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The Necterous Dandelfly is a sweet, loving, compassionate sacrifice for the young, ravenous, growing Pikmin's appetite. The form of this creature is one of the oddest, yet one of the most natural feeling; it has a dragonfly body, but it's segmented like a caterpillar and has the proboscis of a butterfly. The Necterous Dandelfly drifts about carefree of Pikmin and anything going on around... until you steal their insides, that is. When attacking one, their insides spill and hit the floor, providing Nectar for the Pikmin as the upper body flies away quickly in shame.
The Necterous Dandelfly cannot be killed, but getting the Nectar from its body can be a little strategic, as the doses range from 1 to 5, depending on where you hit it. Since this enemy constantly flies in a circle, your timing must be very precise. A direct hit from any Pikmin in the head will give you the most amount of Nectar, likewise, hitting the hind will give you the least.
- This was the first creature to be revealed, as it was featured as the first slide of E3 2012 for Pikmin 3.
- The Necterous Dandlefly is supposably the reason the Honey Wisp did not make it into Pikmin 3.
- The Necterous Dandlefly has a long, eerie, echoing cry when nearby.