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Withering Blowhog

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Withering Blowhog In-game icon.
Icon for the Withering Blowhog, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 2Pikmin 4
Scientific name Sus decrepitia
Family Blowhog
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, Ultimate Testing Range
Challenge Mode stages Trampled Garden, Hazard Training, Cave of Snarls
Dandori Challenge stages Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages None
2-Player Battle stages None
Attacks Pikmin 2 icon.png:  Blow air and wither Pikmin flowers
Game icon for Pikmin 4 articles, from the September 13th, 2022 Nintendo Direct.:  Wither Pikmin flowers

The Withering Blowhog (アオケダタラ?) is an enemy in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4. Withering Blowhogs are a smaller variation of the Puffy Blowhog, and have orange-red skin with yellow spots that seem to form a flame design and a white underside. They also seem to have two whisker-like appendages under their snouts that are white in color. When Pikmin are nearby, they unleash gusts of air (or orange gas in Pikmin 4) which, although significantly weaker than a 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 one, 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; they have less vitality than Puffy Blowhogs, but several attacks may still be needed depending on how many Pikmin are on hand. When defeated, they deflate like a balloon. In Pikmin 4, they can also wilt sprouts, and can rapidly escape after shaking off Pikmin by blowing a burst of gas, flying off and reappearing a short distance away.

After blowing air, they will giggle in happiness, but will only do this if Pikmin get knocked down. Purple Pikmin will not be knocked back, but will wilt anyway.

In Pikmin 4, they will try to fly away and not attempt to blow if the Pikmin squad being targeted 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 a 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.

In 2-Player Battle, the Withering Blowhog is one of the selections on the roulette. When chosen, these creatures appear near the opponent's Onion, and act the same as they do in the main story mode.


Game Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
Pikmin 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1800 5.4 HP/s
Pikmin 4 1 2 4[note 1] Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 5 1800 No
  1. ^ This enemy cannot be delivered to Onions in-game. This information is obtained from the Piklopedia.


Olimar's notes

The withering blowhog is a close relative of the puffy blowhog, but its breath is significantly weaker. However, its breath does contain a petal-withering plant hormone that causes flowers to instantly lose their petals. Although its breath has not been studied in detail, analysis of the chemical compounds involved hold great promise for the biotechnology sector.

Louie's notes

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 great

substitute for cayenne or curry powder!

Dalmo's Notes[edit]

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[edit]

The Withering Blowhog can exhale with so much force that it blows the bloom off a Pikmin and turns it into a leaf-bearing sprout. After you battle one of the beasts, chances are your troops will be in need of nectar.


Pikmin 2[edit]

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

Withering Blowhogs don't spawn with the map but can be summoned if a player has a Withering Blowhog item.

Pikmin 4[edit]




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.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name hanachirashi
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 0.5
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 1800
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
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.0001
fp06 速度 Move speed 100
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.05
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 250
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 100
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 100
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 275
fp13 視界角度 FOV 90
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
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 150
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 1
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 40
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
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 0
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
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 10
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 15
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 30
fp31 ライフ回復率 Regeneration rate 0.0001
fp32 LOD半径 Off-camera radius 80
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
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 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
Specific properties
ID Japanese comment Property Value
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

Other information[edit]

  • 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 wither away Pikmin's flowers and buds, hence the name.
  • Japanese nickname: アオケダタラ?. The name includes the word たたら? (lit.: "tatara"), which refers to a type of furnace known for its large bellows. This refers both to the creature's strong breath and flame pattern. The meaning of アオケ? is unknown, but it may be derived from 扇ぐ? (lit.: "to fan").
  • 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 hanachirashi, where hana is はな? (lit.: "flower"), and chirashi means 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[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese アオケダタラ?
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Tiāoxìn Fēngxiāng
Provoking Bellows
Flag of China Chinese
Tiāoxìn Fēngxiāng
Provoking Bellows
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Zwelzwijn Swellswine
Flag of France French Puffy Dépérissant
Puffy dépérissant (Pikmin 4)
Withering Puffy
Withering puffy (Pikmin 4)
Flag of Germany German Rüsseldekomposis From "Rüssel" (trunk),"Dekomposition" (decomposition), and "-osis"
Flag of Italy Italian Moschita diserbante Herbicidal fly "Moschita" probably comes from "mosca" (fly) and "-ita"
Flag of South Korea Korean 시들풀무
Wilt Bellows
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Malmequer Loves-me-not 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"
Flag of Spain Spanish Verraco marchitante Withering pig


Pikmin 2[edit]

Pikmin 4[edit]



  • 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.[1]
  • 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.


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