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{{Character  
 
{{Character  
 
| name = Popolopoï
 
| name = Popolopoï
| image = [[File:Popolopoiorigin.png|center|200px|''Popolopoiorigin'']]
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| image = [[Image:Popolopoi.png|320px|''Popolopoï'']]
 
| alignment = Neutral
 
| alignment = Neutral
| appears in = ''[[Rayman 1|Rayman]]'', ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape]]'', ''[[Rayman Junior]]'', ''[[Rayman M]]'', ''[[Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]'',''[[Rayman Origins]]''
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| appears in = ''[[Rayman 2]]'', ''[[Rayman M]]''
| sex = Unknown
 
 
| status = Background character
 
| status = Background character
 
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}}
 
'''Popolopoï''' are a species of butterfly found commonly in [[the Glade of Dreams]]. Most popolopoï are bright blue; yellow popolopoï are rarer. For the majority of the ''Rayman'' series, popolopoï act merely as background elements and are not mentioned or named; however, they are given much more prominence in ''[[Rayman M]]''.
 
  
Another species of butterfly found in the ''Rayman'' series are the [[tribelle]]s. It is unknown if there is any connection between the tribelles and the popolopoï, or if either species of butterfly have any connection to the shadowy [[caterpillar]]s or [[slobberpillar]]s encountered throughout the series.
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'''Popolopoïs''' are a species of [[butterfly]] found commonly in [[the Glade of Dreams]]. Most of them are yellow, blue or orange.
  
[[Image:Foret1PC.png|left|thumb|316px|Popolopoï, as seen in [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]]]]
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It is unknown if the Popolopoï have any connection to the [[Tribelle]]s, another species of [[butterfly]]. It is also unknown if there is any connection between the Popolopoïs and the [[Squab]]s encountered in ''[[Rayman 3]]''.
  
In [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]], blue popolopoï 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.
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In ''[[Rayman 2]]'' and its remakes, blue and yellow Popolopoïs act merely as background elements and are not mentioned or named. They can be seen in the background of many levels, like [[the Woods of Light]], [[the Fairy Glade]], [[the Walk of Life]], [[the Menhir Hills]] or [[the Walk of Power]]. ''[[Rayman 2]]'''s credits give a special thanks to someone called ‘Popolopoy’, providing a likely inspiration for the name given to them in ''[[Rayman M]]''. Incidentally, the credits also give special thanks to the ‘[[Tonic Trouble|T-Trouble]] Team’.
  
In ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape]]'' and its remakes, blue and yellow popolopoï can be seen in the background in [[the Woods of Light]]. ''Rayman 2'''s credits give a special thanks to someone called ‘Popolopoy’, providing a likely inspiration for the name given to them in ''[[Rayman M]]''. Incidentally, the credits also give special thanks to the [[Tonic Trouble|T-Trouble]] Team’.
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In ''[[Rayman M]]'', the Popolopoïs are given much more prominence than in ''[[Rayman 2]]'', as there is an entire racing mode which revolves around them. In Popolopoï Mode, the player must run through the race course while [[Magic fist|shooting]] as many Popolopoïs as he can; each Popolopoï struck grants the player extra time, which he will need in order to finish the race. The blue Popolopoïs are common, while the orange ones are rarer and grant more time than the blue ones.
  
In ''[[Rayman M]]'', there is an entire racing mode which revolves around them. In Popolopoï Mode, the player must run through the race course while [[magic fist|shooting]] as many popolopoï as he can; each popolopoï struck grants the player extra time, which he will need in order to finish the race. The yellow popolopoï are rarer and grant more time than the blue ones.
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The name Popolopoï originates in the "battle cry" of a madman passing by [[Ubisoft|the Montpellier studio]] during the development of ''[[Rayman 2]]'', which was heard by the team.<ref>''[[L'Histoire de Rayman]]'', Chapter 3 - Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the challenge of the 3D</ref>
  
[[Image:PapillonR2.jpg|left|thumb|320px|A detailed view of a popolopoï in ''[[Rayman 2]]'']]
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<gallery widths="320px" heights="240px">
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R2ButterfliesNormalView.jpg|Popolopoï in ''[[Rayman 2]]''.
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PapillonR2.jpg|A detailed view of a Popolopoï in ''[[Rayman 2]]''.
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</gallery>
  
[[Image:Butterflies-in-Rayman-3.png‎|320px|thumb|right|Popolopoï in [[the Fairy Council]] in ''[[Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]'']]
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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RM Popolopoi Yellow.png
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</gallery>
  
[[Image:R2ButterfliesNormalView.jpg|left|thumb|320px|Popolopoï in ''[[Rayman 2]]'']]
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==References==
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<references/>
  
In ''[[Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]'', sparkling blue popolopoï are visible in [[the Fairy Council]]. Appearing randomly, they twirl around [[Rayman]] while making slight twinkling noises. Both the blue and yellow types appear in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version]].
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Popolopoï 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 Popolopoï can be seen hiding on the loading screen on the same levels, and if players run into them, they temporaly fly around.  During the first trailer, some of them can be seen flying away from the stone circle right before [[Rayman]] is created.
 
 
 
<table>
 
<tr>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:PopolopoiClose.jpg|left|thumb|320px|A standard blue popolopoï, as seen in ''[[Rayman M]]'']]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Popolopoi_R3_GBA.PNG‎|frame|Blue and yellow popolopoï both appear in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']]]]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:Exit sign Forest world RRR1 GBA.PNG|frame|A popolopoï atop an [[exit sign]] in [[Rayman Raving Rabbids (Game Boy Advance)|the handheld ''Rayman Raving Rabbids'']]]]</td>
 
<td valign="top">[[Image:R1_site_popolopoi.jpg|thumb|200px|A yellow popolopoï, as seen in an illustration from an official ''[[Rayman 1|Rayman]]'' site]]</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
  
 
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[[es:Popolopoï]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:08, 7 October 2019

Popolopoï
Popolopoï
Alignment Neutral

Appears in Rayman 2, Rayman M
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Popolopoïs are a species of butterfly found commonly in the Glade of Dreams. Most of them are yellow, blue or orange.

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

In Rayman 2 and its remakes, blue and yellow Popolopoïs act merely as background elements and are not mentioned or named. They can be seen in the background of many levels, like the Woods of Light, the Fairy Glade, the Walk of Life, the Menhir Hills or the Walk of Power. Rayman 2's credits give a special thanks to someone called ‘Popolopoy’, providing a likely inspiration for the name given to them in Rayman M. Incidentally, the credits also give special thanks to the ‘T-Trouble Team’.

In Rayman M, the Popolopoïs are given much more prominence than in Rayman 2, as there is an entire racing mode which revolves around them. In Popolopoï Mode, the player must run through the race course while shooting as many Popolopoïs as he can; each Popolopoï struck grants the player extra time, which he will need in order to finish the race. The blue Popolopoïs are common, while the orange ones are rarer and grant more time than the blue ones.

The name Popolopoï originates in the "battle cry" of a madman passing by the Montpellier studio during the development of Rayman 2, which was heard by the team.[1]

Gallery

References

  1. L'Histoire de Rayman, Chapter 3 - Rayman 2 : The Great Escape, or the challenge of the 3D