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Flying Spotted Jellyfloat

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Flying Spotted Jellyfloat In-game icon.
A Flying Spotted Jellyfloat in Hey! Pikmin.
Appears in Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Cephalus aerialis
Family Jellyfloat
Areas Downpour Thicket
Attacks Swoop down and crush Pikmin

The Flying Spotted Jellyfloat (トビマンマン?, lit.: "Flying Manman") is a jellyfish-like enemy in Hey! Pikmin. It is blue with 2 lines of spots (hence the name), and is slightly transparent. There are two yellow eyes sticking out of its head, and a small turquoise orb at the bottom that can crush Pikmin. It is about two times Captain Olimar's height and width, being the smallest member of the jellyfloat family. It appears in only one area, Downpour Thicket.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
N/A N/A N/A A yellow Sparklium Seed icon, used to represent the object found in the games. × 1 No

To do: Find the health value from the game files.
Care to do so?


Flying Spotted Jellyfloats levitate around and make a noise, and fall to the ground when either Olimar or any Pikmin are under it. Pikmin will die if they are under it as it hits the ground. If Olimar defeats a Flying Spotted Jellyfloat, it will drop 1 Sparklium Seed and another one will soon appear.


It can be assumed that the creature is mostly found in moist environments, because its location is full of dew. It is also found very commonly in this area, although its not found anywhere else.

  • Leafswirl Lagoon
    • Downpour Thicket: This is the only area in the whole game where they can be found. They mostly act as an additional threat while dew droplets stun Olimar. They can be especially harmful near the end with the trowel, since the player must multitask knocking over the trowel and dodging dew droplets, as well as warding off the creature.


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The strategies shown are just suggestions.

Hitting a Flying Spotted Jellyfloat with any Pikmin will defeat it. It can only be attacked when it hits the ground, however. The best thing to do is to lure it in by walking directly under, and then throw Pikmin at it. It will only take 1 hit to kill, rewarding you only 1 Sparklium Seed. It is then advised to leave quickly, as soon another one will appear and can cause trouble.


Hey! Pikmin logs

Most of the time, it floats peacefully in midair, but it will not hesitate to squish any threats. My wife has a similar "mama bear" quality to her.


See also: Jellyfloat family#Naming.
  • Common name: Flying Spotted Jellyfloat. It comes from how it flies very high, higher than any other jellyfloat.
  • Japanese nickname: トビマンマン?, lit.: "Flying Manman".
  • Japanese name: ソラノホトクラゲ?.
  • Scientific name: Cephalus aerialis . Aerialis comes from "aerial", again referring to its altitude.
  • Internal names: Its internal name is tobiman, from its Japanese nickname. However, its generator name is enemy_glider_loose. This is probably because of its behavior: it glides around loosely. Also, the ball inside of it seems to be slightly loose.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese トビマンマン?
Tobi Manman
Flying Manman
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Gevlekte zweefkwal Spotted Hoverfly
Flag of France French Jellyflotte volant Flying Jellyfloat
Flag of Germany German Getupfte Flugqualle Spotted Flying Jellyfish
Flag of Italy Italian Gorgone maculata volante Spotted Flying Gorgon (a medusa is a Jellyfish)
Flag of South Korea Korean 플라잉해파리
Flag of Spain Spanish Medusia moteada voladora Flying Spotted Jellyfish


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