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Aristocrab Offspring

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Aristocrab Offspring In-game icon.
Icon for the Aristocrab Offspring, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Brachyurices esurio (hatchling)
Family Onionshell
Areas Serene Shores
Caves Seafloor Resort, The Mud Pit
Dandori Challenge stages Test Tubs, Planning Pools
Dandori Battle stages Dandori Castle
Attacks Eat Pikmin, shoot bubbles

The Aristocrab Offspring (カニンコ?, lit.: "Crab Offspring") is an enemy in Pikmin 4. As the name implies, they are a smaller and younger version of the Peckish Aristocrab. They share many of the same traits, like sidestepping, blowing bubbles, and using their enlarged claw to attack. One unique trait to the hatchlings is that they can sometimes hide underground to surprise their enemies.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
3 6 4 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 3 450


The Aristocrab Offspring acts similarly to his adult counterpart, but is overall much weaker. If a Pikmin comes near it, it will either try to catch it with his claw or shoot bubbles from his mouth to trap it. After a Pikmin is attached to it for roughly 5 seconds, it will shake them off; however, unlike the Peckish Aristocrab, they're not able to stand up when being charged at.

A behavior unique to the Aristocrab Offspring is being able to hide themselves underground; if a Pikmin comes close to an hiding Aristocrab, it will come out and start behaving like normal.


Their appearance nearly identical to the adult Peckish Aristocrabs, only smaller.



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The strategies shown are just suggestions.

With its low health and overall relatively low threat level, these offsprings are quite easy to deal with. You can simply use Oatchi to charge at it with a squad of Pikmin and that should finish it off pretty quickly. Unlike the Peckish Aristocrab, the offsprings cannot avoid a charge by simply standing tall and then coming back down, so charging them is quite effective at destroying them.


Dalmo's notes[edit]

It pokes its little eyes just a bit out of the sand and stays very still, waiting patiently for us to come by. Even if we know they're hiding there, it's best to act surprised and give them a good shout of alarm. That's the best way to help them feel successful in their endeavors.

Olimar's notes[edit]

A juvenile Peckish Aristocrab. Small in size, its right pincer is only half grown. Because of this, it often hunts by hiding underground and lying in wait to ambush its prey.

Generally, crabs pass through the larval stages zoea and megalopa as they approach juvenile crabhood. Instead, the Peckish Aristocrab is born with a body shaped like an onion, absorbing its nutrition through the ground and sprouting legs as it grows. Perhaps it's a close relative of species in the Ambuloradicis class.

Louie's notes[edit]

Throw a mountain of Aristocrab Offspring into a pot for a yummy and simple miso soup broth.

Other information[edit]

  • Pikmin 4 Piklopedia number: #97


See more: Peckish Aristocrab#Naming.
  • Common name: Aristocrab Offspring. "Offspring" is another name for children.
  • Japanese nickname: カニンコ?, lit.: "Crab Offspring". It refers to how it is the offspring of the Peckish Aristocrab.
  • Japanese name: ネギボウズガニ?, lit.: "Onion Flower Head Crab (baby crab)". It is the Japanese name of the Peckish Aristocrab with the added clarification that is a baby.
  • Scientific name: Brachyurices esurio (hatchling). The same as the adult variants, with the added "hatchling".
  • Internal names: KOGANI. It directly translates into "crab offspring".
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese カニンコ?
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Yángcōng Xiè Zǐ
Onion Crab Child
Flag of China Chinese
Yángcōng Xiè Zǐ
Onion Crab Child
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Jonge ajuinkrab Young onion crab
Flag of France French Jeune crabognon Young onion crab, "crabognon" being french for Peckish Aristocrab
Flag of Germany German Zwiebelkrabbler Onion Crablet
Flag of Italy Italian Granchio cipollotto Onion crablet
Flag of South Korea Korean 꼬마게양
Small Geyang
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Filhote de alhoguejo Aristocrab offspring
Flag of Spain Spanish Cría de cepucranco Aristocrab offspring


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