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Queen Candypop Bud

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Queen Candypop Bud Piklopedia icon.
Queen Candypop red.png
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

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Queen Candypop Buds 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.

Technical information[edit]

See: Candypop Bud#Technical information


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Quebec.svg French (NoA) Fleur cracheuse royale Royal spitting flower
Flag of France.svg French (NoE) Fleur Cracheuse Royale Royal Spitting Flower
Flag of Germany.svg German Kaiserinblume Empress Flower
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Brote rebotador real Royal sending-back sprout


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