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Snowy Blowhog In-game icon.
Icon for the Snowy Blowhog, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Sus nivisventis
Family Blowhog
Areas None
Caves Last-Frost Cavern, Subzero Sauna, Frozen Inferno
Dandori Challenge stages Hefty Haulway, Strategic Freezeway, Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Blow ice
This article is about the small grounded Blowhog that attacks with freezing air. For the large grounded Blowhog that attacks with freezing air that can knock Pikmin backwards, see Blizzarding Blowhog. For the airborne Blowhog that attacks with freezing air, see Icy Blowhog.

The Snowy Blowhog (フブキブタ?, lit.: "Blizzard Pig") is an enemy in Pikmin 4 that attacks with chilling wind, freezing Pikmin and otherwise acting like the fiery and watery varieties. Snowy Blowhogs are immune to being frozen.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
5 10 5 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 5 1000


Whilst idle, the Snowy Blowhog will walk around in a small radius, they won't go far but they don't stand still. When a Leader or any amount of Pikmin get nearby, it will turn to face them to attack with a blast of, non-lethal, icy wind. When the Blowhog attacks, it turns and takes a moment to inhale some air. When doing this, it doesn't defend itself for a few seconds, then it will expel some icy wind. As soon at it starts to inhale to the moment it finishes exhaling, it will not move at all. If there a quite a few Pikmin attacking it, it will 'buck' itself forward in an attempt to knock off any attackers, which is what it also does if Oatchi is attacking. If the Snowy Blowhog wanders too far from its "zone", it will simply just wander back.


All Snowy Blowhogs in Pikmin 4 are found in caves.

Last-Frost Cavern[edit]

There is only 1 Snowy Blowhog found in this cave, and it is located after the alcove containing the three Female Sheargrubs and the Director of Destiny. First visit to the cave sees the enemy fighting 5 wild Ice Pikmin.

Subzero Sauna[edit]

There are two Snowy Blowhogs in this cave and both are found on sublevel 1. They are in the section of the cave holding the Disguised Delicacy, which is stuck in a Hydro jelly.

Frozen Inferno[edit]

The Blowhog is found on the third sublevel in the segment where the S.S. Beagle would land. It is found behind the ledge which holds the Citrus Lump.

Trial of the Sage Leaf[edit]

The Blowhog is found in the Final Story of the cave and is found with a Fiery Blowhog. The two of them are keeping the Numbered gate up.


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Since the ice hazard isn't lethal, any Pikmin can be used to attack the Blowhog, however Ice Pikmin are recommended as the ice attack will freeze Pikmin, which Ice Pikmin are immune to. Oatchi with the Thermal Defense gear equipped or Glow Pikmin are also useful. To attack the enemy, throw Pikmin onto the Blowhog's back as soon as it starts to inhale. As soon as it's finished exhaling, whistle all attacking Pikmin off it's back as it will attempt to buck them off which can deflower your Pikmin. Repeat this tactic until the enemy is defeated. If you want to minimize any potential deflowering, use leaf Pikmin or Oatchi.


Dalmo's Notes[edit]

What's that? You think the different types of Blowhog all look the same? You need to look a bit closer. For example, this little fellow has light-yellow eyes and an aquamarine body with turquoise lips and blue nails. It all comes together to create a unique appearance designed to give anyone the chills!

Olimar's Notes[edit]

This species has the ability to condense atmosphere carbon dioxide within an organ called a cold sac. The cold sac creates dry ice, and its vapors are then expelled as icy breath. A close relative to this species, the Fiery Blowhog can keep its internal temperature from rising because the phosphoric compounds it expels only ignite when then make contact with the air.

In contrast, the Snowy Blowhog maintains internal body conditions below freezing, and its other internal organs are protected by thick layers of fat and the extracellular freezing that occurs withing its cold sac.

Louie's Notes[edit]

Sprinkle lightly with salt, and eat while the ice bag is still fresh and crunchy. Just one bite will give you the most satisfying brain freeze.


See more: Blowhog family#Naming.
  • Common name: Snowy Blowhog. Like the Fiery Blowhog, this hog-like enemy blows out a hazard, but it is snow instead of fire.
  • Japanese nickname: フブキブタ?, lit.: "Blizzard Pig".
  • Japanese name: フブキブタドックリ?, lit.: "Blizzard Pig Tokkuri".
  • Scientific name: Sus nivisventis. Nivisventis is a combination of nivis and ventis, Latin for "snow" and "wind", respectively.
  • Internal names: ICETANK. It is the codename of the Fiery Blowhog, TANK, but with "ice" added to distinguish its trait.
  • Prerelease: None.


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Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese フブキブタ?
Fubuki Buta
Blizzard Pig
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Bàofēngxuě Zhū
Blizzard Pig
Flag of China Chinese
Bàofēngxuě Zhū
Blizzard Pig
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Frisademig snuitzwijn Fresh-breathed snoutswine
Flag of France French Puffy cracheglace Ice-spitter blowhog "Cracheglace" is a portmanteau of "crache" (spit) and "glace" (ice)
Flag of Germany German Rüsselglacies Trunk-glacies The name is a portmanteau of German "Rüssel" (trunk/proboscis) and Latim "glacis" (ice)
Flag of Italy Italian Eruptor niveo Snowy eruptor
Flag of South Korea Korean 눈돼지호롱
Snow Pig Oil Lamp
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Cusporco-geada Frost spitpig "Cusporco" is a portmanteau of "cuspir" (to spit) and "porco" (pig)
Flag of Spain Spanish Verraco nival Snowy pig

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