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Large-Mouth Wollywog

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A Large-Mouth Wollywog.
The Large-Mouth Wollywog sticking out its tounge during its introduction cutscene.

The Large-Mouth Wollywog (オオグチイモガエル?, lit.: "Big-mouthed Potato Frog"; known as the Largemouth Wollyhop in the European version of Pikmin Adventure) is the second major boss fought in Pikmin Adventure, being found in the eight challenge, Swamp Master (known as Master of the Marsh in the European version). It bears almost no resemblance to any other members of the amphituber family aside from its basic shape being somewhat similar to the Wollyhop, instead featuring large cheeks hiding weak spots, stalked eyes, and a large, gaping mouth with a long tongue that ends with either a weak point or a spike ball.

Behavior[edit]

Once the battle starts, the Large-Mouth Wollywog will stay put in the pond in the middle of the arena, where it will either go underwater or attack. The Large-Mouth Wollywog's attack is different from other members of the amphituber family due to the fact that it attacks by unraveling its spiked tongue out of its large, gaping mouth to damage players. After 3 attacks or if the weakspot is hit, the Large-Mouth Wollywog will be stunned by the tongue hitting its head, unable to attack for a short time while the tongue and the weak spot on it is exposed. Once the weak spot on the tongue has been destroyed, the Large-Mouth Wollywog will proceed to hop up before landing back into the pond it started in, leaving the pond dry and the boss stunned with the weak points on its cheeks exposed. After it recovers, the boss will then start to hop around the arena and unravel its tongue with a spike ball in place of the broken weak spot. It will repeat this process until it eventually hops back into the pond as it refills with water and covers the weak spots on its cheeks. Once both weak spots on its cheeks are destroyed, the Large-Mouth Wollywog will roar in anger and close the now destroyed weak spots while the pond is being refilled. During phase 2 the Large-Mouth Wollywog will hop out of the pond and around the stage and unraveling its spiked tongue 3 times in a row before it hops back into the water and repeats the process until it is defeated.

Strategy[edit]

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As soon as the battle starts, the players must be moving constantly to ensure the creature's tongue does not hit them. Staying near the edges of the pond will make it easier to dodge, since the boss has a hard time rotating while in the pond. Once its tongue hits the creature's face on its way back, it will be stunned and the weak spot at the end of the tongue can be attacked without much risk. Once the weak spot on the tongue is destroyed, the Large-Mouth Wollywog will hop and clear the pond of water alongside opening the weak spots on the cheeks. Once it recovers it will start attacking at a much faster pace with a spike ball at the end of its tongue.

Once the weak spots on the cheeks are destroyed, the Large-Mouth Wollywog will enter its second phase, beginning to jump wildly across the stage counterclockwise, and after four hops (two small, two large), it will shoot out its tongue. Stay on the opposite side of the arena during this, and dodge the attacks. Once the Large-Mouth Wollywog finishes attacking, quickly chase after where it is going to land and stay near it. Circle it so that you are always behind its back, making it easy to dodge the tongue. When it finishes its attack, throw an onslaught of Pikmin at the weak spot on its back. Once this weak spot has been destroyed, it will be defeated.

Monita's notes[edit]

US version icon.png US version: The dreaded master of the swamp, this alien creature wields its tongue like a lead-plated yo-yo. It also has the ability to absorb great quantities of water to keep its skin nice and slimy.

European version icon.png European version: The dreaded master of the swamp, this alien creature wields its tongue like a lead-plated yo-yo. It also has the ability to absorb great quantities of water to keep its skin nice and slimy.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese オオグチイモガエル? Big-mouthed Potato Frog
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Breedgebekte Wollyhop
Flag of France French Wog Sauteur à Grande Gueule
Flag of Germany German Großmaul-Orcalog
Flag of Italy Italian Ranuca idropica boccamagna
Flag of Portugal Portuguese (NoE) Batrassalto de Boca Larga
Flag of Spain Spanish Sapo gigante bocazas
Flag of Russia Russian Большеротый вопапрыг

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