Splurchin family

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The Splurchin family is a family of urchan-like enemies in Hey! Pikmin. The only known member in the family is the Large Splurchin, which is where the family name originates from.

All known members of this family are in the Spicasfaira genus.


Large Splurchin[edit]

A Large Splurchin.
Main article: Large Splurchin.

The Large Splurchin is an enemy in Hey! Pikmin. It is one of the few creatures in the entire series that is completely invincible and acts more like an obstacle, blindly moving in a single direction and being covered in deadly spikes.


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

The name of the Spicasfaira genus comes from spica, Latin for spike, and sfaira, Greek for sphere.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ゴロンガゼ?
Goron gaze ka
Rolling Diadema setosum family
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Zeekastanjes Sea chestnuts
Flag of France French groursin Contraction of gros oursin (big urchin)
Flag of Germany German Seericius Sea hedgehog Sea Hedgehog is the literal translation of the word Seeigel (Sea urchin). Ricius is the Germanized form of the Italian word riccio, which either means Hedgehog or Shell in the case of chestnuts.
Flag of Italy Italian Ricciospini
Flag of South Korea Korean 둥글성게 과
Flag of Spain Spanish Erízulos

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