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Pikmin in Pikmin 2 scurrying off in a panic.

Panic in the Pikmin series refers to any non-hazard event that causes Pikmin to scatter and thrash around in random directions. In a panic scenario, something has scared or affected them to the point where they separate from a leader and run off, and while these Pikmin are not in any direct danger, they risk running into a hazard or an enemy. Panic scenarios occur in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3, and in both games a panicking Pikmin can be returned to normal by whistling it.

Pikmin 2[edit]

In Pikmin 2, Pikmin in a panic will behave differently depending on the exact source of panic. There are several scenarios that prompt specific Pikmin to panic:

  • A group of Mitites will cause all but Purple Pikmin to temporarily panic. If the Pikmin start the panic whilst in a leader's group, they will eventually return to formation on their own accord. If not, they will stand in place and idle once they're done panicking. The smell of Mitites is what causes this effect.
  • An Emperor Bulblax's roar will cause Pikmin to panic. All the rules of the Mitite-induced panic apply to this scenario.
  • Pikmin under the influence of an Antenna Beetle will panic if the Antenna Beetle is killed. Pikmin will not exit this state unless whistled.
  • Bulbmin will panic after the mature Bulbmin is killed. Like with the Antenna Beetle, they will not calm down until they are whistled.

Pikmin 3[edit]

In Pikmin 3, panic scenarios visually affect Pikmin, and though they spread out in random directions, they will eventually stop panicking on their own accord.

  • The Vehemoth Phosbat can spray a cloud of dust that causes Pikmin to panic, clouded in dust. Although some speculate that this is poison, the two have different effects, and White Pikmin are not immune to this dust.[1]
  • Toady Bloysters and Sputtlefish can spray ink when Pikmin are attacking, cloaking the affected Pikmin in ink and causing them to panic.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ YouTube video showing how hacked-in White Pikmin are not immune to the Vehemoth Phosbat's dust