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Pileated Snagret

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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Pileated Snagret" article for more canonical information.
Pileated Snagret
Scientific Name Shiropedes ambulatria
Family Snavian
Areas None
Underground Areas Snagret Hole, Hole of Heroes
Carry Weight 5
Max. Carriers 10 Pikmin
Value 15 Pokos
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Pileated Snagret, is a larger, and more powerful species in the Snavian family. It has a green scaly body, and a much larger head that is red. It is called 'pileated' because it has a crest of feathers on its head. Its eyes are also covered by some ear-like features.This Snagret is definitely more powerful, because not only does it have a lot of more health, it also is able to walk on the ground, and is also a lot taller.

This makes it very hard to hurt it by throwing Pikmin onto it. However, Purple Pikmin are the best choice, because it is still possible to throw them on there with good aim, but an ultra-spicy spray is strongly advised so that they can run fast enough, and cause enough damage. The reason Purple Pikmin are great here is that when the creature emerges from the ground, the Purples will make the Snavian 'bounce', like in most cases of enemies, and in the small seconds of those bounces, the Pikmin attached to the Snavian will deal damage, and then it will probably return to the ground without eating any Pikmin. Sometimes, it may get stunned, making it extremely vulnerable. When this tactic is repeated, it should be easy to defeat this creature. As a side note, its cousin the, Burrowing Snagret, can't be stunned because it is attached to the ground.

Another, safer, yet more time-consuming strategy, is to run around and wait for the Pileated Snagret to emerge. Every now and then, the Snagret will have trouble coming out of the ground. Toss the Pikmin on it during this time. When it fully emerges, it'll be too weak to attack, and burrow underground again. Repeat until the creature dies. Of course, the creature can always be petrified when the head is emerging, even when it is not having trouble getting out, making it possible to attack the head easily.

The Pileated Snagret is found only in Pikmin 2. It can only be found on Sublevel 7 of the Snagret Hole, Sublevel 4 of the Hole of Heroes, and the last (2) sublevel of the Rumbling Grotto in Challenge Mode.

Sometimes this creature, and the Burrowing Snagret, may still remain alive with what appears to be little or no health. Also, if a Pikmin stands directly where the Pileated Snagret dives into the ground, the Pikmin will be taken under the ground, and will die with the sound as if it were thrown off into an abyss. Sometimes the Pikmin will make the sound, but will not die. This is most likely because they were shoved into the ground, and then knocked back by the Snagret's foot at the same time, saving them.


Olimar's Notes[edit]

This variety of snagret has both the ability to burrow underground and walk above it. It earthy red coloration and distinct yellow eye and ear markings make it immediately recognizable. Despite featuring a chimera-like merging of serpent and avian features, the Pileated Snagret has poor eyesight for a bird, perhaps due to the extended periods spent underground. To compensate for this, its nose features a thermal-sensing organ common to many snakes, making it a dangerously effective hunter.

Louie's Notes[edit]

You haven't lived until you've tried a mint-braised snagret shrank! Or if you're feeling especially saucy, stuff a bird with your favorite can of savory nectar, throw it on the barbeque, and let the juices mingle to make a mean beverage-canister snagret!

In fanon-games[edit]

This is where users type in the fanon version of Pileated Snagret.


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This Article or Image Relates to the Non-Canon Game,Pikmin:Redemption, created by Sir Pikmin.
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These are more aggressive and more numerous.

Pikmin:The After Years[edit]

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This Article Contains information about a non-canon game, Pikmin:The After Years, made by Gamefreak75.
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There are 5 Pileated Snagrets in this game, one in the Gnarly Grotto, one in the Exotic Jungle, two in the Forgotten Factory, and one in Rememberance Ravine.

Pikmin:Wrath of Mr. B[edit]

In Pikmin: Wrath of Mr. B 5 pileated snagrets appear: two in Land's End, one in Bath of Mystery, and two as bosses of two seperate caves.

Pileated Snagret
Scientific Name Shiropedes Ambulatria
Family Snavian
Areas Land's End, Bath of Mystery
Underground Areas To be added...
Carry Weight 5
Max. Carriers 10 Pikmin
Seed Worth 18 seeds
Attacks Eats Pikmin