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Creeping Chrysanthemum
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Scientific Name Taraxacum rovinia
Family Chrysanthemum
Areas Awakening Wood, Wistful Wild
Underground Areas Snagret Hole, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes
Carry Weight 10
Max. Carriers 20 Pikmin
Seed Worth 12 seeds
Treasure Value 7 pokos
Attacks Eats Pikmin
Kingdom Therobotania
Phylum Pikosimilis
Class Motopiknia
Order Margretian
Family Chrysanthemum
Genus Taraxacum

The Creeping Chrysanthemum is an enemy in Pikmin 2. When dormant, it greatly resembles the large yellow flower known as the Margaret. It can be told apart from the normal flowers, as it has one less flower, no leaves on the "stem", and the large flowers have the Chrysanthemum's eyes visible.

When the Pikmin or the pilots get close, it will spring out of the ground, revealing its root-arms and its bulbous body. It moves moderately slowly, and will return to its original spot if left alone for a while. This enemy is not able to be petrified while it is in the ground.

It is possible that their appearance is based on the Piranha Plants of the Super Mario video game series.

The Chrysanthemum is also a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Olimar's Notes[edit | edit source]

Like Pikmin, the Creeping Chrysanthemum is a member of a group of creatures with ambulatory root structures. This creature is known as a "mimic", but because it is actually a form of plant, this label is not entirely accurate. For unknown reasons, the Creeping Chrysanthemum's mimicry does not fool Pikmin, perhaps because they share a similar heritage. It relies on preying upon other creatures to provide sustenance, so it has no need of leaves for photosynthesis. Generally speaking, the role of plants in an ecosystem is as a producer species, and thus plants are generally found at the bottom of the food pyramid. However, on this strange planet the liner between producer plants and consumer plants is blurred.

Louie's Notes[edit | edit source]

When thinly sliced, this predator's sizable bulb makes a scrumptious pizza topping.

Strategies for Success[edit | edit source]

A Creeping Chrysanthemum out of its disguise.

Pikmin[edit | edit source]

Its large mouth will pick up the Pikmin to eat them, but if it fails to capture any, it will slam its head into its body and fall to the ground, struggling to get back up.This presents an opportunity for you to attack the Chrysanthemum. Its weak point is its body, which can be hit at all times. It is generally weak against medium-sized groups of Pikmin. The best way to defeat it is to simply swarm it, being careful not to let it eat any Pikmin. Another way is to daze it with Purple Pikmin then swarm to kill it.

Captains[edit | edit source]

Awaken it, then run. Attack it until it sucks its gut in, wait for it to finish its "throw" move, then attack again. Steer clear of the front while attacking, or you may get bitten.

In fanon-games[edit | edit source]

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Pikmin:Redemption[edit | edit source]


In the Merged Nothingness you will see the corpses of these lining the passageway to the Crystal Palace and the Tower of Babil.

Pikmin: Global Breakdown[edit | edit source]

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These enemies are more hostile and will eat faster. There is also a seeding variety.

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