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Fiddlehead In-game icon.
Appears in Pikmin 2
Scientific name Violinae orchestrus
Family Fern
Areas Awakening Wood, Perplexing Pool
Caves White Flower Garden, Bulblax Kingdom, Citadel of Spiders, Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den
Challenge Mode levels Creator's Garden, Concrete Maze, Collector's Room, Cave of Snarls, Emperor's Realm
2-Player Battle levels None

Fiddleheads (ゼンマイ?, lit.: "Osmunda japonica") are plants in Pikmin 2 which resemble the head of a violin due to their twisted stem and curling head, hence their name. In real life, fiddleheads are the furled fronds of young ferns, and in Pikmin 2, they are common in watery or damp environments and are used as scenery in many caves. Like in real life, fiddleheads reproduce via the release of spores rather than using pollen and seeds. This is never shown in-game, but is mentioned in Captain Olimar's notes.

Fiddleheads are not identified by name in Pikmin 4, but they visibly grow on the backs of Sovereign Bulblaxes.


Olimar's notes

At first glance, this plant resembles the spring used in the ship's sub-light engine. Many of its most primitive characteristics remain intact, including its habit of spreading through the dispersal of spores.

Louie's notes

Sun-dry the leaves for several days, then grind them with a mortar and pestle. The resulting herb grants an aromatic, earthy flavor to mutton and poultry dishes.

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

The swirl at the top of the fiddlehead gives the plant its name. In his notes, Olimar remarks that the fiddlehead looks like the spring from the ship's sub-light engine.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name zenmai
Global properties (List)
ID Japanese comment Property Value
s000 friction(not used) Friction 0.5
s001 wallReflection Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?) 0.5
s002 faceDirAdjust Unknown 0.25
s003 accel Acceleration 0.1
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 1100
fp01 マップとの当り Unknown (related to slopes) 40
fp02 ダメージスケールXZ Horizontal damage scale 0.5
fp03 ダメージスケールY Vertical damage scale 0.5
fp04 ダメージフレーム Damage scale duration 0.35
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.1
fp06 速度 Move speed 50
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.2
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 25
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 20
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 70
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 500
fp13 視界角度 FOV 90
fp14 探索距離 Unknown (exploration radius?) 500
fp15 探索角度 Unknown (exploration angle?) 120
fp16 振り払い率 Successful shake rate 1
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 200
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 0
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 30
fp20 攻撃可能範囲 Unknown (shock attack max range?) 80
fp21 攻撃可能角度 Unknown (shock attack max angle?) 50
fp22 攻撃ヒット範囲 Unknown (attack hit range?) 80
fp23 攻撃ヒット角度 Unknown (attack hit angle?) 50
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 10
fp25 視界高 Unknown (height visibility?) 50
fp26 探索高 Unknown (exploration height?) 50
fp27 ライフの高さ HP wheel height 90
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 8
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 15
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 30
fp31 ライフ回復率 Regeneration rate 0.0001
fp32 LOD半径 Off-camera radius 55
fp33 マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定 Collision processing radius 40
fp34 ピクミンとのあたり Pikmin damage radius 40
fp35 石化時間 Petrification duration 1
fp36 ヒップドロップダメージ Purple Pikmin drop damage N/A
fp37 地震気絶確立 Purple Pikmin stun chance N/A
fp38 地震気絶時間 Purple Pikmin stun time N/A
ip01 振り払い打撃A Shake mode 1 – hit count 6
ip02 振り払い張付1 Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement 5
ip03 振り払い打撃B Shake mode 2 – hit count 12
ip04 振り払い張付2 Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement 10
ip05 振り払い打撃C Shake mode 3 – hit count 17
ip06 振り払い張付3 Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement 20
ip07 振り払い打撃D Shake mode 4 – hit count 22
Specific properties

Other information[edit]

  • Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #68


See more: Foxtail family#Naming.
  • Common name: Fiddlehead.
  • Japanese nickname: ゼンマイ?, lit.: "Osmunda japonica".
  • Japanese name: ゼンマイ?, lit.: "Osmunda japonica".
  • Scientific name: Violinae orchestrus. "Violinae" and "orchestrus" are derived from "violin" and "orchestra" respectively.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ゼンマイ?
Osmunda japonica
Flag of France French Fleur de Printemps Spring Flower
Flag of Germany German Geigenhals
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Cabeza de violín Fiddlehead


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikipedia's article for ferns