The Empress Bulblax is a boss-class enemy in Pikmin 2. Its markings and general features are similar to those of the Red Bulborb, but its body is much larger and composed of five distinct segments; its comparatively tiny legs dangle above the ground. This creature is shown sleeping in the Piklopedia and cannot be awakened.
This creature has a unique body that is bigger than most normal bulborbs. This is only because its always pregnant and some have millions of babies. It has the normal head and cranium as a Red Bulborb but its body is bulky. The body is light red with spots and splotches of white. At the underside, the red color gradually gets lighter into a white. On the side of it, there is ovals of brown and baige, with the normal yellow-tan shades on the Bulborb head.
Initial observation placed doubt on the capacity of the grub-dog family to support a strong ant- or beelike social structure, but recent studies show the family is capable of such complexity. The egg sac of the largest female grub-dog within a given range swells to dramatic proportions in response to environmental changes, such as the sudden depletion of prey species. These females temporarily take on the role of pack matriarch. Also, in pack formation it has been observed that nearly all males not involved in species reproduction undergo natural sex changes. The characteristics of such specimens are quite intriguing indeed.
This creature usually is on full alert when awakened. It only rolls around when attacked and groans and growls when being hit by the Pikmin's leaves/buds/flowers. It seems to give birth to the larve with ease and has no problem to smash the babies when rolling around.
Louie's Cooking Notes
For a sophisticated delicacy, make a pate de foie gras from this massively obese creature's liver and spread it over a sesame cracker