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Burrowing Snagret

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Burrowing Snagret
A Burrowing Snagret as it appears in Pikmin 3.
Official artwork of the Burrowing Snagret from Pikmin 3.
Universe Pikmin
Debut Pikmin (2001)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Pikmin 3 Deluxe (2020)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo GameCube
Article on Pikipedia Burrowing Snagret

The Burrowing Snagret (ヘビガラス, Snake Crow) is an enemy from the Pikmin series.


The Burrowing Snagret as it appears in Pikmin 3.

The Burrowing Snagret first appeared in the original Pikmin, serving as the basis for its trophy in Brawl. Its later design in Pikmin 3 serves as the basis for its appearances in both SSB4 and Ultimate. Within the Pikmin games, the Burrowing Snagret is a strong enemy and occasional boss that attacks by ambushing prey from underground and pecking at anything within reach. Though there are related species that fully emerge from the ground to chase their prey, the Burrowing Snagret chooses to remain at least partially buried at all times. In Pikmin 3, it not only pecks at both the leaders and their Pikmin, but can also pin them down and regurgitate them as a form of attack.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Burrowing Snagret makes its Smash debut in Brawl as a randomly-acquired trophy.


The Burrowing Snagret trophy in Brawl
Burrowing Snagret

A member of the snavian family with a birdlike head and a snakelike neck and body. An underground dweller, the snagret makes sudden strikes aboveground to capture surface-dwelling prey. It uses its beak to scoop up daily nutrition and can snatch up three Pikmin at once—a relatively small amount made deadly by its strike speed. No one has ever seen its tail.

GameCube: Pikmin
GameCube: Pikmin 2

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

The Burrowing Snagret appears once again as a trophy, but only in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.


The Burrowing Snagret trophy in for Wii U
Burrowing Snagret
Ntsc A foot-long bird doesn't sound all that large, but when you're the size of a Pikmin, a foot is massive! This member of the avian family will emerge from underground, hunting for Pikmin, its favorite snack. Act fast—or this bird of prey will prey on your poor Pikmin!
Pal A strange creature that looks like it's part bird and part snake. At 35cm in length, it's fairly small by our standards, but for Pikmin, it's a towering monster! Another thing that makes it monstrous is that it sees Pikmin as a nutritious meal. If you're not careful, it'll pop out of the ground and gobble them up before you know it!
GameCube: Pikmin (12/2001)
Wii U: Pikmin 3 (08/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

The Burrowing Snagret in Ultimate.

When summoned, the Burrowing Snagret waits a short while and then starts wildly pecking in front of itself. It then burrows into the ground and reappears in a random spot (including on platforms), repeating this routine several times before disappearing. Although it cannot be grabbed and has flinch resistance, it can be stunned and left open for attack, and is one of the many Assist Trophies that can be KO'd. Training Mode describes its Assist Trophy: Pecks at opponents with its beak.

The Burrowing Snagret cannot be summoned on Brinstar Depths, Cloud Sea of Alrest, Mute City SNES, Pilotwings, Pokémon Stadium, Spirit Train, and Venom.


The Burrowing Snagret also appears as an Ace-class primary spirit.

The Burrowing Snagret can be summoned using the cores of Raphael the Raven and Rattly.

The Burrowing Snagret uses a Giant Charizard puppet fighter and is fought on the Garden of Hope stage. During the battle, the Burrowing Snagret appears as a hostile Assist Trophy and the Pitfall items appear, referencing the Burrowing Snagret's nature to burrow underground.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Burrowing Snagret.png
Burrowing Snagret
★★★ 2 3095 9288 1562 4687 1304 3913 Speed ↓ Pikmin Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ヘビガラス Snake Crow
UK English Burrowing Snagret
France French Snabrek fouisseur Burrowing Snavian
Germany German Gemeiner Schnapper Common Snatcher
Spain Spanish Tagarote escurridizo Elusive Sparrowhawk
Italy Italian Vermentilla squamata Scaly Vermentilla
China Chinese (Simplified) 蛇鳞鸦 Scaled Snake Crow
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 蛇鱗鴉 Scaled Snake Crow
South Korea Korean 뱀까마귀 Snake Crow
Netherlands Dutch Wroetende sleiger
Russia Russian Норный цапель Burrowing Heron