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Male Sheargrub

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Male Sheargrub In-game icon.
Icon for the Male Sheargrub, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in PikminPikmin 2Pikmin 3Pikmin 4Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Himeagea mandibulosa (m)
Family Mandiblard
Areas The Forest of Hope, The Forest Navel, Awakening Wood, Tropical Wilds, Twilight River, Formidable Oak, Sun-Speckled Terrace, Hero's Hideaway (night), Mushroom Valley, Back-and-Forth Road, Cherrystone Pass, Glowing Bloom Pond, Echo Cavern, Springpetal Cave, Lights in the Darkness, Sizzling Precipice, Freezing Wasteland, Frozen Hazard
Caves Hole of Beasts, White Flower Garden, Snagret Hole, Glutton's Kitchen, Hole of Heroes, Last-Frost Cavern
Challenge Mode stages The Final Trial, Twilight Garden, Cave of Snarls, Rumbling Grotto
Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages Twilight Hollow Remix, Beastly Caverns
Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages Twilight Hollow, Distant Tundra Remix, Clockwork Chasm
Side Story days First Part Found, Looking for Louie
Dandori Challenge stages None
Dandori Battle stages None
2-Player Battle stages Rusty Gulch, Carpet Plain, Brawl Yard
Bingo Battle stages Shaded Terrace, Twisted Cavern, Rusted Labyrinth, Blooming Terrace, Buried Pond
Attacks Pikmin (game) icon.png:  Eat Pikmin, destroy stick bridges
Pikmin 2 icon.png:  Eat Pikmin, destroy stick bridges
Pikmin 3 icon.png:  Eat Pikmin
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The Male Sheargrub (ウジンコ♂?, lit.: "Tiny Maggot ♂") is an enemy found in the Pikmin series. Male Sheargrubs 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, beyond sharing families. They are both male mandiblards that attack in the same fashion, and in some cases, specifically The Forest Navel, appear in large swarms together.

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.


To do: Find out its health in Hey! Pikmin by retreiving the value from the game files.
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Game Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
Pikmin 1 2 3 N/A 50 No
Pikmin 2 1 1 3 Poko icon.png × 2 50 No
Pikmin 3 (?) 1 1 2 Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 5
Icon for the soul in Battle Enemies!, taken from the game's textures. × 5
45 No
Pikmin 4 1 1 2 (0 glow pellets) Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 1 45 No
Hey! Pikmin N/A N/A N/A A yellow Sparklium Seed icon, used to represent the object found in the games. × 0 Unknown Unknown


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.

Reel notes

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

Olimar's notes

This specimen is a male sheargrub. Having lost both legs and wings, the male burrows into the soil and waits to ambush small creatures that pass by. This beast's mandibles can be dangerous, making creatures such as Pikmin easy prey.

Louie's notes

Spread several specimens in the bottom of a casserole dish and layer with sliced avocado. Bake until the meat is choice and the cheese is lusciously browned.

Alph's comments

Structural flaw: back
Weight: 1

Those jaws are stronger than you'd expect! I haven't seen anything that can grip like that outside of factory robots. Fortunately, its back isn't so tough. If you can arc a few Pikmin onto it from above, it'll go down in no time.

Brittany's comments

I don't get these creatures. They have a good thing going underground, where it's dark and quiet. Why can't they snooze the days away instead of making trouble for us?

Charlie's comments

These nasties are the number-one reason I keep my whistle handy at all times. You've got to have a quick whistle finger to lead your squad to safety when you feel the ground start to rumble beneath your feet! Keep a close eye on any Pikmin with their hands full. These critters like to go after those first.

Louie's comments

Spread several specimens in the bottom of a casserole dish and layer with sliced avocado. Bake until the meat is choice and the cheese is lusciously browned.

Olimar's comments

Sheargrub (Male)
Himeagea mandibulosa
Mandiblard family

This specimen is a male sheargrub. Having lost both legs and wings, the male burrows into the soil and waits to ambush small creatures that pass by. This beast's mandibles can be dangerous, making creatures such as Pikmin easy prey.

Hey! Pikmin logs

This earthbound creature gave up its wings and legs to live in the dirt. It only comes out to defend its territory. I still can't figure out if it's shy or if it's desperately seeking attention.

Dalmo's Notes[edit]

With its powerful jaws, the male Sheargrub can secure more food than the female. But it doesn't keep it all for itself. Right now, in the ground under our feet, mated Sheargrub pairs are sharing food with each other. What a generous snuggly grub!

Olimar's Notes (Pikmin 4)[edit]

This specimen is a male Sheargrub. Having lost both legs and wings, the male burrows into the soil and waits to ambush small creatures that pass by. This beast's mandibles can be dangerous, making creatures such as Pikmin easy prey.

Louie's Notes (Pikmin 4)[edit]

Spread several specimens in the bottom of a casserole dish, layer with sliced avocado, and top with cheese. Bake until the meat is cooked through and the cheese is lusciously browned.

Pikmin Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

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 savor the vegetable extracts from the congealed fluids of expired Pikmin.
Male sheargrubs are stronger and more dangerous than the females. Recruit around five Pikmin to take on a male of the species. Swarm over the purple bugs using the C Stick to defeat them.

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Pikmin 2[edit]

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.

Pikmin 3[edit]

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.

Hey! Pikmin[edit]

Male Sheargrubs can appear from the ceilings or the floors. They are a big nuisance and will fall on your Pikmin, killing them. To kill it, throw a Pikmin at it once, but remember they come in groups.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin technical information (?)
Internal name kabekuiB
HP 50
Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name ujib
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 45
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.2
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 Successful 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?) 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
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 10
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 12
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 Collision processing radius 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 Shake mode 1 – hit count 0
ip02 振り払い張付1 Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement 0
ip03 振り払い打撃B Shake mode 2 – hit count 0
ip04 振り払い張付2 Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement 0
ip05 振り払い打撃C Shake mode 3 – hit count 0
ip06 振り払い張付3 Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement 0
ip07 振り払い打撃D Shake mode 4 – hit count 0
Specific properties
ID Japanese comment Property Value
fp01 白ピクミン White Pikmin poison damage 300
fp02 橋食いパワー Bridge-eating power 35
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name ujinko_b
HP 45
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
Territory radius 200
Mission Mode value 5

Other information[edit]


See more: Mandiblard family#Naming.
  • Common name: Male Sheargrub. It is the male counterpart to the Female Sheargrub, which naturally explains the "Male" part of the name.
  • Japanese nickname: ウジンコ♂?. It contains the Mars symbol to identify it as male.
  • Japanese name: ヒラバヒメアギト?, lit.: "Flat Ground Small Jaw". It is shared with the Female Sheargrub. The name is given as ヒラバヒメアギト♂? (lit.: "Flat Ground Small Jaw ♂") in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3 Deluxe, and as ヒラバヒメアギト オス? (lit.: "Flat Ground Small Jaw (male)") in Pikmin 4.
  • Scientific name: Himeagea mandibulosa. It is also shared with the Female Sheargrub.
  • Internal names: 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 ujib. uji is part of its Japanese name, and b is once again an identifier. Like Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3 calls it ujinko_b, where b is the identifier.
  • Prerelease: In the GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18, this enemy is referred to as "Shear Grub (Male)", with a space.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ウジンコ♂?
Ujinko ♂
Tiny Maggot ♂
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Qūqū Zǐ ♂
Tiny Maggot ♂
Flag of China Chinese
Qūqū Zǐ ♂
Tiny Maggot ♂
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Mannetjesschaargruppie Little male sheargrub
Flag of France French Boufpon mâle
Boufpon (mâle) (Olimar's comments)
Male bridge-eater
Bridge-eater (male) (Olimar's comments)
"Boufpon" is a portmanteau of "bouffe" (eat, grub) and "pont" (bridge)
Flag of Germany German Männlicher Termitentos
Termitentos (männlich) (Olimar's notes/comments)
Male Termitentos
Termitentos (male)
"Termitentos" is a corruption of "Termite"
Flag of Italy Italian Tarlo molare maschio Male molar woodworm "Tarlo" means "woodworm"
"Molare" may come from the molar teeth, in reference to how they "chew" bridges
Flag of South Korea Korean 땅벼룩♂
Ttang-Byeoruk ♂
Ground Flea ♂
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Cupim-lacera macho Male shred termite
Flag of Spain Spanish Comején macho
Comején (macho) (Olimar's comments)
Male termite
Termite (male)



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  1. ^ Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries on The Cutting Room Floor