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Crimson Banquet

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Crimson Banquet Icon used to represent the fruit on the wiki.
Artwork of a Crimson Banquet.
Juice amount
Whole fruit: 3.0 (1.5 in Ultra-Spicy mode)
Each part: 0.1, 0.2, 0.2, 0.5, 0.5, 1.5
Mission Mode value
Whole fruit: Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 1000
Each part: Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 20, 80, 80, 160, 160, 500
Whole fruit: 42
Each part: 1, 5, 5, 8, 8, 15
Max. carriers
Whole fruit: 84 (normally)
Each part: 2, 10, 10, 16, 16, 30 (normally)
Locations Tropical Wilds
Mission Mode locations Thirsty Desert Remix, Forgotten Cove
Bingo Battle locations None
Side Stories locations None

The Crimson Banquet (ヒトタマデラマンプク?, lit.: "Single Ball Super Fulfiller") is a fruit in Pikmin 3. It is a watermelon. It appears once in Story Mode, in the Tropical Wilds, and is held by the Sandbelching Meerslug, the boss of the area. Upon defeating the boss, it will regurgitate the whole fruit; however, it smashes into many chunks upon hitting the ground. If all 6 pieces of this fruit are carried back to the S.S. Drake, the total amount of juice will equal three full bottles, the highest total any fruit can give. (This amount is limited to one and one-half in Ultra-Spicy mode.)

In Mission Mode, this fruit is slightly more common, and is worth Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 1000. In Thirsty Desert Remix, the pieces are clustered together. In Forgotten Cove, the fruit is released from the Baldy Long Legs after it is defeated.

Collecting the fruit[edit]

A map of the Tropical Wilds as it appears on the mini radar in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. This was made by manually arranging the textures for each section of the area to align with the corresponding radar map.
The Fruit File icon for the Crimson Banquet. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective.
Location of the Crimson Banquet in the Tropical Wilds.
The pieces of the Crimson Banquet scattered near the Sandbelching Meerslug.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

See also: Sandbelching Meerslug strategy.

The Sandbelching Meerslug holds the only Crimson Banquet in the game. After its defeat, it drops the massive fruit, which breaks into 6 smaller pieces. These chunks include:

  • 1 small chunk, which takes a single Pikmin to carry and gives 0.1 bottles of juice,
  • 2 pieces that take 5 Pikmin to carry and give 0.2 bottles of juice,
  • 2 pieces that take 8 Pikmin to carry and give 0.5 bottles of juice,
  • and 1 particularly large piece that requires 15 Pikmin to carry and gives 1.5 bottles of juice.

In total, the fruit weighs 42 units, the most of any fruit, though it can be carried with as little as 15 if multiple trips to the arena are used. The fruit will be counted as collected when all pieces have been retrieved.

If the battle with the Meerslug takes up most of the day, you may want to hold off on collecting every piece, as the pieces that you do not carry back will remain in the Meerslug's arena. Whether there is more time left during the day or not, it is still advised to send the Folded Data Glutton ahead, as it is of higher importance than the fruit.

With the many loading zones needed to take the melon back to the Drake, and the many pieces to carry back, it can take a long time to retrieve the Crimson Banquet. As such, try to make sure the route is clear of all obstructions and enemies, destroy the reinforced wall near the landing site, and have as many Pikmin as possible carrying back the fruit.


Brittany's notes

It's huge, super juicy, and filled with tons of seeds to take home and cultivate! How is this thing even real?

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name watermelon
Juice 3.0 (0.1, 0.2, 0.2, 0.5, 0.5, 1.5)
Juice color
(255, 0, 0, 255)
Mission Mode points 1000
"Size"? 5


Main article: Crimson Banquet glitch.

There is a rare, but rather harmful glitch that can occur while retrieving the Crimson Banquet. If the pieces are left overnight in the area just before the Sandbelching Meerslug arena, there is a possibility that one of them will not appear on any of the following days, making it impossible to collect all the pieces.



  • This is the only fruit that must be collected in parts to have the parts vary in size and weight.
  • Although the part that takes 15 Pikmin to carry appears to be more than half the fruit, the weight of that part is less than half of the overall weight.
  • The Crimson Banquet is one of two fruits in Pikmin 3 that can produce three cups of juice, the other being the Wayward Moon, another fruit dropped by a boss. Coincidentally, both are part of the melon family.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ヒトタマデラマンプク?
Hitotama Dera Manpuku
Single Ball Super Fulfiller
Flag of France French Planète striée Striped planet
Flag of Germany German Wässriger Titan Watery Titan
Flag of Italy Italian Sfera saziante Satiating sphere
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Ballena frutal Fruit whale

See also[edit]