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|Iridescent Glint Beetle|
|Appears in|| Pikmin 2|
|Scientific name||Pilli Auricus|
|Underground areas|| Pikmin 2|
Hole of Heroes
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
|2-Player and Bingo Battle levels||None|
It drops three random-colored 5-pellets and then two doses of Ultra-Spicy Spray when hit with a Pikmin. Underground, the pellets are swapped for three doses of nectar. If the ultra-spicy spray has not been unlocked yet, it just drops more nectar (three doses) in place of the sprays. Occasionally, depending on where it is located, this creature drops a treasure instead. Just like the Iridescent Flint Beetle, if this creature is attacked after being petrified, it will shatter. It can also be chased off cliffs in some caves.
"This variety of beetle consumes subterranean minerals. Due to the fact that it rarely emerges above ground, sightings of this particular species are extremely rare. While minerals are this beast's primary source of food, the beetle itself does not have the ability to digest these minerals. Instead, metabacteria living inside the beetle's stomach chemically break down the minerals. The resulting purified metal is discharged, but rare metals such as gold and platinum crystallize onto the iridescent glint beetle's shell, resulting in the beautiful laminated shimmer."
"This precious treat is exceptionally rare. I could sell it back home for a fortune! Then, I could use the cash to upgrade my kitchen, buy galactic-class ingredients, and even star in my own cooking show... The Insect Gourmet!"
Nintendo Player's Guide
"Like Flint Beetles, Glint Beetles surface for only a few seconds at a time. When one appears near your troops, you'll have a couple of chances to aim and throw before it goes below the surface again. In a few rare circumstances, Iridescent Glint Beetles hold treasure."
In Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
The Iridescent Glint Beetle appears as an enemy in Smash Run. Like in the actual game, it is a harmless enemy, and will drop items the if the player hits it. According to Sakurai's post, it will drop better items the more the player hits it, just like in Pikmin 2.
Post by Sakurai
"There are other bonus characters that appear in this game, too. Here's an Iridescent Glint Beetle from the Pikmin series. Keep hitting it!! Keep hitting it for gold!!"
- Their scientific name, pilli auricus, means 'golden pill'. auricus could come from aurum which means gold and pilli reference the pill shape of the flint beetles
- The Iridescent Glint Beetle was originally going to be called the Giant Flint Beetle.
- The Japanese name for the Iridescent Glint Beetle means "millionaire."
- Though they bury under ground after a while, this does not happen in the piklopedia, same with Iridescent Flint Beetle, and the Doodlebug.
- They are also confirmed to appear in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, as enemies from Smash Run.
|Antenna Beetle | Female Sheargrub | Honeywisp | Iridescent Flint Beetle | Iridescent Glint Beetle | Mitite | Puffy Blowhog | Ravenous Whiskerpillar | Skitter Leaf | Swooping Snitchbug | Unmarked Spectralid | Withering Blowhog | Wogpole|