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Umbloda family

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The umbloda family is a family of enemies introduced in Pikmin 3, although the family went unclassified until Hey! Pikmin. They are floating spotted jellyfish-like creatures with a tongue hanging below them that resembles an uvula, which they use as their primary form of attack. All member possess different structures on their heads that supposedly allows them to drift on wind currents; some resemble feathers and others resemble dandelions.

Members belong to the Uvulans, Chrysaora or Stauromedusae genera.

Members[edit]

Clicking Slurker[edit]

A Clicking Slurker in the Creature Log. Enhanced with Citra.
Main article: Clicking Slurker.

Scientific name: Uvulans descendii

The Clicking Slurker is a small umbloda with a feather-like appendage on its head, found in Hey! Pikmin. Its method of attack is much like the Medusal Slurker, dropping its tongue to catch prey. However this umbloda's tongue is much longer and more elastic, so the creature is found floating much higher above ground compared to a Medusal Slurker. It remains floating in the same position waiting for prey to pass below it and attack.

Luring Slurker[edit]

A Luring Slurker in the Creature Log. Enhanced with Citra.
Main article: Luring Slurker.

Scientific name: Chrysaora lengens

The Luring Slurker is a boss in Hey! Pikmin. It resembles a large Clicking Slurker with 4 feather-like appendages on its head and a long, big tongue. The tip of this umbloda's tongue is divided in 3 which enables it to use it as a foot to stomp on Pikmin. This beast is capable of using its tongue to absorb great quantities of water and then freeze it. It can shoot ice chunks or cover itself in a shield of ice which it uses to crush anything below it.

Medusal Slurker[edit]

Artwork of a Medusal Slurker.
Main article: Medusal Slurker.

Scientific name: Stauromedusae manifoldii

The Medusal Slurker is a rare enemy found in Pikmin 3, only appearing 2 times in the main game, and being more prominent in Mission Mode. It uses its tongue to snare Pikmin and trap them inside its gelatinous body. It has a white puffstalk, yellow eyes and green spots. It moves by floating through a determined area. Aside from Pikmin, it can also be found with fruits and bomb rocks inside.

Naming[edit]

"Umbloda" is an illusion to "umbrella", referring their round shape and hollow exterior.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese オカクラゲ科?
Oka kurage ka
Land jellyfish family
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
陸地水母科
Flag of France French flottulés
Flag of Germany German Schmuckquallen Ornament jellyfish
Flag of Italy Italian Medusoidi From medusa (jellyfish)
Flag of South Korea Korean 육지해파리 과
Flag of Spain Spanish Viscoides From viscoso (viscous)

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