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For the treasure from Pikmin 2, see Toxic Toadstool.
Toxstool In-game icon.
Icon for the Toxstool, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Parasitus pseudofungi elasticis
Family Sporovid
Areas None
Caves Cavern for a King
Dandori Challenge stages None
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Poison Pikmin, spreads sticky mold and poison mushrooms, resurrect dead moldy enemies

The Toxstool (ドクナメコ?, lit.: "Poison Nameko") is an enemy in Pikmin 4. While it is very reminiscent both physically and behaviorally to the Puffstool, this creature differs in that it possesses turquoise coloration, and instead of confusing Pikmin, it expels a poison that can kill Pikmin that are not White or Glow Pikmin.

This poison not only allows the Toxstool to regenerate patches of sticky mold with poison mushrooms, but also revive Moldy Dwarf Bulborbs and Moldy Slooches after they have been killed. It is only seen on the first sublevel of Cavern for a King.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
12 24 20[note 1] Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 20 15000
  1. ^ This enemy cannot be delivered to Onions in-game. This information is obtained from the Piklopedia.


Like its cousin the Puffstool, the Toxstool is mostly passive and wanders around aimlessly unless attacked, in which case it releases a cloud of poison gas. However, there are two main exceptions to this. If the sticky mold covering its chamber is removed due to the mushrooms generating it being destroyed, the Toxstool will move to its former location and release a spore cloud that makes the mushrooms and the mold grow back. It can also resurrect the Moldy Dwarf Bulborbs and Moldy Slooches in the room in the same way, and will immediately try to do so if given an opportunity.



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While White Pikmin are the obvious choice for fighting the Toxstool, its ability to revive the enemies in the arena will ensure that they remain an issue unless their bodies are brought back to the S.S. Beagle shortly after they are killed. Note that you cannot transport items that are on sticky mold, so you will have to destroy the mushrooms to take the enemy corpses back to the ship. In order to ensure that the Toxstool will not immediately bring them back to life, it is advised to either distract it by destroying the mold patches or stun it with Oatchi's upgraded rush ability while another group of Pikmin disposes of the bodies. Keep in mind that if you whistle your Pikmin if they get poisoned and prevent the Toxstool from reviving its minions, you have nearly nothing to fear from this boss.


Dalmo's Notes[edit]

See how it toddles and bounces on its wee little footsies as it goes for a stroll, scattering extremely toxic spores along the way? This creature is a walking nuisance. But there's an odd kind of charm in that bothersome nature makes it hard to leave alone.

Olimar's Notes[edit]

Much like the Puffstool, the Toxstool is neither animal nor fungus but a mix of the two, or an Ambulofungus. It doesn't serve a producer or consumer role in the ecosystem, but functions instead as a decomposer.

It primarily parasitizes other living organisms by blanketing them with its spores. However, the Toxstool can infect a deceased specimen as well. Its hyphae is able to move the muscles and control the body as if bringing it back from the dead.

The way the fungal filaments grow differs based on the host organism. In most cases, they may cause the hosts to wander around in search of food to facilitate a more nutrient-rich fungal-culture medium. They can also just use the host as a means to scatter more spores.

Louie's Notes[edit]

Bury underground for about 40 days so the poison can leech out. Its smell will make you gag, but the flavour has notes of chocolate!


See more: Sporovid#Naming.
  • Common name: Toxstool. Similar to the Puffstool, but with "Tox" to imply toxic (meaning poisonous in this case).
  • Japanese nickname: ドクナメコ?, lit.: "Poison Nameko". It is a portmanteau from "doku", a Japanese word that may mean "poison", and "nameko", a type of mushroom also known as Pholiota microspora.
  • Japanese name: ボケナメコモドキ?, lit.: "Pseudo-Stupid Nameko". ボケナメコ is the Japanese common name for the Puffstool. The name refers to how it is like the Puffstool.
  • Scientific name: Parasitus pseudofungi elasticis. Parasitus refers to how it is able to spread its spores onto dead creatures and take control of them like a parasite. Pseudofungi refers to how it looks like a fungi. Elasticis refers to its elastic cap.
  • Internal names: DOKUNAMEKO. It is the same as its Japanese common name.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ドクナメコ?
Doku Nameko
Poison Nameko
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Yǒudú Gū
Poisonous Mushroom
Flag of China Chinese
Yǒudú Gū
Poisonous Mushroom
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Verderfzwam Blightshroom
Flag of France French Champitoxine Portmanteau of "champignon" (mushroom) and "toxine" (toxin)
Flag of Germany German Giftmorchel Toxin Morel
Flag of Italy Italian Amanita verde Green amanita
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Toxipança Toxibelly The name is a portmanteau of "tóxico" (toxic) and "pança" (belly)
Flag of Spain Spanish Toxiseta Toxstool The name is a portmanteau of "tóxico" (toxic) and "seta" (mushroom)



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