|Appears in||Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3, Pikmin Adventure|
|Scientific name||Fungi luminarium|
|Areas||The Forest Navel, Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra, Twilight River, Formidable Oak|
|Caves||Frontier Cavern, Hole of Beasts, Bulblax Kingdom, Citadel of Spiders, Hole of Heroes|
|Challenge Mode levels||Red Chasm, Concrete Maze, Collector's Room, Abduction Den|
|Collect treasure! levels||None|
|Battle enemies! levels||Beastly Caverns|
|Side Story levels||None|
|2-Player Battle levels||None|
|Bingo Battle levels||None|
To do: Add the missing areas to the infobox, and confirm that the Glowstems themselves trigger bomb rocks.
The Common Glowcap (ヒカリキノコ?, lit.: "Light Mushroom") is a luminescent fungus and is used as scenery in some areas and caves. They are a source of light when "awake", which can be used in the leaders' favor.
In the first two games, they are purely aesthetic, and as scenery, the Glowcaps do not change gameplay at all, unlike their supposed "relative", the Glowstem, which may cause bomb-rocks to fall upon contact with it.
In Pikmin 3 these plants are initially found buried in the ground with only the tops showing; they do not give light in this state. Contact with them will make them rise out and light up a small area around them. The light from these plants can damage and kill Phosbats, as well as provide shelter from the Vehemoth Phosbat. Two variations exist: a cyan one and a pink one. They can also have different sizes, sometimes. The color influences the light that comes out (of the same color), but nothing else.
In Pikmin Adventure, they are referred to as Glowing Mushrooms, and provide light to help the player navigate. Moreover, if the player touches them, they will glow and emit light themselves for a small period of time.
Nintendo Player's Guide
"Providing illumination in dark areas, the Common Glowcap is a wonder to observe. Olimar notes that the mushroom's glow comes from a compound called Hocotatium 111."
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
"These luminescent mushrooms can be very useful when you're exploring a dark cave. When a Glowcap is dormant, it looks like nothing more than a spot of light on the ground. When you pass over a dormant Glowcap, however, it springs out of the ground and illuminates the immediate area."
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||30|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.5|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.5|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.35|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||500|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||120|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||1|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||80|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||50|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||80|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||50|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||50|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||90|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||15|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||30|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||40|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||N/A|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||N/A|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||N/A|
|ip01||振り払い打撃Ａ||Shake mode 1 – hit count||6|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||5|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||12|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||10|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||17|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||20|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||22|
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #59
- See more: Glowcap family#Naming.
- Common name: Common Glowcap.
- Japanese nickname: ヒカリキノコ?, lit.: "Light Mushroom".
- Japanese name: タマヒカリタケ?, lit.: "Orb Light Mushroom".
- Scientific name: Fungi luminarium. "Fungi" refers to how the Glowcap is a mushroom, and therefore, a fungus. "Luminarium" is Latin for "light".
- Internal names: Unknown.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
|French||Lumen Ordinaire||Common Lumen|
|Spanish (NoA)||Sombrerillo luminiscente||Luminescent little hat|
A Common Glowcap in Pikmin Adventure.
A few mycena interrupta in the real world.
- If the player looks at a cloaked Vehemoth Phosbat through the light of a Common Glowcap, they'll be able to see its silhouette.
- ^ Miiverse post showing the Vehemoth Phosbat's silhouette on Wayback Machine