Flutter

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This article is about butterfly Wigglers. For the move used by Yoshi, see Flutter Jump. For the character from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, see Sergeant Flutter.
Not to be confused with Flitter or Floater.
Flutter
Character hanachyan.png
A Flutter from Mario Party: Island Tour
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Variant of Wiggler
Notable members
Flutter (Mario Party Advance)
Flutter (Paper Mario: Sticker Star)
“Wiggler ate till Wiggler's tummy was full, and now Wiggler grew up into Flutter!”
Flutter, Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Flutters (also called Flying Wigglers[1]) are the winged imago 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. In early games, they had light orange noses contrasting Wigglers' dark brown ones, though most recent appearances give both dark brown noses.

History[edit]

Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

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A Flying Wiggler in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Flying Wigglers are only seen in the level GO! GO! MARIO!!. Just before the goal, a swarm of Flying Wigglers appear over a flat turf. They fly forward in a wavy manner. If attacked with an egg or a jump, they turn angry and charge towards Yoshi's current position, disappearing off-screen after a time. Flying Wigglers can cause Yoshi to drop Baby Mario off his back if they come into contact with him. Yoshi can defeat them with a Ground Pound or by eating and turning them into an egg. If spat out instead, they fly away. They can also be defeated by touching them as Superstar Mario.

In the Game Boy Advance version, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, a few Flying Wigglers also appear at the beginning of the secret level, Endless World of Yoshis.

Tetris Attack[edit]

A 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[edit]

Flutters appear in Yoshi's New Island in the level Ride the Blarggwich, where they act slightly different from their original appearance. They simply fly up and down on a predetermined line, like red Koopa Paratroopas, and cannot be eaten.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

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Flutters reappear in Yoshi's Crafted World during the level Weighing Acorns where they are seen flying above flower platforms and later on when Yoshi is on a bus ride. They are invincible and cannot be defeated by any means of attack. If Yoshi angers one, they swoop in his direction. Unlike previously, they will stop being angry after a few seconds.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

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An angry Flutter after Mario has plucked its flower

Prior to Flutters' official introduction in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, one Wiggler in volume 6 of Super Mario-Kun transforms into a moth-like form after Bowser and a Magikoopa replace the flower on its head with a Muncher. It otherwise looks very little like Flutter, notably having its nose interpreted as a pair of pincers.

In volume 14 of the Super Mario-Kun, a Flutter gets infuriated after Mario plucks a flower off of it.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

Flutters have their own Capsule in Mario Party 5, which can take players to the Star. They also appear in some minigames.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

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An individual Flutter also appears in Mario Party Advance, where she resides on the third floor of the Mushroom Condo.

Mario Party 6[edit]

Flutters reappear in Mario Party 6, as well as the Flutter Orb which retains the same affects.

Mario Party 7[edit]

A Flutter Orb in Mario Party 7

Flutters once again appear in the Flutter Orb in Mario Party 7. She also appears in the minigame Spider Stomp, where she is kidnapped and has to be rescued.

Mario Party 8[edit]

Flutter also makes several cameos in Mario Party 8. It can be found in the minigames Specter Inspector as one of the hiding enemies (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[edit]

Flutter as seen in 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[edit]

Bowser buying an item from Flutter's item shop

Flutter appears in Super Mario Party as a non-playable character who owns the item shop.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

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[edit]

Wiggler having turned into Flutter for his Defensive Power Shot

In Mario Power Tennis, Wiggler transforms into a Flutter for his Defensive Power Shot. If the player is to win a match as Wiggler, he will transform into Flutter during his winning animation.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Flutter as seen in 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[edit]

A large Flutter appears in Mario Golf: World Tour in the 9th hole of Wiggler Park, where it hovers above the green. If a ball touches it, it does a loop.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Flutter appears in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition as an enemy and ally alongside a Flame Chomp. Its types are Fire and Light.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Main article: Wiggler#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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハナちゃん[2] / ハナチャン
Hanachan1
Hanachan Imago[3]
(internal)
Wiggler

Wiggler Imago
Spanish Fluflú
French Papillette From papillon (butterfly)
German Flatter Transliteration of the English name.
Italian Fiorfalla From "fiore" (flower) and "farfalla" (butterfly)
Portuguese (NOE) Borboleta Butterfly
Russian Летающая Егоза
Letayushchaya Egoza
Flying Wiggler
Chinese 花毛毛 (Traditional)
Huā Máomáo
花之子 (Simplified)
Huā Zhī Zǐ
See Wiggler

1 - Misspelled "Hanachyan" in the file name of the Flutter artwork seen on Mario Party: Island Tour's official website[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 19.
  3. ^ Yoshi's Crafted World internal filename (HanachanImago)
  4. ^ character_hanachyan.png. Nintendo.com. September 8, 2014 snapshot via Wayback Machine.