Emperor Bulblax
Series Pikmin
Species Grub-Dog
First game Pikmin 1
Created by Nintendo
Year Created 2001
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Emperor Bulblax was the final boss of Pikmin, and was a returning boss in Pikmin 2. It resembled the game's iconic Bulborb, only much, much larger with red eyes, an armored green back and a gigantic purple tongue used to slurp up armies of Pikmin. As deadly as the tongue was its massive weight itself- with a small hop it could crush Olimar's entire Pikmin squad.

The Final Trial

In the first Pikmin game, this monster lived across the sea in the farthest region, The Final Trial. After
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Appearance in Pikmin 1

collecting twenty-nine of the ship parts, Olimar travelled here to get the last one. After finding a way across the pond, Emperor Bulblax was fought in a large, sandy arena. In order to get a good shot at its one weak point, its head, Olimar had to get it to eat the bomb-rocks that the yellow Pikmin could use in order to stun it with a blast from inside. Another way to attack it was to throw Pikmin at the side of its head while it prepared to send out its tongue. After its defeat, it gave up the last part, the Secret Safe, and Olimar returned home.

Subterranean Pygmies

When Olimar returned in Pikmin 2, he encountered the beast once more in Bulblax Kingdom. It was slightly smaller this time but was faster as well. However, it could be defeated easily with reds due to its low health or purples could pound on it as it rose from the ground, basically killing it. In the Cavern of Chaos and Hole of Heroes, even smaller varieties were encountered and were as easily defeated as the one in Bulblax Kingdom. They were nowhere as powerful or deadly as the one in The Final Trial.

Emperor's Realm

If you are able to unlock the last challenge mode arena in Pikmin 2, you'll be in for a nasty surprise at the bottom: a trio of Emperor Bulblaxes await. However, they are pygmies which can easily be defeated as long as you can lure them to eat the bomb-rocks. The place where they are fought is nearly identical to the fourth sublevel in the Cavern of Chaos.


Reel Notes

"This massive grub-dog buries itself when hunting."

Olimar's Notes

"The largest member of the grub-dog family is normally found buried in the ground, with only the stalks of its eyes exposed. This camouflage allows the predator to surprise smaller creatures and use its long, adhesive tongue to capture prey. The thick hide and angular hump give the organism a distinct rocklike quality. During the rainy season, moss grows freely on its hump, making it nearly impossible to distinguish this lethal predator from a stone."

Louie's Notes

"To prep the tongue for cooking, marinate in olive oil and chop into cubes. Stir in a pot with carrots, potatoes, and chives, cover, and simmer over low heat for several hours. Accompany this mouthwatering, rustic stew with a hearty roll."

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