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Big Flower

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Big Flowers are plants in Pikmin Bloom that can be found throughout the world at set points of interest. They appear on the map screen with circles around them with a radius of 40 meters. If a player is planting flowers within the Big Flower's radius, it will contribute towards blooming the Big Flower. After 300 flowers are planted in the radius, the flower will bloom and reward players who plant flowers nearby with an expedition to collect a fruit from it. (If a player has not yet unlocked the ability to do expeditions, they will not get a reward from a Big Flower.) The nectar provided by the fruit depends on the type of flowers that were planted in the radius.

Stages[edit]

A Big Flower has 3 stages:

  • Sprout: players have planted 0 to 49 flowers within.
  • Bud: players have planted 50 to 299 flowers within.
  • Blooming: players have planted 300 or more flowers within.

Each time a Big Flower grows to its next stage, it will flash in light and change in appearance. In addition, when more than 150 flowers are planted in the radius, the bud will flash and falling petals will temporarily surround it.

Types[edit]

When a Big Flower blooms, the type of flower it becomes depends on the flowers planted inside its radius. The color of the flower (and therefore the type of fruit it provides) depends on the color of the planted flowers, and the species of the flower (and therefore the species of nectar the fruit provides) depends on the species of the planted flowers.

Color[edit]

A Big Flower's eventual bloomed color is determined by the color of the flowers that players plant within, with additional complexity added by white flowers. For red, blue, and yellow flowers, having a majority of that color of flower planted within the radius will cause the Big Flower to grow into that color. For a Big Flower to grow into a white flower, at least 70% of the flowers in the radius need to either white, or another color that is not the most prevalent non-white color, and when the 300 flower goal is reached, the color of the Big Flower will still be randomly picked.

The likely eventual color and type of a Big Flower is displayed in the screen that appears when an unbloomed Big Flower is tapped. The color displayed does not guarantee that it will be eventual color of the Big Flower, because it could still change as more flowers are planted. The colors "red", "blue", and "yellow" will display in this message if that color of flower is the most common non-white color within the radius, and if the 70% rule for white flowers has not been reached. The color "white" is never displayed here, as if the 70% rule has been reached, the color will be displayed as "???" instead. For example, if there are 40 white flowers and 30 red flowers within a Big Flower's radius, the Big Flower will say it will be red, because there are less than 70% white and non-red flowers. If an additional 20 yellow and 20 blue flowers were planted within, they would contribute to white as there are less common than red flowers, and the Big Flower would display "???" as its eventual color.

Species[edit]

There are 2 main categories of flower types: basic flowers (from standard petals), and rare flowers (such as pansies, camellias, and roses). If only basic flowers are planted within the radius, the Big Flower will most likely be some color of basic flower, with a small chance of being a rare flower. If mostly rare flowers are planted within the radius, the Big Flower will most likely be the most common type of rare flower, though with some additional complexity and randomness. The chances of different flower species blooming has varied throughout the game's lifespan, and events have frequently added temporary boosts to certain probabilities.

History[edit]

The One-Way Time Machine.

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This table describes how Big Flower species probabilities have changed over time.

Time period Big Flower chances
October 27th to November 11th, 2021
  • Planting basic flowers would usually bloom basic flowers, with a low chance of blooming pansies.
  • Planting rare flowers would usually bloom that flower type, with a low chance of blooming roses. (This rule applies for all time periods.)
November 12th to November 14th, 2021
  • First Community Day: Planting basic flowers would bloom pansies, with the other rules unchanged.
November 15th to December 17th, 2021
  • Returned to the previous probabilities.
December 18th, 2021
  • Second Community Day: Planting basic flowers would bloom poinsettias, with the other rules unchanged.
December 19th to December 31st, 2021
  • Planting basic flowers would usually bloom basic flowers, with a low chance of blooming poinsettias.
January 1st to January 21st, 2022
  • Planting basic flowers would usually bloom basic flowers, with a low chance of blooming poinsettias or camellias.
January 22nd, 2022
  • Third Community Day: Planting basic flowers would bloom camellias, with the other rules unchanged.
January 23rd to February 10th, 2022
  • Planting basic flowers would usually bloom basic flowers, with a low chance of blooming camellias.
February 11th to February 28th, 2022,
excluding February 14th and 19th
  • Planting basic flowers would usually bloom basic flowers, with a low chance of blooming pansies, poinsettias, camellias, or plum blossoms.
February 14th, 2022
February 19th, 2022
  • Fourth Community Day: Planting basic flowers would bloom plum blossoms, with the other rules unchanged.
March 1st to March 31st, 2022,
excluding March 13th
  • Planting basic flowers would usually bloom basic flowers, with a low chance of blooming cherry blossoms, pansies, or plum blossoms.
March 13th, 2022
  • Fifth Community Day: Planting basic flowers would bloom cherry blossoms, with the other rules unchanged.
April 1st to April 30th, 2022,
excluding April 23rd
  • Planting basic flowers would usually bloom basic flowers, with a low chance of blooming tulips, pansies, or cherry blossoms.
April 23rd, 2022
  • Sixth Community Day: Planting basic flowers would bloom tulips, with the other rules unchanged.
May 1st to May 31st, 2022
  • Planting basic flowers would usually bloom basic flowers, with a low chance of blooming pansies, carnations, roses, and tulips.

Manipulation[edit]

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The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

A player can perform strategies to increase the odds of obtaining difficult-to-get nectar from Big Flowers. They can use any 2-3 red/blue/yellow pansies combined with white petals to bloom a white pansy or a third color pansy which they may not have with the random color selection of a white flower being chosen.

A player can use unwanted petals when purposefully blooming a scarce color like blue by planting over 100 blue flowers within an empty Big Flower and then filling the rest of the amount with less than the blue in red and yellow (e.g. 110 blue, 95 red, 95 yellow). Doing this correctly will bloom a blue Big Flower, and it is easier to perform with a larger amount than 110 Blue flowers planted.

It may be possible to do this strategy using normal, pansy, and rose flower types in order to only plant 110 roses within a Big Flower in order to make it bloom as a rose.

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Sprites[edit]

These are the sprites used for each type of Big Flower in the screen at the end of a flower planting session.

Color Basic Pansy Rose Poinsettia Camellia Plum blossom Cherry blossom Tulip Carnation
White Icon for basic white Big Flowers. Icon for white pansy Big Flowers. Icon for white rose Big Flowers. Icon for white poinsettia Big Flowers. Icon for white camellia Big Flowers. N/A
Icon for cherry blossom Big Flowers.
White tulip Big Flower icon. In-game icon for white carnation Big Flowers.
Red Icon for basic red Big Flowers. Icon for red pansy Big Flowers Icon for red rose Big Flowers. Icon for red poinsettia Big Flowers. Icon for red camellia Big Flowers.
Icon for plum blossom Big Flowers.
N/A Red tulip Big Flower icon. In-game icon for red carnation Big Flowers.
Blue Icon for basic blue Big Flowers. Icon for blue pansy Big Flowers. Icon for blue rose Big Flowers. N/A N/A N/A N/A Blue tulip Big Flower icon. In-game icon for blue carnation Big Flowers.
Yellow Icon for basic yellow Big Flowers. Icon for yellow pansy Big Flowers. Icon for yellow rose Big Flowers. N/A N/A N/A N/A Yellow tulip Big Flower icon. N/A

Trivia[edit]

  • The places where Big Flowers appear on the map are taken from Wayspots in Niantic's Wayfarer system. This means that they will frequently appear at the same locations as features in other Niantic games, including PokéStops and Gyms in Pokémon GO, and Portals in Ingress.

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