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Tough-legged Kettlebug

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Tough-legged Kettlebug
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Scientific name Mesmeri duroaurantius
Family Kettlebug
Areas Vengeful Thicket
Caves Kingdom of Thorns
Carry Weight 5
Max. Carriers 10
Seed Worth 6
Poko Value Poko × 5
Attacks Attracts Pikmin and leads them into hazards

The Tough-legged Kettlebug is a larger relative of the Antenna Beetle native to the Vengeful Thicket and is so named for its bulky limbs which allow it to balance unharmed on the thick bramble patches bordering many pathways in the region. While this enemy is incapable of harming Pikmin on its own, it will sound a whistle in front of itself when they approach, hypnotizing Pikmin into following it. Since the Tough-legged Kettlebug always stands atop brambles, this invariably leads the Pikmin to walk right into the thorny plants and end up stunned and at the mercy of more dangerous enemies. This creature will also occasionally leap from one spot to another to avoid Pikmin; generally this is atop brambles on the other side of the path. Beating this enemy is actually rather simple; just watch its movements and wait for it to stop whistling, then toss Pikmin onto it to force it onto the ground.