Shooting Spiner (Male)
The Shooting Spiner (ブッパナシグモ（オス）?, lit.: "Firing Spider (Male)") is an enemy encountered in Hey! Pikmin. The males of this species are brown in color and attack differently from the females. It also has red eyes, and small legs with yellow stripes.
The male Shooting Spiners move up and down webs, similar to the females. However, instead of attempting to stab Pikmin with their legs, they shoot small toxic clouds horizontally.
Shooting Spiners can be defeated with a single Pikmin throw. As the males do not stick their legs out, they are considerably easier to kill than the females.
Hey! Pikmin logs
“Usually it's content to dangle from the ceiling, but if you approach, it will fire poison clouds at you. This one looks much more drab that his female counterpart. I can relate.”
Spiner is in reference to how it spins webs. Shooting references the toxic clouds they shoot at the Pikmin.
The species name mittetsia may be an illusion to "mitten", comparing their fuzzy appearance to that of a mitten.
Names in other languages