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Breadbug The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Pansaurus gluttunae
Family Breadbug
Areas The Forest Navel
Caves Glutton's Kitchen, Dream Den
Challenge Mode levels Snack Pit
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 4
P2 Poko value Poko × 3
Attacks Steals objects

The Breadbug is an enemy that resembles a bread roll in appearance and is the namesake of the Breadbug family. It does no harm to the Pikmin directly, though it can pull both small and rather large objects vital to the Pikmin into its dwelling. If Pikmin are holding onto something when the Breadbug pulls it into its nest, they will die. It has a large amount of tough blubber, making it immune to swarming. Breadbugs heal themselves completely when they drag an object into their hole, and when killed, any treasures dragged to their lair will respawn above it as it disappears. A larger version of then Breadbug called the Giant Breadbug sometimes appears alongside these enemies.

To harm this creature, Pikmin can be thrown onto them. Breadbugs holding onto objects can also be dragged to an Onion or another object with similar functionalities to inflict major damage to the creatures.


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This article contains information that relates to the non-canon game Pikspore, which was created by Neini.
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In Pikspore, Breadbugs are found in The Great Desert on even-numbered days, and are also found in Challenger's Cavern, Dirty Realm, The Dreadful Maze, and Infantile Fortress.

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, Breadbugs are found in the Decomposing Citadel. They are also found in Crystal Falls on odd-numbered days. Breadbugs appear in the cave Dark Kingdom on sublevels three and four.

Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs

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This article or section relates to Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs, a non-canon game created by Cheepy-Cheepy.
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Scientific name Pansarus gluttonae
Family Breadbug
Areas Land of Wonders, any Territory
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 5
Attacks Drags objects

Breadbugs take the same role as they did in past games: drag objects to their dens and be a pure nuisance overall. In Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs, Breadbugs have become a dominant species and their population has grown significantly. Breadbugs are found scattered around the Land of Wonders, roaming freely in their new territory. A Breadbug without a den serves as the boss of the Beginner Territory to test the player's aiming skills. The Breadbug in the Beginner Territory is the only one that will refuse to drag objects. The Breadbug is also the only species to be found throughout the Land of Wonders, found throughout every territory. Captain Olimar can assist in carrying the corpses of Breadbugs.


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Move list

  • Start - Snag
  • Start - Headbutt
  • Lv. 7 - Dash
  • Lv. 10 - Tickle
  • Lv. 15 - Trip
  • Lv. 20 - Object Psylift
  • Lv. 24 - Snatch


  • Lv. 30 - Giant Breadbug



Pikmin 4: The World to Free

Scientific name Pansarus gluttonae
Family Breadbug
Areas Trash Kingdom, Blooming oak
Challenge Mode levels TBD
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 6 seed
Poko value Poko × 500
Attacks None

Differences from Pikmin 2

Breadbugs in this game play a more important role. They happen to steal the Parashield key needed to get the boss and must be chased down. They don't come back after being defeated.

Tike's notes

"These creatures' behavior patterns are oddly different from the notes by the founder Captain Olimar. They tend to be more pesky and evil then I thought. Almost if they are stealing the keys on purpose. Nah I believe it just a coincidence, but furthermore, they seem to be able to eat 3 times their weight. Now that's something."

Alice's notes

"As a psychologist, I can sense the true feelings in animals. The breadbugs are actually kind, but greedy and careless creatures. Heesh they even eat their own kind! However, the breadbugs we found seem to have a strange pulse in them. If so, they aren't being a breadbug and I have an eerie thought they might be in trouble. Argh if only I could help them."

Captain Pikmin's notes

"Normally I have a solution to these guys, but oddly these ones are oddly clever than the ordinary breadbug. So I hate to say this, but you might have to use your own brains on this one."

Pikmin Forever

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This article or section contains information that relates to the non-canon game Pikmin Forever, which was created by Scruffy, a user on this wiki.
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In Pikmin Forever, Breadbugs have a better appearance than they do in the second game. You can see each breadbugs individual "bread lines" and their eyes give off a dim cyan glow in dark areas. A Breadbug will most likely choose a dark area to reside in, and it will come out and roam the area in search of food. It will sometimes try to drag a sleeping bulborb to its den, but the bulborb will quickly wake up and move to another location, not minding the breadbug at all. Breadbugs can be knocked over by mushroom or rock Pikmin, exposing their soft underbelly, which you can attack. They have a bit more health than a dwarf bulborb. A flipped Breadbug can also be carried to the onion, but not the ship, to deal lots of damage to it, similar to the first 2 games, although the breadbug can get up while being carried. If a breadbug carrying spoils to its den is being overpowered by Pikmin, it will drop the spoils.

Pikmin V

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This article or section contains info from the non-canon game Pikmin V, created by En Passant.
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Scientific name Oculus folliculus
Family Grub-dog
Areas Sealed Valley
Caves Secret Shelter
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 6
Health 10

Breadbugs in Pikmin V have undergone some minor-in0appearance but still significant changes. Their damage is now hardcoded: a direct hit from a normal Pikmin will do 1 damage, a direct hit from a Purple Pikmin will do 2, a small Bomb Rock will do 5, and both a large Bomb Rock and getting pulled into the Onion/Hocotate Hauler will do 10, killing it immediately. Additionally, when a Breadbug flips when hit, it completes its roll in the direction it started in, instead of rolling back to its original position to get hit again.

Brittany's notes

The eponym for the Breadbug family due to its unusully thick segments that protect it from most attacks and happen to look like a bread roll. It is a greedy scavenger who will carry anything back to its den - edible or otherwise - and store it for a later date. The den itself seems to be a live plant that lives symbiotically with the Breadbug, providing it with protection while the Breadbug provides food.

Olimar's notes

The best way to take care of these pests is to make a trap by leaving out an easy-to-carry object, like a Pellet, and then overpowering it once it inevitably comes. If you don't have any good items, it is possible to damage a Breadbug with a direct hit to its back, though it is a very slow method of killing it.

Louie's notes

You might be wondering why such a large and energy-packed quantity of food fetches such a low price. The answer is that one half of it is blubber and the other half has no taste.