Pinching Sheargrub

From Pikmin Fanon
Pinching Sheargrub
Family Mandiblard

The Pinching Sheargrub is a species of mandiblard that pinches Pikmin.

In fanon games

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In Pikmin: Decayed Leaf

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Pinching Sheargrub The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Mandibulosa pinchusi
Family Mandiblard
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 2
Seed worth 2
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 1
Attacks Pinches Pikmin
Watch out for its powerful pincers! – The ship, upon discovering the Pinching Sheargrub

The Pinching Sheargrub is an enemy that appears in Pikmin: Decayed Leaf. The creature is an uncommon sheargrub, mainly being found in caves. Pinching Sheargrubs resemble the physical form of most mandiblards, but it has a completely orange coloration with thin, yellow stripes. The sheargrub is also uncharacteristically smooth and rubbery. Along with two small eyes with black sclera, the sheargrub has extremely powerful pincers which are much larger than most sheargrubs.

Pinching Sheargrubs will remain buried underground. When approached, they will burrow out of the ground and slowly pursue Pikmin. Once they get close, they will snag up to three Pikmin at once. It will take a few seconds to violently squeeze these Pikmin, resulting in their immediate deaths. Once they perform a single attack, they will immediately turn around, return to their origin point, and burrow back underground. Afterward, it will burrow back up when approached, repeating the process.

A Pinching Sheargrub can be dangerous if in larger groups. Other than that, they are very weak, like most mandiblards. Any Pikmin type can easily kill a Pinching Sheargrub, for it has no weaknesses or resistances. Attacking the enemy when it's fleeing is the easiest way of taking it out.

In Overlord mode, the Pinching Sheargrub can pinch up to five Pikmin instead of three. They are also much faster, and will no longer back down when performing an attack.


  • P3 Data file icon.png Data file #1: When a Pinching Sheargrub pinches Pikmin, it will flee after doing so. Take it out as it flees!

Olimar's notes

The Pinching Sheargrub is a ferocious mandiblard with a deadly set of pincers. Well, they're mainly ferocious to very small insects. When this species takes out its prey, it stores its juices in its pincers. Once a Pinching Sheargrub takes out enough insects and has enough fluids, it will return to its nest, where it will feed its young and weak with the prey's juices. Due to constant juice storage, this creature's skin is extremely soft and rubbery.

Louie's notes

This creature's strange texture makes it an interesting substitute for boiled potatoes in a meat stew.

President’s notes

This small bug may look friendly, but it gave me a nasty bite! Can't any bug on this planet be friendly?

Overlord's thoughts

This bug...

I'm de-pincering the entire mandiblard species when I'm done with these writings.

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Pinching Sheargrub The icon used to represent this enemy.
Pinching Sheargrub.jpg
Scientific name Pinchus grubbus burrowus
Family Mandiblard
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 4
Seed worth 3
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 3
Attacks Pinches Pikmin

The Pinching Sheargrub is a sheargrub that may look squishy and harmless but can pinch and kill up to three Pikmin at once. However, it will not attack if left alone.