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Bloather family

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The bloather family is a family of creatures only seen in Hey! Pikmin. Members of the family have large, round bodies with blubbery skin that can bounce Captain Olimar and his Pikmin.

All members of this family are in the Fouskaflexilis genus.



A Blubbug in the Creature Log.
Main article: Blubbug.

Scientific name: Fouskaflexilis bilia

This creature has a little brown head on a huge orange body, composed of fat. This enemy stands on two tiny legs, colored in various shades, going from yellow to brown. The Blubbug is inoffensive to Pikmin, and will only run towards Olimar, though this can be dangerous in some instances. It can be used to jump really high in the air, and reach places that are otherwise inaccessible.

Puffy Blubbug[edit]

A Puffy Blubbug in the Creature Log. Enhanced with Citra.
Main article: Puffy Blubbug.

Scientific name: Fouskaflexilis mallia

The Puffy Blubbug has the same shape and behavior as its counterpart, however, it is entirely tinted blue and covered by fine hair. It also lacks legs, and uses a pair of wings.


The word "bloather" is a wordplay on "bloat", which refers to how bloated the family members are.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese フグムシ科?
Fugu mushi ka
Pufferfish bug family
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Ballontorren Balloon beetles
Flag of France French boursoufflés Wordplay of boursoufler (bloat) and soufflés (blown), although this could be a misspell of the word boursouflés (bloated)
Flag of Germany German Ballonkäfer Balloon bugs
Flag of Italy Italian Aerostatidi
Flag of South Korea Korean 복어벌레 과
Flag of Spain Spanish Aerostátidos From "aerostáticos" (aerostatics)

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