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
Digging speed Pikmin 2 icon.png:  Average (~1.0× the norm)
Pikmin 3 icon.png:  Average (~1.0× the norm)
Carrying capacity 1
Size Body length: 33mm

Blue Pikmin (青ピクミン?), as their name implies, are a blue species of Pikmin that reside on PNF-404. This type of Pikmin is present in all game modes of 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 into 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, digging speed 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 all games. 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.

Mandatory uses[edit]

Blue Pikmin are needed to recover the following objects, and to kill the following enemies, as no other Pikmin type can complete these tasks, not even with exploits.

Pikmin[edit]

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  • Ship parts
    • Interstellar Radio icon.png Interstellar Radio: The Puffy Blowhog containing this ship part is over water and the path to carry the ship part back to the ship goes through the large lake of water.
    • Repair-type Bolt icon.png Repair-type Bolt: This part is on top of a ledge. When it falls off, it will almost immediately land in the water.
    • Chronos Reactor icon.png Chronos Reactor: This part is located a long way across a pool of water. As part of the puzzle, the Blue Pikmin carrying this part must first become Yellow Pikmin.
    • Ionium Jet icon.png Number 2 Ionium Jet: This part is on top of a tall ledge that opens into water.
  • Enemies
    • None.

Pikmin 2[edit]

  • Treasures
    • None.
  • Enemies
    • None.
  • Caves
    • Shower Room: The entrance to the cave is blocked by a clog underwater.
    • Submerged Castle: Only Blue Pikmin can enter this cave, as its entrance is underwater. Even with exploits, only Blue Pikmin are allowed to enter.[1]
  • Other
    • The first clog on the Valley of Repose must be destroyed by Blue Pikmin in order to drain the lake and continue to the second half of the area.

Pikmin 3[edit]

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Recommended uses[edit]

Blue Pikmin are not mandatory for the following tasks but are recommended. Some of these cannot be completed without Blues unless exploits are used.

Pikmin[edit]

  • Ship parts
    • Positron Generator icon.png Positron Generator: The ship is on a Pearly Clamclamp on a beach. Although by using small islands on the beach, it is possible to attack the Pearly Clamclamp using Red or Yellow Pikmin, and the ship part can then be pushed out of the water with the object nudging glitch.[2]
    • Radiation Canopy icon.png Radiation Canopy: The path that Olimar needs to cross is blocked by a gate on a body of water. However, with precise throws, it's possible to throw bomb-rock Yellow Pikmin to the top of the gate, and destroy it without needing Blues.
    • Geiger Counter icon.png Geiger Counter: In order to reach the Burrowing Snagret that holds the ship part, a cardboard box must be pushed out of the way, and Blue Pikmin need to be guided from a puddle to the backside of the box. Although it is possible to use other Pikmin to throw the box, either with long throws or by throwing them to the top of the box and guiding them to the back.
    • Sagittarius icon.png Sagittarius: Two bridges must be built to reach the part, but one of them can only be reached by tossing Pikmin while in a large pond. Luckily, there is a small protrusion on the island that allows non-Blue Pikmin to shore on, and from there, they can be thrown at the bridge. To reach the bit of land, the Pikmin can just swim towards it from the mainland.
    • Analog Computer icon.png Analog Computer: This ship part is submerged in water, although it can be taken out using the object nudging glitch.
    • Ionium Jet icon.png Number 1 Ionium Jet: Same as the Analog Computer.
    • Sagittarius icon.png Libra: Blue Pikmin are needed to activate the geyser that gives Olimar access to the first high ledge. Although it is possible to have other Pikmin types open the geyser: if they are guided towards it, they might land one or two hits before starting their drowning sequence. They can just be called back, and the process can be repeated until the geyser is enabled.[3]
    • Anti-Dioxin Filter icon.png Anti-Dioxin Filter: The part is on a large pool of water, but with the object nudging glitch, it is possible to take it out without Blues.
    • Gluon Drive icon.png Gluon Drive: This part is opposite a wide river, and a bridge must be built from the other side. However, Pikmin can be tossed from the Zirconium Rotor's location.
    • Zirconium Rotor icon.png Zirconium Rotor: This part is behind a gate that is difficult to destroy without Blue Pikmin, but it can be done.
    • Secret Safe icon.png Secret Safe: The island with the bridges is in the middle of the lake, meaning Blue Pikmin must traverse it to reach it. That said, it is not too hard to guide Red or Yellow Pikmin to the island, by whistling them to it while they're drowning.
    • Massage Machine icon.png Massage Machine: This part is across a large lake, with the bridge that must be built located on the opposite shore. However, using the drowning reset glitch, it is possible to have Red or Yellow Pikmin build the bridge.
  • Enemies
    • Goolix icon.png Goolix: Only Blue Pikmin can touch its body, but it's still possible to defeat the creature without them by throwing Pikmin when it stretches.

Pikmin 2[edit]

  • Treasures
  • Enemies
    • Wogpole icon.png Wogpole: Although this aquatic enemy can jump onto land and become vulnerable, the chances of this happening are quite slim.
  • Caves
    • None
  • Other
    • In order to access the southern part of the Wistful Wild, an underwater clog must be taken down. The only way to bring things back to the landing site is to build the bridge on the other side of a lake; provided the player has destroyed the clog, they can go around and build it with any Pikmin type, but if not, Blues will have to cross the lake and build it.

Pikmin 3[edit]

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  • Fruits
    • None
  • Enemies
    • Wogpole P3 icon.png Wogpole: Although this underwater enemy can jump onto land and become vulnerable, the chances of this happening are quite slim.
    • Skeeterskate icon.png Skeeterskate: Skeeterskates can be killed by any Pikmin in one shot, but non-Blues will fall on the water and start to drown right after.

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!

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, and 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. In Brawl, Olimar is most likely to pull up a Blue Pikmin if he is on a water-based surface, such as a cloud or ice.

Blue Pikmin also have a sticker of them in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Brawl trophy[edit]

BluePikTrophy.jpg Description:
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.
GameCube icon.png Pikmin
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter

Smash 4 trophy[edit]

3DS
BluePik3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
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.
European version EU description:
The things that make blue Pikmin different from all the other Pikmin are that they have mouths and that they're pretty good swimmers. They're slightly hardier than most other Pikmin, and they do more damage when you throw them. So, as soon as you get one of these, make sure to throw it right at someone straight away!
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
Wii U
Blue Pikmin SSBU Trophy.png US version US description:
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.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
The things that make blue Pikmin different from all the other Pikmin are that they have mouths and that they're pretty good swimmers. They're slightly hardier than most other Pikmin, and they do more damage when you throw them. So, as soon as you get one of these, make sure to throw it right at someone straight away!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Spanish Pikmin Azul Blue Pikmin
French Pikmin Bleu Blue Pikmin
German Blaue Pikmin Blue Pikmin
Italian Pikmin Blu Blue Pikmin
Portuguese (Portugal) Pikmin Azul Blue Pikmin Translation taken from the Pikmin instruction manual.
Russian Синий пикмин / Синий Pikmin
Siniy pikmin / Siniy Pikmin
Blue Pikmin Name taken from Nintendo's official website

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. YouTube video with attempts to bring non-Blues into the Submerged Castle
  2. YouTube video showing the Positron Generator being recovered using only Red Pikmin
  3. YouTube video showing how, in theory, one can obtain the Libra using only Red Pikmin
  4. YouTube video demonstrating how to retrieve treasures without blues.