Antenna Beetle

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Pikmin 2
Antenna Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Enemy
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Scientific name Mesmeri raiocontra
Family Kettlebug

The Antenna Beetle is a kettlebug that distracts Pikmin. They use their wings to produce sounds of a high pitch, which interferes with the Treasure Gauge and attracts nearby Pikmin. This noise overrides any commands issued by a leader, so the Antenna Beetle can take command of any Pikmin that are nearby, which can indirectly harm Pikmin by leading them into a hazard. The only way to regain control of the Pikmin is to kill the enemy or force it to leap away again. The enemy periodically jumps high in the air and returns to the ground, stumbling as it lands. It can be prompted to jump again by attacking it or approaching it often. If a Pikmin lands on it, it will roll over on its back and struggle for a bit.

In fanon games

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In Pikmin 251

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Antenna Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Kettlebug
Areas None
Caves Wooden Fortress, Grub-dog Domain, Palace of the Wraith
Challenge Mode stages Foreboding Forest, Shrouded Field, The Gauntlet
Battle Mode stages None
Carry weight 5
Max. carriers 10
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 6
Attacks Attracts Pikmin

The Antenna Beetle can be seen in Pikmin 251. It retains all of its qualities from Pikmin 2.

Notes

Olimar's observations

The Antenna Beetle is one of the few creatures with the ability to call Pikmin to it's side similar to me. Once it has the Pikmin it doesn't do much with them, but it can still be dangerous if the beetle unknowingly leads the Pikmin into danger. Why does it do this? Is it really just defensive, or is there more to what this weird insect is thinking?

Cookin' with Louie

Extract meat from the exoskeleton and sear on all sides in a hot wok to seal in the flavor. Top the dish off with a splash of spicy peanut sauce.

In Pikmin: Redemption

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Antenna Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Kettlebug
Attacks Attracts Pikmin

In Pikmin: Redemption, Antenna Beetles are encountered aboveground.

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom

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Antenna Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Kettlebug
Caves Dark Kingdom, Vent Labyrinth, Abandoned Mine
Attacks Attracts Pikmin

The Antenna Beetle is more aggressive as it deliberately chases down Pikmin to call them. Antenna Beetles are encountered on sublevel four of Dark Kingdom, sublevels two and five of Vent Labyrinth, and sublevel two of Abandoned Mine.