|Appears in||Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3|
|Scientific name||Oculus kageyamii orangium|
|Areas||Wistful Wild, Twilight River, Tropical wilds, Twilight River|
|Underground areas||Frontier Cavern, Bulblax Kingdom, Snagret Hole, Shower Room, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode levels||Lost Toy Box, Collector's Room, Hazard Training, Sniper Room, Emperor's Realm|
|2-Player Battle levels||None|
|Max. carriers||20 Pikmin|
|Seed worth||12 (15 in Pikmin 3)|
|Treasure value||7 Pokos|
The Orange Bulborb is an enemy in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3. It has a general Bulborb appearance, but has black skin, yellow bloodshot eyes, and its backside is orange with black spots, the total effect making it look somewhat like a ladybug. It has the same strategy that all Bulborbs use for attacking, however, this is a unique Bulborb sub-species that wakes up more easily, and has slightly more health, making it difficult to defeat with the traditional Bulborb-defeating tactics. It is otherwise the same as the other Bulborbs. They may be found in many places, such as the Bulblax Kingdom, or on land in the Wistful Wild, by the Dream Den. Usually when there is one of these around, it is almost sure that there may be many Dwarf Orange Bulborbs around.
Olimar's Notes"This bulborb species boasts a garish color pattern, with deep orange body and black spots. The orange bulborb's yellow, bloodshot eyes make it clear that this grub-dog is excessively edgy and high-strung, making it much easier to wake from deep sleep than other species in the bulborb family."
"This bulborb's meaty flanks make for salaciously savory steaks that shouldn't be missed."
If a large group of Purple Pikmin is available, simply rain them down on the Orange Bulborb. Even with the Bulborb's head start, the purples will have a good chance of stunning it with serious damage, and hopefully defeating it without losses.
Orange Bulborbs are tricky without purples. It's never wise to attack a large grub-dog from the front since they'll almost surely bite back, and since the Orange Bulborb will wake up before it can be attacked clearly, it will be highly troublesome. If it is approached from the back, quickly run and rain Pikmin on it. It can then be defeated like any other Bulborb. If there is no choice but to approach it from the front, dismiss the Pikmin and use a captain to wake it up. Let the Bulborb chase him until he runs out of its range. When it goes back to sleep, attack it in the back. Orange Bulborbs also have a slight delay in between its "yawning" sequence and waking up again, so use this opportunity to pummel it with Pikmin.
In Pikmin 3, the Orange Bulborb retains all of its trait from Pikmin 2, but due to the lack of Purple Pikmin in Story Mode, it can be much tougher to defeat. However, there are other strategies players can use now to take it down. Firstly, the front of the Bulborb is much more vulnerable due to the eyeballs of the Orange Bulborb being a weak point. If one is hit, it will cause the Bulborb to recoil (and spit out any Pikmin that it has eaten). Secondly, all Pikmin can hold bomb-rocks, allowing them to be used to defeat the Orange Bulborb quicker. Finally, instead of using Purple Pikmin, Rock Pikmin can be used instead to pummel the Bulborb.