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Joustmite

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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Joustmite" article for more canonical information.
Pikmin 3
Joustmite The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Unknown
Family Burrow-nit (assumed)
Areas Distant Tundra
Challenge Mode levels Thirsty Desert, Distant Tundra Remix
Carry weight 7
Max. carriers 14
Seed worth 6
P3 Poko Value P3 Poko icon.png P3 Spirit icon.png × 30
Attacks Skewers and eats Pikmin

Joustmites are enemies that behave similarly to the Cloaking Burrow-nit and look like them as well. They can be seen as the opposite of the Burrow-nit however, as Joustmites shield the front of their body, requiring the Pikmin to attack from behind. Winged variants of Joustmites, known as Flighty Joustmites, can sometimes be found alongside these creatures.

Just like the Cloaking Burrow-nit, the Joustmite hides partially buried in the ground, waiting for unsuspecting prey. Once a group of Pikmin enters the attack range of the enemy, it pops out from under the ground and proceeds to attack Pikmin by attempting to use its long, needle-like proboscis to spear them. If any Pikmin are caught in this attack, they will be held in the air for a brief moment before being eaten. Unlike the Burrow-nit, the Joustmite can capture up to three Pikmin with this attack.