Ravenous Whiskerpillar

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Pikmin 2
Ravenous Whiskerpillar The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Lepidoptera pluckieus
Family Whiskerpillar

The Ravenous Whiskerpillar is a larval whiskerpillar in Pikmin 2 that is not harmful to Pikmin, but dangerous to Burgeoning Spiderworts. They remain under the ground near the locations of Burgeoning Spiderworts, appearing only when the plants bloom, at which point they proceed to burrow out of the ground, climb the plants, and then eat the berries directly off of them. This act is detrimental to leaders, as berries are necessary to make sprays. When confronted on a Burgeoning Spiderwort, a Ravenous Whiskerpillar will drop off the plant and burrow into the ground, providing a chance to attack it.

In fanon games

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In Pikmin 251

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Ravenous Whiskerpillar The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Whiskerpillar
Areas Flooded Fields, Mystical Beach
Caves None
Challenge Mode stages None
Battle Mode stages None
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 4
Seed worth 3
Attacks Eats Pikmin, destroys stick bridges

Ravenous Whiskerpillars in Pikmin 251 function the same way they do in Pikmin 2.


Olimar's observations

These little pests are even more troublesome this time than they were before, mainly due to the ship's converters not working properly, meaning we need 12 berries for a spray. Don't tell the ship I said this, but he was supposed to get them fixed the week before we left. For a robot, it's rather lazy...

Cookin' with Louie

Cook these creatures slowly shortly after they eat some berries to get far more flavor for no extra work!

In Pikmin Kart

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This article and/or image relates to the Non-Canon Game, Pikmin Kart, created by Blueflower999.

The Ravenous Whiskerpillar is an item in Pikmin Kart that appears in item boxes commonly. When used, a Ravenous Whiskerpillar appears on the screen of another player who has an item. It will partially block their view and will eat the item that they are holding, causing it to disappear. It will eat items that have not stopped spinning yet, and if no kart has an item, then it will have no effect.

In Pikmin V

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Ravenous Whiskerpillar The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Oscapilli essuriens juvenis
Family Suckerfly
Areas Silent Woods, Sodden Swamp, Mad Jungle
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 1
Seed worth 1
Poko value Poko × 1
Health 100
Attacks None

Ravenous Whiskerpillars appear in their usual capacity throughout the Forest of Seeming region of Pikmin V. They have received one notable upgrade, in defiance of Olimar's previous notes, which is the ability to complete their metamorphosis into an adult. If a Ravenous Whiskerpillar consumes ten Burgeoning Spiderwort berries of any kind and lives to the end of the day, it will pupate into a Whiskercoon the following day. If the Whiskercoon is not destroyed that day, it will become a Ravenous Whiskerfly on the following day as well.


Brittany's notes

This strange creature has become dependent on the energy-packed berries of the Burgeoning Spiderwort to survive. However, it has no means of controlling the availability of these berries, so it has to rely on its admittedly incredible survivability to wait for an opportunity to eat. This explains its unusually long larval period.

Olimar's notes

Even if one does not intend to collect a Spiderwort's berries, killing any infesting Whiskerpillars is a good idea. They possess no offense or defense and their removal prevents the growth, literally and metaphorically, of greater problems in the following days.

Louie's notes

The flavor of this grub is highly dependent on its diet, which as the name suggests, can vary wildly. Entrepreneurs are starting farms that control their food sources for specific tastes. I'm so proud!

In Pikmin: Spark

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Ravenous Whiskerpillar The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Lepidoptera pluckieus
Family Whiskerpillar
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 2
Attacks None

The Ravenous Whiskerpillar returns, after many years of absence, in Pikmin: Spark. They retain their normal behaviors of eating Burgeoning Spiderwort berries, preventing captains from gaining sprays. The biggest addition they gain is an expanded family, with three new species, the Cleric Whiskerpillar, Thieving Whiskerpillar, and Patterned Whiskerpillar, as well as an adult form called the Stringfly.


Abel's medical journal

A nuisance, they constantly eat our medical supplies and their whiskers possibly contain germs. No practical medical use is found.

Lyn's sale review

The whiskers of these creatures make a strong but comfortable hairbrush that can untangle any knots.

PIX's creature scan

First sighting of these creatures in over a decade. Uses whiskers to filter dirt and soot from the roots they feed on. Potentially hazardous ecological pest. Recently discovered adult form found.
  • Habitat: varies
  • Niche: scavenger
  • Maturity age: 3-6 weeks
  • Average lifespan: 1-2 years
  • Breeding season: Only Stringflies can reproduce

In Pikmin: The Winds of Light

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Ravenous Whiskerpillar The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Whiskerpillar
Areas Summoning Garden, Spring of Serenity
Attacks None

Ravenous Whiskerpillars in Pikmin: The Winds of Light appear in Summoning Garden and Spring of Serenity, both times near the Burgeoning Spiderworts in those locations.


Olimar's notes

Strange enough, it seems that these whiskerpillars have a certain set of reflexes that make them twitch, even when they are dead. Perhaps they still have a ravenous appetite for berries, even when dead?