Baldy Long Legs

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This article relates to the official games. See Pikipedia's "Baldy Long Legs" article for more official information.
For the fanmade golden arachnorb, see Golden Long Legs.
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Baldy Long Legs The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Appearance in Pikmin 4.
Scientific name Pseudoarachnia calvitium
Family Arachnorb

Baldy Long Legs, like other arachnorbs, it is quite large, its only method of attack is crushing Pikmin with its large feet, and its spherical body is its weakpoint. It will remain within its arena if it has one, move between them if it has two or more, or simply wander about if it has none. It strongly resembles a hairless tropical Shaggy Long Legs.

In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, a golden variant of the Baldy Long Legs is fought alongside a golden Shaggy Long Legs in the final stage of Olimar's Comeback. It behaves identically to the normal variety, with the only difference being its coloration.

In fanon games

Below this point is where users place their version of the Baldy Long Legs.

In Pikmin: Antarctic Survival

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“Welcome to ze Revolution, mon ami!”
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Antarctic Survival, a fanon game created by A Friendly Amprat.
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Hanska The icon used to represent this creature.
Species Baldy Long Legs
Gender Male
Initial location Trampled Tundra
Elements None
Housing size 4
Blood type Cold-blooded
Carrying capacity 15
Hit points 37
Clothing types Standard Coat, 2× XX Jumbo Leg Covering
Starting skills Search 0, Build 0, Quarry 0
Potential skills None

Hanska is the Baldy Long Legs that appears in Pikmin: Antarctic Survival. Though he initially appears very intimidating due to his large size and appearance, Hanska is actually awkward and often distracted in his thoughts. He is very reserved around residents of the Diamond Settlement that he doesn't know very well, feeling a bit uncomfortable with new people and not wanting to seem rude or weird. This makes him often come off as very polite and formal, but also rather boring. Hanska is a lot more open and expresses himself more when only around creatures he knows better, where he enjoys talking about things he likes, like trees and stars. Hanska also seems to like jokes, though he sometimes overthinks them and misses their meaning. His favorite types of jokes are puns.

Hanska is generally very oblivious about how those around him feel about him, and part of his overly cautious personality is to compensate for this fact, not wanting to accidentally upset anyone without realizing it. He often takes things literally and can be confused by metaphors.

Hanska's name translates to "tall", fittingly for him.

In Pikmin: Decayed Leaf

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"You… your evil subordinate, your greedy boss, and this invasive Pikmin infestation will all die here TODAY!!"
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Baldy Long Legs The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Pseudoarachnia calvitium
Family Arachnorb
Carry weight N/A
Attacks Crushes Pikmin
It looks uglier even without hair! – The ship, upon discovering the Baldy Long Legs

The Baldy Long Legs is a returning species of arachnorb in Pikmin: Decayed Leaf. The creature resembles a large green orb with four black, tri-toed legs protruding from the orb to hold itself up. However, depending on where the creature is found, it could be of a grey, blue, green, red, gold, brown, or dark lime coloration. The hair it used to possess would match the tone of its skin.

The Baldy Long Legs is the weakest of all the arachnorbs. It will either drop down from its arena like most of its species or be already stomping in a set path. The Baldy Long Legs is the only normal arachnorb boss to do this, aside from the Lunar Long Legs. Possessing no special abilities or attacks, the creature acts as the common boss arachnorb found in most areas. The Baldy Long Legs will simply stomp around the arena, occasionally stopping to lower its orb.

Defeating a Baldy Long Legs is simple. When it lowers its orb, that’s the chance to throw Pikmin on the beast. Alternatively, Pikmin can climb up the legs, but they may fall off if a leg stomps down. If attacked, the boss will shake off Pikmin. Fur Pikmin can quickly climb the leg, being virtually unable to be shaken off. Iguana Pikmin can attack the orb from afar, but may be squashed if not paying attention. Winged Pikmin are also an effective attacker against the arachnorb. Once killed, the Baldy Long Legs will open its orb horizontally instead of vertically and decay into nothingness. Defeating a Baldy Long Legs for the first time will grant the "Arachnorb Barber" achievement.

In Overlord mode, the Baldy Long Legs will drop three Arachnodes upon defeat.


  • P3 Data file icon.png Data file #1: The Baldy Long Legs is weak without its hair!.
  • P3 Data file icon.png Data file #2: The Baldy Long Legs can easily wander around the map, unlike most arachnorbs.

Olimar's notes

The Baldy Long Legs is technically a different species, as the hair does not grow back. This creature can not produce wax, unlike other arachnorbs, so insects and small creatures can climb up its legs. Due to this oversight, the arachnorb excretes pheromones that attract small bugs to climb into its orb once they open it up. The bugs will then be digested and consumed. Lots of organs and other internal fixings are in the orb, but we can not study a specimen for all of it simply melts away.

Louie's notes

Inedible. Even when the hair is removed, this creature's meat can not be digested.

President’s notes

To be honest, I kind of liked the version with the hair more. It gave the guy more personality. I tried collecting some of the hairs to make a toupee but there were insects infesting it! Gross!

Overlord’s thoughts

Seeing this animal take advantage of its evolutionary oversight makes me prideful of this ecosystem I have protected.