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Puckering Blinnow

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Puckering Blinnow The icon used to represent this enemy.
Puckering Blinnow.png
Scientific name Narrolingus piscatum
Family Elips
Areas Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Foaming Lake, Serene Stream, The Shallow End, Treacherous Currents, Pollution Pool, Downpour Thicket, Below the Ice
Challenge Mode Forgotten Cove, Clockwork Chasm, Twilight River Remix, Beastly Caverns, Buried Pond
Carry Weight 1
Max. Carriers 2
Seed Worth 2
P3 Value P3 icon poko.png P3 icon spirit.png × 15
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Puckering Blinnow is a small, colorful fish enemy. It has two large yellow eyes with purple irises, which are each nearly as big as its head. It is light blue with dark blue stripes on its top and spots on its sides and has a green fin spreading from its bottom to its back. It has a long snout, which, when viewed from the front, makes the enemy appear as if it is puckering, hence the name. It is about three times the width and half of the height of a leader, having a quite narrow appearance. Some Puckering Blinnows have spiky teeth lining their gums.

These creatures usually swim passively around in water, usually in groups of three or more. When one spots a group of Pikmin, it approaches the nearest one, grabs it, and quickly swims away with it. If the Blinnow is attacked, it will drop the Pikmin and try to jump out of the water to avoid taking damage. If they aren't attacked in time, they will eat the caught Pikmin. They can also jump out of the water to catch any Winged Pikmin or similar Pikmin flying overhead and go to the surface to catch any non-Blue Pikmin that is struggling. It is very swift in the water, but it can only grab one Pikmin at a time.

Puckering Blinnows are very fast in the water, but incredibly fragile, and will die quickly if attacked by just a few Pikmin. They do not go down without a fight, however, and will go into a fury if attacked, possibly even jumping over the surface of the water, or onto land, where they will flop around helplessly like a Wogpole for a short time.