Stony Flint Beetle
The Stony Flint Beetle (イワオシコガネ?, lit.: "Golden Rock Pusher") is an enemy in Hey! Pikmin. It is light-gray and beetle-like, with two yellow eyes on stalks. It has four legs, with its hind legs being much larger then the front ones. It has various dark gray stripes around it, and is about two times the width of Olimar, although it is often on its hind legs, making it two times taller. It also has two wings that are only visible when it decides to fly, and open its exoskeleton. It will push any iron blocks nearby, which can kill Pikmin if the blocks land on and crush them. It is a very rare enemy, only appearing in Peculiar Rockfall.
The Stony Flint Beetle will push any iron block it finds using its strong legs. It will continue trying to push even if Pikmin are moving it in the opposite direction. Once the block reaches a wall or falls in a gap, the beetle will fly offscreen. It will also fly away in retreat if the player attempts to crush it with an iron block.
Push back the stone and it will fly away after a while.
Hey! Pikmin logs
“Its carapace is as hard as steel. It often uses its strong hind legs to push rocks, though it's not clear why. Is it hoarding them for some purpose? Watching it reminds me that sometimes in life, it's as important to pull as it is to push. I wish I could put that in beetle terms for this guy.”
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