|Appears in||Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3, Hey! Pikmin|
|Scientific name||Himeagea mandibulosa|
|Areas||The Forest of Hope, The Forest Navel, Awakening Wood, Tropical Wilds|
|Caves||Hole of Beasts, White Flower Garden, Snagret Hole, 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, Beastly Caverns|
|Battle enemies! levels||Twilight Hollow, Distant Tundra Remix, Clockwork Chasm|
|2-Player Battle levels||Rusty Gulch, Carpet Plain, Brawl Yard|
|Bingo Battle levels||Shaded Terrace|
|Attacks||Eat Pikmin, destroy bridges|
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Male Sheargrubs (ウジンコ♂?, lit.: "Parrot Maggot ♂") can easily be distinguished from Female Sheargrubs by their dark purple color and large mandibles. Unlike the females, which are believed to scavenge dead Pikmin, Male Sheargrubs are predatory and extremely aggressive, and will attack leaders and Pikmin when the opportunity presents itself. Sheargrubs have lost both their legs and wings in an odd twist of evolution, and have adapted to a life spent mostly underground.
In Pikmin, these bugs are completely invulnerable while they're chomping down on a Pikmin except when a Pikmin is tossed directly on top of it. This was fixed in Pikmin 2, allowing players to kill them even if they have a Pikmin in their grasp. Sheargrubs, both male and female, will also deconstruct any nearby stick bridges, which makes defeating these pesky creatures soon after landing a top priority to avoid having to rebuild them.
These creatures are also related to the Shearwig, in that they share families.
In Pikmin 3, they can regenerate health while buried, and are able to fully regenerate in 30 seconds, just like the Female Sheargrubs. If only 20% of their health remains, they return to their original spot to bury and heal, and when their health reaches 50%, they come out again, if there are any prey in range. While they're regenerating, their health wheel will be constantly visible above the ground.
- 1 Stats
- 2 Notes
- 3 Strategy
- 4 Technical information
- 5 Other information
- 6 Naming
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See also
- 10 References
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Olimar's voyage log
Nintendo Player's Guide
"Although they are among the weakest of enemies that can cause any harm, Male Sheargrubs with attack and devour your Pikmin if you don't instruct your troops to fight back. When your army is suprised by the surfacing creatures, use the C Stick to swarm them."
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
"These burrowing creatures spend most of their time underground, showing themselves only when a potential meal wanders by. When Male Sheargrubs emerge from the ground, they use their pincers to tear through their unfortunate prey. When you encounter a group of Male Sheargrubs, retreat to a safe distance and throw one Pikmin directly onto each enemy. During prolonged battles, Male Sheargrubs will shake their attackers by burrowing underground. Don't let your guard down until you're sure the area is clear of enemies."
The species is relatively weak compared to most other creatures, but if one happens to get a hold of a Pikmin, it is invincible to swarming until the Pikmin dies. If a single Pikmin is thrown onto the Sheargrub's back, it will die instantly, and the Pikmin will be saved. Attack with Olimar if possible, but be careful, as a bite deals massive damage. If there is water nearby, like in The Forest of Hope, lead them into it. Since they cannot fly, and will keep following their prey, they will eventually drown.
The male Sheargrub's mysterious invincibility is no longer present here, making them incredibly easy to kill. Simply swarm with a group of Pikmin and they'll have no chance. Same as in Pikmin, if there is a body of water nearby, lead them in and drown them.
Male Sheargrubs are much more rare in this installment, but can be a slight nuisance nonetheless. The invincibility is once again no longer present, so just use a good amount of Pikmin to take care of them. In this game, they are resistant to water. These enemies are also not known to be able to eat bridges like in previous installments.
|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?)||30|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||15|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||30|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||15|
|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|
|fp01||白ピクミン||White Pikmin poison damage||300|
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||1|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||0|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||1|
|Damage to leaders||5|
|Mission Mode value||5|
- Prima guide technical name: Mandiblard
- Size: Body length: 25mm, as per the e-card
- Piklopedia number: #24
Like the Female Sheargrub, this creature is called "Male" Sheargrub due to it being the male counterpart. Its Japanese name, ウジンコ♂?, can be translated to "Parrot Maggot ♂", and contains the Mars symbol to identify it as male. The Male Sheargrub's scientific name, Himeagea mandibulosa, is the same as the female's.
In Pikmin, its internal name is
kabekuiB, in which
B serves to disambiguate between the other members of the mandiblard family, with the Female Sheargrub using the letter
A, and the Shearwig using
C. The internal name in Pikmin 2 is simply
uji is part of its Japanese name, and
b is once again an identifier. Like Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3 calls it
b is the identifier.
In the GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18, this enemy is referred to as "Shear Grub (Male)", with a space.
Names in other languages
|Parrot Maggot ♂|
|Dutch||Mannetjesschaargruppie||Little male Sheargrub|
|French||Boufpon mâle||Male Sheargrub|
|German||Männlicher Termitentos||Male Sheargrub|
|Italian||Tarlo molare maschio||Male Sheargrub|
|Spanish (NoA)||Comején macho||Male termite|
A closeup of a few Male Sheargrubs from the Piklopedia.
The creature's e-card, #45 (11th yellow card).
- An alternative, fatter version of the Male Sheargrub exists unused inside Pikmin 3.
- Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries on The Cutting Room Floor