Vehemoth Phosbat

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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Vehemoth Phosbat" article for more canonical information.
Vehemoth Phosbat
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Scientific Name Unknown
Family [[ family|]]
Areas Distant Tundra
Underground Areas None
Challenge Mode Levels None
Carry Weight 15
Max. Carriers 30 Pikmin
Seed Worth 50
Value N/A Pokos
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Vehemoth Phosbat is a boss in Pikmin 3, and is the second boss encountered in Story Mode. It is a large, bioluminescent moth-like creature with massive orange wings, yellow eyes, small stumpy limbs, and a large gaping whale-like mouth.

This creature resides in dark caves, where it renders itself completely invisible by turning off all of its biolights, which also allows it to safely roam the cave undetected. When a Captain approaches the Vehemoth Phosbat, it lights up its entire body with bioluminescent hairs which glow pink, and an orange torso. Upon lighting up, it will open its mouth and inhale ferociously, creating a powerful vortex that will trap Pikmin and the Captain. After a few seconds, any number of Pikmin up to five will be inhaled into its mouth and become the Phosbat's meal. When distressed, it will also frantically flap its wings, releasing a cloud of toxic dust that chokes nearby Pikmin and causes them to scatter around the room.

In Fanon-Games[edit]

Pikmin: Infection in Progress[edit]

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Pikmin: Infection in Progress, created by Cheepy-Cheepy.

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Vehemoth Phosbat
Scientific Name Unknown
Family Moth-bat
Areas None
Underground Areas Fungal Grotto
Carry Weight 20
Max. Carriers 30 Pikmin
Seed Worth 50
Attacks Eats Pikmin, crushes Pikmin, buries Pikmin, poisons Pikmin, deflowers Pikmin

The Vehemoth Phosbat returns in Pikmin: Infection in Progress as a boss appearing in the back-left clearing of Fungal Grotto. To fight it, the President must defeat all thirty-five Phosbats in the back-left clearing. After this is done, the boss swoops down from the ceiling of the clearing and the boss fight commences. The President can assist in carrying the corpse of the Vehemoth Phosbat.


The Vehemoth Phosbat's appearance is almost identical to its appearance in Pikmin 3. Minor differences exist, however: small, bright, multicolored spores litter its hair, and its yellow eyes now glow in the dark.


The Vehemoth Phosbat has more attacks than it possessed in Pikmin 3. Not only can it inhale both Pikmin and Leaders, but it can now crush, bury, and poison Pikmin, along with dealing substantial damage to the President. The Vehemoth Phosbat is now visible throughout the entire boss fight, but can be difficult to hit because it moves around so much. Every now and again, the Vehemoth Phosbat will swoop down to grab up to four Pikmin with its talons and possibly eat any Pikmin in front of it. It will bury the grabbed Pikmin after a few moments of gaining altitude. As it could in Pikmin 3, the Vehemoth Phosbat is able to spread toxic dust when in distress. This dust will now make Pikmin panic and die if not whistled to shortly. When its health gets low enough, the Vehemoth Phosbat will crash-land, crushing any Pikmin underneath of it and knocking back any Pikmin in front of or beside it, potentially deflowering them. The Vehemoth Phosbat typically crash-lands once or twice during the fight.