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Mysterious Life Form

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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Mysterious Life Form" article for more canonical information.
Pikmin 3
Mysterious Life Form The icon used to represent this enemy.
P3 mysterious-life-form.png
Scientific name Unknown
Family Supernatura (unofficial)
Areas Formidable Oak
Attacks Traps Pikmin, kills Pikmin

The Mysterious Life Form is the name given to one of the forms of the Plasm Wraith. In this Goolix-like form, it looks like a blob of watery plasm. It relentlessly follows the Pikmin carrying its prized possession throughout its lair. Once it has travelled far enough, the creature reverts to its original humanoid shape and inhales any excess plasm lying around as well as its possession. After this point, it will begin openly attacking its aggressors.

The Mysterious Life Form cannot be permanently destroyed and must be fled from. When it is translucent, any Pikmin thrown into it will simply be enveloped by the creature's liquidy form. The Mysterious Life Form can only be attacked when it is opaque, but it slowly revives by reforming itself after it has been incapacitated, dropping its possession. The only time it becomes opaque is when it reclaims its possession and attempts to flee with it. It may eject an Elemental Plasm from its body if it is attacked. Any Pikmin inside of the Mysterious Life Form when it becomes opaque will be simultaneously killed, but they can be freed before that happens by continuously whistling at them.

Enemies that are located in the territory belonging to the Plasm Wraith will mostly likely be mere illusions and not true creatures; when killed, they disintegrate into plasm. If these creatures are not killed, the Mysterious Life Form will envelop and digest them in its body when it reaches them.

The Mysterious Life Form can take shortcuts through some walls and obstacles to further pursue its targets. If it cannot reach its prized possession for any reason, such as it and its possession being separated by a body of water, it will chase after the closest leader and Pikmin instead.