A Skitter Leaf is a member of the Skitterling Family in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3. This enemy can't kill Pikmin in any way, it can just shake them off. When shaken off, Pikmin lose their flowers. This monster just looks like a leaf in the ground. Then when the captains walks near it, it will spring up and run away. It runs way slower in water — it barely goes anywhere. When defeated the Pikmin carry the leaf part back to the Onion for one Pikmin seed. The Hocotate Ship will give you one poko. This monster can be found in the Perplexing Pool, in the Tropical Wilds, in the Garden of Hope and underground in many places.
"The skitter leaf is a relative of the pond skater that shed its wings and adapted to life on the ground. With no residual traits of its airborne past, the skitter leaf can neither fly nor skit across the surface of the water. The wings have since evolved into the leaflike structure on its back, which serves to hide the skitter leaf through mimicry. It appears quite effective, as few predators can see through this clever disguise."