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Yellow Spectralids

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Yellow Spectralids Icon used to represent the enemy on the wiki.
Render of a Yellow Spectralids from the Pikmin Garden website.
Appears in Pikmin 3Pikmin 4
Scientific name Fenestari jaunoprismatus
Family Flutterbie
Areas Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Formidable Oak, Sun-Speckled Terrace (Olimar's Shipwreck Tale), Blossoming Arcadia
Caves The Mud Pit, Cavern for a King
Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages None
Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages Tropical Forest, Shaded Garden, Beastly Caverns
Side Story days Big Fruit Carnival
Dandori Challenge stages None
Dandori Battle stages None
Bingo Battle stages Shaded Terrace, Blooming Terrace
Attacks None
For Spectralids in Pikmin 2, see Unmarked Spectralids.

Yellow Spectralids (キシジミ?, lit.: "Yellow Lycaenid") are small butterfly-like creatures in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4. They have yellow wings, very fuzzy, white bodies, purple eyes and two small feet they use to stand on things. In Pikmin 3 they will fly around at any height and land on almost any surface, from flowers to Bulborbs. In this game they also function very much like yellow Unmarked Spectralids from Pikmin 2, in that they leave a drop of nectar when killed. Compared to the other flutterbies in Pikmin 3, Yellow Spectralids have yellow wings with a black "outline", and a black dot exclusive to the bottom wings.

Stats[edit]

Game Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
Pikmin 3 (?) 1 1 1 Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 10
Icon for the soul in Battle Enemies!, taken from the game's textures. × 10
1
Pikmin 4 1 1 1 Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 1 1

Notes

Alph's comments

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Structural flaw: weak hide
Weight: 1

Its only defense mechanism is its swift, erratic flight. If you can catch it when it's stationary, it's easy to take down, but there's no point unless you're desperate for nectar.
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Structural flaw: weak hide
Weight: 1

Its only defence mechanism is its swift, erratic flight. If you can catch it when it's stationary, it's easy to take down, but there's no point unless you're desperate for nectar.

Brittany's comments

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If the color yellow could fly, it would be this animal. It's so thin and papery that there's hardly anything to it apart from color. I think I'd like to fly, but maybe not if I had to give up all my substance.
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If the colour yellow could fly, it would be this animal. It's so thin and papery that there's hardly anything to it apart from colour. I think I'd like to fly, but maybe not if I had to give up all my substance.

Charlie's comments

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This one's OK, as the wildlife on this planet goes. It's a nice shade of yellow, but not as perfect as the color of my rubber ducky.
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This one's OK, as the wildlife on this planet goes. It's a nice shade of yellow, but not as perfect as the colour of my rubber ducky.

Louie's comments

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For a tasty appetizer, dip wings into a batter and fry. Can also be used to season stews and soups. Remember to first remove its bitter innards.
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For a tasty appetiser, dip wings into a batter and fry. Can also be used to season stews and soups. Remember to first remove its bitter innards.

Olimar's comments

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Yellow Spectralids
Fenestari jaunoprismatus
Flutterbie family

The primary morphological difference from other spectralids is the eyelike spot on its hind wings. When crossbred with red spectralids, the offspring has a 25% chance of inheriting these spots on orange-colored wings. Would this count as a new subspecies?
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Yellow Spectralids
Fenestari jaunoprismatus
Flutterbie family

The primary morphological difference from other spectralids is the eye-like spot on its hind wings. When crossbred with Red Spectralids, the offspring has a 25% chance of inheriting these spots on orange wings. Would this count as a new subspecies?

Dalmo's Notes[edit]

After flitting around all over the place, the wingbeats of a little Spectralid can cause a tornado on the other side of the world. Or so some have said. What I wonder is how much influence did these charmers have on our being on this planet right now?

Pikmin 3 Prima Guide[edit]

Like the White Spectralids, the Yellow Spectralids is a harmless flying creature. However, when you defeat a Yellow Spectralids, it drops a bit of Nectar. If you choose to attack a Yellow Spectralids, use your Winged Pikmin to ensure a short battle.

Pikmin Garden[edit]

Text

後翅にのみ丸い目のようなモルフがついている。アカシジミと交配して、25%の確率でオレンジ色の個体が生まれることもある。

特徴 その1 天敵はピクミン

天敵であるピクミンから身を守るため、縄張りを他の生物と同じくすることも多い。

特徴 その2 蜜を蓄える

蜜を体内に溜め込み、産卵に備える。
(Image text: 非常に栄養価が高く、他のイエシジミより繁殖しやすい)

Translation

It has round eye-like morphs only on the hind wings. When crossed with the Red Spectralids, there is a 25% chance of producing an orange-colored specimen.

Feature #1: Its natural enemy is the Pikmin

To protect itself from its natural enemy, the Pikmin, it often shares its territory with other creatures.

Feature #2: Storing nectar

It stores nectar in its body in preparation for laying eggs.
(Image text: "It is very nutritious, allowing it to reproduce more easily than other Flutterbies")

Behavior[edit]

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 Spectralids, it will return within 10 seconds.

Strategy[edit]

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

A direct hit from any type of Pikmin will instantly defeat a Yellow Spectralids. Winged Pikmin are, however, the best option, as they will give chase if the creature tries to fly off.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name shijimi
HP 1
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
Territory radius 700
Mission Mode value 10

Other information[edit]

Naming[edit]

  • Common name: Yellow Spectralids. See here for details.
  • Japanese nickname: キシジミ?. It translates to "Yellow Lycaenid". See here for details.
  • Japanese name: モンキイエシジミ?, lit.: "Pattern Yellow House Lycaenid".
  • Scientific name: Fenestari jaunoprismatus. See here for details on the Fenestari genus and prismatus. Jauno is similar to jaune, which is French for "yellow".
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese キシジミ?
Ki Shijimi
Yellow Lycaenid
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
黃蜆蝶
Huáng Xiàndié
Yellow Riodinid
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
黄蚬蝶
Huáng Xiàndié
Yellow Riodinid
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Gele spectraliet Yellow spectralid
Flag of France French Spectrillon jaune Yellow spectrafly "Spectrillon" is a portmanteau of "spectral" (spectral) and "papillon" (butterfly)
Flag of Germany German Gelber Spectralid Yellow Spectralid
Flag of Italy Italian Spettralide giallo Yellow spectralid "Spettralide" comes from "spettrale" (spectral)
Flag of South Korea Korean 노랑바지락나비
Norang-Bajirak-Nabi
Yellow Clam Butterfly 바지락나비 is a calque of シジミチョウ? (lycaenid)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Espectraleta amarela Yellow spectrafly "Espectraleta" is a portmanteau of "espectral" (spectral) and "borboleta" (butterfly)
Flag of Spain Spanish Espectrálida amarilla Yellow spectralid "Espectrálida" comes from "espectral" (spectral)

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