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Mothpils are moth-like Nightmarens and enemies that only appeared in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.

Physical Appearance

Mothpils have an orange Moth head with green eyes, blue and purple spots and red, blue and purple antennas. They have four round red wings with pink and purplish-blue spots.

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

Mothpils can only be found in Delight City. When they see NiGHTS, Mothpils will shoot a slow red energy ring at them, which will damage NiGHTS and make them lose five seconds.

In Delight City's second mission, the Mothpils invade the city to turn it in a base for the Nightmaren's invasion to Nightopia. The player has to defeat all of the Mothpils in the level.

In Delight City's fourth mission, the Mothpils will try to attack Will as he tries to guide Helen through the level. Will can protect himself by tossing Blue Chips at them.

Defeating a Mothpil will add 100 points for the player's score.


The Mothpil Mepians has a head identical to Mothpil's, except they have bigger green eyes and they keep the Nightopian's halos. The head also comes with Mothpil's antennas. The Torso is orangish red. Their arms are orange, and their hands and feet are yellow with a blue spot. They also have two small Mothpil wings.

Descriptions and Profiles

English bio (Journey of Dreams)

"This moth-like Nightmaren fires slow moving rings of red energy at you. You can dodge the energy ring by flying above or below them, or by flying straight through them, which puts you in perfect position to KO the Mothpil with a Drill Dash or Touch-dash."[1]



  • Mothpils behavior is similar to Hollow's from NiGHTS into Dreams, as both shoot a projectile at NiGHTS. However, while Hollow's energy orb is small, fast and travels long distance, Mothpil's red energy ring is big, slow and travels short distance.