|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Scientific name||Oculus kageyamii folliculus|
|Caves||Subterranean Complex, Frontier Cavern, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode stages||Collector's Room, Cave of Pain, Emperor's Realm|
|2-Player Battle stages||None|
Hairy Bulborbs (ケチャッピー?, lit.: "Fur Chappy") are enemies in Pikmin 2. They are similar in appearance to other 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 slower 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.
Hairy Bulborbs are nocturnal creatures found in colder climates such as the Valley of Repose, found in caves. This exposes them to being attacked by Pikmin due to the fact that they won't awake unless attacked. They can also awaken if bumped into or if a carried object hits them.
Once awoken, they become aggressive and will attempt to eat any nearby Pikmin. If it manages to successfully catch any Pikmin, it will then stand still to eat them. If it fails to catch any Pikmin, it will trip and then get up to try once more. If there's multiple Pikmin attacking the Hairy Bulborb, it will shake them off and attempt to catch Pikmin once more.
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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 being 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 Purple Pikmin, defeating one is trickier; rather than swarming it, try continuously tossing Pikmin, preferably Red Pikmin, 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.
Bulborbs are among the creatures with the most diverse physiology in the Pikmin series, and the Hairy Bulborb is quite similar in design to them. They possess traits similar to those of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Hairy Bulborb's have large bulbous eyes set in stalks, as opposed to the compound eyes of most insects. These eyes are a shade of dark blue. They are mostly white in color, matching their snowy environment and with a brown nose.
The Hairy Bulborb also has a coat of white fur on its back which is an exclusive adaptation to the Grub-Dog family, as well as being a rare adaption as most creatures on the planet lack hair in general. Olimar states that it is used to warm their vital organs, which allows the creature to survive in their colder climates. Additionally, the hair follicles are quite weak, as when they lose half of their health they shed the fur. This could be an adaptation used to scare away any potential predators which have caught the beast by surprise, allowing for a rapid escape.
Once the fur has been shed, it reveals the creatures blue colored spots, unlike the regular Bulborbs white spots on a red body.
There have never been any confirmed juvenile Hairy Bulborbs in the franchise as the closest seen are the Snow Bulborbs, which are Breadbug mimics. Hairy Bulborbs have been spotted sleeping near the mimics, which could be due to the creature thinking that they are young Hairy Bulborbs. The only true juvenile Bulborbs are Dwarf Frosty Bulborbs. There are Bulborb Larva and Albino Dwarf Bulborbs which are juvenile Grub-Dogs, however it is unknown whether they can mature into Hairy Bulborbs.
According to the notes from Olimar, when certain environmental changes occur, a female Bulborb can turn herself into an Empress Bulblax, taking on the role of a pack matriarch and birthing a lot of larvae. The Empress Bulblax has a similar appearance to the Bulborb as both have a red body with white spots. This means that it’s possible for a Hairy Bulborb variant of the Empress Bulblax to exist and that similar behavior could occur.
We also see that Bulbmin are a type of Pikmin which infect other creatures to take control of them. The only seen host up to Pikmin 4 is that of a Bulborb, however, Olimar implied in his notes that it’s possible for other creatures to be hosts so its possible that a Hairy Bulbmin variant exists.
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
|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||Successful 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|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||50|
|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|
|ip01||振り払い打撃Ａ||Shake mode 1 – hit count||6|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||5|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||12|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||10|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||17|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||20|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||22|
|fp01||足元範囲||Determines rotation speed while standing (lower values give faster rotations)||30|
|fp02||白ピクミン毒||White Pikmin poison damage||650|
- Size: Body length: 90mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #2
- See more: Grub-dog family#Naming.
- Common name: Hairy Bulborb. The defining characteristic of this bulborb is its hair, hence the name "hairy".
- Japanese nickname: ケチャッピー?. It simply translates to "Fur Chappy", with "Chappy" being the Japanese name for "bulborb".
- Japanese name: シラガデメマダラ?, lit.: "Spotted White-haired Bug-eye".
- Scientific name: Oculus kageyamii folliculus. It 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.
- Internal names: 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.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
|French||Bulborbe poilu||Hairy Bulborb|
|Italian||Coleto Peloso||Hairy Bulborb|
|Spanish||Bulbo peludo||Hairy bulb|
Louie and some Pikmin next to a Hairy Bulborb.
A Hairy Bulborb chasing Louie and some Purple Pikmin.
A Hairy Bulborb in Challenge Mode.
A Hairy Bulborb in the Piklopedia.
A Hairy Bulborb, seen in an unused cave,
The Piklopedia icon of the Hairy Bulborb in the Nintendo Switch version of Pikmin 2.
The Hairy Bulborb'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.
- The Hairy Bulborb and Snow Bulborb are featured heavily in unused and template caves, likely as placeholder/test enemies. This possibly stems from their origin as yellow Bulborbs, which were often seen as placeholders in prerelease material.
- Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries/Louie's Notes on The Cutting Room Floor