A wanderer. Jāṇussoṇi once met him returning from Jetavana, where he had gone early to wait on the Buddha. Pilotika, on being questioned, spoke very highly of the Buddha. It is this conversation which, on its being repeated by Jāṇussoṇi to the Buddha, led to the preaching of the Cullahatthipadopama Sutta. MN.i.175ff.