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Mitite In-game icon.
Render of the Mitite from the Pikmin Garden website.
Appears in Pikmin 2Pikmin 4
Scientific name Mitivius infiltratus
Family Mitite
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
Attacks Cause panic

The Mitite (タマゴムシ?, lit.: "Egg Insect") is a small and pink creature with white shells and six legs, appearing in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4. Mitites 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, groups of Mitites are released from the bodies of a Raging Long Legs in Pikmin 2 and a Baldy Long Legs in Olimar's Shipwreck Tale after death, the former only if it is not 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.


Game Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
Pikmin 2 1 1 2 Poko icon.png × 1 50 No
Pikmin 4 1 1 2 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 1 1 No


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. Mitites also emerge from the Baldy Long Legs in Olimar's Shipwreck Tale when it is killed.


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:

Pikmin 2[edit]



Challenge Mode[edit]

2-Player Battle[edit]

Pikmin 4[edit]



Olimar's Shipwreck Tale[edit]


The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

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.

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.

Mitites can also be killed using bomb rocks.


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.

Dalmo's Notes[edit]

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[edit]

When you break an egg expecting nectar, sometimes you'll be surprised by a flurry of Mitites. The creatures won't harm your Pikmin, but they will send them into a panic. Call your purple troops with your whistle, then stomp one of the Mitites to generate nectar and make the others scurry away.

Pikmin Garden[edit]



特徴 その1 卵に寄生する

(Image text:
  • 成虫が発するフェロモンは、ピクミンの苦手なにおいがする
  • 花やつぼみを散らしてしまう)

特徴 その2 神出鬼没

(Image text:
  • 物影から飛び出てくる
  • 地中に潜って、新たな隠れ場を探す
  • ダマグモの体内でふ化して、宿主が死ぬまで寄生し続けることも)


An insect that lays its eggs in the eggs of other organisms and uses them as nutrients to grow. Unable to crack the hard-shelled eggs on its own, it relies on the Pikmin's habit of cracking eggs in search of nectar.

Feature #1: Parasitizing eggs

On average, about 10 Mitites lurk in a single egg.
(Image text:
  • "The pheromone emitted by the adults has a scent that Pikmin dislike"
  • "They scatter flowers and buds")

Feature #2: Appearing and disappearing

They emerge from various objects, not limited to eggs.
(Image text:
  • "They jump out from the shadows"
  • "They burrow underground to find new hiding places"
  • "They can even hatch inside the body of an Arachnorb and continue to be parasites until the host dies")

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 Successful 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 Collision processing radius 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 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
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


  • 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: タママユダマシ?, lit.: "Cocoon Deceiver".
  • 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".[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 Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese タマゴムシ?
Tamago Mushi
Egg Bug
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Dàn Chóng
Egg Bug
Flag of China Chinese
Dàn Chóng
Egg Bug
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Krabbeltor Scratching beetle
Flag of France French Mitite -
Flag of Germany German Mitit Mitite
Flag of Italy Italian Mitite -
Flag of South Korea Korean 알벌레
Egg Bug
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Pagurácaro Hermicrabite The name is a portmanteau of "paguro" (hermit crab) and "ácaro" (mite)
Flag of Spain Spanish Mitite -


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  • The Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide erroneously refers to Mitites as Sheargrubs.[3]
  • 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, making it the first anatomically correct insect in the series.

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
  3. ^ 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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