Watery Blowhog

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Watery Blowhog Piklopedia icon.
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Appears in Pikmin 2Pikmin 3
Scientific name Sus loogiens
Family Blowhog
Areas Valley of Repose, Wistful Wild, Formidable Oak
Caves Snagret Hole, Shower Room, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den
Challenge Mode levels Hot House, Cryptic Cavern, Hazard Training
Collect treasure! levels Beastly Caverns
Battle enemies! levels Silver Lake, Fortress of Festivity, Forgotten Cove
2-Player Battle levels Hostile Territory
Bingo Battle levels Jigsaw Fortress, Parched Brook
Attacks Sprays water

Watery Blowhogs (ミズブタ?, lit.: "Water Pig") look exactly like Fiery Blowhogs, except that their snouts are tipped with blue. Instead of fire, they spit out a water-like liquid that gets stuck on the Pikmin's heads, excluding Blue Pikmin and Bulbmin, of course. Leaders will be pummeled to the ground if they are caught in the blast, making this one of the only 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.

Stats[edit]

Game Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health Regen.
Pikmin 2 7 15 8 Poko icon.png × 4 1000 No
Pikmin 3 (?) 5 10 (normally) 8 Poko icon.png × 30
Points × 30
1000 No

Notes

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.

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."

Strategy[edit]

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 Unknown (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 Unknown 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 Unknown 3
ip02 振り払い張付1 Unknown 2
ip03 振り払い打撃B Unknown 3
ip04 振り払い張付2 Unknown 5
ip05 振り払い打撃C Unknown 3
ip06 振り払い張付3 Unknown 10
ip07 振り払い打撃D Unknown 3
Specific properties
None
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

Technically, in Pikmin 3, this enemy is the exact same as the Fiery Blowhog.

Other information[edit]

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

Naming[edit]

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 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.

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[1], as well as an early English script left inside the final game.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミズブタ?
Mizu Buta
Water Pig
French Puffy Cracheau Portmanteau of crache (spit) and eau (water); Water-spitter Blowhog
Italian Eruptor Idrico Water-spitter Blowhog
Spanish (NoA) Verraco acuático Aquatic pig

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • By standing really 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 interestingly, 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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