- For the larval form featured in official games, see Decorated Cannon Larva.
|Decorated Cannon Beetle
In fanon games
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In Pikmin 2... Again?
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|Shoots magnetic boulders
The Ornate Cannon Beetle is a miniboss lithopod that appears in Pikmin 2... Again?. It is a mature Decorated Cannon Larva, being red, having the same rocky coating, yellow eyes, and uniquely, jagged or swirled yellow markings. When spotting Pikmin or leaders, the Decorated Cannon Beetle will inhale air from its blowhole, and then shoot a magnetic boulder that rolls toward leaders. However, the boulders are larger than the ones spat out by Decorated Cannon Larva and ricochet off walls. While the Decorated Cannon Beetle's own boulders don't hurt it from the front, they will from the back, temporarily stunning it. During this period, its wing casings open, and its back becomes vulnerable.
In Pikmin X: Deep Freeze
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|Crypt of Enigma
|Spits homing boulders, crushes Pikmin
The Decorated Cannon Beetle is a mature form of the Decorated Cannon Beetle Larva. This large lithopod is easily recognizable by its golden exoskeleton which shines brightly and is completely impenetrable to attack. Like its larval form, this enemy can launch magnetic boulders from its mouth which are attracted to the spacesuits of leaders, making them particularly dangerous. Pikmin must be thrown into the Decorated Cannon Beetle's blowhole as it prepares to attack, which will force it to open its wingcase to ventilate, and leaves it vulnerable to attack. However, the release of such a large amount of energy causes the lithopod to rocket forward a fair distance, trampling any Pikmin in its path until it slows down. It is at this moment after it charges that it is optimal to throw Pikmin on its exposed backside before it can close up again.