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Shooting Spiner (Male)

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Shooting Spiner (Male) In-game icon.
A Male Shooting Spiner.
Appears in Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Himeagea mittetsia
Family Wracknid
Areas The Lonely Tower, Steel Pipe Forest
Attacks Poison Pikmin

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.


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Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
N/A N/A N/A A yellow Sparklium Seed icon, used to represent the object found in the games. × 0 Unknown Unknown


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.


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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.


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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.


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See more: Wracknid_family#Naming.
  • Common name: Shooting Spiner (Male). Spiner is in reference to how it spins webs. Shooting references the toxic clouds they shoot at the Pikmin.
  • Japanese nickname: ブッパナシグモ(オス)?, lit.: "Firing Spider (Male)".
  • Japanese name: ワタトバシグモ?, lit.: "Cotton Launching Spider".
  • Scientific name: Himeagea mittetsia . The species name mittetsia may be an illusion to "mitten", comparing their fuzzy appearance to that of a mitten.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ブッパナシグモ(オス)?
Buppanashi Gumo (Osu)
Firing Spider (Male)
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Mannetjesschrikspin Male Spiner
Flag of France French Tisserand tireur mâle Male weaver shooter
Flag of Germany German Schreckspinne (männlich) Frightspider (male)
Flag of Italy Italian Tessitore nocivo Harmful weaver
Flag of South Korea Korean 발사거미(수컷)
Flag of Spain Spanish Cardándula (macho) From cardo (thistle) and tarántula (tarantula)

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