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The Painted Whiskerpillar is a member of the whiskerpillar family found in the files of Pikmin 3. It is a small, but decently-sized, caterpillar-like creature that, unless its texture mapping is incorrect, is mostly purple in color besides its orange underbelly, the orange stripe on its back, its green eyes, black nose, and bent, green and brown antennae. It emerges from the ground and then lurches around to explore a small area surrounding its initial burrowing spot, but, upon seeing Pikmin or leaders, becomes alarmed and then rushes quickly to its initial location, where it burrows into the ground again. After being left alone for some time, it will reemerge and repeat the cycle, although it may decide to stay underground completely until the coast is clear, or periodically cautiously poke its head out to survey the surrounding area while it hides, even while Pikmin or leaders are in sight. Placing a bait berry in the vicinity of a Painted Whiskerpillar will cause it to rush over to the berry and begin consuming it. While eating a bait berry, it will be momentarily distracted, causing it to temporarily ignore Pikmin and leaders until it notices them again or they harm it, in which case it will drop its berry and rush back to its hiding spot to hide. A Painted Whiskerpillar will continue eating bait berries, even after having consumed one. A Painted Whiskerpillar will occasionally drop a full blob of nectar upon death.
In fanon games
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In Pikmin: Decayed Leaf
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|Scientific name||Lepidoptera paintus|
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The Painted Whiskerpillar is a returning enemy found in Pikmin: Decayed Leaf. The creature resembles a Ravenous Whiskerpillar but is of a dark purple color. It also has green eyes, antennae, and yellow markings. The creature behaves just like its counterpart, the Ravenous Whiskerpillar, as both can be found around spiderwort plants. They will climb the plants and eat the berries, leaving none to be converted into sprays. The creature will only appear near spiderworts with ultra-bitter berries; as a result, the Whiskerpillar can emit an ultra-bitter spray when attacked. This spray causes Pikmin to become completely paralyzed, replicating the effects of the spray. As a result, the Painted Whiskerpillar has a chance to escape.