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Close up view of the Sunseed Berry.
A Sunseed Berry, the first fruit found in Pikmin 3.
For fruits in Pikmin Bloom, see Fruit (Pikmin Bloom).

Fruits are the main collectible item in Pikmin 3. There are 66 fruits scattered around 4 of the 5 areas of the game, and collecting them is necessary to complete the game. They are the reason for Alph, Brittany, and Charlie's journey to PNF-404, as the collection of seeds from fruits is necessary to solve the worldwide hunger crisis on their home planet of Koppai.

Fruits are found in specific locations of specific areas, usually accompanied by some sort of challenge which must be completed to access them. Some fruits are split into parts, where all parts must be recovered before the fruit is recognized as collected. On top of working towards the goal of kick-starting cultivation on Koppai, the fruits are directly useful to the explorers, as they provide bottles of juice, one of which is consumed every day. If the player runs out of juice, the game is over.

In total, there are 66 fruits, belonging to 30 different types, with some of them having appeared as treasures in Pikmin 2, and all fruits later reappear as treasures in Pikmin 4, bearing the same name. There is a grand total of 98 days' worth of juice, including the three bottles the explorers keep at the start as provisions. Day 99 can be played, but the Koppaites will have no juice at the end, causing a game over. In the Ultra-Spicy difficulty in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, there is only 49 bottles worth of juice, as the amount of juice provided from each fruit is halved. Interestingly, by highlighting day 1 on the day selection menu, it'll show that at the start of that day, the explorers had 7 bottles of juice. Given that at the end of the day, there are only three bottles on the inventory, this means that when the Drake crash-landed, four of the provisions got lost.

List[edit]

Icon Name Juice Juice (Ultra-Spicy) Amount Locations Real life fruit
Astringent Clump icon.png Astringent Clump 2.0 1.0 2 Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra Grapefruit
Blonde Impostor icon.png Blonde Impostor 1.5 0.75 1 (2 parts per fruit) Twilight River Gold kiwifruit
Citrus Lump FF icon.png Citrus Lump 1.5 0.75 4 Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra, Twilight River Orange
The Fruit File icon for the Crimson Banquet. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Crimson Banquet 3.0 1.5 1 (6 parts per fruit) Tropical Wilds Watermelon
Crunchy Deluge icon.png Crunchy Deluge 2.0 1.0 1 Twilight River Asian pear
The Fruit File icon of the Cupid's Grenade. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Cupid's Grenade 0.5 0.25 3 Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra Cherry
Dapper Blob icon.png Dapper Blob 1.0 0.5 3 Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra, Twilight River Mangosteen
Dawn Pustules icon.png Dawn Pustules 1.0 0.5 2 (20 parts per fruit) Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra Green grapes
The Fruit File icon for the Delectable Bouquet. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Delectable Bouquet 1.5 0.75 2 Tropical Wilds, Twilight River Fig
Fruit File icon for the Disguised Delicacy. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Disguised Delicacy 1.5 0.75 2 (2 parts per fruit) Tropical Wilds, Distant Tundra Green kiwifruit
The Fruit File icon for the Dusk Pustules. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Dusk Pustules 1.0 0.5 3 (20 parts per fruit) Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra, Twilight River Purple grapes
Face Wrinkler icon.png Face Wrinkler 1.5 0.75 3 Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra Lemon
Fire-Breathing Feast icon.png Fire-Breathing Feast 2.5 1.25 1 Garden of Hope Dragon fruit
Fruit File icon for the Heroine's Tear. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Heroine's Tear 2.5 1.25 1 Distant Tundra Mango
The Fruit File icon for the Insect Condo. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Insect Condo 2.0 1.0 1 Twilight River Apple
The Fruit File icon for the Juicy Gaggle. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Juicy Gaggle 0.5 0.25 4 Tropical Wilds, Twilight River Raspberry
Fruit File icon for the Lesser Mock Bottom. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Lesser Mock Bottom 1.0 0.5 3 Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Twilight River Plum
Fruit File icon for the Mock Bottom. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Mock Bottom 2.0 1.0 1 Tropical Wilds Peach
The Fruit File icon for the Pocked Airhead. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Pocked Airhead 2.5 1.25 2 Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope Dekopon
The Fruit File icon for the Portable Sunset. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Portable Sunset 2.0 1.0 2 Distant Tundra, Twilight River Persimmon
Fruit File icon for the Scaly Custard. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Scaly Custard 1.5 0.75 2 Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope Avocado
Fruit File icon for the Searing Acidshock. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Searing Acidshock 1.0 0.5 4 Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Twilight River Ume
Fruit File icon for the Seed Hive. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Seed Hive 2.5 1.25 1 Twilight River Papaya
The Fruit File icon for the Slapstick Crescent. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Slapstick Crescent 2.5 1.25 1 Tropical Wilds Banana
Stellar Extrusion icon.png Stellar Extrusion 2.0 1.0 3 (2 parts per fruit) Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra Star fruit
The Fruit File icon for the Sunseed Berry. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Sunseed Berry 1.0 0.5 4 Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra Strawberry
The Fruit File icon for the Tremendous Sniffer. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Tremendous Sniffer 2.0 1.0 1 Twilight River Pear
The Fruit File icon for the Velvety Dreamdrop. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Velvety Dreamdrop 1.0 0.5 4 Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra Loquat
The Fruit File icon for the Wayward Moon. Ripped from a screenshot using GIMP, and with an outline added on top, so the quality is subjective. Wayward Moon 3.0 1.5 1 Garden of Hope Japanese melon
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. Zest Bomb 1.5 0.75 3 Tropical Wilds, Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra Lime

Golden fruit[edit]

In addition, special golden variants of some fruits can be found in the Mission Mode, Bingo Battle, and Side Stories of Pikmin 3 or Dandori Battles of Pikmin 4. They are collected for Pokos or Icon used to represent "dandori points" in Dandori Battles and Dandori Challenges. points instead of juice, and are worth several times the amount of their non-golden counterparts.

Pikmin 3
  • Golden Grenade icon.png Golden Grenade: a golden Cupid's Grenade, often several are found in groups or dropped by enemies.
  • Golden Sunseed icon.png Golden Sunseed: a golden Sunseed Berry, more valuable but less common than Golden Grenades.
Pikmin 4
  • Map icon for Golden Sniffers in Pikmin 4. Golden Sniffer: a golden Tremendous Sniffer, only spawns once per match and often in places that Oatchi and Moss cannot reach.

Juice[edit]

The collection of fruits serves more than just completing the overall goal: fruit collected is juiced at the end of the day to provide rations for the explorers. The juice is stored in bottles, and a bottle is only closed and made available if it's filled to the top. If needed, the leaders will mix juice from different fruits to fill up a bottle. After all of the fruits of the day have been juiced, the crew gets the oldest bottle and consumes it, regardless of how many people there are to feed with it. As such, the amount of juice the player has will determine the number of days left they can explore. If a day ends and there are no more bottles of juice, the player is taken to the game over screen, although they are allowed to retry from a previous day.

Different fruits provide different amounts of juice, with the lowest possible being half a cup, the maximum being 3, and the average being 1.4. The bottles have some Koppaite text on them. On the glass, there is the text 'F' in Koppaite text 'J' in Koppaite text ("FJ"), which could mean "fruit juice". On the frame, the word 'S' in Koppaite text 'U' in Koppaite text 'R' in Koppaite text 'V' in Koppaite text 'I' in Koppaite text 'V' in Koppaite text 'A' in Koppaite text 'L' in Koppaite text ("survival") can be read.

Blending[edit]

The result of mixing a Juicy Gaggle and a Zest Bomb.

When two different juices are placed on the same bottle, the resulting juice's color will end up as a blend between the two. This is purely aesthetic and affects only the color seen on the bottle. To determine the final color, the game averages the hue and value components of both the existing and the new juice. This works fine for most cases, but can have some oddities; in the case where the player collects a Juicy Gaggle and a Zest Bomb and their juices are combined, this results in the color #00FFE5, which is a vibrant blue. Although this color blend is correct, it does not look very natural; indeed, in the real world, combining raspberry and lime juice results in a grayish-brown mix.

That said, there is an exception for the first fruit of a saved game. When the player collects the first fruit, a cutscene plays showing said fruit being juiced. For unknown reasons, this cutscene affects the coloring calculations. If this fruit did not fill up a bottle, then when the player collects a second fruit, the resulting juice color will be more biased towards the first fruit collected. This can be seen easily with the aforementioned Juicy Gaggle and Zest Bomb – if the player collects one of these as their first fruit, the resulting "blue" juice will end up being greener or bluer than normal.[1]

Fruit File[edit]

A screenshot of the completed Fruit File.
Main article: KopPad.

The Fruit File is one of the options available on the KopPad. It provides information on all collected pieces of fruit, and by tapping on fruit, the player can read Brittany's Notes on it.

Piktamin U[edit]

"Piktamin U" is a vitamin that the Koppaites claim is in some fruits. Its name is a portmanteau of Pikmin and vitamin, and the "U" in the vitamin's name is a reference to the Wii U. Even the Golden Sunseed and Golden Grenade are said in Mission Mode tips to contain large amounts of Piktamin U, despite their composition.[2][3]

Treasures as fruits[edit]

Some treasures in Pikmin 2 are fruits, particularly those in the Succulent Series. Most of these returned in Pikmin 3 with the same name:

Additionally, some treasures in other series are botanically fruits, but not considered as such for culinary purposes. None return in Pikmin 3, though the Love Nugget returned in Pikmin 4.

All 30 fruits from Pikmin 3 reappear in Pikmin 4 as treasures. They have the same name as in Pikmin 3, though some have different weights.

  • Treasure Catalog icon for the Sunseed Berry. Sunseed Berry: a strawberry which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3.
  • Icon for the Cupid's Grenade, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Cupid's Grenade: a cherry which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3.
  • Icon for the Searing Acidshock, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Searing Acidshock: a Japanese apricot which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3.
  • Icon for the Velvety Dreamdrop, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Velvety Dreamdrop: a loquat which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3.
  • Icon for the Astringent Clump, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Astringent Clump: a grapefruit which now weighs 12 instead of 10.
  • Icon for the Wayward Moon, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Wayward Moon: a muskmelon which now weighs 50 instead of 20.
  • Treasure Catalog icon for the Lesser Mock Bottom. Lesser Mock Bottom: a Japanese plum which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3.
  • Icon for the Mock Bottom, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Mock Bottom: a peach which now weighs 12 instead of 10.
  • Icon for the Dawn Pustules, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Dawn Pustules: white muscat grapes which now weigh 15 instead of 20, or 1 per part.
  • Icon for the Dusk Pustules, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Dusk Pustules: purple grapes which now weigh 15 instead of 20, or 1 per part.
  • Icon for the Crimson Banquet, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Crimson Banquet: a watermelon which has now weighs 100 instead of 42, or 1, 5, 5, 8 and 15 in individual pieces.
  • Icon for the Juicy Gaggle, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Juicy Gaggle: a raspberry which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3.
  • Icon for the Zest Bomb, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Zest Bomb: a lime which now weighs 7 instead of 5.
  • Icon for the Delectable Bouquet, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Delectable Bouquet: a fig which now weighs 10 instead of 8.
  • Icon for the Portable Sunset, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Portable Sunset: a Japanese persimmon which now weighs 10 instead of 8.
  • Icon for the Tremendous Sniffer, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Tremendous Sniffer: a pear which now weighs 12 instead of 10.
  • Icon for the Crunchy Deluge, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Crunchy Deluge: an Asian pear which now weighs 12 instead of 10.
  • Icon for the Disguised Delicacy, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Disguised Delicacy: a kiwifruit which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3. (For a piece)
  • Icon for the Blonde Imposter, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Blonde Impostor: a golden kiwifruit which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3. (For a piece)
  • Icon for the Citrus Lump, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Citrus Lump: a mandarin orange which now weighs 7 instead of 5.
  • Icon for the Face Wrinkler, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Face Wrinkler: a lemon which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3.
  • Icon for the Pocked Airhead, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Pocked Airhead: a dekopon which now weighs 12 instead of 10.
  • Icon for the Insect Condo, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Insect Condo: an apple which now weighs 12 instead of 10.
  • Icon for the Dapper Blob, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Dapper Blob: a mangosteen which now weighs 5 instead of 3.
  • Icon for the Scaly Custard, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Scaly Custard: an avocado which now weighs 10 instead of 8.
  • Icon for the Seed Hive, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Seed Hive: a papaya which now weighs 12 instead of 10.
  • Icon for the Stellar Extrusion, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Stellar Extrusion: a starfruit which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3. (For a piece)
  • Icon for the Heroine's Tear, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Heroine's Tear: a mango which now weighs 12 instead of 10.
  • Icon for the Slapstick Crescent, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Slapstick Crescent: a banana which has the same weight as in Pikmin 3.
  • Treasure Catalog icon for the Fire-Breathing Feast. Fire-Breathing Feast: a dragon fruit/pitaya which now weighs 20 instead of 15.

Along with the Icon for the Love Nugget, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog. Love Nugget, which now weighs 10 instead of 20, there are 5 new treasures in the Nature's Candy Series that are botanically fruits:

Badges[edit]

In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, there are five badges the player can gain from collecting fruits:

  • Bearing Fruit: Collecting a fruit in Story Mode.
  • Fruitful Endeavor: Collecting 20 fruits in Story Mode.
  • Fruit Force: Collecting 30 fruits in Story Mode.
  • Fruit Ballad: Collecting all 66 fruits in Story Mode.
  • Efficiency Expert: Having 30 days' worth of juice reserve.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • According to Brittany's notes, Alph is allergic to both the Heroine's Tear and the Scaly Custard, although the latter is only stated in the European version.
  • Including Mission Mode and Bingo Battle, the Cupid's Grenade is the most common normal fruit in Pikmin 3, appearing 20 times. The most common golden fruit is the Golden Grenade, appearing 23 times.
  • All the fruits in Pikmin 3 appear to be fresh and undamaged, which is odd, considering some of them are buried, underwater, not growing on any plant (except a few), and even ingested by creatures. This is likely to make them more easily recognizable.
  • Next to the Sunseed Berry in the Garden of Hope along the path to the Rock Onion, an unripe strawberry on a stem can be seen to the right of the ripe fruit. While this fruit never grows, it implies that more fruit can grow on PNF-404 over time.
  • The Fruit Files for Dawn Pustules and Dusk Pustules state 20 Pikmin are needed to carry them. While there are 20 grapes to carry in each, just one Pikmin can hypothetically handle the entire task by carrying one at a time.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of France French Nourriture Food
Flag of Germany German Nahrungsquelle Source of nourishment
Flag of Italy Italian Frutti Fruit
Flag of Spain Spanish Fruta Fruit

Juice

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Italy Italian Succo Juice
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Jugo/Víveres Juice/Groceries

Piktamin U

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ピコミンU?
Pikomin U
From ピクミン (Pikmin) and ビタミン (vitamin)
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
皮他命U
Pítāmìng U
From 皮克敏 (Pikmin) and 維他命 (vitamin)
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
皮他命U
Pítāmìng U
From 皮克敏 (Pikmin) and 维他命 (vitamin)
Flag of France French Pictamine U From "Pikmin" and "vitamine" (vitamin)
Flag of Germany German Pikamin U From "Pikmin" and "Vitamin" (vitamin)
Flag of Italy Italian Pikamina U From "Pikmin" and "vitamina" (vitamin)
Flag of South Korea Korean 피타민 U
pitamin U
From 피크민 (Pikmin) and 비타민 (vitamin)
Flag of Spain Spanish Piktamina U From "Pikmin" and "vitamina" (vitamin)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YouTube video demonstrating the different outcomes for blue juice, published on September 21st, 2020, retrieved on September 23rd, 2020
  2. ^ Golden Sunseeds are packed with Piktamin U! One of these gives you Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 200!Loading screen tip in Mission Mode
  3. ^ Golden Grenades are packed with Piktamin U! One of these gives you Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 100!Loading screen tip in Mission Mode


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