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This article is about the in-game encyclopedia of enemies in Pikmin 2. It is not to be confused with Pikipedia, the name of this wiki.
For the Piklopedia in other games, see Piklopedia (Pikmin 3 Deluxe) and Piklopedia (Pikmin 4).

The following article or section is in need of assistance from someone who plays Pikmin 2.

  • Document what needs to be done to open each creature's entry. Some need to be defeated, and others need to be touched, but there may be more complex mechanics.
  • Be more specific about what counts as "when the final boss is defeated" – is it when its health drops to 0, its treasures are recovered, the King of Bugs is recovered, etc.
Screenshot of the Piklopedia.
Screenshot of the Piklopedia, on the Puffy Blowhog's entry.

The Piklopedia (生物図鑑?, lit.: "Creature Field Guide") is an in-game list of all the enemies and plants in Pikmin 2 that the player has come in contact with throughout their exploration. The player can access the Piklopedia's menu by pressing GCN L.png / Wiimote Dpad left.png when on the area selection menu.

This catalog also keeps track of how many Pikmin have been lost to each enemy, how many of said enemy the player has defeated so far, and how many Pokos the enemy is worth. For fields that cannot be counted, four dashes appear instead. On top of that, it also contains notes written down by Olimar and Louie. Selecting the slot of a creature that has not been seen yet will just produce static on the main "screen", and their grid slots will show their Piklopedia number, instead of their icon.

Pikpik carrots can be thrown at enemies to see their reaction, although the throws cannot be directly aimed – not even with the New Play Control! remake's enhanced cursor – and are loosely based on the direction the camera is facing. Ultra-bitter sprays can also be used on the non-plant creatures by pressing GCN Z.png / Wiimote 1.png; this does not affect the in-game spray count, and can be used before those sprays are even discovered.

The Piklopedia is the counterpart to the Treasure Hoard, which shares the same music.

Once the debt is repaid, both the Piklopedia and Treasure Hoard's unseen entries become shown, albeit still unfilled. This was most likely added to help the player track down the last few entries they are missing.


# Icon Name Scientific name Family HP Weight Max.
Value Seeds
1 Red Bulborb icon.png Red Bulborb Oculus kageyamii russus Grub-dog family 750 10 20 7 12 Can also contain Unmarked Spectralids; see here.
2 Hairy Bulborb icon.png Hairy Bulborb Oculus kageyamii folliculus Grub-dog family 650 10 20 7 12 Can also contain Unmarked Spectralids; see here.
3 Orange Bulborb icon.png Orange Bulborb Oculus kageyamii orangium Grub-dog family 850 10 20 7 12 Can also contain Unmarked Spectralids; see here.
4 Dwarf Bulborb icon.png Dwarf Red Bulborb Pansarus pseudooculii russus Breadbug family 200 3 6 2 4
5 Snow Bulborb icon.png Snow Bulborb Pansarus pseudooculii frosticus Breadbug family 150 3 6 2 4
6 Dwarf Orange Bulborb icon.png Dwarf Orange Bulborb Pansarus pseudooculii orangium Breadbug family 250 3 6 2 4
7 Spotty Bulbear icon.png Spotty Bulbear Oculus terriblis dotticum Grub-dog family 1200 10 20 10 12
8 Dwarf Bulbear icon.png Dwarf Bulbear Oculus terriblis Grub-dog family 500 3 6 2 4
9 Bulborb Larva icon.png Bulborb Larva Oculus bambinii Grub-dog family 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 Fiery Bulblax icon.png Fiery Bulblax Oculus volcanus Grub-dog family 1400 10 20 10 12
11 Water Dumple icon.png Water Dumple Ichthyosa felinis Grub-dog family 200 5 10 3 5
12 Bulbmin icon.png Bulbmin Parasiticus pikminicus Pikmin family 300 7 14 3 10
13 Fiery Blowhog icon.png Fiery Blowhog Sus draconus Blowhog family 1000 7 15 4 8
14 Watery Blowhog icon.png Watery Blowhog Sus loogiens Blowhog family 1000 7 15 4 8
15 Armored Cannon Larva icon.png Armored Cannon Beetle Larva Granitus chukkulinae Lithopod family 850/2000 7 15 4 8 Only the free-roaming variant counts; see here.
16 Decorated Cannon Beetle icon.png Decorated Cannon Beetle Granitus decurum Lithopod family 850 7 15 4 8
17 Puffy Blowhog icon.png Puffy Blowhog Sus inflata Blowhog family 3000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
18 Withering Blowhog icon.png Withering Blowhog Sus decrepitia Blowhog family 1800 N/A N/A N/A N/A
19 Gatling Groink icon.png Gatling Groink Megaplod calibersi Unknown family 1200/700 10 20 7 12 Only the free-roaming variant counts; see here.
20 Iridescent Flint Beetle icon.png Iridescent Flint Beetle Pilli envelopens Flint beetle family 1000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
21 Iridescent Glint Beetle icon.png Iridescent Glint Beetle Pilli auricus Glint beetle family 1200 N/A N/A N/A N/A
22 Doodlebug icon.png Doodlebug Pilli flatularum Flint beetle family 1500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
23 Female Sheargrub icon.png Female Sheargrub Himeagea mandibulosa Mandiblard family 50 1 1 1 2
24 Male Sheargrub icon.png Male Sheargrub Himeagea mandibulosa Mandiblard family 50 1 1 2 3
25 Shearwig icon.png Shearwig Himeagea volarus Mandiblard family 200 1 1 2 4
26 Cloaking Burrow-nit icon.png Cloaking Burrow-nit Trilobitins reclusiva Burrow-nit family 300 8 16 3 8
27 Ravenous Whiskerpillar icon.png Ravenous Whiskerpillar Lepidoptera pluckieus Whiskerpillar family 200 1 1 1 2
28 Anode Beetle icon.png Anode Beetle Scarabum electrodia Scarab beetle family 500 5 8 3 5
29 Mitite icon.png Mitite Mitivius infiltratus Unknown family 50 1 1 1 2
30 Hermit Crawmad icon.png Hermit Crawmad Camabarus rustica Crawmad family 500 5 10 3 8
31 Swooping Snitchbug icon.png Swooping Snitchbug Scarpanica kesperens Scarpanid family 1500 3 6 4 4
32 Bumbling Snitchbug icon.png Bumbling Snitchbug Scarpanica doofenia Scarpanid family 1500 3 6 4 8
33 Careening Dirigibug icon.png Careening Dirigibug Flotillium circusmaximus Dirigibug family 1500 3 6 4 8
34 Antenna Beetle icon.png Antenna Beetle Mesmeri raiocontra Kettlebug family 700 3 6 5 5
35 Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat icon.png Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat Cephalus dottalium Jellyfloat family 2500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
36 Greater Spotted Jellyfloat icon.png Greater Spotted Jellyfloat Cephalus vortexia Jellyfloat family 4500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
37 Fiery Dweevil icon.png Fiery Dweevil Mandarachnia napalmens Dweevil family 150 3 6 2 5
38 Anode Dweevil icon.png Anode Dweevil Mandarachnia volticula Dweevil family 150 3 6 2 5
39 Hydro Dweevil icon.png Hydro Dweevil Mandarachnia aquadis Dweevil family 150 3 6 2 5
40 Munge Dweevil icon.png Munge Dweevil Mandarachnia pungetis Dweevil family 350 3 6 2 5
41 Volatile Dweevil icon.png Volatile Dweevil Mandarachnia explodus Dweevil family 150 N/A N/A N/A N/A
42 Toady Bloyster icon.png Toady Bloyster Molluschid minionicus Mollusking family 800 3 6 10 25
43 Yellow Wollywog icon.png Yellow Wollyhop Amphicaris frondiferorum Amphituber family 800 7 14 5 8
44 Wollywog icon.png Wollyhop Amphicaris albino Amphituber family 1100 7 14 7 8
45 Wogpole icon.png Wolpole Amphicaris frondiferorum Amphituber family 200 1 1 1 1
46 Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud icon.png Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud Flora colbaltium Candypop family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
47 Crimson Candypop Bud icon.png Crimson Candypop Bud Flora rufusia Candypop family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
48 Golden Candypop Bud icon.png Golden Candypop Bud Flora aurumia Candypop family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
49 Violet Candypop Bud icon.png Violet Candypop Bud Flora puniceus Candypop family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
50 Ivory Candypop Bud icon.png Ivory Candypop Bud Flora niveus Candypop family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
51 Queen Candypop Bud icon.png Queen Candypop Bud Flora regina Candypop family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
52 Creeping Chrysanthemum icon.png Creeping Chrysanthemum Taraxacum rovinia Chrysanthemum family 2500 10 20 7 12
53 Skitter Leaf icon.png Skitter Leaf Rus pseudoarbicans Skitterling family 120 1 1 1 1
54 Unmarked Spectralids icon.png Unmarked Spectralids Fenestari prismatus Flitterbie family 200 1 1 1 1
55 Honeywisp icon.png Honeywisp Nektara fatuus Honeywisp family 99999 N/A N/A N/A N/A
56 Mamuta icon.png Mamuta Unknown Unknown family 500 7 15 3 8
57 Breadbug icon.png Breadbug Pansarus gluttonae Breadbug family 1100 3 6 3 3
58 Pellet Posy icon.png Pellet Posy Amplus nutrio Pellet weed family 50 1/5/10/20 2/10/20/50 N/A 1/2/3/5/10/20
59 Common Glowcap icon.png Common Glowcap Fungi luminarium Glowcap family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
60 Clover icon.png Clover Quattris infectum Clover family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
61 Figwort icon.png Figwort Scrophularia xenomium Figwort family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Only the large healthy variant counts; see here.
62 Dandelion icon.png Dandelion Taraxacum officinale Dandelion family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
63 Seeding Dandelion icon.png Seeding Dandelion Taraxacum ventulus Dandelion family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
64 Horsetail icon.png Horsetail Equestrius vindico Horsetail family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
65 Foxtail icon.png Foxtail Vulpes cauda Foxtail family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
66 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem Nocturnica illuminati Glowcap family N/A N/A N\A N/A N/A Only the red variant counts; see here.
67 Margaret icon.png Margaret Luminosus croeaus Chrysanthemum family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
68 Fiddlehead icon.png Fiddlehead Violinae orchestrus Fern family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
69 Shoot icon.png Shoot Unknown Unknown family N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Only the large variant counts; see here.
70 Empress Bulblax icon.png Empress Bulblax Oculus matriarcha Grub-dog family 5000/3300 20 30 15 30
71 Burrowing Snagret icon.png Burrowing Snagret Shiropedes anacondii Snavian family 1500/2500 5 10 10 15
72 Beady Long Legs icon.png Beady Long Legs Pseudoarachnia armoralis Arachnorb family 1300 N/A N/A N/A N/A
73 Emperor Bulblax icon.png Emperor Bulblax Oculus supremus Grub-dog family 1300/1800 20 30 15 30
74 Giant Breadbug icon.png Giant Breadbug Pansarus gigantus Breadbug family 700 10 20 10 4
75 Pileated Snagret icon.png Pileated Snagret Shiropedes ambulatria Snavian family 5000 5 10 15 25
76 Man-at-Legs icon.png Man-at-Legs Pseudoarachnia navaronia Arachnorb family 2800 N/A N/A N/A N/A
77 Ranging Bloyster icon.png Ranging Bloyster Molluschid predatoria Mollusking family 1500 3 6 15 25
78 Waterwraith icon.png Waterwraith Amphibio sapiens Unknown Family 1800/1500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
79 Segmented Crawbster icon.png Segmented Crawbster Parastacoidea reptantia Creep-crab family 3000 20 30 15 30
80 Raging Long Legs icon.png Raging Long Legs Pseudoarachnia furiendis Arachnorb family 10000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
81 Titan Dweevil icon.png Titan Dweevil Mandarachnia gargantium Dweevil family 5000 N/A N/A N/A N/A


Both Captain Olimar and Louie write some notes about every entry in the Piklopedia. These notes are merely for fun and for world-building, and rarely contain any information useful for gameplay. Only the notes of unlocked entries can be seen. The comments written by both return in the Piklopedia of Pikmin 3 Deluxe and the Piklopedia of Pikmin 4, almost verbatim.

Olimar's notes[edit]

For a full list, see Category:Olimar's notes.

Olimar's notes focus on giving information about the creature, including its scientific name, habits, biological features, and mysteries. They can be read by picking an entry and pressing GCN X.png / Wiimote Plus.png. His notes are always available as long as the entry is available.

Louie's notes[edit]

For a full list, see Category:Louie's notes.

Louie's notes provide recipes on how to cook the creature. They can be read by picking an entry and pressing GCN Y.png / Wiimote Minus.png. His notes only become available when the player defeats the Titan Dweevil and recovers Louie as a treasure for the first time. Once this happens, a global flag is set in the game's save data, and his notes become available forever, for any Story Mode slot, even if the original slot is deleted.

Recipe oddities[edit]

Interestingly, Louie references ingredients found on Earth (cultivated in oxygen). These ingredients could not possibly be known by Louie, as Hocotate has a severely different climate. A possible explanation would be that Hocotatian plants often have similar appearances to those found on Earth, meaning that Louie would be using the names he is familiar with for a completely different plant.

In addition, the following notes conflict with the way enemies die in-game in some way:

These same sort of oddities also exist in Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Piklopedia as listed here, many of which carry over to Pikmin 4's Piklopedia which are listed here.


See: Controls#Piklopedia and Treasure Hoard


When using the Piklopedia and the Treasure Hoard, the scenery will change depending on what area the ship is hovering on, on the area selection screen. Each object seen will spawn in a different, pre-specified location of the area. The Valley of Repose, the Awakening Wood and the Perplexing Pool have some notable differences compared to their in-game counterparts, while the Wistful Wild is barely any different. For a list of differences in the two versions of an area, please read the corresponding area article. The following maps illustrate a top-down view of the Piklopedia and Treasure Hoard versions of the areas, excluding the Wistful Wild, which only has differences in background theme and barely any changes to the level design at all.

These slightly changed areas were also seen in prerelease material.

Entry criteria[edit]

The leaf texture used in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode menu. (Used on Pikipedia in the {{stub}} template.)

This section is a stub. You can help Pikipedia by expanding it.
Suggestions: List the unlock requirements for each entry.

To unlock an entry in the Piklopedia, the player must find one of that object during gameplay and do something specific to it, which varies from entry to entry.

To note is that some entries will only be unlocked, and their kill/death stats will only be updated, if the player interacts with a specific variant of that object. For instance, having a buried Armored Cannon Beetle Larva kill 3 Pikmin and then be killed will not result in any change in the Piklopedia. The following is a list of all entries with this limitation:

  • Armored Cannon Larva icon.png Armored Cannon Beetle Larva: only the free-roaming variant counts; the buried one does not.
  • Gatling Groink icon.png Gatling Groink: only the free-roaming variant counts; the tower one does not.
  • Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud icon.png Crimson Candypop Bud icon.png Golden Candypop Bud icon.png Violet Candypop Bud icon.png Ivory Candypop Bud icon.png Candypop Buds: throwing in one Pikmin is enough, it does not need to wither.
  • Figwort icon.png Figwort: only the large healthy variant counts; the small healthy, large dead, and small dead ones do not.
  • Glowstem icon.png Glowstem: only the red variant counts; the green one does not.
  • Shoot icon.png Shoot: only the large variant counts; the small one does not.

Enemies that can die[edit]

Some enemies can actually die whilst on the Piklopedia.

  • Volatile Dweevils blow up when awakened.
  • Mandiblards will lose health if they touch water, and can even drown.
  • Due to a glitch, if one petrifies a Hermit Crawmad on dry land and throws several Pikpik carrots, the creature will gradually lose health, and can die.



The dummy texture.
  • A dummy icon texture named zzdummy can be found within the Piklopedia's icon texture files. It's unused in the game, and it must have been used during development to represent enemies that had no icons at the time.
  • The icon textures for the Glowstem and Queen Candypop Bud have exact duplicates inside the game's files.
  • Fiery Bulblax icon.png
    The icon for the Fiery Bulblax is 80 × 80 in size. This size is only used for boss icons, whereas normal enemies have icons that are 40 × 40. This indicates that in some early stage in development, the Fiery Bulblax was meant to be a boss, as are the other two "Bulblax" grub-dogs.
  • Thrown pikpik carrots will rotate to "face" the creature. Their stems will bend away from it.
  • If a pikpik carrot lands near a Red Bulborb, Hairy Bulborb, or Orange Bulborb just as it is about to go to sleep, its yawning and lying down animations will be sped up.
  • According to Louie's notes, the following creatures are inedible: Hydro Dweevil, Munge Dweevil, Volatile Dweevil, Crimson Candypop Bud, Golden Candypop Bud, Queen Candypop Bud, Mamuta, Glowstem, Clover, Foxtail, Shoot, Beady Long Legs, Waterwraith, Shaggy Long Legs, Baldy Long Legs, and Plasm Wraith.
    • In addition, the Doodlebug has no cooking tips and is suggested to be inedible, but is not outright stated as such, the Ivory Candypop Bud is not suggested to be inedible, but spoils upon seconds of picking, and the Raging Long Legs, like the Doodlebug, is not outright claimed as inedible, but Louie's suggestion of feeding it to "unpleasant in-laws" implies that it probably shouldn't be eaten anyway.
  • The Bulborb icon used to represent the Piklopedia within the area selection menu is unique and does not seem to be exactly derived from any particular Bulborb variant in Pikmin 2. Peculiarly, when examined very closely, the icon seems to be derived from the model of the juvenile Bulbmin (as evidenced by its completely black eyes, leg coloration and proportions, and white spot placement) with the leaf stem removed. Interestingly, the internal name for the texture is chapy, whereas the internal name for Bulborbs is usually spelled chappy. In the Switch re release, a modified version of this icon is used as the standby icon for Bulbmin, strengthening the connection.
  • The Piklopedia bears many similarities to the Pokédex from the Pokémon series, as both are an encyclopedia of creatures, and both behave very similarly.
  • The entries of most of the returning enemies from Pikmin are derived from the descriptions given to the creatures in the Pikmin Nintendo Player's Guide.
  • According to Olimar's notes on the Shoot in the Japanese version, the team's reports on the planet's wildlife are based on information obtained using "portable scanners", with the hope that researchers will become interested in studying it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 生物図鑑?
Seibutsu Zukan
Creature Field Guide
Flag of France French Piklopédie Piklopedia
Flag of Germany German Piklopädie Piklopedia
Flag of Italy Italian Piklopedia -
Flag of Spain Spanish Piklopedia -

See also[edit]