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He's a bit of a nut job.

Wilson, examining a Piko

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I wonder if he likes tea parties.

Webber, examining an Orange Piko

The Piko is a neutral Mob exclusive to the Don't Starve: Hamlet DLC. There is also an orange variant called the Orange Piko.

Both Piko and Orange Piko spawn from Tea Trees, and seem more likely to spawn near clumps of several trees growing close together. They do not seem to spawn from tea trees planted by the player, unless one is caught in a trap and put on the ground near that tree. After a few seconds, the Piko will run up the nearest tree, "infesting" it with Piko.

If an item is dropped on the ground (either edible or not) near a Piko or Orange Piko, there is a chance that it will stock it in its cheeks and flee with it. It is common when you chop a Tea Tree that Pikos may spawn or race in from nearby trees and steal one of your Logs, Twigs, or Seed Pods. Take caution not to drop stacks of an item, as one Piko is able to steal it all.

During a Full Moon or Aporkalypse, Pikos will glow, their eyes turn red and they become aggressive. In addition, an attack from a Piko or Orange Piko will, like frogs, cause the item in the leftmost slot of the inventory bar to drop from the player's inventory. After said item is on the ground, the Piko/Orange Piko prioritizes storing the item in its cheeks and retreating to its home Tea Tree.

Pikos can be caught using a Trap. During a Full Moon, carrying a captured Piko will cause the player to emit a reddish glow, similar to the effects of eating a Glow Berry.

Icon Tools.png Usage[edit | edit source]

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Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Be very careful when chopping Tea Trees at night with a Lantern on the ground. Pikos might steal it, and without any other light sources you will be completely vulnerable to Charlie.
  • Player can infest a tree with Pikos by releasing any captured piko nearby and letting it climb the tree.
  • Using an item to bait a Piko is an easy way to kill them, as they prioritize retrieving the item and running away with it rather than running from players when approached. Players can get free hits on Pikos as they run toward the item. If the Piko picked up the item, the player can retrieve it by killing the Piko, as they run toward a given Tea Tree in a predictable straight line.
    • Pikos cannot pick up backpacks, but will relentlessly try to anyways, making for very effective bait.
  • Interestingly, Abigail hates Pikos and will attack them if they are too near. An easy way to farm them for morsels.

Mosquito.png Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Pikos can hide in Tree stumps as if the tree was still present and will thus run up an invisible tree and disappear.
  • If dropped in a shop, game can crash.
  • if it tries to get a wet sunken object, you hitting it makes it walk on water. once it is on water, it will try to get back to its tea tree, but you have to hit it again for it to get back on land. you cannot use this to retrieve wet sunken objects as if you do it will stay as a wet sunken object, but on land.
  • Pikos will try to steal Backpack and other things which add inventory slots.
  • If you kill a Piko just before it gets trapped it provides you with a morsel and a trapped Piko.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The use of Orange Pikos in making Tea and Iced Tea is a pun on orange pekoe tea.
  • The Piko may be loosely based off of the real-life pika, who are known to steal food from its own kind, and pica, an eating disorder characterized by the consumption of inedible items.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

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