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Dwarf Bulborb In-game icon.
A render of a Dwarf Bulborb from Pikmin 4.
Appears in PikminPikmin 2Pikmin 3Pikmin 4
Scientific name Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Pansarus kageyamil pseudoculli
(Pikmin Player's Guide)
Family Breadbug
Areas The Forest of Hope, Valley of Repose, Awakening Wood, Wistful Wild, Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Formidable Oak, Sun-Speckled Terrace
Caves Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Hectic Hollows, Dream Home, Cavern for a King
Challenge Mode stages The Forest of Hope, The Distant Spring, The Final Trial, Explorer's Cave, Lost Toy Box, Green Hole, Hot House, Red Chasm, Twilight Garden, Hazard Training, Cave of Pain, Emperor's Realm
Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages Tropical Forest, Thirsty Desert, Shaded Garden, Shaded Garden Remix, Beastly Caverns
Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages Tropical Forest, Thirsty Desert, Formidable Oak Remix, Fortress of Festivity, Clockwork Chasm
Side Story days Flower Garden, Inside Forest, River, Pikmin Reunion, Creature Hunting, Team Monster Hunt, Big Fruit Carnival, Another Part Found
Dandori Challenge stages Dandori Day Care, Hotshock Canyon, Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages Trial Run, Battle in a Box
2-Player Battle stages Battle Field, Carpet Plain, Colosseum, Rusty Gulch
Bingo Battle stages Shaded Terrace, Stagnant Sea, Twisted Cavern, Arid Metropolis, Rusted Labyrinth, Jigsaw Fortress, Blooming Terrace, Parched Brook, Buried Pond, Sandbox Kingdom, Corroded Maze, Jigsaw Colosseum
Attacks Eat Pikmin
This article is about the basic small Bulborb. For other uses, see Dwarf Bulborb (disambiguation).

The Dwarf Bulborb (コチャッピー?, lit.: "Small Chappy"), named Dwarf Red Bulborb (アカコチャッピー?, lit.: "Red Small Chappy") in Pikmin 2, is a small, extremely common enemy in the Pikmin series.

Dwarf Bulborbs strongly resemble juvenile Bulborbs. However, they are actually members of the breadbug family, who mimic the appearance of Bulborbs to evade predation. They are rather weak and can be easily defeated by throwing a single Pikmin directly on top of them.

Exclusive to the first game, pestering one for long enough will prompt it to scream for help, waking up the nearest Spotty Bulborb. They cannot wake up nearby adult Bulborbs in any other game.

Stats

Game Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health Regen.
Pikmin 3 6 4 N/A 130 Unknown
Pikmin 2 3 6 4 Poko icon.png × 2 200 No
Pikmin 3 (?) 3 6 (normally) 3 Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 15
Icon for the soul in Battle Enemies!, taken from the game's textures. × 15
100 No
Pikmin 4 3 6 3 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 3 100 No

Behavior

Dwarf Bulborbs are largely sedentary, idly sniffing the ground and waiting for prey to pass by. When detecting potential prey, be it a leader or Pikmin, they will audibly bark and begin pursuit. Dwarf Bulborbs will never stray far from their territory. If led outside of a certain range, they will stop chasing their target and return to where they started.

Dwarf Bulborbs attack by biting nearby Pikmin. If they succeed in biting one, they will slowly chew their catch before swallowing; killing the Bulborb during this process will free the Pikmin. They can only catch and eat one Pikmin at a time. A Dwarf Bulborb will also attempt to shake Pikmin off of its body if attacked.

Exclusively in Pikmin, Dwarf Bulborbs will scream for help when harassed, waking up nearby Spotty Bulborbs. While only seen in Challenge Mode, this scream can wake up nearby Spotty Bulbears as well.

Locations

See: Dwarf Bulborb/Locations

Strategy

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

Pikmin

If you have a large group of Pikmin available, you can simply swarm it. Alternatively, aim and throw a bunch of Pikmin at its back. If a Pikmin lands directly on top of it, it will die instantly. In the first Pikmin game, these creatures may cause the crushing glitch to occur. In Pikmin 2, Purple Pikmin will home in on the Dwarf Bulborb, which can be pretty helpful for a quick kill. The Purple Pikmin will take a while to get off of the Dwarf Bulborb it landed on, but cannot be eaten while still clinging to the creature. If a Pikmin is caught by one, then it can easily be saved by throwing another Pikmin onto the creature's back. As the enemy dies, any captured Pikmin will be released from its mouth.

Leaders

Simply punching while avoiding its attacks is the most effective strategy for leaders.

Biology

By the end of the first game, it is revealed that the Dwarf Bulborb is actually a completely different species from the Spotty Bulborb, specifically, they are members of the breadbug family. As such, one could most likely assume that these creatures are masters of mimicry. Whether or not this is to avoid predation directly from grub-dogs, or from other species is unclear.

Like the Spotty Bulborb, they have a very mammalian appearance, sporting the soft, leathery skin and bulbous eyes of their pseudo-cousin. They also have the same spot patterns and "mandibles" as that of the Spotty Bulborb. However, these look-alikes have blue eyes with massive black pupils in Pikmin, while Spotty Bulborbs have purple eyes. In Pikmin 2, they have pure blue eyes that more closely resemble the purple eyes of the Red Bulborb. In Pikmin 3, their spots are relatively larger and are now indented, with the details of the eyes including large black pupils and light blue irises that even more closely resemble the eyes of the Pikmin 3 Bulborb. In Pikmin 3 and onward, their snouts are shorter than their grub-dog counterpart, as well as Albino Dwarf Bulborbs. Oddly enough, the Moldy Dwarf Bulborb and Dwarf Frosty Bulborb have the same shorter snout, despite being grub-dogs.

Behavior-wise, they seem to either stay close by Bulborbs, or move in packs. They also are active during the day.

Dwarf Bulborbs have far deeper-pitched cries in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4. They can no longer shreik loudly, and instead emit deep, throaty sounds much like the Bulborbs in Pikmin 3 do. This change makes little biological sense, as their smaller larynx should indeed produce a higher-pitched sound than that of a Red Bulborb.

Notes

Olimar's voyage log

The most plentiful species on the planet, they are quite ferocious despite their appearance, using their massive jaws to swallow Pikmin whole. Frontal assaults result in disaster; attacks from behind are more successful. Attacking their legs is also effective.

Reel notes

Although similar in appearance to bulborbs, these belong to a totally different species.

Olimar's notes

Although initially identified as a juvenile red bulborb, groundbreaking new research indicates that this creature is in fact a member of the breadbug family. A close relative of the vanilla breadbug, it escapes predation through mimicry. Unique adaptation of the red bulborb's crimson coloration allows the species to safely commingle. Such effective adaptation and obfuscation by a prey species is rare, indicating this clever creature is a master of mimicry.

Louie's notes

For a blissful bisque, mince the entire beast finely and stir in with heavy cream, artichoke hearts, and a pinch of black pepper. Heat slowly until piping hot. Mmmmm... Rich and creamy!

Alph's comments

Structural flaw: back
Weight: 3

Despite its compact form, it has a Brittany-sized appetite. You can avoid getting swarmed by drawing them out one by one to be dealt with.

Brittany's comments

US version icon.png US version
It's big enough to ride, if only we could tame one. Imagine exploring an alien world from atop its native fauna! Sure beats having to walk everywhere.
European version icon.png European version
It's big enough to ride, if only we could tame one. Imagine exploring an alien world from on top of its native fauna! It would beat having to walk everywhere.

Charlie's comments

They say to pick on someone your own size, and for these creatures, that's us. Someday, it'll grow to be as big and bloodthirsty as its adult relatives. Why does everything have to get meaner as it ages? Why can't they get cuter?

Louie's comments

For a blissful bisque, mince the entire beast finely and stir in with heavy cream, artichoke hearts, and a pinch of black pepper. Heat slowly until piping hot. Mmmmm... Rich and creamy!

Olimar's comments

US version icon.png US version

Dwarf Bulborb
Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Breadbug family

Although initially identified as a juvenile bulborb, groundbreaking new research indicates that this creature is in fact a member of the breadbug family. A close relative of the vanilla breadbug, it escapes predation through mimicry. Unique adaptation of the bulborb's crimson coloration allows the species to safely commingle. Such effective adaptation and obfuscation by a prey species is rare, indicating this clever creature is a master of mimicry.
European version icon.png European version

Dwarf Bulborb
Pansarus pseudooculii russus
Breadbug family

Although initially identified as a juvenile bulborb, groundbreaking new research indicates that this creature is in fact a member of the breadbug family. A close relative of the vanilla breadbug, it escapes predation through mimicry. Unique adaptation of the bulborb's crimson colouration allows the species to safely commingle. Such effective adaptation and obfuscation by a prey species is rare, indicating this clever creature is a master of mimicry.

Dalmo's notes

A miniature reflection of a mature Bulborb. When you see this little mimic stomping around on its stubby legs, you'll fall in love with the remarkably clever beastie! Such a skilled tiny trickster could mislead anyone. It's born to be adored!

Olimar's notes (Pikmin 4)

Although initially identified as a juvenile Bulborb, groundbreaking new research indicates that this creature is in fact a member of the Breadbug family. A close relative of Breadbug, it escapes predation through mimicry.

Unique adaptation of the Bulborb's crimson coloration allows the species to safely commingle. Such effective adaptation and obfuscation by a prey species is rare, indicating this clever creature is a master of mimicry.

Louie's notes (Pikmin 4)

For a blissful bisque, mince the entire beast finely and stir in with heavy cream, artichoke hearts, and a pinch of black pepper. Heat slowly until piping hot. Mmm... Rich and creamy!

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide

The trickiest aspect of fighting Dwarf Bulborbs is that they travel in groups. When you attack one, the others will help defend it. Attack each little Bulborb with a toss. If your throws are accurate, you'll flatten the lot of them in a hurry.

Pikmin 3 Prima Guide

Dwarf Bulborbs are much weaker than their fully grown counterparts. To quickly defeat a Dwarf Bulborb, toss a single Pikmin onto the creature’s back.

Pikmin Garden

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ベニデメマダラが腹部の斑紋で仲間を認識する習性を利用し、その幼生に擬態したパンモドキの一種。ベニデメマダラの成体の縄張り付近で活動し、外敵から身を守るとともに、獲物を狩りやすくしている。

特徴 その1 擬態

一見すると、親子にしか見えない巧みな擬態をしている。
(Image text: ベニデメマダラの成体に比べ、紋の数が少ない)

特徴 その2 昼行性

もとのパンモドキの性質から、昼間に活動し、夜間には巣に帰る。

Translation

A kind of Breadbug that mimics a larval Bulborb by taking advantage of its habit of recognizing other by the spots on its abdomen. It is active near the territory of an adult Bulborb, protecting itself from enemies and making it easier to hunt prey.

Feature #1: Mimicry

Its skillful mimicry makes them appear at first glance to be nothing more than a parent and child.
(Image text: "The number of spots is lower than in an adult Bulborb")

Feature #2: Diurnality

Due to the nature of the original Breadbug, it is active during the day and returns to its nest at night.

Technical information

Pikmin technical information (?)
Internal name chappy
HP 130
Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name kochappy
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 200
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 10
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
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name kochappy
HP 100
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 1
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 1
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 1
Damage to leaders 10
Territory radius 200
Mission Mode value 15

Other information

  • Size: Body length: 30mm, as per the e-card
  • Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #4

Naming

See more: Breadbug family#Naming and Bulborb#Naming.
  • Common name: Dwarf Bulborb. The creature is called as such because it is a dwarf-sized mimic of a Bulborb. In Pikmin, the only "Bulborb-like" creatures were this and the Bulborb, so there was no need to disambiguate its name with a color. Hence, it was just called "Dwarf Bulborb" in the first game. Pikmin 2 introduced other species, so disambiguation was needed, but Pikmin 3 went back to calling it Dwarf Bulborb, even though multiple types of Bulborb and mimics still exist in that game.
  • Japanese nickname: It is called 小チャッピー? (lit.: "Small Chappy") in Pikmin, アカコチャッピー? (lit.: "Red Small Chappy") in Pikmin 2, and コチャッピー? (lit.: "Small Chappy") from Pikmin 3 onwards.
  • Japanese name: ベニデメマダラモドキ? (lit.: "Pseudo Spotted Crimson Bug-eye"). In Pikmin, its Japanese name was simply デメマダラモドキ? (lit.: "Pseudo Spotted Bug-eye").
  • Scientific name: Pansarus pseudooculii russus. Pansarus pseudooculii is the species name used for other Breadbug mimics, and russus reflects the subspecies name for the Bulborb. In the versions of Pikmin 2 before the European Wii release, the word pseudooculii is written with only one 'o', which is presumably a mistake, since all other dwarf mimics use two 'o's.
  • Internal names: Internally, it is called chappy in Pikmin (チャッピー? is the Japanese name for "Bulborb"), whereas the Spotty Bulborb has the internal name of swallow. In Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3, the Bulborb's internal name was changed to chappy and therefore the dwarf Bulborb's internal name changed to kochappy.
  • Prerelease: In an early script left inside Pikmin 2, it is revealed that is placeholder scientific name was Pansarus Psuedooculii RED. Not only is the word "RED" a placeholder, much like in the early scientific name of the Bulborb, but "pseudo" is also misspelled.
  • Technical name: Lesser Crimson Breadbug

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese 小チャッピー (Pikmin)
Ko Chappī
アカコチャッピー (Pikmin 2)
Aka Ko Chappī
コチャッピー (Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Ko Chappī?
Small Chappy (Pikmin)
Red Small Chappy (Pikmin 2)
Small Chappy (Pikmin 3)
"Chappy" is the Japanese name for Bulborb
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
小恰比
Xiǎo Qiàbǐ
Small Chappy "Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (traditional) name for Bulborb
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
小恰比
Xiǎo Qiàbǐ
Small Chappy "Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (simplified) name for Bulborb
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Dwergbulborb Dwarf bulborb
Flag of France French Bulborbe nain (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Bulborbe Nain Rouge (Pikmin 2)
Dwarf bulborb (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Dwarf Red Bulborb (Pikmin 2)
"Bulborbe" is the French name for Bulborb
Flag of Germany German Zwerg-Punktkäfer (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Roter Zwerg-Punktkäfer (Pikmin 2)
Dwarf Dot Beetle (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Red Dwarf Dot Beetle (Pikmin 2)
"Punktkäfer" is the German name for Bulborb
Flag of Italy Italian Coleto nano Dwarf bulborb "Coleto" may come from "boletus" (Latin for mushroom), as a bulborb's spots resemble those found on certain mushrooms
"Coleto" is the Italian name for both Bulborb and Bulbear
Flag of South Korea Korean 꼬마차피
Kkoma-Chapi
Dwarf Chappy "Chapi" is the Korean name for Bulborb
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Bulbolho-anão Dwarf bulbeye "Bulbolho" is a portmanteau of "bulbo" (bulb) and "olho" (eye)
"Bulbolho" is the Brazilian Portuguese name for Bulborb
Flag of Spain Spanish Bulbo enano (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Bulbo rojo enano (Pikmin 2)
Dwarf bulb (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Red dwarf bulb (Pikmin 2)
"Bulbo" is the Spanish name for Bulborb

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