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.”
The name Splurchin is a play on the word urchin, the real-world creature the enemy is likely based after.
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