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Spotty Bulbear

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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Spotty Bulbear" article for more canonical information.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cannicus
Class Vegeterii
Family Grub-dog
Genus Oculus
Pikmin 1Pikmin 2Pikmin 3
Spotty Bulbear The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus terribilis dotticum
Family Grub-dog
Areas Distant Spring, Perplexing Pool, Distant Tundra
Caves Frontier Cavern, Glutton's Kitchen, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den
Challenge Mode Subterranean Lair, Emperor's Realm
Carry Weight 12
Max. Carriers 24
Seed Worth 20
P2 Poko Value Poko × 10
P3 Value P3 icon poko.png P3 icon spirit.png × 70
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Spotty Bulbears are creatures that resemble Red Bulborbs with a different color and stature, and larger mouths with wider lips. They are black with red spots, and their face is a creamy yellow color. Its large mouth allows it to eat Pikmin more rapidly and easily, making it a rather formidable foe. These enemies are often found with several Dwarf Bulbears following them, which are supposed to follow this guardian as a source of protection and general aid. Some Spotty Bulbears, when defeated, revive themselves after death; after what might be minutes, they will return to consciousness and require a repeated kill, similar to the Gatling Groink. Spotty Bulbears are more resistant to bomb rocks than other grub-dogs, and if they can't reach the place their prey is at, they just stomp their foot and give up instead of trying forever.

Some of these creatures sleep if left alone, and have bloodshot eyes upon waking up. If their prey escapes their territory, they will return to where they were and resume sleeping. Some Spotty Bulbears have far greater maneuverability than others, as well as a less focused territory; they can move almost anywhere in most areas, below as well as above ground.

Some Bulbears, when they snatch Pikmin, stop to fling them into the air and land them down their throat. Then, it pauses for about two seconds and may burp. Other Spotty Bulbears will simply eat Pikmin. Bulbears emit a heavy, snarly breathing noise when giving chase, which can be heard from a distance, alerting prey of their presence. When in a dark area, their glowing purple eyes can also be seen from a distance. If a Bulbear spots its prey, it will now give a glance at the group, making it much easier to tell if the Bulbear can see its prey or not. In addition to all this, they can be momentarily stunned by being hit in the eye like all others Bulborbs.


Olimar's notes

"A midsize subspecies within the grub-dog family, the spotty bulbear's unique feeding habits set it apart from other grub-dogs. The spotty bulbear patrols a set path searching for prey, instead of passively feeding on creatures that wander into a limited territorial range. When entering bulbear habitat, it is wise to proceed with extreme caution until the bulbear's patrol path can be clearly identified."

Louie's notes

"For an unrivaled green curry, peel away the spotty bulbear's skin, pulverize the juicy innards, and stew until curiously fragrant."

President's notes

"This creature's patrol route and territorial nature make it great a guard for banks and other buildings."

Sagittarius's notes

"This creatures territorial nature make it aggressive against anything other than its species."

Libra's notes

"Tts dark black hide may not be very colorful but it works great in cold and humid environments."

In fanon-games

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In Pikspore, Spotty Bulbears often replace normal Bulborbs in hard mode, though they occur naturally in Foghorn Wetlands and in a few caves.

Pikmin: Ultimate Doom

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This article contains information that relates to the non-canon game Pikmin: Ultimate Doom by Wraith.

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom, the Spotty Bulbear appears at Sand Fortress on the third floor. It is quicker than on Pikmin 2, and camps in the water when startled or in danger. If the player sends a squad of Pikmin to kill it, depending on how large the team is the bulbear may choose to flee the scene. When it does, It goes twice as fast. Also, now the body of the Spotty Bulbear deteriorates after its death, leaving a group of Dwarf Bulbears in its place.


Pikmin Continues

A few Spotty Bulbears appear in Albino Fields following a Green Bulbear, but each episode, Crabbawabbaspicy gets new variants of Pikmin, one of which is a parasitic Pikmin that took over a spotty bulbear.


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Move list

  • Start - Headbutt
  • Start - Dash
  • Start - Bite
  • Lv. 10 - Crunch
  • Lv. 15 - Flatter
  • Lv. 24 - Nasty Plot
  • Lv. 25 - Creep Out
  • Lv. 30 - Earthquake
  • Lv. 35 - Ground Rumble
  • Lv. 50 - Earth Rumble
  • HM01 - Strength




Dwarf Bulbear -> Lv. 25

Pikmin 4: The World to Free

Spotty Bulbear
Scientific name Oculus terribilis dotticum
Family Grub-dog
Areas Jewel Citadel, Emperal shrine, Secret Factor
Carry Weight 12
Max. Carriers 25
Seed Worth 30
Poko Value Poko × 500
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Tike's notes

"Wow a Bulborb to be up in the morning. However they're a subspecies, so they do have their differences. They have larger mouths, and their saliva is 90 degrees. How does it tongue even last in such heat? Well, it helps the chewing process go faster I suppose. They also seem to act like captains themselves, leading clueless Dwarf bulbears the way."

Alice's notes

"I at times consider bulborbs to be kind of cute, but this guy easily is the ugly one in the family. They also are very nasty creatures, almost I can compare him to some of the nasty beasts we have in our world. At least I can give it props for being a good fighter and they're really brave. However, they aren't any smarter though..."

Captain Pikmin's notes

"Since they tend to roam then sleep, it harder to sneak on them. Plus they got those annoying hatchlings on their tails. It best to take the little ones first, but I'll be careful. The leader is packed with power and it best to find a way to distract him."