Whiptongue Bulborb

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Whiptongue Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Appearance in Pikmin 4.
Scientific name Oculus longolingua
Family Grub-dog

The Whiptongue Bulborb is a member of the grub-dog family that constantly roams about its territory, leaving no part of its body exposed for long, and has a long, flexible tongue that it uses to slurp up Pikmin from a considerable distance away. If Pikmin are standing near it or are attacking its feet, it will lap up individual Pikmin one at a time at a slightly slower pace.

In fanon games

Below this point is where users place their version of the Whiptongue Bulborb.

In Pikmin: Antarctic Survival

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“Welcome to ze Revolution, mon ami!”
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Antarctic Survival, a fanon game created by A Friendly Amprat.
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Spaghettisnout 1.5 The icon used to represent this creature.
Species Whiptongue Bulborb
Gender Male
Initial location Empire Field
Elements None
Housing size 2
Blood type Warm-blooded
Carrying capacity 5
Hit points 13
Clothing types Standard Eyestalk Warmers, Standard Coat, Standard Leg Covering
Starting skills Search 0, Build 0, Quarry 0
Potential skills None

Spaghettisnout 1.5 is the Whiptongue Bulborb that appears in Pikmin: Antarctic Survival. Spaghettisnout 1.5 is quite a goofy character, and his snout wobbles to and fro whenever he speaks.

Spaghettisnout 1.5 has one of the most bizarre names of any character in Pikmin: Antarctic Survival. While the name may seem meaningless at first, it is actually a reference to and parody of "Noodlenose 4", the name of another Whiptongue Bulborb character, who has the distinction of being the first player character to be created for Pikmin: Antarctic Survival.

In Pikmin: Decayed Leaf

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"You… your evil subordinate, your greedy boss, and this invasive Pikmin infestation will all die here TODAY!!"
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Decayed Leaf, a fanon game created by Soundwave.
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Whiptongue Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Oculus longolingua
Family Grub-dog
Carry weight 12
Max. carriers 25
Seed worth 15
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 6
Attacks Eats Pikmin

Whiptongue Bulborbs are a returning bulborb in Pikmin: Decayed Leaf. The large beast will tend to roam around a small area, looking for Pikmin, which it can easily lap up several of at once. Occasionally, it can even be seen guarding a treasure, attacking anything that goes near it. Throwing Pikmin at its eyes can temporarily halt it, and another way to foil it is trying to get it to lick up a bomb rock or having it lick its tongue into a hot area like fire. The fire or magma will burn its tongue and render it vulnerable for a few seconds. If the Whiptongue Bulborb attempts to lick up a Cactus Pikmin, the creature will take damage from its very small spikes.

In Pikmin: Shipwrecked Stargazers

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Shipwrecked Stargazers, a fanon game created by CarrotStilts1.
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Whiptongue Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Oculus longolingua
Family Grub-dog
Caves Connoisseur's Cache, Autumnal Undergrowth
Carry weight 12
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 11
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 8
Attacks Eats Pikmin

In Pikmin: Shipwrecked Stargazers, Whiptongue Bulborbs act as they did in Pikmin 3. Unlike their relatives, they do not bother with members of the flitterbie family. They may show mild interest in dirt mounds, and try to look for edible matter within them.


Olimar's notes

The whiptongue bulborb has evolved to fulfill a niche seldom seen in PNF-404's ecosystems: the myrmecophagous pest control. Juvenile whiptongues don't receive their signature tongues until their second molt. Until then, they consume nectar regurgitated by their parents. Adult specimens use their tongues to snatch small insects from high-hanging branches and tunnels within the ground. Its distinct morphology has led to some controversy amongst scholars on whether or not it is a kageyamii subspecies or an entirely new branch in the family tree.

Louie's notes

After severing the tongue, pat it dry and coat in your choice of spice rub. Grill until crisp like beef jerky, and slice into even portions for a gathering.

Ship's comments

I could've sworn I felt its wet, slobbering tongue slap my hoard as I beamed it up. I need a full hull scrubbing to ensure the complete lack of infectants in my hoard.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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"It's a jungle out there!"
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Wide World, a fanon game created by Cheepy-Cheepy.
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Whiptongue Bulborb The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Family Grub-dog
Areas Arid Oasis
Weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 10
Poko value P3 Poko icon.png × 8
Sparklium worth P4 Sparklium icon.png × 5
Battle point value P3 Soul icon.png × 40
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Whiptongue Bulborb is a grub-dog in Pikmin: Wide World that is exclusive to Arid Oasis and its caves. Its smaller counterpart is the Dwarf Whiptongue Bulborb. Rather than sleep, Whiptongue Bulborbs explore their territory in search of prey, usually accompanied by one or more Dwarf Whiptongue Bulborbs. If a Whiptongue Bulborb notices leaders or Pikmin in its territory, it will give chase, attempting to catch them on its tongue to eat them, only leaving them alone if they flee far enough away. It will also cease its pursuit if its prey hides in a place it can not access, although it may use its tongue to try and reach them before it resumes idle behavior. It can lick Pikmin out of the air as easily as it can from the ground, and will quickly lap up Pikmin at its feet one by one. A Whiptongue Bulborb will immediately spit out a leader it laps up because they are too big to eat, but any Pikmin in its mouth at the time will remain there until either freed or swallowed.

Whiptongue Bulborbs are the general shape and size of other bulborbs but have a tapered snout instead of the typical bulborb facial structure. Their most notable feature is their long, flexible, sticky tongue, though they lack fangs. They have a brown face, a light cream-colored backside with black spots, and dull blue irises with white sclerae. Each of their four claws is white.

Defeating a Whiptongue Bulborb can be tricky. Sneaking up on one is nearly impossible because it is always in motion and highly perceptive of intruders. As a head-on conflict is practically unavoidable, the optimal course of action would be to throw Pikmin at its eyes to inflict minor damage, cause the creature to flinch, and make it release any Pikmin in its mouth. Doing this will also free any Pikmin stuck on its tongue, as the creature will be wildly flailing it around in pain. Upon defeat, a Whiptongue Bulborb will murmur and fall dead.

In ultra-spicy difficulty, the Whiptongue Bulborb is much faster and more precise with its tongue, able to more effectively capture more Pikmin to eat, and over a slightly increased range. It will also try to face Pikmin and leaders as much as possible, and backpedal when necessary.


  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #1 (all difficulties): Whiptongue Bulborbs are always on the patrol. Keep an eye out for them and avoid their tongue.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #2 (all difficulties): While it can not eat leaders, a Whiptongue Bulborb can put a serious dent in Pikmin populations.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #3 (ultra-spicy difficulty only): Be wary of the Whiptongue Bulborb's finesse with its tongue. It can slurp up many Pikmin if allowed to.
  • PWW Data file icon.png Data file #4 (ultra-spicy difficulty only): The Whiptongue Bulborb will use its tongue's range to its fullest potential by backing away when approached.

Olimar's comments

PWW Captain Olimar icon.png Easily recognizable by its tapered snout, the whiptongue bulborb feeds exclusively on small prey using its long tongue. Whether its prey is grounded or airborne does not matter, and prey that is too large for the creature's small mouth will simply be spat out. The creature is always on the hunt for food and has not yet been witnessed sleeping.

Shacho's comments

PWW President icon.png Even if it is a bit large, this creature would be perfect for lapping up the pesky flies that find their way indoors in Hocotate Freight, especially during the summer. I can't stand the little pests always buzzing around me!

Marie's comments

PWW Marie icon.png Whiptongue bulborbs prefer sunny, humid environments above all others. Because of their little mouths, larger meals should be cut into sections to allow the creatures to feed easily. Being cathemeral creatures, they are active during both day and night, and may disturb the sleep schedules of their owners.

Louie's comments

PWW Louie icon.png The creature's tongue is its most delectable part. Cut it into bite-sized pieces, season with red chili powder, and deep-fry for a spicy snack!

Dolphin Lander's comments

PWW Dolphin Lander icon.png What a silly-looking bulborb! It has a cute little smile all the time, but from some angles, it looks as if it is in an awkward or tense situation, and I can't help but feel a little sorry for it.

In Whiptongue Bulborb Game

Whiptongue Bulborb Game
This article or section presents information pertaining to Whiptongue Bulborb Game, a fanon game created by Princess Peach.

In Whiptongue Bulborb Game, the players control a Whiptongue Bulborb to get revenge against an evil trio and their Pikmin.