- This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Bug-Eyed Crawmad" article for more canonical information.
|Areas|| Garden of Hope|
|Carry Weight|| 12|
|Max. Carriers|| 25 Pikmin|
|Seed Worth|| 20|
The Bug-Eyed Crawmad is a miniboss that appears in Pikmin 3, twice in Story mode and both times in the Garden of Hope. Its appearance is similar to the Hermit Crawmad, but it possesses distinctly large eyes protruding out of its head through eye-stalks. Instead of appearing from only one hole in the ground, it can switch between two different holes. It resembles stout lobster or shrimp-like crustaceans whose claws resemble those of squillas but are in fact related to hermit crabs.
The enemy sits in its burrow and is usually found around watery areas, although it can survive on dry land as well. It will peek out of its hole when prey – such as Pikmin – approach it. If a Pikmin or Leader gets too close to its dwelling, the Crawmad will attack. It attacks by charging out of its hole and grabbing prey (up to ten Pikmin at once), almost instantly devouring them. The only way to damage this enemy is to hit its eyes. Once they are both significantly damaged, it will flip over exposing its raw underbelly. Despite being one of the largest bosses in the game, it takes only twelve Pikmin to carry.
In Fanon Games
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Pikmin: The Winds of Light
|The Winds of Light
This article and/or image relates to the Non-Canon Game, Pikmin: The Winds of Light, created by EmperorRagingLongLegs.
The Bug-eyed Crawmad appears in this game as the mini-boss of the Lost Isles. Defeating it makes it drop an unnamed treasure.
The stategy is the same as in Pikmin 3. Attack both of its stalks until they go red, and it flips over. Its underside is vulnerable. Only, this time, it can summon a swarm of Female Sheargrubs and Hermit Crawmads if its health is below one quarter, and it is near sunset.