Medusal Slurker

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Medusal Slurker The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Stauromedusae manifoldii
Family Umbloda
Areas Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope
Challenge Mode stages Tropical Forest, Silver Lake Remix, Forgotten Cove, The Rustyard, Clockwork Chasm, Stagnant Sea, Blooming Terrace, Jigsaw Colosseum, Jigsaw Fortress
Carry weight 6
Max. carriers 12
Seed worth 8
Attacks Captures Pikmin and leaders

The Medusal Slurker is a pink, floating, translucent jellyfish-like enemy with two small serpentine eyes and a single antenna sprouting from its top that resembles a Seeding Dandelion. It has a green pouch inside its head for storing food. This pouch has an uvula-like appendage hanging from it, which it extends to the ground and expands to trap Pikmin and leaders. The swallowed Pikmin will not die directly from the enemy and will remain inside the Medusal Slurker that captured them until they are freed. The same goes for any captured leaders.

Medusal Slurkers can be found with a variety of items in their pouches, including previously-trapped Pikmin and leaders, bomb rocks, treasures, sparklium seeds, fruits, and other collectibles.

The Medusal Slurker is generally passive, usually minding its own business and floating gently above the ground, occasionally moving. However, when a leader or Pikmin approach, the Slurker will hover over where they are standing and drop its uvula-like appendage onto the ground, which expands to capture any Pikmin in its mucus-like structure. It will then suck them back into its transparent body and keep them for the rest of the day, unless the creature is defeated which will free the captured Pikmin. Unlike the similar Jellyfloats, the Slurker does not digest captured Pikmin. It also can never be grounded by Pikmin and will merely shake off Pikmin when agitated by their attacks. It can only keep a maximum of fifteen Pikmin in its body, and if it already has that amount it will just fly around without attempting to use its appendage again. It will also occasionally shuffle about in its flight to indicate its pouch is full.