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Masterhop In-game icon.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Amphicaris frondiferorum (advanced age)
Family Amphituber
Areas Serene Shores (Olimar's Shipwreck Tale), Giant's Hearth
Caves Seafloor Resort
Dandori Challenge stages Cliff-Hanger's Hold
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Crush Pikmin

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The Masterhop (ヌシガエル?, lit.: "Master Frog") is an enlarged version of the Yellow Wollyhop. It is a tough enemy in Pikmin 4, sometimes fought as a boss.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
15 30 15 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 15 3000


Just like the smaller counterpart, Masterhop tries to jump up and fall on the player to crush them and their Pikmin. Notably, similar to the Quaggled Mireclops, if the ground is sandy, the Masterhop can sink the ground below it into puddles of water, making it dangerous to Pikmin without an immunity to it. The Masterhop will also look at its target before jumping like the Yellow Wollyhop. This gives you a chance to move away from it before it attacks.



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The Masterhop can be killed by charging Oatchi at it with a big amount of Purple Pikmin, Rock Pikmin or Red Pikmin. Alternatively you can freeze it with Ice Pikmin or an Ice Blast midair, which will kill it instantly. However if Rock Pikmin are pounded there is a chance that they will drown due to water puddles scattered in the area.


Dalmo's Notes[edit]

"Wiggly elastic skin is the proper fit for this bouncing beauty! Slippery-smooth and shiny-sleek, it's skin is soft as a baby's cheeks! Though you might want to be wary of getting close enough to touch it. Just watching it move will make you yearn for skin that is more radiantly lustrous too.

Olimar's Notes[edit]

"It's widely believed that Yellow Wollyhops and other related species can continue to grow until they start breeding, but after that their growth rate plummets. However, in safe environments—ones that lack natural predators, for example—some individuals may forgo reproduction altogether and continue growing until they reach gigantic proportions.

The Yellow Wollyhop’s telomerase enzymes are particularly active, which prevents their bodies’ cells from aging. Under the right conditions, it’s not unusual for some individuals to reach over 50 years in age."

Louie's Notes[edit]

"Meat can be consumed if first dehydrated with a lot of salt. But the eyeballs and the legs are the best part."

Other information[edit]


  • Common name: Masterhop. It is a portmanteau of “master” and “Yellow Wollyhop”, referring to how it is a Yellow Wollyhop of advanced age.
  • Japanese nickname: ヌシガエル?, lit.: "Master Frog". ?, in this context, means “master”, and ガエル? is close to カエル?, which means frog.
  • Japanese name: ダルマイモガエル 長寿個体?, lit.: "Daruma Potato Frog (Long-lived Individual)". This is the Japanese name for the Yellow Wollyhop, ダルマイモガエル?, with the added distinction that it is a long-lived individual.
  • Scientific name: Amphicaris frondiferorum (advanced age). This is the scientific name for the Yellow Wollyhop, with the added distinction that it is of advanced age.
  • Internal names: BIGFROG. FROG is the internal name for the Yellow Wollyhop, with “big” added to denote size.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ヌシガエル?
Nushi Gaeru
Master Frog
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Bàzhǔ Wā
Overlord Frog
Flag of China Chinese
Bàzhǔ Wā
Overlord Frog
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Opperpletterpad Upper crushtoad
Flag of France French Gigawog Giga-wollyhop
Flag of Germany German Gigalog Gigahop
Flag of Italy Italian Lady Ranuca Lady Wollyhop
Flag of South Korea Korean 터줏개구리
Green frog
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Currurã magno Great wollyhop
Flag of Spain Spanish Sapo magno Great wollyhop


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  • Larger than average Yellow Wollywogs are also present as enemies in Hey! Pikmin.

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