Greater Spotted Jellyfloat

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Greater Spotted Jellyfloat Piklopedia icon.
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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 Inhales captains, inhales and eats 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!

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 to show for it but the victims 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.

Technical information[edit]

Other information[edit]

  • Size: Diameter: 93mm, as per the e-card
  • Piklopedia number: #36


The following article or section needs help from someone who can translate Japanese text.

This Jellyfloat is the larger of the two known Jellyfloats, the other being the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat, hence the "Greater" in its name. In Japan, its name is オオマンマン?, or "Giant Manman"; the meaning of "Manman" is unknown. Its scientific name is Cephalus vortexia, where vortexia refers to how it sucks up Pikmin and leaders with a whirlwind. Internally, the beast is called onikurage, which translates to "older brother jellyfish" (おにくらげ?).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オオマンマン?
Oo Manman
French Jellyflotte Coloré Colorful Jellyfloat
Italian Gorgone Maculata Spotted Gorgon



  • 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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