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Bulborb Larva

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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cannicus
Class Vegeterii
Family Grub-dog
Genus Oculus
Pikmin 2
Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Oculus bambinii
Family Grub-dog
Caves Frontier Cavern, Hole of Heroes
Challenge Mode Emperor's Realm
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Bulborb Larvae are juvenile Bulborbs. They have the typical beige snout of Bulborbs, but their behind is white with only a dab of red on the very end. A small, pointy appendage can be seen below the red spot, its use is unknown; it could be some form of tail, or an umbilical cord. Given that they are young, their size isn't much larger than that of a leader. They are the true juvenile grub-dogs, as Dwarf Bulborbs are members of the breadbug family and merely imitate Bulborbs. Bulborb larvae are infamous for their ability to quickly kill Pikmin: the creature's bite is fast and fatal. However, the small creatures can be destroyed with one punch from a leader, so it is considered more effective to keep Pikmin away from the larvae and attack with leaders.

Bulborb Larvae are continuously born from certain Empress Bulblaxes. Once enough are birthed, the Empress falls asleep; it will reawaken once a sufficient number of them are killed. The Empress's rolling attack can also crush these enemies, making it useful to clear out a large amount of larvae.

Right as soon as they are born, the larvae squeal and begin being hunting right away. They crawl along the floor, pursuing the closest leader in a straight line and ignoring any Pikmin. If it gets close to a leader or Pikmin, it will bite down in an instant. If it gets a Pikmin, it will chew on it for a very short amount of time. Although it can only eat one Pikmin at a time, the speed at which they feast and the sheer number of them can be devastating for an army of Pikmin. Moreover, the creature does not release the Pikmin it is eating, which means the Pikmin cannot be saved even if the creature is supposed to be dead. Upon dying, it will melt away, and eventually disappear; one out of every five times, the Bulborb Larva will leave behind nectar. If a Purple Pikmin does the final blow, green mucus will splat out on the ground, and the creature will be shown dying more agonizingly.


Olimar's notes

"As its name implies, this creature is a Bulborb in an early stage of development. Its distinct Bulborb coloration has yet to appear, but it already exhibits other uniquely Bulborb characteristics. It is capable of hunting nourishment independently without the help of its parents."

Louie's notes

"This meager creature offers little meat, but its eyeballs are a local delicacy. Try them with okra and a dollop of sour cream."


In fanon-games

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Pikmin: Redemption

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Since the Empress Bulblax can be found above ground these can as well. Be careful in those areas where these are found as they will find and attack your landing site.


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These creatures are more common now and can be found inside of eggs. When the egg breaks, they may spray out in all directions. They also appear with the Empress Bulblax in Cliffside Meadow, which creates the same dangers as in Pikmin: Redemption.

Pikmin: Ultimate Doom

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These aren't as agressive as in Pikmin 2. They are slower and eat slower also.


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Move list

  • Start - Bite
  • Start - Headbutt
  • Lv. 10 - Dash
  • Lv. 25 - Crunch


  • Lv. 25 -> Red Bulborb
  • Light Stone -> Hairy Bulborb
  • Deep Stone -> Orange Bulborb



Pikmin Forever

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In Pikmin Forever, these creatures are just as vicious as they were in Pikmin 2, and up to 100 may be present with an Empress Bulblax at a time. Bulborb Larvae now bite more like Water Dumples, snapping out in front of them and taking slightly more time to chew Pikmin than before; they can still only eat one Pikmin at once. They have gained the ability to crawl up and along walls to reach Pikmin from an unexpected angle. A group of Bulborb Larvae will try to space out as much as possible. Bulborb Larvae can also fall from the ceiling in caves, even without an Empress Bulblax present. This happens occasionally in alcoves and is always triggered by a leader's presence rather than the presence of Pikmin, so it is important to scout cave alcoves with leaders before bringing in Pikmin.