Sheargrub is a member of the Mandiblard Family found in Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3, and Hey! Pikmin and New Play Control!. Both Sheargrubs are some the weakest enemies in the games that can be killed in one hit with a Purple Pikmin. The species is notable due to its obvious sexual dimorphism.

Female Sheargrub

Main article: Female Sheargrub

Female Sheargrub is a white Sheargrub enemy in all Pikmin games. It cannot kill Pikmin and can destroy bridges. There is a similar enemy called a Ravenous Whiskerpillar, which munches like it, but eats berries.

Male Sheargrub

Main article: Male Sheargrub

Male Sheargrub is a purple Sheargrub enemy in both Pikmin games. It still can kill Pikmin, along with the Shearwig. There is a similar enemy called the Shearwig, but it flies.


  • In Pikmin, the Male Sheargrub can eat the Pikmin. Even if you attack it and the Sheargrub is out of health, the Pikmin will die. You can throw any Pikmin on its back, and it will spit them out. The Shearwig also does this.

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