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Elips family

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The elips family is a family introduced in Pikmin 3, although the family went unclassified until Hey! Pikmin. It consists of only one member, the Puckering Blinnow.

It includes one genus, Narrolingus.


Puckering Blinnow[edit]

A render of a Puckering Blinnow from Pikmin 4.
Main article: Puckering Blinnow.

Scientific name: Narrolingus piscatum

The Puckering Blinnow is an aquatic enemy debuting in Pikmin 3. They are small, colorful fish enemies that inhabit bodies of water. They will occasionally try to eat Pikmin, and in Pikmin 3 they may even leap out of the water. In Hey Pikmin, they attack Pikmin by waiting a moment and simply charging in a straight line. In some areas they can end up on land, making them harmless until they get back in water.


The name 'Elips' comes from the lips of the Puckering Blinnow, which are used to grab and eat Pikmin. The family is known in Japanese as バナナウオ科? (lit.: "Banana fish family"), due to the yellow coloration of its members outside of breeding season.[1]

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese バナナウオ科?
Banana uo ka
Banana fish family
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Flag of France French lippidés
Flag of Germany German Lippler Liplers
Flag of South Korea Korean 바나나물고기 과
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Piraguarídeos
Flag of Spain Spanish Comejantes From "comejenes" (sheargrubs)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Japanese "Pikmin Garden" website Piklopedia on Nintendo, retrieved on June 24th, 2023