Munge Dweevil

Munge Dweevil
Species Number 40
Scientific Name Mandarachnia pungetis
Family Dweevil
Seeds Given N/A
Treasure Value 2 Pokos
Min. Carriers 3
Max. Carriers
Above-ground Areas None
Underground Areas (Caves) Subterranean Complex, Shower Room, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den

The Munge Dweevil is a species of Dweevil from Pikmin 2 that is able to produce and expel poisonous gases when it feels threatened. This attack does not affect Pilots, but it will definitely cause your Pikmin to start choking, just like with the gas from Gas Pipes. Call them back with your whistle within a few seconds of the poisoning to cure them. Because this gas doesn't immediately kill Pikmin, any type may be used, although using White Pikmin would be the easiest, as they are immune to it. Attacking just with your pilot works too.

Like other dweevils, it is only found underground and often will pick up various Treasures or even enemy carcasses that are laying around in order to imitate them and avoid predation. Attack the dweevil to make it drop it's load first, then continue attacking to kill it. It cannot attack while carrying an object on its back. The Munge Dweevil also has slightly more health than most of it's cousins.

[edit] Olimar's Notes

"The Munge Dweevil is one member of an insect family known for mimicking objects by carrying them on their backs. These insects often carry the carcasses of other life-forms on their backs, but apparently this is not for the purpose of transporting them as food, but instead is another example of their mimic behavior. The Munge Dweevil produces two different chemical compounds within its body, which form poisonous gas when mixed and expelled. This gas is only used for self-defense."

[edit] Louie's Notes

"Exposure to even extreme heat doesn't seem to rid this creature of deposits of potent gas. It's probably best for everyone if you avoid eating this hazardous fare."

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