Shearwig

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Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Himeagea volaris
Family Mandiblard
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 1
Seed worth 4
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Shearwigs are winged mandiblards and the males of their species. The wingless females of this species are never seen, as they spend nearly their entire life underground. The males have a dark green shell, sporting simple wings and large, sickle-shaped mandibles. They are slightly more aggressive than Male Sheargrubs and take leave off the ground to hover up high after having lost at least half of their health to allow it to steadily return. While up in the air, these creatures are still within the reach of a Pikmin throw, just one of which being enough to kill one.

Like other mandiblards, Shearwigs have an affinity for chewing apart stick bridges, and lose health while in water. Because when they are being attacked they fly up, they will stop losing health as soon as they stop being submerged. On the ground, if they are hit in the back, they will die instantly, just like a dwarf bulborb.

In Pikmin 3, Shearwigs fly almost all the time while fighting and swoop down to grab Pikmin and eat them. Instead of healing while in flight, they roost and go underground, and can fully heal in thirty seconds. They will go underground to heal when their health reaches twenty percent or lower and will emerge after it reaches fifty percent and prey are nearby. This makes them easy to strike down and deal good damage to, and makes them easy targets for Winged Pikmin.

Shearwigs also appear in Hey! Pikmin, exclusively as part of the boss fight against the Queen Shearwig. In this game, they only fly around to serve as a line of defense, move towards a target while spinning, chomp on Pikmin, and eat them, all as commanded by the queen.

Notes

Olimar's notes

"Unusual for their genus, flying mandiblards have retained their wings. However, only the adult males of this species can fly. Females of this species spend most of their life span underground. They do emerge for a period after maturation to spawn, but never metamorphose."

Louie's notes

"Grate this beast into a zest and whisk with sugar, cream, and chopped dark chocolate for a lusciously indulgent mousse that's a true culinary coup de grace!"

Alph's comments

"Structural flaw: soft hide. It seems odd for a flying creature to make its home underground, but that's what these insects do. When they sense motion, they surface and take to the air immediately, then attack from above."

Brittany's comments

"It doesn't look like it can fly, possibly because it spends all its time under the earth. Maybe all it needs is to cut back on its diet and exercise more. Wait, what am I saying? I can't ask it to do something I wouldn't."

Charlie's comments

"Oh, a flying bug! I'll send some flying Pikmin after it!" Rookie mistake! I can see why you'd think that, but the best Pikmin for the job is a Rock Pikmin. These bugs are so lightly armored that one hit can take them out. I could even use my steely fists, but that would just be overkill."

In fanon games

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In Pikmin 2: New Year

Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Unknown
Family Mandiblard
Poko value Poko × 2
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Shearwig returns in Pikmin 2: New Year. Although it exhibits the same behaviors as in Pikmin 2, its coloring is drabber.

In Pikmin 4: The World to Free

Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Himeagea volaris
Family Mandiblard
Areas Sanhatten's Beach, Trash Kingdom
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 2
Seed worth 4
Poko value Poko × 10
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Shearwigs appear in Pikmin 4: The World to Free.

Notes

Tike's notes

"I question how these creatures manage to hold themselves afloat when they fly. Oddly enough, it has to do with their stomachs. When it flies, it lowers its body fat. It turns that fat into energy, which helps it fly faster and it loses about a third of its weight. That's why when they fly, they are a lot more hungry. They make sure to feed after their flight, or else, it can become dangerous."

Alice's notes

"They are bold. They are also quite loyal. When we meet their queen, they did everything to protect her. They remind me a lot of the Pikmin. They are also less aggressive than jackwigs. You know what, I like them. If only they didn't eat our loyal companions..."

Captain Pikmin's notes

"Flying is what they do best, and to stop that best, you must bring them down to the ground. To do that, a strong shot at the body should do the trick."

In Pikmin Eco

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This article or section relates to Pikmin Eco, a non-canon game created by Sapphire7.
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Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
P3 Shearwig.png
Scientific name Himeagea volaris
Family Mandiblard
Areas Bounty Canopy
Caves River of Roots, Greenery Grove, Scorched Patches
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 1
Seed worth 4
Poko value Poko × 2
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Shearwig appears in Pikmin Eco. It is an insect-like variant of the sheargrub species that developed wings to fly.

In Pikmin Forever

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Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Mandiblard
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin Forever, Shearwigs are more graphically and behaviorally updated, being able to react to the environment. It will give off a dim greenish glow in dark areas. If it can be struck out of the air, the Pikmin will hold on to the Shearwig until it lands, and they do not drop pellets. If it is attacked on the ground, it can either burrow and be forced out by a Purple Pikmin's impact, or it can fly into the air and be hit by a Pikmin. Winged Pikmin will automatically attack this beast if it is in the air and the winged Pikmin collides with the Shearwig. This enemy will choose to periodically migrate to different places on the map via flying, covering large distances. They can migrate to a total of five places on any given map, besides small challenge mode levels, and each time it is chosen randomly. Shearwigs cannot burrow on hard materials, seeking out softer ones like sand to burrow in.

In Pikmin TCG

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Shearwigs appear in the Pikmin 1 card set of Pikmin TCG. Their ability is to heal rather than attack during a turn.

Pikspore

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This article contains information that relates to the non-canon game Pikspore, which was created by Neini.
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Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Himeagea volaris
Family Mandiblard
Areas Volcanic Wastes, Cliffside Meadow
Caves Inside the Cliff, Arthropod Castle, Challenger's Cavern
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 1
Seed worth 4
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikspore, Shearwigs are fairly common enemies. The darkfreeze variant is the Darkfreeze Shearwig.