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The mitite family is a family that first appeared in Pikmin 2, but went unidentified in English until Pikmin 4. It currently consists of a single, small pinkish insect-like creature with a white shell and six legs, the Mitite. The only known genus in this family is Mitivius, to which Mitite belongs.



Icon for the Mitite, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Main article: Mitite.

The Mitite is a harmless enemy featured in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4. In both games, they have a chance to spawn in either eggs or underground. Once active, the Mitite will cause all Pikmin, with the exception of Purple Pikmin to panic. Exclusive to Pikmin 4, Oatchi will also panic at the sight of Mitites.


The family name, Mitite, is a reference to the real-world arachnid mite.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese タマゴムシ科?
Tamago mushi ka
Egg insect family
Flag of France French mitites
Flag of Germany German Mitit
Flag of South Korea Korean 알벌레 과
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Acarovídeos Miteggidae The name is a portmanteau of "ácaro" (mite), "ovo" (egg), and the suffix "-ídeos" (-idae), which is used for naming animal family names