Blue Pikmin

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Blue Pikmin
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Resistance Water
Attack Pikmin 2 icon.png:  Average (10)
Pikmin 3 icon.png:  Average (10)
Mobility Average
Throw Average
Carrying capacity 1

Blue Pikmin, as their name implies, are a blue species of Pikmin that reside on PNF-404. This type of Pikmin is present in all three Pikmin games, and in all of them, it is the last type to be discovered. Besides coloration, these Pikmin are distinguishable from other Pikmin species by their pink mouths, a trait seen in no other Pikmin species. These mouths are used to take in water, which filters oxygen through the gills located on their cheeks. This gives them the astonishing ability to live their lives completely underwater. Producing more Blue Pikmin can be easily done by dragging nutrients or animal carcasses to the blue Onion or by throwing other species into a Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud. As with the other main types of Pikmin, their buds and flowers are white.

Traits and abilities[edit]

Blue Pikmin being re-discovered in Pikmin 2.

Only the Blue Pikmin and Bulbmin can safely traverse watery areas; any other type will simply flail around in panic before drowning. Winged Pikmin may move and carry objects above the surface of the water, but if thrown onto a pool, they will not be able to swim. While in water, the Blue Pikmin behave almost the same as they do on land. If they are idle and see a nearby Pikmin drowning in water, they will quickly run to them, pick them up, and throw them to shore. However, they will not rescue Pikmin if they are a certain distance away, so they can't always be relied on. In Pikmin 3, this feature was removed, and Blue Pikmin now also have the ability to swim freely while in pursuit, something necessary to reach some enemies that lie above the ground level.

Blue Pikmin seem to be the most balanced Pikmin species; they have average attack power, durability, mobility and throw distance. Blue Pikmin have very little utility outside of water, as most enemies that pose water hazards can easily be defeated without Blues.

Discovery[edit]

The blue Onion activating in Pikmin 3.

Blue Pikmin are the last species of Pikmin encountered by the player. In Pikmin, Olimar finds the dormant blue Onion in The Forest Navel, which proves to be a big help in the aquatic area, The Distant Spring. Their Onion is found near the massive stump holding the Automatic Gear, and is located inside a small pond.

In Pikmin 2, 5 Blue Pikmin are found in the Awakening Wood. This is first hinted at when the Onion stops spitting out seeds, but there are only a reported 95 out 100 Pikmin on the field. They are found chasing a few Wogpoles beyond an electric gate guarded by a Cloaking Burrow-nit at the north of the map. To obtain them, Olimar and Louie break down the gate with the Yellow Pikmin, and proceed to take them under their command.

In Pikmin 3, the blue Onion is found in the Garden of Hope, but can only be found after Louie has absconded from the Koppaites. The explorers chase after him, but instead find an Onion trapped under a Flukeweed. From this, the blue Onion is found, and the explorers discover the Blue Pikmin, which prove to be essential in finding Louie.

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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Blue Pikmin appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U as kinds of Pikmin that Olimar can pull from the ground via Pikmin Pluck, his standard special move, as well as trophies. They are the only Pikmin that don't drown in water, are more durable than other types of Pikmin (besides Purple Pikmin). They also throw opponents the farthest with Olimar's grab attack. They can withstand water moves like Mario's F.L.U.D.D. or Squirtle's water gun. Olimar is most likely to pull up a Blue Pikmin if he is on a water-based surface, such as a cloud or ice.

The Brawl trophy description is as follows:

"A type of Pikmin, which are curious creatures that follow and obey the person who picks them. If you take advantage of this trait, you can get them to help Capt. Olimar and Louie. The blue Pikmin are at home in water and cannot drown. Need to retrieve an object underwater or cross a water hazard to disarm a trap? Blue Pikmin are just the allies you need."

The description on the 3DS version of Smash 4 is as follows:

"This blue Pikmin walks around with its mouth ajar. At home in the water, they're very helpful when objects are submerged and need retrieving. In Smash Bros., blue Pikmin have defense second only to purple Pikmin. They are also able to do more damage when thrown, so don't be shy about hurling them at foes."

Notes

Olimar's Voyage Log

"Deep in the cave I discovered in the forest, I encountered blue Pikmin. These blue fellows have something resembling gills on their cheeks, and they appear to be amphibious, surviving both in water and on land. The wonders of nature never cease to stun me, even in this alien land!"

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Portuguese (Portugal) Pikmin Azul Blue "Pikmin" Translation taken from the Pikmin instruction manual.