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Crumbug In-game icon.
A Crumbug.
Appears in Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Pansarus carponae
Family Breadbug
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
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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 Crumbugs essentially replace Dwarf Bulborbs from the previous games.


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Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
N/A N/A N/A A yellow Sparklium Seed icon, used to represent the object found in the games. × 0 Unknown No


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.


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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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Its only move is to walk straight toward you without stopping. Is that so it can eat us, or so we can eat it?


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 is 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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ヒトクチパンモドキ?
Hitokuchi Pan Modoki
Bite-Sized Pseudo Bread
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Kruimelkever Crumbug
Flag of France French Scarapti From scarabée (scarab beetle)
Flag of Germany German Micaphag From mica (latin for crumb) and the Greek suffix -phag meaning eater
Flag of Italy Italian Saprofago nano Dwarf breadbug
Flag of South Korea Korean 한입빵닮은꼴 Bite Bread Look-alike
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Chinche tragón Greedy Breadbug (Chinche being the Spanish name for Breadbug)
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Chinche zampón Greedy Breadbug (Chinche being the Spanish name for Breadbug)


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