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Zest Bomb

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Zest Bomb Icon used to represent the fruit on the wiki.
A Zest Bomb.
Juice amount 1.5 (0.75 in Ultra-Spicy mode)
Mission Mode value Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 70
Weight 5
Max carriers 10 (normally)
Locations Garden of Hope, Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra
Mission Mode locations Thirsty Desert Remix, Fortress of Festivity
Bingo Battle locations None
Side Stories locations River

The Zest Bomb (カボストニタリヨタリ?, lit.: "Just Like a Kabosu") is a fruit in Pikmin 3, and is a lime. In Story Mode, it gives 1 and a half bottles of juice (three-fourths in Ultra-Spicy mode). The Zest Bomb can be found in the Tropical Wilds, the Garden of Hope, and the Distant Tundra. The fruit is also seen several times throughout Mission Mode and the Side Stories, and will give 70 Pokos if returned to the SPERO. They also appear as items in certain Bingo Battle stages, where they function like any ordinary item.

Collecting the fruit[edit]

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The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

Tropical Wilds[edit]

A map of the Tropical Wilds 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 Zest Bomb. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective.
Location of the Zest Bomb in the Tropical Wilds.
See also: Peckish Aristocrab strategy.

The Zest Bomb in the Tropical Wilds is held inside a Peckish Aristocrab located in the large, shallow body of water filled with Yellow Wollywogs in the northern part of the area. Killing the Aristocrab gives the fruit. Since the crab is usually in the water, it is recommended to defeat it with bomb rocks, as Rock Pikmin cannot traverse through the water. Although Winged Pikmin or Blue Pikmin will usually be needed to retrieve the fruit, the Aristocrab can be lured far enough out of the water to drop it on dry land once it dies.

Garden of Hope[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 Zest Bomb. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective.
Location of the Zest Bomb in the Garden of Hope.

In the Garden of Hope, there is a segment on the side with two sets of elevator platforms. The first set is rather simple, and the Zest Bomb is on a plateau near the platforms. To obtain it, first throw a Pikmin onto one of the two platforms, weighing it down. Next, throw a leader and five Pikmin onto the lower platform. On the opposite platform, throw at least 7 Pikmin on it to rise the other leader up. Switch to the other leader, and the fruit will be easily reachable.

Distant Tundra[edit]

A map of the Distant Tundra 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 Zest Bomb. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective.
Location of the Zest Bomb in the Distant Tundra.

The Zest Bomb in the Distant Tundra is within reach from the landing site, but it is recommended that you have rescued Charlie before collecting it. Throw 2 leaders over to the plateau next to the Dodge Whistle. To the far left of the cliff is a Bouncy Mushroom. Throw a leader and a good amount of Yellow Pikmin onto it. Afterwards, the leader will be on another plateau near the landing site with 2 Bearded Amprats and a Citrus Lump. Kill the enemies and proceed to have the Pikmin work on assembling a slope with the nearby stack of hay. Now, with the slope complete, the fruit is able to be reached, by following a narrow path between a wall and a small cliff. An Arctic Cannon Larva will shoot snowballs along this path, so use the alcoves to the left for safety. At the end lies the Zest Bomb encased in a crystal. Destroy it with Rock Pikmin to access the fruit. Alternatively, if you have not rescued Charlie, Rock Pikmin can be thrown from the ledge below, but this is an unreliable method.

Notes

Brittany's notes

This one's sour but smells really nice. I wonder if the juice would work as a deodorant? I also wonder if we can spare a little for the experiment? Finally, I wonder if the captain would notice if I doused him in it while his back was turned?

Technical information[edit]

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name lime
Juice 1.5
Juice color
(150, 255, 0, 255)
Mission Mode points 70
"Size"? 3

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

The result of combining Juicy Gaggle and Zest Bomb juice.
  • If the player obtains a Zest Bomb and a Juicy Gaggle consecutively such that both juices are combined into the same bottle, the resulting combination will be an odd cyan color, as explained here.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese カボストニタリヨタリ?
Kabosutonitariyotari
Just Like a Kabosu, kabosu is a kind of specific green citrus fruit produced in limited sub-tropical areas of Japan.
Flag of China Chinese
(traditional)
酷似初戀滋味 Just like The Face Wrinkler
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
酷似初恋滋味 Just like The Face Wrinkler
Flag of France French Grimacier aigri Soured grimace maker
Flag of Germany German Bitterbombe Bitterbomb
Flag of Italy Italian Deodorfrutto Deodorant fruit
Flag of South Korea Korean 봄빛담은열매
bombichdam-eun-yeolmae
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Entusiasmo verde Green enthusiasm

See also[edit]