Mandiblards come in three known varieties: male and female Sheargrubs, and the flying Shearwigs. They are weak foes that burrow out of the ground and eat Pikmin, save for the female Sheargrub which cannot eat Pikmin. They are also infamously annoying for tearing apart stick bridges that the Pikmin build. Although they are weak foes, in the first Pikmin game they could become near invincible when they were eating a Pikmin. In Pikmin 2 this ability is no longer apparent. Throughout the first couple of dungeons from Pikmin 2, many of the early sublevels contain Mandiblard enemies.