Desiccated Skitter Leaf

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Desiccated Skitter Leaf
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Scientific Name Unknown
Family Skitterling
Areas Distant Tundra, Twilight River
Challenge Mode Levels Thirsty Desert, Shaded Garden, Twilight River Remix, Beastly Caverns
Carry Weight 1
Max. Carriers 1 Pikmin
Seed Worth 3
Value N/A Pokos
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Desiccated Skitter Leaf is an enemy introduced in Pikmin 3. It is a hostile Skitterling, contrary to the harmless Skitter Leaf. It disguises itself as a withered leaf. It scuttles around with great speed, and can snatch a Pikmin with what appear to be claws and devour it within a split second. These creatures are usually found in the Twilight River, as they are camouflaged almost flawlessly by the dirt and fallen leaves. In Mission Mode, they are found in larger groups, typically around 6-8 per group, posing more of a threat. It produces noises similar to those of a Skitter Leaf, but its sounds much more aggressive. Also like the other Skitterling, upon death, it slowly floats to the ground, and produces a soft noise. It is easy to carry, requiring one Pikmin, and unlike the Skitter Leaf, it is useful for Pikmin cultivation, producing three sprouts.

In Fanon Games[edit]

Pikmin: Infection in Progress[edit]

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Pikmin: Infection in Progress, created by Cheepy-Cheepy.

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Desiccated Skitter Leaf
Scientific Name Unknown
Family Skitterling
Areas Polluted Creek, Withering Terrace
Carry Weight 1
Max. Carriers 1 Pikmin
Seed Worth 3
Attacks Eats Pikmin, cuts prey

Desiccated Skitter Leaves make a reappearance in Pikmin: Infection in Progress. They appear in Polluted Creek and Withering Terrace, littered around the area. A Desiccated Skitter Leaf appears as a dead leaf when idle to fool potential prey. The President cannot assist in carrying the corpse of a deceased Desiccated Skitter Leaf due to it being so light.

Appearance[edit]

Desiccated Skitter Leaves possess an appearance almost identical to that of a dried leaf when idle. When approached, however, the Desiccated Skitter Leaf will quickly rise and begin its assault. Desiccated Skitter Leaves possess red eyes and clawed appendages that serve as both camouflage and limbs to eat its prey with. Desiccated Skitter Leaves also possess a yellow fleshy abdomen on the underside of their main leaf.

Combat[edit]

When initiated into combat, Desiccated Skitter Leaves abandon their camouflage and rise from the ground quickly. Desiccated Skitter Leaves tend to swipe at the nearest Pikmin to eat them first, and knocking away others that it fails to grab. Larger targets, like the President, cannot be eaten. Instead, the President is knocked down and cannot get up for a short period of time. Luckily, his loyal Pikmin defend him with their lives until he rises to his feet.