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Swarming Sheargrub

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This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Swarming Sheargrub" article for more canonical information.
Swarming Sheargrub
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Scientific Name Unknown
Family Mandiblard
Areas Tropical Wilds
Challenge Mode Levels Beastly Caverns, Tropical Wilds Remix
Carry Weight 1
Max. Carriers 1 Pikmin
Seed Worth 1
Value 5 Pokos
Attacks Weighs down objects

The Swarming Sheargrub is a green sheargrub with red eyes found in Pikmin 3. It, in every way excluding size and color, resembles a Female Sheargrub. They are known to follow Pikmin from a distance and can distract an entire squad as a result.

They move around in swarms at high speed (fastest of any known Mandiblard). They have no form of offense but can move quickly, taking any attacking Pikmin with them. Once they come across any nectar, they will consume it and grow in size. Most swarms come in groups of seven.

When they spot a salvagable object—such as a fruit, pellet, or carcass—they will jump and sit on top of it, weighing it down, requiring more Pikmin to carry the object. The larger they are, the more they will weigh.