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Sporegrub In-game icon.
Appears in Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Himeagea vineacorruo
Family Mandiblard
Areas Steel Pipe Forest, Burning Bog
Attacks Poison pikmin

The Sporegrub (オッコ?) is an enemy found in Hey! Pikmin. According to Olimar's notes, it is a mutated variant of Sheargrub. It's smaller than other mandiblards, about one third the height of Olimar. It is mostly pink with light spots, but has green menacing eyes and a brown face. It climbs down from vines, and eventually falls on the ground, ready to attack Olimar or his Pikmin. It is quite a rare enemy, only appearing in two areas.


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  • Ravaged Rustworks
    • Steel Pipe Forest: This is where they are the most frequent, acting as the "gimmick" of the level, being found throughout the whole area. There are lots of twisting vines all over the level, allowing them to quickly travel around.
  • Lushlife Murk
    • Burning Bog: The first notable place they are found in is the room with the Tangerine Paste. They act as a threat that distracts the player, crawling from the ceiling from multiple vines. Here, the player must multitask between fighting the Puffstalk in the room and the Sporegrubs. They also appear a few times throughout the level, and they can land on the player's "raft" and overall cause more chaos.


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A mutant variety of Sheargrub that lives in certain types of grass. It guards its territory with bursts of toxic gas. I've noticed similar behavior in my dog back home, but it takes much less to set Bulbie off.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Gifgruppie
Flag of France.svg French Sporve
Flag of Germany.svg German Rankenkriecher
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Tarlo velenoso
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Esporajén

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