Bulborb Larva

From Pikmin Fanon
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Pikmin 2
Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Enemy
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Scientific name Oculus bambinii
Family Grub-dog
Taxonomy
Note: all or most of this information may be fanon information.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cannicus
Class Vegeterii
Family Grub-dog
Genus Oculus

Bulborb Larvae are, as their name would imply, juvenile bulborbs. They have the typical beige snout of bulborbs, but their behind is white with a dab of red on the very end. Bulborb Larvae are continuously born from Empress Bulblaxes. Given that they are young, their size isn't much larger than that of a leader. They are hard to kill in swarms but have little vitality. Bulborb Larvae are infamous for their ability to quickly kill Pikmin: the creature's bite is fast and fatal. However, the small creatures can be destroyed with one punch from a leader.

In fanon games

This is where users type their version of the Bulborb Larva.

In Pikimon

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Move list

  • Start - Bite
  • Start - Headbutt
  • Lv. 10 - Dash
  • Lv. 25 - Crunch

Evolutions

  • Lv. 25 -> Red Bulborb
  • Light Stone -> Hairy Bulborb
  • Deep Stone -> Orange Bulborb

Pre-evolutions

None.

In Pikmin 251

Pikmin 251
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin 251, a Pikmin 2 ROM hack created by PikHacker.
Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas None
Caves Arachnid Asylum, Endless Abyss
Challenge Mode stages Royal Realm
Battle Mode stages None
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Bulborb Larvae in Pikmin 251 are born from Silver Empress Bulblaxes. They appear as they did in Pikmin 2, although they now move faster and are born at a faster rate.

Notes

Olimar's observations

Despite their small size, these larva are very strong and quick at eating Pikmin. I remember being surprised by them on our last journey. Really, the best way to deal with these creatures is to ignore the Pikmin entirely and hit them with the Rocket Fist!

Cookin' with Louie

The nectar this creature drops can be used as a glaze for a sweet taste to rival BBQ sauce!

In Pikmin Forever

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin Forever, Bulborb Larvae are just as vicious as they were in Pikmin 2, and up to one hundred may be present with an Empress Bulblax at a time. Bulborb Larvae now bite more like Water Dumples, snapping out in front of them and taking slightly more time to chew Pikmin than before; they can still only eat one Pikmin at once. They have gained the ability to crawl up and along walls to reach Pikmin from an unexpected angle. A group of Bulborb Larvae will try to space out as much as possible. Bulborb Larvae can also fall from the ceiling in caves, even without an Empress Bulblax present. This happens occasionally in alcoves and is always triggered by a leader's presence rather than the presence of Pikmin, so it is important to scout cave alcoves with leaders before bringing in Pikmin.

In Pikmin: Redemption

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Redemption, Bulborb Larvae can be found aboveground alongside Empress Bulblaxes, and are extremely dangerous as they may find and invade the landing site.

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Caves Grub-dog Pit
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom, Bulborb Larvae are not as aggressive as they were in Pikmin 2, and also move and eat more slowly.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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"The world is larger than one may think."
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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Family Grub-dog
Areas None
Dens None
Weight 1
Max. carriers 2
Seed worth 1
Poko value P3 Poko icon.png × 0
Sparklium worth HP Sparklium icon.png × 0
Battle point value P3 Soul icon.png × 1
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Bulborb Larva is a very young bulborb that appears in Pikmin: Wide World. They are found in caves that are inhabited by an empress bulblax such as the Empress Red Bulblax or Empress Orange Bulblax, and are also birthed by them. The Bulbear Larva is its more ferocious counterpart. Bulborb Larvae can be found idly lurching around, in swarms of up to ten individuals, in small territories. They will follow any Pikmin or leaders they see, but will stop pursuing them if they flee far enough away. If a Bulborb Larva is led away from its group, it will attempt to return to it. Bulborb Larvae will congregate around the empress bulblax that birthed them, and as such, there is usually a high concentration of Bulborb Larvae around the creatures. When a Bulborb Larvae is killed in any way except by being crushed, it will unleash a pained shriek that will alert any nearby creatures to the conflict. This is most dangerous in situations where Bulborb Larvae are surrounded by larger, more dangerous grub-dogs that are asleep, with the most threatening being the empress bulblax that birthed them.

Bulborb Larvae are small, relatively featureless creatures. They resemble most common bulborbs, but lack legs and therefore must squirm along the ground to move. They have a light beige face, a white rump with a reddish end to it with a pointed tip, and gray eyes with white sclerae. They lack fangs but have no problem devouring Pikmin.

Defeating a single Bulborb Larva is an exceedingly simple and quick task that can be done in a few ways, but their sheer numbers can make fights without Pikmin casualties difficult. They can either be swarmed with Pikmin, have a single Pikmin thrown on top of them, or be punched by a leader. Any one of those three methods leads to a swift kill because of the creatures' low health. However, charging Pikmin into Bulborb Larvae head-on can be dangerous because of how quickly they can devour them. Because Bulborb Larvae are so small, Pikmin cannot have its eyes targeted to make it flinch. Throwing any type of Pikmin on top of a Bulborb Larva will cause it to die agonizingly, being crushed under the Pikmin's weight and splattering, disappearing shortly thereafter. Charging Pikmin into a Bulborb Larva or punching one with a leader may possibly cause it to die in a way that its body becomes retrievable. The creatures have no Poko value or Sparklium worth no matter how they are killed. Should a Bulborb Larva's body be collectible, it can be taken to the Lander Pod to be stored to later gain a single Pikmin seed from the Master Onion, but only if the cave is exited using an escape geyser.

Notes

Olimar's notes

Even immediately after being born, bulborb larvae have the ravenous appetites grub-dogs are known for. They have remarkable independence but prefer to hunt for prey in massive groups. Large quantities of these creatures congregate around the empress bulblax that birthed them, and they defend the matriarch with their lives. They unleash a loud shriek when endangered, which alerts larger grub-dogs to a nearby threat.

Shacho's notes

A use to these little creatures is being an intruder alert system, but keeping them fed is impossible! Affording enough pikpik carrots would be too costly.

Marie's notes

These little guys are extremely cute but are always so ravenous! They're very prone to chewing, especially as their teeth grow in, so bite marks may be frequent on furniture.. and body parts.

Louie's notes

Their small bodies yield very little meat, but what is available is very delicate. Good on its own, but goes even better with gravy!

Dolphin Lander's notes

What absolutely adorable little creatures! They look so much like their parents... as all offspring should, of course, haha. What I wonder is: when do their legs develop, and how?

In Pikspore

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Bulborb Larva The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Grub-dog
Areas Cliffside Meadow
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Bulborb Larvae are more common, and can be found inside of eggs. When the egg breaks, Bulborb Larvae may pop out in all directions. They also appear with the Empress Bulblax in Cliffside Meadow, meaning they can be encountered aboveground as well.