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The '''Withering Blowhog''' is an enemy in [[Pikmin 2]]. It is a smaller variation of the [[Puffy Blowhog]], and it has orangish-red skin with yellow spots and a white underside. When [[Pikmin Family|Pikmin]] are nearby, the Withering Blowhog will unleash a gust of air which, although it is significantly less powerful than the Puffy Blowhog's breath, will cause the Pikmins' flowers to instantly wilt. Withering Blowhogs can also reach Pikmin behind gates or thin walls, which makes destroying a gate guarded by one an incredibly frustrating task. This could be deadly in some areas, such as near any type of hazard. To attack it, the Pikmin must be thrown onto its body, or at least one [[Purple Pikmin]]. The weight will ground the Blowhog for a few seconds, utterly helpless; it has less vitality than its larger cousin, but several attacks may still be needed depending on how many Pikmin are on hand. When defeated, both airborne Blowhog species can decompress their float bladder for a quick escape, and will drop several randomly colored [[pellet]]s if above ground.
 
The '''Withering Blowhog''' is an enemy in [[Pikmin 2]]. It is a smaller variation of the [[Puffy Blowhog]], and it has orangish-red skin with yellow spots and a white underside. When [[Pikmin Family|Pikmin]] are nearby, the Withering Blowhog will unleash a gust of air which, although it is significantly less powerful than the Puffy Blowhog's breath, will cause the Pikmins' flowers to instantly wilt. Withering Blowhogs can also reach Pikmin behind gates or thin walls, which makes destroying a gate guarded by one an incredibly frustrating task. This could be deadly in some areas, such as near any type of hazard. To attack it, the Pikmin must be thrown onto its body, or at least one [[Purple Pikmin]]. The weight will ground the Blowhog for a few seconds, utterly helpless; it has less vitality than its larger cousin, but several attacks may still be needed depending on how many Pikmin are on hand. When defeated, both airborne Blowhog species can decompress their float bladder for a quick escape, and will drop several randomly colored [[pellet]]s if above ground.
   
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Although one might think that the flying Blowhog is far out of reach of the captains down below, the [[Rocket Fish]] is actually capable of hitting the creature while in the air with its third punch, but each hit does so little damage that trying to kill it in this manner would be extremely time consuming.
A curious glitch can be used in the game where a captain can fight the Withering Blowhog without the Ultra-Bitter Spray. If any captain uses the [[Rocket Fist]] underneath the Blowhog, it will take slight damage.
 
   
 
Interestingly, when the game is paused or a cutscene is active, the light bands of color that flash across the Blowhogs' skin will still move, even if the Blowhog itself is motionless.
 
Interestingly, when the game is paused or a cutscene is active, the light bands of color that flash across the Blowhogs' skin will still move, even if the Blowhog itself is motionless.

Revision as of 03:20, 27 July 2008

Withering Blowhog
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Appears in
Scientific name Sus decrepitia
Family Blowhog
Areas Valley of Repose, Perplexing Pool, Wistful Wild
Challenge Mode levels None
Carry weight N/A
Max. carriers N/A
Seed worth N/A
Treasure value PokoIcon.pngxN/A
Attacks Blows air and withers flowers

The Withering Blowhog is an enemy in Pikmin 2. It is a smaller variation of the Puffy Blowhog, and it has orangish-red skin with yellow spots and a white underside. When Pikmin are nearby, the Withering Blowhog will unleash a gust of air which, although it is significantly less powerful than the Puffy Blowhog's breath, will cause the Pikmins' flowers to instantly wilt. Withering Blowhogs can also reach Pikmin behind gates or thin walls, which makes destroying a gate guarded by one an incredibly frustrating task. This could be deadly in some areas, such as near any type of hazard. To attack it, the Pikmin must be thrown onto its body, or at least one Purple Pikmin. The weight will ground the Blowhog for a few seconds, utterly helpless; it has less vitality than its larger cousin, but several attacks may still be needed depending on how many Pikmin are on hand. When defeated, both airborne Blowhog species can decompress their float bladder for a quick escape, and will drop several randomly colored pellets if above ground.

Although one might think that the flying Blowhog is far out of reach of the captains down below, the Rocket Fish is actually capable of hitting the creature while in the air with its third punch, but each hit does so little damage that trying to kill it in this manner would be extremely time consuming.

Interestingly, when the game is paused or a cutscene is active, the light bands of color that flash across the Blowhogs' skin will still move, even if the Blowhog itself is motionless.


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