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Spitterspatter family

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The spitterspatter family is a family of waterbug-like creatures introduced in Pikmin 3, although the family went unclassified until Pikmin 3 Deluxe. It consists of two members.

All members in this family are in the Gerridus genus.



Icon for the Muckerskate, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Main article: Muckerskate.


A render of a Skeeterskate from Pikmin 4.
Main article: Skeeterskate.

The Skeeterskate is an enemy in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4, it is found exclusively in water. It draws water into a tank on its head, which it then can use to launch water projectiles onto the Pikmin squad. As such, it can be more dangerous to Winged Pikmin and Pikmin near the shore. Like Dwarf Bulborbs, it can be defeated with a Pikmin thrown onto its head.


"Spitterspatter" is a combination of "spitter" and "spatter", referencing the way members spit out water, and splatter it all over their targets.

The family genus gerridus is derived from the real-world "gerridae" family, which is full of many water-based bugs similar to the Skeeterskate, such as pond skaters and water bugs.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ヒケシムシ科?
Hikeshi Mushi Ka
Firefighter bug family
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Flag of France French sapeurpompidés The name comes from "sapeur-pompier" (firefighter)
Flag of Germany German Spuckkäfer Spitbugs
Flag of South Korea Korean 소방벌레 과
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Aquariumberídeos Aquaridae The name is a portmanteau of "aquário" (aquarium) and the suffix "-ídeos" (-idae), which is used for naming animal family names
Flag of Spain Spanish Tiradores Shooters

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