Unmarked Spectralids 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. They are located in specific patches of plants and appears upon being disturbed, leaving the area's boundaries not long after. A Spectralid's color indicates what it drops, being either Ultra-spicy Spray (red), Ultra-bitter Spray (purple), or a drop of nectar (yellow).
The only area above ground where they appear in is the Awakening Wood. One group is 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 when underground, Spectralids are found in clusters of twenty or more. These creatures are so delicate that, upon being petrified, they will fall down to the ground and crumble.
Throw Pikmin rapidly into the air in all directions in an attempt to knock them down, or spray a large group with an Ultra-bitter Spray when with a small number of Pikmin. The latter is only really worth it if red-or blue-colored Spectralids are present in the swarm.
- After both the Spectralids and some Grub-dog species have been added to the in-game Piklopedia, the Spectralids may be seen flying around Red, Orange, and Hairy Bulborbs.
- Spectralids will occasionally land on idle Mamutas.
- In the Piklopedia, Spectralids will sometimes push around Bulborbs.
- Similarly sized butterfly creatures appear in the Nintendo Direct 12.5.12 Pikmin 3 gameplay. These creatures differ by having marks on their wings.
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