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Face Wrinkler

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Face Wrinkler Icon used to represent the fruit on the wiki.
A Face Wrinkler.
Juice amount 1.5 (0.75 in Ultra-Spicy mode)
Mission Mode value Icon for Pokos. Used on Template:Pokos. × 70
Weight 5
Max carriers 10 (normally)
Locations Garden of Hope, Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra
Mission Mode locations Tropical Forest, Silver Lake, Thirsty Desert, Twilight Hollow, Shaded Garden, The Rustyard, Clockwork Chasm
Bingo Battle locations None

The Face Wrinkler (トキメキノミ?, lit.: "Fruit of Heartthrob") is a common fruit found in Pikmin 3. It's a lemon that is worth 70 points in Mission Mode. It fills one and a half containers of juice (three-fourths in Ultra-Spicy mode), and is seen multiple times throughout Pikmin 3's main story.

Collecting the fruit[edit]

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Garden of Hope[edit]

The Face Wrinkler in the Garden of Hope.

The first one is found during the tutorial in the Garden of Hope, where the player is taught how to throw and switch between leaders. Simply throw Brittany and 5 Pikmin up onto the higher ledge so they can reach it.

Tropical Wilds[edit]

The Face Wrinkler in the Tropical Wilds.

The second one is found buried in the sand near the Shaggy Long Legs' arena and the body of water with some Wogpoles. Simply have Yellow Pikmin dig it up, or use bomb rocks to instantly unearth it. A pair of Skutterchucks and a Whiptongue Bulborb are present along the route back to the Drake; it is advised they are defeated before the Face Wrinkler is collected.

Distant Tundra[edit]

The Face Wrinkler in the Distant Tundra.

The final Face Wrinkler is found on a small ledge behind a large stump with a Dapper Blob on top. It can be harvested with Blue Pikmin, which will carry it through the water, but this will require you to remove a nearby dirt wall first, and later clearing the nearby pond of all enemies. If you don't, the Blue Pikmin will take a longer route back involving some Joustmites. Alternatively, you can just swarm it with Winged Pikmin, who will fly it directly to the Drake.


Brittany's notes

US version US version
This fruit is so sour that one bite makes my whole face want to climb into my mouth and pull it back out. It's high in Piktamin U, though, so I guess I'll try adding small amounts of the juice to other food. Better food.
European version European version
This fruit is so sour that one bite makes my whole face want to climb into my mouth to pull it back out. The juice is high on Piktamin U, though, so I suppose I'll try adding small amounts of it to other food. Other, more appetising food.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name lemon
Juice 1.5
Juice color
(255, 255, 0, 255)
Mission Mode points 70
"Size"? 3


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese トキメキノミ?
Fruit of Heartthrob
Flag of China Chinese
初戀滋味 Taste of The First Love
Flag of China Chinese
初恋滋味 Taste of The First Love
Flag of France French Grimacier Grimace maker
Flag of Germany German Gelbsaurier Yellowsaur
Flag of Italy Italian Polpa pungente Stinging pulp
Flag of South Korea Korean 두근열매
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Arrugacaras Face wrinkler

See also[edit]