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Queen Candypop Bud

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Queen Candypop Bud In-game icon.
A red Queen Candypop Bud in the Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 2
Scientific name Flora regina
Family Candypop
Areas None
Caves Subterranean Complex, Snagret Hole, Citadel of Spiders, Glutton's Kitchen, Shower Room, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes
Challenge Mode levels Hot House, Concrete Maze, Hidden Garden, Breeding Ground, Emperor's Realm
2-Player Battle levels None
Pikmin produced 9 Red, Yellow or Blue Pikmin

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.


Story mode
Challenge Mode


Olimar's notes

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?

Louie's notes

Eating this flower leads to spectacular, breathtaking indigestion.

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

Throwing one Pikmin into a Queen Candypop Bud will let you raise the Pikmin population by as many as eight little troopers. Its petals cycle through Pikmin-corresponding colors.

Technical information[edit]

See: Candypop Bud#Technical information

Color change interval[edit]

The following article or section is in need of assistance from someone who plays Pikmin 2.
Particularly: Measure what the interval between colors is, and check all versions of the game.

Version Time
US GCN To be checked
EU GCN To be checked
JP GCN To be checked
US NPC Around 2.6 seconds
EU NPC 2.5 seconds
JP NPC To be checked



See more: Candypop family#Naming.
  • Common name: Queen Candypop Bud. "Queen" refers to how it generates multiple seeds of several types of Pikmin, making it somewhat superior to the average Candypop Bud.
  • Japanese nickname: ポポガシグサ?.
  • Japanese name: ポポガシグサ?. It is the same as the Japanese nickname.
  • Scientific name: Flora regina. Regina is Latin for "queen".
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ポポガシグサ?
Popogashi Gusa
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Fleur cracheuse royale Royal spitting flower
Flag of France French (NoE) Fleur Cracheuse Royale Royal Spitting Flower
Flag of Germany German Kaiserinblume Empress Flower
Flag of Italy Italian Cromanvillea regina From "bougainvillea", a genus of flowers that resemble Candypops, and the greek root "chromo" which means "color", and the word "regina", the Italian for queen.
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Brote rebotador real Royal bouncing bud

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