Greater Spotted Jellyfloat
|Appears in||Pikmin 2, Pikmin 4|
|Scientific name||Cephalus vortexia|
|Caves||Shower Room, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den, Seafloor Resort, Ultimate Testing Range|
|Challenge Mode stages||The Giant's Bath, Abduction Den|
|Dandori Challenge stages||None|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
|2-Player Battle stages||None|
|Attacks||Inhale leaders, inhale and eat Pikmin|
The Greater Spotted Jellyfloat (オオマンマン?, lit.: "Giant Manman") is an enemy in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4. It is a member of the Jellyfloat family, and as its name implies, it resembles a large, pinkish version of the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat. In Pikmin 4, it appears much more solid, looking similar to gelatin. It has much more visible segments, more consistent and dull spots, purple "eyes", and more subtle lines on the tentacles. This species is considerably more rare, as it is alien to the region, but its population is quickly displacing that of its smaller cousin. Greater Spotted Jellyfloats have slightly more health and can be defeated in the same manner, but can suck up more Pikmin at once, and even leader if the player is not careful. It is possible to get out of the Jellyfloat quickly by rapidly rotating / . Likewise, all undigested Pikmin and leaders are returned when it is defeated. Throwing Purple Pikmin will knock it to the ground, where it can be easily killed by swarming. Like their lesser cousins, they explode in a flurry of sparkling lights when defeated, but unlike them, they do not emit a song-like sound.
“This lovely floating critter sucks up food by stretching and contracting its body. It's hard to imagine such a graceful creature could be of this world. It would be rather exciting to get sucked in with all the treasures and Pikmin to float on forever. But if that really happened, I wouldn't be of this world for long either!”
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
The Greater Spotted Jellyfloat is a large target and therefore can easily be hit with Purple Pikmin. Just one of them will bring the creature to the ground; 6 Pikmin will be needed, otherwise. Once on the ground, the player should either continue to throw Purple Pikmin at it, provided they have enough, or swarm it with a squad of considerable size. Both ways will ensure a quick defeat.
In Pikmin 4, Greater Spotted Jellyfloats are much more dangerous. They can not be weighed down, and kill Pikmin much faster. Any non yellow Pikmin will latch onto the tentacles, where they can be inhaled, excluding Purple Pikmin. As Yellow Pikmin are not usually brought to any caves that contain these Jellyfloats, fighting them will usually be a pain, as they are also quite sensitive to damage, and will shake Pikmin off quickly. Winged Pikmin can also be used to attack the main body, though due to their low attack power, it's not a fast process. They are however found alongside a Greater Spotted Jellyfloat naturally however, even if it's only once.
An alternate method is possible with only leaders in Pikmin 2. Have the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat absorb one leader, and then switch to the other leader and use an ultra-bitter spray to petrify the Jellyfloat. Switch back to the leader who is currently swallowed, and wiggle the Control Stick to break free. The Jellyfloat will be defeated. It's possible to do this with a single leader by spraying it as he is being sucked in, but this is very difficult.
To note is that in Pikmin 2, if a Greater Spotted Jellyfloat digests a White Pikmin, it will not take damage from it. This is also the case with the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat.
Like the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat, a Greater Spotted Jellyfloat that has been frozen by Ice Pikmin crashes and shatters when it hits the ground.
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||40|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.1|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.1|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.35|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||300|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||90|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||60|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||25|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||60|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||25|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||50|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||10|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||15|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||60|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||15|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||50|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||0.3 (30%)|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||5|
|ip01||振り払い打撃Ａ||Shake mode 1 – hit count||8|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||5|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||15|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||10|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||20|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||20|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||25|
|fp02||上昇係数||Unknown (rise coefficient?)||5|
|fp12||吸い込み確率||Unknown (probability of a leader or Pikmin being sucked in?)||0.1|
|fp04||振払落下時間||Determines the time until it shakes in the air once a pikmin is latched||1|
|ip01||落下最低ピキ数||Pikmin weight needed to bring it down||6|
|ip11||吸い込みピキ数||Unknown (maximum number of Pikmin it can suck at once?)||20|
- Size: Diameter: 93mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #36
- See more: Jellyfloat family#Naming.
- Common name: Greater Spotted Jellyfloat. It is the largest of the three known Jellyfloats, the others being the Flying Spotted Jellyfloat and Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat, hence the "Greater" in its name.
- Japanese nickname: オオマンマン?. オオ? (lit.: "giant") refers to its size too.
- Japanese name: ヨミノホトクラゲ?.
- Scientific name: Cephalus vortexia. Vortexia refers to how it sucks up Pikmin and leaders with a whirlwind.
- Internal names: Internally, it is called
onikurage, which translates to "oni jellyfish" (鬼くらげ?), as opposed to the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat's
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
Dà Mànmàn Shuǐmǔ
|Large Manman Jellyfish||慢慢 also means "slowly"|
Dà Mànmàn Shuǐmǔ
|Large Manman Jellyfish||慢慢 also means "slowly"|
Jellyflotte coloré (Pikmin 4)
Colorful jellyfloat (Pikmin 4)
|German||Starkgetupfte Schwebequalle||Heavily Spotted Hover Jellyfish|
|Italian||Gorgone Maculata||Spotted Gorgon|
|Spanish||Maximedusia moteada||Spotted maxi-jellyfish||"medusia" is a corruption of "medusa" (jellyfish)|
|Portuguese||Medusa pintada||Spotted jellyfish|
Artwork of the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat from Pikmin 2.
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The Piklopedia icon of the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat.
The creature's e-card, #40 (14th red card).
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