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Floro Cragniens are the brainwashed version of Cragnons. They were brainwashed by minions of King Croacus IV in order to get back at them for throwing garbage in the water that the Floro Sapiens thrive on. The name "Floro Cragnien" is derived from "Floro Sapien" and "Cragnon". The difference between Cragnons and Floro Cragniens is that the latter wear a Floro Sprout on their head, which is presumably a mind-control device used by the fiends. Later in the game, Mario and co. must wear a dead Floro Sprout on their head in order to pass through a special gate that leads to the Floro Sapiens inner chambers.
If the heroes defeat a Floro Cragnien, they will lose 100 points, but they can still perform stylish moves to gain bonus points.
After the events of Chapter 5, Floro Cragniens no longer appear since the Floro Sapiens released them in exchange for Flint Cragley's promise to tell the Cragnons to stop polluting the water.
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