Queen Candypop Bud
Queen Candypop Buds (ポポガシグサ?) are Candypop Buds found in Pikmin 2, quite different from the others in the game. They allow the player to gain up to 8 Pikmin if a single one of any type is thrown in. The flower's spots alternate between red, blue and yellow, presenting the player with an opportunity, with correct timing, to choose between receiving Blue, Red or Yellow Pikmin. Only as many more Pikmin as can exist on the field are produced; if there are already 100, the Pikmin thrown in just changes type. The plant withers after it has been used once.
These flowers are found only in certain sublevels of difficult caves, usually immediately before or after a particularly challenging boss battle. These areas are usually void of enemies, so they are sometimes referred to as "rest sublevels"; they contain other such useful things as eggs and other types of Candypop Bud.
Queen Candypop Buds are far more common in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode than in the main game, mostly appearing where the player starts off with very few Pikmin, such as Breeding Ground, Hot House and Hidden Garden.
“This specimen constantly changes colors. When Pikmin are thrown into it, it shoots out seeds that match the flower's coloration the moment the Pikmin landed inside of it. The number of seeds shot out is always greater than the number of Pikmin thrown in. It can be said that this is a completely baffling plant, and many mysteries remain over precisely what sort of relationship it has with the Pikmin. It would appear that the Pikmin gain all of the benefit from the relationship... Perhaps it is simply a different variety of Pikmin to begin with?”
“Eating this flower leads to spectacular, breathtaking indigestion.”
Color change interval
"Queen" refers to how it generates multiple seeds of several types of Pikmin, making it somewhat superior to the average Candypop flower.
Its scientific name is Flora regina. Regina is Latin for "queen".
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