|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Scientific name||Fenestari prismatus|
|Caves||Frontier Cavern, Shower Room, Hole of Heroes|
|Challenge Mode levels||Hidden Garden|
|2-Player Battle levels||None|
Unmarked Spectralids (or Unmarked Spectralid, see below; サンショクシジミ?, lit.: "Tricolored Lycaenidae") are insects in Pikmin 2. They resemble small butterflies, colored either red, yellow, or purple. They are one of the harmless enemies in the Pikmin series, having absolutely no means of attack, and do nothing but flutter around. They are located in specific patches of plants and appear upon being disturbed, though in some caves they are readily visible. They will leave the area's boundaries some time after Pikmin and leaders come within range of a swarm of them. Their color indicates what they drop when killed, being either a drop of ultra-spicy spray (red), ultra-bitter spray (purple) or nectar (yellow). Underground, they only have a 20% chance of dropping these contents. These creatures are so delicate that, if touched by a single Pikmin, they will instantly collapse and die. Upon being petrified, they will fall down to the ground and crumble; in the Piklopedia, however, they will remain intact.
The only area aboveground they appear in is the Awakening Wood, with one group hidden in a Margaret near the Sunseed Berry, and another in a nearby Figwort (next to the bridge there). Red and purple Spectralids do not appear above ground, and can only be found (along with more yellow Spectralids) in rest sublevels of certain caves, usually found in clusters of 20 or more. On the Awakening Wood, only four of them appear together in each spot.
|1||1||1||× 1||N/A[note 1]||No|
- The game files specify this value to be 200.
Unmarked Spectralids seem to not fear creatures that are idling. If there is a Mamuta in the same level as a swarm of Unmarked Spectralids, it is possible to spot some of the Spectralids land on the creature as it idles. In addition, after both the Unmarked Spectralids and the Red, Orange, and Hairy Bulborbs have been added to the in-game Piklopedia, the Spectralids can be seen flying around the former two bulborbs in their respective Piklopedia files.
These merely flutter about without waking up the bulborb, occasionally landing on it, but due to the way collisions work in the game they are unreasonably strong, commonly pushing the bulborb around, sometimes even shoving it out of the regular map boundaries.
The following article or section contains guides.
If you have many Pikmin with you, throw them rapidly into the air in all directions in an attempt to knock them down. Otherwise, you can spray a large group with an ultra-bitter spray, since spraying them makes them fall to the ground, burst, and instantly die.
They cannot be damaged with punches in any way, not even while petrified or resting atop a Mamuta.
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||10|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.2|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.25|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.35|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||0|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||0|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||30|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||15|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||30|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||15|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||0|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||40|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||0|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||20|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||7|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||N/A|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||N/A|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||N/A|
|ip01||振り払い打撃Ａ||Shake mode 1 – hit count||1|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||1|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||2|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||2|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||5|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||3|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||10|
|fp01||飛行期間||Unknown (flight period?)||250|
|fp08||プランツからの飛行期間||Unknown (flight period if released from plants?)||250|
|fp02||蜜レート||Chance of dropping their content, underground||0.2|
|fp04||飛行レート||Unknown (flight rate?)||0.02|
|fp05||飛行高低||Unknown (flight height variation?)||2|
|fp06||赤蝶率||Distribution of reds in a swarm||0.1|
|fp07||黒蝶率||Distribution of purples in a swarm||0.1|
- Size: Wing span: 26mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #54
The following article or section needs help from someone who can translate Japanese text.
- Common name: Unmarked Spectralids. The word "Unmarked" is used because these creatures do not have any markings on them. "Spectralids" relates to the word "spectral", referring to their vibrant colors. Given that the name of entries in the Piklopedia is always in singular, and there is no instance in the game of the term "Spectralid", it is clear that "Spectralids" both refers to one creature, singular, as well as multiple, plural. This trend continues in Pikmin 3. That said, there is no specific mention of the creature in singular, outside of the Piklopedia entry name, so it is possible its singular name is something else, albeit unknown.
- Japanese nickname: サンショクシジミ?, lit.: "Tricolored Lycaenidae".
- Japanese name: モンナシモリシジミ?, lit.: "Patternless Forest Lycaenidae".
- Scientific name: Fenestari prismatus. Fenestari is close to fenestra, which roughly means "bending". This word might reference how their wings bend back and forth. Prismatus is similar to "prism", possibly a nod to how triangular prisms can disperse light in a colorful rainbow; color variety being a strong theme in the naming and nature of the Spectralids.
- Internal names: The internal name for the Unmarked Spectralids is
shijimichou, or "シジミチョウ?", which is a butterfly belonging to the Lycaenidae family.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
|French||Spectrillons Vierges||Pure Spectralids|
The creature's e-card, #53 (18th red card).
- Although their health is specified to be 200 in the game files, they are programmed to die instantly when a Pikmin is thrown at them, making this health value unused.
- Unmarked Spectralids are the only creatures to appear in another creature's Piklopedia file.
- If the Spectralids is resting on a Mamuta, and the player sprays the Mamuta, the Spectralids will fly off and flutter about for a bit. Killing the petrified Mamuta and leaving the scene can cause the Spectralids to return to its original position, which means it will stand in mid-air.
- The Beady Long Legs is fully programmed to drop 25 Unmarked Spectralids upon death if it has no treasure. However, due to a mistake from the programmers, this does not occur, and it simply drops nothing.
- While Unmarked Spectralids fall to the floor and shatter when petrified, this is not the case in the Piklopedia.
- YouTube video of Unmarked Spectralids pushing a Red Bulborb around, published on June 19th, 2019, retrieved on June 20th, 2019
- YouTube video showing how different enemies react to bomb rock explosions (at 03:09), published on May 1st, 2021, retrieved on October 31st, 2022
- YouTube video of a Spectralids returning to the spot where a Mamuta was
- YouTube video explaining why Beady Long Legs fails to drop 25 Unmarked Spectralids upon death
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