Shearwig

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Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
Enemy
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Appearance in Pikmin 3.
Scientific name Himeagea volaris
Family Mandiblard

Shearwigs are winged mandiblards and the males of their species. They 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. On the ground, if they are hit in the back, they will die instantly.

In Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2, like other mandiblards, Shearwigs have an affinity for chewing apart stick bridges and lose health while in water. Because take flight after being sufficiently harmed, they often inadvertently save themselves from drowning.

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.

In Hey! Pikmin, Shearwigs appear exclusively as part of the fight against the Queen Shearwig. 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.

In fanon games

This is where users type their version of the Shearwig.

In Pikmin 251

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Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Mandiblard
Areas Foreboding Forest
Caves Ivory Metalworks, Gambler's Den, Wooden Fortress, Steel Catacombs, Arachnid Asylum, Cryptic Kitchen, Pit of Misfortune, Endless Abyss, Doom Den, Perilous Pipeline
Challenge Mode stages Bulbmin Gardens, Perplexing Pool, Haunted Halls, Conveyor Chasm, The Gauntlet
Battle Mode stages Iron Battlefield, Broken Bulbmin, Perplexing Pool
Carry weight 1
Max. carriers 2
Seed worth 3
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 5
Attacks Eats Pikmin, destroys stick bridges

Shearwig appears in Pikmin 251 with several changes. Unlike how they were in Pikmin 2, these enemies now move faster and have more health. They also begin flight at an earlier point, when they've only lost a third or more of their health. When flying, Shearwigs fly higher and fly for a longer period of time.

Notes

Olimar's observations

The Shearwig is one of the most troublesome varieties of mandiblard. The way they fly makes them even more difficult to fight. Is it just me, or do they fly higher and longer now?

Cookin' with Louie

Chocolate-covered bugs were one of my favorite snacks as a child, and this bug is the perfect chance to relive those memories! Just dip it in milk chocolate and that's it! The perfect dessert is really that simple.

In Pikmin 2: New Year

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Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Unknown
Family Mandiblard
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 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

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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 P2 Poko icon.png × 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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Shearwig The icon used to represent this enemy.
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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 P2 Poko icon.png × 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.

In Pikmin: Treacherous Treasures

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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 2
Seed worth 3
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 4
Health 100
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Shearwig (トビンコ, lit.: "Flying Parrot") is a mandiblard appearing in Pikmin: Treacherous Treasures. These foes have green, vaguely peanut-shaped bodies with translucent wings and large mandibles, and will deconstruct any nearby wooden bridges. Shearwigs are unique from the other mandiblards in that they take flight after burrowing out of the ground. Although they do not fly very high up, Pikmin still can not reach them without being thrown. A Shearwig will fly near a Pikmin, swoop down, fly back up with it still in its mouth, and start chewing on it. There are only a few seconds to save the Pikmin before it is killed, but it can only eat one Pikmin at a time. A direct throw onto its back or at its belly will kill it instantly, and free the Pikmin if it had one. If the throw is imprecise, then the Shearwig will only take a little damage and be knocked onto the ground, but it will be vulnerable to ground attacks. Knocking it into water will deplete more of its health, like with other sheargrubs, but it will proceed to fly out shortly thereafter. Explosions, such as that from bomb rocks, will force a buried Shearwig out of hiding.

In Pikspore

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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.