|Appears in||Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3|
|Scientific name||Himeagea mandibulosa|
|Areas||The Forest of Hope, Awakening Wood, Tropical Wilds, Twilight River, Formidable Oak|
|Caves||Hole of Beasts, White Flower Garden, Bulblax Kingdom, Glutton's Kitchen, Hole of Heroes|
|Challenge Mode levels||The Final Trial, Twilight Garden, Cave of Snarls, Rumbling Grotto|
|Collect treasure! levels||Twilight Hollow Remix|
|Battle enemies! levels||Twilight Hollow|
|2-Player Battle levels||Battle Field, War Path, Carpet Plain, Angle Maze, Rusty Gulch, Brawl Yard, Dim Labyrinth|
|Bingo Battle levels||None|
Female Sheargrubs (ウジンコ♀?, lit.: "Parrot Maggot ♀") are enemies found in the Pikmin games. Unlike the members of the opposing gender, they are scavengers and do not attack leaders or Pikmin, although they still chase them. Their behavior, along with their light pink color and relatively small jaws, is the most distinctive difference between males and females of the species. As with Male Sheargrubs, however, they eat bridges that were built on a previous day. They provide only one or two seeds, and thus are usually not worth bringing back to the Onion.
In Pikmin 3, Female Sheargrubs regenerate health when they are underground, just like Male Sheargrubs. They can fully heal themselves in 30 seconds. When their health is at 20% or lower, they will return to their nest to bury and recover, and when they regenerate to 50%, they emerge and continue their chase, if there are leaders or Pikmin nearby. The health wheel will always be visible above the ground when they are recovering health.
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Olimar's voyage log“
Nintendo Player's Guide“
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide“
Female Sheargrubs are harmless pests and can be defeated with ease by either the Pikmin or a leader's punches; there is no threat at all. A single Pikmin on their backs should take them out instantly. Leading them into water will also deplete their health in Pikmin and Pikmin 2 (this does not work in Pikmin 3).
|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)||10|
|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||0.35|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||0|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||0|
|fp16||振り払い率||Unknown (shake rate?)||0|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||0|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||0|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||0|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||0|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||0|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||50|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||0|
|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|
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||1|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||0|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||0|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||1|
|Damage to leaders||0|
|Mission Mode value||5|
- Prima guide technical name: Mandiblard
- Size: Body length: 20mm, as per the e-card
- Piklopedia number: #23
The Female Sheargrub is the female counterpart to the Male Sheargrub, which naturally explains the "Female" part of the name. The Japanese name is ウジンコ♀?, which contains the Venus symbol to point out that it is a female. In the creature's scientific name, Himeagea mandibulosa, the word mandibulosa is Latin for "mandible".
The internal name in Pikmin is
A in the name is the disambiguation identifier for each mandiblard; the Female Sheargrub has an
A, the Male has a
B, and the Shearwig has a
C. The internal name in Pikmin 2 is simply
uji being part of the Japanese name, and the
a being once again the identifier. Finally, Pikmin 3 follows the same scheme as the previous game, but with the name starting with
ujinko_, making its internal name
In the GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18, this enemy is referred to as "Shear Grub (Female)", with a space.
Names in other languages
|Parrot Maggot ♀|
|French||Boufpon Femelle||Portmanteau of bouffe (eat, grub) and pont (bridge); Female bridge-eater|
|German||Weiblicher Termitentos||"weiblich" denotes female, while "Termitentos" is a corruption of termite|
|Spanish (NoA)||Comején hembra||Female termite|
Artwork from Pikmin.
Male and Female Sheargrubs in the enemy reel of Pikmin.
A Female Sheargrub on the Piklopedia.
A closeup of a Female Sheargrub in Pikmin 2.
The creature's e-card, #44 (11th blue card).
- Sheargrub Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries on The Cutting Room Floor