Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat
|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Scientific name||Cephalus dottalium|
|Caves||Shower Room, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
|2-Player Battle levels||None|
|Attacks||Inhale and eat Pikmin|
The Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat (コマンマン?, lit.: "Young Manman") is an enemy in Pikmin 2. It resembles a large, blue, floating jellyfish with yellow spots, that floats through the air. It attacks the Pikmin by inhaling them and trapping them inside. The Pikmin will then be digested over a considerably long period of time, specifically 1 Pikmin per 30 seconds, but can be saved by defeating it. This creature is related to the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat. It is also similar to the Medusal Slurker in the fact that they have clear bodies and keep Pikmin trapped inside of them.
Lesser Spotted Jellyfloats sing a faint song that is easiest to hear when music is turned off in the options menu. Upon death, they swirl around the air and brilliantly explode in an array of small sparkling lights.
Nintendo Player's Guide“
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If you encounter one, stay out of its path and throw Pikmin at it. If it is above your Pikmin, it will suck them up. It is vulnerable on all parts of its body, and has moderately low health. Purple Pikmin will automatically make this creature fall due to their weight; they are also good for defeating it, as stunning it will prevent it from getting back into the air. When defeated, all undigested Pikmin will be recovered. The creature will also shake Pikmin off, both in the air and when it recovers flight. Know this and whistle your Pikmin back before the enemy shakes, as to avoid having the Pikmin lose their flower status.
With the Rocket Fist, a leader can hit a Jellyfloat above him with his third punch. Without this upgrade, the only way to do damage is to hit the creature while on a raised ledge next to it. Both of these methods take a long time, however, so using Pikmin is recommended.
|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||0.2|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.2|
|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?)||40|
|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?)||40|
|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||70|
|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?)||70|
|fp02||上昇係数||Unknown (rise coefficient?)||1|
|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?)||10|
- Size: Diameter: 60mm, as per the e-card
- Piklopedia number: #35
The following article or section needs help from someone who can translate Japanese text.
The word "Jellyfloat" is a combination of "jellyfish" and "float", given their ability to float in midair. The creature is "Spotted" because of the yellow spots on its body, and is "Lesser" because it is the smallest of the two known Jellyfloats, the other being the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat. In Japan, it is called コマンマン?, where コ? means "Young", but マンマン? is unknown. Its scientific name is cephalus dottalium, where cephalus is likely a nod to the real-world Cephalopoda class of animals, or related to the word "head", while dottalium is similar to the English word "dotted", referring to the spots. Internally, this enemy is called
kurage, which translates to jellyfish.
Names in other languages
|French||Jellyflotte Transparent||Transparent Jellyfloat|
A Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat at night on the Piklopedia.
The creature sucking up some Blue Pikmin.
The creature's e-card, #39 (14th blue card).