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Candypop family

The candypop family is a family of plants in the Pikmin series. Initially, the family consisted only of Candypop Buds, but from Pikmin 4 onward, other important gameplay plants were identified as being part of the family as well.

MembersEdit

Candypop BudEdit

Main article: Candypop Bud.

Scientific name: Flora expellus

When Pikmin are tossed into a Candypop Bud, Pikmin of the same color are shot back out, allowing Pikmin to be converted between types. There are 8 colors of Candypop Bud, each corresponding to a type of Pikmin. (In Pikmin 2, different colors of Candypop Buds are considered different species, while in Pikmin, Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4, all colors are considered the same species.)

Crimson Candypop BudEdit

Main article: Crimson Candypop Bud.

Scientific name: Flora rufusia

Crimson Candypop Buds produce Red Pikmin seeds. This name is only used in Pikmin 2.

FlarlicEdit

Main article: Flarlic.

Scientific name: Bulbus lillium

A Flarlic resembles a colorless Onion. If carried to the Onion, 10 more Pikmin will be allowed out in the field, unless the limit of 100 has already been reached.

Golden Candypop BudEdit

Main article: Golden Candypop Bud.

Scientific name: Flora aurumia

Golden Candypop Buds produce Yellow Pikmin seeds. This name is only used in Pikmin 2.

Ivory Candypop BudEdit

Main article: Ivory Candypop Bud.

Scientific name: Flora niveus

Ivory Candypop Buds produce White Pikmin seeds. This name is only used in Pikmin 2, where this species is the only way of obtaining White Pikmin.

Lapis Lazuli Candypop BudEdit

Main article: Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud.

Scientific name: Flora cobaltium

Lapis Lazuli Candypop Buds produce Blue Pikmin seeds. This name is only used in Pikmin 2.

OnionEdit

Main article: Onion.

Scientific name: Lillium pikminporta

Onions are large and round life forms that act as nests for the Pikmin. They allow leaders to store and retrieve Pikmin, as well as spitting out new Pikmin seeds. Additionally, starting in Pikmin 3, Onions of different types are capable of merging together.

Queen Candypop BudEdit

Main article: Queen Candypop Bud.

Scientific name: Flora regina

Queen Candypop Buds are unique in the Candypop family. Their petals are white with colored spots which cycle between red, yellow, and blue. When a Pikmin of any type is tossed in, 9 seeds which match the color of the spots are ejected, giving players an eight-Pikmin gain. After the seeds are ejected, the Queen Candypop Bud wilts. These flowers are generally found in rest sublevels of caves, to let the player increase their Pikmin population. They only appear in Pikmin 2.

Violet Candypop BudEdit

Main article: Violet Candypop Bud.

Scientific name: Flora puniceus

Violet Candypop Buds produce Purple Pikmin seeds. This name is only used in Pikmin 2, where this species is the only way of obtaining Purple Pikmin.

NamingEdit

The family's name is the combination of the words "candy", given their intense colors, and "pop", referring to the way Candypop Buds spit out Pikmin seeds.

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
  Japanese ポンガシグサ科?
Pongashi gusa ka
Puffed grain weed family
  French fleurs cracheuses Spitter flowers
  German Königinblumen Queen flowers
  Portuguese Antocuspeáceas

See alsoEdit