Bingo Battle is a 2-player competitive game mode in Pikmin 3. The mode involves each player attempting to fill a bingo card before their opponent by carrying various fruits, enemies, and marbles to the Onion. Player 1 controls a cyan team of Koppaites on the left side of the screen, while player 2 controls a pink team of Hocotatians on the right side. The mode is somewhat similar to the 2-Player Battle mode in Pikmin 2.
Players can take control of Pikmin of any type (up to two types), but only within their team. The only way to distinguish which Pikmin belong to which team is with the top of their stems: their leaf, bud or flower will be cyan when they belong to player 1's team, and pink for player 2's. Players start with a certain type of Pikmin – the same for both teams, but it is possible to find more Pikmin of their team buried in the wild. Plucking them increases the actual Pikmin count for the team, meaning that if the Pikmin are not plucked, they count as not belonging to the player in the first place.