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.
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.
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.
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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“Its only move is to walk straight toward you without stopping. Is that so it can eat us, or so we can eat it?”
"Crumbug" 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. Its Japanese name translates to "Bite-Sized Pseudo Bread", a play on the Breadbug's Japanese name, "Pseudo Bread". It is obviously smaller and resembles bread, giving it the term "bite-sized" in its name. In its scientific name, Pansarus carponae, carponae's meaning is not known. Its internal name is
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