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Spiny Coppeller

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Spiny Coppeller In-game icon.
The Spiny Coppeller from Hey! Pikmin.
Appears in Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Purpuralacus spicadia
Family Scarpanid
Areas Valley of the Breeze, Bed of Fallen Leaves, Scourge of the Skies
Attacks Stab Pikmin and Olimar

To do: Find out if they can be killed by Rock Pikmin via hacks.
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The Spiny Coppeller (トビトゲムシ?, lit.: "Flying Spiny Bug") is an enemy in Hey! Pikmin. It is a purple and, as the name would imply, spiked version of the Coppeller. It acts the same as the regular Coppellers, except it cannot be defeated by Pikmin, since any that touch its body get stabbed and killed. It is also never found holding an object, unlike the normal Coppeller.


The Spiny Coppeller doesn’t directly interact with the player, instead it travels on a pre-determined path. They also generally appear in groups. When touched, it will damage the player and their Pikmin.


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Because the Spiny Coppeller cannot be defeated, the only thing you can do is avoid it.


Hey! Pikmin logs

This seems to be a subspecies of the Coppeller that's grown spikes all over its carapace. It's well-armored but, ironically, can no longer carry seeds. Let that be a lesson that greed never gets you far in life.

Technical information[edit]

Hey! Pikmin technical information (?)
Internal name togedebig
Generator name(s) enemy_togede_fly


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See more: Coppeller#Naming.
  • Common name: Spiny Coppeller. "Coppeller" comes from "helicopter" and "propeller", given its means of flight. "Spiny" refers to its spiky exterior.
  • Japanese nickname: トビトゲムシ?, lit.: "Flying Spiny Bug".
  • Japanese name: ムラサキトビトゲコムシ?, lit.: "Purple Flying Spiny Small Bug".
  • Scientific name: Purpuralacus spicadia. Purpuraculus is derived from purpura, Latin for purple. Spicadia is derived from spica, Latin for spike.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese トビトゲムシ?
Tobi Toge Mushi
Flying Spiny Bug
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Stekelkleptokopter
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Gyroptère à pics Spiny gyrocopter
Flag of France French (NoE) Gyroptère à piques Spiny gyrocopter
Flag of Germany German Stachelflatterer Spine-Flutterer
Flag of Italy Italian Pigliapiglia pungente
Flag of South Korea Korean 뾰족가시벌레
Flag of Spain Spanish Cleptóptero punzante


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