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Yellow Spectralids

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Appears in Pikmin 3Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Fenestari jaunoprismatus
Family Flutterbie
Areas Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Formidable Oak, Back and Forth Road
Mission Mode Collect Treasure! levels None
Mission Mode Battle Enemies! levels Tropical Forest, Shaded Garden, Beastly Caverns
Side Story levels Big Fruit Carnival
Bingo Battle levels Shaded Terrace, Blooming Terrace
Attacks None

Yellow Spectralids (黄シジミ?, lit.: "Yellow Clam") are small butterfly-like creatures in Pikmin 3 and Hey! Pikmin. 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 in Pikmin 3 they will fly around any level 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.

In Hey! Pikmin only one appears, but it only shows up in a cutscene, and is not interactable, as it's gone as soon as the cutscene is over. It looks very similar to the ones in Pikmin 3, but it is paler and has spots on the top of its wings. Similarly to the White Spectralids, it doesn't have a log entry for it, so it's technically unconfirmed that it is the same species. However, its behavior and appearance is nearly identical, so it's safe to assume that it's the same.

Stats[edit]

Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
1 1 1 Poko icon.png × 10
Points × 10
1

Notes

Alph's comments

US version US version
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.
European version European version
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

US version US version
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.
European version European version
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

US version US version
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.
European version European version
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

US version US version
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.
European version European version
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

US version US version
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?
European version European version
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?

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.

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. In Hey! Pikmin, only one appears, in a cutscene from Back and Forth Road, where it simply flies forward as Pikmin chase it.

Strategy[edit]

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The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

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

Naming[edit]

  • Common name: Yellow Spectralids. See here for details.
  • Japanese common name: 黄シジミ?. It translates to "Yellow Clam". See here for details.
  • Japanese name: Unknown.
  • 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
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese 黄シジミ?
Ki Shijimi
Yellow Clam
Flag of France.svg French Spectrillon jaune Yellow Spectralid
Flag of Germany.svg German Gelber Spectralid Yellow Spectralid
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Espectrálida amarilla Yellow Spectralid
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish (NoE) Espectrálida amarilla Yellow Spectralid

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