- This article relates to the official games. See Pikipedia's "Doodlebug" article for more official information.
|Scientific name||Pilli flatularum|
|Family||Flint beetle (unofficial)|
The Doodlebug has the same morphology as the Iridescent Flint Beetle, except it is coated with dirt and has small flies hovering around it, giving it a more repugnant appearance. They, like Iridescent Glint Beetles, drop sprays, ultra-bitter spray in particular. When Doodlebugs move, they release flatulence and leave noxious clouds of poisonous gas wherever they were, thus subjecting nearby Pikmin to choking. Therefore, White Pikmin are ideal for dealing with these creatures. Once a Doodlebug has been flipped over a few times, it will quickly retreat underground, although the same will happen if the bug is simply left undisturbed above ground for too long.
In fanon games
This is where users type their version of the Doodlebug.
In Pikmin 251
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin 251, a Pikmin 2 ROM hack created by PikHacker.
|Caves||Endless Abyss, Doom Den|
|Challenge Mode stages||None|
|Battle Mode stages||None|
Doodlebugs return in Pikmin 251 and function as they did in Pikmin 2. Only this time, they are now faster and flatulate their poison gas in a line, similar to the attack of a Toxic Blowhog.
- “The Doodlebug is certainly one of the more bizarre creatures I've seen. It's quite similar to the flint bugs I'm used to, but this one defends itself with its own flatulence! Like its similar family members, it moves much faster than before now. It seems like fighting them with White Pikmin is a must, but it's hard to actually score a good hit with them. Maybe just brute force with the purples is the way to go.”
Cookin' with Louie
- “Looking for a new flavor that will surprise and delight your guests? The beast's aroma may surprise your guests, but it won't be delightful!”
In Pikmin 2: New Year
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin 2: New Year, a Pikmin 2 ROM hack created by AmigaOwl.
The Doodlebug appears in Pikmin 2: New Year. It displays the same behaviors as in Pikmin 2, although its appearance has changed in that it has a purple shell with a brown underside and antennae with indigo tips.