|Mission Mode value||
|Mission Mode locations||Thirsty Desert Remix, Forgotten Cove|
|Bingo Battle locations||None|
|Side Stories locations||None|
|Series||Summer Fruit Series|
|Dandori Challenge stages||Hefty Haulway|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
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
The following article or section contains guides.
- 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
The following article or section contains guides.
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.
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|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|
- 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.
A final report in which the Crimson Banquet was the only fruit necessary to complete the game.
- 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
Hitotama Dera Manpuku
|Single Ball Super Fulfiller|
Yīkē Chī Dào Bǎo
|Eat One, Get Full|
Yīkē Chī Dào Bǎo
|Eat One, Get Full|
|French||Planète striée||Striped planet|
|German||Wässriger Titan||Watery Titan|
|Italian||Sfera saziante||Satiating sphere|
|Spanish (NoE)||Ballena frutal||Fruit whale|
|Portuguese||Planeta vermelho||Red planet|
|Astringent Clump • Blonde Impostor • Citrus Lump • Crimson Banquet • Crunchy Deluge • Cupid's Grenade • Dapper Blob • Dawn Pustules • Delectable Bouquet • Disguised Delicacy • Dusk Pustules • Face Wrinkler • Fire-Breathing Feast • Heroine's Tear • Insect Condo • Juicy Gaggle • Lesser Mock Bottom • Mock Bottom • Pocked Airhead • Portable Sunset • Scaly Custard • Searing Acidshock • Seed Hive • Slapstick Crescent • Stellar Extrusion • Sunseed Berry • Tremendous Sniffer • Velvety Dreamdrop • Wayward Moon • Zest Bomb|
|Rubber Cutie Series||Universal Rubber Cutie • Planetary Rubber Cutie • Stately Rubber Cutie • Dapper Rubber Cutie|
|Sweet Tooth Series||Sweet Stumble-Not • Sweet Torrent • Deceptive Snack • Cookie of Nibbled Circles • Cookie of Prosperity • Vanishing Cookie • Love's Fortune Cookie • Hearty Container • Jiggle-Jiggle • S.S. Berry • S.S. Peppermint • S.S. Chocolate|
|Dazzle Series||Unbreakable Promise • Golden Vaulting Table • Olfactory Sculpture • Princess Pearl • Sticky Jewel • Hoop of Healing • Hoop of Passion • Hoop of Fortune|
|Recreation Recollection Series||Tandem Trainer • Sphere of Fuzzy Feelings • Orbital Communication Sphere • Orb of Destruction|
|Gimme Gimme Series||Greed-Inducement Device • Disk of Joyous Wisdom • Disk of Angry Wisdom • Disk of Sorrowful Wisdom • Disk of Amusing Wisdom • Disk of Surprising Wisdom|
|Modern Amenities Series||Secured Satchel • Floral Instigator • Fastening Item • Trap Lid • Perforated Raft • Gift of Friendship|
|Memory Fragment Series||Memory Fragment (Top Left) • Memory Fragment (Top-ish) • Memory Fragment (Top...Probably?) • Memory Fragment (Top Right) • Memory Fragment (Left Edge) • Memory Fragment (Center Left) • Memory Fragment (Center Right) • Memory Fragment (Right Edge) • Memory Fragment (Bottom Left) • Memory Fragment (Bottom-ish) • Memory Fragment (Bottom...Probably?) • Memory Fragment (Bottom Right)|
|Extravagant Breakfast Series||Condensed Sunshine • Flaky Temptation • Cushion Cake • Puzzle Snack|
|Sacred Sphere Series||Sphere of Desire • Sphere of Family • Sphere of Heart • Sphere of Beginnings • Sphere of Vitality • Sphere of Calm • Sphere of Good Fortune • Sphere of Trust • Sphere of Trust • Sphere of Support • Sphere of Truth|
|Spring Crop Series||Sunseed Berry • Cupid's Grenade • Searing Acidshock • Velvety Dreamdrop • Astringent Clump • Wayward Moon|
|Summer Fruit Series||Lesser Mock Bottom • Mock Bottom • Dawn Pustules • Dusk Pustules • Crimson Banquet • Juicy Gaggle|
|Autumn Harvest Series||Zest Bomb • Delectable Bouquet • Portable Sunset • Tremendous Sniffer • Crunchy Deluge • Disguised Delicacy • Blonde Impostor|
|Winter Reserve Series||Merciless Extractor • Citrus Lump • Face Wrinkler • Pocked Airhead • Insect Condo|
|Tropical Pickings Series||Dapper Blob • Scaly Custard • Seed Hive • Stellar Extrusion • Heroine's Tear • Slapstick Crescent • Fire-Breathing Feast|
|Bedtime Series||Dusty Bed • Doggy Bed • Birdy Bed • Fishy Bed|
|Three Generations Series||Granddaughter Doll Head • Gifting Vase • Daughter Doll Head • Mooching Vase • Mama Doll Head • Empty Vase|
|Gourmet Series||King of Meats • Maestro of Flavor • Belted Delicacy • Fish-Bed Snack • The Four Grill Brothers|
|Soulful Musician Series||Harmonic Synthesizer • Spouse Alert • Path Creator • Time Marker • Wind Detector • Ambiguous Hostel • Mega Horn • Mechanical Harp (Memory Song) • Mechanical Harp (Lullabies) • Mechanical Harp (Windmills) • Emperor Whistle • Shake-a-Smile • Amplified Amplifier|
|Great Adventure Series||Double Dragon-Eyed Scope • Temporal Mechanism • Director of Destiny • Detective's Truth Seeker|
|Roundabout Express Series||Unlimited Locomotive • Middle-Management Tank Car • Leisure Car • Life Station • Straight-and-Narrow Track • Turn-of-Events Track • Back-at-the-Beginning Track • Thrill-Ride Track|
|Oral Arguments Series||Mouth of Lies • Monster Teeth • Brush of Wisdom • Brush of Foolishness • False Lollipop • Maternal Sculpture • Bathing Pool|
|Assembled Courage Series||Think-Tank Combobot • Nexus Combobot • Fist-Force Combobot • Peacemaker Combobot • Kick-Start Combobot • Sure-Footed Combobot|
|Soulful Artist Series||Uniquely You Goo • Decorative Goo • Illumination Goo • Noble Goo • True Goo • Ambiguous Goo • Captivation Goo • Refreshing Goo • Neon Goo|
|Ancient Secrets Series||Lamp of Inspiration • Beckoning Mannequin • Ancient Statue Head • Contemplation Station • Unfinished Statue • Persistence Machine • Giant's Fossil • Expression Hider • Buddy Display|
|Gifts from the Sages Series||Heat Sensor • Internal-Clock Measurer • Solar-Powered Computing Machine • Number Jumper|
|Paleontology Series||Octoplus • Mystery Squish Fish • Newtolite Shell • Slipper-Bug Fossil|
|Point of Honor Series||Relentless Spear • Noble Bident • Shattering Lance|
|Newly Nostalgic Series||Micromanagement Station • Glinty Circular Disc • Life Controller • Spinning Memories Plank • Masterpiece Plank • Telekinesis Detector • Connection Detector • Creativity Conduit • Stone of Advancement • Winged Freedom Sculpture|
|Ultra-Hyper-Technology Series||Dimension Converter • Soul Reverberator • Personal-Injury Plank • Don't-See-It Specs|
|Nature's Candy Series||Love Nugget • Crush Nugget • Anxious Sprout • Crew-Cut Gourd • Child of the Earth • Daughter of the Earth • Mysterious Carriage • Snack Bean • Foolish Fruit|
|Sword & Shield Series||Blast Shield • Ring-of-Return Shield • Satellite Shield • Heroic Shield • Shooting-Star Shield • Heart Sword • Spirit Sword • Ice Sword • Heroic Sword • Bright Sword|
|Toys of Giants Series||Unfloatable Boat • Faux Fishy • Space Spinner • Sweat-Soaked Blue Bird • Skin of the Phoenix • Priceless Bird • Aspiration-Ritual Ball • Aspiration-Ritual Pole • Divine Balloon|
|Collection Obsession Series||Deity's Portrait • Devil's Portrait • Courage Emblem • Power Emblem • Wisdom Emblem • Love Emblem • Money Emblem • Work Emblem • Gold Nugget|
|Hands of Fate Series||Long-Shot Totem • Go-with-the-Flow Totem • Chance Totem • Difficult-Choice Totem • Talisman of Life (Crane) • Talisman of Life (Cherry Blossom) • Talisman of Life (Moon) • Talisman of Life (Rain) • Talisman of Life (Phoenix)|