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Artwork of the Spotcap.
Appears in Pikmin 3
Scientific name Unknown
Family Unknown
Areas Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra, Twilight River
Collect treasure! levels Tropical Forest, Twilight Hollow
Battle enemies! levels Tropical Forest, Distant Tundra Remix
Side Story levels Flower Garden, Inside Forest, Tundra, Creature Hunting, First Part Found
Bingo Battle levels None

Spotcaps (コマダラタケ?, lit.: "Small Spotted Mushroom") are a type of fungus in Pikmin 3 that serve as obstacles. They are usually found in tight groups and typically near Kingcaps, so they typically block passageways. Some Spotcaps however can be found by themselves, out of the way. Leaders can use their Pikmin to destroy Spotcaps.

Spotcaps have varying sizes, near those of a leader. If a Pikmin is issued to attack a Spotcap, they'll pummel it for a bit, until it shrivels up and disappears, but if a Pikmin is thrown straight towards its top, it will crush the fungus and destroy it straight away. In addition, there is another mushroom similar to the Spotcap that is completely brown, cannot be locked-onto, and also disappears if a Pikmin is thrown on top of it. The two function similarly, and while the latter is not given a name, it is assumed to be another form of Spotcap, or at least closely related to it. In Pikmin 3, these plain mushrooms can sometimes release data files though in Pikmin 3 Deluxe all data files the corresponding Spotcaps once held are instead found nearby.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
N/A N/A N/A N/A 100


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Kingcaps are never seen without Spotcaps, but a few Spotcaps are in places without Kingcaps.

Tropical Wilds[edit]

  • Spotcaps appear in a non-obtrusive fashion in the cave next to the landing site, leading up from Alph's crash site.

Distant Tundra[edit]

  • A large amount of Spotcaps appear in the area around Charlie's crash site.

Twilight River[edit]

Tropical Forest[edit]

  • Spotcaps appear in the lowest part of the area in both versions of the level.

Twilight Hollow[edit]

  • The easternmost part of the level with a Bulborb and some Purple Pikmin is blocked by a group of Spotcaps.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name komush
HP 100
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 0
Damage to leaders 0
Territory radius 100
Mission Mode value 0



  • Spotcaps and Kingcaps share many similarities to Dwarf Bulborbs, and Bulborbs, respectively. Spotcaps and Dwarf Bulborbs each have 100 health, while Kingcaps and Bulborbs each have 1000. Both are red with white spots, and both Spotcaps and Dwarf Bulborbs instantly get defeated when hit on top.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese コマダラタケ?
Ko Madara Take
Small Spotted Mushroom
Flag of France French (NoE) Bulbolet nain Dwarf kingcap
Flag of Germany German Gemeiner Zwerg-Punktpilz Common Dwarf Spot-Mushroom
Flag of Italy Italian Fungoleto nano Dwarf kingcap
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Minifungo moteado Spotted minifungus
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Minifungo moteado Spotted minifungus

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