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Mitite In-game icon.
These are Mitites, facing in all directions.
Appears in Pikmin 2
Scientific name Mitivius infiltratus
Family Unknown
Areas Valley of Repose, Perplexing Pool, Wistful Wild
Caves Subterranean Complex, Frontier Cavern, Hole of Beasts, White Flower Garden, Bulblax Kingdom, Snagret Hole, Citadel of Spiders, Glutton's Kitchen, Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den
Challenge Mode levels Explorer's Cave, Novice Training, Green Hole, Hot House, Brawny Abyss, Three Color Training, Emperor's Realm
2-Player Battle levels Battle Field, Carpet Plain, Angle Maze, Colloseum, Rusty Gulch, Tile Lands
Attacks Cause panic

Mitites (タマゴムシ?, lit.: "Egg Insect") are small, pink creatures with white shells and six legs, found only in Pikmin 2. They cannot directly harm Pikmin, but when nearby, cause them to run in panic, which can inadvertently lead them to danger, like a hazard. When stumbled upon, they appear in a swarm of ten, scuttling around, and just need to be alive in order for nearby Pikmin to panic. Purple Pikmin are the only type of Pikmin who are not disturbed by this enemy.

Any egg, both on the ground and from a Honeywisp, has a 5% chance of containing Mitites, which means they can be found anywhere eggs are. They can also burrow up from under the ground in specific locations, such as sublevel 10 of the Hole of Heroes. Finally, they are also released from the bodies of the Raging Long Legs if it has been defeated before.

Every creature in the swarm drops a pool of nectar when killed, which makes them valuable for building a flowered army. When trying to get Pokos, they are also somewhat efficient. The reason Mitites are found inside eggs is because they lay their eggs inside the eggs of other organisms, making them parasitoids. Strangely, they cannot be petrified in the areas or caves they are found in, but can be petrified after coming out of the ground in sublevel 6 of Bulblax Kingdom, sublevel 10 of the Hole of Heroes, and in the Piklopedia by pressing From Pikmin Fanon, but slanted so that it doesn't look horribly off-size compared to other buttons, when compressed to 16px vertically. / From Pikmin Fanon..


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
1 1 2 Icon for Pokos. Used on Template:Pokos. × 1 50 No


Mitites in eggs only come out once the egg is broken. Those that are hidden underground will come out if Pikmin or leaders get near, or if an Emperor Bulblax in the same sublevel roars. Once a group of Mitites appears, any nearby non-Purple Pikmin will start panicking. The enemies start run around aimlessly as well. Any Mitites that are not killed will eventually burrow underground after a set amount of time.


Mitites can appear inside any egg in the game, including eggs carried by Honeywisps. Once an egg breaks, there is a 5% chance that a group will come out. Besides that, Mitites burrow from under the ground when approached, or when called by an Emperor Bulblax's scream, in specific caves, normally in dead ends:

Besides that, a group of Mitites also comes out of the Raging Long Legs in sublevel 15 of the Hole of Heroes, if the Remembered Old Buddy has already been collected.


The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

The best way to kill Mitites is to throw Purple Pikmin onto them: any type will work, but Purple Pikmin send out shock waves that kill all of the surrounding Mitites; without purples, a direct hit is required to kill a single enemy in one hit-and-run. In addition, Purple Pikmin are the only type that do not seem to be afraid of Mitites. Mitites cannot be killed by swarming Pikmin into them, and any Pikmin that attacks a Mitite from the side will fail to cause it any damage.

When approaching an egg, keep in mind that it can drop Mitites. As such, the best way to open eggs is to throw two or three Purple Pikmin onto them in quick succession. The first Pikmin should break the egg(s), while the next Pikmin create a shock wave to destroy the Mitites, if they appear. This way, all Mitites can be killed in a quick fashion, without scaring Pikmin. However, seeing as eggs could drop nectar pools, it's advised to use flowered Purple Pikmin to open the eggs. If the egg drops nectar and the player uses leaf Purple Pikmin to open it, the Pikmin might drink all of the nectar before most of the other Pikmin can reach it.

Leader punches go through Mitites without harming them, but if they are petrified, the punches actually do damage and can kill, despite the health wheel not showing.


Olimar's notes

These parasitic insects feed on eggs. Upon reaching maturity, they excrete a special pheromone that attracts females of particular species, enticing these females to swallow the mitites whole. (Pikmin, however, seem to dislike the scent.) After entering the host female's body, the mitites lay their own eggs inside the host's eggs just prior to the host spawning.

Louie's notes

Flash-fry with garlic and red chilis in a hot pan, then sprinkle with grated gorgonzola. Some dinner guests may find the legs unappealing, so it's best to remove them before serving.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name tamagomushi
Global properties (List)
ID Japanese comment Property Value
s000 friction(not used) Friction 0.5
s001 wallReflection Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?) 0.5
s002 faceDirAdjust Unknown 0.25
s003 accel Acceleration 0.1
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 50
fp01 マップとの当り Unknown (related to slopes) 10
fp02 ダメージスケールXZ Horizontal damage scale 0.2
fp03 ダメージスケールY Vertical damage scale 0.25
fp04 ダメージフレーム Damage scale duration 0.35
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.1
fp06 速度 Move speed 100
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.15
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 120
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 30
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 0
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 150
fp13 視界角度 FOV 180
fp14 探索距離 Unknown (exploration radius?) 0
fp15 探索角度 Unknown (exploration angle?) 0
fp16 振り払い率 Unknown (shake rate?) 0
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 0
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 0
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 0
fp20 攻撃可能範囲 Unknown (shock attack max range?) 0
fp21 攻撃可能角度 Unknown (shock attack max angle?) 0
fp22 攻撃ヒット範囲 Unknown (attack hit range?) 0
fp23 攻撃ヒット角度 Unknown (attack hit angle?) 0
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 0
fp25 視界高 Unknown (height visibility?) 50
fp26 探索高 Unknown (exploration height?) 0
fp27 ライフの高さ HP wheel height 50
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 10
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 0
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 0
fp31 ライフ回復率 Regeneration rate 0
fp32 LOD半径 Off-camera radius 40
fp33 マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定 The radius around which the game will process its collision with the environment. 25
fp34 ピクミンとのあたり Pikmin damage radius 10
fp35 石化時間 Petrification duration 1
fp36 ヒップドロップダメージ Purple Pikmin drop damage 50
fp37 地震気絶確立 Purple Pikmin stun chance 0 (0%)
fp38 地震気絶時間 Purple Pikmin stun time 5
ip01 振り払い打撃A Unknown 0
ip02 振り払い張付1 Unknown 0
ip03 振り払い打撃B Unknown 0
ip04 振り払い張付2 Unknown 0
ip05 振り払い打撃C Unknown 0
ip06 振り払い張付3 Unknown 0
ip07 振り払い打撃D Unknown 30
Specific properties
ID Japanese comment Property Value
fp01 生存時間 Unknown (time spent out of the ground?) 180
fp02 出現範囲 Unknown (unburrow trigger radius?) 120
fp03 蜜レート Chance of dropping nectar 1 (100%)
ip01 歩き時間最小 Unknown (minimum walk time?) 25
ip02 歩き時間最大 Unknown (maximum walk time?) 80
ip03 出現時間最小 Unknown (min time spent out of ground?) 20
ip04 出現時間最小 Unknown (max time spent out of ground?) 90

Other information[edit]

  • Size: Body length: 30.5mm, as per the e-card
  • Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #29


The name "Mitite" is a play on the mite, a small parasitic insect in the real world (although the enemy has six legs instead of the mite's eight). In Japan, it is called タマゴムシ?, which merely translates to "Egg Insect". Its scientific name is Mitivius infiltratus, in which mitivius seems made up (but similar to "Mitite"), and infiltratus is close to the English word "infiltrate". It fits, as the creature infiltrates eggs to lay its own. Internally, this insect is called tamagomushi, the same as its Japanese name.

In an unused file with the game's early English script, this enemy is called "Egg Grub".[1] In the GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18, its scientific name is only Mitivius.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese タマゴムシ?
Tamago Mushi
Egg Insect
Flag of France French Mitite


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pikmin 2/Early English Script on The Cutting Room Floor
  2. ^ Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries on The Cutting Room Floor

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