|Mission Mode value||× 100|
|Max carriers||20 (normally)|
|Locations||Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra|
|Mission Mode locations||None|
|Bingo Battle locations||None|
The Astringent Clump is a fruit found in Pikmin 3. It is actually a grapefruit, and gives the Koppaite explorers two rations of juice. There are two of them in the game, one in the Garden of Hope and the other in one of the caves in the Distant Tundra. This is one of few fruits that does not appear in either Mission Mode or Bingo Battle. It looks similar to the Crunchy Deluge, despite being a different fruit altogether.
Collecting the fruit
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Garden of Hope
To find the first Astringent Clump, you must go to the area within the Garden of Hope where you first found a Zest Bomb. Tear down the electric gate blocking the way. There is a puzzle which includes the elevator platforms to get to the Zest Bomb. There is also a Secret Memo atop one of the elevators past the gate. The Astringent Clump takes 10 Pikmin to carry but a minimum of 32 are needed to complete the puzzle as long as at least 22 are Yellow Pikmin. First throw the Yellow Pikmin onto the high stack of bricks between the two elevator pairs. Raise 2 leaders up on the elevator to the right of the Zest Bomb so that one can be thrown to where the Yellow Pikmin are. Have the lower 2 leaders go all the way to the right to throw 10 other Pikmin and a leader onto the elevator on the ground. Switch to the leader with the Yellow Pikmin and throw them onto the elevator with the Secret Memo. The leader with the other 10 Pikmin can now throw them to the fruit. Though you're meant to use the platforms, they can be skipped entirely by locking onto the fruit and charging Winged Pikmin at it.
The other Astringent Clump is found in the Distant Tundra, inside of the cave that leads to the outside portion where Charlie first crash landed. To get to it, you need to open up a bamboo gate using Winged Pikmin. Red, Winged, and Rock Pikmin are recommended for this area, as there are multiple fire hazards, including Fiery Blowhogs and fire geysers. There is also a Spotty Bulbear patrolling the room past the bamboo gate, with some Dwarf Bulbears following close behind it. At the end of the room is a crystal wall, which can be smashed using Rock Pikmin. Next to it, on a ledge, is the Astringent Clump, which is slightly buried. Behind the crystal wall there are ten bomb rocks, which can be used to take out the enemies in the room. A bomb rock can also be used to quickly dig out the fruit. Whichever way you choose, kill the Spotty Bulbear and take the fruit back to the S.S. Drake.
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Juice color||(255, 255, 0, 255)|
|Mission Mode points||100|
An Astringent Clump viewed from the KopPad.
Names in other languages
|Bitterness Blitzing Big Ball|
|French||Eau d'amer||Bitter water|
|Spanish (NoE)||Bola astringente||Astringent ball|
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