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Mammoth Snootwhacker

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Mammoth Snootwhacker In-game icon.
Icon for the Mammoth Snootwhacker, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Naspiralum melona
Family Snootwhack
Areas None
Caves Dream Home
Dandori Challenge stages Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Crush pikmin, knock Pikmin back

The Mammoth Snootwhacker (オオハナタタキ?, lit.: "Large Nose-Knocker") is a large enemy in Pikmin 4. It is the older variant of the Miniature Snootwhacker. Like its younger form, it has a thick skin that prevents most attacks and allows it to crush non-Rock Pikmin with the weight of its trunk. These attacks pose a greater threat and larger radius given the increased size. Unlike the smaller version, it takes two charges from Oatchi to damage it, as only one will simply stun it instead of exposing the belly, its weak point.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
20 40 20[note 1] Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 20 7000
  1. ^ This enemy cannot be delivered to Onions in-game. This information is obtained from the Piklopedia.


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The Mammoth Snootwhacker will patrol a given area where it naturally spawns. When a Captain, Pikmin, or Oatchi enters this area, it will attempt to run at the Captain and begin attacking. Its first attack, the sweeping attack, is a long-range movement of its trunk in the area surrounding it, sending Pikmin every which way when it connects. The Snootwhacker telegraphs this attack with a few circular movements of its trunk. This attack will knock the player off of Oatchi, as well as knock both down if they are caught in the swing, but is otherwise non-lethal. After this attack, it will usually try to attack by curling its trunk up before slamming it down on anything directly in front of it. This will crush anything caught in the attack (except for Rock Pikmin, provided they are on soft ground). The player can, of course, send Oatchi at it with a Rush, causing it to trip up for a while. If hit again, it will be flipped over, exposing its belly. If given enough time in either knocked-down state, it will get back up and immediately use its crushing attack. If the player leaves its patroling area, the Snootwhacker will go back to normal, patrolling the area as expected.

If a bomb rock is thrown at a Mammoth Snootwhacker, it will use its trunk to fling the bomb rock back at the player.


The Mammoth Snootwhacker is a large, green elephant-like creature with a bright red underbelly that closely resembles the Miniature Snootwhacker, its younger counterpart. Its color palette and texture resemble that of a watermelon.



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Much like its miniature version, Oatchi is required to defeat this creature. With Oatchi, Rush down the Snootwhacker from its sides to cause it to enter a stunned state. After that, the player has ample time to follow up with another Rush, allowing you to expose its soft underbelly, the time window on this can be difficult to accomplish if Oatchi's Rush skill is not levelled up and Ultra-Spicy Spray is not used. It will typically flip itself back up after it takes about a third of its health, meaning you will need to repeat this process a few times to fell the beast. Simply being mindful of if and when it is going to attack, and which attack it will use is the main key to this fight, and it will give ample time to telegraph its attack and allow the player to position themselves accordingly. Provided the player has the appropriate upgrades connected to his Rush, Oatchi can usually knock down the Snootwhacker before it can even begin to attack the second time around. While it typically will not appear in an area where it can send Pikmin into more perilous situations (except for the one found in the Trial of the Sage Leaf), the player should still be mindful of where Pikmin end up if they are knocked away, as it can still crush Pikmin with its second attack.

If the player finds the fight with this creature in Dream Home tedious, or is performing a speedrun, a quick way to defeat this boss in one go is using Ice Pikmin. Bring around 20 Ice Pikmin into the cave - Yellow and Purple pikmin are reccomended but technically not required - then use a spicy spray when the boss is in your sights. The spicy spray not only lets you more rapidly charge Oatchi's rush but also increases the amount Ice Pikmin both freeze and damage enemies by a lot. If you have a large squad of Pikmin the boss should be defeated soon after it freezes since it cannot get up whilst frozen. If you would rather not use items, around 60 Rock Pikmin can be brought into the cave. Rock pikmin deal extra damage when rushed with Oatchi onto frozen enemies, allowing 60 Rock Pikmin to defeat a frozen Snootwhacker in two rushes. This requires excellent reaction time and sacrificing many other Pikmin for the cave, however.


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Dalmo's Notes[edit]

If you get close, it will whip its trunk around and around, then smash it on the ground. It might be a chance for an exciting jump-rope workout! If you try throwing a bomb at it, it will use that dexterous trunk to shoot it right back at you. Those are some nose skills that could impress any athlete!

Olimar's Notes[edit]

The long nose on this specimen has neither bone nor cartilage but is made up entirely of muscle and can be flexibly curved and extended. Its tough hide consists of densely layered collagen lattices that cover almost its entire body, leaving only the regular skin on the belly exposed.

The fully developed trunk is large and quite heavy, so the Mammoth Snootwhacker usually rolls it inward to carry it closer to its center of gravity. But if its territory is invaded, it will extend the trunk and frail it around, even using it to strike a perceived enemy.

Just like a juvenile Snootwhacker, their nose comprises a disproportional amount of their body weight, resulting in poor balance. If attacked from behind or from the side, even an adult of the species is easily knocked over.

Louie's Notes[edit]

The bitter flavor fades as they grow, replaced by a sweet mellow aroma. Stew the base of the trunk, grill the middle, or smoke the tip. The possibilities are endless!


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  • Common name: Mammoth Snootwhacker. Mammoths are large, prehistoric elephants. It is of larger size than the Miniature Snootwhacker, and as the species resembles an elephant, the term mammoth applies.
  • Japanese nickname: オオハナタタキ?, lit.: "Large Nose-Knocker". "Large" is used to distinguish itself from the Miniature Snootwhacker.
  • Japanese name: クロスジマキバナウリ?, lit.: "Black-streaked Coiled Nose Melon".
  • Scientific name: Naspiralum melona. "Melona" is similar to "melon", to describe its thick, green exterior.
  • Internal names: SHIPPO. "Shippo" means tail, which could refer to how it swings its trunk like a tail.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese オオハナタタキ?
Oo Hana Tataki
Large Nose-Whacker
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Mammoetsnoetstomper Mammoth snoot thumper
Flag of France French Frappatrompe géant Giant snootwhacker "frapper" (to hit) + "trompe" (trunk)
Flag of Germany German Riesen-Rüsselklatscher Giant Trunkclapper
Flag of Italy Italian Proboscibatto gigante Giant trunkbeater Portmanteau of "proboscide" (trunk) and "battere" (to beat)
Flag of South Korea Korean 거대코치기
Giant Nose-Whacker
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Trombate colosso Colossus trunnock Portmanteau of "tromba" (trunk) and "bater" (knock)
Flag of Spain Spanish Trompador magno Great snootwhacker "trompa" (trunk) with the agent suffix "-ador"


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