|Scientific Name||Flotillium circusmaximus|
|Treasure Value||4 Pokos|
|Caves||Subterranean Complex, Submerged Castle, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
Careening Dirigibugs are strange creatures found in Pikmin 2 and don't appear in any regions of the game except for the caves. They have colorful balloon-like appendages that let them drift around the arena and can pull Bomb Rocks from their mouths and toss them onto the ground to try and blow up the Pikmin. It can be useful to damage other enemies and can be defeated by having Pikmin thrown rapidly at t the Dirigibug while it is in the air and then swarm it when it hits the ground.
They can be found in caves, Challenge Mode and a single 2-Player stage, Hostile Territory.
"This creature floats effortlessly through the air using gas-filled balloons. Both its appearance and its nature are antagonistic. And it is the only variant of its species in this ecosystem. It may be best to consider the possibility that it somehow wandered into this ecosystem from an entirely alien one. Positive proof does not exist at this point, but that is how the creature is currently classified."
"Pull off the balloonlike air sacs, mince the meaty abdomen, and shape it into small cakes. Pan-sear the cakes until crusted, but be careful not to overcook the delicate meat. When ready to serve, garnish the plate with the vibrant air sacs. Even the most discerning dinner guest will be dazzled by the colorful presentation!"