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Cottonade family

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The cottonade family is a family of species introduced in Hey! Pikmin. So far, this family is made of only one species, the Electric Cottonade. Members belong to the lanugo genus.


Electric Cottonade[edit]

An Electric Cottonade in the Creature Log. Enhanced with Citra.
Main article: Electric Cottonade.

Scientific name: Lanugo electropaleae

The Electric Cottonade is a creature that appear in Hey! Pikmin only. It's a big creature that looks like a ball of cotton, with a huge striped trunk and two blue eyes. It is the boss of the fourth sector, the Ravaged Rustworks. It is a very harmful creature, that uses electricity to stun its prey, before sucking it with its trunk.


The family's name comes from the word cottonade, which the Electric Cottonade has the appearance of being covered with.

The genus, Lanugo, means down in Latin, referring to the member's cotton-like covering.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ワタボウシ科?
Wata boushi ka
Cotton spore family
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Elektropluizigen
Flag of France French cotonnades Play on the word coton (cotton) and cottonade, which is a heavy coarse fabric usually made out of cotton, used for clothing. It is referencing its cottonous shearing.
Flag of Germany German Flaum Fluff
Flag of Italy Italian Cottonelli
Flag of South Korea Korean 솜털벌레 과
Flag of Spain Spanish Algodónidos

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