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Muckerskate In-game icon.
Icon for the Muckerskate, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Gerridus terraprojecta
Family Spitterspatter
Areas Primordial Thicket
Caves The Mud Pit
Dandori Challenge stages None
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Spit mud at Pikmin

The Muckerskate (ドロンボウ?, lit.: "Muddy Pond Skater") is an enemy in Pikmin 4. It appears and behaves similarly to the Skeeterskate, but rather than shooting water, it shoots mud at pikmin. However, it is still very fragile and can be defeated in only a single hit, though doing so is dangerous when on top of unfrozen mud.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
2 4 3 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 2 45


Muckerskates are seen swimming on the tops of mud puddles in The Primordial Thicket and The Mud Pit, waiting for Pikmin or leaders to walk past them. If they spot one, the Muckerskate will shoot mud at what it spots up to 3 times before having to recharge. This mud deals damage and can bury any Pikmin on the ground. The Muckerskate usually swims away after shooting.


The Muckerskate looks like the Skeeterskate, but instead of containing water, it contains mud.



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The Muckerskate can be tricky to beat, due to them teetering over the mud in groups. The easiest method is to use either Ice Pikmin or an Ice Blast to freeze the mud the Muckerskates reside upon, leaving them defenseless while letting you traverse the mud, just remember that a Ice Blast doesn't freeze forever. Should one get close enough to the shore, you can charge Winged Pikmin at it. Sometimes, the Muckerskate will skate about as the Winged Pikmin chase it, which could lead to another Muckerskate hitting your Winged Pikmin while they're too far away to get back to shore in time. However this won't happen unless you're charging a few Winged Pikmin, around 10 is enough to defeat a Muckerskate with no problems. If a Winged Pikmin gets too far away as a result of the chase, use an Idler's Alert to bring it back to you. If you can throw a Pikmin at the Muckerskate, it'll instantly die, and since you have to be close to hit it in the first place, the Pikmin has little risk of drowning.


Dalmo's Notes[edit]

This cautious critter moves in fits and starts. When it does, the muddy liquid In its transparent orb sloshes around. Splish! Splash! Sploosh! If I could observe this unique anatomy up close, I'd have no regrets, even if I got spattered with mud!

Olimar's Notes[edit]

A subspecies of the Skeeterskate that's adapted to live in muddy wetlands. It uses its straw-like proboscis with densely grown hair to capture any plankton living in the muddy water and filter out everything else.

When an enemy approaches, it will threaten them by shooting out a murky substance. This combination of muddy water and gastric juices has a higher viscosity, so it can essentially bury Pikmin—and a lot of other stuff—in dirt.

Louie's Notes[edit]

Even after draining the mud, its texture remains gritty. Chew it for long enough, and your teeth will get a good scrubbing.


See more: Spitterspatter#Naming.
  • Common name: Muckerskate. It replaces the "skeeter" in Skeeterskate with "mucker" to emphasize its relation to mud.
  • Japanese nickname: ドロンボウ?, lit.: "Muddy Pond Skater". ドロン is a pun on ドロン, "slipping away", and 泥んこ, "mud". ドロン is combined with 水んボウ, "pond skater" to create ドロンボウ.
  • Japanese name: タテジマミズンボウ 泥吐型?, lit.: "Vertical Stripes Watery Pond Skater (mud spitter type)". It is the Japanese name of the Skeeterskate with the added clarification that it spits mud instead of water.
  • Scientific name: Gerridus terraprojecta. Terra is the latin name for Earth, and projecta is similar to "projectile".
  • Internal names: DOROMBOU. It is based off of its Japanese common name.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ドロンボウ?
Mud Pond Skater From ? (lit.: "mud") and アメンボウ? (lit.: "pond skater")
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Tǔ Ní Shuǐmǐn
Spit Mud Pond Skater
Flag of China Chinese
Tǔ Ní Shuǐmǐn
Spit Mud Pond Skater
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Modderschieter Mud shooter
Flag of France French Ragnée de boue Mud pider From "boue" (mud) and Ragnée d'eau, which itself is from "araignée d'eau" (pond skater, lit.: "water spider")
Flag of Germany German Schlammflitzer Mud Dasher
Flag of Italy Italian Sputafagno Mudspitter From "sputare" (to spit) and "fango" (mud). Fagno instead of fango is probably a typo.
Flag of South Korea Korean 진흙쟁이
Mud Pond Skater From 진흙 (mud) and 소금쟁이 (pond skater)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Lamasquito Mudsquito Portmanteau of "lama" (mud) and "mosquito"
Flag of Spain Spanish Fangotirador Mudshooter From "fango" (mud) and "tirador" (shooter)



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