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Floaterbie family

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The floaterbie family is a family of species that appears in Hey! Pikmin only. So far, this family is made of only one species, the Electric Spectralid. Electric Spectralids have the Fenestari genus like most members of the flutterbie family.

Members[edit]

Electric Spectralid[edit]

An Electric Spectralid in the Creature Log. Enhanced with Citra.

Electric Spectralids are creatures that appear in Hey! Pikmin. While it looks like a regular Spectralids, this creature produces light with its body, and will dive bomb into Olimar if it spots him. The Electric Spectralid does not pose a threat to Pikmin, as it is only found in a level with Yellow Pikmin exclusively.

Naming[edit]

The name of the floaterbie family closely resembles that of the flitterbie and flutterbie families, but with the first syllable replaced with "float" to reflect the way the Electric Spectralid floats in the air with its wings.

Members have the fenestari genus, referring to the Latin word "fenestra", meaning "window". This is genus shared by other Spectralids. This is a mistake, as members of the same genus cannot be in separate families in real-world taxonomy.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese イエシジミ科?
Ie Shijimi Ka
House Lycaenidae family
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Spectralieden
Flag of France French papilloptères Portmanteau of papillon (butterfly) and the suffix -ptère (-ptera)
Flag of Germany German Schweberich
Flag of Italy Italian Voltalidi
Flag of Spain Spanish Flotáridos

Trivia[edit]

  • The floaterbie and flutterbie families are considered the same in the Japanese, French and Italian versions.

See also[edit]