- This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Joustmite" article for more canonical information.
|Challenge Mode||Thirsty Desert, Distant Tundra Remix|
|P3 Value||× 30|
|Attacks||Skewers and eats Pikmin|
Joustmites are enemies that behave similarly to the Cloaking Burrow-nit and look like them as well. They can be seen as the opposite of the Burrow-nit however, as Joustmites shield the front of their body, requiring the Pikmin to attack from behind. Winged variants of Joustmites, known as Flighty Joustmites, can sometimes be found alongside these creatures.
Just like the Cloaking Burrow-nit, the Joustmite hides partially buried in the ground, waiting for unsuspecting prey. Once a group of Pikmin enters the attack range of the enemy, it pops out from under the ground and proceeds to attack Pikmin by attempting to use its long, needle-like proboscis to spear them. If any Pikmin are caught in this attack, they will be held in the air for a brief moment before being eaten. Unlike the Burrow-nit, the Joustmite can capture up to three Pikmin with this attack.