|Juice amount||2.0 (1.0 in Ultra-Spicy mode)|
|Mission Mode value||× 100|
|Max. carriers||20 (normally)|
|Locations||Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra|
|Mission Mode locations||None|
|Bingo Battle locations||None|
|Side Stories locations||River|
|Series||Spring Crop Series|
|Locations||Secluded Courtyard, Doppelgänger's Den|
|Dandori Challenge stages||None|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
The Astringent Clump (オオダマニガミバシリ?, lit.: "Bitterness Blitzing Big Ball") is a fruit in Pikmin 3, and a treasure in Pikmin 4. It is a grapefruit, and gives the Koppaite explorers two bottles of juice (one in Ultra-Spicy mode). There are two found throughout Pikmin 3, one in the Garden of Hope and the other in the Distant Tundra. This is one of few fruits that does not appear in either Mission Mode or Bingo Battle, though it does appear in Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Side Stories. In Pikmin 4, it can be found in the Secluded Courtyard and in the Doppelgänger's Den. It is similar in appearance to the Crunchy Deluge, despite being a different fruit.
Collecting the fruit
The following article or section contains guides.
Garden of Hope
To find the Astringent Clump in the Garden of Hope, you must go to the area in the northwest with the Zest Bomb and elevator platforms. There is an electric gate blocking the way to the fruit, which needs to be destroyed first. The Astringent Clump takes 10 Pikmin to carry but a minimum of 32 are needed to complete the puzzle normally. First, throw 22 Pikmin onto the high stack of bricks between the two elevator pairs (this is made easy with Yellow Pikmin, otherwise they can be thrown from the left elevator). Raise 2 leaders up on the left elevator so that one can be thrown to the high stack of bricks. 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 on the high stack of bricks and throw them onto the elevator with the data file. 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 before the game stops the lock-on. In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the Winged Pikmin get stuck more often than not, but it is possible by positioning the leader against the easternmost corner of the block tower and charging from there. Furthermore, when using this method, destruction of the electric gate can be skipped entirely, as the Winged Pikmin will fly above it while returning the fruit.
An Astringent Clump is found in the Distant Tundra, inside the cave that leads from the main part of the area to the outside segment where Charlie first crash-landed. To get to it, you need to open up a bamboo gate using Winged Pikmin. Red and Winged 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, next to which, on a ledge, is the slightly buried Astringent Clump. In the area behind the crystal wall, which can either be accessed by destroying the panel with a small group of Rock Pikmin or taking a short path around it with a few Dwarf Bulbears, there are ten bomb rocks. These can be used to take out the enemies in the room and to to quickly dig up the fruit. After killing the Spotty Bulbear, carry the fruit back to the S.S. Drake.
Collecting the treasure
The following article or section contains guides.
There is an Astringent Clump hanging from a cobweb near the central north point of sublevel 3 of the Secluded Courtyard. There is a water geyser beneath it that should be taken care of before attempting to transport the treasure. The nearby Sunsquish and the water geyser on the way to the S.S. Beagle should also be dealt with. Afterwards, to collect this treasure, you must throw 12 Pikmin at it.
There is an Astringent Clump completely submerged in the pool in the center of sublevel 1 of the Doppelgänger's Den. It is guarded by two Skeeterskates, which should be defeated before attempting to collect it. To collect this treasure, you must throw 12 Pikmin at it.
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Juice color||(255, 255, 0, 255)|
|Mission Mode points||100|
An Astringent Clump viewed with the KopPad.
Names in other languages
|Bitterness Blitzing Big Ball|
|Dutch||Wrange kanonskogel||Bitter cannonball|
|French||Eau d'amer||Bitter water|
|German||Goldener Globus||Golden Globe|
|Bitter Large Egg|
|Spanish||Bola astringente||Astringent ball|
|Portuguese||Gomo adstringente||Astringent bud|
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|Astringent Clump • Blonde Impostor • Citrus Lump • Crimson Banquet • Crunchy Deluge • Cupid's Grenade • Dapper Blob • Dawn Pustules • Delectable Bouquet • Disguised Delicacy • Dusk Pustules • Face Wrinkler • Fire-Breathing Feast • Heroine's Tear • Insect Condo • Juicy Gaggle • Lesser Mock Bottom • Mock Bottom • Pocked Airhead • Portable Sunset • Scaly Custard • Searing Acidshock • Seed Hive • Slapstick Crescent • Stellar Extrusion • Sunseed Berry • Tremendous Sniffer • Velvety Dreamdrop • Wayward Moon • Zest Bomb|
|Rubber Cutie Series||Universal Rubber Cutie • Planetary Rubber Cutie • Stately Rubber Cutie • Dapper Rubber Cutie|
|Sweet Tooth Series||Sweet Stumble-Not • Sweet Torrent • Deceptive Snack • Cookie of Nibbled Circles • Cookie of Prosperity • Vanishing Cookie • Love's Fortune Cookie • Hearty Container • Jiggle-Jiggle • S.S. Berry • S.S. Peppermint • S.S. Chocolate|
|Dazzle Series||Unbreakable Promise • Golden Vaulting Table • Olfactory Sculpture • Princess Pearl • Sticky Jewel • Hoop of Healing • Hoop of Passion • Hoop of Fortune|
|Recreation Recollection Series||Tandem Trainer • Sphere of Fuzzy Feelings • Orbital Communication Sphere • Orb of Destruction|
|Gimme Gimme Series||Greed-Inducement Device • Disk of Joyous Wisdom • Disk of Angry Wisdom • Disk of Sorrowful Wisdom • Disk of Amusing Wisdom • Disk of Surprising Wisdom|
|Modern Amenities Series||Secured Satchel • Floral Instigator • Fastening Item • Trap Lid • Perforated Raft • Gift of Friendship|
|Memory Fragment Series||Memory Fragment (Top Left) • Memory Fragment (Top-ish) • Memory Fragment (Top...Probably?) • Memory Fragment (Top Right) • Memory Fragment (Left Edge) • Memory Fragment (Center Left) • Memory Fragment (Center Right) • Memory Fragment (Right Edge) • Memory Fragment (Bottom Left) • Memory Fragment (Bottom-ish) • Memory Fragment (Bottom...Probably?) • Memory Fragment (Bottom Right)|
|Extravagant Breakfast Series||Condensed Sunshine • Flaky Temptation • Cushion Cake • Puzzle Snack|
|Sacred Sphere Series||Sphere of Desire • Sphere of Family • Sphere of Heart • Sphere of Beginnings • Sphere of Vitality • Sphere of Calm • Sphere of Good Fortune • Sphere of Trust • Sphere of Trust • Sphere of Support • Sphere of Truth|
|Spring Crop Series||Sunseed Berry • Cupid's Grenade • Searing Acidshock • Velvety Dreamdrop • Astringent Clump • Wayward Moon|
|Summer Fruit Series||Lesser Mock Bottom • Mock Bottom • Dawn Pustules • Dusk Pustules • Crimson Banquet • Juicy Gaggle|
|Autumn Harvest Series||Zest Bomb • Delectable Bouquet • Portable Sunset • Tremendous Sniffer • Crunchy Deluge • Disguised Delicacy • Blonde Impostor|
|Winter Reserve Series||Merciless Extractor • Citrus Lump • Face Wrinkler • Pocked Airhead • Insect Condo|
|Tropical Pickings Series||Dapper Blob • Scaly Custard • Seed Hive • Stellar Extrusion • Heroine's Tear • Slapstick Crescent • Fire-Breathing Feast|
|Bedtime Series||Dusty Bed • Doggy Bed • Birdy Bed • Fishy Bed|
|Three Generations Series||Granddaughter Doll Head • Gifting Vase • Daughter Doll Head • Mooching Vase • Mama Doll Head • Empty Vase|
|Gourmet Series||King of Meats • Maestro of Flavor • Belted Delicacy • Fish-Bed Snack • The Four Grill Brothers|
|Soulful Musician Series||Harmonic Synthesizer • Spouse Alert • Path Creator • Time Marker • Wind Detector • Ambiguous Hostel • Mega Horn • Mechanical Harp (Memory Song) • Mechanical Harp (Lullabies) • Mechanical Harp (Windmills) • Emperor Whistle • Shake-a-Smile • Amplified Amplifier|
|Great Adventure Series||Double Dragon-Eyed Scope • Temporal Mechanism • Director of Destiny • Detective's Truth Seeker|
|Roundabout Express Series||Unlimited Locomotive • Middle-Management Tank Car • Leisure Car • Life Station • Straight-and-Narrow Track • Turn-of-Events Track • Back-at-the-Beginning Track • Thrill-Ride Track|
|Oral Arguments Series||Mouth of Lies • Monster Teeth • Brush of Wisdom • Brush of Foolishness • False Lollipop • Maternal Sculpture • Bathing Pool|
|Assembled Courage Series||Think-Tank Combobot • Nexus Combobot • Fist-Force Combobot • Peacemaker Combobot • Kick-Start Combobot • Sure-Footed Combobot|
|Soulful Artist Series||Uniquely You Goo • Decorative Goo • Illumination Goo • Noble Goo • True Goo • Ambiguous Goo • Captivation Goo • Refreshing Goo • Neon Goo|
|Ancient Secrets Series||Lamp of Inspiration • Beckoning Mannequin • Ancient Statue Head • Contemplation Station • Unfinished Statue • Persistence Machine • Giant's Fossil • Expression Hider • Buddy Display|
|Gifts from the Sages Series||Heat Sensor • Internal-Clock Measurer • Solar-Powered Computing Machine • Number Jumper|
|Paleontology Series||Octoplus • Mystery Squish Fish • Newtolite Shell • Slipper-Bug Fossil|
|Point of Honor Series||Relentless Spear • Noble Bident • Shattering Lance|
|Newly Nostalgic Series||Micromanagement Station • Glinty Circular Disc • Life Controller • Spinning Memories Plank • Masterpiece Plank • Telekinesis Detector • Connection Detector • Creativity Conduit • Stone of Advancement • Winged Freedom Sculpture|
|Ultra-Hyper-Technology Series||Dimension Converter • Soul Reverberator • Personal-Injury Plank • Don't-See-It Specs|
|Nature's Candy Series||Love Nugget • Crush Nugget • Anxious Sprout • Crew-Cut Gourd • Child of the Earth • Daughter of the Earth • Mysterious Carriage • Snack Bean • Foolish Fruit|
|Sword & Shield Series||Blast Shield • Ring-of-Return Shield • Satellite Shield • Heroic Shield • Shooting-Star Shield • Heart Sword • Spirit Sword • Ice Sword • Heroic Sword • Bright Sword|
|Toys of Giants Series||Unfloatable Boat • Faux Fishy • Space Spinner • Sweat-Soaked Blue Bird • Skin of the Phoenix • Priceless Bird • Aspiration-Ritual Ball • Aspiration-Ritual Pole • Divine Balloon|
|Collection Obsession Series||Deity's Portrait • Devil's Portrait • Courage Emblem • Power Emblem • Wisdom Emblem • Love Emblem • Money Emblem • Work Emblem • Gold Nugget|
|Hands of Fate Series||Long-Shot Totem • Go-with-the-Flow Totem • Chance Totem • Difficult-Choice Totem • Talisman of Life (Crane) • Talisman of Life (Cherry Blossom) • Talisman of Life (Moon) • Talisman of Life (Rain) • Talisman of Life (Phoenix)|