- This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Pyroclasmic Slooch" article for more canonical information.
|Areas||Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra|
|Challenge Mode||Tropical Forest, Thirsty Desert, Tropical Forest Remix, Twilight Hollow, Shaded Garden, Tropical Wilds Remix, Distant Tundra Remix, Rusted Labyrinth, Corroded Maze|
|P3 Value||× 20|
|Attacks||Eats Pikmin, burns Pikmin|
The Pyroclasmic Slooch is a slug-like creature that leaves behind a dangerous trail of fire. They are black in appearance, with stripes of yellow looping around their body in a pattern resembling that of flowing lava. They have two antennae near the top of their cone-shaped bodies. The Pyroclasmic Slooch is also covered in a combustible slime which it leaves behind as it moves. When killed, the Slooch shrinks considerably and loses its bright red stripes. It will also cease to burn, allowing all types of Pikmin to carry it.
The Pyroclasmic Slooch's only threatening quality is its fire. It is weak and moves at a sluggish pace, and its tongue attack is relatively slow, predictable, and can get only a few Pikmin at a time. Red Pikmin and Pikmin like them are the only types of Pikmin that can be used to consistently damage it when it sports its coat of fire. If a Slooch is lead into water, however, it can easily be attacked by any type, as its flame goes out. It can, however, reignite upon touching another Pyroclasmic Slooch's trail of fire or another fire source, unlike the Fiery Bulblax which reignites autonomously. Though it is not too threatening when it is confronted directly, the Slooch's trail of fire can become a dangerous hazard for any non-Red Pikmin carrying items anywhere, as they will not attempt to avoid it. After being defeated, the creature's body will shrink and the trail of fire will linger behind it for a few seconds before fading.