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Foolish Fruit

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Foolish Fruit
Pikmin 4 treasure
Treasure Catalog icon.
Icon for the Foolish Fruit, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog.
Series Nature's Candy Series
Value Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 80
Weight 5
Maximum carriers 10
Locations Serene Shores, Cavern for a King
Dandori Challenge stages Oasis of Order, Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages None
Total amount 2

The Foolish Fruit (オタンコノミ??, lit.: "Fool Fruit") is a treasure in Pikmin 4 located in the Serene Shores and the Cavern for a King. It is a ripe eggplant.

Collecting the treasure[edit]

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Serene Shores[edit]

There is a Foolish Fruit completely buried in the northern part of the sandcastle, which is located on the southern edge of the overworld. It can only be reached from the second-highest level of the sandcastle. It can be located with the Treasure Gauge or Oatchi. To collect this treasure, you must throw 5 Pikmin in its vicinity.

Cavern for a King[edit]

See also: Horned Cannon Beetle#Strategy.

There is a Foolish Fruit inside of the Horned Cannon Beetle near the north of sublevel 14 of the Cavern for a King. To collect this treasure, you must first defeat the Horned Cannon Beetle and three nearby Armored Cannon Larvae, then throw 5 Pikmin at it.


Schnauz's notes[edit]

I'm told this strange fruit is called a Foolish Fruit. With its odd shape and silly hat, it does have a rather goofy air about it. Still, there's no need to make fun. It's perfect just how it is.

Olimar's notes[edit]

The shape of this fruit looks a lot like my grandpa's face. It's so similar that if I were to name it, I'd call it a Grampy-Face Fruit... My wife always thought my taste in names was "catastrophically bad," which is why she named both our children. But I think this one has a certain ring to it.

Louie's notes[edit]

Can be grilled or sautéed, but I like it best when eaten raw.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese オタンコノミ?
Otanko no Mi
Fool Fruit From interpreting the end of おたんこなす Otankonasu "fool" as ナス Nasu "eggplant"
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Useless Fruit
Flag of China Chinese
Useless Fruit
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Sponssliert Sponge string
Flag of France French Fruit empoté Clumsy fruit
Flag of Germany German Dusselbeere Twerp Berry
Flag of Italy Italian Frutto grullo Foolish fruit
Flag of South Korea Korean 혹부리열매
Hokburi Fruit
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Fruto tolo Foolish fruit
Flag of Spain Spanish Fruto excéntrico Eccentric fruit