Violet Candypop Bud

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Violet Candypop Bud Piklopedia icon.
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Appears in Pikmin 2Pikmin 3
Scientific name Flora puniceus
Family Candypop
Size Length: 65mm
Areas None
Caves Emergence Cave, Subterranean Complex, Frontier Cavern, Hole of Beasts, Bulblax Kingdom, Snagret Hole, Citadel of Spiders, Glutton's Kitchen, Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Cavern of Chaos
Challenge Mode levels Novice Training
Collect treasure! levels Thirsty Desert
Battle enemies! levels None
2-Player Battle levels None
Bingo Battle levels Blooming Terrace
Pikmin produced 5 Purple Pikmin
Piklopedia # #49

Violet Candypop Buds are purple Candypop Buds found in Pikmin 2. They behave just like any other Candypop bud, but when non-purple Pikmin are thrown in, they will change into Purple Pikmin. Candypops are the only method of obtaining White and Purple Pikmin. If Purple Pikmin are thrown in, they will be reverted to leaf stages, and don't count against the five Pikmin limit per Candypop Bud. This plant is essential to the completion of Pikmin 2, as collecting the heaviest treasure, the Doomsday Apparatus, requires 100 Purple Pikmin.

This plant reappears in Pikmin 3 but is the rarest Candypop Bud in the game, with a single one being found in Mission Mode's Thirsty Desert and four of them being found in Bingo Battle's Blooming Terrace.

Locations[edit]

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The following is a list of all the locations of Violet Candypop Buds in each game. In Pikmin 2, if a player collects five Purple Pikmin from each plant encountered as they go along, they will be able to nearly reach 100. However, if a player wishes to build their number of Purple Pikmin later, choosing the right cave will greatly speed up the process. Subterranean Complex is recommended if the player first needs more Pikmin to convert, as Queen Candypop Buds are present. However, if a player doesn't need or want to grow more Pikmin, such as in a 101 Pikmin run, Bulblax Kingdom would be the fastest option. One should note that many Violet Candypop Buds disappear after the player's total amount of Purples has reached 20. Using Bulbmin is also convenient for growing purples, such as in Submerged Castle, where Purples are needed to defeat the boss – the Waterwraith.

Pikmin 2[edit]

Story mode
Challenge Mode

Pikmin 3[edit]

Collect Treasure!
Bingo Battle

Notes

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 results in the release of purple Pikmin seeds, regardless of the color of the Pikmin tossed in. This variety of candypop contains robustly odoriferous oils. If candypop flowers could be cultivated, there is no doubt that the plants would offer multifaceted benefits to the cosmetic, medical, and tourist industries.

Louie's notes

This convenient purple flower secretes a dark, flavorful oil that eliminates the need for salad dressing!

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French (NoA) Fleur cracheuse mauve Lilac-purple spitting flower
French (NoE) Fleur Cracheuse Pourpre Purple Spitting Flower
German Violette Königinblume
Spanish (NoA) Brote rebotador violeta Purple sending-back sprout