- This article relates to the official games. See Pikipedia's "Armored Cannon Beetle" article for more official information.
|Scientific name||Granitus chukkulinae|
|Note: all or most of this information may be fanon information.|
The Armored Cannon Beetle is the adult stage of an Armored Cannon Beetle Larva. It is a large, black, almost shiny beetle with a thick, rounded shell of armor and a blowhole above its head. It attacks by inhaling through this opening and subsequently firing a boulder from its mouth that travels in a straight path, which crushes any small creature in its path and only stops when it hits a wall or another enemy. To defeat the creature, one must attack its abdomen: attacking other parts of the creature won't damage it.
In fanon games
This is where users type their version of the Armored Cannon Beetle.
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikimon, created by Lazer, with assistance from Cheepy-Cheepy and Alpo499.
|Armored Cannon Beetle|
|Family||Armored Beast Pikimon|
|Areas||Grass, dark grass, dark sand|
|Locations||Wistful Wild, Perplexing Pool|
In Pikmin 3 (Flish version)
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In Pikmin: Dimensional Breach
|A Rift in Reality
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|Areas||Tundra of Repose|
The Armored Cannon Beetle and its larvae reappear in Pikmin: Dimensional Breach. The Armored Cannon Beetle retains its stomp and rampage attacks from Pikmin: Ultimate Doom, but otherwise it remains unchanged from its appearance in Pikmin 1. A single Armored Cannon Beetle guards the Green Onion in the Tundra of Repose.
- “Armored Cannon Beetle. Granitus chukkulinae. Lithopod family. The lithopod's diet of rocks and minerals is not without its advantages, and none demonstrate this idea better than the ability of the Armored Cannon Beetle to fire chunks of partially-digested stone as projectiles. As the beetle matures, its diet provides the materials for its exoskeleton to develop into a nigh-impenetrable shell. However, the blowhole in the insect's forehead is left uncovered, allowing the creature to compress air in an internal bladder and utilize the pressure to fire its stony projectiles. As the blowhole is also used for thermal regulation, a blockage in the system will force the beetle to open its carapace to vent, leaving it vulnerable to attacks. Initially, it was assumed that the adults would not survive in the ecosystem, but a sighting has since been confirmed in a cold tundra, likely where the thermoregulation property of the carapace openings would be most effective.”
- “Adult Cannon Beetles are far heartier than their larval counterparts, but not as sweet. Rather than slurping the meat raw, it is recommended to crack open the shell with an industrial-grade nutcracker and boil the meat and bodily fluids in a mixture of milk and herbs. When properly set at room temperature, the result is a tasty and hearty blood pudding of sorts.”
Sagittarius' taming notes
- “The Cannon Beetle's tough shell makes it a very durable specimen, making it practical as a guard pet. In order to keep the specimen's diet healthy and provide sufficient ammo, it is recommended to feed it whole slabs of granite, diorite, andesite, and other igneous rocks three times a day. The beetle's digestive tract will refine the sharp slabs into perfect boulders, ready for launching at burglars. Just don't forget your homeowner's insurance, in case a stray boulder goes through a wall.”
Libra's fashion notes
- “A healthy Armored Cannon Beetle has a sleek black shell, one that is perfect for formal parties. Chipping off chunks of stone-infused chitin and sewing them into the fabric of a tuxedo will yield the ultimate in formal wear: not only fashionable, but also offers decent protection against attackers. Also fashionable for the military!”
Charlie's battle strategies
- “As grim as it sounds, we kind of have to suffocate the creature by plugging its blowhole. Only then will it expose its overheating behind, making it vulnerable to attack. Despite the sweltering internal temperatures, the exposed flesh is not hot enough to seriously burn Pikmin; however, it is still recommended to bring Red Pikmin to finish off the creature faster, for your sake and the beetle's.”
- “The creature's digestive acids are some of the strongest solvents in this galaxy, which is a given considering that they literally eat rocks. Darts tipped in the acid will be excruciatingly painful for any creature stuck by the darts, potentially corroding a hole in the creature's flesh. This makes the acid practical for hunting, as shooting a creature in the knee with the dart will disable it as if it had been shot with a bullet.”
In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom
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|Areas||Crystal Falls, Rust Factory|
|Attacks||Fires boulders, stuns Pikmin, causes panic|
The Armored Cannon Beetle is a miniboss in Pikmin: Ultimate Doom, and its larva is absent. It is much stronger, as it can stomp on the ground, stunning all Pikmin within the range of the tremor before it shoots out a boulder to crush them. It can also fly into a rampage and run around, and any Pikmin it touches during that time will begin to panic. Any Pikmin it makes panic it will launch a boulder at.
|Pikmin: Ultimate Doom enemies (list)|
|Angry Dweevil • Anode Beetle • Anode Dweevil • Antenna Beetle • Armored Cannon Beetle • Blue Wollywog • Breadbug • Bulbmin • Bulborb Larva • Bumbling Snitchbug • Careening Dirigibug • Caustic Dweevil • Chemical Bulblax • Chemical Goolix • Chill Dweevil • Cloaking Burrow-nit • Computer Bug • Creeping Chrysanthemum • Decorated Cannon Beetle Larva • Dwarf Bulbear • Dwarf Orange Bulborb • Dwarf Purple Bulborb • Dwarf Red Bulborb • Fiery Blowhog • Fiery Bulblax • Fiery Dweevil • Gatling Groink • Goolix • Hairy Bulborb • Hermit Crawmad • Hysterical Beetle • Icy Cannon Beetle Larva • Infected Amphituber • Lava Goolix • Lila • Male Sheargrub • Mitite • Munge Dweevil • Mushroom Pikmin • Orange Bulborb • Pearly Clamclamp • Puffstool • Puffy Blowhog • Purple Bulborb • Red Bulborb • Sandy Burrow-nit • Sandy Dweevil • Seeding Chrysanthemum • Snow Bulborb • Spotty Bulbear • Sticky Bulblax • Sticky Dirigibug • Swooping Snitchbug • Toadstool • Toady Bloyster • Volatile Dweevil • Watery Blowhog • White Mushroom Pikmin • Withering Blowhog • Wogpole • Wollywog • Yellow Wollywog|
|Pikmin: Wide World|
|Main (Captain Olimar, Shacho, Marie, Louie, Dolphin Lander) • Side (Alph, Brittany, Captain Charlie, Dorris, Granny Marma, Libra, Margot, Sagittarius, S.S. Drake, S.S. Dreamstride) • Mentioned (Freight Voyager, SPERO, Bulbie)|
|Onion • Pellet • Yellow Pikmin • Blue Pikmin • Red Pikmin • Purple Pikmin • Green Pikmin • Rock Pikmin • White Pikmin • Winged Pikmin • Captmin (Captain Hunnigan) • Alien Pikmin • Mushroom Pikmin • Wild Pikmin|
Parasitic Pikmin (variants: Blue Bulbmin, Breadmin, Burrowing Snagmin, Cannon Beetlemin, Dweevilmin, Groinkmin, Hairy Bulbmin, Orange Bulbmin, Red Bulbmin, Spinermin, Spotty Bulbearmin, Wollymin)
|Data file (Pikminology, Wildlife Survival, Explorers' Tales) • Fruit (list) • Nugget • Sparklium (seed, stone) • Treasure • Upgrade (unlocks, Exploration Kit, ship part)|
Black nectar • Nectar • Ultra-bitter spray • Ultra-hot spray • Ultra-minty spray • Ultra-spicy spray • Ultra-sweet spray • Ultra-toxic spray
|Acid • Adhesive • Blunt force • Bubble • Electricity • Fire • Ice • Lubricant • Mud • Panic • Pit • Poison • Spore • Sunset • Water
|Achievements • Caravan • HocoPad • Options • Pikpik carrot • Soul • Squad desertion • Temperature • Weather • Game modes (Story Mode, Battle Mode, Challenge Mode, Bottomless Abyss)|
|Changes during development • Gallery • Cave units|