Yanme'e Pupa

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Yanme'e Pupa
Transparent .png of a Yanme'e Pupa from Halo 3: ODST






Yanme'e Pupa[1] are the earliest stage in the Yanme'e life cycle. Yanme'e in the pupal stage can be identified by their yellow carapace and glowing body.[2]


Pupal-stage Yanme'e are only found inside Yanme'e hives, in which they grow. Their bodies emit a yellow glow, which is not present in later stages of Yanme'e life cycles.[2] Even when dead, their bodies and carapace continue to emit a glow. They are extremely weak and susceptible to gunfire, moreso than most Yanme'e, and only equip Type-25 plasma pistols.[3]

In-game information[edit]

Halo 3: ODST[edit]

Pupal Yanme'e only appear in Halo 3: ODST. They can be easily identified in dark levels such as Crater (Night) and Data Hive thanks to their glowing bodies. They are susceptible to gunfire and will die in only one hit from any weapon.

In the campaign, pupal Yanme'e can only be found during the ascent on the elevator in ONI Alpha Site and the hive section of the Data Hive level. In Data Hive, swarms of such enemies will continuously harass the player and Dare, though their easy dispatch makes them easy to take down. They are the only Yanme'e type to spawn in this section, with the exception of the Yanme'e Captain Major near to the end.

In Firefight, Yanme'e Pupa will spawn only on maps set at night; Crater (Night), Rally Point (Night) and Chasm Ten.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo 3: ODST, In-game unit filename
  2. ^ a b Halo 3: ODST Official Strategy Guide, page 25
  3. ^ Halo 3: ODST, Gameplay