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|Appears in||Pikmin 2, Pikmin 4|
|Scientific name||Mitivius infiltratus|
|Areas||Valley of Repose, Awakening Wood, Perplexing Pool, Wistful Wild, Blossoming Arcadia, Giant's Hearth, Primordial Thicket|
|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, Sightless Passage, Engulfed Castle, Doppelgänger's Den, The Mud Pit, Subterranean Swarm|
|Challenge Mode stages||Explorer's Cave, Novice Training, Green Hole, Hot House, Brawny Abyss, Three Color Training, Emperor's Realm|
|Dandori Challenge stages||None|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
|2-Player Battle stages||Battle Field, Carpet Plain, Angle Maze, Colloseum, Rusty Gulch, Tile Lands|
Mitites (タマゴムシ?, lit.: "Egg Insect") are small and pink creatures with white shells and six legs, appearing in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4. They cannot directly harm Pikmin or Oatchi, 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. In Pikmin 2 exclusively, Purple Pikmin are the only type of Pikmin who are not disturbed by this enemy.
Any egg in Pikmin 2, both on the ground and from a Honeywisp, has a 5% chance of containing a group of ten Mitites, which means they can be found anywhere eggs are. Sets of ten can also burrow up from under the ground in specific locations, such as sublevel 10 of the Hole of Heroes. Finally, a group of thirty is also released from the body of a Raging Long Legs after its defeat if it isn’t carrying a treasure. In Pikmin 4, Mitite spawns are predetermined, and they appear outside of eggs much more frequently. Honeywisps never hold Mitite infested eggs.
Every creature in the swarm drops a pool of nectar when killed, which makes them valuable for building a flowered army. In Pikmin 4, certain Mitites drop ultra-spicy nectar. 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 if they come out of an egg, but otherwise are petrified normally.
In Pikmin 2, 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. They can also be found in the Raging Long Legs in the Hole of Heroes after its treasure is collected. Once a group of Mitites appears, any nearby non-Purple Pikmin will start panicking. The enemies start moving around aimlessly as well. Any Mitites that are not killed will eventually burrow underground after a set amount of time.
Mitites appear more frequently hidden underground in Pikmin 4, and cause Oatchi to start panicking upon appearing. Their egg spawns are pre-determined, and Purple Pikmin are no longer immune to panic. Mitites can not be unearthed by a Bulblax's roar, as they are never encountered together. Mitties also spawn from the Baldy Long Legs in Olimar's Shipwreck Tale.
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. These are all the locations where Mitites can spawn in:
- Sublevel 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of the Subterranean Complex
- Sublevel 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Frontier Cavern
- Sublevel 2 and 4 of the Hole of Beasts
- Sublevel 3 and 5 of the White Flower Garden
- Sublevel 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Bulblax Kingdom
- Sublevel 3, 4, 5 and 7 of the Snagret Hole
- Sublevel 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Citadel of Spiders
- Sublevel 3, 5 and 6 of the Glutton's Kitchen
- Sublevel 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 of the Shower Room
- Sublevel 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Submerged Castle
- Sublevel 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 12 and 15 of the Hole of Heroes. A group of 30 Mitites also comes out of the Raging Long Legs if it has no treasure to release.
- Sublevel 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 of the Cavern of Chaos
- Sublevel 6 and 13 of the Dream Den
- Sublevel 2 of the Explorer's Cave
- Sublevel 1 and 2 of Novice Training
- Sublevel 1 and 2 of the Green Hole
- Sublevel 1 of the Hot House
- Sublevel 2 of the Brawny Abyss
- Sublevel 3 of the Concrete Maze
- Sublevel 1 of Three Color Training
- Sublevel 1 of Hazard Training
- Sublevel 1 of The Giant's Bath
- Sublevel 2 of the Secret Testing Range
- Sublevel 3 of the Breeding Ground
- Sublevel 1 of the Bully Den
- Sublevel 1 of the Sniper Room
- Sublevel 3 of the Emperor's Realm
- Sublevel 1 of the Sightless Passage
- Sublevel 5 of the Engulfed Castle
- Sublevel 2 of the Doppelgänger's Den
- Sublevel 4 of the Subterranean Swarm
Olimar's Shipwreck Tale
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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 upset by the scent of Mitites. Although this is no longer the case in Pikmin 4, the shockwave is still effective. Auto lock may focus on Mitites when there is larger danger present, turning the feature intended to be helpful into a nightmare. 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.
Mitites can also be killed using bomb rocks.
“The cheeky Mitite lays its eggs inside the eggs of other creatures to provide its offspring with an easy first meal. When they come wriggling and squiggling out, it's spine-chilling! But you can't blame the newly hatched larvae. After all, you might enjoy an egg or two yourself now and then.”
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|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|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||0|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||0|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||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|
|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|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||0|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||25|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||10|
|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||Shake mode 1 – hit count||0|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||0|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||0|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||30|
|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|
- Size: Body length: 30.5mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #29
- Common name: Mitite. It is a play on the mite, a small parasitic arachnid in the real world (although the enemy has six legs instead of the mite's eight).
- Japanese nickname: タマゴムシ?, lit.: "Egg Insect".
- Japanese name: タママユダムシ?.
- Scientific name: Mitivius infiltratus. 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.
- Internal names: Internally, this insect is called
tamagomushi, the same as its Japanese name.
- Prerelease: In an unused file with the game's early English script, this enemy is called "Egg Grub". In the GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18, its scientific name is only Mitivius.
Names in other languages
|Portuguese||Pagurácaro||Hermicrabite||The name is a portmanteau of "paguro" (hermite crab) and "ácaro" (mite)|
A Mitite in the Piklopedia.
The Piklopedia icon of the Mitite in the Nintendo Switch version of Pikmin 2.
The Mitite's e-card, #33 (6th red card).
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- The Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide erroneously refers to Mitites as Sheargrubs.
- While the Mitite's family is listed as unknown in the English translation of Pikmin 2, it is named in the Japanese script.
- The Mitite has 6 legs, and is the first anatomically correct insect in the series.
- Pikmin 2/Early English Script on The Cutting Room Floor
- Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries on The Cutting Room Floor
- “If an egg yields Sheargrubs instead of nectar, the grubs will send your Pikmin into a tizzy, but your buddies won't be harmed.” – Hole of Beasts, Sublevel 4 in the Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
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