- This article relates to the official games. See Pikipedia's "Telescoping Pumphog" article for more official information.
|Appearance in Pikmin Adventure.|
The Telescoping Pumphog is a stationary mechanical blowhog. It sets still until Pikmin or leaders enter its vicinity, prompting it to turn in their direction, raise its tube-like body up, and then compress it again to fire a projectile, usually a spiked ball, from its trunk. Their glassy weakpoint is located directly on top of its body, making it hard to reach when the creature itself attacks. A variant of the Telescoping Pumphog, which appears to be made of stone, does not have any weakpoints whatsoever, rendering it invulnerable.
Appearance of invincible variant in Pikmin Adventure ().
In fanon games
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In Pikmin: Spark
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|Scientific name||Sus tuberius|
|Sparklium value||× 5-15|
|Attacks||Spits small rocks|
The Telescoping Pumphog appears in Pikmin: Spark as an organic creature. They are worm-like members of the blowhog family with thick skin making them more resistant to attacks, and their face is softer and therefore weaker than the body. They usually stay in one position, shooting small rocks as a projectile attack, but some individuals can burrow into the ground and emerge in other locations to attack from. There are usually set areas where a burrowing individual can appear and they usually take the appearance of a Breadbug den. Any Pikmin type can attack it, and when defeated, it sinks back into the ground without leaving behind a corpse; instead, it yields a few sparklium seeds and potentially pellets.
Abel's medical journal
- “The muscles used in the creature's signature stretchy body are similar to my suit, so if I get my suit damaged, I can simply replace it with muscle tissue from this interesting creature.”
Lyn's sale review
- “The creature's tendency to shoot rocks at any intruder would work wonders as a guard dog sort of creature, or maybe a guard hog.”
PIX's creature scan
- “Blowhogs that have adapted to life underground. They shoot rocks it has swallowed from burrowing to ward off attackers. It eats small insects and seeds due to its thin mouth.
- Habitat: tunnels
- Niche: omnivore
- Maturity age: 5 years
- Average lifespan: 11-14 years
- Breeding season: summer”