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Wayward Moon

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Wayward Moon Icon used to represent the fruit on the wiki.
Artwork of a Wayward Moon.
Juice amount 3.0 (1.5 in Ultra-Spicy mode)
Mission Mode value Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 1000
Weight 20
Max. carriers 30 (normally)
Locations Garden of Hope
Mission Mode locations Beastly Caverns
Bingo Battle locations Arid Metropolis
Side Stories locations Big Fruit Carnival
Wayward Moon
Pikmin 4 treasure
Treasure Catalog icon.
Icon for the Wayward Moon, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog.
Series Spring Crop Series
Value Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 200
Weight 50
Maximum carriers 100
Locations Blossoming Arcadia, Cavern for a King
Dandori Challenge stages Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages None
Total amount 2

The Wayward Moon (オミマイノミ?, lit.: "Fruit of Meeting a Patient in the Hospital") is a fruit in Pikmin 3 and a treasure in Pikmin 4. It is a type of muskmelon, called the crown melon, although it bears semblance to a real life cantaloupe. In Pikmin 3, it is worth 3 total bottles of juice (one and a half in Ultra-Spicy mode), the most out of any fruit, tied with the Crimson Banquet. It is spat out by the Quaggled Mireclops after its defeat, along with Louie. In Mission Mode, it appears in Beastly Caverns, located to the immediate southeast of the starting area. Its value is Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 1000, the most out of any whole fruit (again, tied with the Crimson Banquet). In Pikmin 4, it can be found in the Blossoming Arcadia and later in the Cavern for a King.

The leaders seem amazed by its texture, and as shown in an unused secret video, Louie is fond of the smell.

Collecting the fruit[edit]

A map of the Garden of Hope as it appears on the mini radar in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. This was made by manually arranging the textures for each section of the area to align with the corresponding radar map.
The Fruit File icon for the Wayward Moon.
Location of the Wayward Moon in the Garden of Hope.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

See also: Quaggled Mireclops strategy.

The Wayward Moon is dropped by the Quaggled Mireclops. Since the Hocotatian is the object of most importance, send the Hocotatian ahead before trying to collect this fruit. It is the heaviest whole fruit in the game, so it is advised to put the maximum of 30 Pikmin on it, and to refrain from letting Winged Pikmin carry it, as Winged Pikmin carry objects slower. All enemies in the way of the carrying path should have been taken out, but there might be a Dwarf Bulborb on the way back.

Collecting the treasure[edit]

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

Blossoming Arcadia[edit]

There is a Wayward Moon lying beneath a water sprinkler on the westernmost side of the overworld. It is guarded by two Yellow Wollywogs, which should be defeated before attempting to collect this treasure, although it is not strictly necessary. To collect this treasure, you must either throw 50 Blue Pikmin at it, or construct the nearby clay valve to get rid of the water from the sprinkler, and then throw 50 Pikmin at it.

Cavern for a King[edit]

See also: Smoky Progg strategy.

There is a Wayward Moon inside of the Smoky Progg at the center of sublevel 10 of the Cavern for a King. To collect this treasure, you must first defeat the Smoky Progg, then throw 50 Pikmin at it. There is a glitch where you can obtain this treasure in Cavern for a King even after you already collected it.


Brittany's notes

US version icon.png US version
Once you get past the tough, cratered exterior, this fruit has a refined, almost delicate flavor. It kind of reminds me of the captain, except he's all exterior.
European version icon.png European version
Once you get past the coarse, cratered exterior you'll find that this fruit is delicate and sweet on the inside. That's probably how the Captain sees himself, actually. Personally I think the resemblance ends at the coarse, cratered part.

Schnauz's notes[edit]

From its artistic, cratered exterior to its delicately sweet interior, the Wayward Moon is elegance in fruit form. Mild and aromatic, it would make a wonderful gift for a friend or for someone who just needs a little pick-me-up.

Olimar's notes[edit]

Picking the right "get well soon" gift is notoriously tricky. You're supposed to choose something you think the recipient would enjoy and ignore your own preferences. That's easier said than done. When I can't think of anything good, I usually default to some sort of food, like this fruit. I know I'm always hungry when I'm sick.

Louie's notes[edit]

Scoop out the flesh, and pour syrup into the shell to make a pool. Add fruit back into the syrup, and marinate for at least an hour. Then dive into the sticky juices and devour. It's both a snack and a workout!

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name melon
Juice 3.0
Juice color
(200, 255, 0, 255)
Mission Mode points 1000
"Size"? 5


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese オミマイノミ?
Omimai no Mi
Fruit of Meeting a Patient in the Hospital In Japan, when visiting friends or family at the hospital, it is customary to bring them fruits like this one.
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Tànbìng Shǒuxuan
First Choice for Meeting a Patient in the Hospital
Flag of China Chinese
Tànbìng Shǒuxuan
First Choice for Meeting a Patient in the Hospital
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Namaakmaan Imitation moon
Flag of France French Lune râpeuse Rough moon
Flag of Germany German Netzballon Grid Balloon
Flag of Italy Italian Globo elegante Elegant globe
Flag of South Korea Korean 문안열매
Greeting Fruit
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Lua áspera Rough moon
Flag of Spain Spanish Esfera saludable Healthy sphere

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