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Miniature Snootwhacker In-game icon.
Icon for the Miniature Snootwhacker, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Naspiralum melona (adolescent)
Family Snootwhack
Areas Hero's Hideaway
Caves Dream Home, Ultimate Testing Range, The Mud Pit
Dandori Challenge stages Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Knock back Pikmin

The Miniature Snootwhacker (コバナタタキ?, lit.: "Little Nose-Knocker") is an enemy in Pikmin 4. It is the younger variant of the Mammoth Snootwhacker. Due to its tough skin, it is immune to most physical attacks from Pikmin, even Rock Pikmin. Its belly is its weak point, but it can only be exposed by charging at it with Oatchi, using a lightning shock, or detonating a bomb rock or other explosive item near the creature.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
7 14 6 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 7 500


Upon getting close to Pikmin, Oatchi, or the player, the Miniature Snootwhacker will use its trunk to do a spinning attack. If this attack hits its target, they are briefly knocked into the air and sent a moderate distance away from where they were hit. If Oatchi hits the Miniature Snootwhacker with a rush, it will flip and reveal its soft belly, which is able to be damaged by Pikmin and/or Oatchi. When the Miniature Snootwhacker regains it's footing after being flipped, it will knock off any Pikmin attacking it. The Miniature Snootwhacker is unable to kill Pikmin.


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


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Due to the creature's hard skin, it cannot be attacked directly. Using Oatchi's Rush attack is the simplest and most effective method to flip the Snootwhacker over in order to attack its soft underbelly.


Dalmo's Notes[edit]

The way it catches its food, protects its belly, and gets up while working with the weight of its sizable trunk are all taught by its diligent parents. Instead of hand and foot, the attend to their offspring nose and foot! They prepare the child for the day it will leave the nest and eventually become the parent itself.

Olimar's Notes[edit]

Immediately after birth, this species's skin starts to harden, and before long it will reach the same impenetrable toughness as that as that of an adult.

Adult Snoowhackers dexterously use there trunks to grab food from high tree branches, but juveniles consume fruit and nuts that have fallen to the ground as well as other types of terrestrial flora.

Louie's Notes[edit]

Gently peel the skin back from the nose. Its meat has a grassy bitterness. Tastes like cucumber.

Other information[edit]

  • Pikmin 4 Piklopedia number: #64


See more: Snootwhack family#Naming.
  • Common name: Miniature Snootwhacker. The "miniature" helps describe their smaller nature in comparison to full grown variety.
  • Japanese nickname: コバナタタキ?, lit.: "Little Nose-Knocker". "Little" is used to differentiate it from the Mammoth Snootwhacker.
  • Japanese name: クロスジマキバナウリ 幼体?, lit.: "Black-streaked Coiled Nose Melon (juvenile)".
  • Scientific name: Naspiralum melona (adolescent). It has the same scientific name to the Mammoth Snootwhacker, with the mention of its adolescence.
  • Internal names: SHIPPOZAKO. SHIPPO is the internal name for the Mammoth Snoothwhacker, which means "tail", which could refer to how it swings its trunk like a tail. "Zako", which means small-fry, is used to distinguish the size.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese コバナタタキ?
Ko Bana Tataki
Little Nose-Whacker
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Snoetstomperkalf Snoot thumper calf
Flag of France French Frappatrompe nain Dwarf Snootwhacker
Flag of Germany German Mini-Rüsselklatscher Mini Trunkclapper
Flag of Italy Italian Proboscibatto nano Dwarf trunkbeater Portmanteau of "proboscide" (trunk) and "battere" (to beat)
Flag of South Korea Korean 꼬마코치기
Little Nose-Whacker
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Trombate nanico Trunnock runt "trombate" is a portmanteau of "tromba" (trunk) and "bater" (knock)
Flag of Spain Spanish Trompador miniatura Miniature snootwhacker


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