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Moldy Slooch

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Moldy Slooch In-game icon.
Icon for the Moldy Slooch, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Parasitus pseudofungi elasticis hostus
Family Sporovid
Areas Primordial Thicket
Caves Doppelgänger's Den, Cavern for a King
Dandori Challenge stages Toggle Training, Oasis of Order
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Eats Pikmin, emits poison

The Moldy Slooch (カビフラシ?, lit.: "Mold Rainer") is an enemy in Pikmin 4. It is the body of a Pyroclasmic Slooch being controlled by a parasitic Toxstool. As the parasite has full control over the hosts body, it is classified as being a member of the Sporovid family rather than the Slooch family. It acts similar to its original variant, but differ as they expel poisonous spores from their backs which are harmful to non-White Pikmin. If killed, they can be revived by the Toxstool. The same parasite species also infects the Moldy Dwarf Bulborb. This creature, alongside the Moldy Dwarf Bulborb, can consume White Pikmin without being poisoned whatsoever.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
3 6 4 (0 glow pellets) Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 3 300


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They roam around and leave a trail just like Pyroclasmic Slooches except they use the posion hazard instead of the fire hazard. A unique thing about them though, is that they possess mold on their back that Pikmin can stomp on to deal decent damage to the slooch, much like the Moldy Dwarf Bulborb. This will release poison gas, so it's best to throw White Pikmin on to their backs.


Its appearance is similar to that of a Pyroclasmic Slooch, but has a mushroom-like growth on its back, showing that it's a parasitic toxstool.



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White Pikmin are ideal for fighting Moldy Slooches due to their poison immunity. Oatchi can also dispatch of multiple Slooches with a single charge, provided he has the Pup Sniff Saver gear. If neither of these are an option, charging the creature from the front is the best strategy, as it only produces poison from the rear.


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Dalmo's Notes[edit]

Slugga slugga choo choo! Here comes the fungal spore train. The miasma emitting from the fungus on its back has Toxstool spores in it. If you must observe it, do so from as far away as possible, or risk ending up as a fungal choo choo too!

Olimar's Notes[edit]

Both the nervous system and slime-producing organ of this specimen have been invaded by fungal filaments, which is why it scatters spores as it moves. It will also shake spores onto other creatures, thus infecting new hosts and expanding the Toxstool's habitat and range.

Once the host body ceases to function, it can no longer serve as a fungal-culture medium because its bodily fluids dry up and the corpus shrinks. At that point, the host body is abandoned.

Louie's Notes[edit]

After removing the poison, the broth is fragrant and savory. Don't drink too much, or you'll find yourself with a crippling tummy ache.


See more: Sporovid#Naming.
  • Common name: Moldy Slooch. Mold is a type of invasive fungus.
  • Japanese nickname: カビフラシ?, lit.: "Mold Rainer".
  • Japanese name: ボケナメコモドキとその宿主?, lit.: "Pseudo-Stupid Nameko and its host". It refers to how it is a host for the Toxstool.
  • Scientific name: Parasitus pseudofungi elasticus hostus. Parasitus pseudofungi elasticis is the scientific name of the Toxstool, with the added hostus to signify that these species chooses a "host" body to control.
  • Internal names: KINOKAJIOKOSHI. KAJIOKOSHI is the internal name for the Pyroclasmic Slooch, so the "kino" from キノコ? (lit.: "mushroom") is added to distinguish hazard.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

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japanese: from 降らす? supported by korean translation

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese カビフラシ?
Kabi Furashi
Mold Rainer
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Méijūn Hǎitù
Mold Sea Slug
Flag of China Chinese
Méijūn Hǎitù
Mold Sea Slug
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Schimmelsteelslak Mold stemslug
Flag of France French Sporoplasmik Portmanteau of "spore" and Pyroplasmik
Flag of Germany German Giftkriecher Toxin-creeper
Flag of Italy Italian Lumaca micosa Mycoslug "micosa" is from the prefix "mico-" (myco-), relating to fungi; "lumaca" means slug
Flag of South Korea Korean 곰팡이뿌리기
Mold Sprinkler
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Mofobabosa Moldaloe The name is a portmanteau of "mofo" (mold) and "babosa" (aloe vera)
Flag of Spain Spanish Mohobabosa Moldslug The name is a portmanteau of "moho" (mold) and "babosa" (slug)


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