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Snow Bulborb

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This article is about the enemy in Pikmin 2. For the enemy in Pikmin 4, see Frosty Bulborb.
Snow Bulborb In-game icon.
Artwork of the Snow Bulborb.
Appears in Pikmin 2
Scientific name Pansarus pseudooculii frosticus
Family Breadbug
Areas None
Caves Emergence Cave, Subterranean Complex, Frontier Cavern, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den
Challenge Mode stages Green Hole, Hot House, Brawny Abyss, Sniper Room, Emperor's Realm
2-Player Battle stages War Path, Colosseum, Tile Lands
Attacks Eat Pikmin

The Snow Bulborb (ユキチャッピー?, lit.: "Snow Chappy") is a cave-dwelling enemy in Pikmin 2.

Like most other Dwarf Bulborbs, Snow Bulborbs are members of the breadbug family that mimic genuine adult Bulborbs, those being Hairy Bulborbs in their case. While they look very similar, they noticeably lack hair. Throwing Pikmin onto their backs remains an effective strategy. However, their very low health - the lowest of all Dwarf Bulborb species - means that swarming is also a viable tactic.

They are notably the first subterranean species discovered in Pikmin 2, first encountered in the Emergence Cave. They are exclusively found underground, almost always in sublevels set in snowy caves, and usually around Hairy Bulborbs.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
3 6 4 Poko icon.png × 2 150 No


Olimar's notes

Like the dwarf red bulborb, the snow bulborb is a member of the breadbug family that seeks to survive through imitating the appearance and behavior of a bulborb. Its pale coloration and blue spots make for easy identification. In particular, this organism mimics the hairy bulborb, but it is of course unable to grow the hair that gives the hairy bulborb its name. However, as the hairy bulborb has been known to lose its hair in certain circumstances, the snow bulborb is an effective mimic that is often mistaken for a member of the same species.

Louie's notes

Best grilled and served hot over a bed of fresh spinach and crumbled blue cheese.

Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

Since they're found in the snowy cave sublevels, white Snow Bulborbs tend to blend into their surroundings. As is the case with other small Bulborbs, you can squash the creatures with direct hits. No Pikmin can do the job better than purples.



If a considerable amount of Pikmin is available, swarm it and it should die before eating any. Alternatively, aim and throw a large amount of Pikmin (preferably Purple Pikmin) at its back. If one lands directly on it, it'll die immediately.


Run around it and swat it until it's dead, avoiding its attacks. Similar to the strategy of defeating Adult bulborbs, attack its back to evade its attacks.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name yellowkochappy
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 0.1
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 150
fp01 マップとの当り Unknown (related to slopes) 20
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 0.3
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.1
fp06 速度 Move speed 50
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.4
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 500
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 80
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 70
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 95
fp13 視界角度 FOV 180
fp14 探索距離 Unknown (exploration radius?) 200
fp15 探索角度 Unknown (exploration angle?) 180
fp16 振り払い率 Successful shake rate 1
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 50
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 1
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 17
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?) 20
fp22 攻撃ヒット範囲 Unknown (attack hit range?) 35
fp23 攻撃ヒット角度 Unknown (attack hit angle?) 20
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 10
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 50
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 10
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 15
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 30
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 20
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 5
ip01 振り払い打撃A Shake mode 1 – hit count 1
ip02 振り払い張付1 Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement 1
ip03 振り払い打撃B Shake mode 2 – hit count 1
ip04 振り払い張付2 Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement 2
ip05 振り払い打撃C Shake mode 3 – hit count 2
ip06 振り払い張付3 Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement 3
ip07 振り払い打撃D Shake mode 4 – hit count 2
Specific properties
ID Japanese comment Property Value
fp01 ぼんやり時間 Unknown (idle time?) 2
fp02 白ピクミン毒 White Pikmin poison damage 300
fp03 回転終了角度 Max angle it will rotate at, on the spot 180

Other information[edit]

  • Size: Body length: 30mm, as per the e-card
  • Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #5


See more: Breadbug family#Naming.
  • Common name: Snow Bulborb. This enemy's white color and tendency to be in cold environments explain why it is called "Snow" Bulborb.
  • Japanese nickname: ユキチャッピー?, lit.: "Snow Chappy". Chappy is the Japanese name for "Bulborb".
  • Japanese name: シラガデメマダラモドキ?, lit.: "Pseudo Spotted White-haired Bug-eye".
  • Scientific name: Pansarus pseudooculii frosticus. Frosticus is similar to the English word "frost".
  • Internal names: Internally, its name is yellowkochappy, which follows the same internal naming as the Dwarf Red Bulborb, but with "yellow" at the start, considering that in earlier versions of the game, these Bulborbs were yellow.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ユキチャッピー?
Yuki Chappī
Snow Chappy
Flag of France French Bulborbe neigeux Snowy Bulborb
Flag of Germany German Schnee-Punktkäfer Snow-Dot Beetle
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Bulbo de las nieves Bulb of the snow



  • As with most other breadbug mimics, petrifying one in the Piklopedia, throwing Pikpik carrots, and allowing the creature to thaw will dramatically increase the speed they both move and eat.
  • While likely coincidental, Whiptongue Bulborbs share a very similar color scheme to Snow Bulborbs.

See also[edit]