Nectarous Dandelfly
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Appears in
Pikmin 3
Scientific name Anisopterid ambrosius
Family Dandelfly
Areas Twilight River
Formidable Oak
Challenge Mode levels Pikmin 3
Battle Enemies
Twilight River Remix
Collect Treasure
Thirsty Desert Remix
2-Player and Bingo Battle levels None
Carry weight N/A
Max. carriers N/A
Seed worth N/A
Attacks None

The Nectarous Dandelfly is a harmless enemy in Pikmin 3 that acts as a replacment for the Honeywisp. It resembles a large dragonfly-like creature with a segmented body resembling that of a catterpillar or honeypot ant, and has the face of a butterfly with its proboscis.

The Nectarous Dandelfly drifts carelessly around, not minding enemies or nearby Pikmin. If a Pikmin lands a direct hit on one of its hind segments, the segment will collapse into puddles of Nectar, the number of doses range from one to five depending on where you land your Pikmin, resulting in enough to flower around 10 to 50 Pikmin with one encounter. Throwing a Pikmin near the creature's head will result in all five segments falling down, while hitting it on the back segment will result in only that one falling down. After its nectar has been stolen, it will swiftly fly away.


Pikmin 3 Prima Guide

"The Nectarous Dandelfly is a harmless flying creature that carries a large amount of nectar in its segmented body. When you encounter a Nectarous Dandelfly, use your Winged Pikmin to attack the creature. To yield the maximum amount of Nectar, focus your attacks on the Nectarous Dandelfly's head."


  • The Nectarous Dandelfly was the very first new Pikmin 3 enemy ever seen, since it was seen in the first slide of the E3 2012 presentation.
  • The Nectarous Dandelfly emits an echoing chirp-like noise when nearby.
  • The body of the Nectarous Dandelfly resembles that of the Donkey Kong Country Returns boss Mangoruby.