|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|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|
|Challenge Mode levels||Trampled Garden, Hazard Training, Cave of Snarls|
|2-Player Battle levels||None|
|Attacks||Blows air and withers flowers|
The Withering Blowhog (アオケダラ?) is an enemy in Pikmin 2. 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 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 can decompress its float bladder for a quick escape, and will drop several randomly colored pellets if above ground.
After blowing air, it will giggle in happiness, but it will only do this if Pikmin get knocked down. Purple Pikmin will wilt anyway, but will not be knocked back.
Although one might think that the flying 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.
When suitably crisp, grind the sun-dried beast into powder. Makes a greatsubstitute for cayenne or curry powder!
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||Unknown (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|
|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|
|fp01||基準飛行高さ||Unknown (regular flying height?)||70|
|fp02||上昇係数||Unknown (rise coefficient?)||1|
|fp03||空中ウェイト時間||Unknown (wait time before blowing?)||3|
|fp10||地上ウェイト時間||Unknown (ground wait time?)||1|
|ip01||落下最低ピキ数||Unknown (min number of Pikmin that get knocked 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
- Piklopedia number: #18
The following article or section needs help from someone who can translate Japanese text.
This blowhog's main ability is to whiter away Pikmin's flowers and buds, hence the name. In Japan, its name is アオケダラ?. Its scientific name, sus decrepitia, 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 the Pikmin's strengths. Internally, it is known as
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.
- In an early version of the game, 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.
Names in other languages
|French||Puffy Dépérissant||Withering Blowhog|
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