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Dandelion Piklopedia icon.
Taraxacum officinale 2.png
Appears in PikminPikmin 2Pikmin 3
Scientific name Taraxacum officinale
Family Dandelion
Areas The Forest of Hope, Awakening Wood, Garden of Hope
Caves Snagret Hole
Challenge Mode levels Twilight Garden, Concrete Maze, Cave of Snarls, Hidden Garden, Breeding Ground, Sniper Room, Emperor's Realm
Collect treasure! levels Shaded Garden, Shaded Garden Remix
Battle enemies! levels Garden of Hope Remix, Shaded Garden, Clockwork Chasm
2-Player Battle levels Brawl Yard
Bingo Battle levels None
Piklopedia # #63

The Dandelion, although an all-too-common weedy plant in the real world, is somewhat rare in the Pikmin games, appearing in only two overworld locations, one cave, and seven challenge mode levels. Dandelions are used merely for scenery and do not affect gameplay. Seeding Dandelions can also be found in Pikmin 2, but are just as non-functional and are even more rare. The Dandelion is among the few organisms in the Pikmin series named after its real world counterpart.

In Pikmin 3, Dandelions evolve from each passsing day going from bud, flower and finally a Seeding Dandelion.


Olimar's notes

This perennial grows best in locations with full sun exposure. Its flowers boast countless tiny yellow petals packed together in a head. The species seems to have as many weedlike variants as petals, so more detailed research on these plants would best be left to a botanical research specialist.

Louie's notes

Young leaves are only suitable in garden salads. Use the flower to add color to your dishes.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Spanish (NoA) Diente de león Tooth-of-Lion (Dandelion)
Spanish (NoE) Diente de león Tooth-of-Lion (Dandelion)
French (NoA) Pissenlit Tooth-of-Lion (Dandelion) Pissenlits are also called "Dent-de-lion" in French (similar to the name of the plant in other languages).
French (NoE) Pissenlit Tooth-of-Lion (Dandelion) Pissenlits are also called "Dent-de-lion" in French (similar to the name of the plant in other languages).

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