This article is about the red grapes in
Pikmin 3. For the white grapes, see Dawn Pustules.
The Dusk Pustules (ムラサキタワワ?) are fruits found in Pikmin 3. They are actually a cluster of red grapes, and collecting one cluster yields one container of juice. In story mode, they appear three times: in the Garden of Hope, the Distant Tundra, and the Twilight River. The Dusk Pustules, along with their counterpart, the Dawn Pustules, are unique in the way that they are obtained: they are collected like fragments, being individually plucked, with Pikmin returning to the grapes until all have been collected. In Mission Mode, the Dusk Pustules appear in five stages, and are worth 200 points.
In Bingo Battle, the fruit is only accounted for after the final piece has been delivered to an Onion. When that happens, the player that collected the most pieces is the one that gets the square. If both players collected 10 pieces, they will both be awarded the squares. Finally, if both players get 10 pieces, and both had the Dusk Pustules as their one-away, the player who brought the last piece will be given the square, and will win the match.
Collecting the fruit
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Garden of Hope
The Dusk Pustules inside the Garden of Hope's northern cave.
The Dusk Pustules in the Garden of Hope are beyond an electric gate past the Fiery Blowhogs. There is a cave beyond the gate, and inside it, there will be a set of elevator platforms, with some Dusk Pustules just beyond them. First, put a few Pikmin on the opposite side, to give the Pikmin carrying the fruit an easier path. Put a few more Pikmin on the grapes to collect them. However, the elevator platforms can be bypassed completely by using Winged Pikmin.
The Dusk Pustules in the Distant Tundra are in the room where the Vehemoth Phosbat is first encountered. After turning on the lights, there will be an unfinished climbing stick, leading up to a bunch of Dusk Pustules. Note that if the Vehemoth Phosbat has not been defeated, the Pikmin will take a longer route to the Drake. You can either let a few Pikmin carry the grapes the long way as the fight with the Phosbat goes on, or defeat the boss and move the paper bag outside of its cave to quickly retrieve the fruit.
The Dusk Pustules in the Twilight River.
The Dusk Pustules in the Twilight River are across the river from the landing site. Near the sewage pipe that leads into the second part of the area, there is an inlet of land, which contains some Male Sheargrubs, pellets, and a bunch of Dusk Pustules. Winged Pikmin are needed to carry the grapes back to the Drake. If you do not have Winged Pikmin, you will have to use Blue Pikmin, but the Water Dumples nearby should be taken out prior to collection.
- US version
“There's something very charming about all these little beads of juice—it makes me feel like we'll never run out of fruit! The color reminds of something... Oh! Auntie Bea's hair! She has such a rebellious streak...”
- European version
“There's something very charming about all of these little beads packed full of juice. They make me feel like we'll never run out! The colour reminds me of something... Oh! It's Auntie Bea's hair! She has such a rebellious streak...”
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
||1.0 (0.05 per piece)
|| (150, 0, 150, 255)
|Mission Mode points
The Dusk Pustules inside the Distant Tundra's caves.
Dusk Pustules at the Twilight River.
A Dusk Pustules in The Rustyard.
Pinot noir grapes in real life.
Names in other languages
| Spanish (NoE)