- This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Pyroclasmic Slooch" article for more canonical information.
|Areas|| Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra|
|Challenge Mode Levels|| None|
|Carry Weight|| 3|
|Max. Carriers|| 6 Pikmin|
|Seed Worth|| 4|
|Value|| 15 Pokos|
|Attacks||Eats Pikmin, ignites Pikmin|
The Pyroclasmic Slooch is an enemy found in Pikmin 3, first seen at Nintendo's E3 2012 conference. It resembles a black slug-like creature with yellow rings of light pulsing down its body. It is somewhat cone-shaped with two small antennae at its tip. It cloaks itself in flames which will set any Pikmin species other than Red Pikmin on fire if they make contact with it. It moves slowly, leaving a trail of fire behind it that can further ignite Pikmin. Its face consists of two small eye stalks and a long gray-blue tongue, which the Slooch can lash out to snatch Pikmin from a medium range. It is only hurt by Red Pikmin, as they are immune to fire, but they can also be hurt by other Pikmin if it goes into the water. While a Rock Pikmin's initial thump can damage it, they will quickly catch on fire. When killed, their flaming bodies extinguish and shrink down to a smaller size.
The Pyroclasmic Slooch will sometimes act as an hazard. By leaving trails of fire, it has the ability to block areas for non-Red Pikmin, which will only be accessible if they are defeated by Red Pikmin. It takes 3 Pikmin to carry and is worth 15 Pokos.