The onionshell family is a family of crab-like enemies introduced in Pikmin 3, although the family went unclassified until Pikmin 3 Deluxe. It currently only has one member, the Peckish Aristocrab. Members belong to the brachyurices genus.
The Peckish Aristocrab is an enemy found in Pikmin 3. It uses its large pincer to block incoming Pikmin throws, as well as to snatch Pikmin up to eat. Since the pincer is made of crystal, it can be broken by Rock Pikmin. Once disarmed, the creature resorts to evading Pikmin attacks and blowing bubbles to keep them away.
The family name onionshell comes from their distinctively shaped bodies. Much like the Onions, members bare shells similar to that of an onion, with a round bottom half that loops to an enclosed stub on the top.
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