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Waddlequaff

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Waddlequaff In-game icon.
Icon for the Waddlequaff, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Sluppus gourdicus
Family Gourdfeather
Areas Blossoming Arcadia
Caves Plunder Palace, Cradle of the Beast
Dandori Challenge stages None
Dandori Battle stages Final Battle
Attacks Inhale and eat Pikmin

The Waddlequaff (スイトリー?, lit.: "Sucking-Up Bird") is a bird-like enemy first found in the Blossoming Arcadia in Pikmin 4. It has a cream feathered body with two wings of the same color, and a long pink beak which is always open. Waddlequaffs use their beak to suck in objects and prey and must be defeated to retrieve that which has been swallowed.

Stats[edit]

Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
7 14 8 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 7 1000

Behavior[edit]

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When the Waddlequaff spots a Pikmin, it will begin to inhale in an attempt to swallow and eat it. It can also swallow pellets, treasures, and items such as Scrummy Bones, explosives, and Pikpik Carrots, but only actively targets pellets and treasures, and ignores items unless thrown directly into its attack range while inhaling. When it shakes off attacking Pikmin, swallowed pellets or treasures will be spat out, one at a time. Upon death, any remaining pellets or treasures it has eaten will be spat out all at once. With each item a Waddlequaff consumes, it begins to noticeably grow larger, up to three sizes bigger. But the bigger it gets the slower it becomes, making attacking it easier.

Appearance[edit]

The Waddlequaff is a medium-sized bird enemy with a hunched posture, having a somewhat small head in comparison with its larger ovaloid body, having no neck properly connecting the head to the body.

In addition, the Waddlequaff has various avian features; like cream colored feathers with a white underbelly, black orbital rings around its eyes, a pair of small vestigial wings, a pair of two-toed clawed red feet and a long pink almost duck-like bill with a bulbous cere with nostrils, said beak is constantly open on the end of it, which serves the purpose of vacuuming up pikmin, treasures, objects and even the player alike.

Finally, although not entirely similar, the Waddlequaff has some similarities with the Mockiwi enemy, as both are ground dwelling stocky bird enemies that are somewhat duck looking with red beaks and didactyl feet.

Locations[edit]

Strategy[edit]

It is recommended to have a hefty squad of Pikmin before taking this enemy down. You can either throw Pikmin onto its back or Rush it with Oatchi. Alternatively, you can feed it a bomb rock to instantly kill it.

Notes[edit]

Dalmo's Notes[edit]

It possesses a bottomless stomach and will swallow down anything and everything unfortunate enough to end up in its path. It will even consume things larger than its own body without missing a step. The best part is its goofy little head that looks just like a fuzz-covered gourd!

Olimar's Notes[edit]

Its overdeveloped respiratory muscles allow it to suck in large volumes of air through its long, thick beak while feeding. Its feathers are too small to use for flying. The current theory is that this is due to its niche position in the ecosystem being quite secure thanks to a lack of natural predators and little competition for food in its habitat. However, with the expansion of Pikmin territory, recently its numbers have been gradually declining.

Louie's Notes[edit]

Breasts, thighs, and wings can be baked, roasted, or fried. The rest of the carcass is great for flavoring a rich soup stock.

Other information[edit]

  • Pikmin 4 Piklopedia number: #70

Naming[edit]

See more: Gourdfeather family#Naming.
  • Common name: Waddlequaff. From "waddle", a type of walking of certain birds, and "quaff", to drink large amounts. This refers to the enemy's bird-like appearance and its inhaling ability.
  • Japanese nickname: スイトリー?, lit.: "Sucking-Up Bird". It is a pun on 吸い取る (to suck up) and 鳥 (bird), referring to how it sucks things up and its bird-like features.
  • Japanese name: ハシブトヒサゴドリ?, lit.: "Fat Beak Gourd Bird". Gourd refers to to the enemy's gourd-like shape.
  • Scientific name: Sluppus gourdicus. Gourdicus refers to the enemy's gourd-like shape.
  • Internal names: SUITORI. It is the same name as its Japanese common name.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese スイトリー?
Suitorī
Sucking-Up Bird Pun on 吸い取る?, lit.: "to suck up" and ?, lit.: "bird"
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
吸取鳥
Xīqǔ Niǎo
Sucking-Up Bird
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
吸取鸟
Xīqǔ Niǎo
Sucking-Up Bird
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Slurpsnater Slurp beak
Flag of France French Siphonard From "siphon" and "canard" (duck)
Flag of Germany German Trompetenschnabel Trumpet Beak
Flag of Italy Italian Otorinopapero From the greek root otorhino- (meaning "ear and nose") and papero (duck)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Ornitraga Ornithwallow The name is a portmanteau of "ornito-" (ornitho-, relating to birds) and possibly "tragar" (swallow)
Flag of Spain Spanish Sorbeterrinco From "sorber" (suck) and "ornitorrinco" (platypus)

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Trivia[edit]

  • Waddlequaffs will become visibly fatter and slow down the more they eat.
  • Unlike other objects, Burgeoning Spiderwort berries cannot be retrieved once they have been swallowed by Waddlequaffs.

See also[edit]

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