- This article relates to the canonical games. See Pikipedia's "Bumbling Snitchbug" article for more canonical information.
|Scientific name||Scarpanica doofenia|
|Caves||Subterranean Complex, Frontier Cavern, Shower Room, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode levels||The Giant's Bath, Abduction Den|
|P2 Poko value||× 4|
|Attacks||Kidnaps leaders, throws leaders to the ground|
The Bumbling Snitchbug closely resembles the Swooping Snitchbug in appearance, though possesses more body mass, makes a different buzzing sound, and does not have as distinct a head. The two also behave similarly towards small grounded creatures, but instead of targeting Pikmin specifically, this lumbering bug prefers to attack leaders, snatching them and tossing them to the ground. Leaders that the enemy has managed to take hold of will dismiss their army, but are able to struggle to free themselves. Alternately, the second leader could throw Pikmin to combat the kidnapping Snitchbug. Weighing the beast down will cause it to crash into the ground, where it is easily overwhelmed by the Pikmin swarm. When carrying a leader, the Bumbling Snitchbug flies higher than usual. If the Snitchbug manages to capture both leaders, then they must break free quickly or have idle Pikmin suffer. The Bumbling Snitchbug is commonly found deep within caves. It behaves similarly to the Swooping Snitchbug in its movements, hovering a considerable distance above the ground, and flying over a relatively large area when left undisturbed.
- "This is a variety of snitchbug. Its most interesting characteristic is that it likes to snitch leaders. Yet barring wanton carelessness or incompetence, leaders are not easily captured. Any leader caught by this creature is clearly an idiot, which is why this creature is also known as the exposing snitchbug. There are several known varieties of snitchbugs, but research has stagnated despite it being such an interesting species."
- "Remove the wings and discard the remainder of the beast. Enjoy the luxurious, wafer-thin wings with fine water-dumple caviar."
Pikmin: Ultimate Doom
The Bumbling Snitchbug acts more aggressive and will slam the captains on the ground doing away one fourth of the captain's health (if the captain isn't upgraded).