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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
Crimson Banquet
Pikmin 4 treasure
Treasure Catalog icon.
Icon for the Crimson Banquet, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog.
Series Summer Fruit Series
Value Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 200
Weight 100
Maximum carriers 100
Locations Serene Shores
Dandori Challenge stages Hefty Haulway
Dandori Battle stages None
Total amount 1

The Crimson Banquet (ヒトタマデラマンプク?, lit.: "Single Ball Super Fulfiller") is a fruit in Pikmin 3 and a treasure in Pikmin 4. It is a watermelon.

In Pikmin 3, 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 Pikmin 4, it once again appears only once in Story Mode, this time in an alcove in the Serene Shores.

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.
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 shown are just suggestions.

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.

Collecting the treasure[edit]

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

The Crimson Banquet is in an alcove below the sandcastle, under the castle's northwestern wall, near the first base in Serene Shores. It is blocked by two hydro jellies partially submerged in water during high tide, making the treasure much easier to collect during low tide. Because it has a weight of 100, it is recommended to use 10 Purple Pikmin during low tide. Otherwise, 100 Pikmin would be needed, with only Blue Pikmin and Winged Pikmin able to collect it at high tide. Oatchi can lower this requirement by upgrading his Buff skill, and can carry the treasure entirely on his own with Super Buff level 3. He can carry it during high tide as well if he has Doggy-Paddle level 3. Note that approaching it during low tide will result in an Armored Cannon Larva appearing next to it, which should be dealt with before the treasure is retrieved.


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?

Schnauz's notes[edit]

This thing is enormous... It's the size of an asteroid, with hard, striped skin. It's not very inviting. So what a surprise it was to find that its insides are bursting with crimson juice. And seeds too! Plant these in the garden, and maybe more tasty asteroids will grow.

Olimar's notes[edit]

I look at this fruit and am instantly overcome by the urge to split it into a million pieces. I closed my eyes to avoid the thought, but the impulse just got stronger. I must be holding on to a deep desire to take on and defeat a giant spherical obstacle...

Louie's notes[edit]

Sprinkle with a hint of salt to enhance its sweetness.

In other media[edit]

A Crimson Banquet is one of the treasures that can be acquired in the browser game Pikmin Finder. Collecting this treasure is also the final goal of Pikmin 100, as it requires 100 Pikmin to carry.

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 in Pikmin 3. 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.
  • It is the only fruit found just once in Pikmin 4 (not counting Dandori Challenges). It is also found just once in Pikmin 3 (not counting Mission Mode), making it the rarest fruit found across both games' story modes.
  • The Crimson Banquet is mentioned directly in a loading screen tip exclusive to the Hefty Haulway Dandori Challenge. The tip recommends that the player focus on transporting the heaviest and most valuable treasures in the stage, particularly this one.

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 the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Yīkē Chī Dào Bǎo
Eat One, Get Full
Flag of China Chinese
Yīkē Chī Dào Bǎo
Eat One, Get Full
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Camouflagekolos Camouflage colossus
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 Brazil Portuguese Planeta vermelho Red planet
Flag of Spain Spanish Ballena frutal Fruit whale

See also[edit]