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Pikmin 2
Doodlebug The icon used to represent this enemy.
P2 Doodlebug.jpg
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

Pikmin 251
This article or section contains information pertaining to Pikmin 251, a Pikmin 2 ROM hack created by PikHacker.
Doodlebug The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Flint beetle
Areas None
Caves Endless Abyss, Doom Den
Challenge Mode stages None
Battle Mode stages None
Carry weight N/A
Attacks 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.


Olimar's observations

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.

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In Pikmin 2: New Year

Doodlebug The icon used to represent this enemy.
P2NY Doodlebug.png
Scientific name Unknown
Family Flint beetle
Carry weight N/A
Attacks Poisons Pikmin

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.