Burgeoning Spiderwort

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Burgeoning Spiderwort
Burgeoning Spiderwort.png
Appears in Pikmin 2Pikmin 3
Scientific name Unknown
Family Unknown
Areas Awakening Wood, Perplexing Pool, Wistful Wild, Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra, Twilight River
Caves None
Challenge Mode levels None
Collect treasure! levels Thirsty Desert Remix, Fortress of Festivity, Forgotten Cove
Battle enemies! levels Tropical Wilds Remix, Garden of Hope Remix, Fortress of Festivity, Forgotten Cove, Clockwork Chasm
2-Player Battle levels None
Bingo Battle levels None
Piklopedia # N/A

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The Burgeoning Spiderwort is a plant in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3 that produces the berries with the nectar that is needed to make ultra-spicy- and ultra-bitter sprays. They are found in the Awakening Wood, Perplexing Pool, and Wistful Wild in Pikmin 2, and the Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra, and Twilight River areas in Pikmin 3.

In Pikmin 2, Ravenous Whiskerpillars can appear in their vicinity, as well as some type of mold that shows up and keeps the plants from growing. This can be destroyed sufficiently quickly with a medium-large group of Pikmin. To note is that the timer that ticks down how long until the next berry shows up will keep ticking if the player is in a treasure collection cutscene.[1]

In Pikmin 3, the berries take about one minute to regrow.[source needed] If a bomb rock explodes near a Spiderwort, it will cause it to drop all of its berries at once.


The berries are small, tiny fruits that come in red or purple based on the nectar. Most Burgeoning Spiderworts regrow their berries 5 times each day, and usually right after all berries have been removed. Berries can only remain on the ground for 40 seconds, after which they burst and disappear; having a Pikmin carry them does not reset this time, but it does freeze it. In Pikmin 3, those problems are gone, but if a Pikmin carrying a berry is whistled, it will drop the berry, which will instantly disappear. If a Rock Pikmin is thrown at the center of the berries, they all fall off right away. Some Spiderworts carry only red berries, some purple, and some have berries of both types mixed. Naturally, given that the ultra-bitter spray does not return for Pikmin 3, the purple and mixed berry variants are absent.


Awakening Wood[edit]

Two Burgeoning Spiderworts with ultra-spicy berries, near the landing site.
The Burgeoning Spiderwort that appears starting on day 11.
The Spiderwort near the Bulblax Kingdom.

The Awakening Wood has more Spiderworts in the region than any other area in the game. There are two Spiderworts a short walk away from the landing site, which both produce red berries. In this area, two Ravenous Whiskerpillars appear. A mold may also appear here. Due to the fact that there are two of them, and that they are so close to the landing site, this is possibly the best berry-harvesting place in Pikmin 2. A player can gain about three or four sprays a day if they dedicate the day to berry harvesting.

There is one next to the area where the Iridescent Flint Beetle is, near the Pilgrim Bulb but it does not appear until day 11. It is on a ledge and only produces red berries.

There is a final one near the entrance to the Bulblax Kingdom. To make reaching it easier, blues can be used to destroy the water gate behind the landing area. By having them attack the drain there, the water will disappear. This Burgeoning Spiderwort only produces purple berries.

Perplexing Pool[edit]

The Burgeoning Spiderworts near the Gherkin Gate.
The Burgeoning Spiderwort on the water.

On the Perplexing Pool, there are two near the Gherkin Gate, both of which produce purple berries. A Fiery Blowhog and Swooping Snitchbug hang around here, as well as three Ravenous Whiskerpillars and the occasional mold.

Beyond the entrance of the Citadel of Spiders, there is a plant stemming from the water, so only Blue Pikmin can attack it. Only red berries are produced from it.

Wistful Wild[edit]

The three Burgeoning Spiderworts.

Near the path to the entrance of the Hole of Heroes in the Wistful Wild, there is a large field with the most number of Spiderworts known in one spot: three. All of them produce both kinds of berries, with each berry being decided at random. There are three Whiskerpillars here and a mold will cover each individual plant. A Fiery Blowhog and a Watery Blowhog keep watch over the area.

Garden of Hope[edit]

The first Burgeoning Spiderwort, next to the Waddlepus.
The second Burgeoning Spiderwort, near the Toady Bloyster.

There are two Burgeoning Spiderworts in the Garden of Hope. The first is fairly close to the Drake and Onion. Unfortunately, it is in a part of the Garden of Hope that can only be accessed after the player rescues Louie. It is across a brown bridge, which must be built by the Pikmin, being guarded by a Waddlepus. It is one of the best places to get Spiderwort berries from, because there are no enemies between it and the Drake, aside from the Waddlepus.

The second one is located even closer to the base, but only appears when the Data Glutton has been retrieved, and will disappear once the player has obtained Blue Pikmin. It is located behind the landing site, near a pond with a Toady Bloyster, Skitter Leaves, and a pair of Yellow Wollywogs. Once these threats have been cleared, Pikmin can quickly gather berries en masse.

Distant Tundra[edit]

The Burgeoning Spiderwort near the Dodge Whistle.
The Burgeoning Spiderwort on top of the pot.

There are two Burgeoning Spiderworts in the Distant Tundra. The first one is located near the exit to the Vehemoth Phosbat's cave and where the Dodge Whistle upgrade can be found. After clearing the area of the nearby Joustmite and Swooping Snitchbugs, Pikmin can harvest these safely. This plant will not appear on the player's first time visiting the area.

The other Spiderwort is located on top of the pot where a pile of bridge fragments are initially located. As such, this plant will not appear until these fragments are cleared. If the player uses Winged Pikmin to harvest it, they can fly over the river, safely bypassing the Joustmites sleeping below.

Tropical Wilds[edit]

The only Burgeoning Spiderwort of this area.

There is a single Burgeoning Spiderwort plant located in the very center of the Tropical Wilds. It is behind the landing site and just beyond the small body of water that holds a Cupid's Grenade. Once the nearby reinforced wall is blown down and the nearby bridge built, Pikmin will be able to more easily take these berries to the ship.

Twilight River[edit]

The Burgeoning Spiderwort after the electric gate.
The Burgeoning Spiderwort on the second section of the area.

There are two Burgeoning Spiderworts in the Twilight River. The first one is located just across the river behind the Drake and behind an electric gate. Once the nearby Yellow Wollywogs have been dealt with, Pikmin can harvest these safely. Oddly, Winged Pikmin take the lily pads back to the Drake, even though they can clearly fly over the river.

The second one is located right at the entrance of the area's second section. There is a nearby Arachnode, although it should not be much trouble if the player uses any color other than Winged Pikmin to harvest the berries. It is also highly recommended the player has Pikmin move the nearby box so they can have a much easier route back and forth between the berries and the Onion.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name tsuyukusa
HP 1
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 0
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 0
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders 0
Territory radius 100
Mission Mode value 0


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Germany.svg German Dreimasterblume
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish (NoE) Picaplanta Spicy plant

See also[edit]


  1. YouTube video showing how the berry timer keeps going in a treasure salvage cutscene.