Red Bulborbs are one of the Pikmin's most common predator. They populate the Distant Planet, and are found in almost every area (at dusk and day). They are red balls with yellow snouts, two eye stalks with eyes, and scrawny, chicken-like legs. They attack Pikmin by devouring them. There are many subspecies of Bulborb, including Bulblaxes, Bulbears, and Waterdumples.
Role in Brawl
Red Bulborbs have a minor role in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. They appear on the stage, Distant Planet, as a part of the background, and as a stage hazard. They will randomly appear on the right side of the stage and open their mouths. If a brawler lands in their mouth, the Bulborb will close it and quickly leave the screen, KO'ing the player. However, they may simply stay still and look at the brawlers. Regardless of the situation, they will leave the area after a while and any players on them will be KO'ed if they do not return to the main area.
In Captain Olimar's Final Smash, End of Day, dusk will fall and Olimar will enter his ship to escape the predators of the planet. When Olimar leaves the stage, Red Bulborbs will constantly attack the players that remain on the field. However, characters with good recovery can avoid being attacked by them.
- A creature whose Japanese name translates as "spotted crimson bug-eye." These bulky nocturnal animals have white-and-red-flecked rumps that resemble strawberries. Red bulborbs sleep in the day and wake in the evening to feed on small animals. Several colors of bulborb subspecies have been discovered--their classification is a hot subject for scholars.
- Pikmin 2
Bulborbs returns for another role as rare enemies for Smash Run. It has re-sized to half than the previous version, around the size of a Giant Goomba. It is very durable and cannot be stunned by attacks. Bulborbs bite at players in front of them. If a player attempts to attack from behind, the Bulborb will instead ram its back at them, dealing high knockback and damage. They can also attack by running forward while stomping on characters, biting them repeatedly or leaping into the air and snapping at characters.
These creatures from the Pikmin series have snaillike protruding eyes, huge mouths, and really bad tempers. Despite their cute appearance, they'll happily gobble up Pikmin! In Smash Bros., they appear on the Garden of Hope stage, wandering around or chasing the poor Pikmin. Thankfully, they don't seem interested in the fighters duking it out.
- NGC - Pikmin (12/2001)
- NGC - Pikmin 2 (08/2004)