Fiery Dwarf Bulblax
The Fiery Dwarf Bulblax (ヤキコチャッピー?, lit.: "Sizzling Young Chappy") is an enemy in Hey! Pikmin. It is similar to the Fiery Bulblax from Pikmin 2, in that it chases after and eats Pikmin, its back is on fire, and it has a melted appearance. It is much larger than other dwarf mimics and does not have teeth. Because of its fiery back, it can only be defeated with Red Pikmin.
If left idle, a Dwarf Fiery Bulblax will slowly walk back and forth, slowly burning down any wood it's standing on. If it spots Olimar or Pikmin, it will charge them leaving behind a trail of fire. If it is being attacked, fiery projectiles will fly off its back.
Defeating a Dwarf Fiery Bulblax is a relatively simple ordeal. Throwing at least a handful of Red Pikmin will dispatch the creature fairly quickly. However, while it is moving, it will leave behind a trail of fire. Despite only being able to eat 2 Pikmin at a time, the speed at which it eats lends it the powerful ability to decimate groups of Pikmin. It's recommended to simply stand a decent distance away from it, facing its front side, and use Red Pikmin. Carefully however, as throwing any other type of Pikmin will result in them burning and not doing any damage, no matter where they land.
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“This creature's back is perpetually burning, so it leaves a trail of fire wherever it goes. I wonder how those bulging eyes keep from getting cooked sunny-side up. Now that's a matter worth researching.”
Like Bulborb mimics, this enemy is called a dwarf because it is a smaller version of the Fiery Bulblax. This is the only Bulblax mimic known to exist.
Its scientific name is Oculus volcanus parvusii. Volcanus is a play off of "volcano", eluding to its fiery exterior. This is also part of the species name for the Fireflap Bulborb, as well as the genus name for the Fiery Young Yellow Wollywog. Parvusii is similar to "parvus", the Latin word for small.
It is very similar to Oculus vulcanus, the scientific name of the Fiery Bulblax, with volcanus being one letter off from vulcanus. Interestingly, despite having the genus Oculus, it is not in the grub-dog family. This is likely a mistake, as this is impossible in real world taxonomy.
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