Dandelion In-game icon.
Taraxacum officinale 2.png
Appears in PikminPikmin 2Pikmin 3Pikmin 4
Scientific name Taraxacum officinale
Family Dandelion
Areas The Forest of Hope, Awakening Wood, Garden of Hope
Caves Snagret Hole
Challenge Mode levels Twilight Garden, Concrete Maze, Cave of Snarls, Hidden Garden, Breeding Ground, Sniper Room, Emperor's Realm
Collect treasure! levels Shaded Garden, Shaded Garden Remix
Battle enemies! levels Garden of Hope Remix, Shaded Garden, Clockwork Chasm
Side Story levels None
Dandori Challenge levels None
2-Player Battle levels Brawl Yard
Bingo Battle levels None
Dandori Battle levels None

The following article or section is in need of assistance from someone who plays Pikmin 3.
Particularly: Find out how many days it takes for each stage of a Dandelion to grow. Also, determine if the process starts on the player's first day of the area, or if the behavior is different.

The Dandelion (タンポポ?, lit.: "Dandelion"), although an all-too-common weedy plant in the real world, is somewhat rare in the Pikmin games, appearing in only two overworld locations, one cave, and seven challenge mode levels. Dandelions are used merely for scenery and do not affect gameplay. Seeding Dandelions can also be found in the series, but only affect gameplay in Hey! Pikmin. The Dandelion is among the few organisms in the Pikmin series named after its real world counterpart.

In Pikmin 3, Dandelions evolve from each passing day from bud, to flower, to finally a Seeding Dandelion.


Olimar's notes

This perennial grows best in locations with full sun exposure. Its flowers boast countless tiny yellow petals packed together in a head. The species seems to have as many weedlike variants as petals, so more detailed research on these plants would best be left to a botanical research specialist.

Louie's notes

Young leaves are only suitable in garden salads. Use the flower to add color to your dishes.

Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

Dandelions grow like weeds in many of the world's above-ground areas, even sections that have no other foliage.

Technical informationEdit

Pikmin 2 technical information (?)
Internal name tanpopo
Global properties (List)
ID Japanese comment Property Value
s000 friction(not used) Friction 0.5
s001 wallReflection Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?) 0.5
s002 faceDirAdjust Unknown 0.25
s003 accel Acceleration 0.1
s004 bounceFactor Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?) 0.3
fp00 ライフ HP 1100
fp01 マップとの当り Unknown (related to slopes) 40
fp02 ダメージスケールXZ Horizontal damage scale 0.5
fp03 ダメージスケールY Vertical damage scale 0.5
fp04 ダメージフレーム Damage scale duration 0.35
fp05 質量 Unknown (weight?) 0.1
fp06 速度 Move speed 50
fp08 回転速度率 Rotation acceleration 0.2
fp09 テリトリー Territory radius 25
fp10 ホーム範囲 "Home" radius 30
fp11 プライベート距離 "Private" radius 70
fp12 視界距離 Sight radius 500
fp13 視界角度 FOV 90
fp14 探索距離 Unknown (exploration radius?) 500
fp15 探索角度 Unknown (exploration angle?) 120
fp16 振り払い率 Successful shake rate 1
fp17 振り払い力 Shake knockback 200
fp18 振り払いダメージ Shake damage 0
fp19 振り払い範囲 Shake range 30
fp20 攻撃可能範囲 Unknown (shock attack max range?) 80
fp21 攻撃可能角度 Unknown (shock attack max angle?) 50
fp22 攻撃ヒット範囲 Unknown (attack hit range?) 80
fp23 攻撃ヒット角度 Unknown (attack hit angle?) 50
fp24 攻撃力 Attack damage 10
fp25 視界高 Unknown (height visibility?) 50
fp26 探索高 Unknown (exploration height?) 50
fp27 ライフの高さ HP wheel height 80
fp28 回転最大速度 Rotation speed 8
fp29 警戒時間 Unknown (warning time?) 15
fp30 警戒ライフ Unknown 30
fp31 ライフ回復率 Regeneration rate 0.0001
fp32 LOD半径 Off-camera radius 55
fp33 マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定 Collision processing radius 40
fp34 ピクミンとのあたり Pikmin damage radius 40
fp35 石化時間 Petrification duration 1
fp36 ヒップドロップダメージ Purple Pikmin drop damage N/A
fp37 地震気絶確立 Purple Pikmin stun chance N/A
fp38 地震気絶時間 Purple Pikmin stun time N/A
ip01 振り払い打撃A Shake mode 1 – hit count 6
ip02 振り払い張付1 Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement 5
ip03 振り払い打撃B Shake mode 2 – hit count 12
ip04 振り払い張付2 Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement 10
ip05 振り払い打撃C Shake mode 3 – hit count 17
ip06 振り払い張付3 Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement 20
ip07 振り払い打撃D Shake mode 4 – hit count 22
Specific properties

Other informationEdit

  • Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #62


See more: Dandelion family#Naming.
  • Common name: Dandelion.
  • Japanese nickname: タンポポ?, lit.: "Dandelion".
  • Japanese name: カンサイタンポポ?. It is the Japanese name of Taraxacum japonicum, a real life species of dandelion.
  • Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale. It is the scientific name of the common dandelion.
  • Internal names: Unknown.
  • Prerelease: None.

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning Notes
  Japanese タンポポ?
  French (NoA) Pissenlit Dandelion Pissenlits are also called "Dent-de-lion" in French (similar to the name of the plant in other languages).
  French (NoE) Pissenlit Dandelion Pissenlits are also called "Dent-de-lion" in French (similar to the name of the plant in other languages).
  German Löwenzahn Dandelion
  Spanish Diente de león Dandelion



Pikmin 2Edit

Pikmin 3Edit

Pikmin 4Edit



The Dandelion is the only plant in the English release of Pikmin 2 to have the scientific name of a real plant, although it refers to a slightly different plant.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit