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Watery Blowhog

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Watery Blowhog In-game icon.
Icon for the Watery Blowhog, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 2Pikmin 3Pikmin 4
Scientific name Sus loogiens
Family Blowhog
Areas Valley of Repose, Wistful Wild, Formidable Oak, Sun-Speckled Terrace (Olimar's Shipwreck Tale)
Caves Snagret Hole, Shower Room, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den, Ultimate Testing Range
Challenge Mode stages Hot House, Cryptic Cavern, Hazard Training
Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages Beastly Caverns
Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages Silver Lake, Fortress of Festivity, Forgotten Cove
Side Story days Land, Sea, and Sky, First Part Found, The Ship Restored
Dandori Challenge stages Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages Final Battle
2-Player Battle stages Hostile Territory
Bingo Battle stages Jigsaw Fortress, Parched Brook
Attacks Spray water

The Watery Blowhog (ミズブタ?, lit.: "Water Pig") is an enemy in Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3, and Pikmin 4. Watery Blowhogs are almost identical to 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, Bulbmin and Glow Pikmin. 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 stunned 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.


Game Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
Pikmin 2 7 15 8 Poko icon.png × 4 1000 No
Pikmin 3 (?) 5 10 (normally) 8 Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 30
Icon for the soul in Battle Enemies!, taken from the game's textures. × 30
1000 No
Pikmin 4 5 10 5 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 5 1000 No


Watery Blowhogs typically wander around in a small area zone aimlessly, meaning they aren’t stationary but won’t move far from their territory. Once the Blowhog has detected a leader and/or Pikmin, it will turn to face them directly before spewing out a stream of water. Although the Watery Blowhog will turn and wait for the most opportune moment to attack, it needs to inhale first, creating a short delay in which it doesn’t turn allowing the attack to be avoided. As soon as the Blowhog starts to inhale, it will not turn or move until it has finished firing water. This means it does not follow the leader and/or Pikmin.

If the Blowhog is being attacked and is not currently inhaling or exhaling, it will buck itself forward, throwing off all Pikmin that were on it, and immediately begin to shoot a stream of water in front.


Pikmin 2[edit]

Challenge Mode[edit]
2-Player Battle[edit]

The Watery Blowhog can be summoned if Player Two uses the Fiery/Watery Blowhog item, but this is a map that spawns Watery Blowhogs:

Pikmin 3[edit]

Mission Mode[edit]
Bingo Battle[edit]
Side Stories[edit]

Pikmin 4[edit]

Olimar's Shipwreck Tale[edit]


Olimar's notes

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.

Louie's notes

This beast's unrivaled moistness gives it a melt-in-the-mouth quality that's incomparable.

Alph's comments

Structural flaw: inhaling period
Weight: 5

Holding large amounts of water inside itself isn't as eyebrow raising as spewing fire, but I consider this to be the better design overall. Water is more easily and safely stored than flammable gas, and it has uses other than attacking. Despite this difference, it's vulnerable to the same trick: having the right type of Pikmin.

Brittany's comments

Alph tried to convince me this animal has all kinds of uses. "It could be a shower," he said, "or a spaceship wash, or an emergency fire control system." I told him we had all those things already, and it was like someone rained on his parade.

Charlie's comments

The water this one spews isn't too bad if you ask me, but the Pikmin don't do so well in it. (At least, most of them don't.) That's what a captain is there for: to be an umbrella to the downtrodden!

Louie's comments

US version icon.png US version
This beast's unrivaled moistness gives it a melt-in-the-mouth quality that's incomparable.
European version icon.png European version
This beast's unrivalled moistness gives it a melt-in-the-mouth quality that's incomparable.

Olimar's comments

Watery Blowhog
Sus loogiens
Blowhog family

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.

Dalmo's Notes'[edit]

Though it looks a lot like its flame-spewing counterpart, remember that blue around the mouth is for water and red is for fire. Keep that in mind, and you can avoid being unpleasantly surprised. A Watery Blowhog shower to wash away all your dirt and woes at the end of the day doesn't sound so bad.

Olimar's Notes (Pikmin 4)'[edit]

A variant subspecies of the Fiery Blowhog, the Watery Blowhog lacks several of the 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.

Louie's Notes (Pikmin 4)'[edit]

This beast's unrivaled moistness gives it a melt-in-the-mouth quality that’s incomparable.

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

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[edit]

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.


The Watery Blowhog’s physiology is quite mammalian, with the rubbery hide and elephant-resembling appearance. Additionally, the Blowhog also has striking resemblance to a hog, as seen by its name.

According to the notes from Olimar, the Watery Blowhog is a variant of the Fiery Blowhog which lacks necessary genes for creating fire, which is made from a phosphorus compound. So when the Watery Blowhog expels water, it actually means to expel this compound, which instead comes out as a nonflammable liquid.

He also notes that the subspecies appears to have recently evolved and that the hereditary traits of the variant is dominant which is why the population is increasing rapidly.

Louie mentions in his notes that the Watery Blowhog is very moist, which could be a result of its watery mutation.


See the strategy for defeating Fiery Blowhogs, but keep in mind that the creature spews water, not fire, and that Blue Pikmin are recommended, not Red Pikmin.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name wtank
Global properties (List)
ID Japanese comment Property Value
s000 friction(not used) Friction 0.5
s001 wallReflection Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?) 0.5
s002 faceDirAdjust Unknown 0.25
s003 accel Acceleration 0.1
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 1000
fp01 マップとの当り Unknown (related to slopes) 25
fp02 ダメージスケールXZ Horizontal damage scale 0.35
fp03 ダメージスケールY Vertical damage scale 0.25
fp04 ダメージフレーム Damage scale duration 0.35
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.0001
fp06 速度 Move speed 80
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.05
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 150
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 1
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 75
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 200
fp13 視界角度 FOV 90
fp14 探索距離 Unknown (exploration radius?) 0
fp15 探索角度 Unknown (exploration angle?) 0
fp16 振り払い率 Successful shake rate 1
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 400
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 1
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 30
fp20 攻撃可能範囲 Unknown (shock attack max range?) 120
fp21 攻撃可能角度 Unknown (shock attack max angle?) 0
fp22 攻撃ヒット範囲 Unknown (attack hit range?) 25
fp23 攻撃ヒット角度 Unknown (attack hit angle?) 0
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 0
fp25 視界高 Unknown (height visibility?) 100
fp26 探索高 Unknown (exploration height?) 0
fp27 ライフの高さ HP wheel height 50
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 5
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 15
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 100
fp31 ライフ回復率 Regeneration rate 0
fp32 LOD半径 Off-camera radius 45
fp33 マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定 Collision processing radius 40
fp34 ピクミンとのあたり Pikmin damage radius 15
fp35 石化時間 Petrification duration 1
fp36 ヒップドロップダメージ Purple Pikmin drop damage 50
fp37 地震気絶確立 Purple Pikmin stun chance 0.3 (30%)
fp38 地震気絶時間 Purple Pikmin stun time 10
ip01 振り払い打撃A Shake mode 1 – hit count 3
ip02 振り払い張付1 Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement 2
ip03 振り払い打撃B Shake mode 2 – hit count 3
ip04 振り払い張付2 Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement 5
ip05 振り払い打撃C Shake mode 3 – hit count 3
ip06 振り払い張付3 Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement 10
ip07 振り払い打撃D Shake mode 4 – hit count 3
Specific properties
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name tank
HP 1000
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 30
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders 10
Territory radius 150
Mission Mode value 30

In Pikmin 3, this enemy has the exact same technical information as the Fiery Blowhog.

Other information[edit]

  • Size: Body length: 52mm, as per the e-card
  • Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #14
  • Piklopedia 4 Piklopedia number: #18


See also: Blowhog family#Naming.
  • Common name: Watery Blowhog. Like the Fiery Blowhog, this hog-like enemy blows out a hazard, but it is water instead of fire.
  • Japanese nickname: ミズブタ?, lit.: "Water Pig".
  • Japanese name: ヒフキブタドックリ(水吐変種)?, lit.: "Fire Breathing Pig Tokkuri (water spit variant)".
  • Scientific name: Sus loogiens. The word loogiens seems to be derived from the slang term "loogie", which is used to refer to sputum, a mix of phlegm and nasal mucus.
  • Internal names: Internally, this enemy is called wtank in Pikmin 2, which is the same internal name as the Fiery Blowhog, but starting with "w", for "water". In Pikmin 3, this enemy is recognized as being the same as the Fiery Blowhog, so it shares the internal name – tank.
  • Prerelease: The original English name for the Watery Blowhog was "Spitty Blowhog". This name can both be found on GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18[1], as well as an early English script left inside the final game.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ミズブタ?
Mizu Buta
Water Pig
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Shuǐ Zhū
Water Pig
Flag of China Chinese
Shuǐ Zhū
Water Pig
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Sproeiend snuitzwijn Spraying snouthog
Flag of France French Puffy Cracheau
Puffy cracheau (Pikmin 4)
"Cracheau" is a portmanteau of "crache" (spit) and "eau" (water)
Flag of Germany German Rüsselaquatis Trunk-aquatis The name is a portmanteau of German "Rüssel" (trunk/proboscis) and "aqua" (water)
Flag of Italy Italian Eruptor Idrico
Eruptor idrico (Pikmin 4)
Water Eruptor
Water eruptor (Pikmin 4)
Flag of South Korea Korean 물돼지호롱
Water Pig Oil Lamp
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Cusporco-d'água Water spitpig "Cusporco" is a portmanteau of "cuspir" (to spit) and "porco" (pig)
Flag of Spain Spanish Verraco acuático Aquatic pig


Pikmin 2[edit]

Pikmin 3[edit]

Pikmin 4[edit]



  • By standing very close to a Watery Blowhog in Pikmin 2, it will rotate to face the leader, but will never actually attack. Instead, it will endlessly repeat its rotation animation. This happens with the Fiery Blowhog as well, and the Watery Blowhog near the entrance to the Subterranean Complex follows through this animation faster than normal.
  • The Prima Guide for Pikmin 3 and the Nintendo Player's Guide for Pikmin 2 state that the Watery Blowhog spits water. This contradicts the Piklopedia, which states that it shoots a flammable liquid, but is incapable of igniting it.
  • The only Watery Blowhog in Pikmin 3's story mode is located within the Formidable Oak. However, it might not be an actual Watery Blowhog because every enemy at the Formidable Oak turns into plasm when defeated, implying that it was created by the Plasm Wraith. This can also be applied to the Shearwig's appearance in Pikmin 3's story mode.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries on The Cutting Room Floor
  2. ^ Pikmin 2/Early English Script on The Cutting Room Floor