The Orange Bulborb (テンテンチャッピー?, lit.: "Restless Chappy") is an enemy that first debuted in Pikmin 2, further appearing in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4. Compared to normal Bulborbs, they have brown skin, piercing yellow, bloodshot eyes, and an orange backside with brown spots.
While it behaves similarly to most Bulborb species, Orange Bulborbs are unique in their extreme wariness: While other Bulborbs won't wake up unless Pikmin or a Leader are practically touching or directly attacking them, Orange Bulborbs will wake up and begin attacking much sooner (their detection range is approximately the same as the cursor's reach in the GameCube games), making an ambush next to impossible, even when attacking from behind. They also have a noticeably higher amount of health; all of these factors make them rather formidable opponents. They are rather common, appearing in many caverns throughout the game such as the Bulblax Kingdom, or on land in the Wistful Wild, by the Dream Den. Dwarf Orange Bulborbs, which are not actually an Orange Bulborb's young, are oftentimes found near their territory, likely for protection.
In Pikmin 3, the creature is much rarer, appearing only 4 times throughout the main story. Here, they have physical differences such as their head and face being more brownish. Their pupils have gained a more triangular shape as well. In some Mission Mode stages, they can be found near Clovers, but regardless, they will still be able to see prey hiding under any plant.
|10||20||12||× 7||850||2.55 HP/s|
|(?)||10||20 (normally)||15|| × 50
Orange Bulborbs are, like the Bulborb, nocturnal creatures and sleep in mainly underground areas, but can still be found above ground. In the main series of games, this exposes them to being swarmed by Pikmin. However, due to their high-strung nature, they will wake up more often as they can sense both Pikmin and Leaders if too close. They will also chase the Pikmin or Leader for a longer distance compared to a regular Bulborb.
Once awoken, the Orange Bulborb becomes very aggressive and will rush towards any nearby Pikmin or Leader to try and eat them. If it manages to reach any Pikmin, it will stand up to eat them - otherwise it will attempt to attack again after tripping. If there are multiple Pikmin attacking the creature all at once, it will shake itself to throw Pikmin off of itself and try to eat more Pikmin. If the Grub-Dogs eyestalks are attacked, it will panic and stop doing whatever they were doing to shake off the attackers.
If there are no more Pikmin or Leaders near the Orange Bulborb, it will look around and then fall back asleep.
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Orange Bulborbs are quite similar in design to the regular Bulborb, which is a creature with one of the most diverse physiology in the Pikmin series. They possess traits similar to those of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Orange Bulborbs have large bulbous eyes set in stalks, as opposed to the compound eyes of most insects. The eyes of the creature are described by Olimar as being yellow in color as well as being bloodshot, giving it it’s more high-strung nature
Olimar mentions Bulborbs having a set of mandibles, which can also be seen in the Orange Bulborb. Mandibles are a pair of appendages near an insect's mouth, used for grinding and chewing food. The so-called mandibles Olimar mentions in his notes look nothing like normal mandibles and are instead most likely saber-teeth, used for breaking exoskeletons of prey insects and digging through the soil for roots.
No true Dwarf Orange Bulborbs are known to exist. While Orange Bulborbs very commonly sleep near breadbug mimics that look similar to them, this could simply be the Orange Bulborb mistaking the breadbug mimic as its own young. Given Olimar's notes on the Albino Dwarf Bulborb suggest that it is "impossible to tell which subspecies" a particular Albino Dwarf Bulborb might mature into until the second molt, it is likely that true Dwarf Orange Bulborbs do exist, but simply have not been seen.
“Structural flaw: eyeballs, back
“Structural flaw: eyeballs, back
Oculus kageyamii orangium
Oculus kageyamii orangium
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
Olimar's Notes (Pikmin 4)
“This Bulborb species boasts a garnish color pattern with a deep-orange body and black spots. The orange Bulborb’s yellow, bloodshot eyes make it clear that this Bulborb is excessively edgy and high-strung, making it much easier to wake from deep sleep than other species in the Grub-Dog family.”
If a large group of Purple Pikmin is available, simply rain them down on the Orange Bulborb. Even with the Bulborb's head start, the purples will have a good chance of stunning it with serious damage, and hopefully defeating it without losses.
Orange Bulborbs are tricky without purples. It's never wise to attack a large grub-dog from the front since they'll almost surely bite back, and since the Orange Bulborb will wake up before it can be attacked clearly, it will be highly troublesome. If it is approached from the back, quickly run and rain Pikmin on it. It can then be defeated like any other Bulborb. If there is no choice but to approach it from the front, dismiss the Pikmin and use a leader to wake it up. Let the Bulborb chase them until it runs out of its range. When it goes back to sleep, attack it in the back. Orange Bulborbs also have a slight delay in between its "yawning" sequence and waking up again, so use this opportunity to pummel it with Pikmin.
In Pikmin 3, the Orange Bulborb retains all of its traits from Pikmin 2, but due to the lack of Purple Pikmin in Story Mode and the fact that the hiding strategy with Clovers does not work, it can be much tougher to defeat. However, there are other strategies players can use now to take it down. Firstly, the front of the Bulborb is much more vulnerable due to the eyeballs of the Orange Bulborb being a weak point. If one is hit, it will cause the Bulborb to recoil (and spit out any Pikmin that it has eaten). Secondly, all Pikmin can hold bomb rocks, allowing them to be used to defeat the Orange Bulborb quicker. Finally, instead of using Purple Pikmin, Rock Pikmin can be used instead to pummel the Bulborb.
The only Orange Bulborb that is required to take down is the one in the Tropical Wilds; the group of 3 near the Portable Sunset in the Twilight River can be left alone by lifting the nearby bamboo gate. The one in the Tropical Wilds is facing away from the gate, so Bomb Rocks are recommended. Alternatively, the Bulborb can be awoken, and if the player runs away fast enough, it will go back to sleep facing the wall, allowing for an easier attack.
|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?)||3|
|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||425|
|fp03||目覚め距離||Wake up distance||130|
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||40|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||5|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||1|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||0|
|Damage to leaders||20|
|Mission Mode value||50|
- Size: Body length: 90mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #3
- See more: Grub-dog family#Naming.
- Common name: Orange Bulborbs. They are distinguished from the remaining Bulborbs by being orange, hence their name.
- Japanese nickname: テンテンチャッピー?. テンテン? has the dual meaning of 輾転? (lit.: "tossing and turning (in bed)") and 点々? (lit.: "many dots"). チャッピー? (lit.: "Chappy") is Japanese for "Bulborb".
- Japanese name: ダイダイデメマダラ?, lit.: "Spotted Orange Bug-eye".
- Scientific name: Oculus kageyamii orangium. Oculus kageyammi is the species name for the Bulborbs, and orangium is similar to the English word "orange".
- Internal names: Internally, they are called
bluechappyin Pikmin 2, due to the fact that during development, yellow and blue Bulborbs were planned to exist, but over time, the blue Bulborb got changed into the Orange Bulborb. In Pikmin 3, this enemy is internally recognized as being the same as the Bulborb, so its internal name is
chappy, but when it needs to be distinguished, it is called
tenten, over its Japanese name. In Pikmin 4, it is changed to
TENTENCHAPPY, which matches its Japanese common name.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
|Restless Chappy||"Chappy" is the Japanese name for Bulborb|
|Tiny-Speckled Chappy||"Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (traditional) name for Bulborb|
|Tiny-Speckled Chappy||"Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (simplified) name for Bulborb|
|Dutch||Oranje bulborb||Orange bulborb|
Bulborbe orange (Pikmin 4)
Orange bulborb (Pikmin 4)
|"Bulborbe" is the French name for Bulborb|
|German||Orangefarbener Punktkäfer (Pikmin 2)
Oranger Punktkäfer (Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
|Orange-Colored Bulborb (Pikmin 2)
Orange Bulborb (Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
|"Punktkäfer" is the German name for Bulborb|
Coleto arancione (Pikmin 4)
Orange bulborb (Pikmin 4)
|"Coleto" may come from "boletus" (Latin for mushroom), as a bulborb's spots resemble those found on certain mushrooms|
"Coleto" is the Italian name for both Bulborb and Bulbear
|Ladybug Chappy||"「무당」" is short for "「무당벌레」" (ladybug)|
|Spanish||Bulbo naranja||Orange bulb||"Bulbo" is the Spanish name for Bulborb|
|Portuguese||Bulbolho laranja||Orange bulbeye||"Bulbolho" is a portmanteau of "bulbo" (bulb) and "olho" (eye)|
"Bulbolho" is the Brazilian Portuguese name for Bulborb
An Orange Bulborb exploding after eating a bomb rock. Notice how it turns blue.
A sleeping Orange Bulborb seen in Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
The Orange Bulborb's e-card, #03 (2nd blue card).
- Strangely, despite being established as extremely light sleepers, Orange Bulborbs will not wake up if a Spotty Bulbear bumps against them in Pikmin 2. This is particularly odd as all other grub-dogs will wake up under the same circumstance. This discrepancy can primarily be seen in sublevel 9 of the Hole of Heroes, which contains every adult grub-dog in the game.
- An Orange Bulborb and Spotty Bulbear also coexist on sublevel 2 of the Emperor's Realm, allowing this behavior to be witnessed.
- Despite never appearing in any night expeditions in Pikmin 4, Orange Bulborbs can be viewed at night in the Piklopedia. They also deal a unique amount of damage to the Tricknoll, destroying it in only 7 hits.
- This scenario is especially unique, because the Orange Bulborbs in question are always awake. They are always asleep in all of the Caves they appear in, so the Piklopedia entry is the only place to see a permanently awake Orange Bulborb.
|Pikmin 2 enemies|
|Red Bulborb • Hairy Bulborb • Orange Bulborb • Dwarf Red Bulborb • Snow Bulborb • Dwarf Orange Bulborb • Spotty Bulbear • Dwarf Bulbear • Bulborb Larva • Fiery Bulblax • Water Dumple • Bulbmin • Fiery Blowhog • Watery Blowhog • Armored Cannon Beetle Larva • Decorated Cannon Beetle • Puffy Blowhog • Withering Blowhog • Gatling Groink • Iridescent Flint Beetle • Iridescent Glint Beetle • Doodlebug • Female Sheargrub • Male Sheargrub • Shearwig • Cloaking Burrow-nit • Ravenous Whiskerpillar • Anode Beetle • Mitite • Hermit Crawmad • Swooping Snitchbug • Bumbling Snitchbug • Careening Dirigibug • Antenna Beetle • Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat • Greater Spotted Jellyfloat • Fiery Dweevil • Anode Dweevil • Hydro Dweevil • Munge Dweevil • Volatile Dweevil • Toady Bloyster • Yellow Wollyhop • Wollyhop • Wolpole • Creeping Chrysanthemum • Skitter Leaf • Unmarked Spectralids • Honeywisp • Mamuta • Breadbug • Empress Bulblax • Burrowing Snagret • Beady Long Legs • Emperor Bulblax • Giant Breadbug • Pileated Snagret • Man-at-Legs • Ranging Bloyster • Waterwraith • Segmented Crawbster • Raging Long Legs • Titan Dweevil|
|Pikmin 3 enemies|
|Bulborb • Dwarf Bulborb • Orange Bulborb • Dwarf Orange Bulborb • Spotty Bulbear • Dwarf Bulbear • Whiptongue Bulborb • Fiery Blowhog • Watery Blowhog • Skitter Leaf • Desiccated Skitter Leaf • Armored Cannon Larva • Arctic Cannon Larva • White Spectralids • Yellow Spectralids • Red Spectralids • Joustmite • Flighty Joustmite • Skutterchuck • Phosbat • Phosbat Pod • Pyroclasmic Slooch • Bearded Amprat • Medusal Slurker • Female Sheargrub • Male Sheargrub • Swarming Sheargrub • Shearwig • Swooping Snitchbug • Iridescent Flint Beetle • Burrowing Snagret • Yellow Wollywog • Wogpole • Water Dumple • Skeeterskate • Sputtlefish • Puckering Blinnow • Waddlepus • Toady Bloyster • Hermit Crawmad • Bug-Eyed Crawmad • Peckish Aristocrab • Puffy Blowhog • Nectarous Dandelfly • Arachnode • Scornet • Shaggy Long Legs • Baldy Long Legs • Calcified Crushblat • Armored Mawdad • Vehemoth Phosbat • Sandbelching Meerslug • Scornet Maestro • Quaggled Mireclops • Mysterious Life-Form • Plasm Wraith|
|Pikmin 4 enemies|
|Dwarf Bulborb • Albino Dwarf Bulborb • Bulborb • Jumbo Bulborb • Dwarf Orange Bulborb • Orange Bulborb • Dwarf Bulbear • Spotty Bulbear • Dwarf Frosty Bulborb • Frosty Bulborb • Fiery Bulblax • Whiptongue Bulborb • Bulborb Larva • Empress Bulblax • Emperor Bulblax • Sovereign Bulblax • Fiery Blowhog • Watery Blowhog • Snowy Blowhog • Titan Blowhog • Blizzarding Blowhog • Tusked Blowhog • Armored Cannon Larva • Horned Cannon Beetle • Arctic Cannon Larva • Arctic Cannon Beetle • Female Sheargrub • Male Sheargrub • Mama Sheargrub • Shearwig • Shearflea • Joustmite • Flighty Joustmite • Swooping Snitchbug • Skitter Leaf • Desiccated Skitter Leaf • Fiery Dweevil • Anode Dweevil • Hydro Dweevil • Iceblown Dweevil • Venom Dweevil • Arachnode • Baldy Long Legs • Man-at-Legs • Groovy Long Legs • Anode Beetle • Iridescent Flint Beetle • Doodlebug • Iridescent Glint Beetle • Mitite • Skutterchuck • Skeeterskate • Muckerskate • White Spectralids • Yellow Spectralids • Red Spectralids • Snowfake Fluttertail • Creeping Chrysanthemum • Startle Spore • Breadbug • Giant Breadbug • Gildemandwee • Gildemander • Miniature Snootwhacker • Mammoth Snootwhacker • Sunsquish • Foolix • Downy Snagret • Burrowing Snagret • Waddlequaff • Scorchcake • Shockcake • Freezecake • Puffstool • Toxstool • Moldy Dwarf Bulborb • Moldy Slooch • Pyroclasmic Slooch • Bearded Amprat • Mamuta • Porquillion • Honeywisp • Puffy Blowhog • Icy Blowhog • Withering Blowhog • Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat • Greater Spotted Jellyfloat • Wolpole • Yellow Wollyhop • Wollyhop • Chillyhop • Masterhop • Water Dumple • Puckering Blinnow • Pricklepuff • Waddlepus • Aristocrab Offspring • Peckish Aristocrab • Grubchucker • Hermit Crawmad • Bug-Eyed Crawmad • Crusted Rumpup • Pearly Clamclamp • Toady Bloyster • Bloomcap Bloyster • Bogswallow • Waterwraith • Smoky Progg • Ancient Sirehound • Moss|