The Sporegrub (オッコ?, lit.: "Tiny Faller") 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.
A Sporegrub spawns on pre-determined paths and will crawl along its vine until it falls off. Once it does it slowly crawls along the ground and turns around when it hits a wall. If it detects something it wants to attack, it pauses for a short second and releases a poison cloud.
Because Sporegrubs move slowly, they are easy to hit. Only a singe Pikmin thrown on top is needed to kill it. However, if one misses and the Pikmin ends up behind it, it is best to whistle it to make it run faster. If it isn't, the Pikmin will remain in the Sporegrub’s attack range for long enough to be killed. When the creature is moving, it is best to slightly lead the shot.
Hey! Pikmin logs
“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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