Decorated Cannon Beetle is an enemy in Pikmin 2 for the Nintendo GameCube and New Play Control! for Wii. This monster will shoot boulders trying to squish Olimar's Pikmin. This monster has a decant amount of health, and the boulders do a decant amount of damage. This monster is found in Wistful Wild, The Impact Site, and in many caves. Since it's boulders are Olimar seeking, run into monsters when it shoots a boulder. Olimar must move out of the way and the enemy will be defeated with a boulder. Olimar can walk behind it so it can shoot a boulder at itself. It is apart of the Lithopod Family, it has a green cousin called Armored Cannon Beetle Larva, These two are only found in Pikmin 2.
"This creature is the larval form of a cannon beetle variant known for a diet consisting entirely of eating stones. The decorated cannon beetle favors stones with high iron content, which contributes to its brilliant red torso. The stones these creatures launch are wrapped in a powerful magnetic field which causes the stones to stray from their launch trajectory when other objects with high metal content, such as space suits, are nearby. Extreme caution is recommended for explorers wearing steel-plated armor in close proximity to this fearsome creature."
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