This article is an old April Fool's Day joke. Please do not take the content here seriously.
The Bolbert (アトラクティブチャッピー?, lit.: "Attractive Chappy") is a recurring enemy in the Pikmin series, appearing in Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4, Hey! Pikmin, and Pikmin: Color Splash. A majestic creature, the Bolbert is most readily identifiable by its glamorous appearance and delicate movement. Many mistake Bolberts for members of the grub-dog and breadbug families, but the key difference lies in the Bolbert's vastly superior aesthetic value. In addition, while all forms of Bulborb and Bulborb mimic are different enemies, the Bolbert is a single enemy, appearing in several different color schemes and shapes.
|(?)||10||20 (normally)||12|| × 500
Olimar's Voyage Log
“Structual flaw: eyes, back Weight: 10Whoever designed this beautiful creature put looks first, and it paid off. We could easily defeat it by charging at its back, but its wonderful looks deter me from doing that.”
Hey! Pikmin Log
Much like the vastly bruter Red Bulborb, a Bolbert sleeps during most of the day, waking up when prey approach. It can chase them down with its graceful walking pattern, and if it reaches them, it will attempt to gobble them up with its vast mouth. Should a Bolbert be attacked, it will smoothly shake its body in a rubbery-like fashion, tossing Pikmin away from its delicate hide. When bored, it returns to its original spot to resume its beauty sleep.
Although rare due to its sleep cycle, it is possible to see a Bolbert's peaking intelligence in action at times, where it may interact with objects around it in a fashion similar to humans.
In sheer contrast with its splendor, the Bolbert is normally found sleeping on patches of dirt. It can be found on most areas, as a relatively common enemy, with the exceptions being The Forest Navel, Valley of Repose and Twilight River. It is present in all Challenge Mode levels (in both Pikmin and Pikmin 2), as well as all Mission Mode levels bar the Formidable Oak Remix. It also appears in all 2-Player Battle and Bingo Battle levels.
The following article or section contains guides.
Bolberts can be attacked like most other enemies by launching an onslaught of Pikmin to damage it. Care should be taken to whistle the Pikmin back before it attempts to slurp them in its unique mouth. Striking its delicate eyes causes slightly more damage than other parts of the body.
In Pikmin 3, a Bolbert can also be defeated by the player itself: if they speak into the GamePad's microphone and lie about its good looks, or even laugh at it during some of its most glamorous animations, the pure shame and outrage will quickly and steadily sap away most of its health. This was removed in Pikmin 3 Deluxe.
- Common name: Bolbert is a corruption of Bulborb, stated in an elegant tone to reflect the creature itself.
- Japanese nickname: (アトラクティブチャッピー?
- Japanese name: Unknown.
- Scientific name: Oculus kageyamii bellus. Bellus is Latin for "cute", "beautiful", or "handsome". See here for details on the genus and species.
- Internal names:
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
|Beautiful Graceful Chappy|
|Beautiful Graceful Chappy|
|French||Bulbeau||From "Bulborbe" and "beau" (beautiful)|
|German||Hübschkäfer||From "hübsch" (handsome) and "Punktkäfer" (Bulborb)|
|Italian||Fantasticoleto||Portmanteau of "fantastico" and "Coleto" (Bulborb)|
|From 엄청나다 (stupendous) and 차피 Chappy|
|Spanish (NoA)||Bulmoso||From "Bulbo" (Bulborb) and "hermoso" (beautiful)|
|Spanish (NoE)||Bulcuqui||From "bulbo" (Bulborb) and "cuqui" (cute)|
|Portuguese||Belobolho||From "belo" (beautiful) and "Bulbolho" (Bulborb)|
|From классный (awesome) and Клубнеголов (Bulborb)||As seen in the permanent wall mural at Nintendo of Russia's headquarters|
A Bolbert, irradiating the camera with its eye beauty.
Trophy for a Bolbert in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The creature can be seen contemplating life while casually eating Pikmin.
Photo of a Bolbert using its intelligence to "take a selfie".
An early version of the Bolbert.
Pikmin model viewer
- The Bolbert's majestic appearance awarded it a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records: Gamer's Edition Volume #4, as the second most elegant enemy in video games, surpassed only by Pseudo-Palutena.
- The first line of Olimar's notes in Pikmin 2 may be a reference to Ai no Uta, known for being a beautiful song.