|Appears in||Hey! Pikmin|
|Scientific name||Pansarus carponae|
|Areas||First Expedition, Cavern of Confusion, Serene Stream, The Shallow End, Crystal Tunnels, The Burning Sky, The Hollow Sky, Scorched Earth, Terror Trench, Barriers of Flame, Sizzling Precipice, Septic Swamp, Olimar's Madcap Ride, The Last Lair, Burning Bog|
|Attacks||Walk into Pikmin|
The Crumbug (ヒトクチパンモドキ?, lit.: "Bite-Sized Pseudo Bread") is a common enemy found in Hey! Pikmin. It is essentially a small, more cuboid variant of the Breadbug. Unlike normal Breadbugs, however, this species has the ability to directly eat Pikmin. It simply walks straight forwards and turns around when it reaches a wall. The Crumbug essentially replaces Dwarf Bulborbs from the previous games.
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The Crumbug's only move is to pace back and forth, quickly eating any Pikmin that happen to be in the way. If it falls to a lower elevation, it won't be able to climb back up and will continue to pace at the lower level.
Crumbugs do not drop any Sparklium when killed.
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The Crumbug is a common enemy in the game. It can be found in a variety of different environments, like caves, fiery wastelands, and even poison swamps. However, it is notably absent from the Ravaged Rustworks, Leafswirl Lagoon, and Snowfall Field. This may be because they are replaced with the similarly weak Red Bubblimps, which are found commonly in Ravaged Rustworks and Snowfall Field. They are probably missing from the Leafswirl Lagoon because most enemies with low health in the sector fly, contrary to the Crumbug.
- Brilliant Garden
- Verdant Waterfront
- Sparkling Labyrinth
- Sweltering Parchlands
- Lushlife Murk
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Crumbugs can be defeated with a single Pikmin thrown directly onto their backs. However, it should be noted that one should take caution when aiming; Pikmin will die if they come into contact with a Crumbug in any way that isn't from being thrown onto them. This includes Pikmin touching them from behind while running back to Captain Olimar. This makes Crumbugs some of the most dangerous enemies in the game, as it's very easy to accidentally lose a single Pikmin to them. If one is falling right above you or your Pikmin, the best thing to do is attack its bottom, to kill it before it lands and causes harm.
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- See more: Breadbug family#Naming.
- Common name: Crumbug. It is a combination of "crumb" and "bug", as a play on the pun used for the Breadbug's name, since a crumb is a small piece of bread.
- Japanese nickname: ヒトクチパンモドキ?, lit.: "Bite-Sized Pseudo Bread". The name a play on the Breadbug's Japanese nickname, パンモドキ?, lit.: "Pseudo Bread". It is obviously smaller and resembles bread, giving it the term "bite-sized" in its name.
- Japanese name: マキコパンモドキ?, lit.: "Pseudo Small Bread Roll". The name a play on the Breadbug's Japanese name, マキパンモドキ?, lit.: "Pseudo Bread Roll".
- Scientific name: Pansarus carponae. Carponae could possibly be inspired by the Italian acid-set cream cheese, Mascarpone.
- Internal names: Its internal name is
kopan, meaning "small bread". Its generator name is simply
enemy_walker, referring to its trait of constantly walk back and forth.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
Hitokuchi Pan Modoki
|Bite-Sized Pseudo Bread|
|French||Scarapti||From scarabée (scarab beetle)|
|German||Micaphag||From mica (latin for crumb) and the Greek suffix -phag meaning eater|
|Italian||Saprofago nano||Dwarf breadbug|
|Spanish (NoA)||Chinche tragón||Greedy Breadbug (Chinche being the Spanish name for Breadbug)|
|Spanish (NoE)||Chinche zampón||Greedy Breadbug (Chinche being the Spanish name for Breadbug)|
A Crumbug in a cutscene in Cavern of Confusion.
A cutscene with a scared Crumbug in Serene Stream.
Many Crumbugs in a section of The Hollow Sky.