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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Family Breadbug
Areas Forest of Hope, Valley of Repose, Awakening Wood, Wistful Wild, Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Formidable Oak
Caves Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 3
P2 Poko value Poko × 2
P3 Poko Value P3 Poko icon.png P3 Spirit icon.png × 15
Attacks Eats Pikmin, summons enemies

Dwarf Red Bulborbs are small and common enemies that were originally known as Dwarf Bulborbs until various subspecies with different colorations were discovered. They are revealed to belong to the breadbug family and not the grub-dog family. These enemies perfectly resemble Red Bulborbs in appearance, but are much smaller. Dwarf Bulborbs can be easily defeated by swarming them, or by throwing a single Pikmin directly on top of them. In Pikmin 2, if a leader throws a Purple Pikmin on it, it will remain attached while the creature falls. In the Pikmin 1, bothering a Dwarf Red Bulborb will make it release a loud scream, waking up the nearest Red Bulborb. Dwarf bulborbs do scream in Pikmin 2, when a Pikmin is thrown onto its back, but the scream does absolutely nothing. They squeal, again with no effect, when a leader or Pikmin bothers them in the second game, as do other dwarf bulborbs and Dwarf Bulbears.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"Although initially identified as a juvenile red bulborb, groundbreaking new research indicates that this creature is in fact a member of the breadbug family. A close relative of the vanilla breadbug, it escapes predation through mimicry. Unique adaptation of the red bulborb's crimson coloration allows the species to safely commingle. Such effective adaptation and obfuscation by a prey species is rare, indicating this clever creature is a master of mimicry."

Louie's notes

"For a blissful bisque, mince the entire beast finely and stir in with heavy cream, artichoke hearts, and a pinch of black pepper. Heat slowly until piping hot. Mmmmm... Rich and creamy!"

Alph's comments

"Structural flaw: back / Weight: 3 / Despite its compact form, it has a Brittany-sized appetite. You can avoid getting swarmed by drawing them out one by one to be dealt with."

Brittany's comments

"It's big enough to ride, if only we could tame one. Imagine exploring an alien world from atop its native fauna! Sure beats having to walk everywhere."

Charlie's comments

"They say to pick on someone your own size, and for these creatures, that's us. Someday, it'll grow to be as big and bloodthirsty as its adult relatives. Why does everything have to get meaner as it ages? Why can't they get cuter?"

In fanon games

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In One Pikmin

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Dwarf Red Bulborb
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HP 5
Attack 2
Defence 0
EXP 3
Seed Dollars 3

Dwarf Red Bulborbs appear as regular enemies in the following areas of One Pikmin:

In Pikimon

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Move list

  • Start - Headbutt
  • Lv. 7 - Dash
  • Lv. 10 - Bite
  • Lv. 20 - Crunch
  • Lv. 24 - Slam

Evolutions

None

Pre-evolutions

Breadbug -> Red Stone

In Pikmin 4: The World to Free

Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
P2 Dwarf Red Bulborb.png
Scientific name Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Family Breadbug
Areas Forest of Beginnings, Emperal Shrine
Challenge Mode levels Cove of the Bulborbs
Rocky Warfield (vs)
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 4
Poko value Poko × 5
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Dwarf Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin 4: The World to Free.

Notes

Tike's notes

"How odd, Olimar told me that these guys are part of the breadbug family and have a talent for mimicry. Umm, I disagree and I will check the DNA to show proof of it. Wait, not the same? Let me that try again... argh, fine, you win! I have to say they fooled me until now, so thanks, I suppose. I also can tell you that these creatures have a poorly built exoskeleton. In fact, an object landing on it about the fourth of its weight can cause severe damage. Umm, maybe that's why they don't do so well being crushed by a Pikmin. Wait... have I cracked the formula for Pikmin weight? This could be revolutionary!!! Wait, 250 grams!? Argh, stupid Olimar always beating me to the punch of discovery."

Alice's notes

"I would say they are a tad stupid in their IQ and I personally would recommend they follow their stepmother's footsteps. They are quite cute to say at best, but these creatures really need to grow up, seriously!"

Captain Pikmin's notes

"Throw a Pikmin on their backs and you're done."

In Pikmin Adventure

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs are common enemies found in some of the first levels of Pikmin Adventure. It is stationary until approached, where it will attempt to deal some damage by biting. It can be killed in one hit with any attack.

In Pikmin Eco

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs are a common enemy found in Pikmin Eco, and the first enemy the player encounters. They are commonly found nearby Red Bulborbs.

In Pikmin V

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Pseudooculus russus
Family Breadbug
Areas Savannah Wilds, Gravel Desert, Rusted Ravine
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 3
Health 80
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs return unchanged in Pikmin V. They are not as ubiquitous as in other games, as they only appear in the two earliest regions, and not even in every area of them.

Notes

Brittany's notes

"The genus known commonly as the dwarf bulborbs is actually a group of mimics and not real grub-dogs. Interestingly, the mimicry is advantageous to the subject and not just the imitator. The dwarfs act as sentries for sleeping bulborbs during the day, allowing them to better protect themselves and thus the dwarfs that accompany them."

Olimar's notes

"By hitting it directly on the top, it can be killed instantly. Even if you're not comfortable with your aim, pelt it with Pikmin until it works or otherwise overwhelms the target."

Louie's notes

"A new staple food of the Hocotatian diet due to its economic size, commonality, and conduciveness to flavoring."

In Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Family Breadbug
Areas Land of Wonders, in all Territories excluding the Hidden Territory
Caves None
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 3
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs play a very small role in Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs. They can only be fought in the Beginner Territory and can be uncommonly spotted in unreachable locations in all the other Territories. When spotted in unreachable ledges, Dwarf Red Bulborbs can be found sleeping much like normal Red Bulborbs. Dwarf Red Bulborbs can be found in several positions while sleeping, such as lying on their left and right sides and their stomachs. Three Dwarf Red Bulborbs can be fought when Captain Olimar lands in the Beginner Territory. A Dwarf Red Bulborb is found battling three Red Pikmin while the other two can be found observing to ground near the scuffle. This is the only instance in which Dwarf Red Bulborbs do not serve as ambiance.

In Pikmin: Back in Action

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 3
Poko value Poko × 2
Attacks Eats Pikmin

'Dwarf Red Bulborbs are found in the Flat Plain in Pikmin: Back in Action. They weigh three Pikmin, and their maximum carriers are six Pikmin. Their seed worth is three Pikmin, and their value is Poko × 2.

In Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Family Breadbug
Areas Base Camp, Valley of Regret
Caves N/A
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 4
Poko value Poko × 2
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War. They retain the same appearance and behavior as most other games. They appear in Base Camp and the Valley of Regret.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"This has been reclassified as a breadbug. How it got from being a thing that drags stuff to its nest to a diurnal predator is unknown. It has good mimicry, as the red bulborb mistakes it for its young. That, or it is stupid."

Ship's notes

"Just great. Another stinky bug-eyed creature that comes in the dozens to make my hold stinky. I don't care if it's red, there is JUST TOO MUCH!"

In Pikmin: Mysterious Raiders

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Caves Emergence Hole
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs return as common enemies in Pikmin: Mysterious Raiders. They appear in Emergence Hole.

In Pikmin: The Return of the Puffmin

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs are very common in Pikmin: Return of the Puffmin, found in most caves. They are very easy to defeat.

In Pikmin: Shadows of the Future

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Attacks Eats Pikmin, summons enemies

In Pikmin: Shadows of the Future, Dwarf Red Bulborbs are extremely common and retain their ability to attract the attention of older, stronger bulborbs.

In Pikmin: The Story Untold

Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Caves Beginner's Pit, Green Onion Hole, Empress's Villa, The Greenhouse, Cherry Blossom Tree, Snagret Birdhouse, Rock Spider Cavern, Frosted Castle, Sandy Citadel, Armored Cannon Chasm, Sarpent Temple, Challenger's Tavern, Crimson Castle
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Dwarf Red Bulborb behaves and looks exactly as it always has and is seen in every area except the Singing Heatlands. The caves they are found in are Beginner's Pit, Green Onion Hole, Empress's Villa, The Greenhouse, Cherry Blossom Tree, Snagret Birdhouse, Rock Spider Cavern, Frosted Castle, Sandy Citadel, Armored Cannon Chasm, Sarpent Temple, Challenger's Tavern, and Crimson Castle.

Notes

Olimar’s notes

"If you haven’t known yet, the dwarf red bulborb is not actually in the grub-dog family, but actually part of the breadbug family. That’s buying the dwarf red bulborb ability to mimic a red bulborb's crimson coloration and is one of the most common creatures found on PNF-404. They mimic the red bulborb to not get eaten by a predator but the weird thing is there are no predators of the breadbugs. So what is the mimicking even for?"

Louie’s notes

"This creature is most famous for the blissful bisque with artichoke hearts and a bit of black pepper. People back on Hocotate love the creamy taste of this dwarf red bulborb bisque!"

In Pikmin: Theme Park

Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Caves Trapdoor Trap
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Red Bulborb Younglings are the most common enemy in Pikmin: Theme Park, being found in every location. They are the only enemies fought in Trapdoor Trap, other than having to break Louie's cage. Red Bulborb Younglings are always found near their parents, and like them, they sleep during the day in the overworld.

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Areas Decomposing Citadel, Crystal Falls, Sand Fortress, Subatomic Scaffolding, Chemical Lake, Deathbone Desert
Caves Grub-dog Pit
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs appear in Pikmin: Ultimate Doom. Underground, they are found on sublevels one, two, three, and four of the Grub-dog Pit.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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Dwarf Red Bulborb
Family Breadbug
Areas Balmy Highlands
Weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 3
Poko value Poko × 2
Sparklium worth Sparklium × 1
Battle point value P3 Spirit icon.png × 10
Attacks Eats Pikmin, summons enemies

The Dwarf Red Bulborb appears in Pikmin: Wide World as a breadbug mimic of the Red Bulborb, both creatures being exclusive to Balmy Highlands and its caves. Dwarf Red Bulborbs are always found on dry land, in pairs or in small groups, often accompanied by one or more Red Bulborbs. They are usually found awake, but sometimes they may doze off and rest until they wake up naturally or are woken up prematurely. Sleeping Dwarf Red Bulborbs will awaken if they are touched, harmed, hear a sound loud enough to rouse them from their slumber, or if enough time has passed. Dwarf Red Bulborbs can be seen searching the ground for any potential prey, such as Pikmin or leaders, occasionally moving a small distance away to hunt in another spot if they don't find anything, and when prey does pass by, Dwarf Red Bulborbs will follow them a short distance before returning their normal behavior and original locations. They always act as a group, moving together and attacking in numbers: when one Dwarf Red Bulborb moves to another spot, others in its group will follow; when one awake Dwarf Red Bulborb detects prey, it will give a small yip that catches the attention of or wakes up others in its group. When irritated or overwhelmed, a Dwarf Red Bulborb will emit a shrill scream that attracts the attention of other creatures, namely larger, stronger grub-dogs such as nearby Red Bulborbs. However, throwing a Pikmin directly on top of a Dwarf Red Bulborb will kill it silently, negating this potential threat.

Dwarf Red Bulborbs are essentially miniature Red Bulborbs in terms of appearance, but not so much behavior. They have the general body shape of a typical bulborb, with a large, round backside and a tapered snout. They have light skin, a crimson rump with white spots, and a pair of large eyes supported by eyestalks. Their irises are blue and their sclerae are white, much like a Red Bulborb's.

Taking down a single Dwarf Red Bulborb is a quick and simple task that is often accomplished with no Pikmin losses, and so is taking down an entire group of them. They can be killed easily by swarming them or by throwing a single Pikmin directly on top of them, although the latter strategy will not work with Winged Pikmin due to their incredibly light weight. It is crucial to kill a Dwarf Red Bulborb before it can cry for help, as to avoid having other, stronger creatures joining the fight. Upon death, a Dwarf Red Bulborb will yield Sparklium × 1. Aboveground, its body can be brought to either the Dolphin Lander to receive Poko × 2 or the Master Onion to gain three Pikmin seeds. Underground, its remains can be taken to the Lander Pod to either receive Poko × 2 or gain three Pikmin seeds of choice from the Master Onion, but only if the cave is exited using an escape geyser.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"This species of breadbug replicates the physical features of red bulborbs in order to infiltrate their populations and be fed, and cared for, by them. They are the most basic of dwarf bulborbs, having no outstanding behavioral traits of their own, similar to red bulborbs."

Shacho's notes

"Maybe taming a couple of these creatures could be a worthy investment for a new way to get around! I'm sure plenty of adults and children on Hocotate would love to ride one around."

Marie's notes

"Dwarf red bulborbs are one of the more tame species on PNF-404, believe it or not. They are quick to become friendly and loving to those that feed them. They are notorious for stealing table scraps, though..."

Louie's notes

"Shredded, the meat of this beast makes for a fine bisque when combined with sour cream! Add in artichoke hearts, a dash of pepper, a pinch of salt, finely diced onions, and chopped scallions, and heat slowly until bubbling."

Dolphin Lander's notes

"Olimar has a plentiful amount of notes concerning this creature, so I can only assume they were common encounters on previous visits he's had to PNF-404. It's very fortunate they're so relatively docile!"

In Pikmin: The Winds of Light

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Dwarf Red Bulborb
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Scientific name Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Family Breadbug
Areas Summoning Garden
Caves Melodic Maze, Architect's Playground, Yellow Depths
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Seed worth 4
Poko value Poko × 2
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs appear in several places in Pikmin: The Winds of Light. They appear in the Summoning Garden near the Queer Thingamabob. Underground, they appear in the following locations: in the Melodic Maze, two appear in sublevel one and three appear in sublevel two; in Architect's Playground, three appear in sublevel two and eight appear in sublevel three; and lastly, in Yellow Depths, one appears in sublevel two and six appear in sublevel three.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"Why breadbugs would attempt to mimic other creatures, especially grub-dogs, when they have no known predators is crazy. Maybe the breadbugs need a different, more effective way to gain nutrients, although mimicry has caused them to lose their ability to pull objects."

In Pikspore

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Dwarf Red Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Breadbug
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Dwarf Red Bulborbs appear in many caves, and retain their scream attack from Pikmin 1. They are found in the Cliffside Meadow, Spectral Garden, The Walkway, Petrified Arbor, Flowery Cavern, Bulborb Den, Shining Forest, Dreadful Maze, Cave of Angles, Challenger's Cavern, and Cannon of Chaos.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"A prime example of the wonders of evolution, this breadbug species mimics an adult red bulborb to avoid predation. Dwarf red bulborbs are very social animals, often hunting in packs of three, and if threatened they will let out a loud scream that wakes up any nearby bulborbs."

Ship's notes

"This disgusting little pest imitates a bigger disgusting pest. Olimar seems to love storing dead specimens inside my pod for "scientific reasons". Absolutely sickening! And when they start to decompose, eugh!"