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Chillyhop In-game icon.
Icon for the Chillyhop, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Amphicaris frigadae
Family Amphituber
Areas None
Caves Subzero Sauna, Frozen Inferno
Dandori Challenge stages None
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Crushes and Freezes Pikmin

The Chillyhop (ヒヤシイモ?, lit.: "Chilled Potato") is an enemy in Pikmin 4. Chillyhops are an ice variant of the Yellow Wollyhop and release icy air when they land after jumping that freezes all non-Ice Pikmin. Aside from that, they behave identically to their non-ice counterparts. Chillyhops are also blue and white in coloration to go with their icy theme. However, they don't actually freeze Pikmin that touch them, unlike other ice enemies such as the Frosty Bulborb.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
5 10 8[note 1] Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 7 900
  1. ^ This enemy cannot be delivered to Onions in-game. This information is obtained from the Piklopedia.


Chillyhops act the same as Yellow Wollyhops, sitting in one place until they are disturbed by the player and their Pikmin. They then proceed to leap into the air towards the player, briefly hover in place, and slam down, killing all Pikmin they land on. Unlike the Yellow Wollyhop, they also leave ice on the ground where they land that freezes all non-Ice Pikmin and leaders. This allows them to even crush Rock Pikmin on soft ground. Chillyhops can also shake Pikmin off of themselves, potentially leaving Pikmin vulnerable to being crushed or frozen. Chillyhops cannot be frozen by Ice Pikmin or Ice Blasts.


The Chillyhop looks almost identical to the Yellow Wollyhop, with the only difference being the coloration. Chillyhops have mostly white bodies with blue spots, a darker blue top, and purple feet.


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Chillyhops can be defeated easily with a moderately large squad of Ice Pikmin. There are two ways to deal with them, you can either quickly throw all your Pikmin onto them, or you can throw them all on at once using Oatchi's rush ability. The second option is the best one as it also stuns the Chillyhop, giving your Pikmin more time to attack them. If your Pikmin get shook off, just whistle them all back to you and repeat.


Dalmo's Notes[edit]

Slick and bulbous with a refreshingly frank face - that's one classy hopper! When it lands after jumping, it spills out cold air all around it. Mischievous AND cool? This little fella needs to leave some personality for the rest of us!

Olimar's Notes[edit]

When squashing prey with its mighty leap, the Chillyhop secretes a bodily fluid made up of ammonium nitrate, urea, and water. This causes an endothermic reaction that rapidly freezes its prey, making its attack all the more lethal.

After squashing the prey, it gets sucked up through the Chillyhop's belly. Since this species can store its food in a slightly chilled state without eating it for a time, it easily adapts to environments where prey is scarce.

Louie's Notes[edit]

Remove the tender meat surrounding the eyes, and stew with soy sauce. The collagen fibres are simply melt-in-your-mouth delicious.


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See more: Amphituber family#Naming.
  • Common name: Chillyhop. The word "Chilly" replaces "Wolly".
  • Japanese nickname: ヒヤシイモ?, lit.: "Chilled Potato". ヒヤシ? means "chilled", and イモ? means "potato".
  • Japanese name: ボタユキイモガエル?, lit.: "Wet Snow Potato Frog". ボタ? sounds similar to the onomatopoeia for wet and heavy snow, ポタポタ?, and ユキ? means snow. イモガエル?, lit.: "Potato Frog" is Japanese for "Wollyhop".
  • Scientific name: Amphicaris frigadae. Friga is latin for "cold", and it resembles the english word "frigid".
  • Internal names: ICEFROG. FROG is the internal name for Yellow Wollyhop, so the ice is added to distinguish the two.
  • Prerelease: Unknown

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ヒヤシイモ?
Hiyashi Imo
Chilled Potato
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Bīnglěng Shǔshǔ Wā
Ice-Cold Potato Frog
Flag of China Chinese
Bīnglěng Shǔshǔ Wā
Ice-Cold Potato Frog
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Kikvorstpletterpad Kikvorst crush toad "Kikvorst" is a portmanteau of "kikvors" (frog) and "vorst" (frost)
Flag of France French Wog frigorifiant Refrigerating wollyhop
Flag of Germany German Blauer Orcalog Blue Wollyhop Orcalog is the German name for Wollyhop
Flag of Italy Italian Ranuca gelida Icy frogwart
Flag of South Korea Korean 얼음덩이줄기개구리
Ice Tuber Frog
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Frigo-cururrã Freeze-wollyhop "Frigo-" is a prefix to indicate frozen objects or places. Cururrã is the name for the Wollyhop, coming from "cururu" (cane toad) and "rã" (toad)
Flag of Spain Spanish Sapo gigante gélido Icy wollyhop


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