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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

The Heroine's Tear (ハナシズクノミ?, lit.: "Fruit of Dripping Nose") is a fruit in Pikmin 3. It is a red mango. In 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. The fruit is slightly more common in Mission Mode, being found in two stages: Forgotten Cove and Clockwork Chasm. It is worth Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 500.

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.
Fruit File icon for the Heroine's Tear. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective.
Location of the Heroine's Tear in the Distant Tundra.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

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.


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.


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.

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?
Hanashizuku no Mi
Fruit of Dripping Nose
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 Spain Spanish (NoE) Gota de ámbar Amber drop