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Water Dumple

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Water Dumple The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Ichthyosa felinis
Family Grub-dog
Carry weight 5
Max. carriers 10
Seed worth 5
P2 Poko value Poko × 3
P3 Poko Value P3 Poko icon.png P3 Spirit icon.png × 30
Attacks Eats Pikmin
Taxonomy
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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cannicus
Class Vegeterii
Family Grub-dog
Genus Itchthyosa
Species Felinis

Water Dumples are members of the grub-dog family and behave like dwarf bulborbs in that they remain stationary and passive until approached. They are most commonly found in water but can survive on land as well, usually appearing in groups. They resemble blue cat- or shellfish, with relatively large mouths, whisker-like features, and tentacles at the rear of their abdomen. If a Water Dumple senses a nearby Pikmin or leader, it will give chase and continue pursuing them for a considerable distance before returning to its original location. They have one simple bite attack that can grab only a few Pikmin at a time, and if attacked, they may shake any Pikmin off of their bodies. Though similar in stature to dwarf bulborbs, Water Dumples cannot be defeated by one Pikmin thrown directly onto their back, but they can be defeated rather quickly, regardless.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"A resident of freshwater pools and marshes, this aquatic creature regularly feeds on insects that land on the surface of the water. It shares a nearly identical skeletal structure with its close relative and terrestrial cousin, the bulborb. This may offer clues to its evolutionary origin and suggests that it only recently emigrated to an aquatic habitat."

Louie's notes

"Deep-fry dumples without batter for all of the flavor with half the fat!"

Alph's comments

"Structural flaw: low speed / Weight: 5 / Its eyes have been deprecated, so it relies on smell to find prey that it can swallow with its huge mouth. It's slow enough to make getting around it for a rear assault a simple job. Assuming you can tell its rear from its front..."

Brittany's comments

"I love dumplings, but the serving size here is too big even for me. Plus its skin looks too tough and rubbery for me to dig into. Pass."

Charlie's comments

"That stunt where its watery stripes blend into its environment, making it almost invisible, won't work on me! You don't get to be an old hand at missions without seeing through cheap tricks like—Hey! Where'd it go?"

In fanon games

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Move list

  • Start - Headbutt
  • Start - Bite
  • Lv. 7 - Water Gun
  • Lv. 10 - Water Blast
  • Lv. 15 - Crunch
  • Lv. 20 - Aqua Jet
  • Lv. 25 - Aqua Ring
  • Lv. 30 - Hydro Pump
  • Lv. 35 - Muddy Water
  • Lv. 50 - Blue Tsunami
  • HM03 - Surf
  • HM04 - Waterfall

Evolutions

None.

Pre-evolutions

None.

In Pikmin 4 (Wii U)

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Water Dumple The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Silver Lake, Sandy Beach
Caves Frost Sea, Stagent Sea
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin 4 (Wii U), Water Dumples appear at Silver Lake and Sandy Beach, as well as in sublevels three and four of Frost Sea and sublevels four, nine, and thirteen of Stagent Sea.

In Pikmin 4: The World to Free

Water Dumple The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Ichthyosa felinis
Family Grub-dog
Areas Sanhatten's Beach
Carry weight 5
Max. carriers 10
Seed worth 6
Poko value Poko × 15
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Water Dumple appears in Pikmin 4: The World to Free, and can be found at Sanhatten's Beach.

Notes

Tike's notes

"I'm quite shocked to know a species so different from the grub-dog family is part of it. Their dietary habits stay the same, but they are amphibious and prefer water. They are also blind, so they depend on sound waves to locate food. I just wonder why such creatures love living nearby harsh waters like the ones in Sanhatten's Beach."

Alice's notes

"These stubborn creatures think they can just relax in water and chow any Pikmin nearby, yet are unbelievably lazy with a habit of sneaking up on people. It's very annoying and if I could, I would bring it down in a fist-fighting match. Maybe I'm getting a bit carried away by this idea."

Captain Pikmin's notes

"Since they are mainly in the water, fighting them without Blue Pikmin may become a problem. Watch out though, because they can pair up and eat your team pretty quickly."

In Pikmin V

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Water Dumple The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Ichthyosa felinis
Family Grub-dog
Areas Clear Creek, Sealed Valley
Caves Ice Flow Canal, Drainage Shaft
Carry weight 5
Max. carriers 10
Seed worth 5
Health 200
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Water Dumples appear slightly later in Pikmin V than they do in other games due to there being more areas before Blue Pikmin are found. They have significantly more health than before, having half of that of its cousin, the Red Bulborb, instead of a fifth.

Notes

Brittany's notes

"Olimar insists that this creature is a grub-dog, but to me, it seems too far removed. The body shape and feeding habits are similar, but the dumple has gills and lacks many distinct features of the bulborbs like their spotty backs."

Olimar's notes

"Although its defenseless body may look like easy pickings, it is a surprisingly capable attacker. It can lunge at your Pikmin to eat them, and it can buck off even a large number at once onto its front side, where they become the prey instead."

Louie's notes

"It has a taste and composure that lies in-between traditional red meats and seafood. While it can flexibly be cooked to either side, hitting the right balance in the middle is very difficult. The usual outcome is bringing out the worst of both surf and turf."

In Pikmin Z

Water Dumple The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Luna Pool, Lonely Pond
Caves Lurking Lagoon, Empty Spaceport
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin Z, Water Dumples appear in Dewdrop Jungle, Neptune's Lake at Lurking Lagoon, Toxic Town at the Empty Spaceport, Luna Pool, and Lonely Pond.

In Pikmin: The After Years

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

Water Dumples in Pikmin: The After Years appear in Wraith World and Destroyed Castle.

In Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War

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

Water Dumples appear in Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War. They retain their normal abilities and mainly serve as aquatic enemies, appearing in the Valley of Regret.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"The ship always complains about what I bring in. Having no new notes, all I have to say is that he'll complain about this..."

Ship's notes

"Olimar says I complain about everything. Really, I just complain about once every blue moon... I hate his notes, and that thing is just REVOLTING!"

In Pikmin: Redemption

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Water Dumple The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Dawn Lake, Merged Nothingness
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Redemption, Water Dumples appear in Dawn Lake, as well as Merged Nothingness near the tower landing site.

In Pikmin: Return to the Distant Planet

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

Water Dumples appear in Pikmin: Return to the Distant Planet and are smaller aquatic relatives of bulborbs. They attack quickly, which can make them dangerous when fighting them alone or with a small squad. However, they have less health than their land-dwelling relatives, which makes them easier to deal with; a bomb rock can dispatch a large group of them.

In Pikmin: Sinister Incinerator

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

Water Dumples appear in Pikmin: Sinister Incinerator. They are found in the Ancient Wetland and Mountain Springs, as well as the Aqua Labyrinth, Glowing Tunnels, and sublevels three and six of Dark Field Cave.

In Pikmin: Treacherous Treasures

Water Dumple The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Ichthyosa felinis
Family Grub-dog
Carry weight 5
Max. carriers 10
Seed worth 5
Poko value Poko × 7
Health 250
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Water Dumples are aquatic enemies in Pikmin: Treacherous Treasures. They are usually found in or near bodies of water in groups of two or more, but they can survive on land as well. Water Dumples move faster in the water than they do on land. They can be defeated easily by swarming their backside with Pikmin. Make sure to whistle them back if it shakes them off to prevent them from being eaten. If they are in a group, a single bomb rock can dispatch all of them in a short amount of time.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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Water Dumple The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Family Grub-dog
Weight 5
Max. carriers 10
Seed worth 5
Poko value Poko × 4
Sparklium worth Sparklium × 5
Battle point value P3 Spirit icon.png × 20
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Water Dumple appears in Pikmin: Wide World as a semiaquatic grub-dog. It is closely related to the Acid Dumple but thrives in water rather than acid. It is most commonly found in pools of water, sitting idly alone or with up to three other Water Dumples, although they may rarely be found on dry land as well. Idle Water Dumples occasionally move around only to reposition themselves after sitting in place for a certain amount of time. When Pikmin or leaders are near, a Water Dumple will chase after them until they flee far enough away, at which point it will return to a spot near its original position. It will lurch forward to eat Pikmin and bite leaders directly in front of it. Extreme caution should be exercised around Water Dumples as they have much higher mobility in water than on land.

Water Dumples are small, blind grub-dogs that have a round, oblong body. They have a bumpy, purple hide, a wide mouth with thin, pink lips that are the same color as their rear appendages. Immediately above their lips is a pair of thin, black whiskers. Visible on their underside are several sets of gills that span the entire length of their body.

Although it may appear weak due to its size, a Water Dumple is a surprisingly capable foe. Charging Pikmin at it as a first attack is ineffective because it has enough strength to shake off all of its attackers at once with a jump, no matter how many there are, and it immediately follows up with bites after doing so. It also cannot be instantly killed by having a Pikmin thrown directly on top of it, but a direct Purple Pikmin pound inflicts much damage to it. Worse yet, it is often found submerged partially or fully by water, meaning usually only Blue Pikmin are able to safely reach it, although it may be attacked by any Pikmin type while it is on land. However, a Water Dumple may be killed effectively by combining the two aforementioned strategies against it; throwing a few Pikmin onto it will distract it for long enough that it cannot immediately react to a swarm of Pikmin charged at it immediately after, which often results in a swift victory with minimal to no losses. Upon death, a Water Dumple will yield Sparklium × 5. Aboveground, its body may be brought to either the Dolphin Lander for Poko × 4 or the Master Onion for five Pikmin seeds. Underground, its remains may be brought to the Lander Pod to gain either Poko × 4 or five main discovered Pikmin seeds of choice from the Master Onion, but only if the cave is exited using an escape geyser.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"The water dumple is an eyeless, blind predator that relies on smell, sound, vibration, and sense of movement to locate prey. It is often found sitting almost completely motionless in water, where it reproduces and is able to make the most of its abilities, for extended periods of time while hunting. Its physiology grants it high agility in water, an ability it exploits whenever possible to gain an advantage over prey that falls into the water with it, and its whiskers provide superior vibration detection in water."

Shacho's notes

"If one of these beasts could be tamed, could I ride on it and have it travel across some body of water? It would be a nice source of income if Hocotate had a surplus of shallow water. Like the Hocotate swamp..."

Marie's notes

"Water dumples are dangerous to owners because they have such a large mouth and big appetite. Because they have no way to see, you have to make yourself extremely distinct from the food you give one or you could become the main course instead They prefer isolation and submersion in water, but do appreciate company and period affection."

Louie's notes

"May be served deep-fried without batter to make a delicious meal, but pan-searing a seasoned slab of its meat and serving alongside fresh steamed vegetables and water dumple roe or caviar makes for a delightful dinner!"

Dolphin Lander's notes

"This cute little creature seems to know how to defend itself well from attackers, but seems to have difficulty in fighting off attackers that begin their assault while it is already defending itself. It's an unfortunate fault, but considering the relative lack of predators its size that shares its habitat besides blue pikmin, the need to defend itself in such a way is rare."

In Pikspore

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

In Pikspore, Water Dumples appear in Altitude Springs in the jungle in Easy Mode, Spectral Garden in the outer beach area, and Foghorn Wetlands, as well as Aquatic Ruins, Challenger's Cavern, sublevels two, four, and six of Concealed Aquatica, and sublevels one and two of the Purple Pit. They appear in massive numbers in Foghorn Wetlands, keeping to the water during normal days but moving onto land during rainy days. Their eggs can be found floating in the water and can be brought to the Onions for one Pikmin seed for each egg.