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Centipare In-game icon.
Appears in Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Chilopoda sakuranii
Family Centipare
Areas Scourge of the Skies
Attacks None
This article is about the creature. For the biological family, see Centipare family.

The Centipare (ムカデトンボ?, lit.: "Centipede Dragonfly") is a docile creature in Hey! Pikmin that resembles a dragonfly. Centipares have skinny pink bodies with light-blue eyes, and their length is about four times that of Captain Olimar. They float through the air in a fixed pattern, and Olimar and Pikmin can land on top of one to ride on its back. By staying on one for a while, the player can cover new ground. Despite the name, they are technically not at all related to Adult Centipares, as indicated by their different family, genus, and species. However, this is likely a mistake, as Centipares are directly said by Olimar to be children in their log, lining up with Adult Centipares being the adult forms.


This creature barely does anything; it only acts as an invincible moving platform, flying along a set path.


  • Lushlife Murk
    • Scourge of the Skies: This is the only area of the game where Centipares are found. They are very common here, and are used to get past poisonous water and reach new areas.


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Since it only acts as a platform, the creature is indestructible and is essential to progressing forward. Still, one note is to avoid jetpacking onto or off of Centipares, as it's difficult to catch up with them with this slower method of travel, and it can easily result in Olimar dropping into the poison below. If Olimar jetpacks off, the Centipare will stop automatically moving him, so you should manually fly in the same direction as the Centipare in such a case.


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It craves attention and control, as children do. Its back is tough enough to hold some weight without panicking. I envy it as far as that goes. The last time I tried to give my son a ride, I threw out my back.

Technical information[edit]

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Generator name(s) enemy_dragonfly


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  • Common name: Centipare. It is just a slight alteration of centipede, the insect it is clearly based on.
  • Japanese nickname: ムカデトンボ?, lit.: "Centipede Dragonfly". It refers to centipedes and the other bug it's based after, dragonflies.
  • Japanese name: サクラムカデトンボ?, lit.: "Cherry Blossom Centipede Dragonfly".
  • Scientific name: Chilopoda sakuranii. Chilopoda is a real world class of centipedes. Sakuranii is derived from "sakura", Japanese for cherry blossom, and a reference to the creature's pink color.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ムカデトンボ?
Mukade Tonbo
Centipede Dragonfly
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Duizendjuffer Wordplay of Duizendpotigen (Thousandpots; myriapoda) and juffers (damselfly)
Flag of France French Scolonate juvénile Young centipare
Flag of Germany German Hundertflügler "Hundred-Winger", a play on Hundertfüßler (centipede)
Flag of Italy Italian Centopiellula
Flag of South Korea Korean 지네잠자리
Flag of Spain Spanish Centiélula


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