Clovers are small clusters of three-leaved plants used as scenery in all Pikmin games. They can be seen in numerous overworld locations, but are particularly common on "rest levels" inside several caves.
In the first two games, although clovers do not directly affect gameplay, disturbing a clover patch can often scare Iridescent Flint Beetles out of hiding. Some small insects may also fly out. In Pikmin 3, leaders and Pikmin can hide under clovers and other tall plants. Finally, in Hey! Pikmin, the clovers in Downpour Thicket provide protection from the droplets of dew that fall from the sky.
“This is a naturalized species. These plants are extremely persistent, and with the assistance of a symbiotic fungus that grows on its roots, the species is able to survive even in drought conditions. Typically, its leaves come in groupings of three, but intense impact on the leafing stem early in the development cycle can result in an extremely rare four-leaf cluster.”
“Mildly poisonous. May result in nausea, headache, fever, fatigue, chest pains, paralysis, loss of bone density, moodiness, feral rage, sauciness, dilly-dallying, strokes of brilliance, and untimely doom.”
Nintendo Player's Guide
“The treasure known as the Science Project is a dead ringer for a clover. The only way that you'll be able to distinguish it from the rest is that it'll set off the Treasure Gauge.”
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