Greater Spotted Jellyfloat
|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Scientific name||Cephalus vortexia|
|Caves||Shower Room, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode levels||The Giant's Bath, Abduction Den|
|2-Player Battle levels||None|
|Attacks||Inhales captains, inhales and eats Pikmin|
The Greater Spotted Jellyfloat (オオマンマン?, lit.: "Giant Manman") is an enemy in Pikmin 2. It is a member of the Jellyfloat family, and as its name implies, it resembles a large, pinkish version of the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat. This species is considerably more rare, as it is alien to the region, but its population is quickly displacing that of its smaller cousin. Greater Spotted Jellyfloats have slightly more health and can be defeated in the same manner, but can suck up more Pikmin at once, and even leader if the player is not careful. It is possible to get out of the Jellyfloat quickly by rapidly rotating / . Likewise, all undigested Pikmin and leaders are returned when it is defeated. Throwing Purple Pikmin will knock it to the ground, where it can be easily killed by swarming. Like their lesser cousins, they explode in a flurry of sparkling lights when defeated, but unlike them, they do not emit a song-like sound.
Nintendo Player's Guide
"The Jellyfloat can suck up your Pikmin and pilots, and hold them in its transparent belly. Direct your troops to keep a safe distance from the flying fiend and throw troops at its body. After you defeat a Jellyfloat, you'll have to show for it but the victims you saved."
The Greater Spotted Jellyfloat is a large target and therefore can easily be hit with Purple Pikmin. Just one of them will bring the creature to the ground; 6 Pikmin will be needed, otherwise. Once on the ground, the player should either continue to throw Purple Pikmin at it, provided they have enough, or swarm it with a squad of considerable size. Both ways will ensure a quick defeat.
An alternate method is possible with only leaders. Have the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat absorb one leader, and then switch to the other leader and use an ultra-bitter spray to petrify the Jellyfloat. Switch back to the leader who is currently swallowed, and wiggle the Control Stick to break free. The Jellyfloat will be defeated.
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||40|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.1|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.1|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.35|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||300|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||90|
|fp16||振り払い率||Unknown (shake rate?)||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||60|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||25|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||60|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||25|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||50|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||10|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||15|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||15|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||50|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||0.3 (30%)|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||5|
|fp01||飛行高さ||Unknown (flying height?)||75|
|fp02||上昇係数||Unknown (rise coefficient?)||5|
|fp11||吸い込み時間||Unknown (suction time?)||2|
|fp12||吸い込み確率||Unknown (probability of a leader or Pikmin being sucked in?)||0.1|
|ip01||落下最低ピキ数||Pikmin weight needed to bring it down||6|
|ip11||吸い込みピキ数||Unknown (maximum number of Pikmin it can suck at once?)||20|
- Size: Diameter: 93mm, as per the e-card
- Piklopedia number: #36
The following article or section needs help from someone who can translate Japanese text.
The name "Jellyfloat" is a combination of jellyfish and "float". It is "Spotted" because it has pink spots on its body, and is the larger of the two known Jellyfloats, the other being the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat. In Japan, its name is オオマンマン?, or "Giant Manman"; the meaning of "Manman" is unknown. Its scientific name is cephalus vortexia, where cephalus can be assumed to be related to the real-world Cephalopoda class of animals or the word head, and vortexia refers to how it sucks up Pikmin and leaders with a whirlwind. Internally, the beast is called
onikurage, which translates to "older brother jellyfish" (おにくらげ?.
Names in other languages
|French||Jellyflotte Coloré||Colorful Jellyfloat|
|Italian||Gorgone Maculata||Spotted Gorgon|
The creature's e-card, #40 (14th red card).
- With the exception of the two in the Hole of Heroes, every Greater Spotted Jellyfloat in the game contains a treasure.