|Appears in||Pikmin 3|
|Scientific name||Tectupervus pteromys|
|Mission Mode Collect Treasure! levels||None|
|Mission Mode Battle Enemies! levels||None|
|Side Story levels||None|
|Bingo Battle levels||None|
Phosbat Pods (コカガミのタマゴ?, lit.: "Child Mirror Egg") are egg sac-like structures from which Phosbats spawn. Much like the Phosbats themselves, they are sensitive to light, and will close up if exposed to it. They do not move, and function more like structures or terrain features than enemies, but they have a Piklopedia entry in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. However, it does not appear as an enemy on the radar. They can also be disabled by being attacked by Pikmin until defeated.
- The game files specify this value to be 1.
Phosbat Pods can start either active or dormant, and while active, they will periodically spawn Phosbats. When the main light of the room they are in turns on, or when a nearby Glowcap or light bulb starts emitting light, an active pod will close its opening and will stop spawning more Phosbats; dormant pods will remain dormant.
Pods spawn a new Phosbat every ten seconds. Any given pod can spawn up to five Phosbats, and once it has done so, it will stop spawning more. Any time one of the Phosbats from that pod is killed, it will spawn again, up until it reaches the limit of five.
If a pod is dormant, only the Vehemoth Phosbat's roar will activate it, which happens when two small lights in the boss's arena are lit up.
“Structural flaw: light sensitivity
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||5|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||0|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||0|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||0|
|Damage to leaders||10|
|Mission Mode value||1|
- See more: Phosbat#Naming.
Its name simply comes from it being a sort of cocoon for generating Phosbats.
Its scientific name, Tectupervus pteromys, is shared with both the Phosbat and Vehemoth Phosbat.
Names in other languages
Ko Kagami no Tamago
|Child Mirror Egg|
|French||Œuf de broidunoir (Pikmin 3)
Œuf de Broidugris (Pikmin 3 Deluxe)
Œuf de broidugris (Olimar's comments)
|Vehemoth Phosbat Egg|
|Italian||Uovo di fantastrello||Vehemoth phosbat egg|
|Spanish (NoE)||Huevo de espectrolarva espejo||Mirror spectrelarva egg|