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Bulborb Larva

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Pikmin 2
Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus bambinii
Family Grub-dog
Areas None
Caves Frontier Cavern, Hole of Heroes
Challenge Mode levels Emperor's Realm
Carry weight N/A
Max. carriers N/A
Seed worth N/A
P2 Poko value Poko × N/A
Attacks Eats Pikmin
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Kingdom [[PikminFanon:Taxonomy Project/Animalia|Animalia]]
Phylum [[PikminFanon:Taxonomy Project/Cannicus|Cannicus]]
Class [[PikminFanon:Taxonomy Project/Vegeterii|Vegeterii]]
Family [[PikminFanon:Taxonomy Project/Grub-dog|Grub-dog]]
Genus [[PikminFanon:Taxonomy Project/Oculus|Oculus]]

Bulborb Larvae, as their name would imply, they are juvenile bulborbs. They have the typical beige face 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, but its use is unknown; it could either 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 true juvenile grub-dogs, as most dwarf grub-dogs are members of the breadbug family and merely imitate bulborbs. They are hard to kill in swarms but have low health. 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 Bulborb Larvae and attack with the leaders instead.

Bulborb Larvae are continuously born from certain Empress Bulblaxes. Only fifty can be on the sublevel at once, and once that cap is reached, the Empress falls asleep; it will reawaken once twenty-five or more are killed. The Empress Bulbax's rolling attack can also crush them, making it useful to clear out a large amount of Bulborb Larvae.

As soon as they are born, Bulborb Larvae squeal and begin hunting right away. They crawl along the ground, pursuing the closest leader, in a straight line, and actually ignoring any Pikmin. This can be used to gain an advantage, by having one leader serve as a distraction. If a Bulborb Larva gets close to a leader or Pikmin, it will bite down, quickly and deadly. If it gets a Pikmin, it will chew on it for a very short amount of time. Although they 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, unless an ultra-bitter spray is used, 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 lands on top of it, 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

This is where users type their version of the Bulborb Larva.

In Pikmin Forever

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin Forever, Bulborb Larvae are just as vicious as they were in Pikmin 2, and up to one hundred 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.

In Pikmin: Redemption

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Redemption, Bulborb Larvae can be found aboveground alongside Empress Bulblaxes, and are extremely dangerous as they may find and invade the landing site.

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Caves Grub-dog Pit
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom, Bulborb Larvae are not as aggressive as they were in Pikmin 2, and also move and eat more slowly.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Family Grub-dog
Areas None
Dens None
Weight 1
Max. carriers 2
Seed worth 1
Poko value Poko × 0
Sparklium worth Sparklium × 0
Battle point value P3 Spirit icon.png × 1
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Bulborb Larva is a very young bulborb that appears in Pikmin: Wide World. They are found in caves that are inhabited by an empress bulblax such as the Empress Red Bulblax or Empress Orange Bulblax, and are also birthed by them. The Bulbear Larva is its more ferocious counterpart. Bulborb Larvae can be found idly lurching around, in swarms of up to ten individuals, in small territories. They will follow any Pikmin or leaders they see, but will stop pursuing them if they flee far enough away. If a Bulborb Larva is led away from its group, it will attempt to return to it. Bulborb Larvae will congregate around the empress bulblax that birthed them, and as such, there is usually a high concentration of Bulborb Larvae around the creatures. When a Bulborb Larvae is killed in any way except by being crushed, it will unleash a pained shriek that will alert any nearby creatures to the conflict. This is most dangerous in situations where Bulborb Larvae are surrounded by larger, more dangerous grub-dogs that are asleep, with the most threatening being the empress bulblax that birthed them.

Bulborb Larvae are small, relatively featureless creatures. They resemble most common bulborbs, but lack legs and therefore must squirm along the ground to move. They have a light beige face, a white rump with a reddish end to it with a pointed tip, and gray eyes with white sclerae. They lack fangs but have no problem devouring Pikmin.

Defeating a single Bulborb Larva is an exceedingly simple and quick task that can be done in a few ways, but their sheer numbers can make fights without Pikmin casualties difficult. They can either be swarmed with Pikmin, have a single Pikmin thrown on top of them, or be punched by a leader. Any one of those three methods leads to a swift kill because of the creatures' low health. However, charging Pikmin into Bulborb Larvae head-on can be dangerous because of how quickly they can devour them. Because Bulborb Larvae are so small, Pikmin cannot have its eyes be targeted to make it flinch. Throwing any type of Pikmin on top of a Bulborb Larva will cause it to die agonizingly, being crushed under the Pikmin's weight and splattering, disappearing shortly thereafter. Charging Pikmin into a Bulborb Larva or punching one with a leader may possibly cause it to die in a way that its body becomes retrievable. The creatures have no Poko value or Sparklium worth no matter how they are killed. Should a Bulborb Larva's body be collectible, it can be taken to the Lander Pod to be stored to later gain a single Pikmin seed from the Master Onion, but only if the cave is exited using an escape geyser.


Olimar's notes

"Even immediately after being born, bulborb larvae have the ravenous appetites grub-dogs are known for. They have remarkable independence but prefer to hunt for prey in massive groups. Large quantities of these creatures congregate around the empress bulblax that birthed them, and they defend the matriarch with their lives. They unleash a loud shriek when endangered, which alerts larger grub-dogs to a nearby threat."

Shacho's notes

"A use to these little creatures is being an intruder alert system, but keeping them fed is impossible! Affording enough pikpik carrots would be too costly."

Marie's notes

"These little guys are extremely cute but are always so ravenous! They're very prone to chewing, especially as their teeth grow in, so bite marks may be frequent on furniture.. and body parts."

Louie's notes

"Their small bodies yield very little meat, but what is available is very delicate. Good on its own, but goes even better with gravy!"

Dolphin Lander's notes

"What absolutely adorable little creatures! They look so much like their parents... as all offspring should, of course, haha. What I wonder is: when do their legs develop, and how?"

In Pikimon

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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



In Pikspore

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Cliffside Meadow
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Bulborb Larvae are more common, and can be found inside of eggs. When the egg breaks, Bulborb Larvae may pop out in all directions. They also appear with the Empress Bulblax in Cliffside Meadow, meaning they can be encountered aboveground as well.