|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Prima "Technical Name"||Unknown|
|Scientific name||Sus decrepitia|
|Areas||Valley of Repose, Perplexing Pool, Wistful Wild|
|Underground areas||Bulblax Kingdom, Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
|Attacks||Blows air and withers flowers|
The Withering Blowhog is an enemy in Pikmin 2. It is a smaller variation of the Puffy Blowhog, and it has orangish-red skin with yellow spots that seem to form a flame design and a white underside. When Pikmin are nearby, the Withering Blowhog will unleash a gust of air which, although it is significantly less powerful than the Puffy Blowhog's breath, will cause the Pikmin's flowers to instantly wilt. Withering Blowhogs can also reach Pikmin behind gates or thin walls, which makes destroying a gate guarded by one an incredibly frustrating task without ultra-bitter spray. To attack it, the Pikmin must be thrown onto its body, or at least one Purple Pikmin. The weight will ground the Blowhog for a few seconds, utterly helpless; it has less vitality than its larger cousin, but several attacks may still be needed depending on how many Pikmin are on hand. When defeated, both airborne Blowhog species can decompress their float bladder for a quick escape, and will drop several randomly colored pellets if above ground.
Although one might think that the flying Blowhog is far out of reach of the captains down below, the Rocket Fist is actually capable of hitting the creature while in the air with its third punch, but each hit does so little damage that trying to kill it in this manner would be extremely time consuming.
Interestingly, when the game is paused or a cutscene is active, the light bands of color that flash across the Blowhogs' skin will still move, even if the Blowhog itself is motionless.
In multiplayer, when the player uses the roulette, the Withering Blowhog is one of the selections of it. When chosen, these creatures appears in the spot of the other player's Onion with their Pikmin. They act the same as they are in single-player.
- Their scientific name, Sus decrepitia, means 'Decrepit Pig'.
|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|