Anode Beetle

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Pikmin 2
Anode Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Scarabum electrodea
Family Scarab beetle

Anode Beetles are small black beetles with four yellow spots on their wing casings. Their name is due to them periodically producing electrical currents if another one is nearby. This creature is blissfully unaware of Pikmin, and if found alone, they are harmless; but if there is a partner nearby, they can produce an electrical barrier between them, making any nearby Pikmin subject to electrocution. As such, they are commonly found in groups of two or more. As swarming one while it is upright is ineffective, a Pikmin must be thrown on top of it to flip it over before it may be harmed. Purple Pikmin shockwaves can cause them to flip over even if not directly hit.

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In Pikmin 251

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Anode Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Scarab beetle
Areas None
Caves Ivory Metalworks, Gambler's Den, Wooden Fortress, Grub-dog Domain, Arachnid Asylum, Palace of the Wraith, Pit of Misfortune, Endless Abyss, Doom Den, Perilous Pipeline
Challenge Mode stages Bulbmin Gardens, Candypop Plains, Evil Den, The Gauntlet
Battle Mode stages None
Carry weight 8
Max. carriers 15
Poko value Poko × 4
Attacks Electrocutes Pikmin

The Anode Beetle appears in Pikmin 251. It behaves as it does in Pikmin 2, except it now takes less time to right itself after being flipped over.


Olimar's observations

These bugs can be very dangerous due to how Pikmin near electricity usually ends. Of course, once there's only one of them, they can't do much of anything. It's pretty sad honestly. I wouldn't be able to explore this planet so easily without my partner, even if he is a dolt.

Cookin' with Louie

These bugs have a tough shell, but the meat inside is all good. Just sit on a rubber chair or wear good boots prior to eating it, for safety reasons.

In Pikmin Forever

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Anode Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Scarab beetle
Attacks Electrocutes Pikmin

In Pikmin Forever, Anode Beetles have improved graphics, now reflecting light colors, and new behaviors. They will usually gather in groups of three to five near sources of electricity, be it gates, wires, bulbs, or other electrical enemies. This enemy can be defeated much like it can in Pikmin 2, as throwing a Pikmin on top of it will cause it to flip over. Throwing a Rock Pikmin onto it will cause its exoskeleton to shatter, exposing its backside which is much like the Armored Cannon Beetle's except yellow in color. An Anode Beetle in this state gives off a small yellow glow in dark areas, and is no longer vulnerable to non-Yellow Pikmin, as it gives off electricity constantly. They can generate electricity on their own in this state, but if it still has its wing casing, it needs a partner to generate a barrier.

In Pikmin: Dimensional Breach

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Anode Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Scarab beetle
Attacks Electrocutes Pikmin

In Pikmin: Dimensional Breach, Anode Beetles reappear, functionally identical to how they are in Pikmin Forever. Louie can recruit them with his special upgrade, and they can conduct electricity just like Yellow Pikmin. Their arcing electricity can also be used to attack enemies, but it will also shock any Pikmin who happen to also be following Louie.


Sagittarius' notes

This creature should be ideally kept as far away from electronics as possible, as its electrical charges are too much for the circuits of civilian-issue computers. However, a colony of them does make for a decent electrical fence, and provided they are fed well they will keep your property protected for years.

Libra's notes

The creature’s shell will be all the rage for its iconic black-and-yellow coloration. Sadly, the fact that it is hard as rock makes it really only useful for sun visors or protective helmets.

Charlie's notes

This creature is best tackled with Yellow Pikmin, as any other color is likely to get zapped thoroughly into oblivion. Either flip it on its back by throwing Pikmin on top of it or shatter its exoskeleton with a Rock Pikmin and swarm with Yellow Pikmin.

Derrick's notes

The tube-like heart of the beast pumps all the way down its back, surging with the electricity characteristic of the species’ lifestyle. This snakelike organ should be pulled out and handled with care; although the voltage isn’t directly lethal, it can mess with the circuits of standard-issue life support systems. Once the heart is removed, a spool of metallic wires should be wrapped around it, and then the inferior vena cava and aorta, at opposite ends of the tube, should be plugged with the strangely large screws common on this planet. When the procedure is complete, you should have a battery capable of providing enough electricity to last you for a month.

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom


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Ultimate Doom
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Anode Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Scarab beetle
Areas Crystal Falls, Subatomic Scaffolding, Volatile Minefield
Caves Dark Circuit Maze
Attacks Electrocutes Pikmin

The Anode Beetle, in Pikmin: Ultimate Doom, behaves mostly the same as it does in Pikmin 2 but may randomly electrify itself while flipped.