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Iridescent Glint Beetle

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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Iridescent Glint Beetle" article for more canonical information.
Iridescent Glint Beetle
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Scientific Name Pilli auricus
Family Glint Beetle
Areas Awakening Wood
Underground Areas Frontier Cavern, Bulblax Kingdom, Submerged Castle, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den
Carry Weight N/A
Attacks None


Olimar's Notes[edit]

This variety of beetle consumes subterranean materials. Due to the fact that it rarely emerges above ground, sightings of this particular species are extremely rare. While minerals are this beast's primary source of food, the beetle itself does not have the ability to digest these minerals. Instead, metabacteria living inside the beetle's stomach chemically break down the minerals. The resulting purified metal is discharged, but rare metals such as gold and platinum crystallize onto the iridescent glint beetle's shell, resulting in the beautiful laminated shimmer.

Louie's Notes[edit]

This precious treat is exceptionally rare. I could sell it back as home for a fortune! Then, I could use the cash to upgrade my kitchen, buy galactic-class ingredients, and even star in my own cooking show... The Insect Gourmet!

In fanon games[edit]

Pikmin Kart[edit]

Betta.jpg Pikmin Kart
This article and/or image relates to the Non-Canon Game, Pikmin Kart, created by Blueflower999.

The Iridescent Glint Beetle is an item in Pikmin Kart that appears in item boxes commonly. When used, an Iridescent Glint Beetle appears right behind the user's kart. All opponents that drive by it are drawn closer to it, and sometimes swerver out of control and crash. The Glint Beetle will last for a while before burrowing underground again. If a player throws any type of Pikmin onto it, it'll flip over and give the player an item box, which has a higher chance than normal of finding a rare item.

Pikmin: Connection of the Worlds[edit]

Only the notes have changed.

Olimar's Notes

It was once agreed that iridescent glint beetles and a similar-looking creature, the iridescent flint beetle, were part of their own families. However, fossil records show that millions of years ago, they were part of the same family. The new theory is that they are part of a newly discovered superfamily, comprising of flint beetles and other similar-looking creatures. However, an even newer hypothesis emerged, saying that it is not a superfamily, rather, an ordinary family. The taxonomy in this instance is confusing, complex and perplexing, but paleontologists and taxonomists are working together to find a solution to this debate.