Iridescent Glint Beetle

From Pikmin Fanon
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Pikmin 2
Iridescent Glint Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Enemy
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Scientific name Pilli auricus
Family Flint beetle (unofficial)

The Iridescent Glint Beetle is a golden, sparkling, harmless flint beetle. It hides under the ground, emerging only when approached by Pikmin or leaders, and can be harmed only by a direct Pikmin throw to its back. Doing so causes the creature to tumble forward and release a reward. Once an Iridescent Glint Beetle has spent enough time running around, it will quickly scurry back underground; it will also do this if it has dropped all it was carrying.

In fanon games

This is where users type their version of the Iridescent Glint Beetle.

In Pikmin 251

Pikmin 251
This article or section contains information pertinent to Pikmin 251, a Pikmin 2 ROM hack created by PikHacker.
Iridescent Glint Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Flint Beetle
Caves Aquatic Depths, Pit of Misfortune, Doom Den, Perilous Pipeline
Challenge Mode stages None
Battle Mode stages None
Carry weight N/A
Attacks None

Iridescent Glint Beetles in Pikmin 251 behave as they did in Pikmin 2, but are faster and harder to hit.

Notes

Olimar's observations

The shiny gold hue of a Glint Beetle is unmatched in its beauty. The way they glimmer is a sight to behold. That being said, just look at how fast they are! How am I meant to catch these things?

Cookin' with Louie

Don't eat this creature, you should sell it instead. Then you can buy the best cooking utensils, made by me! Louie brand utensils are the best tools for cooking bugs. Don't delay, get yours today!

In Pikmin Kart

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The Iridescent Glint Beetle is an item in Pikmin Kart that appears in item boxes commonly. When used, an Iridescent Glint Beetle appears directly behind the user's kart. All opponents that drive by it are drawn closer to it and sometimes swerve out of control and crash. The Iridescent Glint Beetle will last for a while before burrowing underground and disappearing. If a player throws any type of Pikmin onto an Iridescent Glint Beetle, it'll flip over and give the player that hit it an item box that has a higher chance than normal of containing a rare item.

In Pikmin V

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Gilded Flint Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Pilli auricus
Family Flint Beetle
Carry weight N/A
Attacks None

The Gilded Flint Beetle is a flint beetle that appears in Pikmin V. Brittany, due to her having taken over as the biological notetaker, renamed the creature from the Iridescent Glint Beetle and reclassified it as a proper member of the Flint Beetle family. The creature has also been redesigned to match real-world insect biology more closely; most notably, what used to be its bronze antennae are now silver eyestalks. Instead of wandering in bursts like a regular Iridescent Flint Beetle, the Gilded Flint Beetle will run in a straight line to a nearby source of cover. The drop pattern has also been altered slightly: it will drop three blobs of nectar on the second hit and a random spray on the third hit. If found somewhere without Onion access, such as in a cave, it will always drop a spray. Certain Challenge Mode levels will fix which spray it drops, as well.

Notes

Brittany's notes

I can't believe Olimar actually put this in a different family than the Flint Beetle! He also had the audacity to put them in the same genus! That's wrong on so many levels! ...Oh, right, scientific analysis. This beetle spends most of its life underground, where it subsists on minerals. These minerals are converted by bacteria in its intestines into a form it can use. Metals like gold and platinum that have no nutritional value are recycled into its shell, which gives the creature its signature glint. However, it also makes its shell more brittle, so it has to rely more on stealth for defense, resulting in extreme rarity.

Olimar's notes

It is quick to run when scared out of hiding. It has much better rewards than its green-and-black counterpart, though, and sometimes may even hold a treasure! With practice, you can predict where it'll move and get a shot in. Yellow Pikmin are recommended for beginners due to their ability to be thrown farther.

Louie's notes

The meat is worthless. Instead, sell the twenty-four-karat shell and retire early. There'll be plenty of time for cooking after that!

In Pikmin: Connection of the Worlds

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Connection of the Worlds, created by PikFan23.
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Iridescent Glint Beetle The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Flint beetle
Carry weight N/A
Attacks None

In Pikmin: Connection of the Worlds, the Iridescent Glint Beetle behaves exactly as it did in Pikmin 2. Only Olimar's notes on the creature have changed.

Notes

Olimar's notes

It was once agreed that iridescent glint beetles and a similar-looking creature, the iridescent flint beetle, were part of their own families. However, fossil records show that millions of years ago, they were part of the same family. The new theory is that they are part of a newly discovered superfamily, comprising of flint beetles and other similar-looking creatures. However, an even newer hypothesis emerged, saying that it is not a superfamily, but rather, an ordinary family. The taxonomy in this instance is confusing, complex, and perplexing, but paleontologists and taxonomists are working together to find a solution to this debate.