The Quaggled Mireclops is a boss in Pikmin 3, it is the fifth major boss encountered in the Story Mode and the second from the Garden of Hope. It resembles a massive chunk of land (complete with plant life and crystals growing on it) that is supported by three enormous hooved legs, making it a tripedal creature. It walks around much like creatures from the Arachnorb family. When first found, the boss' only vulnerable part—its plant-like bulb near its teapot-like mouth—is encased in a Crystal, which must be broken by Rock Pikmin. When the boss stomps on the muddy terrain that makes up its entire arena, it leaves a depression that is filled with water, presenting the threat of drowning to any non-Blue Pikmin. Upon its defeat, it will relinquish the Wayward Moon and Captain Louie which is a required item to further the story.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Trophy of the Quaggled Mireclops as seen in the Wii U version.

The Quaggled Mireclops appears as a trophy in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Trophy Description

  • "A gigantic creature that appears in Pikmin 3. It's so large that it has often been mistaken for a forest. It's pretty docile until its crystal head is attacked, at which point it goes on a rampage! It'll lose its balance if the hooves are attacked. Be careful though—it likes to slurp up Pikmin with its tongue."


  • The The Quaggled Mireclops is the largest known creature in the Pikmin series, also making it the largest boss, which is a striking comparison to the previous boss, the Scornet Maestro, which is the smallest boss.
  • The Quaggled Mireclops is one of 4 bosses which require a certain type of Pikmin to defeat. The others are the Goolix, Waterwraith, and Armored Mawdad.
  • The Quaggled Mireclops is the first ever Pikmin enemy whose remains become a permanent part of the environment after death.
  • The crystal on the top of the Quaggled Mireclops is considered by the game's file as an unique entity known under the name of Mireclops Crystal which possess its unique propreties.
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