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Dwarf Orange Bulborb In-game icon.
Icon for the Dwarf Orange Bulborb, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 2Pikmin 3Pikmin 4
Scientific name Pansarus pseudooculii orangium
Family Breadbug
Areas Twilight River
Caves Frontier Cavern, Bulblax Kingdom, Snagret Hole, Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den, Kingdom of Beasts, Plunder Palace, Trial of the Sage Leaf, Cavern for a King
Challenge Mode stages Lost Toy Box, Green Hole, Hot House, Brawny Abyss, Hazard Training, Sniper Room, Emperor's Realm
Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages Tropical Forest Remix, The Rustyard, Clockwork Chasm
Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages Tropical Forest, Tropical Wilds Remix, Garden of Hope Remix, Twilight River Remix, Formidable Oak Remix, Fortress of Festivity, The Rustyard, Forgotten Cove
Side Story days Inside Forest, Land, Sea, and Sky, Channel Gone Dry, Looking for Louie, Big Fruit Carnival, Another Part Found
Dandori Challenge stages Cliff-Hanger's Hold
Dandori Battle stages Leafy Showdown
2-Player Battle stages Carpet Plain
Bingo Battle stages Shaded Terrace, Twisted Cavern, Parched Brook, Jigsaw Colosseum
Attacks Eat Pikmin

The Dwarf Orange Bulborb (テンコチャッピー?, lit.: "Child Restless Chappy") is an enemy in Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3, and Pikmin 4. They are actually members of the Breadbug family, who mimic the Orange Bulborb to escape predation. Just like the Bulborbs they copy, they are very perceptive, noticing Pikmin at a greater distance than other Dwarf Bulborbs. Despite this, they pose a minimal threat, as they can still be quickly killed by either swarming or throwing Pikmin on their backs.

Stats

Game Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health Regen.
Pikmin 2 3 6 4 Poko icon.png × 2 250 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
150 No
Pikmin 4 3 6 3 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 3 200 No

Notes

Olimar's notes

Just as dwarf red bulborbs mimic the appearance of red bulborbs, it was theorized that an orange bulborb-mimicking variant must also exist. Recent fieldwork has confirmed this theory.

Louie's notes

Although difficult to prepare, this exquisite creature is more than worth the effort. Great in fajitas!

Alph's comments

Structural flaw: back
Weight: 3

Compared to the red ones, these seem to have slightly higher vitality. When they swarm, try to stay calm and aim at the weak spot on their backs.

Brittany's comments

US version icon.png US version
It's as twitchy as its larger counterpart. So much stress can take its toll on the skin. You know what helps with that? A nice juice cleanse.
European version icon.png European version
It's as twitchy as its bigger counterpart. So much stress can take its toll on the skin. I wish they'd learn to chill--not only would they be happier, but they'd be much less trouble for us.

Charlie's comments

Little, but aggressive. It's not half the problem its bigger cousins are, but it is much harder to spot. Camouflage or no camouflage, it'll have to get up pretty early in the morning to— Hey! Where'd it go?!

Louie's comments

Although difficult to prepare, this exquisite creature is more than worth the effort. Great in fajitas!

Olimar's comments

US version icon.png US version

Dwarf Orange Bulborb
Pansarus pseudooculii orangium
Breadbug family

Just as dwarf red bulborbs mimic the appearance of normal bulborbs, it was theorized that an orange bulborb-mimicking variant must also exist. Recent fieldwork has confirmed this theory.
European version icon.png European version

Dwarf Orange Bulborb
Pansarus pseudooculii orangium
Breadbug family

Just as dwarf red bulborbs mimic the appearance of normal bulborbs, it was theorised that an orange bulborb-mimicking variant must also exist. Recent fieldwork has confirmed this theory.

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide

"Found in underground areas only, Dwarf Orange Bulborbs are little eating machines, and they're never far from an orange Bulborb. If you can separate the creatures, you can swarm them or stomp them fairly easily-but if you have to take them on in groups, you'll be in for quite a battle."

Pikmin 3 Prima Guide

"Dwarf Orange Bulborbs aren’t nearly as durable as their as their fully grown counterparts. Toss a single Pikmin onto a Dwarf Bulborb’s back 
to quickly defeat this enemy."

Dalmo's notes

An impostor posing as the offspring of an Orange Bulborb. It resembles the Orange Bulborb in every way. Not just in the obvious shape but even down to its sharp senses, alert to each sound and movement in its vicinity. What a loveable little impersonator!

Olimar's Notes (Pikmin 4)

Just as Dwarf Red Bulborbs mimic the appearance of the Bulborb, it was theorized that a variant mimicking the Orange Bulborb must also exist. Recent fieldwork has confirmed this theory.

Louie's Notes (Pikmin 4)

Although difficult to prepare, this exquisite creature is more than worth the effort. Great in fajitas!


Strategy

Pikmin

If a lot of Pikmin are available, swarm it and it should die before eating any Pikmin. Alternatively, aim and throw a bunch of Pikmin at its back. If one lands directly on it, it'll die right away. Purple Pikmin are especially useful for this technique, because they tend to home in on targets. In Pikmin 4, a direct hit with a Pikmin will not instantly kill the creature, and will rather deal two thirds of the beast's total Health.

In Pikmin 3, because of the lock-on mechanic, you can keep a moderate distance, wait until the enemy is idling in place, lock-on, and throw a single Pikmin for an easy kill.

Leaders

Run around it and swat it until it's dead, avoiding its attacks.

Technical information

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name bluekochappy
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 250
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 60
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
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name kochappy (tenko)
HP 150
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: #6

Naming

See more: Breadbug family#Naming and Orange Bulborb#Naming.
  • Common name: Dwarf Orange Bulborb. Much like the Dwarf Bulborb, this enemy is called a dwarf because it is a smaller-sized mimic of the Orange Bulborb.
  • Japanese nickname: テンコチャッピー?, lit.: "Child Restless Chappy". Chappy is the Japanese name for Bulborb. ? refers to ?, lit.: "child". テン? refers to the full テンテン? in the Orange Bulborb's Japanese name テンテンチャッピー?, lit.: "Restless Chappy", which has the dual meaning of 輾転?, lit.: "tossing and turning (in bed)" and 点々?, lit.: "many dots". The word was most likely shortened to テン? to save space.
  • Japanese name: ダイダイデメマダラモドキ?, lit.: "Pseudo Spotted Orange Bug-eye".
  • Scientific name: Pansarus pseudooculii orangium. Pansarus pseudooculli is the species name for most Bulborb mimics, and orangium is similar to the English word orange.
  • Internal names: Internally, this enemy is called bluekochappy in Pikmin 2, which is a combination of "blue", given how they were initially blue, and "ko chappy", a Romanization of part of its Japanese name. In Pikmin 3, it is internally paired up with the Dwarf Red Bulborb (kochappy), but is disambiguated as tenko, which is also a part of its Japanese name. In Pikmin 4, it is changed to TENKOCHAPPY, which matches its Japanese common name.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese テンコチャッピー?
Ten Ko Chappī
Child Restless Chappy "Chappy" is the Japanese name for Bulborb
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
小不點恰比
Xiǎo Bù Diǎn Qiàbǐ
Little Guy Chappy "Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (traditional) name for Bulborb
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
小不点恰比
Xiǎo Bù Diǎn Qiàbǐ
Little Guy Chappy "Qiàbǐ" is the Chinese (simplified) name for Bulborb
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Oranje dwergbulborb Orange dwarf bulborb
Flag of France French Bulborbe Nain Orange
Bulborbe nain orange (Pikmin 4)
Orange Dwarf Bulborb
Orange dwarf bulborb (Pikmin 4)
"Bulborbe" is the French name for Bulborb
Flag of Germany German Orangefarbener Zwerg-Punktk. (Pikmin 2)
Oranger Zwerg-Punktkäfer (Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Orange-Colored Dwarf Dot Beetle (Pikmin 2)
Orange Dwarf Dot Beetle (Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
"Punktk." is short for "Punktkäfer"
"Punktkäfer" is the German name for Bulborb
Flag of Italy Italian Coleto nano arancione Dwarf orange 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 무당꼬마차피
Mudang-Kkoma-Chapi
Ladybug Dwarf Chappy "무당" is short for "무당벌레" (ladybug)
Flag of Spain Spanish Bulbo naranja enano Orange dwarf bulb
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Bulbolho-anão laranja Orange dwarf bulbeye "Bulbolho" is a portmanteau of "bulbo" (bulb) and "olho" (eye)
"Bulbolho" is the Brazilian Portuguese name for Bulborb

Gallery

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Other

Trivia

  • The Dwarf Orange Bulborb differs quite a bit from the creature it's mimicking in Pikmin 2, having the orange on its body reach much farther frontwards, having brown fangs compared to the Orange Bulborb's white fangs, and having brown sclera compared to the Orange Bulborb's black sclera.
  • In Pikmin 2, like the other Bulborb-mimicking Breadbugs, if this creature is petrified in the Piklopedia, when it breaks out of the stone it runs around eating any thrown Pikpik carrots at a much greater speed than normal.

See also