Butterfly

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Butterfly
A blue butterfly, as seen in Rayman Origins
Alignment Neutral

Appears in Rayman, Rayman Junior, Rayman Designer, Rayman (Game Boy Color), Rayman 2 Forever, Rayman 3, Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance), Rayman Raving Rabbids (Game Boy Advance), Rayman Origins, Rayman Jungle Run, Rayman Legends, Rayman Adventures
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Butterflies are a species of insects found commonly in the Glade of Dreams. Most of them are yellow or blue. For the majority of the Rayman series, butterflies act merely as background elements.

It is unknown if the butterflies have any connection to the Tribelles, another species of butterfly. It is also unknown if there is any connection between the butterflies and the Squabs encountered in Rayman 3.

In Rayman and its spin-offs

In the original Rayman game, blue butterflies can be seen fluttering amidst the scenery of the Dream Forest. In the Sega Saturn and Atari Jaguar versions, several other colours are included; these colours reappear in Rayman Junior and Rayman Designer, which also introduces a flashing, multicoloured variety.

In Rayman Designer

A yellow butterfly, as seen in an illustration from an official Rayman site.

In Rayman Designer butterflies appear as scenery events in the Jungle and Cave worlds.

Jungle

  • Butterfly 1
  • Butterfly 2
  • Butterfly 3
  • Butterfly 4
  • Butterfly 5
  • Butterfly 6
  • Butterfly 7
  • Butterfly 8

Cave

  • Steady butterfly
  • Super steady butterfly
  • Animated butterfly 1
  • Animated butterfly 2
  • Steady multicoloured butterfly
  • Animated multicoloured butterfly 1
  • Animated multicoloured butterfly 2

In Rayman 3

In Rayman 3, sparkling blue butterflies are visible in the Fairy Council. Appearing randomly, they twirl around Rayman while making slight twinkling noises.

In Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)

Blue and yellow butterflies both appear in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3.

In the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3, blue and yellow butterflies appear.


In the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman Raving Rabbids

In the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman Raving Rabbids, butterflies in the Forest world look similar to how they appear in the original Rayman game.


In Rayman Origins

Butterflies make a return Rayman Origins. They can be seen fluttering around in several levels of the Jibberish Jungle and the Ticklish Temples; a group of butterflies can be seen hiding on the loading screen on the same levels, and if players run into them, they temporarily fly around. During the first trailer, some of them can be seen flying away from the stone circle right before Rayman is created.

In Rayman Legends and Rayman Adventures

Butterflies in Rayman Adventures.

In Rayman Legends and Rayman Adventures, butterflies have a greater significance: touching a group of them will cause them to scatter, which in turn causes elements of the terrain to shift. This indicates that butterflies have magical properties affecting the architecture of certain areas. These are the only games in which butterflies have a major effect on the gameplay.