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Male Sheargrub

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Male Sheargrub The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Himeagea mandibulosa
Family Mandiblard
Areas Forest of Hope, Forest Navel, Awakening Wood, Tropical Wilds, Mushroom Valley, Back-and-Forth Road, Cherrystone Pass, Glowing Bloom Pond, Echo Cavern, Springpetal Cave, Lights in the Darkness, Sizzling Precipice, Freezing Wasteland, Frozen Hazard
Caves Hole of Beasts, White Flower Garden, Snagret Hole, Glutton's Kitchen, Hole of Heroes
Challenge Mode Twilight Garden, Cave of Snarls, Rumbling Grotto
Carry Weight 1
Max. Carriers 1
Seed Worth 2
P2 Poko Value Poko × 2
P3 Value P3 icon poko.png P3 icon spirit.png × 5
Attacks Eats Pikmin, destroys stick bridges

Male Sheargrubs can easily be distinguished from Female Sheargrubs by their dark purple color and large mandibles. Unlike the females, which are believed to scavenge dead Pikmin, Male Sheargrubs are predatory and extremely aggressive, attacking leaders and Pikmin when the opportunity presents itself. Sheargrubs have lost both their legs and wings in an odd twist of evolution, and have adapted to a life spent mostly underground. Sheargrubs, both male and female, will also deconstruct any nearby stick bridges, which makes defeating these pesky creatures soon after landing a top priority to avoid having to rebuild them. These creatures are also related to the Shearwig, in that they share families.

Like some other mandiblards, Male Sheargrubs can regenerate health while buried and are able to fully regenerate in seconds, just like the Female Sheargrubs. If little of their health remains, they return to their original spot to bury to heal, and when their health grows high enough, they come out again if there are any prey nearby.


Olimar's notes

"This specimen is a male sheargrub. Having lost both legs and wings, the male burrows into the soil and waits to ambush small creatures that pass by. This beast's mandibles can be dangerous, making creatures such as Pikmin easy prey."

Louie's notes

"Spread several specimens in the bottom of a casserole dish and layer with sliced avocado. Bake until the meat is choice and the cheese is lusciously browned."

In fanon-games

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Pikmin 4: The World to Free

Male Sheargrub
Scientific name Himeagea mandibulosa
Family Mandiblard
Areas The Forest of Beginnings, Blooming Oak Trash Kingdom
Carry Weight 1
Max. Carriers 2
Seed Worth 4
Poko Value Poko × 5
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Tike's notes

"These stubborn pests do nothing worse than eat up my Pikmin's bridges. I must seek out for them on my radar quick or else that bridge is supper tonight. These creature's counterparts of the females also eat up bridges. It makes me wonder: why do the males hunt down Pikmin if they eat the bridges? Maybe the males have bigger appetites?"

Alice's notes

"Very cute but stubborn. They also don't know how to treat their women. Seriously you don't share your food, You eat Pikmin while they can't, and you sit there allowing our Pikmin to kill them while you just target your nearest prey. Talk about a bad husband. However, after 500 years of neglectfulness they caused, don't we all think they would fight back? Thinking about it, it is just their culture I guess."

Captain Pikmin's notes

"Defeating then is easy but tracking them isn't. Make sure you've got your sheargrub finding equipment on to prevent them from tearing apart our bridges."

Pikmin TCG

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The Male Sheargrub appears once so far in the Pikmin TCG. It cannot be attacked unless it attacks. This makes it a weaker Burrowing Snagret.

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom

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Pikmin Forever

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In Pikmin Forever, Male Sheargrubs have better graphics and interact differently in different environments. A Male Sheargrubs eyes will give off a small glow in dark areas. A Male Sheargrubs pincers will also vary from each specimen, with one being blunter and another having more of a sawtoothed edge. Male Sheargrubs can be lured far from their spawn point, and if a captain/Pikmin goes out of its range, it will burrow into the ground and that will become its new spawn point. If it is lured and left on a hard material such as rock, it will seek out a softer material such as dirt and burrow into it. Male Sheargrubs fight much like they did in the first 2 games, but they will react differently with the surrounding vegetation. Leaving them on an underground area with glow stems present will make them either burrow into the ground or they will gather around the glowstems for a while before burrowing. They will generally target mushroom Pikmin and captains more often than other Pikmin. When their health is low, they will burrow underground and start regenerating health, but if you throw a purple Pikmin on the spot they will pop out and be dazed for a bit.