Shore Dweevil

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Shore Dweevil
Family Dweevil

The Shore Dweevil is a species of dweevil that inhabits coastal sands.

In fanon games

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In Pikmin: Wide World

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Shore Dweevil The icon used to represent this enemy.
Family Dweevil
Attacks Buries Pikmin

The Shore Dweevil is a species of semiaquatic greater dweevil appearing in Pikmin: Wide World and that is exclusive to Arid Oasis and its caves. It spends its time burrowed under soft terrain, mostly coastal sands, hidden completely from view, sometimes with another of its kind, no matter whether its sizeable territory is dry or submerged. When disturbed by Pikmin or leaders, a Shore Dweevil will erupt from the ground, backpedal away from them, and quickly retreat into the ground again when far enough away, after being on the surface long enough, or about to cross one of its territory's boundaries. Any Pikmin above it when it emerges or touching it when it burrows will be shaken away, and any underneath it when it burrows will be buried. While burrowed, a Shore Dweevil can travel elsewhere in its territory to reposition itself but prefers to lurk underneath an object that requires the strength of at most twenty Pikmin to carry for as long as it remains in range. Each Shore Dweevil in a shared territory will claim its own object, but sometimes they may alternate when only a single object is present. At this point, disturbing the object is the only way to startle a Shore Dweevil out of hiding. When it erupts from the ground, it takes its object with it, carrying it firmly above its head, and upon retreating, rests the object above its last position. Unlike other greater dweevils, Shore Dweevils are incapable of skewering Pikmin on the tips of their legs.

Shore Dweevils are medium-sized spider-like insects that have a beige exoskeleton, brown joints, a disk-shaped body supported from above by four long, curved, bulky legs that each end at a fine point, a pair of arms each terminating in a pair of pincers, a pair of large, blank, cyan eyes on either side of a symmetrical cluster of smaller, brown eyes, and a pair of mandibles that each have three black bristles on the outer sides of their ends. Shore Dweevils usually cross their arms behind their back, although can cross their arms in front or simply have them dangle.

Despite its harmlessness, the Shore Dweevil's sheer cowardice makes it tedious to fight. Continually startling one out of hiding to attack it is a time-consuming process, compounded by the fact that they so readily retreat with distance, time, and harm. However, the process can be greatly accelerated by exploiting its fondness for objects to quite literally blow it out of cover with the use of an ordinary bomb rock, or mine rock if in water. Explosions not only force the Shore Dweevil from the ground but also inflict extreme damage to it, as well as temporarily daze it, providing ample time to finish it off if it had not died already. Upon defeat, it harmlessly stumbles about while flailing its arms, shortly before toppling over and going limp.

In ultra-spicy difficulty, Shore Dweevils can eat the nearby sprouts of Pikmin they bury, from under the ground. Additionally, after emerging or burrowing, they may quickly burrow or emerge closer to nearby Pikmin and leaders before immediately emerging or burrowing again to catch them off-guard.


  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #1 (all difficulties): Shore Dweevils love to hide under the sand. Try blowing them out of cover with an explosion!
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #2 (ultra-spicy difficulty only): Shore Dweevils often try to disorient their pry by emerging or burrowing twice in succession.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #3 (ultra-spicy difficulty only): Be careful when a Shore Dweevil buries Pikmin, as it can eat the resulting sprouts from below.

Olimar's comments

PWW Captain Olimar icon.png This coastal dweevil is an enigma because of its reclusive nature contrasting with its characteristic fixation on material possessions. It relocates when disturbed and flees when threatened, but seems to always settle under any foreign objects in its territory and claim them as its own.

Shacho's comments

PWW President icon.png This dweevil lives a little too much like I did while I was hiding from the All-Devouring Black Hole Loan Sharks. I'd conceal myself as best I could, and try to move away when something got close. But I'd always try to stay near to things that meant something to me.

Marie's comments

PWW Marie icon.png Unless you live by the seaside, your shore dweevil isn't going to be very happy. At least it's pretty harmless. It also feeds on plant life from under the sand, so manually feeding it isn't necessary given the proper habitat.

Louie's comments

PWW Louie icon.png Though grains of sand cover the exoskeleton and are embedded in it, the meat is pristine, tender, and creamy. Best enjoyed served hot with a savory soup.

Dolphin Lander's comments

PWW Dolphin Lander icon.png I quite like this coastal dweevil. It just wants to be left alone, but it also has an eye for treasure, so it displays this odd mixture of behaviors. I've never seen anything quite so self-conflicting, and I've seen a lot!

User versions

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DrTapeworm's version

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Shore Dweevil The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Mandarachnia amphibis
Family Dweevil
Carry weight 5
Max. carriers 10
Seed worth 8
Attacks Drags Pikmin underground

The Shore Dweevil is a semiaquatic dweevil that spends most of its time buried in coastal sand waiting for the planet's strong tides to roll in. When approached, it will emerge from the ground and wander around momentarily before burrowing underground again. If it finds an object, the Shore Dweevil will attempt to take it and flee with it, a behavioral trait shared by many of its kind. It will actively flee from Pikmin. If attacked for long enough, the Shore Dweevil will burrow into the sand and bring any Pikmin still holding onto it with it. This will result in the deaths of those Pikmin, so care should be taken to whistle them back before the creature can seize the opportunity to rid of its attackers. If the Shore Dweevil happened to have been carrying an object while it fled into the ground, it will leave the object on the ground above where it burrowed.