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 × 500.
Collecting the fruit
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.
“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.”
“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.”
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