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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Doodlebug" article for more canonical information.
Pikmin 2
Doodlebug The icon used to represent this enemy.
P2 Doodlebug.jpg
Scientific name Pilli flatularum
Family Flint beetle (unofficial)
Caves Frontier Cavern, Shower Room, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den
Challenge Mode levels Novice Training, Cryptic Cavern
Attacks Emits poison

The Doodlebug has the same morphology of the Iridescent Flint Beetle, except it is coated with dirt and has small flies hovering around it, giving it a more repugnant appearance. They, like Iridescent Glint Beetles, drop sprays; this enemy, in particular, produces ultra-bitter sprays. They are rarely seen above ground. When Doodlebugs move, they release flatulence and leave noxious clouds of poisonous gas wherever they were, thus subjecting nearby Pikmin to choking. Therefore, White Pikmin are ideal for killing these creatures. If they are killed while petrified, they do not release any nectar or sprays.


Olimar's notes

"While life-forms that excrete foul musks to warn of danger are not rare, the doodlebug is the only species known to release flatulence when active above ground. Interestingly enough, since it is merely releasing the gas created by decay of the contents of the creature's intestines, it does not have a special musk-producing organ. This means the creature is in fact merely flatulating. Spectral analysis of the rank gas indicates it contains not only methane, but hydrogen sulfide as well, making the flatulence a Grade XIII biohazard."

Louie's notes

"Looking for a flavor that will surprise and delight your guests? This beast's aroma may surprise your guests, but it won't be delightful!"