|Appears in||Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4|
|Scientific name||Camabarus subterranid|
|Areas||Garden of Hope, Serene Shores (Olimar's Shipwreck Tale), Giant's Hearth|
|Caves||Trial of the Sage Leaf, The Mud Pit|
|Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages||Fortress of Festivity|
|Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages||Forgotten Cove|
|Side Story days||Land, Sea, and Sky, Big Fruit Carnival|
|Dandori Challenge stages||None|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
|Bingo Battle stages||Twisted Cavern|
The Bug-Eyed Crawmad (デメジャコ?, lit.: "Bug-Eyed Mantis Shrimp", Bugeyed Crawmad in the European version) is a miniboss that appears in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4. It is fought twice in the Garden of Hope in Pikmin 3, and found in Giant's Hearth and The Mud Pit in Pikmin 4. Its appearance is similar to the Hermit Crawmad, but it possesses distinctly large eyes protruding out of its head through eye-stalks. Instead of appearing from only one hole in the ground, it can switch between two different holes. It resembles stout lobster or shrimp-like crustaceans whose claws resemble those of squillas but are in fact related to hermit crabs.
The enemy sits in its burrow and is usually found around watery areas, although it can survive on dry land as well. It will peek out of its hole when prey – such as Pikmin – approach it. If a Pikmin or leader gets too close to its dwelling, the Crawmad will attack. It attacks by charging out of its hole and grabbing prey (up to ten Pikmin at once), almost instantly devouring them. The only way to damage this enemy is to hit its eyes. Once they are both significantly damaged, it will flip over exposing its raw underbelly. Despite being one of the largest bosses in the game, it takes only twelve Pikmin to carry.
|(?)||12||25 (normally)||20|| × 100
- 1500 HP on Fortress of Festivity
“Structural flaw: eyes, then underbelly
“Its peepers aren't just big - they're capable of seeing things our eyes can't. This bug-eyed darling could identify all sorts of unknown objects for us if we showed it what to look at. How useful could that be?!”
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
“The Bug-Eyed Crawmad is a large, burrowing creature. This heavily armored enemy attacks by lunging straight ahead and snapping its powerful claws. Any Pikmin it captures are fed directly into the creature's mouth, so it's important to keep your squad out of the Bug-Eyed Crawmad's path.After you coax this creature out of its hole, throw your Pikmin at its retractable eyes. When both eyes have pulled back into its head, the Bug-Eyed Crawmad flips onto its back. Throw your Pikmin onto the creature's underbelly to deal damage until it recovers. Repeat the process until you defeat the Bug-Eyed Crawmad.”
On the main Story Mode, they're both found in the Garden of Hope.
- One of them is in a cave that contains an elevator platform puzzle, Dusk Pustules and some Hermit Crawmads. This cave is located behind two electric gates, located to the east of the Garden.
- The other one can be found on the half of the area where Blue Pikmin are found, to the Northwest of the path leading to the Quaggled Mireclops's arena. This Crawmad is located near the north pile of fragments that can be built into the tea cup, above water.
In Mission Mode, one appears in the Collect treasure! variant of the Fortress of Festivity. It releases 4 Cupid's Grenades when defeated and is worth 100 Pokos. Another appears in the Battle enemies! version of Forgotten Cove. It's behind a dirt wall, and killing it gives the player 100 points. Both of these enemies are considerably weaker than the ones encountered in Story Mode.
As an eye is attacked, it turns redder and eventually retracts. If both eyes are taken out before the Crawmad retreats into its hole, it will flip over, revealing its soft underbelly. After some seconds, it will flip back upright and the cycle restarts. Repeat the process if needed to defeat the beast.
With thrown Pikmin, manual cursor aiming may be needed, but Winged Pikmin can charge the eyes instead of the body. Rock Pikmin deal good damage when thrown directly onto the eyes as well. Bomb rocks may be used to instantly take out one eye, or both at once, immediately flipping the creature onto its back. Alternately, if one is ingested by the creature, it will cause it to take a sufficient amount of damage and flip over.
Winged Pikmin can take this mini-boss out in just a few seconds. Bring 100 of them out to fight it, preferably flowers, but the result shouldn't matter too much. Once the Bug-Eyed Crawmad is vulnerable, just lock onto one of the eyes and swarm it. The Winged Pikmin take out the eyes very quickly, and once one eye is down they will attack the other – either that or they will attack both at once. Once it flips over, don't do anything, as the Winged Pikmin will be above the body and will take that out very quickly too. This strategy becomes even more efficient when combined with an ultra-spicy spray, given its improvement in attack power for Winged Pikmin.
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||30|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||10|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||5|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||3|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||0|
|Damage to leaders||10|
|Mission Mode value||100|
- See more: Crawmad family#Naming.
- Common name: Bug-Eyed Crawmad. It is called such because of its protruding eyes – creatures like this are often called "bug-eyed". In UK English, the word "bug-eyed" is spelled "bugeyed", so the European and Oceanic releases of the game call the creature "Bugeyed Crawmad".
- Japanese nickname: デメジャコ?. デメ? means "bug-eyed", and ジャコ? is very similar to シャコ?, or "mantis shrimp".
- Japanese name: タイリクシャコガニ?, lit.: "Continent Mantis Shrimp Crab".
- Scientific name: Camabarus subterranid. Subterranid is a play on "subterranean", referring to its ability to hide underground.
- Internal names: Internally, this creature is called
demejako, which is a Romanization of its Japanese name.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
|Bug-Eyed Mantis Shrimp|
|French||Crabamok Globuleux||Googly Crawmad|
|Spanish||Cavaloco ojos saltones||Bug-eyed crazydigger|
|Portuguese (NoA)||Cavarão olho-grande||Big-eye Digger Shrimp|
Artwork of the Bug-Eyed Crawmad from Pikmin 3.