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Tusked blowhog family

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The tusked blowhog family is a family of boar-like enemies introduced in Pikmin 4. The Tusked Blowhog itself is currently the only known member of this family. Members are strangely in the same genus as members of the Blowhog family, the Sus genus, suggesting the two families are closely related.

Members[edit]

Tusked Blowhog[edit]

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

Scientific name: Sus magdentum

The Tusked Blowhog is an enemy introduced in Pikmin 4. When something catches its attention, it will charge, in a similar way to Oatchi's Rush. During its charge, it can grab up to 3 Pikmin, which it will eat at the end of its charging. Its charges can also destroy jars.

Naming[edit]

The family's name is named after its only member: the Tusked Blowhog.

The genus name, Sus, is a real genus of wild and domestic pigs which is what the Tusked Blowhog resembles. This genus is also shared with all the members of the Blowhog family due to fact that they all also resemble pigs.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese シシドックリ科?
Shishi dokkuri ka
Boar tokkuri family
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
野猪德古利科
Flag of France French souffleurs ivoirins Ivorian blowers From "Ivorian" (Ivory) and the French word for "blowers"
Flag of Germany German Rüsselverres Trunkboar From "Rüssel" (Trunk) and the Latin word "Verres" meaning boar, male pig
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Trombassuídeos Trunkuidae The name is a portmanteau of "tromba" (trunk) and "suídeos" (suidae)
"Tromba" is also a form of the verb "trombar" (to bump)
The suffix "-ídeos" (-idae) is used for naming animal family names

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