Talk:Armored Cannon Larva

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Anonymous user brings up a good point. Every time I encounter one of these, I just swarm it and it's usually dead before it even gets the chance to buck. I can't even see the logic in throwing Pikmin. Should we just change the strategy? —Jimbo Jambo

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Is it me, or do these things sound like pigs?

They sound just like blowhogs. It kind of bothers me that Nintendo didn't bother to give these new enemies a different sound. Portal-Kombat

They don't sound exactly the same, the ACBL is wheezier... I'm ~LonelyRedpikminsprite.jpgTurret~ And I approve this message.
I can't tell the difference at all. Well, the ACBL does do this extra sound when it's not attacking. Maybe that's the wheezing. And this is slightly off-topic, but I think that the cannon beetles in Pikmin 2 were a big step down from the original. Does anyone else want to see some Pikmin 1 enemies like the ACB, Goolix and Puffstool make a comeback in Pikmin 3? Portal-Kombat
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He's not speculating, he's being hopeful that certain enemies will return. —Jimbo Jambo
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...Need to quote that in various places... GP
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any1 got a pic of the ACBL (and/or the lithopods) shooting a rock?Ysyty 23:17, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

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Has anyone noticed that in a new game you could only get an Armored Cannon Beetle Larva in the piklopedia if you kill one that's not buried?--Man-at-Legs888 21:33, November 26, 2009 (UTC)

Nope, never noticed anything of the sort. --Pikdude200px-Mario you phail.gif 14:16, November 27, 2009 (UTC)

So yeah, it's true, and the same for Gatling Groinks on platforms. Also, killing buried ACBLs/platform Groinks doesn't add to your kill total in the Piklopedia. Slightly related, if you kill a Groink (not on a platform), let it revive and kill it again, you get two kills added to the Piklopedia. GP

Also if a buried Armored Cannon Beetle Larva kills pikmin it wont ad how much pikmin it killed in the piklopedia.It will only ad how much a not buried one killed.--Man-at-Legs888 15:54, December 1, 2009 (UTC)

Man, that sucks, you know how many times I went down to the Glutton's Kitchen! I thought my kill total would be something like 140 but it turns it's only 100! Also, say an Armored Cannon Beetle rock hits an enemy and kills it, does it count as your total because I'm sure it does...--FREAK ~GameGame Freak Logo.png Freak~OUT!
I don't know, that's a good question. I think it should, because there is more danger involved in that than a straight attack. Pikdude200px-Mario you phail.gif 22:19, December 18, 2009 (UTC)

Possible Combination with ACB Page?[edit]

Anyone think we should combine the the article with the Armored Cannon Beetle page? I don't think we should since it has its own Piklopedia entry. I'm just curious, if enough people think so, then we could make a subheading on the page stating "Larva" or something like that.The three Pikmin types in Pikmin.PikminArtwork of a Hairy Bulborb.1254Specialpikmin.jpg


I was thinking the same thing. The real reason why I made this part of the discussion is just in case someone was thinking of doing that.The three Pikmin types in Pikmin.PikminArtwork of a Hairy Bulborb.1254Specialpikmin.jpg


Blue/white ACBL? What's this? GP

In two player VS mode, on one of those cave stages, there is a blue/white cannon beetle larva. Blue Ninjakoopa 19:18, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not convinced. I've played them all multiple times and never seen one. Which stage? GP

I played Pikmin all my life and if there was a blue/white one I would of seen it buy now.Man-at-Legs888 21:27, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

Greenpickle - I guess I might have just been seeing things; I could have sworn that there were bluish white ones. I've recently played Pikmin 2 and there indeed are no white/blue ACBL.
Man at Legs - by* Blue Ninjakoopa 22:43, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

Oh thats how you spell it.Man-at-Legs888 23:32, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

Blue ninja koopa were you trying to anoy me by correcting my spelling? I can't believe I have to ask you that......Man-at-Legs888 06:03, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

No such thing. Possibly a glitch in the game, or your TV has issues.Pikdude200px-Mario you phail.gif 23:40, February 11, 2010 (UTC)


I swear Purple Pikmin can't stun buried Cannon Beetles. Any one else think so? Could be included as trivia. Artwork of a Breadbug. Loafy the Breadbug Artwork of a Breadbug.

Well, I think a lot of enemies can't be stunned while they're in their "sleeping" state, like the ACBL is when it is buried. For instance, Emperor Bulblaxes can't be stunned while underground (although they can be brutally hurt). {EspyoT} 09:00, 21 April 2011 (EDT)
I thought we already had it somewhere. It's definitely true: go ahead and make the edit. GP


This dude is referred to as the Armored Cannon Larva in Pikmin 3. Once we can update all these pages to be up to date with Pikmin 3 and stuffz, we'll have to rename it. But then again, the Red Bulborb is referred to as the "Bulborb" in Pikmin 3, so I dunno. AeroBlaze777 (talk)

It's all a complicated mess. We could use the Pikmin 3 names, but like you said, it can sometimes lead to problems like "Bulborb". Plus there's stuff like Wollywog vs Wollyhop. When the page merge is done, this needs to be discussed between the community as a whole. — {EspyoT} 14:35, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
Yeah, I get you. Personally, I find the name Armored Cannon 'Beetle Larva sorta redundant. So yeah, we'll need to discuss it at a later date. Once the move is done and stuffz. EDIT: I'm so not used to signing on talk pages. XD AeroBlaze777 (talk)

I think we need to leave it as armored cannon beetle larva if we left red bulborb as it is --Nvortex (talk) 19:12, 31 October 2015 (EDT)

It's rough. We should try to always use the most recent US name as the "official" one. But for the case of Bulborbs, we should stick with "Red Bulborb" simply because "Bulborb" is incredibly ambiguous. You can look at an Orange Bulborb and say "This is a Bulborb", and you'd be correct. But you can't say "This is a Red Bulborb". At the very least, we should wait for Pikmin 4 and see if that'll help us decide this deal better. We should see some Red Bulborb action in just a few weeks or months... I hope. — {EspyoT} 09:49, 1 November 2015 (EST)