A group of Pikmin carrying a grey seedling on an expedition.
Expeditions are a feature of Pikmin Bloom, unlocked at level 6. They are the main way to collect fruits and seedlings, and by extension, nectar and Pikmin. As the player walks around and blooms Big Flowers, items will appear on the map nearby. The player can then send a group of Pikmin to walk to the item and carry it back to the player, which takes place in real time. Once the Pikmin are back, the items can be collected in the garden screen.