|This article is about the butterfly that appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. For the butterflies that appear from Kirby's Return to Dream Land onward, see butterfly.|
|“||Innocuous butterflies, Flutters don't harm or help Kirby in the slightest.”|
|— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)|
Flutter is a small butterfly found in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards that is completely harmless and is also unable to be harmed itself. Its wings are white with black edges. Flutter simply flies around, posing no threat to Kirby. Flutter is found in Stage 1 of Planet Popstar, as well as Stage 1 of Ripple Star, which is essentially a retread of Popstar Stage 1 with different enemies, a different mid-boss battle, a different Crystal Shard location, and a different case holding a Crystal Shard itself. Flutters will fly away if Kirby gets too close.
- Flutter appears to be based on butterflies of the colias genus; colias butterflies are characterized by being a shade of yellow, white, or orange, and having black borders.
- Flutter also has characteristics of male colias butterflies, as it lacks pale spots within the black borders that females have.
- Interestingly, Flutter has an Info Card, even though it cannot be harmed and cannot harm Kirby, unlike normal enemies.
- In another title on the Nintendo 64, Super Mario 64, there are butterflies similar to Flutter that are considered enemies. Most are harmless, but a few are explosive and can harm Mario. Other times, they can help by giving Mario a 1-Up Mushroom.