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Events are special periods in Pikmin Bloom where in-game rewards are prominent and unique things can happen.

They are announced sometime before they happen, in the news section of the main menu, via emails to those who have signed up to receive them, and on the Pikmin Bloom website.

List[edit]

The following is a list of events by year.

2021[edit]

First Community Day[edit]

Promotional image for the event.

Pikmin Bloom's first Community Day event occurred on November 13th, 2021. It was set to run from 9:00am to 6:00pm local time, however, due to network issues making players unable to access the game, it was extended to run to 8:00pm.[1] Bonuses of this event included:[2]

  • Big Flowers bloomed into pansies when regular flowers were planted around them.
    • This effect started the day before and continued throughout the weekend.
  • Users who walked 10,000 steps or more earned a special Community Day Participant badge.
  • Fruits gave twice the nectar.
  • Seedlings in the Planter Pack grew at 1.5 times the normal speed.
    • To have received this badge, players needed to log in to the game at least once in the 2 weeks after the event.

This event was announced on November 4th, 2021,[3] just 9 days after the game's global release.

Second Community Day[edit]

Social media promotional image for the event.

Pikmin Bloom's second Community Day occurred on December 18th, 2021. It was themed around poinsettia flowers, and lasted for the whole day. Bonuses included:[4]

  • Big Flowers bloomed into poinsettias when regular flowers were planted around them.
  • Players achieving the 10,000 step goal on this day were awarded a special poinsettia flower badge.
  • Seedlings in the Planter Pack grew at 1.5 times the usual speed. This effect was stackable with the flower planting multiplier.

This event was announced on December 2nd, 2021.[5][6] During this event, the step counter on the main menu was replaced with a special poinsettia-themed step counter graphic, which linked to the news menu when tapped before reaching the goal, and the badge's information page after reaching the goal. (This made the regular step counter inaccessible.) This step graphic returned in every subsequent Community Day event, with different theming to match each event's promoted flower. Following the event, challenges gave poinsettia nectar instead of pansy nectar.

Holiday Roadside Decor Pikmin[edit]

Social media promotional image for the event, featuring some Decor Pikmin with the special stickers.

For a limited time centered around Christmas, Roadside-type Decor Pikmin wore special holiday-themed stickers instead of the standard letter stickers. This applied to any Pikmin sprouted during this period, regardless of when it reached Decor status. It started on December 21st, 2021 after being announced the day before,[7] and finished on January 11th, 2022. This is the first event to introduce limited-time special Decor Pikmin. There was another effect of this event which was announced later, which was that coins will be earned 1 for every 250 flowers planted instead of 1 for every 500 flowers planted, capped at 60 coins per day, and lasting for the duration of the event.[8]

2022[edit]

Third Community Day[edit]

Social media promotional image for the event.

Pikmin Bloom's third Community Day occurred on January 22nd, 2022. It was themed around camellias and lasted for the whole day. Bonuses included:[9]

  • Big Flowers bloomed into camellias when regular flowers were planted around them.
  • Players achieving the 10,000 step goal on this day were rewarded with a special camellia flower badge.
  • Seedlings in the Planter Pack grew at 1.5 times the usual speed. This effect was stackable with the flower planting multiplier.
  • Coins could be obtained at twice the rate while flower planting.

This event was announced on January 13th, 2022. Following the event, challenges started giving camellia nectar instead of poinsettia nectar.

Lunar New Year Decor Pikmin[edit]

Japanese social media promotional image featuring the new Decor Pikmin.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year in parts of Asia, a new type of special Decor Pikmin were made available from February 1st to February 10th, 2022. Features of this event include:[10]

  • Special Huge Seedlings can appear, marked with a modified Niantic logo appearing next to them in menu screens.
    • These seedlings are more likely to be discovered where seedlings haven't been found before.
    • They cannot be found using the detector.
    • Only one special seedling can be in the seedling storage or the Planter Pack at a time.
    • After walking 10,000 steps, it will grow into a Red, Blue, or Yellow Pikmin with the new decor.
  • Special Slots are available in the shop for 25% less coins.

This event was announced via the in-game news section on January 29th, 2022, but only in certain regions. The worldwide public announcement didn't occur until February 1st, the first day of the event.[11]

Valentine's Day[edit]

A special Valentine's Day event, similar in style to a Community Day, occurred on February 14th, 2022. It was themed around hearts and roses, common symbols of romance. Bonuses include:

  • Friendship gain from feeding Pikmin nectar was doubled (does not apply to special nectar).
  • Big Flowers bloomed into roses when regular flowers were planted around them.
  • Challenges gave rose nectar instead of camellia nectar, just for the day.
  • Packs of items in the shop included twice as much special nectar as usual.

This event was announced on February 13th, the day before the event, and a few days after the announcement of the community day that took place a few days after this event.

Fourth Community Day[edit]

Promotional image for the event.

Pikmin Bloom's fourth Community Day occurred on February 19th, 2022. It was themed around plum blossoms and lasted for the whole day. Bonuses included:[12]

  • Big Flowers bloomed into plum blossoms when regular flowers were planted around them.
  • Players achieving the 10,000 step goal on this day were rewarded with a special plum blossom flower badge.
  • Seedlings in the Planter Pack grew at 1.5 times the usual speed. This effect was stackable with the flower planting multiplier.
  • Coins could be obtained at twice the rate while flower planting.

This event was announced on February 10th, 2022. Following the event, challenges started giving plum blossom nectar instead of camellia nectar.

Additionally, players in the United States who reach 10,000 steps became eligible to receive a discount code for the flower subscription service BloomsyBox, and were automatically entered into a draw where 2,000 winners will receive a complementary bouquet, subject to certain conditions.[13]

Challenge Days[edit]

Promotional image for the event.

A new type of event, called Challenge Days, occurred between February 24th and February 28th, 2022. Bonuses included:[14]

  • The number of challenges that one could do in a day was increased from 3 to 6.
  • Friendship gain from challenges was doubled.

This event was announced on February 20th, and was the fourth event to take place in February 2022.

Fifth Community Day[edit]

Social media promotional image for the event.

Pikmin Bloom's fifth Community Day occurred on March 13th, 2022, on a Sunday instead of the usual Saturday. It was themed around cherry blossoms and lasted for the whole day. Bonuses included:[15]

  • Big Flowers bloomed into cherry blossoms when regular flowers were planted around them.
  • Players achieving the 10,000 step goal on this day were rewarded with a special cherry blossom flower badge.
  • Seedlings in the Planter Pack grew at 1.5 times the usual speed. This effect was stackable with the flower planting multiplier.
  • Coins could be obtained at twice the rate while flower planting.

This event was announced on March 4th, 2022.[16] Following the event, challenges started giving cherry blossom nectar instead of plum blossom nectar.

This event had real-world bonuses for players in specific regions:

United States
  • All players reaching 10,000 steps and redeeming their Community Day Badge were eligible for a 50% discount code redeemable on the Proof Eyewear website, subject to certain conditions.
  • In addition, eligible users were automatically entered into a draw where 2,000 winners were selected to receive an additional wooden wallet.
Taipei

Niantic held an in-person event in Daan Park, with local influencers participating. Players who walked around the entire park had a chance to win a Pikmin Bloom-themed T-shirt.[17][18]

St. Patrick's Day Decor Pikmin[edit]

Promotional image for the event.

A special St. Patrick's Day event occurred between March 17th and March 20th, 2022. It was themed around four-leaf clovers, traditional symbols of luck. It was announced on March 16th, 2022.[19]

During the event period, players could find specially-marked Huge Seedlings in previously-unvisited areas, similar to the Lunar New Year event. Only one specially-marked Huge Seedling could be held in seedling storage at a time. These special Pikmin had a much higher chance than normal of gaining the recently added Four-Leaf Clover decor instead of the regular Clover decor for Park-type Decor Pikmin, with about a 1 in 2 chance.[20]

Earth Day Decor Pikmin[edit]

Social media promotional image for the event.

A special Earth Day event occurred between April 21st and April 23rd, 2022. It was themed around the Forest Decor Pikmin icon in Pikmin Bloom. Forest type of Decor Pikmin, which wear stag beetle and acorn outfits. It was announced on April 16th, 2022.[21]

During the event period, players could find specially-marked Huge Seedlings in previously unvisited areas, similar to the St. Patrick's Day event. Only one specially-marked Huge Seedling could be held in seedling storage at a time. These special Pikmin grew into Forest-type Decor Pikmin, no matter the location type of where they were found. During the event, Special Slots were available for 25% fewer coins in the shop.

Sixth Community Day[edit]

Social media promotional image for the event.

Pikmin Bloom's sixth Community Day occurred on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, overlapping with the Earth Day event. It was themed around tulips and lasted for the whole day. Bonuses included:[22]

  • Big Flowers bloomed into tulips when regular flowers were planted around them.
  • Players achieving the 10,000 step goal on this day were rewarded with a special tulip flower badge.
  • Seedlings in the Planter Pack grew at 1.5 times the usual speed. This effect was stackable with the flower planting multiplier.
  • Coins could be obtained at twice the rate while flower planting.

This event was announced on April 5th, 2022.[23] Following the event, challenges started giving tulip nectar instead of cherry blossom nectar.

Mother's Day[edit]

Social media promotional image for the event.

A special Mother's Day event occurred on Sunday, May 8th, 2022. It was similar to a Community Day, as it was themed around carnation flowers. Bonuses included:

  • Postcards obtained through expeditions featured a limited-time Mother's Day design.
  • Big Flowers bloomed into carnations when regular flowers were planted around them.
  • Carnation petals were available for 100 coins in the shop instead of 300.
  • Coins could be obtained at twice the rate while flower planting.

This event was announced on May 2nd, 2022.[24]

Seventh Community Day[edit]

Promotional image for the event.

Pikmin Bloom's seventh Community Day will occur on Saturday, May 21st, 2022. It will be themed around roses and will last for the whole day. Bonuses include:[25]

  • Big Flowers will bloom into roses when regular flowers are planted around them.
  • Players achieving the 10,000 step goal on this day will be rewarded with a special rose flower badge.
  • Seedlings in the Planter Pack will grow at 1.5 times the usual speed. This effect will be stackable with the flower planting multiplier.
  • Coins can be obtained at twice the rate while flower planting.

This event was announced on May 5th, 2022.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forum post on the Pikmin Bloom Support Community, published on November 13th, 2021, retrieved on November 14th, 2021
  2. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on November 11th, 2021
  3. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on November 4th, 2021, retrieved on November 8th, 2021
  4. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on December 13th, 2021, retrieved on December 14th, 2021
  5. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom Japan on Twitter, published on December 2nd, 2021, retrieved on December 2nd, 2021
  6. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on December 2nd, 2021, retrieved on December 2nd, 2021
  7. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on December 20th, 2021, retrieved on December 21st, 2021
  8. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on December 22nd, 2021, retrieved on December 22nd, 2021
  9. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on January 13th, 2022
  10. ^ Lunar New Year Decor Pikmin on Niantic Support, retrieved on February 1st, 2022
  11. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom Japan on Twitter, published on February 1st, 2022
  12. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on February 10th, 2022, retrieved on February 11th, 2022
  13. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on February 11th, 2022, retrieved on February 12th, 2022
  14. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on February 20th, 2022
  15. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on March 4th, 2022, retrieved on March 4th, 2022
  16. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on March 4th, 2022
  17. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on March 4th, 2022, retrieved on March 4th, 2022
  18. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on March 18th, 2022, retrieved on March 23rd, 2022
  19. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on March 16th, 2022, retrieved on March 16th, 2022
  20. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on March 15th, 2022, retrieved on March 16th, 2022
  21. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on April 16th, 2022, retrieved on April 22nd, 2022
  22. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on April 5th, 2022, retrieved on April 22nd, 2022
  23. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on April 4th, 2022
  24. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on May 2nd, 2022, retrieved on May 5th, 2022
  25. ^ News post on the Pikmin Bloom website, published on May 5th, 2022
  26. ^ Tweet by Pikmin Bloom on Twitter, published on May 5th, 2022