Careening Dirigibug is a monster found in Pikmin 2 for the Nintendo GameCube. This is a tricky monster, it would drop bombs trying to blow up Olimar's Pikmin. It is found in several caves, it can't ever be found above ground. In the battle stage Hostile Teritory there are a few of them. It also appeared in a few Challenge Levels. He needs three balloons to stay afloat. One Purple Pikmin takes it down, call it back so the bomb does not blow the Pikmin up. Then throw it on it again, to this over until it is out of health. It is also a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii.
"This creature floats effortlessly through the air using gas-filled balloons. Both its appearance and its nature are antagonistic. And it is the only variant of its species in this ecosystem. It may be best to consider the possibility that it somehow wandered into this ecosystem from an entirely alien one. Positive proof does not exist at this point, but that is how the creature is currently classified."
"Pull off the balloonlike air sacs, mince the meaty abdomen, and shape it into small cakes. Pan-sear the cakes until crusted, but be careful not to overcook the delicate meat. When ready to serve, garnish the plate with the vibrant air sacs. Even the most discerning dinner guest will be dazzled by the colorful presentation!"
Super Smash Bros. Series
"A dangerous, offensive-minded creature. It uses balloons to keep it afloat as it flies through the air and dropsthumb|link=File:Careening_Dirigibug.jpg bomb-rocks on ground- bound prey. These bomb-rocks sometimes turn out to be duds, but since the slightest stimulus can set these things off, the utmost care should be taken when dealing with them."