe • Hydroe bramble • Ice wall • Iron block • Kingcap • Numbered gate • Paper bag • Reinforced wall • Spotcap • Switch gate • Trowel • Tunnel