|Appears in||Pikmin 2, Pikmin 4|
|Scientific name||Sus decrepitia|
|Areas||Valley of Repose, Perplexing Pool, Wistful Wild|
|Caves||Bulblax Kingdom, Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den, Engulfed Castle, Trial of the Sage Leaf, Ultimate Testing Range|
|Challenge Mode stages||Trampled Garden, Hazard Training, Cave of Snarls|
|Dandori Challenge stages||None|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
|2-Player Battle stages||None|
|Attacks||: Blow air and wither Pikmin flowers |
: Wither Pikmin flowers
The Withering Blowhog (アオケダタラ?) is an enemy in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4. It is a smaller variation of the Puffy Blowhog, and it has orange-red skin with yellow spots that seem to form a flame design and a white underside. It also seems to have two whisker-like appendages under its snout that are white in color. When Pikmin are nearby, the Withering Blowhog will unleash a gust of air (or orange gas in Pikmin 4) which, although it is significantly less powerful than the Puffy Blowhog's breath, will cause the Pikmin's flowers to instantly wilt. Withering Blowhogs can also reach Pikmin behind gates or thin walls, which makes destroying a gate guarded by one an incredibly frustrating task. To attack it, several Pikmin must be thrown onto its body, or at least one Purple Pikmin. The weight will ground the Blowhog for a few seconds, utterly helpless; it has less vitality than the Puffy Blowhog, but several attacks may still be needed depending on how many Pikmin are on hand. When defeated, it deflates like a balloon. In Pikmin 4, it can rapidly escape after shaking off Pikmin by blowing a burst of gas, flying off and reappearing a short distance away.
After blowing air, it will giggle in happiness, but it will only do this if Pikmin get knocked down. Purple Pikmin will not be knocked back, but will wilt anyway.
In Pikmin 4, it will try to fly away and not attempt to blow if the Pikmin squad it is targeting is under the effects of the ultra-spicy spray, as powered-up Pikmin can't be withered as long as the effect lasts.
Although one might think that the Withering Blowhog is far out of reach of the leaders down below, the Rocket Fist is actually capable of hitting the creature while in the air with its third punch, but each hit does so little damage that trying to kill it in this manner would be extremely time consuming.
“Hang this creature on a rack and sun-dry on a hot afternoon. When suitably crisp, grind the sun-dried beast into powder. Makes a greatsubstitute for cayenne or curry powder!”
“You can have a bit of fun with this one by giving it a good poke and watching it wobble and sway through the air like a balloon. Poke it too much, though, and it may spew gas and fly off. It's a mischevious little darling, and the way it scatters flowers and cackles is quite charming!”
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
- Sublevel 3 of the Bulblax Kingdom
- Sublevel 5 of the Shower Room
- Sublevel 3 of the Submerged Castle
- Sublevel 7 of the Cavern of Chaos
- Sublevel 3 of the Hole of Heroes
- Sublevel 5 of the Dream Den
- Sublevel 1 of the Trampled Garden
- Sublevel 2 of Hazard Training
- Sublevel 1 and 2 of the Cave of Snarls
Withering Blowhogs don't spawn with the map but can be summoned if a player has a Withering Blowhog item.
- 3rd Story of the Trial of the Sage Leaf
Throw Pikmin (preferably Yellow Pikmin) at it, taking care to avoid its attack, as the loss of flower Pikmin can be frustrating. If there are aggressive enemies near it, be sure to defeat them first, or casualties might occur.
This creature can only be damaged by the third punch of the Rocket Fist, however, the process will take a long time.
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||70|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.2|
|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|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||200|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||120|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||200|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||20|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||300|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||20|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||50|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||50|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||15|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||80|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||30|
|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||5|
|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||3|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||8|
|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||15|
|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||30|
|fp01||基準飛行高さ||Regular flying height||70|
|fp02||上昇係数||Unknown (rise coefficient?)||1|
|fp03||空中ウェイト時間||Duration it idles while patrolling||3|
|fp10||地上ウェイト時間||Unknown (ground wait time?)||1|
|fp04||振払落下時間||Determines the time until it shakes in the air once a Pikmin is latched||1|
|ip01||落下最低ピキ数||Pikmin weight to take it down||4|
|fp05||上下の揺れ速度||Unknown (vertical swing speed?)||2.5|
|fp06||上下の揺れ幅||Unknown (horizontal swing speed?)||5|
- Size: Body length: 74mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #18
The following article or section needs help from someone who can translate Japanese text.
- See more: Blowhog family#Naming.
- Common name: Withering Blowhog. This blowhog's main ability is to whiter away Pikmin's flowers and buds, hence the name.
- Japanese nickname: アオケダタラ?.
- Japanese name: ミカゼアオケダタラ?, lit.: "Seed Wind Aokedatara".
- Scientific name: Sus decrepitia. It uses the main genus name on the blowhog family, and decrepitia is very similar to the Latin word decrepita, meaning "feeble". This is because of its ability to weaken Pikmin.
- Internal names: Internally, it is known as
hanais はな? (lit.: "flower"), and
chirashimeans ちらし?, with one of the possible translations being "scattering". This name could have been decided due to the fact that when a Pikmin's flower is blown off, its petals scatter everywhere.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
Puffy dépérissant (Pikmin 4)
Withering puffy (Pikmin 4)
|German||Rüsseldekomposis||From "Rüssel" (trunk),"Dekomposition" (decomposition), and "-osis"|
|Italian||Moschita diserbante||Herbicidal fly||"Moschita" probably comes from "mosca" (fly) and "-ita"|
|Spanish||Verraco marchitante||Withering pig|
|Portuguese||Malmequer||Daisy||The name is a play on the game "Bem me quer... mal me quer" (He loves me... he loves me not), referencing how the Withering Blowhog deflowers Pikmin while also meaning "daisy"|
Artwork of the Withering Blowhog from Pikmin 2.
The Piklopedia icon of the Withering Blowhog in the Nintendo Switch version of Pikmin 2.
A Withering Blowhog withering an Ice Pikmin sprout.
The Withering Blowhog's e-card, #19 (18th blue card).
- In the Japanese version and in an early version of the English translation, the plant withering hormone is said to be an ethylene-like compound.
- Interestingly, when the game is paused or a cutscene is active, the light bands of color that flash across the Blowhogs' skin will still move, even if the Blowhog itself is motionless.
- The Withering Blowhog resembles the iwagen, an unused object in Pikmin.
- Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries on The Cutting Room Floor