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Large Splurchin

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Large Splurchin In-game icon.
A Large Splurchin.
Appears in Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Spicasfaira natarens
Family Splurchin
Areas Foaming Lake, The Shallow End, Treacherous Currents
Attacks Stab Pikmin

The Large Splurchin (オオゴロンガゼ?, lit.: "Big Rolling Diadema setosum") is an enemy found in Hey! Pikmin. It is one of the few creatures in the entire series that is completely invincible and acts more like an obstacle. It highly resembles a real life urchin, as it looks like a ball with purple skin and yellow spikes. It will slowly float in a single direction, and can kill any Pikmin that touch it. It also comes in two different sizes, although the smaller ones are much more common.


The Large Splurchin has very few means of moving or attacking; the most it can do is kill Pikmin that happen to touch it as it bounces back and forth.



Large Splurchins are completely invincible, and can only be avoided.


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The S.S. Dolphin II says that this mindless, floating creature is delicious on the inside. It hasn't told me how to get past the spikes yet to try it.


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See more: Splurchin family#naming.
  • Common name: Large Splurchin. The name Splurchin is a play on the word urchin, the real-world creature the enemy is likely based after.
  • Japanese nickname: オオゴロンガゼ?, lit.: "Big Rolling Diadema setosum".
  • Japanese name: オオトゲゴロンガゼ?, lit.: "Big Spiny Rolling Diadema setosum".
  • Scientific name: Spicasfaira natarens. Natarens is Latin for swimming.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese オオゴロンガゼ?
Ō Goron Gaze
Big Rolling Diadema setosum
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Zeekastanje Sea Chestnut
Flag of France French Groursin Large urchin
Flag of Germany German Seericius Sea Hedgehog Sea Hedgehog is the literal translation of the word Seeigel (Sea urchin). Ricius is the Germanized form of the Italian word riccio, which either means Hedgehog or Shell in the case of chestnuts.
Flag of Italy Italian Ricciospino gigante Giant urchinpine
Flag of South Korea Korean 거대둥글성게
Flag of Spain Spanish Erízulo gigante From "erizo" (urchin) and "gigante" (giant)

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