Postcards (ポストカード?, lit.: "Postcard") are items in Pikmin Bloom. They can be obtained through completing expeditions and mushroom challenges. Postcards will contain the photo and name of a nearby location. Some of the Pikmin in the player's squad will be overlaid on the photo. The player can store up to 400 postcards, and once this limit is reached, the game will stop giving postcards to the player. Postcards can be viewed and discarded in the postcard menu.
Postcards can be sent to friends, and the player can select a Pikmin to carry the postcard. Once a player receives a postcard from a friend, the selected Pikmin will be holding a rolled-up envelope. Tapping on it will unveil the received postcard, along with some information about who sent it. After receiving a postcard, it can be found in the player's postcard menu with the messenger's Mii located on the bottom-right corner.
The background color of a postcard depends on how it was obtained. White postcards are obtained from expeditions and 1-star scores on mushroom challenges. Bronze, silver, and gold postcards are obtained from 2-star, 3-star, and 4-star scores on mushroom challenges respectively.
The left two-thirds of a postcard contains a photograph of a location. This location can be a point of interest that a Big Flower or mushroom challenge is found at, or it can be any landmark in Niantic's database. A few Pikmin from the expedition or mushroom challenge will be placed on top of the image in various poses. The name of the landmark in the photograph is in the top left, and below that in smaller text is the name of the general area the landmark is in, such as the town or suburb.
The right third of a postcard is mostly empty for expedition postcards, but in mushroom challenge postcards it contains extra information. The name of the type of mushroom is shown in bold black text, then the text "Mushroom battle clear!" is shown in green italic text. Below that, a number of star icons based on the result of the challenge is shown, and below that, the exact score is written in gray.
In the top right of all postcards, there is a stamp. There are 4 stamp designs and the one on the postcard is randomly chosen. One design has a banana, one has a blueberry, one has a strawberry, and one has a pair of cherries.
The following changes have been made to postcards over time:
|Update or date||Changes|
|44.0||Accompanying the renaming of Challenges to Mushrooms, changed the wording on mushroom challenge postcards from "Challenge clear!" to "Mushroom battle clear!"|
|May 8th, 2022||Postcards collected on this date only have a special flower-themed pink background and a special carnation stamp, for the Mother's Day event.|
|June 18th and 19th, 2022||Postcards collected on these dates only have a special flower-themed purple background and a special rose stamp, for the Father's Day event.|
|October 14th to October 31st, 2022||Postcards collected during this period have one of 3 special Halloween-themed backgrounds and stamps, for the Halloween event.|
|December 12th to December 31st, 2022||Postcards collected during this period have a special winter-themed background and stamp, for the Mitten Decor event. During the overlap period with the New Year's event, postcards can have either the winter or New Year's design.|
|December 26th, 2022 to January 15th, 2023||Postcards collected during this period have a special 2023 New Year's themed background and stamp, for the 2023 New Year's event. During the overlap period with the Mitten Decor event, postcards can have either the winter or New Year's design.|
Names in other languages
|Spanish (NoA)||Carte postale||Postcard|
|Pikmin Bloom articles|
|Pikmin||Decor Pikmin • Friendship • Maturity • Seedling • Squad|
|Items||Badge • Coin • Fruit • Nectar • Petal • Postcard|
|Activities||Expedition • Flower planting • Weekly challenge|
|Places||Big Flower • Mushroom challenge • Special Spot|
|Game mechanics||Detector • Event • Friend • Level • Lifelog • Mii • Planter Pack|
|Miscellaneous||Shop • Soundtrack • User interface • Loading screen • Version history|