|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Scientific name||Oculus kageyamii folliculus|
|Caves||Subterranean Complex, Frontier Cavern, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode levels||Collector's Room, Cave of Pain, Emperor's Realm|
|2-Player Battle levels||None|
Hairy Bulborbs (ケチャッピー?, lit.: "Fur Chappy") are enemies in Pikmin 2. They are similar in appearance to Red Bulborbs, but have white backs with blue spots and a lot of fluffy, white fur. As the creature's health begins to fall, so does its hair, revealing its blue spots, making it more closely resemble its Breadbug mimic, though larger in size. Hairy Bulborbs are similar in most respects to other mature Bulborbs, but tend to live in colder environments. They have less health and are slightly more aggressive than the Red Bulborb, but can be defeated using similar techniques. The Whiptongue Bulborb in Pikmin 3 is very similar in coloration.
|10||20||12[note 1]||× 7||650||No|
- This enemy cannot be delivered to Onions in-game. This information is obtained from the game files.
The following article or section contains guides.
The Hairy Bulborb should be attacked while sleeping and approached carefully to delay it waking up as late as possible. If accidentally awakened, it can be made to fall back asleep by leaving it alone for a while. As with other mature Bulborbs, this creature's attacks are biting and shaking, biting the more harmful.
As with most fights, Purple Pikmin are the most effective, and cause serious damage when thrown; the impact should stun the Bulborb, and it can be taken out quickly. Without purples, defeating one is trickier; rather than swarming it, try continuously tossing Pikmin, preferable reds, onto its back. If necessary, using an ultra-bitter spray to petrify the beast and swarming it with a fairly large army makes for an easy battle.
Like all Bulborbs, the Hairy Bulborb can be killed by a leader, but it will take a while. One must be careful to dodge the creature's bite and, to a lesser extent, keep away when it shakes, as this damages leaders as well.
|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)||40|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.3|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.3|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.35|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||500|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||90|
|fp16||振り払い率||Unknown (shake rate?)||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||75|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||25|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||80|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||35|
|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||90|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||7|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||30|
|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||5|
|fp01||足元範囲||Unknown (foot range?)||30|
|fp02||白ピクミン毒||White Pikmin poison damage||650|
- Size: Body length: 90mm, as per the e-card
- Piklopedia number: #2
The defining characteristic of this Bulborb is its hair, hence the name "hairy". Its Japanese name, ケチャッピー?, simply translates to "Fur Chappy", Chappy being the Japanese name for Bulborb. Its scientific name, Oculus kageyamii folliculus, shares the Oculus kageyammi species name from other grub-dogs, and folliculus is Latin for "follicle"; the hair follicle is the mammalian organ that produces hairs.
Internally, this enemy is called
yellowchappy. The reason for this is because initially, yellow and blue Bulborbs were meant to be included in the game. What started off as a yellow Bulborb eventually became the Hairy Bulborb.
Names in other languages
|French||Bulborbe poilu||Hairy Bulborb|
|German||Pelz-Punktkäfer||Fur Dot Beetle|
|Italian||Coleto Peloso||Hairy Dot Beetle|
|Spanish||Bulbo Peludo||Hairy Bulb|
A Hairy Bulborb in Challenge Mode.
A woken up Hairy Bulborb in the Piklopedia.
A Hairy Bulborb, seen in an unused cave (
The creature's e-card, #02 (2nd yellow card).
- In the Pikmin 2 prototype, Louie strangely seems to refer to the Hairy Bulborb as a bird, saying things such as to "pluck the feathers" instead of the hair, or mentioning that the foil should "protect the bird from scorching". It's possible that in the game's very early stages, the Hairy Bulborb was once a bird-related creature.
- The Japanese version of the Hairy Bulborb's recipe was drastically changed in the American version. Instead of the Bulborb being grilled in foil, it says to brew the hair into a drink which, according to the notes, increases blood circulation. This might refer to how the hair keeps the Bulborb's vital organs warm, as stated in Olimar's notes.
- Louie's notes say that one should pull out the hairs, though the creature's hair already falls off on its own when it dies.
- Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries/Louie's Notes on The Cutting Room Floor