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Flutters (also called Wiggler Flies, Flying Wigglers, or Butterflies) are butterfly sub-species of Wigglers that first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. When hit, they act like the normal Wiggler, getting enraged. Instead of flying around aimlessly, though, they charge straight for the Yoshi that hit them.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Flutters, known in this game as Flying Wigglers, are only seen in "GO! GO! MARIO!!". Just before the goal, a swarm of them appear over a flat turf, they fly up and down and charge towards Yoshi if an egg is thrown at them or jumped on. They are defeated if hit by Yoshi's tongue or a Ground Pound.
A Wiggler Fly, under the name Flying Wiggler, appears in Tetris Attack, which depicts it as a friend of Yoshi rather than an enemy. Flying Wiggler is playable in Time Trial mode, and can be fought and rescued on the Flower Stage in the main Vs. Com mode. In the SNES version, it is paired with the similarly-themed Eggo-Dil.
Yoshi's New Island
Flutters appear in Yoshi's New Island in the level 3-S Ride the Blarggwich. Here, they float up and down and serve as obstacles in Yoshi's way. In addition to their new appearance, angry Flutters' wings turn yellow with purple spots and rings. Unlike previously, if Yoshi tries to eat one, he cannot, and the Flutter will be enraged.
In volume 14 of the Super Mario-Kun, a Flutter gets infuriated after Mario plucks a flower off of it.
Mario Party series
Mario Party 5
Mario Party Advance
Mario Party 6
Flutters reappear in Mario Party 6, as well as the Flutter Orb which retains the same affects.
Mario Party 7
Mario Party 8
Flutter also makes several cameos in Mario Party 8. It can be found in the minigames Specter Inspector as one of the hiding enemies (it is found in the piano), Moped Mayhem as a racer, and in the minigame contest Test for the Best, holding the 4,000 points sign.
Mario Party: Island Tour
Flutter appears in Mario Party: Island Tour for the Nintendo 3DS. On the Star-Crossed Skyway board, Flutter appears in the first, second, and last Star Stages. It gives out ten Mini Stars to the player who reaches it. It retains its updated nose from Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
Super Mario Party
Flutter appears in Super Mario Party as a non-playable character who owns the item shop.
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Flutters were originally going to appear in World-e of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, but were left unused likely due to the discontinuation of the e-Reader. They were to have the same behavior to that in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
Mario Power Tennis / New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Flutter makes its debut in the Paper Mario series in Paper Mario: Sticker Star as Wiggler's fully grown and true form. Flutter explains he became his form after eating a plentiful amount of leaves from the forest. Flutter will offer to fly Mario and Kersti out to Bowser's Sky Castle. He also refers to himself as "grown up". In this game it appears with the brown nose of a Wiggler rather than the usual pink nose. Though Wiggler/Flutter can no longer take Mario to the shipwreck in Whitecap Beach, a pipe appears that transports Mario to the southwestern area of the island.
Mario Golf: World Tour
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
A Flutter makes an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, which marks the first time it appears in the Mario & Luigi series. After the Wiggler boss battle, a seemingly-exhausted Wiggler, along with some Paragoombas, goes up into the sky; Wiggler then takes this form for the rest of the game.
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