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Numbouse family

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The numbouse family is a family of rodent-like creatures introduced in Pikmin 3, although the family went unclassified until Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Members are known for their electric powers they use for defense. It contains only one member, the Bearded Amprat. Members belong to the Porcellus genus.


Bearded Amprat[edit]

A render of a Bearded Amprat from Pikmin 4.
Main article: Bearded Amprat.

The Bearded Amprat resembles a small white guinea pig with large brown spots on its face and back. Their head is rounded with small eyes in the front and no apparent ears. As their name implies, their faces are draped in large amounts of long, straight hair which give their face a slight resemblance to a skull. It has four, small, mouse-like feet which it uses to move around and to grab prey. Unlike the rest of its body, the feet are green with brown tips on the toes, which lack claws. Its body ends in a few small brown spots and a skinny, mouse-like tail.


The family name Numbouse is derived from the word "numb", from their ability to paralyze Pikmin, and "mouse", from their rodent-like appearance.

The genus Porcellus is the second word in the guinea pig's scientific name, which the Bearded Amprat is similar to.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese シビレネズミ科?
Shibire Nezumi Ka
Numbness mouse family
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Flag of France French fulguro porcellidés The name is a portmanteau of "fulgur" (Latin for lightning) and "Cavia porcellus" (the guinea pig's scientific name)
Flag of Germany German Britzelnager Sparkle rodent Britzel is a German onomatopoeia for the noise of electricity
Flag of Italy Italian Caviidi electrici A latin-sounding pun on cavi elettrici (electric cables)
Flag of South Korea Korean 마비쥐 과
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Eletricavídeos Eletricaviidae The name is a portmanteau of "elétrico" (electric) and "cavídeos" (cavy)
The suffix "-ídeos" (-idae) is used for naming animal family names
Flag of Spain Spanish Estatidentios