|Challenge Mode levels||Tropical Forest|
|2-Player and Bingo Battle levels||Stagnant Sea|
|Attacks||Captures Pikmin and Captains|
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"These gelatinous creatures float above their prey and suck them up into their transparent bodies."
The Medusal Slurker seems to be generally passive, usually minding its own business and floating gently above the ground, occasionally moving. When a captain or Pikmin approach, it will simply float away. However, if the Pikmin or captain still continue to pursue, the Slurker will hover over where they are standing and drop its uvula-like appendage (possibly its stomach) onto the ground, which expands to capture any Pikmin in its mucus-like structure. It will then suck them back into its transparent body and keep them for the rest of the day. However, unlike the Jellyfloats, it does not digests captured Pikmin. It can also shake off Pikmin when agitated by their attacks.
To defeat this creature, Pikmin must simply be thrown at its gelatinous body and quickly called back. If they aren't called back, they will be shaken off and vulnerable to attack by the creature's uvula. Once defeated, the green core inside the creature will explode and its pink membrane will fly up into the air and after a few seconds, fall back to the ground, where it can be harvested.
- The Medusal Slurker is the first gelatinous enemy in the Pikmin series whose body doesn't completely dissolve after death, making it salvagable.
- In the E3 2012 demo of Pikmin 3, Medusal Slurkers required 7 Pikmin to carry, where as in the final game, the corpse only takes 6.
- If all the Pikmin are trapped by one or more Medusal Slurkers, a Pikmin Extinction will occur. This is most easily seen in Mission Mode and Bingo Battle.
- The Medusal Slurker is similar to the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat and Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat, because both are airborne and suck Pikmin into their bodies.