|Appears in||Pikmin 3|
|Areas||Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Formidable Oak|
|Collect treasure! levels||None|
|Battle enemies! levels||Tropical Forest, Shaded Garden, Beastly Caverns|
|Bingo Battle levels||Shaded Terrace, Blooming Terrace|
- For Spectralids in Pikmin 2, see Unmarked Spectralid.
Yellow Spectralids (黄シジミ?, lit.: "Yellow Clam") are small butterfly-like creatures in Pikmin 3. They have yellow wings, very fuzzy, white bodies, purple eyes and two small feet they use to stand on things. They are very aesthetic, as they will fly around any level and land on almost any surface, from flowers to Bulborbs. They function very much like yellow Unmarked Spectralids from Pikmin 2, in that they leave a drop of nectar when killed. Compared to the other flitterbies in Pikmin 3, Yellow Spectralids have yellow wings with a black "outline", and a black dot exclusive to the bottom wings.
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Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
"Like the White Spectralids[sic], the Yellow Spectralids[sic] is a harmless flying creature. However, when you defeat a Yellow Spectralids[sic], it drops a bit of Nectar. If you choose to attack a Yellow Spectralids[sic], use your Winged Pikmin to ensure a short battle."
Yellow Spectralids may be seen on the ground, nearby flowers, or the back of a sleeping Bulborb, but in all cases, when a leader or Pikmin approaches them, they will fly away. They will flutter around aimlessly in the air, and while doing so they are difficult to reach. After the leader moves a considerable distance away from the Spectralid, it will return within 10 seconds.
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A direct hit from any type of Pikmin will instantly defeat a Yellow Spectralid. Winged Pikmin are, however, the best option, as they will give chase if the creature tries to fly off.
Names in other languages
|French||Spectrillon jaune||Yellow Spectralid|
|German||Gelber Spectralid||Yellow Spectralid|
|Spanish (NoA)||Espectrálida amarilla||Yellow Spectralid|
|Spanish (NoE)||Espectrálida amarilla||Yellow Spectralid|
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||1|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||0|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||0|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||1|
|Damage to leaders||10|
|Mission Mode value||10|
A Yellow Spectralid seen through the KopPad.