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Female Shooting Spiner

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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Shooting Spiner (Female)" article for more canonical information.
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Female Shooting Spiner The icon used to represent this enemy.
HP Female Shooting Spiner.png
Scientific name Himeagea mittetsia
Family Wracknid
Areas Back-and-Forth Road, Mushroom Valley, Steel Pipe Forest, Terror Trench
Sparklium value Sparklium × 0
Attacks Stabs Pikmin

The Female Shooting Spiner is a spider-like creature that hangs from strings of web, lowers down to Pikmin level, and stretches their legs out to stab Pikmin and kill them. Much like Sheargrubs, this species has notable distinctions between the males and females.

Female Shooting Spiners patrol their webs until Olimar moves nearby. In this state, they only detect him by horizontal approximation, meaning it doesn't matter how far away vertically he is. They also don't actively target the Pikmin. Once they spot the captain, they hang on through their string of web, and start lowering until they're leveled with their victim. Once this happens, they spin around a bit and spring their spiny legs to try to stab Olimar, regardless of him being in reach or not. Any Pikmin that are touched by the extended legs will be killed, and Olimar can also take damage with this. They then retract their legs and climb back up the string. After climbing the entire thing, they go back to their initial state. If while they're trying to come to the same level as Olimar, he ends up moving too far away horizontally, they will just spin and extend the legs right there, and then go back up.