Skitter Leaf

From Pikmin Fanon
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Skitter Leaf The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Rus pseudoarbicans
Family Skitterling
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 1
Seed worth 1
Attacks None

The Skitter Leaf is an skitterling that resembles a green leaf. These creatures remain camouflaged on the ground until approached by leaders, at which time they attempt to flee with a cricket-like chirp. They are somewhat rare, usually located in very fresh places, such as near or in water or foliage, but they are not worth defeating or recovering. A dangerous relative of the Skitter Leaf is the Desiccated Skitter Leaf.

Notes

Olimar's notes

The skitter leaf is a relative of the pond skater that shed its wings and adapted to life on the ground. With no residual traits of its airborne past, the skitter leaf can neither fly nor skit across the surface of the water. The wings have since evolved into the leaflike structure on its back, which serves to hide the skitter leaf through mimicry. It appears quite effective, as few predators can see through this clever disguise.

Louie's notes

The superb amalgamation of juicy meat and leafy greens ensures that the skitter leaf will be the new spinach!

Alph's comments

Structural flaw: back. I'm in love with this camouflage job. It looks like an ordinary leaf fallen from a tree, and then wham! It starts to move and takes you by surprise. We could learn a lot from the way it uses protective coloration to blend in with its surroundings. I'm thinking of redesigning our space suits, or maybe even the S.S. Drake's hull.

Brittany's comments

Not only do its body and limbs look like leaves—its beady little eyes remind me of fruit. I don't see the point of all that camouflage when they startle at every single thing that gets close.

Charlie's comments

It's totally harmless, but sometimes there is a reason to defeat one. When that happens, the best we can do is to be merciful and land one solid strike on its back. Poor thing.

In fanon games

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In Pikmin 2: New Year

Skitter Leaf The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Unknown
Family Skitterling
Poko value Poko × 1
Attacks None

The Skitterleaf appears in Pikmin 2: New Year. It has a darker appearance and green eyes, but exhibits the same behaviors.

In Pikmin Eco

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This article or section relates to Pikmin Eco, a non-canon game created by Sapphire7.
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Skitter Leaf The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Rus pseudoarbicans
Family Skitterling
Areas Cloven Gardens, Bounty Canopy
Caves Greenery Grove
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 1
Seed worth 1
Poko value Poko × 1
Attacks None

The Skitter Leaf is a harmless, ground-dwelling insect that returns in Pikmin Eco. They strongly resemble leaves, and remain stationary, blending into nearby foliage. When Pikmin or leaders get close, they emerge and run away in panic.

In Pikmin: Redemption

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This article or section contains information that relates to the non-canon Wraith Omniverse, a fictional universe based off of Pikmin. It is based off of the original Buildup Trilogy, made in the late 2000s by Wraith, Portal-Kombat, and Sir Pikmin.

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This article or image relates to the fanon game Pikmin: Redemption, created by Sir Pikmin.
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Skitter Leaf The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Skitterling
Attacks None

In Pikmin: Redemption, Skitter Leafs can take a brief flight with their wing-like leaves, and their chirping alerts nearby enemies of the presence of leaders and Pikmin.