Nutskis (ポックリ Pokkuri) are new enemies introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising. They resemble one eyed acorn-like creatures with a pair a leaves on each side that gives it the ability to fly. They are generally considered the lowest ranking and most common grunts in the Forces of Nature and can be considered an equivalent to the Monoeyes from the Underworld Army. They made their debut in the chapter Viridi, Goddess of Nature as one of the many newly introduced enemies. They also gain a notably more heroic appearance in the chapter The Aurum Brain where they assist Pit by carrying his platform to the Aurum Brain.
Nutskis primarily attack by turning upside down and shooting out a projectile, ether a single large one or a barrage of smaller ones. Nutskis are somewhat eccentric creatures in combat, often flying in erratic patterns to make shots harder to hit. They are also tricky, for some will hide in crevices and holes and ambush Pit with a stray projectile. Despite this, Nutskis lack defenses like the other members of the Forces of Nature and can be generally killed with a powerful enough shot.
Nutskis are common enemies in the Forces of Nature-based chapters, appearing in both land and air battles. They first appear in Viridi, Goddess of Nature.
A basic grunt in the Forces of Nature. It uses its leaves to fly, shooting whenever it turns itself upside down. Viridi created Nutski by removing a chestnut from its shell and blessing it with a miracle. Tastes great if you can get past its being sentient.
Nutskis appear in the 3DS version as an enemy in the Smash Run.
A grunt in the Forces of Nature from Kid Icarus: Uprising. It was created by Viridi when she removed a chestnut from its shell and blessed it. In Smash Run, they move quickly and in difficult-to-predict ways. When fighters get close, they'll flip upside down and fire three seeds.