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Winged Pikmin

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Winged Pikmin In-game icon.
A Winged Pikmin from Pikmin 4 (reused from Hey! Pikmin).
Scientific name Pikminidae volarosa
Family Pikmin
Resistance Crush (partially) Abyss (partially)
Attack strength Below average(?)
Mobility Average
Throw Pikmin 3 icon.png:  Average
Game icon for Pikmin 4 articles, from the September 13th, 2022 Nintendo Direct.:  Above Average
Digging speed Pikmin 3 icon.png:  Below average
Game icon for Pikmin 4 articles, from the September 13th, 2022 Nintendo Direct.:  Average
Carrying capacity 1
Pikmin 4 Piklopedia number 117
Voice actor Atsuko Asahi[1]

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Winged Pikmin (羽ピクミン?) are a Pikmin type that appear in Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4, Hey! Pikmin, and Pikmin Bloom, with the special ability of flight. They are pink with large blue eyes, their bodies are striped in darker pink, and they have lavender buds and flowers like Rock Pikmin. Their name comes from the transparent wings on their backs, which allow them to be airborne most of the time. This is particularly useful in combat and while carrying. Like other main Pikmin types, they are produced in an Onion and appear in all of the game's modes.

Traits and abilities[edit]

An early screenshot of Winged Pikmin carrying pink pellets above water.
Winged Pikmin carrying some pink pellets over water.

As their name implies, Winged Pikmin are capable of flight, and are constantly airborne. Winged Pikmin can also carry objects into the air, enabling them to take shortcuts, but they carry objects slower than other Pikmin types in Pikmin 3 and its re-release when there are over 66 Pikmin on the field. Winged Pikmin behave differently when they carry objects alongside other Pikmin.

Due to their constant airborne status, they can follow leaders more smoothly, as they can fly over obtrusions on the terrain, over water, or over pits. There are a few disadvantages, however. It's harder for them to take down small Pellet Posies (but still possible, with careful aim[2] or by throwing from below), and if their leader is underwater they cannot be thrown at all. They are also weaker than other Pikmin types in terms of attack power, but the fact that they can fly makes fighting airborne enemies and targeting specific weak points in larger enemies more convenient. Contrary to popular belief, Winged Pikmin do not cause more damage to flying enemies.

Interestingly, Winged Pikmin cannot be crushed, except by the crystal cubes released from the final boss. Whenever they get hit by an attack that would crush regular Pikmin, Winged Pikmin are merely thrown backward.[3]

It's possible for a Winged Pikmin to walk on the ground like any other Pikmin instead of flying. This can happen while building a bridge, digging, drinking nectar, going back to the Onion, pushing an obstacle such as an iron ball, attacking a gate, after being thrown away by an attack (if they are not called back and can't find an enemy to attack), after being inked or set ablaze (they will either fly or run), or when rescued from drowning (if the player whistles the Pikmin, it will fly, but if the Pikmin manages to escape alone, it will set foot on ground). They will also set foot on the ground after sliding or using a geyser (in which case they will stay on the ground until their leader moves).

In Hey! Pikmin, Winged Pikmin behave similarly to Pikmin 3 but have the new ability to carry Olimar until he hits the ground if he falls from a certain distance, similar to gliding. Whilst Olimar is being carried, holding down on 3DS Stick.png allows him to descend faster, and upwards will make him perform a short hop, increasing the amount of air time. The left and right walking commands are the same while gliding and don't have any perks. Certain areas have a "wind effect" which pushes Olimar in the direction the wind is blowing; using a short hop allows the player to get slightly more height depending on which direction the wind blows. Notably Winged Pikmin also fly straight to the point the player taps on the screen without arching like other Pikmin.

In Pikmin 4, Winged Pikmin appear with a visibly unchanged behavior from Pikmin 3. However, they are now more vulnerable to crushing hazards, are thrown slightly higher than most other types besides Yellow Pikmin and have noticibly improved targeting of enemies in combat, especially those with specific weak points. Newly introduced ground-based hazards such as Sticky mold and Mud can be safely ignored by Winged Pikmin, even though this is not necessarily a new inherent ability and is simply related to their flight. Grounded hostiles who attempt to steal carryable items like Breadbugs, Dogs and enemy Glow Pikmin in Dandori Battle will also be unable to attempt to steal a flying item. However, their shortcuts are notably much less ambitious than they used to be, mainly only carrying over small gaps and ledges Oatchi can jump over, potentially to allow White Pikmin to better compete with them. Winged Pikmin can still remain active over the water, but they can no longer be charged while the player is submerged, although the effects of dismissing and the Lineup Trumpet still remain viable means of commanding them in these situations.

In Pikmin 3[edit]

Discovery[edit]

The Winged Onion trapped in an Arachnode's web.
The Winged Onion trapped in the Arachnode's web.

Winged Pikmin are discovered in the Twilight River. Across a river from where the leaders land is an Arachnode web, with a Winged Onion trapped in it. Scattered across the area are blue fragments for a large blue bridge, which leads to the opposite shore. Destroying the Arachnode that owns the trap will free the Winged Onion from its grasp. After doing so, it will release a single Winged Pikmin seed, allowing more Pikmin to be propagated. The ideal way to do this is with the flukeweeds in the Onion's site, and through Pellet Posies on the other sides of small ponds, which both demonstrate the Pikmin's ability to fly. The Winged Pikmin are later used in the area to allow lily pads to flow to the second half of the area. As with other Onions, the Winged Onion merges with the main Onion at the end of the day.

Required uses[edit]

The following tasks require Winged Pikmin to complete, and there are no glitches or exploits that allow other Pikmin types to do so.

Recommended uses[edit]

Winged Pikmin are recommended for the following tasks, but are not strictly required.

  • Fruits
  • Enemies
    • Icon for the Burrowing Snagret, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Piklopedia. Burrowing Snagret: Although any Pikmin type can be used to defeat Burrowing Snagrets, Winged Pikmin are the only type that can charge at its head, and by charging at it with a large number of Winged Pikmin, it can be defeated in a few seconds.
    • Icon for the Flighty Joustmite, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Piklopedia. Flighty Joustmite: When airborne, charging Winged Pikmin at it will send it crashing to the ground.
    • Icon for the Scornet, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Piklopedia. Scornet: Winged Pikmin can most easily reach a swarm and take each Scornet out, sometimes before the swarm can even attack.
    • Icon for the Scornet Maestro, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Piklopedia. Scornet Maestro: Winged Pikmin are needed to ground the creature, although it can be defeated by Rock Pikmin, as they can damage it while it's airborne, whereas all other Pikmin types get shaken off.

Carrying properties[edit]

Main article: Winged Pikmin carrying properties.

Because carrier Winged Pikmin are in constant flight, they have unique carrying properties that differ from the other Pikmin types.

When carrying an object, Winged Pikmin will fly with it through the air, making it difficult to call them back with the ground whistle. Instead, they must be called by holding Wiimote B.png / WiiU ZR.png / WiiUPC R.png, which will eventually summon a cylindrical beam of light that will call the Winged Pikmin, or by simpling whistling while aiming at the object they are carrying. As stated, Winged Pikmin are capable of flying over obstacles, but are considerably slow whilst carrying if there are more than 66 Pikmin on the field. This can cause traffic in groups of Pikmin trying to return spoils to base, as Winged Pikmin slowly carrying an object in the front of the line will cause the rest of the Pikmin to get held up behind them.

If multiple types of Pikmin are carrying something that a Winged Pikmin is also carrying, the Winged Pikmin will carry it closer to the ground and will not fly with it. However, if the number of Winged Pikmin carrying is the number of Pikmin required to lift the object, they will lift it into the air, causing any ground-based Pikmin trying to carry the object to let go or to cling on for a few seconds before falling off.

Due to this behavior, and combined with the fact that idle Pikmin are prone to assisting nearby Pikmin who are carrying an item, idle Winged Pikmin are known to "steal" spoils from other types of Pikmin by unintentionally snatching them away from the other Pikmin as they try to fly with it.

In Pikmin 4, these traits have been changed significantly. For example, Winged Pikmin no longer come at a speed disadvantage and carry at the same speed as most pikmin. They will also no longer "steal" items as easily, as they will politely allow other pikmin types to keep on carrying an item and sit idle if one is being carried nearby. On top of this, they will now always add speed to a carried item same as any other pikmin, unlike in Pikmin 3 where there were situations Winged Pikmin carrying an item would not contribute to the carry speed.

In Pikmin 4[edit]

In Pikmin 4, Winged Pikmin can be found as early as the Below-Grade Discotheque in Serene Shores. Their onion, however, is found far within the final area: The Primordial Thicket.

Near-Required uses[edit]

While no treasure or obstacle require Winged Pikmin, there are several uses they are highly recommended for, as they can only be bypassed through glitches and exploits without them.

Reccomended uses[edit]

These treasures or obstacles do not necessarily require Winged Pikmin, but the resources or time spent to use any other type can be extreme or otherwise cumbersome.

  • Treasure Catalog icon for the Skin of the Phoenix. Skin of the Phoenix (The Mud Pit): This treasure is found submerged in a Bottomless Swamp, it is physically impossible for any type besides Winged Pikmin to grab onto it in this state. To forgo using them, the mud can be frozen using 100 Ice Pikmin, the treasure then must be slowly pushed out of the Swamp using Oatchi's Rush several times, either from the ice or from the bridge.
  • Icon for the Sweat-Soaked Blue Bird, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Sweat-Soaked Blue Bird (The Mud Pit): Ditto.

In Hey! Pikmin[edit]

Winged Pikmin are first encountered in Fragrant Forest. During exploration, their flying ability allows them to follow Olimar in places that only he can reach with a jetpack, and in Pikmin Park, they can remove rubble that the other types cannot reach.

In Pikmin Bloom[edit]

In Pikmin Bloom, Winged Pikmin are the sixth Pikmin type unlocked, at level 10. Their seedlings require a minimum of 5 carrying strength to be retrieved, along with 5000 steps to grow. In expeditions, they have a carrying strength of 1 and a time modifier of 0.2 when only Winged Pikmin are used and 1 otherwise. In mushroom battles, they have a base attack power of 2.

Notes[edit]

Dalmo's Notes[edit]

These peculiar little fliers look like they're wearing goggles. Don't be put off by their odd appearance though. Places that seem like dead ends, such as treacherous roads, lakes, swamps, and sheer cliffs, are nothing to them when they're not carrying anything. With a few flaps of their tiny wings they flit through the air like fierce fairies.

Olimar's Notes[edit]

The wings on the back of this flying Pikmin species closely resemble the wings you would find on a flying creature. It's possible that an ancient Winged Onion somehow absorbed a flying creature's DNA, which then resulted in the precursor to the Winged Pikmin transforming into the species we recognize today. If this theory is correct, then Onions might also be serving the role of messenger, transmitting new traits and characteristics to their Pikmin.

Louie's Notes[edit]

I once had a dream that I was abducted by a winged specimen...

Hey! Pikmin logs[edit]

Those wings aren’t just for show! They can follow me even when I hover, or help me if I fall off tall places. I do worry about how much power this gives them. What if they decided to let go? No, no, Olimar… stay positive…

Pikmin Bloom description[edit]

Winged Pikmin have large eyes, a striped belly, and most importantly, wings! They can fly from place to place quickly, but they’re not very strong.

Pikmin Garden[edit]

Text

水色メガネの丸い顔した、桃色のピクミン。背中に1対の羽があり空中を自在に飛び回ることができるが、その引き換えに体格は小柄で軽く攻撃力は弱い。

特徴 その1 空を飛ぶ

羽を持ち、空を飛べる唯一のピクミン。

特徴 その2 たたく力は弱い

体が小さく、たたく力は弱いが、ふり払われてもあきらめずに獲物に向かい続ける。

Translation

A pink Pikmin with a round face and light blue glasses. It has a pair of wings on its back that allow it to fly freely in the air, but in exchange it is small and light, and its attack power is weak.

Feature #1: Flying

It is the only Pikmin that has wings and can fly.

Feature #2: Weak striking power

It is small and its striking power is weak, but it does not give up and continues to face its prey even if it is shaken off.

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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Winged Pikmin appear in Smash 4 and Ultimate as part of Olimar's up special, Winged Pikmin. This is Olimar's main recovery method, and when used, two Winged Pikmin instantly spawn and grab Olimar, carrying him upwards. Olimar will also carry any Pikmin that were in his party prior to the start of the move, but the more Pikmin that are being carried, the harder the Winged Pikmin have to fly, and the less distance they cover before giving up. Winged Pikmin also appear in both versions of Smash 4 as a trophy.

3DS trophy
The trophy for Winged Pikmin in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, showing 2 Pikmin around a Juicy Gaggle. US version icon.png US description:
These pink Pikmin have big, blue eyes and nice wings to help them fly. In Smash Bros., they show up to carry Olimar and friends through the air. However, how high and far they can fly is affected by how many friends they have to carry. More Pikmin will weigh them down.
European version icon.png EU description:
This particular type of Pikmin has a pink body, blue eyes and...wings? Yep, they can fly, and in this game, they can even give Olimar a lift. The only thing is they'll get tired very easily, especially if they're carrying lots of other Pikmin at the same time. Go easy on them, OK?
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
Wii U trophy
The trophy for Winged Pikmin in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, showing 2 Pikmin around a Juicy Gaggle. US version icon.png US description:

These pink Pikmin have big, blue eyes and nice wings to help them fly. In Smash Bros., they show up to carry Olimar and friends through the air. However, how high and far they can fly is affected by how many friends they have to carry. More Pikmin will weigh them down.
Appears in:

The icon for the Wii U. Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version icon.png EU description:

This particular type of Pikmin has a pink body, blue eyes and...wings? Yep, they can fly, and in this game, they can even give Olimar a lift. The only thing is they'll get tired very easily, especially if they're carrying lots of other Pikmin at the same time. Go easy on them, OK?
Related Games

The icon for the Wii U. Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Attack strength 5
Carrying strength 1
Running speed Unknown
Digging speed ≈0.5× the norm
Pikmin 4 technical information (?)
Attack strength 5
Carrying strength 1
Running speed 140 leaf, 170 bud, 200 flower, 220 spicy
Digging speed ≈1× the norm
Hey! Pikmin technical information (?)
Attack strength 1× the norm (exact value unknown)
Carrying strength 1
Pikmin Bloom technical information (?)
Base attack strength 2
Carrying strength 1
Expedition time modifier 0.2 when they are the only type on the expedition; 1 otherwise

Naming[edit]

See more: Pikmin family#Naming.
  • Common name: Winged Pikmin.
  • Japanese nickname: 羽ピクミン?, lit.: "Wing Pikmin".
  • Japanese name: モモイロトビピクミン?, lit.: "Pink Flying Pikmin".[4]
  • Scientific name: Pikminidae volarosa.[5] volarosa is a combination of volāre and rosa, Latin for "to fly" and "rose", respectively.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese 羽ピクミン?
Hane Pikumin
Wing Pikmin
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
羽翅皮克敏
Yǔchì Píkèmǐn
Wing Pikmin
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
羽翅皮克敏
Yǔchì Píkèmǐn
Wing Pikmin
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Gevleugelde Pikmin Winged Pikmin
Flag of France French Pikmin ailé Winged Pikmin
Flag of Germany German Flügel-Pikmin Wing-Pikmin
Flag of Italy Italian Pikmin alato Winged Pikmin
Flag of South Korea Korean 날개피크민
Nalgae-Pikeumin
Wing Pikmin
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Pikmin alado Winged Pikmin
Flag of Spain Spanish Pikmin alado Winged Pikmin
Flag of Russia Russian Крылатый пикмин
Krylatyy pikmin
Winged Pikmin
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Okřídlený Pikmin Winged Pikmin Name taken from Hey! Pikmin launch trailer
Flag of Denmark Danish Bevinget Pikmin Winged Pikmin Name taken from Nintendo's official website
Flag of Finland Finnish Siivekäs Pikmin Winged Pikmin Name taken from Nintendo's official website
Flag of Israel Hebrew פיקמין מכונפים
Pikmin Mkhonpim
Wing Pikmin Used in official media[6]
Flag of Hungary Hungarian Szárnyas Pikmin
Repülő Pikmin
Winged Pikmin Name taken from Nintendo's official website
Flag of Norway Norwegian Flygende Pikmin Flying Pikmin Name taken from Nintendo's official website
Flag of Sweden Swedish Bevingad Pikmin Winged Pikmin Name taken from Nintendo's official website

Gallery[edit]

Pikmin 3[edit]

Pikmin 4[edit]

Hey! Pikmin[edit]

Pikmin Bloom[edit]

Other[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Winged Pikmin have dark stripes on their bodies which make them resemble bees. This color pattern makes their bodies non-monochromatic, a trait uncommon in most Pikmin types.
  • Winged Pikmin are internally labeled piki_p3_orange.[7] This heavily implies Winged Pikmin were originally planned to be orange. Something similar can be seen with Pikmin 2 and the early Bulborbs.
  • If Winged Pikmin are dismissed over an abyss, they raise up a bit before finally becoming idle. They can be whistled back and re-dismissed to raise continuously higher, to the point where the whistle cannot reach them any more.[8]
  • It's actually possible for a Sputtlefish to ink a Winged Pikmin in the Garden of Hope. This is unlikely to occur in normal gameplay, though it's not a glitch.[9]
  • Using a sequence break, it's possible to unlock Winged Pikmin without building the bridge to their Onion. If, however, Winged Pikmin are told to construct this bridge, they will not take a path in the air, but instead will take the same path as the other Pikmin types, and so they will walk instead of flying.[10] Finally, this can also happen if the main bridges in the Distant Tundra were skipped.[11]
  • To help advertise Pikmin 3, Nintendo of Canada participated in the 2013 Red Bull Flugtag event, with some representatives dressed in Pikmin and leader suits riding a Winged Pikmin aircraft.[12] The aircraft didn't hover much and dipped right away, awarding the participants a total score of 16.24.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YouTube video of the sound test in the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  2. ^ YouTube video demonstrating how Winged Pikmin can still take down Pellet Posies
  3. ^ YouTube video demonstrating how Winged Pikmin cannot get crushed, except against the Plasm Wraith
  4. ^ Japanese "Pikmin Garden" website Piklopedia on Nintendo, retrieved on June 22nd, 2023
  5. ^ Japanese "Pikmin Garden" website Piklopedia on Nintendo, retrieved on June 22nd, 2023
  6. ^ פיקמין 3 דלוקס - טריילר בעברית on Nintendo Israel's official YouTube account
  7. ^ Imgur image showing the sub-model names for the Pikmin models on {{{3}}}
  8. ^ YouTube video showing Winged Pikmin rising as they get dismissed over a bottomless pit
  9. ^ YouTube video showing how a Sputtlefish can poison a Winged Pikmin.
  10. ^ YouTube video showing Winged Pikmin walking instead of flying in the Twilight River.
  11. ^ YouTube video showing Winged Pikmin walking in the Distant Tundra.
  12. ^ Winged Pikmin aircraft to fly at Red Bull Flugtag Ottawa-Gatineau on Polygon, published on July 22nd, 2013, retrieved on September 13th, 2017
  13. ^ YouTube video of the Winged Pikmin aircraft on Red Bull Flugtag 2013


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