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Dwarf Orange Bulborb
Dwarf orange bulborb.png
Appears in Pikmin 2
Pikmin 3
Scientific name Pansarus pseudoculii orangium
Family Breadbug
Areas Pikmin 3
Twilight River
Underground areas Pikmin 2
Frontier Cavern
Bulblax Kingdom
Snagret Hole
Shower Room
Submerged Castle
Hole of Heroes
Dream Den
Challenge Mode levels Pikmin 2
Lost Toy Box
Green Hole
Hot House
Brawny Abyss
Hazard Training
Sniper Room
Emperor's Realm
Pikmin 3
Battle Enemies
Tropical Forest (x5)
Tropical Wilds Remix (x6)
Garden of Hope Remix (x5)
Twilight River Remix (x2)
Formidable Oak Remix (x9)
Fortress of Festivity (x3)
The Rustyard (x3)
Forgotten Cove (x11)
Collect Treasure
Tropical Forest Remix (x2)
The Rustyard (x2)
Clockwork Chasm (x4)
2-Player and Bingo Battle levels Pikmin 3
Shaded Terrace
Carry weight 3
Max. carriers 6
Size 30mm
Seed worth 4 in Pikmin
4 in Pikmin 2
3 in Pikmin 3
Treasure value PokoIcon.pngx2 in Pikmin 2
PokoIcon.pngx15 in Pikmin 3
Attacks Eats Pikmin
Hit points 250

The Dwarf Orange Bulborb (テンコチャッピー) is an enemy in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3. This enemy mimics the Orange Bulborb and has the same aggressiveness, noticing Pikmin at a much greater distance than other Dwarf Bulborbs. It can still be easily defeated through swarming or by using the methods for attacking the other Bulborb-mimicking Breadbugs.


Olimar's Notes

"Just as dwarf red bulborbs mimic the appearance of red bulborbs, it was theorized than an orange bulborb-mimicking variant must also exist. Recent fieldwork has confirmed this theory."

Louie's Notes

"Although difficult to prepare, this exquisite creature is more than worth the effort. Great in fajitas!"

Nintendo Player's Guide

"Found in underground areas only, Dwarf Orange Bulborbs are little eating machines, and they're never far from an orange Bulborb. If you can separate the creatures, you can swarm them or stomp them fairly easily-but if you have to take them on in groups, you'll be in for quite a battle."

Pikmin 3 Prima Guide

"Dwarf Orange Bulborbs aren’t nearly as durable as their as their fully grown counterparts. Toss a single Pikmin onto a Dwarf Bulborb’s back 
to quickly defeat this enemy."

Battle Strategy

Pikmin 2

Dwarf Orange Bulborbs behave similarly to the Dwarf Red Bulborb, except they notice Pikmin much sooner. With large amounts of Pikmin, you can swarm them for a quick defeat, or you can throw a Pikmin directly on top of it to kill it instantly.

Pikmin 3

They behave similarly to the Dwarf Orange Bulborbs in Pikmin 2. Swarm them with large groups of Pikmin, or throw one directly on top of them for an instant kill.



  • In the Piklopedia, if you petrify the Dwarf Orange Bulborb, it may eat Pikpik Carrots at a faster rate.
  • in Pikmin 3 in twilight river you will only see their enemy markers after you lift one of the clip boards that have them or the bridge pieces.