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Female Sheargrub

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Female Sheargrub In-game icon.
Female sheargrub.png
Appears in PikminPikmin 2Pikmin 3
Scientific name Himeagea mandibulosa
Family Mandiblard
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 Shaded Terrace, Stagnant Sea, Twisted Cavern, Arid Metropolis, Rusted Labyrinth, Blooming Terrace, Parched Brook, Buried Pond, Sandbox Kingdom
Attacks 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.


Game Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
Pikmin 1 2 2 N/A 50 Unknown
Pikmin 2 1 1 2 Poko icon.png × 1 50 No
Pikmin 3 (?) 1 1 1 Poko icon.png × 5
Points × 5
45 No


Reel notes

Males of this species are purple and have an armored head.

Olimar's notes

The males of this species are purple and black creatures with tapered mouths, while the females are lighter in color and lack an armored exoskeleton. As with most mandiblards, these creatures have regressed to the point where they have lost both legs and wings. They can be seen crawling around on the ground and are believed to feed on the vegetable extracts from the congealed fluids of expired Pikmin.

Louie's notes

For an unforgettable quiche, slice this creature up and mix with four eggs, two vine-ripened tomatoes, diced zucchini, and generous handfuls of feta and swiss. Bake until crusty and golden. This beast is most flavorful if caught and cooked just after laying its eggs.

Olimar's voyage log

Today I've learned something new about these creatures' behavioral patterns. They are very vexing bugs-they chew apart the bridges that the Pikmin build! All the effort the Pikmin went to... I must watch for these pests.

Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

Pale pink Sheargrubs pop out of the ground and distract your Pikmin, but they don't cause your troops any harm. They do, however, like to roll up constructed bridges. If you have the time, you can swarm and defeat the creatures with little effort and take them back to the Onions for two sprouts a pop.

Pikmin 3 Prima Guide[edit]

Like Male Sheargrubs, Female Sheargrubs spend most of their time under-ground. Unlike their male counterparts, however, Female Sheargrubs aren't equipped with pincers. When you uncover a group of Female Sheargrubs, throw one Pikmin onto each enemy.


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).

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin technical information (?)
Internal name kabekuiA
HP 50
Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name ujia
Global properties (List)
ID Japanese comment Property Value
s000 friction(not used) Friction 0.5
s001 wallReflection Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?) 0.5
s002 faceDirAdjust Unknown 0.25
s003 accel Acceleration 0.05
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 50
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
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.1
fp06 速度 Move speed 40
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.1
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 300
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 30
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 0
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 150
fp13 視界角度 FOV 180
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
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 0
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 0
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 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
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 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
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 10
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 0
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 0
fp31 ライフ回復率 Regeneration rate 0
fp32 LOD半径 Off-camera radius 40
fp33 マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定 Unknown 25
fp34 ピクミンとのあたり Pikmin damage radius 10
fp35 石化時間 Petrification duration 1
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 Unknown 0
ip02 振り払い張付1 Unknown 0
ip03 振り払い打撃B Unknown 0
ip04 振り払い張付2 Unknown 0
ip05 振り払い打撃C Unknown 0
ip06 振り払い張付3 Unknown 0
ip07 振り払い打撃D Unknown 30
Specific properties
ID Japanese comment Property Value
fp01 橋食いパワー Bridge-eating power 25
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name ujinko_a
HP 45
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
Territory radius 200
Mission Mode value 5

Other information[edit]

  • Prima guide technical name: Mandiblard
  • Size: Body length: 20mm, as per the e-card
  • Japanese name: ヒラバヒメアギト?, lit.: "Flat land Princess Jaw"
  • 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 kabekuiA. The 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 ujia, with 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 ujinko_a.

In the GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18, this enemy is referred to as "Shear Grub (Female)", with a space.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ウジンコ♀?
Ujinko ♀
Parrot Maggot ♀
Flag of France.svg French Boufpon femelle Portmanteau of bouffe (eat, grub) and pont (bridge); Female bridge-eater
Flag of Germany.svg German Weiblicher Termitentos "weiblich" denotes female, while "Termitentos" is a corruption of termite
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Tarlo molare femmina
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 땅벼룩♀️
Ddang byeoluk♀️
Ground flea
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Comején hembra Female termite


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