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Decor Pikmin are special Pikmin in Pikmin Bloom that wear a costume. They have the same function as regular Pikmin, but wear a variety of decorative outfits. There are over 30 types of costumes, and over 200 types of Decor Pikmin to collect in total. Decor Pikmin can be obtained by growing a Huge Seedling, or by leveling up a Pikmin's friendship level to 4 hearts.
Obtaining Decor Pikmin
One way to obtain Decor Pikmin is by growing a Huge Seedling. These are unlocked at level 10 and can be found from expeditions or leveling up. Huge Seedlings require 10,000 steps to grow, and after growing one in the Planter Pack, plucking it will result in an animation where the Pikmin jumps into the empty planter, and comes out as a Decor Pikmin. The type of decor the player gets is determined by where the seedling was discovered. The Pikmin's type (color) is random.
The other way to obtain Decor Pikmin is by leveling up an individual Pikmin's friendship level. This can be done in various ways, such as by sending Pikmin on expeditions or feeding them nectar. Once the Pikmin is at the maximum friendship level of 4 hearts, a new expedition will appear for a gift box. Only the Pikmin that has been leveled up can go on this expedition, and the expedition's destination is the place where the Pikmin's seedling was discovered. After collecting the gift, an animation will play that shows the Pikmin jumping into the box and emerging as a Decor Pikmin. Its decor type is determined by where its seedling was found.
Additionally, the player can obtain special Decor Pikmin by other means.
There are various types of decor that Pikmin can wear, each corresponding with some kind of real-world location. The decor a Pikmin wears depends on where its seedling was found. Pikmin Bloom gets its location data from OpenStreetMap and Foursquare (and likely other sources), and can thus only detect location types that are included in those databases.
Some location types can give multiple types of decor. In these cases, the type of decor is randomly given among the options for that location, and cannot be known before the Pikmin gains its decor.
The basic Decor types are listed here in the order they are listed in-game. The icons appear when viewing information about a Pikmin or seedling, and can be used to work out what type of decor a Pikmin will gain.
|Location type||Found around||Costume name||Notes||Corresponding tags|
|Restaurant||Restaurants of all kinds||Chef hat||Has a rare variant for Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Café||Café stores||Coffee cup||OpenStreetMap: |
|Movie Theater||Cinemas||Popcorn snack||Some types also wear red-blue anaglyph 3D glasses.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Pharmacy||Pharmacies||Toothbrush||Some types wear floss picks or toothpaste instead.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Zoo||Zoological parks||Dandelion||OpenStreetMap: |
|Forest||Forests||Stag beetle||The type of decor a Forest Pikmin gets is random.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Waterside||Water bodies||Fishing lure||OpenStreetMap: |
|Post Office||Post offices||Stamp||Some types wear multiple stamps.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Art Gallery||Museums and art galleries||Picture frame||OpenStreetMap: |
|Airport||Airports||Toy Airplane||OpenStreetMap: |
|Station||Train stations||Paper Train||Not available during June 2022.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Ticket||The ticket displays the name of the station and the date the seedling was found.|
|Burger Place||Fast food stores||Burger||Most types do not actually wear burgers, wearing fries or a cup instead.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Corner Store||Convenience stores||Bottle cap||The type of decor a Corner Store Pikmin gets is random.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Supermarket||Supermarkets||Mushroom||The type of decor a Supermarket Pikmin gets is random.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Hair Salon||Hair salons||Scissors||Either wears scissors, a comb, or both.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Clothes Store||Clothing stores||Hair Tie||OpenStreetMap: |
|Park||Designated parks||Clover||There is an approximately 1 in 10 chance of getting a four-leaf clover instead of a regular three-leaf clover.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Library/bookstore||Libraries and bookstores||Tiny Book||OpenStreetMap: |
|Sushi Restaurant||Sushi restaurants||Sushi||Only for Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Mountain||Mountain peaks||Mountain Pin Badge||Only for Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin. The badge displays the name of the mountain.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Stadium||Sports stadiums||Ball Keychain||Only for Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin. The keychain displays the name of the theme park and the date the seedling was found.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Theme Park||Amusement parks||Theme Park Ticket||Only for Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin. There are 2 designs of tickets but they are considered the same type of costume. The ticket displays the name of the theme park and the date the seedling was found.||OpenStreetMap: |
|Bus Stop||Bus stops||Bus Papercraft||OpenStreetMap: |
Roadside Decor Pikmin
If the seedling is not found near any real-world location matching one of the above locations, the decor type will be Roadside. These Pikmin wear a sticker. Generally, this sticker can be either green, blue, or orange, with each color being worn on a different spot on the Pikmin's body. The sticker contains a letter that is based on the first letter or character of the name of the location where the seedling was found: if the seedling is listed as being 'near' a place, it uses that place's name, otherwise, it uses the name of the general area (such as the city or town it was discovered in), and if it cannot find a name for either, it will default to the letter P. (On postcards and on the static icons in the Decor Pikmin list, the letter is always P.)
Any Roadside-type Pikmin grown from a seedling that was discovered between December 21st, 2021 and January 11th, 2022 will instead have a winter-themed sticker. These stickers are bigger than the regular sticker, with each Pikmin type having a different design.
Due to the different colors, as well as the large number of possible characters on the sticker, Roadside Decor Pikmin have much more variety than other types of Decor Pikmin. However, all sticker variations are treated as the same decor type, and therefore only count as one type per Pikmin type in the Decor Pikmin list and towards the Decor Collector badges.
Weather Decor Pikmin
There are some types of Decor Pikmin that are not dependent on the location, but are instead dependent on the current weather where the player is. (It is not known which source Pikmin Bloom uses for weather data.) These Pikmin have the Weather type. Currently, the only costume for this type is the Leaf Hat, of which there are 3 different designs that only Blue Pikmin can wear, and which can be obtained when the current weather is rainy.
Special Decor Pikmin
Through events and other specific actions, Special Decor Pikmin wearing unique costumes can be obtained. Special decor is usually restricted to specific Pikmin types.
This Decor Pikmin wears a replica of Mario's signature red cap. A Huge Seedling for this Pikmin can be obtained when the player links their Nintendo Account to the app. When grown and plucked, the Pikmin inside will don a replica of Mario's hat, with a keyring attached to the end. The seedling comes from Kyoto, Japan, specifically from Nintendo's headquarters, and the decor type is marked as "near Nintendo". This Decor Pikmin will always be a Blue Pikmin.
Lunar New Year Ornament
From February 1st to February 11th, 2022, for a Lunar New Year event, a new type of Decor Pikmin was obtainable for 10 days. These Decor Pikmin wear red decorations with a gold 福 character, signifying "good luck" or "good fortune". There are 3 types: a Red Pikmin, a Yellow Pikmin, and a Blue Pikmin. They could only be obtained from a Huge Seedling marked with the Special Decor icon. Only one seedling could be held at a time, and once that Pikmin is plucked another event seedling can be discovered.
From January 21st to February 5th, 2023, for a second Lunar New Year event, both old and new types of Decor Pikmin are obtainable for 2 weeks. Two sets of limited missions are available to clear for Golden Seedlings; Easy missions reward Decor Pikmin with Lunar New Year Ornaments from 2022, and Slightly Harder missions reward Decor Pikmin with new Lunar New Year Ornaments of gold decorations with a red 財 character, signifying "wealth" or "fortune". The Pikmin types wearing the new Decor are the same as the previous; Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin. Multiple event seedlings can be held and grown at once, and the missions for both categories can be cleared at the same time.
On July 18th, 2022, for the International Chess Day event, a new type of Decor Pikmin was obtainable for 2 weeks. These Decor Pikmin wear chess pieces on their head. There are 4 types: a Yellow Pikmin with a black bishop, a Blue Pikmin with a white knight, a Purple Pikmin with a black king, and a White Pikmin with a white pawn. They can only be obtained from a Huge Seedling marked with the Special Decor icon, or a Golden Seedlings obtained by completing a weekly challenge during the event period.
On August 15th, 2022, for an event, a new type of Decor Pikmin was obtainable for 2 weeks. These Decor Pikmin carry fingerboards behind them. There are 4 types: a Red Pikmin, a Yellow Pikmin, a Purple Pikmin, and a Winged Pikmin. They can only be obtained from a Huge Seedling marked with the Special Decor icon, or a Golden Seedlings obtained by completing a weekly challenge during the event period.
On September 5th, 2022, for an event, a new type of Decor Pikmin was obtainable for 3 weeks. These Pikmin wear hanafuda cards, referred to as Flower Cards by the game. Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, Blue Pikmin, and Purple Pikmin can wear these cards, and there are 6 different card designs that each of these types can wear. However, the game does not consider the different designs to be separate types, so only one type of each color is needed for the game to consider the set complete. These Pikmin can only be grown from Golden Seedlings, obtained either from completing weekly challenges or completing limited missions during the event.
The following table shows the 24 card designs used in the game:
On October 14th, 2022, for the Halloween event, a new type of Decor Pikmin was obtainable for 3 weeks. These Decor Pikmin wear jack-o'-lantern pumpkins on their heads. There are 7 types for all Pikmin, but the methods to obtain them differs. The White Pikmin, Purple Pikmin, Rock Pikmin, and Winged Pikmin Decor are obtained from Golden Seedlings that come from completing the weekly challenges between October 17th and November 6th, 2022, or completing flower-based limited missions connected to the event. The Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin Decor are obtained from the Golden Seedlings gifted from clearing the mushroom-based limited missions connected to the event, or clearing a weekly challenge between October 24th and November 6th, 2022.
First Anniversary Snack
On November 1st, 2022, for the first anniversary, a new type of Decor Pikmin was obtainable for 2 weeks. These Decor Pikmin wear snacks, with new snack sleeves picturing the 1st anniversary symbol. There are 7 types for all Pikmin, and are obtained from Golden Seedlings obtained by completing limited missions during this event.
Koppaite Space Suit
From November 28th to December 9th, 2022, there was an event themed around Pikmin 3 Deluxe, where 3 types of Decor Pikmin could be obtained by completing flower planting missions. Planting 5,000 flowers would give a Gold Seedling that would grow into a Blue Pikmin wearing Alph's costume. After that, planting 10,000 flowers would give a Gold Seedling that would grow into a Red Pikmin wearing Brittany's costume. After that, planting 20,000 flowers would give a Gold Seedling that would grow into a Yellow Pikmin wearing Captain Charlie's costume.
From December 12th to December 31st, 2022, a new type of Decor Pikmin was obtainable for an event. These Decor Pikmin wear small mittens on their heads. There are 3 types: a Red Pikmin, a Yellow Pikmin, and a Blue Pikmin. They can only be obtained from Golden Seedlings, obtained either by completing weekly challenges or completing limited missions during the event.
From December 26th, 2022 to January 15th, 2023, for the 2023 New Year event, a new type of Decor Pikmin was obtainable for 3 weeks. These Decor Pikmin wear appropriately sized New Year's glasses on their heads. There are 7 types for all Pikmin, and could be obtained in two different ways. The first is from Huge Seedlings marked with the Special Decor icon, where only one Huge Seedling can be held at a time. The second is from Golden Seedlings unlocked by completing a premium mission. Each mission becomes available by purchasing a set of 2023 Glasses from the Shop for Miis to wear, and the Pikmin plucked from the Golden Seedling will always correspond to the Pikmin that wears glasses that match. These missions were available to purchase until January 15th, and will expire by April 30th, 2023.
For some Decor types, there is a low chance of the costume being a rare "shiny" variant of the regular costume. These costumes are more colorful, and Pikmin with them have sparkles around them in the Pikmin information page. These rare variants are not treated as separate costumes, similar to the different sticker colors of Roadside Decor Pikmin. Currently, there are only rare variants for Restaurant-Type Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin.
The following article or section contains guides.
Decor Pikmin are Pikmin Bloom's main collectable item, so there is an incentive to collect as many types as possible. To aid in getting decor types you don't already have, go to a Pikmin's information page (or a seedling's information page) to look for the icon in the red circle. This icon represents the decor type; the icon associated with each type can be seen in the table above. Focus on increasing the friendship of Pikmin with decor types you don't already have, as when they reach 4 hearts of friendship, they will turn into a Decor Pikmin after collecting a gift. To note is that Roadside-type Decor Pikmin are by far the most common, so if a Pikmin has a icon, it may be worth ignoring it. Pressing the star in the corner of a Pikmin's page favorites that Pikmin, and this is a useful way to indicate Pikmin you want to prioritize. To see which types of Decor Pikmin you already have, tap a Decor Pikmin-related badge on your profile page and scroll down to see a list of all Decor Pikmin types.
The detector can be a useful way to get Decor types you don't have many of. It displays icons that can tell you what types of Decor Pikmin can be found nearby. Using it has a chance of uncovering seedlings of the decor types displayed, so if you're missing certain types, tactical use of the detector can be handy.
When growing a Huge Seedling, it can be useful to grow it in a single-use slot, as they take a lot of steps to grow compared to other types of seedlings. Huge Seedlings are very rare, so don't be afraid to use single-use slots to grow them.
This table contains all types of Decor Pikmin, shown in the order they are listed in the badge viewer. Note that rare variants and the alternate sticker colors of the Roadside type are not shown separately in the badge viewer and are not counted as separate types of Decor Pikmin, but are shown separately in this table.
|Movie Theater||Popcorn snack|
|Art Gallery||Picture frame|
|Corner Store||Bottle cap|
|Clothes Store||Hair Tie|
|Lunar New Year
|First Anniversary Snack|
|Koppaite Space Suit||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mountain||Mountain Pin Badge||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Theme Park||Theme Park Ticket||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Bus Stop||Bus Papercraft|
There are 5 badges the player can gain from collecting unique types of Decor Pikmin:
- Apprentice Decor Collector: Collect 1 Decor Pikmin.
- Novice Decor Collector: Collect 7 Decor Pikmin.
- Enthusiast Decor Collector: Collect 30 Decor Pikmin.
- Expert Decor Collector: Collect 100 Decor Pikmin.
- Master Decor Collector: Collect 200 Decor Pikmin.
Apprentice Decor Collector. The badge shows a Red Pikmin.
Novice Decor Collector. The badge shows a Yellow Pikmin.
Enthusiast Decor Collector. The badge shows a Blue Pikmin.
Expert Decor Collector. The badge shows a Purple Pikmin.
Master Decor Collector. The badge shows a Rock Pikmin.
The following changes have been made to Decor Pikmin over time. Changes relating to special Decor Pikmin are not in this table and are instead in the special Decor Pikmin section.
|Update or date||Changes|
|December 21st, 2021||
|January 11th, 2022||
|April 7th, 2022||
|April 26th, 2022||
|May 18th, 2022||
|June 1st, 2022||
|June 12th, 2022||
|June 23rd, 2022||
|August 5th, 2022||
|September 20th, 2022||
|December 5th, 2022||
- The designs of the cups in Café-type Decor Pikmin are based on enemies from the other Pikmin games.
- The Yellow Pikmin has a red cup with white spots, like a Bulborb.
- The Blue Pikmin has a black cup with yellow lines, like a Pyroclasmic Slooch.
- The White Pikmin has a yellow cup with green spots and a green base, like a Yellow Wollywog.
- The Purple Pikmin has a cup with purple and grey stripes and a red handle, like a Fiery Blowhog.
- The Rock Pikmin has a white cup with brown spots, like a Whiptongue Bulborb.
- The Winged Pikmin has a cup with purple and blue stripes, like a Puffy Blowhog.
- Some of the designs of the train papercrafts that the Station-type Decor Pikmin wear match their Pikmin's characteristics.
- The inside of the Tiny Book that Library/bookstore-type Winged Pikmin wear has text from a data file from Pikmin 3, specifically the To future visitors area hint.
- Decor Pikmin are stronger than non-Decor Pikmin in mushroom challenges, getting a 4-point damage bonus before the type matchup multiplier.
- Decor to tag mapping on GitHub, retrieved on March 27th, 2022
This article was a featured article from December 1st, 2021 to February 1st, 2022.
|Pikmin Bloom articles|
|Pikmin||Decor Pikmin • Friendship • Maturity • Seedling • Squad|
|Items||Badge • Coin • Fruit • Nectar • Petal • Postcard|
|Activities||Expedition • Flower planting • Weekly challenge|
|Places||Big Flower • Mushroom challenge • Special Spot|
|Game mechanics||Detector • Event • Friend • Level • Lifelog • Mii • Planter Pack|
|Miscellaneous||Shop • Soundtrack • User interface • Loading screen • Version history|
|Types||Red Pikmin • Yellow Pikmin • Blue Pikmin • Purple Pikmin • White Pikmin|
Rock Pikmin • Winged Pikmin • Bulbmin
|Biology||Candypop Bud • Idle • Maturity • Onion (Pellet, Enemy)|
Pikmin extinction • Trip • Seed • Seedling • Soul • Squad
|Abilities||Carry • Dig • Dodge • Fight • Hide|
|Controls||Charge • Dismiss • Swarm • Pluck • Throw • Whistle|
|Other||Decor Pikmin • Mushroom Pikmin • Pikpik carrot|