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The Peckish Aristocrab is an enemy in Pikmin 3.

Character description

Its overall appearance resembles a green and purple bulb of garlic with 4 legs coming from underneath, and two claws on each of its sides, one of them being extremely small, while the other is much larger with transparent pincers. It has two round yellow spots on its cheeks, which look like eyes, while its real eyes rest on stalks that protrude out from the top of its head. It has a large mouth with a serrated lower jaw and long purple tongue. The creature mainly rests in a motionless position, clacking its large pincers, but can detect Pikmin's presence from afar, and it will quickly scuttle sideways onto the player's path when they enter the area, circling them in order to get in their way.

When Pikmin are thrown at it, the creature is capable of maneuvering its massive claw to shield itself from the thrown Pikmin. It can also defend itself by blowing bubbles at the Pikmin, which can trap them inside the bubbles, making them float around for a long period of time until the bubble pops. This can trap captains as well. It attacks by grasping multiple Pikmin with its claw and dropping them into its gaping mouth. It can also stab the ground with its claw to attack.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

As a stage hazard

Peckish Aristocrabs appear as stage hazards in Garden of Hope. They walk sideways and destroys one of the platforms of the stage and launches anyone who stands in its way.

Trophy Description

This crab-like life-form from Pikmin 3 traps Pikmin in its bubbles. When it appears in the Garden of Hope stage, it creates a path of destruction from one end of the stage to the other, but if the central bridge isn't there, it'll just fall right down. You can tell where it'll appear by the telltale appearance of bubbles, so watch out!

  • Wii U - Pikmin 3 (08/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As a stage hazard

The Peckish Aristocrab returns in Ultimate, reprising its role as a stage hazard on the Garden of Hope stage.

As a spirit

The Aristocrab also appears as an advanced level Shield Spirit which can be obtained via the Spirit Board or from the Vault Shop.

Its spirit battle is a Stamina battle against a giant Ridley with 140 HP at Garden of Hope with the following conditions:

  • The enemy favors side specials
  • The enemy is giant

The Giant Ridley puppet fighter represents the Peckish Aristocrab, a crab-like enemy in the Pikmin series and his purple coloration references the Peckish Aristocrab's purple color scheme.

The stage and the music playing (Garden of Hope (Remix)) both represent the Aristocrab's debut in Pikmin 3 and its appearance as a stage hazard.

Also, the puppet fighter's favored Space Pirate Rush references the Aristocrab being able to attack using its large pincer.