|Appears in||Hey! Pikmin|
|Scientific name||Purpuralacus spicadia|
|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.
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.
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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.
- Internal names: Unknown.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
Tobi Toge Mushi
|Flying Spiny Bug|
|French (NoA)||Gyroptère à pics||Spiny gyrocopter|
|French (NoE)||Gyroptère à piques||Spiny gyrocopter|