Ancient Bulblax

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Reason: Described as incredibly old, hundreds of years or more, and a stronger version of the Emperor Bulblax.
Ancient Bulblax
Family Grub-dog

The Ancient Bulblax is a bygone grub-dog that has survived for a very long time.

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In Pikmin: Wide World

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"It's a jungle out there!"
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Wide World, a fanon game created by Cheepy-Cheepy.
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Ancient Bulblax The icon used to represent this boss.
Family Grub-dog
Areas Balmy Highlands
Dens None
Caves None
Battle Mode stages None
Challenge Mode stages None
Weight N/A
Sparklium worth P4 Sparklium icon.png × N/A
Battle point value P3 Soul icon.png × N/A
Attacks Eats, crushes, drowns, and panics Pikmin, causes berries and pellets to fall from its back

The Ancient Bulblax is a remarkable grub-dog appearing in Pikmin: Wide World as a secret boss. It dwells in a secluded portion of Balmy Highlands that can only be accessed after finding all eight main Pikmin types. It remains in the soft dirt of its arena with only its backside exposed, resembling nothing more than a mountainous green lump covered by more plant life than can be accounted for. The Ancient Bulblax doesn't even budge when touched or walked on by Pikmin, or leaders, who look it over from bottom to top to bottom again to make sure it's harmless. The only way to rouse the Ancient Bulblax from its slumber is to detonate around 10 bomb rocks on or near it in a chain reaction, the resulting noise and vibrations waking it up.

Upon waking, the Ancient Bulblax will emit a low groan so intense that the ground around it trembles and it echoes throughout Balmy Highlands, and its backside jostles. In fear of what is transpiring, the Pikmin begin to panic, but the leaders whistle them back under their control and cower with them where they originally entered from. Meanwhile, the Ancient Bulblax begins to rise from the ground, the landscape quaking while the creature unearths itself. After standing up, the Ancient Bulblax balances itself, slowly turns to look around until it sees its next meal, and takes a step towards them, licking its lips in anticipation. However, before it can take another step, it halts upon seeing Olimar. It scowls and stares angrily at him, it and him having established eye contact while Shacho, Marie, Louie, and the Pikmin look at Olimar uncomfortably. After some seconds, the Ancient Bulblax emits a growl that escalates into a ferocious, scornful roar, remembering its defeat by Olimar years ago. It is the very same Emperor Bulblax that Olimar defeated during the events of Pikmin 1, a fact that Shacho, Marie, and Louie were unaware of and Olimar eventually realized in his notes. Because of its hatred for Olimar, the Ancient Bulblax is more likely to target him than the other three leaders.

On its feet, the Ancient Bulblax walks extremely slowly and clumsily due to its deteriorating legs and utterly crushes any Pikmin and leaders it steps on. As well, berries and pellets drop from the spiderworts and Pellet Posies on its back with each stomp and tumble to the ground. The berries splatter their juices on impact with the ground, inflicting their effects on anything in range, and the pellets crush anything they land on with so much force that they disappear into the ground. The Ancient Bulblax's primary attack is to lick the ground in front of it to catch any Pikmin and leaders there. It can eat up to 100 Pikmin at once, and any leaders it swallows must escape by struggling until the creature regurgitates them. Because of its advanced age, the Ancient Bulblax is unable to jump and will occasionally stumble and fall forward, crushing any unfortunate Pikmin or leaders underneath as well as dislodging more berries and pellets. After falling, it takes quite some time to get back to its feet, but can and will lick at any Pikmin or leaders in front of itself. Additionally, the Ancient Bulblax will occasionally stop to sneeze, sometimes several times in a row, its nose spraying watery mucus that can drown Pikmin in front of the creature, each sneeze also dislodging a few berries and pellets. When left alone, the Ancient Bulblax lies down and rests its weary eyes, and if left alive until the following day, which is likely, the Ancient Bulblax will have sunken partially into the ground overnight with its eyestalks exposed in addition to its backside. However, it will unearth itself when approached or attacked.

Resembling a gargantuan, wizened Emperor Bulblax, the Ancient Bulblax has pasty, leathery skin laden with wrinkles. It can barely keep its crusty bloodshot eyes open, its nose seems to run constantly, its mouth is contorted into a permanent scowl, and slobber constantly drips from its low-hanging jowls. Its green, mossy backside is massive, much like the rest of its frame, and harbors a multitude of plant life, including vines, several of all three species of spiderwort, and numerous Pellet Posies. Specifically, it has three Burgeoning Spiderworts, two Sunset Spiderworts and Spiny Spiderworts, six 1-Pellet Posies, and two 5-Pellet Posies. The spiderworts and Pellet Posies all have dramatically accelerated production rates because of the sheer amount of nutrients the Ancient Bulblax's back provides. Its back is also dotted with various fungi and has stones of several sizes embedded within it. Its legs appear atrophied with age but are still useable, and its dull, yellowed nails appear to be severely infected by fungus. Notably, it has no fangs, or any teeth at all for that matter, presumably because they rotted and fell out.

Because of its unbelievably immense size, the Ancient Bulblax is nearly impossible to attack. Pikmin, even Yellow Pikmin and Winged Pikmin, that are thrown at its face can only reach its lips, where it can easily lap them up to eat, and its jowls are too flabby to inflict any damage to. While its legs may seem to be a suitable target, the beast regularly falls to the ground merely by walking, making attacking them a deathwish even if Rock Pikmin are used, as while Rock Pikmin are harmlessly buried rather than crushed, leaders suffer major damage. The spiderwort berries and pellets that constantly drop off the creature only complicate matters more, as the Ancient Bulblax is unaffected by all of the berries' effects while inapt Pikmin and unprepared leaders are not. Bomb rocks also inflict little damage, even when eaten by the Ancient Bulblax. Fortunately, Pikmin are able to grip onto the Ancient Bulblax's invulnerable backside because of how bumpy it is and all the vegetation growing on it. Rather than attack, the Pikmin will instinctively use the moss and vines to climb up and over to the behemoth's tender eyes and upper face to pummel them, inflicting damage. However, with every step the Ancient Bulblax takes and every time it sneezes, Pikmin on it often tumble to the ground alongside the berries and pellets. To note is that Rock Pikmin can not climb the Ancient Bulblax's rear, making them near-useless despite their resistances. Consequently, the prime opportunity to attack is when the Ancient Bulblax falls, as it will be almost completely motionless for over 30 seconds at a time. Be wary of the brief rain of berries and pellets that occurs when it lands. When sufficiently distressed, the Ancient Bulblax will unleash a thunderous bellow much like the one it let out upon first awakening, forcing all Pikmin off of it in panic. Upon reaching 50% health, the Ancient Bulblax will become too weak to walk at all and collapse to the ground, completely helpless except for meekly licking at Pikmin and leaders in front of it and roaring in desperation. Upon death, the Ancient Bulblax will struggle a bit, and utter one final groan before and while briefly vomiting up an assortment of pellets, treasures, and relatively smaller carcasses of wildlife native to Balmy Highlands before finally going limp. Its body is far too heavy to be carried by even 100 Purple Pikmin, but the following day, the creature's body will have sunken face-first in the center of its arena, the spiderworts and Pellet Posies on its backside ripe for harvest, though their production rate will have returned to normal. Over the next few days, the Pellet Posies will gradually become more numerous, until no more additional Pellet Posies develop.

In ultra-spicy difficulty, when it becomes incapable of walking, the Ancient Bulblax can slowly move itself forward and turn by struggling in place. Additionally, it can stand up for a few brief moments before falling forward to the ground again, knocking more berries, pellets, and attacking Pikmin loose.


  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #1 (all difficulties): The Ancient Bulblax is hard to wake up. Try making lots of noise and vibrations all at once.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #2 (all difficulties): All sorts of things drop off the Ancient Bulblax as it walks. Look out down below!
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #3 (all difficulties): The juices of the berries that drop off the Ancient Bulblax can affect you and your Pikmin, but not it.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #4 (all difficulties): Don't stand anywhere in front of or under the Ancient Bulblax. It is always hungry, and prone to falling.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #5 (all difficulties): Because attacking its face from the ground is ineffective, try throwing Pikmin at its back.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #6 (all difficulties): When the Ancient Bulblax's health drops low enough, it will lose the strength to walk.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #7 (all difficulties): After it dies, the Ancient Bulblax's carcass will make for a beautiful garden.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #8 (ultra-spicy difficulty only): Just because the Ancient Bulblax can't walk anymore doesn't mean it can't get around.

Olimar's comments

PWW Captain Olimar icon.png I'm not sure why, but I'm under the impression that this gargantuan grub-dog is quite familiar with me, and not in a friendly sense. While we sustained eye contact, I felt overwhelmed by the unbridled rage this creature had against me. There were really no notable emperor bulblaxes I've faced in my adventures beyond the first and largest one I've ever seen while recovering the parts for my prized S.S. Dolphin. Perhaps the ancient bulblax is a parent of that bulblax, or potentially even the same one? ...Oh dear. As a side note, the boss has given me the same mean look plenty of times. Addendum: he gave me that look again just now.

Shacho's comments

PWW President icon.png I was skimming over Olimar's notes for this big ugly beast because I couldn't think of anything. I'm not sure what "boss" he thinks he's talking about, but he'd better not be talking about me! I'm the nicest boss he'll ever have! I can't believe that dolt would ever say something so ignorant and ridiculous about me!! The nerve!!

Marie's comments

PWW Marie icon.png Well, I'd go on to mention what the ancient bulblax would be like if it were a pet, but... just taking its size and ferocity into consideration, I don't think so. One thing I must say is that I think it was better to put down than to let live. It seemed pretty sick and feeble.

Louie's comments

PWW Louie icon.png This creature yields a mountain of meat as large as it is, but not a single ounce was edible because of its apparent illnesses. Not to mention, far past its due date.

Dolphin Lander's comments

PWW Dolphin Lander icon.png One thing I never expected in this wide world was to know Olimar encountered an old enemy of his. Well, we've encountered a lot of familiar things, but this takes the cake. How long has the ancient bulblax been plotting its revenge? Hoping it would simply happen upon Olimar again? Perhaps grub-dog intelligence should be studied a little more deeply...

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Cheepy-Cheepy's version

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Ancient Bulblax The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Oculus supremus anciens
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats and crushes Pikmin, drops spiderwort berries

The Ancient Bulblax is a remarkably-aged Emperor Bulblax that is as large as it is old. A multitude of plant life grows upon its back, including several Burgeoning Spiderworts. The Ancient Bulblax's voice is weak and its legs are frail, and so it can not roar nor jump. Its eyesight and hearing are also poor, which causes the mighty beast to blindly wander around its territory in search of its prey. Because of its sheer size, the Ancient Bulblax can use its tongue to eat an insurmountable quantity of Pikmin at once. As the behemoth walks, the berries of the Burgeoning Spiderworts on its back fall off, roll along the curvature of the creature's backside, and burst upon impact with the ground below, which may stun or topple anything standing nearby. Pikmin and leaders are most usually affected by this, but enemies too can be affected.

The Ancient Bulblax has pasty, wrinkled, sagging skin that is complimented by dark chapped lips. Burgeoning Spiderworts, along with multiple species of plants, grow on its back. The Ancient Bulblax has dull and worn claws, although its feet are quite large. It also possesses a rough, sticky tongue which is uses to eat high numbers of Pikmin.

Although a battle against the Ancient Bulblax may appear to be an unwinnable conflict, it is nothing more than an old Emperor Bulblax and thus shares its weaknesses with them. One must still be wary of its increased size, however. As mentioned above, the Ancient Bulblax's back harbors a small number of Burgeoning Spiderworts. The plants' berries, which drop each time the Ancient Bulblax takes a step, have an effect on any creature they land nearby or on; pink berries will temporarily strengthen Pikmin with the essence of ultra-spicy spray while purple berries contain the essence of ultra-bitter spray and will temporarily petrify leaders, their Pikmin, and even enemies.