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Heroine's Tear

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Heroine's Tear Icon used to represent the fruit on the wiki.
Artwork of a Heroine's Tear.
Juice amount 2.5 (1.25 in Ultra-Spicy mode)
Mission Mode value Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 500
Weight 10
Max. carriers 20 (normally)
Locations Distant Tundra
Mission Mode locations Forgotten Cove, Clockwork Chasm
Bingo Battle locations Arid Metropolis
Side Stories locations None
Heroine's Tear
Pikmin 4 treasure
Treasure Catalog icon.
Icon for the Heroine's Tear, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog.
Series Tropical Pickings Series
Value Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 90
Weight 12
Maximum carriers 24
Locations Serene Shores, Primordial Thicket, Cavern for a King
Dandori Challenge stages Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages None
Total amount 3

The Heroine's Tear (ハナシズクノミ?, lit.: "Fruit of Dripping Nose") is a fruit in Pikmin 3 and a treasure in Pikmin 4. It is a red mango. In Pikmin 3's Story Mode, the only Heroine's Tear can be found by defeating the Vehemoth Phosbat, the boss of the Distant Tundra. It takes 10 Pikmin to carry and provides two and a half bottles (one and a quarter in Ultra-Spicy mode) of yellow juice. In Pikmin 4, it can be found in the overworld of the Serene Shores and Primordial Thicket, as well as the Cavern for a King.

Collecting the fruit[edit]

A map of the Distant Tundra as it appears on the mini radar in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. This was made by manually arranging the textures for each section of the area to align with the corresponding radar map.
The Fruit File icon for the Heroine's Tear.
Location of the Heroine's Tear in the Distant Tundra.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

See also: Vehemoth Phosbat strategy.

The Heroine's Tear drops from the ceiling of a cave after defeating the Vehemoth Phosbat. It takes 10 Pikmin to carry. Do note that the paper bag outside of the Phosbat's arena must be pushed down if the fruit is to be collected. Along the route back is a Joustmite, a Bearded Amprat, and some Skeeterskates. The Skeeterskates may be an issue, since you likely do not have Blue Pikmin, but make sure that the Joustmite and the Bearded Amprat are defeated, as they will likely eat your Pikmin if they are not defeated.

Collecting the treasure[edit]

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

Serene Shores[edit]

There is a Heroine's Tear completely buried at the northern part of the overworld near a ledge. To access it, the Engulfed Castle must be completed first to grant access to the northwestern part of the area; the treasure can then be found on the easternmost alcove, after a geyser. It can be located with the Treasure Gauge or by searching for treasure with Oatchi. It is guarded by a Hermit Crawmad, which should be defeated before attempting to collect it. To collect this treasure, you must throw 12 Pikmin in its vicinity.

Primordial Thicket[edit]

There is a Heroine's Tear engulfed in a sticky mold west of the center of the overworld. To collect this treasure, you must clear out the mushrooms, causing the treasure to emerge from the ground. Then, throw 12 Pikmin at it.

Cavern for a King[edit]

There is a Heroine's Tear sitting atop a platform near the center of sublevel 19 of the Cavern for a King. To collect this treasure, you must throw 12 Pikmin at it. It can also be knocked down with a rush from Oatchi.


Brittany's notes

US version icon.png US version
This is my favorite so far—it's sweet in this kind of...elegant way. Poor Alph can't touch it without getting itchy all over, and the captain's not refined enough to appreciate it. I'll have to make the sacrifice and eat it all myself. I'll season it with my tears.
European version icon.png European version
Sweet, elegant, great taste... They ought to have named this fruit 'Brittany'. Sadly, it brings poor Alph out in a rash, and the Captain's not refined enough to appreciate it. Oh, how it pains me to have this all to myself! I'll season it with my tears.

Schnauz's notes[edit]

When you lay eyes upon the elegant tear shape of this fruit, it may just bring a tear to your own eye. The perfection of it makes everything else in life seem somehow less...perfect. Then, when you taste how perfectly sweet it is...prepare to weep with joy.

Olimar's notes[edit]

Peeling this fruit is arduous due to its soft skin. When I tried to eat it without first removing the peel, a rash developed around my mouth. I had better success when I slit grid-like cuts into the skin and flipped it inside out. The results were delicious.

Louie's notes[edit]

Its meat has a subtle sweetness and is almost creamy. If I close my eyes while eating it, I'm transported to a tropical locale.


If the player leaves the Distant Tundra without collecting the Heroine's Tear, then comes back with Winged Pikmin, a glitch may occur. If Winged Pikmin are ordered to carry the fruit back, they will lift it up just a little bit too high to get through the exit to the cave in which the Vehemoth Phosbat is fought. They will get stuck right at this point, and while in this state they cannot be whistled back. More Winged Pikmin can be added to the fruit, but this will do nothing. The fruit and the Pikmin will remain stuck for the rest of the day, and the item will not be able to be retrieved until the next day.

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name mango
Juice 2.5
Juice color
(255, 200, 0, 255)
Mission Mode points 500
"Size"? 4


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ハナシズクノミ?
Hana-shizuku no Mi
Fruit of Dripping Nose
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Tàiyang Guāngmáng
Solar Radiance
Flag of China Chinese
Tàiyang Guāngmáng
Solar Radiance
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Heldinnentraan Heroine tear
Flag of France French Coeur de papillon Butterfly heart
Flag of Germany German Heldinnenträne Heroine's Tear
Flag of Italy Italian Goccia di cuore Heart drop
Flag of South Korea Korean 꽃방울열매
Flower Droplet Fruit
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Coração da heroína Heroine's heart
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Gota de ámbar Amber drop