Dwarf Frosty Bulborb
|Oculus stomagelus larva (2nd molt)
|Dandori Challenge stages
|Hefty Haulway, Strategic Freezeway, Trial of the Sage Leaf
|Dandori Battle stages
|Freeze and eat Pikmin
Dwarf Frosty Bulborbs (コンコチャッピー?, lit.: "Snow-falling Small Chappy") are small diurnal enemies found in Pikmin 4. These enemies resemble Dwarf Bulborbs in appearance, but are blue in coloration and have ice crystal covering their back. Dwarf Frosty Bulborbs can be easily defeated by swarming them, or by throwing a single Ice Pikmin directly on top of them. If other Pikmin are used, they will be frozen solid unless the Dwarf Bulborb's ice crystals have been melted.
Unlike Dwarf Bulborbs, Dwarf Frosty Bulborbs are genuine juvenile grub-dogs, similar to Dwarf Bulbears, as opposed to Breadbug mimics.
Dwarf Frosty Bulborbs walk around idly, and when a leader or Pikmin draws near they will begin to chase after them until they are out of their territory range, in which case they will go back to their territory and resume walking around. A Dwarf Frosty Bulborb will attempt to eat Pikmin close enough to it, and will only grab one Pikmin with a single bite. If any Pikmin, other than Ice Pikmin, touch the Dwarf Frosty Bulborb while it still has ice on its back, will be frozen and need whistled to return back to normal. If the player uses a Red Pikmin to throw a fire starter onto the Bulborb, the ice will melt and it will act like a normal Dwarf Bulborb. It can also shake Pikmin off if it is being attacked. Upon death, it will release living Pikmin in its mouth that are yet to be eaten.
In appearance, the Dwarf Frosty Bulborb looks similar to the Dwarf Bulborb but being blue in coloration instead of red. Normally, the Dwarf Frosty Bulborb has ice crystal covering its back. Therefore, their back and spots cannot be seen unless the ice is melted. Like the Snow Bulborb, the back and the face are two similar colors, with the nose being its own color, pink. The snout of the creature is shorter than the adult version, an oddity considering that Albino Dwarf Bulborbs, another young Grub Dog, have longer snouts than other dwarves.
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Tossing a single Pikmin onto its back will defeat it. If the Bulborb's ice crystals haven't been melted, the thrown Pikmin will need to be an Ice Pikmin, as other types will freeze, leaving them easy prey for the Bulborb. Rock and Purple Pikmin can also safely kill it through its ice crystals with a direct stomp, although they will need to be thawed afterward. If none of these types are available, having a Red Pikmin toss a fire starter onto it will melt the crystals, allowing for any type to safely stomp it's back. Tossing another fire starter onto it after thawing the crystals will also instantly kill it.
Simply punch or bite the Bulborb to death as one would with any other Dwarf Bulborb species while evading its bites and shakes. You will need the Thermal Defense upgrade to safely do so, however. If Oatchi has been upgraded with Pup Thermal Defense, he can eliminate Dwarf Frosty Bulborbs with ease, often killing them in one or two chomps if sufficiently trained. His upgraded Rush can even defeat multiple in one charge, if lined up correctly.
“Much like more mature specimens, the juvenile Frosty Bulborb is able to create and carry ice on an epidermis that promotes extracellular freezing. However, they take an entire night to regenerate their ice, which is why they're often accompanied by adults.Juveniles display a smaller number of spots than the adults, causing some belief that this was actually a species of mimicking Breadbug. However, the results of further analysis proved this was not the case.”
- See more: Grub-dog family#Naming.
- Common name: Dwarf Frosty Bulborb. "Frosty" is used to describe the ice crystals on its back.
- Japanese nickname: コンコチャッピー?. コンコン can be used to describe snow falling heavily, referring to the frost on its back. コチャッピー?, lit.: "Small Chappy" is Japanese for Dwarf Bulborb.
- Japanese name: シモツキデメマダラ 三齢幼生?, lit.: "Attached Frost Spotted Bug-eye (Third instar larva)". 霜 means "frost", and 付き means "attached", referring to how the frost is attached to it. 三齢幼生 refers to how it is a Bulborb Larva in its third instar.
- Scientific name: Oculus stomagelus larva. "Oculus stomagelus" is the scientific name of the Frosty Bulborb. Gelus is Latin for frost, and stoma is Greek for mouth.
- Internal names:
KOCHAPPYis the internal name for the Dwarf Bulborb, so "ice" is used to distinguish traits.
- Prerelease: Unknown
Names in other languages
Kon Ko Chappī
|Snow-falling Small Chappy
|"Chappy" is the Japanese name for Bulborb
|"Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (traditional) name for Bulborb
|"Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (simplified) name for Bulborb
|Ice dwarf bulborb
|Bulborbe nain glacé
|Icy dwarf bulborb
|"Bulborbe" is the French name for Bulborb
|Icy Dwarf Dot Beetle
|"Punktkäfer" is the German name for Bulborb
|Coleto nano glaciale
|Glacial dwarf bulborb
|"Coleto" may come from "boletus" (Latin for mushroom), as a bulborb's spots resemble those found on certain mushrooms
"Coleto" is the Italian name for both Bulborb and Bulbear
|Dwarf Ice Chappy
|"Chapi" is the Korean name for Bulborb
|Bulbo glacial enano
|Dwarf glacial bulborb
|"Bulbo" is the Spanish name for Bulborb
|Glacial dwarf bulbeye
|"Bulbolho" is a portmanteau of "bulbo" (bulb) and "olho" (eye)
"Bulbolho" is the Brazilian Portuguese name for Bulborb
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- Despite being true grub-dogs, they are notably depicted with a short snout and fewer spots, much like the breadbug mimics and unlike Albino Dwarf Bulborbs. This is not a mistake, as Olimar's notes explicitly mention this oddity and the mistaken, initial belief that Dwarf Frosty Bulborbs were members of the Breadbug family because of it.