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Baldy Long Legs

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Appears in Pikmin 3
Scientific name Pseudoarachnia calvitium
Family Arachnorb
Areas None
Mission Mode Collect Treasure! levels Forgotten Cove
Mission Mode Battle Enemies! levels Tropical Forest, Tropical Wilds Remix, Clockwork Chasm
Side Story levels Tundra, The Ship Restored
Bingo Battle levels Sandbox Kingdom, Jigsaw Fortress
Attacks Crush Pikmin

Baldy Long Legs (ダマグモ?, lit.: "Orb Spider") is a hairless variant of the Shaggy Long Legs. Like other arachnorbs, it is quite large, its only method of attack is crushing Pikmin with its large feet, and its circular core is its weak-point. Uniquely, in Tropical Forest, this creature will follow a route all around the map, rather than spawning and staying within an arena.

A golden form is also encountered in the Pikmin 3 Deluxe Side Story titled Olimar's Comeback.

Relation to other arachnorbs[edit]

To do: Does Olimar's entry in the Japanese release also differentiate it from the Beady Long Legs?
Care to do so?

In the original release of Pikmin 3, the relation between the Baldy Long Legs and the Shaggy Long Legs was not known, and since they were both identified with different names when locked-on, they were considered different creatures. However, in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Olimar's comment in the Piklopedia explains how it is simply the same creature, but without hair. Nevertheless, he notes how, because the hair never grows back, it is considered a different species.

In the Japanese version, it has the same name as the Beady Long Legs. However, its appearance and battle mechanics both differ, and Olimar specifically distinguishes the two in his Piklopedia entry in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, pointing out both of the above.

Stats[edit]

Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
N/A N/A N/A Poko icon.png × 100
Points × 100
2500

Notes

Alph's comments

Structural flaw: central orb

Weight: unknown

Did it lose its hair in a fight, or was it born bald? As ruthless and tough as it is, it also seems a little...pathetic.

Brittany's comments

I prefer its sleek look to the hairy one, which made me sweat just to look at. They could both stand to be cuter, though. Ooh! What if it was covered in wool?!

Charlie's comments

US version US version
They say the best defense is a good offense, but getting rid of all its hair to focus entirely on stomping around might have been taking it too far. Still, I can always respect a warrior willing to commit all the way!
European version European version
They say the best defence is a good offence, but getting rid of all its hair to focus entirely on stomping around might have been taking it too far. Still, I can always respect a warrior willing to commit all the way!

Louie's comments

Not as tasty as it looks. Completely inedible.

Olimar's comments

Baldy Long Legs

Pseudoarachnia calvitium
Arachnorb family

Technically, this is merely a Shaggy Long Legs that has lost its hair. But since the hair never grows back, this is considered a separate species and classified under its own name. It has similarities to the Beady Long Legs, but it doesn't secrete wax from its exoskeleton and thus lacks its cousin's unique patterning. The absence of wax also allows small insects to climb its legs without slipping. Its central orb splits horizontally, but researchers have yet to determine the significance of this difference.

Strategy[edit]

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

Like all Arachnorbs, the weak point of the Baldy Long Legs is its abdomen, which is suspended high up in the air by its spindly legs. As it marches around the field, it will crush anything in its path, so be sure to steer clear of its large, trampling feet. Instead, throw Pikmin at its legs to make them climb up. Be sure to throw them at the leg that has just stopped moving, so they can quickly reach the top before the Baldy Long Legs knocks them down. When they reach its head, they will attack it until the creature shakes them off. When it's about to shake, whistle your Pikmin off and wait for it to resume its stomping before you throw more at it.

Another strategy is to throw Pikmin directly at its core. Yellow and Winged Pikmin will reach it most of the time, but other Pikmin can do so too if they're thrown from a tall ledge. This tactic can be used to quickly get rid of it with little to no Pikmin losses, as it will be too busy shaking off Pikmin to attack.

To save time in the Mission Mode stage Tropical Wilds Remix, the player can simply leave 10 Winged Pikmin to kill the creature over time while the player focuses on other tasks. At the Clockwork Chasm in Battle enemies!, the Baldy Long Legs that appears here is easiest to defeat, as the elevated ledge it spawns on allows it to be dispatched with eight bomb rocks, which are plentiful on this stage.

If encountered in a Bingo Battle stage, it is recommended that the players do not fight it together, as the player's Pikmin will be more prone to attacking the other player's Pikmin, rather than the Baldy Long Legs, which will probably result in many casualties and possibly even a Pikmin extinction.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name hagedamagumo
HP 2500
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 30
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 5
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders 10
Territory radius 400
Mission Mode value 100

Other information[edit]

Naming[edit]

The Baldy Long Legs's name is based off of the Beady Long Legs, but with "Baldy" pointing out its lack of hair, compared to its original form - the Shaggy Long Legs. As stated above, its Japanese name is also the same as the Beady Long Legs's.

Its scientific name is Pseudoarachnia calvitium, with calvitium being derived from "calvus", which is Latin for "bald". This is, once again, in reference to its lack of hair.

Internally, it is called hagedamagumo, which is the Beady Long Leg's Japanese name, but with はげ? (lit.: "bald") before it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ダマグモ?
Dama Gumo
Orb Spider
Flag of France.svg French Nunu Longues Jambes Combination of Nu (which means "naked") and Longues Jambes (which means "Long Legs"). Pun on "Lulu Longues Jambes" (Shaggy Long Legs's name)
Flag of Germany.svg German Kahles Langbein Bald long legs
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish (NoE) Patas largas calvo Baldy long legs

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Upon death, the Baldy Long Legs will expel a green slime from its abdomen as it dies.
  • If the Baldy Long Legs steps on an enemy, it will crush and kill it.
  • If the chosen Bingo Battle stage's layout has a Baldy Long Legs, it already begins in its starting position, instead of falling from the sky.
  • In the Collect Treasure! version of Forgotten Cove, the creature drops a Crimson Banquet. Since the full fruit cannot fit inside the beast's body, the pieces appear smaller than normal when they fall out, and only then grow to their normal size in about half a second.
  • In the final stage of Olimar’s Comeback, a Baldy Long Legs with the exact same coloration as the Beady Long Legs is found. It is unknown if this is actually meant to be a Beady Long Legs or simply a Baldy Long Legs whose coloration has changed due to being in the Formidable Oak.

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