- This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Cloaking Burrow-nit" article for more canonical information.
|Scientific name||Trilobitins reclusiva|
|Areas||Valley of Repose, Awakening Wood, Wistful Wild|
|Caves||Snagret Hole, Glutton's Kitchen, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode levels||Rumbling Grotto|
|P2 Poko value||× 3|
|Attacks||Skewers and eats Pikmin, destroys stick bridges|
The Cloaking Burrow-nit is an insect-like creature that has a dark blue shell with large, red eye-like markings on it. When it hunts, it chooses a place where it rests face-down in the ground, patiently waiting for its prey to draw near. If it is approached, it emerges and attempts to follow and attack the Pikmin until they escape out of its pursuit range, when it then promptly returns to the spot where it was resting and re-burrows its head to wait for its next opportunity to chase prey. It has a sharp proboscis that can be thrust into prey, piercing the victim and causing damage, right before sucking it up and swallowing it.
Cloaking Burrow-nits will deconstruct nearby bridges, similarly to Sheargrubs. This creature isn't seen too often, and is not very dangerous, as it only can kill one Pikmin at a time when it attacks. This creature's relatives, the Joustmite and the Flighty Joustmite, look different but nevertheless possess the familiar proboscis and eye-markings.
The Cloaking Burrow-nit hides underground with its large shell protruding to the surface. The eye-like markings appear on the back of the shell, so what appears to be its front-side from a distance is actually its rear. When approached, a Burrow-nit will hastily raise its full body to the surface and begin its attack. Its shell protects its rear end entirely, and any Pikmin that lands there will simply slide off. Its face, however, is not protected and can be damaged easily, as it needs to be facing its prey to attack. Though the Burrow-nit is a creature of decent size, it will be defeated within seconds if attacked by a considerable number of Pikmin.
The creature has one basic attack: it will shoot its proboscis out to quite a range, snagging the first Pikmin it comes in contact with. Once in the creature's grip, a Pikmin will be eaten after a few seconds. If it eats a White Pikmin, the creature will die instantly. When being attacked the Burrow-nit may also shake all Pikmin from it.
- "The snake-eye pattern on this beast's shell is one of the most distinctive features of the burrow-nit family. The red pattern of the cloaking burrow-nit and the spikes around its mantle make it easily identifiable while still making it a representative specimen of the burrow-nit family. The shell on the cloaking burrow-nit's back also provides a frame that fixes its muscular structure in place, and appears to give the creature its powerful needle-launching attack."
- "Boil the shell with a pinch of salt until bright red, and serve piping hot with tartar sauce."
In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom
This article contains information that relates to the non-canon game Pikmin: Ultimate Doom by Wraith.
In each area, the Cloaking Burrow-nit has an altered skin and shell, and sometimes eyes.
Crystal Falls version, appears in grassy areas.
Decomposing Citadel version, appears in dark areas.
Rust Factory version, appears on edges of lava.
The Cloaking Burrow-nit has a lower detection range, almost an inch of its body.