|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Prima "Technical Name"||Unknown|
|Scientific name||Pansarus gigantus|
|Underground areas||Glutton's Kitchen|
|Challenge Mode levels||Snack Pit|
|Max. carriers||20 Pikmin|
|Treasure value||10 pokos|
The Giant Breadbug is a boss in Pikmin 2. Unlike other Breadbugs, this one is large and shaped somewhat cubical, looking like a loaf of bread, making it the largest species in the Breadbug family. It acts the same as normal Breadbugs, but is harder to damage by "rejection" from the pod. It is considered by many players to be the easiest boss in the game (boss theme music is not even played, though an exclusive tune is played only in the specific cave sublevel). The more recognizable habitat is located on the final sublevel of the Glutton's Kitchen and consists of only two other Breadbugs, electric nodes, and Anode Beetles. This creature is also found in the Snack Pit in Challenge Mode. The Giant Breadbug can replenish its HP if it collects an object into its den.
As when killing a normal Breadbug, let the Giant Breadbug grab a treasure or other object and then have your pikmin grab the object and pull it to the pod. After doing this two times the beast will die.
Spraying it with an ultra-bitter spray will allow it to be swarmed. Otherwise, throw purples at the top of its back.
- The Giant Breadbug is the only boss in Pikmin 2 that does not "intentionally try" to harm Pikmin unless, of course, it drags some into its den or drags them across electrically charged paths.
- The Giant Breadbug is one of the three bosses in Pikmin 2 that has its own theme music, the others being the Waterwraith and the Titan Dweevil.
- Their scientific name, Pansarus gigantus, means 'Splay-footed Giant'.