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Onionshell family

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The onionshell family is a family of crab-like enemies introduced in Pikmin 3, although the family went unclassified until Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Members belong to the brachyurices genus.

Members

Peckish Aristocrab

A render of a Peckish Aristocrab from Pikmin 4.
Main article: Peckish Aristocrab.

The Peckish Aristocrab is an enemy found in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4. It uses its large pincer to block incoming Pikmin throws, as well as to snatch Pikmin up to eat. Since the pincer is made of crystal, it can be broken by Rock Pikmin. Once disarmed, the creature resorts to evading Pikmin attacks and blowing bubbles to keep them away.

Aristocrab Offspring

Icon for the Aristocrab Offspring, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Main article: Aristocrab Offspring.

A juvenile Peckish Aristocrab, the Aristocrab Offspring is not able to block Pikmin throws with its pincer but can still blow bubbles to keep Pikmin away. It may occasionally hide under the sand, leaving only its eyes visible.

Naming

The family name onionshell comes from their distinctively shaped bodies. Much like the Onions, members bare shells similar to that of an onion, with a round bottom half that loops to an enclosed stub on the top.

The family genus brachyurices is a reference to the real world group Brachyura, which contains crabs.

Names in other languages

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ネギガニ科?
Negi Gani ka
Welsh onion crab family
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
蔥蟹科
Flag of France French crustalliacés From crustacé (crustacean) and ail (garlic)
Flag of Germany German Panzerzwiebler
Flag of South Korea Korean 파게 과
Flag of Spain Spanish Cepucránquidos From Cepucranco (Peckish Aristocrab)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese (NoA) Guaialiumídeos

See also