This is a guide to the different types of pikmin and their abilities in Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. Learn the strengths of each pikmin type, where they are found, and how to make them stronger!
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Pikmin are non-hostile creatures that live on a planet called PNF-404. They are indispensable to the player and help them with advancing the story. There are various types of Pikmin, and each color has its own characteristics. Knowing their differences is the key to playing the game efficiently.
Pikmin are fragile creatures that can be easily killed. Make sure to treat your Pikmin with care. However, different colored Pikmin have different characteristics, as well as strengths. Some Pikmin are fire resistant, while others can breathe underwater, so it's important to pick the right Pikmin for each task.
|Causes of Death||Combat, Sunset, Flame, Water, Electric Shock, Explosion, Poison|
- Fire Resistant
- Highest attack power of all Pikmin
- Can easily break hard objects
- Immune to being stomped or trampled
Garden of Hope
- Immune to Electricity
- Can be thrown higher than other Pikmin
-Can easily attack flying enemies
- Can move above water
- Only Pikmin that can move underwater
- Can perform all actions within the water
Garden of Hope
- Attacks with poison
- Pikmin with fastest movement speed
Mission Mode and Bingo Battle
- Heavyweight Pikmin that can deal high damage
- Slowest movement speed in Pikmin
Mission Mode and Bingo Battle
The White Pikmin and Purple Pikmin do not appear in the Story Mode. They will only appear when you attempt Bingo Battles and do Mission Mode.
The basic rule is that the amount of Pikmin you have can be increased by carrying a nutrient source to their nest, called an Onion. Nutrient sources can be transported remotely by throwing the Pikmin at them, so you do not need to worry about controlling them.
Pikmin are completely unprotected while transporting enemy remains and other miscellaneous items. Make sure that the hauling route is safe so that a Pikmin in the middle of a trip does not perish on the way back to the Onion.
You can increase your Pikmin by attacking plants that carry pellets, found growing throughout all areas, and collecting them. You can throw Pikmin directly at the pellets and they will harvest and transport them automatically. We recommend making it a habit of throwing Pikmin at them whenever you find them.
The color of the pikmin seeds created is dependent on the pikmin who carry a pellet. The seeds created will the same as whichever type was most abundant. If a pellet is carried by pikmin that are the same color as it is, bonus seeds will be made.
You can also increase Pikmin by using fallen enemies for nutrients. When you find an enemy in the area, be wary of its strength before attempting combat. If you win, their fallen bodies can supply the Pikmin Onion with nutients to make more seeds.
The color of the pikmin seeds created is dependent on the pikmin who carry it. The seeds created will the same as whichever type was most abundant.
Pikmin evolve in this order:
Leaves-> Buds-> Flowers"
As your Pikmin evolve their movement speed will increase. This helps increase their efficiency with tasks and speeds up your progress in-game.
Keep in mind, however, that evolving your Pikmin does not improve their attack damage, so it doesn't really matter if they have matured prior to a battle with a tougher foe.
Pikmin that are left buried near the onion can evolve on their own, granted that either you or one unoccupied Pikmin is standing near them. Since you'll need your party leaders to progress through the story, the best thing to do is just leave multiple pikmin nearby. If you leave pikmin buried and come back the next day, they will have grown automatically.
Defeating enemies or destroying eggs can cause a yellow nectar to follow out.
Your Pikmin grow instantly by consuming the nectar from these eggs. We recommend you break these eggs immediately and let your Pikmin consume them, as it will speed up your work significantly.
Ultra-Spicy Spray is an item that can be used to increase the movement speed and attack speed of Pikmin for about 30 seconds. It will come in handy in a tight spot and can heavily turn the tide of battle in your favor.
You can make 1
Ultra-Spicy Spray by collecting 10
Berries from a Burgeoning Spiderwort plant, or finding a concentrate extract.
Candypop Buds grow in various parts of the world. If you throw Pikmin at the Candypop Buds, they will sprout Pikmin seeds that match the color of their petals.
The Candy Pop Buds are pretty useful in a tight spot, especially when you don't want to walk all the way back to base for a single Pikmin. We recommend you utilize Candypop Buds to save time!
|Pikmin 3 Links|
|Mission Mode||Side Stories|
|Tips and Tricks||Bingo Battle|
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