Pikmin 2 icon.png

Ivory Candypop Bud

From Pikipedia, the Pikmin wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ivory Candypop Bud In-game icon.
An Ivory Candypop Bud.
Appears in Pikmin 2
Scientific name Flora niveus
Family Candypop
Areas None
Caves Subterranean Complex, Frontier Cavern, White Flower Garden, Bulblax Kingdom, Snagret Hole, Citadel of Spiders, Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Cavern of Chaos
Challenge Mode levels The Giant's Bath
2-Player Battle levels None
Pikmin produced 5 White Pikmin

Ivory Candypop Buds (シロポンガシグサ?, lit.: "White Puffed Grain Weed") are white Candypop Buds in Pikmin 2. They behave the same as all other Candypop Buds, except when non-White Pikmin are thrown in, they will change into White Pikmin. If White Pikmin are thrown in, they will be reverted to the leaf maturity. These plants are the only way to obtain White Pikmin.


The following are all locations of Ivory Candypop Buds. To note is that some of them will not appear if the player's total White Pikmin count is 20 or more, as explained here.

Story mode
  • Subterranean Complex: One on sublevel 3 (might not always appear), and three on sublevel 4.
  • Frontier Cavern: One on sublevel 3 (Bulbmin available), one on sublevel 5, and one on sublevel 7 (Bulbmin available).
  • White Flower Garden: Three on sublevel 3 (if the player has less than 20 White Pikmin). This is where White Pikmin are first found.
  • Bulblax Kingdom: One on sublevel 1 (if the player has less than 20 White Pikmin), and one on sublevel 3.
  • Snagret Hole: One on sublevel 2 (if the player has less than 20 White Pikmin), one on sublevel 3, and one on sublevel 6 (Queen Candypop Bud available).
  • Citadel of Spiders: One on sublevel 4 (Queen Candypop Bud available).
  • Shower Room: One on sublevel 1 (if the player has less than 20 White Pikmin), and one on sublevel 6 (Queen Candypop Buds available).
  • Submerged Castle: One on sublevel 3 (Bulbmin available).
  • Cavern of Chaos: One on sublevel 5 (Queen Candypop Bud available).
Challenge Mode


Olimar's notes

Research from our most recent expedition has confirmed the presence of candypop buds in subterranean regions. Considering the micro-ecologies this plant has been found in, one could surmise that it could be found in any cavern, regardless of geographic region. Tossing Pikmin into this flower always produces white Pikmin seeds, regardless of the color of Pikmin tossed in. In many cases, plants with small leaves typically have limited photosynthetic capabilities, and thus must find alternate means of obtaining nutrients, with parasitic and predatory behavior being most common. The candypop could be considered one such example.

Louie's notes

This elusive flower spoils within seconds of picking, making it unsuitable for cooking.

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

The only way to get white Pikmin on your squad is to use an Ivory Candypop Bud. One bud produces up to five pale sprouts.

Technical information[edit]

See: Candypop Bud technical information

Other information[edit]

  • Size: length: 65mm, as per the e-card
  • Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #50



See more: Candypop Bud#Naming.
  • Common name: Ivory Candypop Bud. Ivory is white material from the tusks and teeth of various animals.
  • Japanese nickname: シロポンガシグサ?, lit.: "White Puffed Grain Weed".
  • Japanese name: シロポンガシグサ?. It is the same as the Japanese nickname.
  • Scientific name: Flora niveus. Niveus is a Latin term meaning "snow" or "snowy", in reference to the flower's white coloration.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese シロポンガシグサ?
Shiro Pongashi Gusa
White Puffed Grain Weed
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Fleur cracheuse d'ivoire Ivory spitting flower
Flag of France French (NoE) Fleur Cracheuse d'Ivoire Ivory Spitting Flower
Flag of Germany German Elfenbein-Königinblume Ivory Queen Flower
Flag of Italy Italian Cromanvillea candida
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Brote rebotador marfil Ivory bouncing bud

See also[edit]