The Amphituber family is a family of frog-like amphibians in the Pikmin games. Their family name is a portmanteau of "amphibian" and "tuber", due to their potato-shaped body.
The wogpole resembles a tadpole, and is in fact the juvenile form of amphitubers. It is one of the weakest water-based enemies in the Pikmin series. In the first game, it only appears in The Forest of Hope and The Distant Spring. They are typically a hard-to-get, low-reward enemy in that they are fast swimmers that run away and only produce one seed when carried to the Onion. In Pikmin 2, they are found in the Awakening Wood and Perplexing Pool areas, as well as being found in the sublevels of some caves. Also, they can occasionally get out of the water. When they do this, they will flop high in the air and their speed is drastically reduced. As stated, they are not worth killing, so don't bother unless you really want to retrieve them.
Wollywogs are a species of mature amphituber that live in the bowels of subterranean areas. They are gray and have red eyes, and are usually found in watery cave-live areas, such as caves in Pikmin 2 and The Forest Navel in Pikmin. They are defeated in the same manner as Yellow Wollywogs, but are more aggressive, and attack with a jump more readily. The lack of skin coloration is due to living in sunlight-free places.
Yellow Wollywog Edit
Yellow Wollywogs are more slender, taller, yellow versions of Wollywogs that live near bodies of water out in the open like in The Distant Spring or Perplexing Pool as opposed to underground areas, though this is not always true. Like Wollywogs, they try to crush Pikmin by jumping into the air. To defeat them, it is best to approach from behind and throw Pikmin on top, calling them back before the creature falls.