Watery Blowhogs (ミズブタ?, lit.: "Water Pig") look exactly like Fiery Blowhogs, except that their snouts are colored blue. Instead of fire, they spit out a water-like liquid that gets stuck on the Pikmin's heads, excluding Blue Pikmin and Bulbmin. Leaders will be pummeled to the ground if they are caught in the blast, making this one of the few times where leaders can be damaged by water. Purple Pikmin may work as well as long they are thrown (preferably on top of the Blowhog, so it gets stunned). Blowing the whistle in the area the water is spewed can also cancel out the attack almost instantly and save the Pikmin caught in the spray instantly.
Just like the Fiery Blowhog, it has lightly colored segments that are hard to see.
“A variant subspecies of the fiery blowhog, the watery blowhog lacks several of the dominant genes necessary for the production of fire-producing catalysts, and thus expels jets of the nonflammable liquid. This subspecies appears to have only recently evolved. However, the hereditary traits of this variant are dominant and highly robust, so its population is rapidly increasing.”
“This beast's unrivaled moistness gives it a melt-in-the-mouth quality that's incomparable.”
Nintendo Player's Guide
"You can tell a Watery Blowhog by its blue snout. The beast spits water and causes non-blue Pikmin to be lost in bubbles. If you're traveling with a large Pikmin army, swarm the Watery Blowhog and be ready to save the bubble-bound soldiers with your whistle."
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
"A Watery Blowhog attacks by shooting water out of its snout. When battling one of these creatures, use your Blue Pikmin to attack the Watery Blowhog without any casualties. If your squad contains only a small amount of Blue Pikmin, use them to distract the Watery Blowhog, then flank the creature and have your more vulnerable Pikmin charge from the rear."
In Pikmin 3, this enemy has the exact same technical information as the Fiery Blowhog.
Like the Fiery Blowhog, this hog-like enemy blows out a hazard, but it is water instead of fire. In Japan, this creature is called ミズブタ?, or "Water Pig". Its scientific name is Sus loogiens, where loogiens seems entirely made up. A "loogie" is a slang term for mouth spit, mixed with nose mucus, which could explain the choice of the word loogiens. Internally, this enemy is called
The original name for the Watery Blowhog was "Spitty Blowhog". This name can both be found on GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18, as well as an early English script left inside the final game.
Names in other languages