Winged Pikmin are a Pikmin type that first appears in Pikmin 3. They are pink with large blue eyes, their bodies are striped in darker pink, and they have lavender flowers like Rock Pikmin. Their name comes from the transparent wings on their backs, which allows them to be airborne most of the time. This is particularly useful in combat and while carrying. Like other main Pikmin types, they are produced in an Onion, and appear in all of the game's modes, but the color of their buds and flowers is lavender, like the Rock Pikmin.