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.
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
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"Thought to be a malformed larval Mamuta."
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."
"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.