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Greater Spotted Jellyfloat

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Greater Spotted Jellyfloat In-game icon.
A much higher quality scan of the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat's artwork found on the Internet Archive, uploaded as a new file to be a PNG.
Appears in Pikmin 2
Scientific name Cephalus vortexia
Family Jellyfloat
Areas None
Caves Shower Room, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den
Challenge Mode levels The Giant's Bath, Abduction Den
2-Player Battle levels 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. It is a member of the Jellyfloat family, and as its name implies, it resembles a large, pinkish version of the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat. 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 GCN Stick.png / Nunchuck Annalogstick.png. 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.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health Regen.
N/A N/A N/A N/A 4500 No


Olimar's notes

Vivid pink coloration is the most noticeable characteristic of this floating life-form. This immigrant species is not native to the region, having appeared to have recently arrived on wind currents. The luminescent organ in its head attracts prey, which it then sucks up and consumes with its lower orifice. Unlike jellyfish, the jellyfloat's tentacles do not have nematocysts, so there is no danger in touching them.

Louie's notes

Like a fine cheese, the aroma of this fluid floater can be oppressive, but its flavor must be experienced to be believed. Also makes an unforgettable nondairy spread!

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

The Jellyfloat can suck up your Pikmin and pilots, and hold them in its transparent belly. Direct your troops to keep a safe distance from the flying fiend and throw troops at its body. After you defeat a Jellyfloat, you'll have nothing to show for it but the victims that you saved.


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.

An alternate method is possible with only leaders. 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.[1]

To note is that 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.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name onikurage
Global properties (List)
ID Japanese comment Property Value
s000 friction(not used) Friction 0.5
s001 wallReflection Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?) 0.5
s002 faceDirAdjust Unknown 0.25
s003 accel Acceleration 0.1
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 4500
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
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.0001
fp06 速度 Move speed 75
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.1
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 500
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 100
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 70
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 500
fp13 視界角度 FOV 180
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
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 120
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 1
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 25
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
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 10
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
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 5
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 15
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 50
fp31 ライフ回復率 Regeneration rate 0
fp32 LOD半径 Off-camera radius 80
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
fp35 石化時間 Petrification duration 1
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
Specific properties
ID Japanese comment Property Value
fp01 飛行高さ Unknown (flying height?) 75
fp02 上昇係数 Unknown (rise coefficient?) 5
fp10 地上ウェイト時間 Unknown 0.5
fp11 吸い込み時間 Unknown (suction time?) 2
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 Unknown 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

Other information[edit]

  • 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 kurage.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese オオマンマン?
Oo Manman
Giant Manman
Flag of France French Jellyflotte Coloré Colorful Jellyfloat
Flag of Germany German Starkgetupfte Schwebequalle Heavily Spotted Hover Jellyfish
Flag of Italy Italian Gorgone Maculata Spotted Gorgon
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Maximedusia moteada Spotted maxi-jellyfish "medusia" is a corruption of "medusa" (jellyfish)



  • With the exception of the two in the Hole of Heroes, every Greater Spotted Jellyfloat in the game contains a treasure.

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