This page has to do with the organization of the Taxonomy Project and shows a listing of different Taxa. The cannonity of this page is disputable.
- 1 Red Bulborb
- 2 Blue Bulborb
- 3 Green Bulborb
- 4 Purple Bulborb
- 5 Yellow Bulborb
- 6 Ninja bulborb
- 7 Hairy Bulborb
- 8 Orange Bulborb
- 9 Spotty Bulbear
- 10 Dwarf Bulbear
- 11 Fiery Bulblax
- 12 Emperor Bulblax
- 13 Empress Bulblax
- 14 Bulborb Larva
- 15 Water Dumple
- 16 Dino Bulborb
- 17 Sandy Bulborb
- 18 Brown Bulborb
- 19 Bloated Bulborb
- 20 Jungle Bulborb
- 21 Ghostly Bulborb
- 22 Jade Bulborb
- 23 Freshwater Bulborb
- 24 Peach Bulborb
- 25 Zombie Bulborb
- 26 Mutated Bulborb
- 27 Ivey Bulborb
- 28 Glitter Bulborb
- 29 Aquatic Hairy Bulborb
- 30 Icey Bulblax
- 31 Watery Bulblax
- 32 Sticky Bulblax
- 33 Supersonic Bulblax
- 34 Acidic Bulblax
- 35 Chemical Bulblax
- 36 Bomborb
- 37 Bomblax
- 38 Gaspook
- 39 Blaspook
- 40 Flying Bulblax
- 41 Darkfreeze Bulblax
- 42 Horned Bulblax
- 43 Doomy Bulbax
- 44 Aura Bulbax
- 45 Toxic Bulblax
- 46 Ghastly Emperor Bulblax
- 47 Rockborb
- 48 Red Bulbear
- 49 Green Bulbear
- 50 Emperor Bulbear
- 51 Empress Bulbear
- 52 Giga Bulbear
- 53 Orange Empress Bulblax
- 54 Sausageborb
- 55 Ghastly Empress Bulblax
- 56 Icey Dumple
- 57 Toxic Dumple
- 58 Magma Dumple
- 59 Dino Dumple
- 60 Sky Dumple
- 61 Darkfreeze Dumple
- 62 Penance Grub-dog
- 63 Galactic Bulblax
- 64 Titan Bulblax
- 65 Darkfreeze Dumple
- 66 Jungle Dumple
- 67 Mushroomy Bulborb
- 68 Cheesecracker Bulborb
- 69 Blaze Bulborb
- 70 Sudoric Bulblax
- Main article: Red Bulborb
Oculus kageyamii russus
The Red Bulborb is probably the most famous enemy in Pikmin and Pikmin 2, and is often just as much a staple for the games as the Pikmin themselves. The Red Bulborb was originally known as the Spotty Bulborb, but as other Bulborb variations were discovered, all with spots, it was renamed.Red Bulborbs, like most Bulborbs, are largely nocturnal creatures and prefer to spend the daytime sleeping. They have a slow reaction time and can be overwhelmed by a large enough force, but caution should always be observed, as these gluttonous predators can swallow as many as five Pikmin at once. Attacking from behind will usually yield the best results, though the safest method is often just to toss heavy Purple Pikmin onto its back. Bulborbs are also surprisingly apathetic creatures, and won't wake from their sleep if one of their own is under attack.
- Main article: Blue Bulborb
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Blue Bulborbs are usually different depending on the game they're in. In Pikmin: Distant Planet and PikSpore, they are simply a blue recolor of the Red Bulborb, sometimes with increased health. In Pikmin:Redemption, they are slightly different creatures with webbed feet and gills, adapting to the water. In Pikmin Wii, they live in water and pretend to sleep, only to viciously pursue and jump on your Pikmin when approached.
- Main article: Green Bulborb
Oculus kageyamii greenus
The Green Bulborb is a smaller species of Grub-dog, about the same size as a Bulbmin leader. Like the Bulbmin leader, it patrols the area, hunting in packs.
- Main article: Purple Bulborb
Oculus kageyamii violeta
These bulborbs are about the size of one on Pikmin 2's small Emperor Bulblaxes. They are actually female Red Bulborbs. They're heavy sleepers, so you can beat up on them from behind for a good couple of seconds before they start to retaliate. The problem is, once they've been woken up they won't go back to sleep. They'll just stand up on their legs and look around to make sure there's not a threat nearby. With their large mouths they can swallow many Pikmin at once, and after they take more than 50% of damage they'll begin to roar, which calls Bulborb Larva out of the ground to attack. This powerful creature could almost be considered a boss itself, but rather like certain powerful enemies in the first Pikmin games, it is more of a mini-boss.
- Main article: Yellow Bulborb
Oculus kageyamii flavus
The Yellow Bulborb is a creature very similar to the Red Bulborb in behavior, but it has adapted to live in arid climates. It can go for four months without water.
Oculus kageyamii flavus
The Yellow Bulborb is a very unique Grubdog being diurnal, and similarly to the Bulbear it will fake it's death.
- Main article: Ninja Bulborb
The shady counterpart to the bulborb. They can see greatly in the dark and they love to hide. Bring your titan pikmin to detect their strike or else you will be in trouble.
- Main article: Hairy Bulborb
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Hairy Bulborbs are enemies exclusive to Pikmin 2. A Bulborb variant which shares many traits with the Red Bulborb, Hairy Bulborbs are mostly white, with a brown nose and blue spots. The most notable characteristic of this particular subspecies is a plume of fluffy white hair on the creature's back, which insulates its body as an adaption to a colder habitat, and it falls off in battle.Hairy Bulborbs behave similarly to Red Bulborbs, but are slightly more aggressive and more resilient to attack. They can still be overpowered with a large army of Pikmin.
- Main article: Orange Bulborb
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The Orange Bulborb is another enemy in Pikmin 2. Its appearance closely resembles that of other Bulborbs, but this particular variant sports an orange rump with black spots and a black face. Its yellow, bloodshot eyes are an indicator of this dangerous creature's vicious temperament.As with other Bulborbs, you will usually find this animal snoozing. It does not have any particular resistances or special attacks, and can't stuff any more Pikmin into its mouth than its relatives, but approach with caution: as you will see from experience, Orange Bulborbs are especially easy to wake from a nap, and can often be extremely difficult to defeat without losing any Pikmin, even when using traditional Bulborb-fighting tactics.
- Main article: Spotty Bulbear
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Spotty Bulbears are creatures in both Pikmin games which resemble Bulborbs in appearance, but are not identical. They are a bit shorter, with rounded snouts, large chapped lips, and a wide mouth which allows them to gobble up many more Pikmin. From a distance, they are easily distinguishable by their tan faces and black bodies with red spots. You will often see a Spotty Bulbear being followed by a group of Dwarf Bulbears.These beasts slept most of the time in Pikmin 1, but still posed a realistic threat, as they were a good deal tougher than Spotty (Red) Bulborbs. In Pikmin 2, they are wide-awake during daytime hours, making them all the more dangerous. Instead of passively waiting for food to wander by, Bulbears will traverse set patrol routes while hunting, which can sometimes lead them in the direction of your camp. You should never leave Pikmin unattended in Bulbear territory unless you're familiar with its patrol path. Attacking a Bulbear can be especially difficult if it is being followed by Dwarf Bulbears, as they will quickly devour any Pikmin that fall to the ground. Mature Bulbears are also one of two enemies in Pikmin 2 that can revive itself after shortly after being felled, so make haste in disposing of the body.
- Main article: Dwarf Bulbear
Like the Spotty Bulbear, the Dwarf Bulbear appears in both Pikmin games. They resemble miniature Spotty Bulbears, but unlike Dwarf Bulborbs, are actually juvenile Bulbears. Bulbears in particular are known for hunting along set patrol routes in search for prey, but these immature grub-dogs do not yet have established routes, and thus rely on their parent to guide them towards food.
When by themselves, Dwarf Bulbears will behave just like Dwarf Bulborbs, hungrily sniffing at the ground while waiting for Pikmin to pass by, but they have a much higher reaction time than Dwarf Bulborbs and will not return to their original position after being disturbed. If an adult Bulbear happens to stroll by, these eager young creatures will bark and immediately fall into line behind the beast. Large numbers of Dwarf Bulbears can gather quickly in this way, so it's best to pick them off individually before they get the chance to clump. Sometimes the Bulbear is hidden, but you can tell it's there if the Dwarf Bulbear(s) are sniffing back and forth at a rapid pace and occasionally barking and walking forward a bit.
- Main article: Fiery Bulblax
The Fiery Bulblax is found only in Pikmin 2, and is a rather odd-looking creature. Its entire body has a melted appearance, and one of its eyes is smaller than the other, possibly an eye tic (this, along with it's strange shape may be a reference to another Nintendo character: "King K. Rool" from the Donkey Kong series). This mean-looking creature's skin secretes chemicals which combust upon exposure to oxygen, setting its body aflame.Only Red Pikmin can withstand the blaze this creature's body produces. However, if lured into water, the flames can be extinguished, making it a prime target for Blue Pikmin. Purple Pikmin can deal damage and potentially stun the Bulblax simply by being thrown, so they work well in any situation provided they're called back before they burn to death. Whichever strategy is used, use of a spray is advisable to avoid losing any Pikmin to this walking inferno. It's also possible to slay this beast with your captains if you have the Scorch Guard, especially useful on the second sublevel of the Cavern of Chaos, where there are three of these creatures.
- Main article: Emperor Bulblax
The Emperor Bulblax is the final boss in the first Pikmin game. It lies dormant in its arena at The Final Trial stage until you approach, where it will wake up and hobble after your Pikmin. This beast resembles a flabby yellow Bulborb with small red eyes and a large, moss-covered backside.
Its attacks include licking the ground with its tongue (with the intent to eat any Pikmin that happen to be there), licking its face (to get rid of offending Pikmin), and jumping high into the air to crush and shake off Pikmin. The safest strategy by far is to have yellow Pikmin grab nearby bomb-rocks and have the Bulblax ingest them (without your Pikmin still holding onto them, of course). The more rocks in one gulp, the better. The explosion is enough to stun the titanic grub-dog, presenting the perfect opportunity to attack its fleshy face. Repeat this and a win is assured.The Emperor Bulblax appears again in Pikmin 2, though this time is much smaller, much weaker, and much more common, appearing in multiple caves, sometimes twice in the same sublevel. Although it still possesses its signature rock-hard hide, it is significantly less mossy.
- Main article: Empress Bulblax
The Empress Bulblax is a boss-class enemy in the Pikmin 2 game. It resembles a cross between a Red Bulborb and a gargantuan termite queen. Its girth has its head and legs dangling in the air, and it appears to be unable to eat on its own as it never once takes a bite at your Pikmin.
The Empress Bulblax seems to be vulnerable on all parts of its body, but attacking the head is easily the safest way to go about it. After a while, it will shake off any hostile Pikmin and roll left and right, crushing anything underneath and sometimes causing boulders to fall from the ceiling. It is one of the few bosses that can vary depending on where you encounter it, since later dungeons have the Empress continuously giving birth to ravenous Bulborb Larvae before and during the battle. The Bulblax can only be petrified if you release the spray on the middle of the monster's elongated torso.
- Main article: Bulborb Larva
Bulborb Larvae are only seen in Pikmin 2. These newly-born Bulborbs are without legs and do not yet have the unique color patterns that the adults display, but have white bodies with yellowish faces and what appear to be small pink tails.These tiny creatures have exceptionally low vitality, being able to be killed with a single hit, but it is not advised that you make an attempt at them with your Pikmin, as the larvae eat them with incredible speed. Captains are usually used to deal with swarms of them. The little monsters are continuously born from Empress Bulblaxes located on Sublevel 8 of the Frontier Cavern, Sublevel 11 of the Hole of Heroes, and Sublevel 4 of the Emperor's Realm in Challenge Mode. Only a certain amount can be born, though it is a great sum to comprehend, and if you destroy enough of them, the Empress Bulblax may wake up and start giving birth again. They burst upon being defeated, meaning you cannot carry them back to the Research Pod, but they will sometimes release nectar for your Pikmin.
- Main article: Water Dumple
Water Dumples are enemies in both Pikmin games. They are part of the Grub-dog family, and while they may look different, in fact they act very similar to Bulborbs. They are most commonly found in the water, but can survive on the land as well. They resemble blue shellfish with relatively large mouths.
Water Dumples are defeated somewhat easily as long as you take caution and swarm them. Just like Bulborbs, Purple Pikmin will work well if you can find this creature on land. This creature can also be easily defeated by captains, as it has low health, and the Rocket Fist will do impressive damage on its last punch.
- Main article: Dino Bulborb
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The Dino Bulborb is the ancient ancestor of all grub-dogs. It is only found in the Lost Land, and is extinct everywhere else. It has sharp fangs, red eyes and yellow skin with green spots, and acts exactly the same as the Red Bulborb.
- Main article: Sandy Bulborb
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The Sandy Bulborb is an anomaly in the grub-dog family. Being composed of mostly sand and grit, its body collapses into a pile upon death. It is debated whether this creature is even a true grub-dog or not.
- Main article: Brown Bulborb
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Another species similar to the Red Bulborb, the Brown Bulborb rolls around in mud to cool itself during the dry season. The mud sticks to its skin and hardens, giving its body large black splotches.
- Main article: Bloated Bulborb
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The Bloated Bulborb is dark green and is incredibly slow due to its gluttony, but has a little more health than the average Bulborb. Along with its green skin it also has two extra canines on each side of its mouth next to the existing ones to help it eat more, chew faster and slash its prey apart. It will also eat smaller creatures to restore its own health.
- Main article: Jungle Bulborb
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A rare species of grub-dog that lives in rainforests, the Jungle Bulborb is a deadly killer that can regurgitate its own stomach acid if awakened. Its back is covered in armor and moss, shielding its primary weak spot from attackers, and it can eat several Pikmin. It was once believed that these were juvenile Emperor Bulblaxes, though DNA analysis has proved otherwise.
- Main article: Ghostly Bulborb
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The Ghostly Bulborb is the spirit of a deceased Red Bulborb. Instead of its red and white color, it has a grey body with purple spots and gleaming yellow eyes and it has lost its legs in exchange for a ghostly tail. It attacks the same way a Red Bulborb would, but it can now go through walls and other obstacles in its way. It abhors the touch of light, and will dissipate into Dark Matter if it touches light.
- Main article: Jade Bulborb
A bulborb that shoots shards of jade at enemies.
- Main article: Freshwater Bulborb
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A grub-dog similar to the aquatic Blue Bulborb.
- Main article: Peach Bulborb
Oculus kageyamii obesa
Another fat bulborb.
- Main article: Zombie Bulborb
a zombie bulborb.
- Main article: Mutated Bulborb
A mutated bulborb
- Main article: Ivey Bulborb
Oculus kageyamii posimas
A Bulborb with ivy on its back
- Main article: Glitter Bulborb
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Aquatic Hairy Bulborb
- Main article: Aquatic Hairy Bulborb
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A Hairy bulborb that lives in the water and has "creatures" living in its hair.
- Main article: Icey Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + ice = this
- Main article: Watery Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + water = this
- Main article: Sticky Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + sticky = this
- Main article: Supersonic Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + electricity = this
- Main article: Acidic Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + acid = this
Main article: Chemical Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + chemicals = this
Main Article: Bomborb
A Red Bulborb infected with many mind controlling parasites that will explode when it dies.
- Main article: Bomblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + bombs = this
- Main article: Gaspook
A possessed Bulborb skull that shoots poison.
- Main article: Blaspook
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A Bulborb skeleton that shoots fire.
- Main article: Flying Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + red bull = this
- Main article: Darkfreeze Bulblax
- Main article: Horned Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire - legs = this
- Main article: Doomy Bulbax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + DOOM! - 'l' = this
- Main article: Aura Bulblax
Fiery Bulblax - fire + Aura = this
- Main article: Toxic Bulblax
Oculus supremus poisonus
Emperor Bulblax + poison = this
Ghastly Emperor Bulblax
- Main article: Ghastly Emperor Bulblax
Oculus supremus deceasae
A dead Emperor bulblax
- Main article: Rockborb
Oculus Kageyamii Stonus
A Bulborb that is completly invincible except should Cyan Pikmin attack it, for some reason.
- Main article: Red Bulbear
Occulus terribilis russus
A nocturnal species of Bulbear.
- Main article: Green Bulbear
Oculus terribilis viridius
What a Spotty Bulbear is to Dwarf Bulbears, this is to Spotty Bulbear.
- Main article: Emperor Bulbear
A slower, weaker Emperor Bulblax
- Main article: Empress Bulbear
Oculus terribilis matriarcha
A recolor of the Empress bulblax? I don't know.
- Main article: Giga Bulbear
Oculus terribilis supremus
A really, really, really big bulbear.
Orange Empress Bulblax
- Main article: Orange Empress Bulblax
Oculus matriarcha orangium
An empress bulblax, but it eats pikmin.
- Main article: Sausageborb
A fat bulborb that burrows.
Ghastly Empress Bulblax
- Main article: Ghastly Empress Bulblax
Oculus matriarcha deceasae
A dead empress Bulblax
- Main article: Icey Dumple
Water Dumple + ice trail = this
- Main article: Toxic Dumple
Water Dumple + poison trail = this
- Main article: Magma Dumple
The Magma Dumple is a relative of the Water Dumple that developed tougher skin to suit normally intolerable conditions. It has a bright red shade, and usually hangs out around or within pools of boiling lava. Despite the fact that they can survive in lava, this is only because of their outer layer of skin. After they take a single hit, any surrounding magma will instantly burn through the beast.
- Main article: Dino Dumple
A slower version of the Water Dumple that eats Pikmin at a faster rate.
- Main article: Sky Dumple
Sticky, harmless, flying dumples.
- Main article: Darkfreeze Dumple
Dumples able to freeze pikmin.
- Main article: Penance Grub-dog
The ultimate grub-dog.
- Main article: Galactic Bulblax
The ultimate grub-dog.
- Main article: Titan bulblax
The ultimate grub-dog.This can be considered the toughest so far as the battle with this beast extends into 2 games,and caused olimar great injurys
- Main article: Darkfreeze Dumple
Dumples able to freeze pikmin.
- Main article: Jungle Dumple
Acid shooting dumple with legs.
- Main article: Mushroomy Bulborb
Oculus Kageyamii Cursus
A Bulborb that was afflicted by Puffstool spores
Oculus Kageyamii Cheecrackeriimus
Like the Cheesecracker Puffle, the Cheesecracker Bulborb is really fat. These Bullborbs are the size, and the health size of four Red Bullborbs.