- This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Skitter Leaf" article for more canonical information.
|Scientific Name||Rus pseudoarbicans|
|Areas|| Perplexing Pool|
|Underground Areas|| Citadel of Spiders, Hole of Heroes|
|Carry Weight|| 1|
|Max. Carriers|| 1 Pikmin|
|Seed Worth|| 1 seed|
|Value|| 1 Poko|
The Skitter Leaf may look like a plant, but it's actually an insectoid relative of pond skaters. It's somewhat rare, but irrelevant towards putting in your Onion/pod, for they only give one Pikmin/Poko. If you approach them, they wake up from their camouflaged state, and escape from you. This enemy is sort of a terrestrial version of the Wogpole. Throwing a Pikmin on it will immediately kill it. This enemy cannot be petrified when it hides on the ground, only when its is up and active. There are rare occasions where one will duck right when it loses all its hp, thus dying right when you approach it.
They are usually located in very fresh places, such as near or in water or foliage. They attempt to flee with a cricket-like chirp when approached, and leave a leaf upon death, which requires only 1 Pikmin to carry.
The Skitter Leaf is a relative of the pond skater that sheds its wings and adapted to life on the ground. With no residual traits of its airborne past, the Skitter Leaf can neither fly nor skit across the surface of the water. The wings have since evolved into the leaf-like structure on its back, which serves to hide the Skitter Leaf through mimicry. It appears quite effective, as few predators can see through this clever disguise.
This superb amalgamation of juicy meat and leafy greens ensures that the Skitter Leaf will be the new spinach!
How to Kill
Swarm it with Pikmin, or toss one directly onto its back; Purple Pikmin work especially well for the latter method. It has low vitality and can also be easily defeated by captains.
This is where users type in the fanon version of Skitter Leaf.
This Article or Image Relates to the Non-Canon Game,Pikmin:Redemption, created by Sir Pikmin.
These can take a brief flight with their wing-like leaves now. Also the cricket-chirp alerts enemies to your presence.