Desiccated Skitter Leaf
Desiccated skitter leaf.png
Appears in
Pikmin 3
Scientific name Rus mortifeuillea
Family Skitterling
Areas Pikmin 3
Distant Tundra
Twilight River
Challenge Mode levels Pikmin 3
Battle Enemies
Thirsty Desert (x9)
Shaded Garden (x10)
Twilight River Remix (x2)
Beastly Cavern (x8)
Collect Treasure
Shaded Garden (x2)
2-Player and Bingo Battle levels None
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 1
Seed worth 3
Treasure value PokoIcon.pngx5
Attacks Eats Pikmin


The Desiccated Skitter Leaf(カレハンボ) is an enemy introduced in Pikmin 3. It is a hostile Skitterling, contrary to the harmless Skitter Leaf. It disguises itself as a withered leaf. It scuttles around with great speed, and can snatch a Pikmin with what appear to be claws and devour it within a split second. These creatures are usually found in the Twilight River, as they are camouflaged almost flawlessly by the dirt and fallen leaves. It produces noises similar to those of a Skitter Leaf, but its sounds much more aggressive. Also like the other Skitterling, upon death, it slowly floats to the ground, and produces a soft noise. It is easy to carry, requiring one Pikmin, and unlike the Skitter Leaf, it is useful for Pikmin cultivation, producing three sprouts.


Pikmin 3 Website

"It may look like a leaf, but this critter is just using camouflage to trick its prey."

Pikmin 3 Prima Guide

"Like the standard Skitter Leaf, the Desiccated Skitter Leaf uses its leaf-shaped body to blend into the environment. However, this enemy not only utilizes much better camouflage, it uses its spiked forelegs to slice through any Pikmin it manages to capture.

When you spot a Desiccated Skitter Leaf, toss a single Pikmin on its back to defeat the creature before it manages to attack. Each time you reach a patch of brown leaves, take a moment to search for any enemies that may be hiding within it."

Battle Strategy

Although they are agile, Desiccated Skitter Leaves are extremely frail, and will die instantly if a Pikmin is thrown on top of one. These creatures can snatch and eat Pikmin quickly, so if one is on the attack, caution must be taken. If one does manage to grab a Pikmin, it must be defeated quickly. Desiccated Skitter Leaves are hard to identify due to camouflage, but using the cursor will make them glow, allowing them to be taken down more easily.