|Appears in||Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4|
|Scientific name||Rus pseudoarbicans|
|Areas||Perplexing Pool, Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Blossoming Arcadia|
|Caves||Citadel of Spiders, Hole of Heroes, Secluded Courtyard|
|Challenge Mode stages||Hidden Garden|
|Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages||Tropical Forest|
|Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages||Shaded Garden, Beastly Caverns|
|Side Story days||Creature Hunting|
|Dandori Challenge stages||Hotshock Canyon|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
|2-Player Battle stages||Brawl Yard, Tile Lands|
|Bingo Battle stages||Shaded Terrace, Stagnant Sea, Blooming Terrace, Buried Pond|
The Skitter Leaf (ハンボ?, lit.: "Leaf Pond Skater") is an enemy found in Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4 that resembles a leaf. These creatures remain camouflaged on the ground until approached by leaders, at which time they attempt to flee with a cricket-like chirp. They are somewhat rare, usually located in very fresh places, such as near or in water or foliage, but they are not worth defeating or recovering. This is because the leaf they leave upon death, while only requiring one Pikmin to carry, yields only a single Pikmin seed or one Poko.
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The Skitter Leaf, when it is hiding, looks like a small leaf on the ground, making it seem like it's part of the scenery. When approached, however, it will leap up, revealing feet with a similar pattern to the leaf on its back, and bulgy red eyes. What the stem would be on a leaf is actually the Skitter Leaf's mouth, and due to its small, tube-like appearance, one can conclude that the Skitter Leaf mainly feeds on plant juices. The main "leaf" acts as a cape, which the Skitter Leaf uses to fend itself from predation by flipping in the air and whipping it around. Upon flipping, the creature will also reveal a rounded, yellow abdomen.
“Structural flaw: back
“Structural flaw: back
Olimar's Notes (Pikmin 4)
“The Skitter Leaf is a relative of the pond skater that shed its wings and adapted to life on the ground. With no residual traits of its airborne past, the Skitter Leaf can neither fly nor skit across the surface of the water.The wings have since evolved into the leaflike structure on its back, which serves to hide the Skitter Leaf through mimicry. It appears quite effective, as few predators can see through this clever disguise.”
Louie's Notes (Pikmin 4)
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's guide
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
Swarm it with Pikmin, or toss one directly onto its back; Purple Pikmin work especially well for the latter method, as they will home in on the Skitter Leaf. It has low vitality and can also be easily defeated by leaders. Leaders can be harmed by it, and it will shake any attacking Pikmin off when given the chance, which usually knocks off their flowers or buds. This enemy cannot be petrified when it hides as a leaf, but it can when it is up and active.
The creature is much harder to defeat with leaders and reacts quicker to assaults, but remains easy to defeat with one shot on the back. Winged Pikmin are the only Pikmin somewhat ineffective against it, unless they are tossed directly onto its back while resting. The creature can no longer remove flowers or buds from Pikmin.
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||15|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.2|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.2|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.2|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||0|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||0|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||0|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||0|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||0|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||0|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||0|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||50|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||0|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||30|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||15|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||50|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||0.3 (30%)|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||10|
|ip01||振り払い打撃Ａ||Shake mode 1 – hit count||2|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||2|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||2|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||2|
|fp01||移動時間最大||Max walk time||1|
|fp02||移動時間最小||Min walk time||0|
|fp03||移動角度最大||Max angle change||90|
|fp04||移動角度最小||Min angle change||30|
|fp11||待機確率||Unknown (chance of standing still?)||0.4|
|fp13||待機時間最小||Unknown (min stopped time?)||1.75|
|fp21||水中移動速度||Unknown (underwater speed?||25|
|fp22||水中回転速度率||Unknown (underwater rotation speed?)||0.05|
|fp23||水中回転最大速度||Unknown (underwater rotation max speed?)||1|
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||1|
|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||1|
|Damage to leaders||0|
|Mission Mode value||5|
- Size: Body length: 56mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #53
- See more: Skitterling family#Naming.
The following article or section needs help from someone who can translate Japanese text.
- Common name: Skitter Leaf. The creature being called a leaf is a clear reference to its leaf shape allowing it to blend with the environment.
- Japanese nickname: ハンボ?. From 葉? (lit.: "leaf") and アメンボ? (lit.: "pond skater").
- Japanese name: ミドリコノハムシ?, lit.: "Green Leaf Bug". From コノハムシ科?, the Skitterling family's Japanese name.
- Scientific name: Rus pseudoarbicans. From "pseudo" and possibly arbor, Latin for "tree". The meaning of "rus" is unknown.
- Internal names: Internally, its name in Pikmin 2 is
sokkuri, which is an onomatopoeia for "looks like", once more referring to how it mimics a leaf. Its internal name in the next game is
hambo, a romanization of its Japanese nickname.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
|Leaf Pond Skater||The name comes from "葉?" (lit. leaf) and "アメンボ?" (lit. pond skater)|
|Leaf Pond Skater|
|Leaf Pond Skater|
Feuille animale (Pikmin 4)
Animal leaf (Pikmin 4)
Foglia finta (Pikmin 4)
Fake leaf (Pikmin 4)
|Leaf Pond Skater||From 잎사 (leaf) and 소금쟁이 (pond skater)|
|Spanish||Pisaátomos hoja||Atomstomper leaf|
|Portuguese||Saltifolha||Jumpeaf||The name is a portmanteau of "saltitar" (jump) and "folha" (leaf)|
A Skitter Leaf in the Piklopedia.
The Piklopedia icon of the Skitter Leaf in the Nintendo Switch version of Pikmin 2.
The Skitter Leaf's e-card, #59 (7th blue card).
- The Skitter Leaf resembles a magnolia acuminata's leaves.
- In both Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3, the Skitter Leaf moves very slowly in water, and its animation resembles it attempting to swim.
- In Pikmin 4, it's possible for both Oatchi and a Pikmin to carry the same Skitter Leaf body.