|Appears in||Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4|
|Scientific name||Fenestrati russoprismatus (Pikmin 3 Deluxe)|
Fenestari russoprismatus (Pikmin 4)
|Areas||Garden of Hope|
|Caves||Cavern for a King, The Mud Pit|
|Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages||None|
|Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages||Tropical Forest, Shaded Garden|
|Side Story days||None|
|Dandori Challenge stages||None|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
|Bingo Battle stages||Shaded Terrace, Blooming Terrace|
- For Spectralids in Pikmin 2, see Unmarked Spectralids.
Red Spectralids (アカシジミ?, lit.: "Red Lycaenid") are small butterfly-like creatures in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4, acting as newer versions of the Unmarked Spectralids from Pikmin 2. They have red wings, very fuzzy bodies, green eyes and two small feet they use to stand on things like flowers and Pellet Posies. They function very much like red Unmarked Spectralids from Pikmin 2 in that they produce a drop of ultra-spicy spray when killed. Compared to other flutterbies in Pikmin 3, they have red wings with black dots, a black "outline" around the redness, and a white one around that one.
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Red Spectralids may be seen on the ground, near flowers, or on the back of a sleeping Bulborb, but in all cases, when a leader or Pikmin approaches them, they will fly away. They will flutter around aimlessly in the air, and while doing so they are difficult to reach. After some seconds, it will once again land.
There is only 1 Red Spectralids in Story Mode, in the Garden of Hope. It can be found in the Quaggled Mireclops arena at least 1 day after the boss is defeated. In Mission Mode, 2 are found in the Battle Enemies version of Tropical Forest, with 1 being in an open space with a Swooping Snitchbug and the other being in the leafy area with the Orange Bulborbs, and 3 are found in the Battle Enemies version of Shaded Garden, with 1 being on top of a small plateau southwest of the Blue Onion, 1 being at the top of the ramp in the southeast part of the area, and 1 being just northwest of the Red Onion.
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A direct hit from any type of Pikmin will instantly defeat a Red Spectralids. Winged Pikmin are, however, most effective, as they will give chase if the enemy tries to fly off.
“Structural flaw: weak hide
“Structural flaw: weak hide
“Spectralid wings have a lot of fine powder on them. By building up in many different layers, it gives them a sparkle with complexity and depht. This little fellow's powder also has some ultra-spicy essence in it for a zestier effect!”
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||1|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||0|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||0|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||1|
|Damage to leaders||10|
|Mission Mode value||10|
- Common name: Red Spectralids. See here for details.
- Japanese nickname: アカシジミ?. It translates to "Red Lycaenid". See here for details.
- Japanese name: ヤマトべニイエシジミ?, lit.: "Yamato Crimson House Lycaenid".
- Scientific name: Fenestari russoprismatus. See here for details on the Fenestari genus and prismatus. Russo is similar to russus, which is Latin for "red". Prior to Pikmin 4, the genus was fenestrati, which was likely a typo.
- Internal names: Unknown.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Rode spectraliet||Red spectralid|
|French||Spectrillon rouge||Red spectrafly||"Spectrillon" is a portmanteau of "spectral" (spectral) and "papillon" (butterfly)|
|German||Roter Spectralid||Red Spectralid|
|Italian||Spettralide rosso||Red spectralid||"Spettralide" comes from "spettrale" (spectral)|
|Red Clam Butterfly||바지락나비 is a calque of シジミチョウ? (lycaenid)|
|Spanish||Espectrálida roja||Red spectralid||"Espectrálida" comes from "espectral" (spectral)|
|Portuguese||Espectraleta vermelha||Red spectrafly||"Espectraleta" is a portmanteau of "espectral" (spectral) and "borboleta" (butterfly)|
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Artwork of the Red Spectralids from Pikmin 3.