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Skutterchuck

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Pikmin 3Hey! Pikmin
Skutterchuck The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Hierodeciderit crystallosum
Family Heavil
Areas Garden of Hope, Tropical Wilds, Springpetal Cave
Challenge Mode Tropical Forest, Shaded Garden, The Rustyard, Clockwork Chasm, Twilight Hollow, Twilight River Remix, Fortress of Festivity, Stagnant Sea, Twisted Cavern
Carry Weight 3
Max. Carriers 6
Seed Worth 3
P3 Value P3 icon poko.png P3 icon spirit.png × 5
Sparklium Value Sparklium × 0
Attacks Weaponizes and throws small objects

The Skutterchuck is an insect-like enemy that has a black wafer-like body with an orange underside. It has a habit of picking up certain objects, similar to dweevils. Some of what Skutterchucks pick up and throw are crystal nodules, bomb-rocks, small corpses and collectibles, Pikmin, and leaders. It uses its odd shape to scoop them up and carry them around, and also for throwing its load at an approaching enemy. Because Skutterchucks are so flat, they can squeeze into tight horizontal spaces if they can reach them.

The Skutterchuck is mainly passive, but when a leader or group of Pikmin gets close, it will try to attack. It attacks by picking up and throwing crystal nodules at its targets. It will also use its crystals as cover when being attacked, with the only Pikmin type that can break through being Rock Pikmin. When not attacking, Skutterchucks wander around in a small area, searching for nearby crystal nodules and picking them up if they have none, or fold in their thin legs and lie dormant on the ground with their crystal as protection and camouflage. If a Skutterchuck has no crystals to pick up, it will pick up and throw Pikmin and leaders into the air instead. If the crystal a Skutterchuck is holding breaks, it will quickly scurry away.