- This article is about the basic small Bulborb. For other uses, see Dwarf Bulborb (disambiguation).
Dwarf Bulborbs (コチャッピー?, lit.: "Small Chappy") are small and common enemies in the Pikmin games. In Pikmin 2, they are known as Dwarf Red Bulborbs (アカコチャッピー?, lit.: "Red Small Chappy") after various subspecies with different colorations were discovered. At the end of Pikmin it is known that they are not of the same species as the Spotty Bulborb, and in Pikmin 2, they are revealed to belong to the Breadbug family, not the Grub-dog family. Second only to Bulborbs in ubiquity as the common, standard enemies of the series, they are nonetheless the most numerically significant in aggregated count overall.
These enemies closely resemble Bulborbs in appearance, but are much smaller. Dwarf Bulborbs can be easily defeated by swarming them, or by throwing a single Pikmin directly on top of them. In Pikmin 2, if a leader throws a Purple Pikmin on it, it will remain attached until the creature's death finishes and its soul is released. In the first game, bothering one will make it release a loud squeal, waking up the nearest Spotty Bulborb. Dwarf Bulborbs do squeal in Pikmin 2, when a Pikmin is thrown onto its back, but the scream cannot wake up any adult Bulborbs. They bark when a leader or Pikmin is detected by them in the second game, as do the other dwarf bulborbs and Dwarf Bulbears. If this creature is petrified in the Piklopedia, when it breaks out of the stone it runs around eating any thrown Pikpik carrots at a much greater speed than normal.
Dwarf Bulborbs have a far deeper-pitched cry in Pikmin 3. They no longer shriek loudly as they did in Pikmin 2 when killed, but instead emit a deep, throaty sound much like the Red Bulborbs in Pikmin 3 do. This change seems questionable, as their smaller larynx should indeed produce a higher-pitched sound than that of a Red Bulborb, as seen with Bulborb Larva.
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Dwarf 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 Bulborb will attempt to eat Pikmin close enough to it, and will only grab one Pikmin with a single bite. 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. Unique to Pikmin, Dwarf Bulborbs will scream for help when harassed, waking up Spotty Bulborbs, and, as seen in Challenge Mode only, Spotty Bulbears.
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If you have a large group of Pikmin available, you can simply swarm it. Alternatively, aim and throw a bunch of Pikmin at its back. If a Pikmin lands directly on top of it, it will die instantly. In the first Pikmin game, these creatures may cause the crushing glitch to occur. In Pikmin 2, Purple Pikmin will home in on the Dwarf Bulborb, which can be pretty helpful for a quick kill. The Purple Pikmin will take a while to get off of the Dwarf Bulborb it landed on, but cannot be eaten while still clinging to the creature. If a Pikmin is caught by one, then it can easily be saved by throwing another Pikmin onto the creature's back. As the enemy dies, any captured Pikmin will be released from its mouth.
Simply punching while avoiding its attacks is the most effective strategy for leaders.
By the end of the first game, it is revealed that the Dwarf Bulborb is actually a completely different species from the Spotty Bulborb, specifically, they are members of the breadbug family. As such, one could most likely assume that these creatures are masters of mimicry. Whether or not this is to avoid predation directly from grub-dogs, or from other species is unclear.
Like the Spotty Bulborb, they have a very mammalian appearance, sporting the soft, leathery skin and bulbous eyes of their pseudo-cousin. They also have the same spot patterns and "mandibles" as that of the Spotty Bulborb. However, these look-alikes have blue eyes with massive black pupils in Pikmin, while Spotty Bulborbs have purple eyes. In Pikmin 2, they have pure blue eyes that more closely resemble the purple eyes of the Red Bulborb. In Pikmin 3, their spots are relatively larger and are now indented, with the details of the eyes including large black pupils and light blue irises that even more closely resemble the eyes of the Pikmin 3 Bulborb. In Pikmin 3 and onward, their snouts are shorter than their grub-dog counterpart, as well as Albino Dwarf Bulborbs. Oddly enough, the Moldy Dwarf Bulborb and Dwarf Frosty Bulborb have the same shorter snout, despite being grub-dogs.
Behavior-wise, they seem to either stay close by Bulborbs, or move in packs. They also are active during the day.
Olimar's voyage log
“Structural flaw: back
Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Olimar's notes (Pikmin 4)
“Although initially identified as a juvenile Bulborb, groundbreaking new research indicates that this creature is in fact a member of the Breadbug family. A close relative of Breadbug, it escapes predation through mimicry.Unique adaptation of the Bulborb's crimson coloration allows the species to safely commingle. Such effective adaptation and obfuscation by a prey species is rare, indicating this clever creature is a master of mimicry.”
Louie's notes (Pikmin 4)
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
|Pikmin technical information (?)|
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||20|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.2|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.25|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.3|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||200|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||180|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||30|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||20|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||35|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||20|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||50|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||50|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||15|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||20|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||10|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||50|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||0.3 (30%)|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||10|
|ip01||振り払い打撃Ａ||Shake mode 1 – hit count||1|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||1|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||1|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||2|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||2|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||3|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||2|
|fp01||ぼんやり時間||Unknown (idle time?)||2|
|fp02||白ピクミン毒||White Pikmin poison damage||300|
|fp03||回転終了角度||Max angle it will rotate at, on the spot||180|
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||1|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||0|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||1|
|Damage to leaders||10|
|Mission Mode value||15|
- Size: Body length: 30mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #4
- Common name: Dwarf Bulborb. The creature is called as such because it is a dwarf-sized mimic of a Bulborb. In Pikmin, the only "Bulborb-like" creatures were this and the Bulborb, so there was no need to disambiguate its name with a color. Hence, it was just called "Dwarf Bulborb" in the first game. Pikmin 2 introduced other species, so disambiguation was needed, but Pikmin 3 went back to calling it Dwarf Bulborb, even though multiple types of Bulborb and mimics still exist in that game.
- Japanese nickname: It is called 小チャッピー? (lit.: "Small Chappy") in Pikmin, アカコチャッピー? (lit.: "Red Small Chappy") in Pikmin 2, and コチャッピー? (lit.: "Small Chappy") from Pikmin 3 onwards.
- Japanese name: ベニデメマダラモドキ? (lit.: "Pseudo Spotted Crimson Bug-eye"). In Pikmin, its Japanese name was simply デメマダラモドキ? (lit.: "Pseudo Spotted Bug-eye").
- Scientific name: Pansarus pseudooculii russus. Pansarus pseudooculii is the species name used for other Breadbug mimics, and russus reflects the subspecies name for the Bulborb. In the versions of Pikmin 2 before the European Wii release, the word pseudooculii is written with only one 'o', which is presumably a mistake, since all other dwarf mimics use two 'o's.
- Internal names: Internally, it is called
chappyin Pikmin (チャッピー? is the Japanese name for "Bulborb"), whereas the Spotty Bulborb has the internal name of
swallow. In Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3, the Bulborb's internal name was changed to
chappyand therefore the dwarf Bulborb's internal name changed to
- Prerelease: In an early script left inside Pikmin 2, it is revealed that is placeholder scientific name was Pansarus Psuedooculii RED. Not only is the word "RED" a placeholder, much like in the early scientific name of the Bulborb, but "pseudo" is also misspelled.
- Technical name: Lesser Crimson Breadbug
Names in other languages
アカコチャッピー (Pikmin 2)
Aka Ko Chappī
コチャッピー (Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
|Small Chappy (Pikmin)
Red Small Chappy (Pikmin 2)
Small Chappy (Pikmin 3)
|"Chappy" is the Japanese name for Bulborb|
|Small Chappy||"Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (traditional) name for Bulborb|
|Small Chappy||"Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (simplified) name for Bulborb|
|French||Bulborbe nain (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Bulborbe Nain Rouge (Pikmin 2)
|Dwarf bulborb (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Dwarf Red Bulborb (Pikmin 2)
|"Bulborbe" is the French name for Bulborb|
|German||Zwerg-Punktkäfer (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Roter Zwerg-Punktkäfer (Pikmin 2)
|Dwarf Dot Beetle (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Red Dwarf Dot Beetle (Pikmin 2)
|"Punktkäfer" is the German name for Bulborb|
|Italian||Coleto nano||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 Chappy||"Chapi" is the Korean name for Bulborb|
|Spanish||Bulbo enano (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Bulbo rojo enano (Pikmin 2)
|Dwarf bulb (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Red dwarf bulb (Pikmin 2)
|"Bulbo" is the Spanish name for Bulborb|
|Portuguese||Bulbolho-anão||Dwarf bulbeye||"Bulbolho" is a portmanteau of "bulbo" (bulb) and "olho" (eye)|
"Bulbolho" is the Brazilian Portuguese name for Bulborb
A Dwarf Bulborb in Pikmin's enemy reel.
A large group of Dwarf Bulborbs as seen in an earlier version of Pikmin.
A Dwarf Bulborb in Pikmin 2's Piklopedia.
A group of Red Pikmin fighting two Dwarf Bulborbs in Pikmin 2.
The Piklopedia icon of the Dwarf Bulborb in the Nintendo Switch version of Pikmin 2.
A Dwarf Bulborb in Pikmin 3, about to eat a Red Pikmin.
A group of five Dwarf Bulborbs in Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
The Dwarf Bulborb's e-card, #04 (3rd red card).
- In Pikmin 2 exclusively, like the other Bulborb-mimicking breadbugs, if this creature is petrified in the game's Piklopedia, when it breaks out of the stone it runs around eating any thrown pikpik carrots at a much greater speed than normal.
|Armored Cannon Beetle • Beady Long Legs • Breadbug • Burrowing Snagret • Dwarf Bulbear • Dwarf Bulborb • Emperor Bulblax • Female Sheargrub • Fiery Blowhog • Swooping Snitchbug • Goolix • Honeywisp • Iridescent Flint Beetle • Male Sheargrub • Mamuta • Pearly Clamclamp • Puffstool • Puffy Blowhog • Shearwig • Smoky Progg • Spotty Bulbear • Spotty Bulborb • Water Dumple • Wolpole • Wollyhop • Yellow Wollyhop|
|Pikmin 2 enemies|
|Red Bulborb • Hairy Bulborb • Orange Bulborb • Dwarf Red Bulborb • Snow Bulborb • Dwarf Orange Bulborb • Spotty Bulbear • Dwarf Bulbear • Bulborb Larva • Fiery Bulblax • Water Dumple • Bulbmin • Fiery Blowhog • Watery Blowhog • Armored Cannon Beetle Larva • Decorated Cannon Beetle • Puffy Blowhog • Withering Blowhog • Gatling Groink • Iridescent Flint Beetle • Iridescent Glint Beetle • Doodlebug • Female Sheargrub • Male Sheargrub • Shearwig • Cloaking Burrow-nit • Ravenous Whiskerpillar • Anode Beetle • Mitite • Hermit Crawmad • Swooping Snitchbug • Bumbling Snitchbug • Careening Dirigibug • Antenna Beetle • Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat • Greater Spotted Jellyfloat • Fiery Dweevil • Anode Dweevil • Hydro Dweevil • Munge Dweevil • Volatile Dweevil • Toady Bloyster • Yellow Wollyhop • Wollyhop • Wolpole • Creeping Chrysanthemum • Skitter Leaf • Unmarked Spectralids • Honeywisp • Mamuta • Breadbug • Empress Bulblax • Burrowing Snagret • Beady Long Legs • Emperor Bulblax • Giant Breadbug • Pileated Snagret • Man-at-Legs • Ranging Bloyster • Waterwraith • Segmented Crawbster • Raging Long Legs • Titan Dweevil|
|Pikmin 3 enemies|
|Bulborb • Dwarf Bulborb • Orange Bulborb • Dwarf Orange Bulborb • Spotty Bulbear • Dwarf Bulbear • Whiptongue Bulborb • Fiery Blowhog • Watery Blowhog • Skitter Leaf • Desiccated Skitter Leaf • Armored Cannon Larva • Arctic Cannon Larva • White Spectralids • Yellow Spectralids • Red Spectralids • Joustmite • Flighty Joustmite • Skutterchuck • Phosbat • Phosbat Pod • Pyroclasmic Slooch • Bearded Amprat • Medusal Slurker • Female Sheargrub • Male Sheargrub • Swarming Sheargrub • Shearwig • Swooping Snitchbug • Iridescent Flint Beetle • Burrowing Snagret • Yellow Wollywog • Wogpole • Water Dumple • Skeeterskate • Sputtlefish • Puckering Blinnow • Waddlepus • Toady Bloyster • Hermit Crawmad • Bug-Eyed Crawmad • Peckish Aristocrab • Puffy Blowhog • Nectarous Dandelfly • Arachnode • Scornet • Shaggy Long Legs • Baldy Long Legs • Calcified Crushblat • Armored Mawdad • Vehemoth Phosbat • Sandbelching Meerslug • Scornet Maestro • Quaggled Mireclops • Mysterious Life-Form • Plasm Wraith|
|Pikmin 4 enemies|
|Dwarf Bulborb • Albino Dwarf Bulborb • Bulborb • Jumbo Bulborb • Dwarf Orange Bulborb • Orange Bulborb • Dwarf Bulbear • Spotty Bulbear • Dwarf Frosty Bulborb • Frosty Bulborb • Fiery Bulblax • Whiptongue Bulborb • Bulborb Larva • Empress Bulblax • Emperor Bulblax • Sovereign Bulblax • Fiery Blowhog • Watery Blowhog • Snowy Blowhog • Titan Blowhog • Blizzarding Blowhog • Tusked Blowhog • Armored Cannon Larva • Horned Cannon Beetle • Arctic Cannon Larva • Arctic Cannon Beetle • Female Sheargrub • Male Sheargrub • Mama Sheargrub • Shearwig • Shearflea • Joustmite • Flighty Joustmite • Swooping Snitchbug • Skitter Leaf • Desiccated Skitter Leaf • Fiery Dweevil • Anode Dweevil • Hydro Dweevil • Iceblown Dweevil • Venom Dweevil • Arachnode • Baldy Long Legs • Man-at-Legs • Groovy Long Legs • Anode Beetle • Iridescent Flint Beetle • Doodlebug • Iridescent Glint Beetle • Mitite • Skutterchuck • Skeeterskate • Muckerskate • White Spectralids • Yellow Spectralids • Red Spectralids • Snowfake Fluttertail • Creeping Chrysanthemum • Startle Spore • Breadbug • Giant Breadbug • Gildemandwee • Gildemander • Miniature Snootwhacker • Mammoth Snootwhacker • Sunsquish • Foolix • Downy Snagret • Burrowing Snagret • Waddlequaff • Scorchcake • Shockcake • Freezecake • Puffstool • Toxstool • Moldy Dwarf Bulborb • Moldy Slooch • Pyroclasmic Slooch • Bearded Amprat • Mamuta • Porquillion • Honeywisp • Puffy Blowhog • Icy Blowhog • Withering Blowhog • Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat • Greater Spotted Jellyfloat • Wolpole • Yellow Wollyhop • Wollyhop • Chillyhop • Masterhop • Water Dumple • Puckering Blinnow • Pricklepuff • Waddlepus • Aristocrab Offspring • Peckish Aristocrab • Grubchucker • Hermit Crawmad • Bug-Eyed Crawmad • Crusted Rumpup • Pearly Clamclamp • Toady Bloyster • Bloomcap Bloyster • Bogswallow • Waterwraith • Smoky Progg • Ancient Sirehound • Moss|