The Smoky Progg is a creature in the Pikmin series that serves as an optional boss found in the Distant Spring in Pikmin.

This creature is an unique specimen that is a malformed larval Mamuta which is not related in appearance at all to the Smoky Progg due to its malformation.

Pikmin series



Any Pikmin type can be used to defeat the Smoky Progg. Unlike most enemies in the Pikmin series, the Smoky Progg will head directly to the Onions as it hatches from its egg. Olimar must throw Pikmin at its head, but not at its back as the trail of poisonous gas the Smoky Progg leave behind itself while moving will kill any Pikmin instantly. Once it has reached the Onions, the Smoky Progg will patrol around the three Onions making the process of using all of their functions harder as it will kill all Pikmin that exit or get near the Onion he is currently close to. When killed, it will drop a golden pearl which, if carried to an Onion, will produce 100 Pikmin seeds.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Smoky Progg appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Novice Support Spirit that allows the player to start the fight with an Unira when equiped.

No. Image Name Class Slot Cost Ability Acquisition
Smoky Progg
Smoky Progg 1 Unira Equipped
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Battle via World of Light


Reel notes

"Thought to be a malformed larval Mamuta."

Guide Book

This is information shown in the Guide book:

"Some say that this is a larval version of Mamuta that was unable to complete the transformation. But, as with Mamuta, the Piku-Lord is shrouded in mystery."

Ship Log

"This hideous beast comes from a strange, hard egg. Its mollusc-like body is wrapped in an unpleasant gas that suffocates any Pikmin that inhales it. Attacking its head is successful, but it's best to eliminate in egg form."

Nintendo Player's Guide Description

"The defeated smoky progg pearl can produce one hundred new Pikmin. The ghostly creature's egg disappears from the Distant Spring after Day 15. If you find the egg, attack it until it shakes, then quickly retreat and follow the hatched progg to your landing site. Relentlessly toss Pikmin at its head and stay out of its path."


  • Out of all the enemies in the Pikmin series, Smoky Progg breeds the most if its pearl is carried back to the onion, making a hundred newborns.
  • The Smoky Progg is the first Spirit encountered in the World of Light mode of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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