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Music in Pikmin Bloom

Most moments of Pikmin Bloom have background music providing an accompaniment to the gameplay. This article lists each piece of music that appears in the game.

List of musicEdit

Main theme
Main theme
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Internal name bgm_main.wav

This theme plays when there isn't another theme to play, which includes the main menu and the map screen. The theme is very sparse, consisting of 4 chords that play for 15 seconds each. Each chord is made up of a mix of high notes on sustained piano, xylophone, and pad synthesizer, playing at random-sounding times, before the chord is left to fade until the next one. Some note sequences are similar to main Pikmin motif. The calm and open style of this theme sets an effective backdrop to the peaceful nature of the map and the game as a whole.

Flower Planting
Flower Planting
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Internal name bgm_flowerplanting.wav

This theme replaces the main theme when flower planting is activated, and also overrides other music tracks. Its incredibly joyful nature matches the joy of the player's Mii while planting flowers, and it does this through a high-pitched ensemble of piano, mallet percussion, woodwinds, and harp, playing simple melodies over mostly major chords, in an overall rather varied piece of music.

Lifelog
Lifelog
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays in the group of menu screens that the Lifelog is included in. A guitar and a raindrop synthesizer play a short and sustained melody over each chord, with the large space between these melodies filled by the slow swells of a pad synthesizer. The resulting theme is calm and reflective.

Daily Lookback
Daily Lookback
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays during a daily lookback and when the player receives items after leveling up. It is a remixed version of the area results theme from Hey! Pikmin. On top of a steady beat and a base layer of rising and falling arpeggios, various layers are added and removed on top, including a groovy bassline and a high-pitched synth melody.

Weekly Lookback
Weekly Lookback
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays during a weekly lookback. It is a remix of the Daily Lookback theme. It features the same chord progressions, but the main melody is different and played on an acoustic guitar, and features three distinct sections.

Badges
Badges
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays when viewing information about badges. It is a re-arrangement of the Sweltering Parchlands area selection theme from Hey! Pikmin, with the leading piano replaced with bells and the background synth removed. This theme has a celebratory melody to congratulate the player on the achievements they've made, but it is undermined by a mellow set of tone colors, reminding the player that is always more to do.

Shop
Shop
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Internal name bgm_shop_intro.wav
bgm_shop_loop.wav

This theme plays in the shop. It has a very ambiguous sense of time, with percussive patterns of different lengths playing together to create a complex texture, and it is not clear where the downbeat is. The harmony in contrast is very simple and major, moving between F and B-flat chords.

Garden
Garden
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays in the Garden screen where Pikmin can be fed nectar. Its main melody is based on the main Pikmin motif, played on a percussive cowbell-like instrument. It sits on top of a layer of light drums, and during parts of the loop, a simple bassline and piano part add some simple harmony.

Planter Pack
Planter Pack
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays when viewing the Planter Pack. A groovy electronic bassline plays throughout the piece, providing a strong layer that various electronic ostinatos and percussion layers can play on top. A melody is formed incidentally by the interactions of the other parts. The overall atmosphere of the piece is digital and anticipatory.

Expedition
Expedition
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays when an expedition is started and when viewing Pikmin on an expedition. This exciting piece captures the adventurous nature of the Pikmin on the expedition with a catchy steel-stringed guitar and bass riff that plays a simple pattern around the F chord throughout the song. On top of this are various short melodies played on a banjo or another guitar, featuring plenty of chromatic approaches and slides. The overall style is similar to bluegrass.

Mushroom Battle
Mushroom Battle
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays during a mushroom battle. It is based on the expedition theme, featuring a similar guitar and bass part, though additional instruments are added and the melody is different. It also changes chords more significantly, creating a blues-like progression. Parts of the piece feature chromatically ascending chords to build tension.

Event Mushroom Battle Theme
Event Mushroom Battle Theme
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays during a mushroom battle with an event mushroom.

Mushroom Battle Results
Mushroom Battle Results
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays after a mushroom battle is completed. It is in the same tempo and key as the main Mushroom Battle theme, but is a much shorter loop with a mostly electronic instrumentation, featuring triumphant trumpets.

Weekly Challenge Preview
Weekly Challenge Preview
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays when viewing information about a weekly challenge before joining it. It is a more minimal version of the main weekly challenge theme.

Weekly Challenge
Weekly Challenge
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays when viewing an in-progress weekly challenge. It features a simple whistled melody over a major chord progression, accompanied by some varied percussion. After some time, there is a second section with a guitar solo.

Weekly Challenge Results
Weekly Challenge Results
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays when viewing information when a weekly challenge is completed or when it ends automatically at the end of the week. It is based on the main weekly challenge theme.

Event Challenge (Monthly Mission)
Event Challenge (Monthly Mission)
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Internal name Unknown

This track plays when viewing the Roulette Wheel in the Event Challenges Tab.

Star Challenge Preview
Star Challenge Preview
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays when viewing information about a star challenge before joining it. It is the same as the Weekly Challenge Preview theme, but features a new glockenspiel layer.

Star Challenge
Star Challenge
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays when viewing an in-progress star challenge. It is the same as the Weekly Challenge theme, but features a new glockenspiel layer, and a new celebratory horn layer.

Tutorial
Tutorial
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Internal name Unknown

This theme plays in the first part of the tutorial. It is a slow waltz featuring an accordion playing the main part, along with some soft synthesizers, a guitar, and some ambient percussion. The piece is tranquil and mysterious, fitting for the introduction of the Pikmin.

HistoryEdit

The following changes have been made to the soundtrack over time:

Update or date Changes
36.0
37.0
  • Reverted the expedition theme to a version similar to the original, while still having slight changes to the guitar tone.
44.0
47.1
  • Removed a variant of the Mushroom Battle theme that played when opening an in-progress mushroom battle. It was based on the main mushroom battle theme, but replaced the steel-stringed guitar with a softer banjo, and didn't include a solo section, among other small differences.
October 24th, 2022
  • Added the Halloween Mushroom Battle theme. Its chord progression was similar to the main mushroom battle theme, but its instrumentation was radically different, being played by an orchestra. The melodies were slightly spooky-sounding, to fit the theme of Halloween.
November 1st, 2022
  • Removed the Halloween Mushroom Battle theme, as all Halloween mushrooms disappeared on this date.
December 14th, 2022
61.0
62.1
March 17th, 2023
  • Added the Green Mushroom Battle theme. It was based on the main mushroom battle theme, but had fiddles added and some melodies changed.
April 1st, 2023
  • Removed the Green Mushroom Battle theme, as all Green mushrooms disappeared on this date.
August 26th, 2023
September 10th, 2023
  • Removed the Green Mushroom Battle theme, as all Mystery mushrooms disappeared on this date.
October 6th, 2023
October 14th, 2023, October 21st, 2023, October 28th, 2023
  • Added the Halloween Main theme. It featured the same melodies and chord progressions as the Halloween Mushroom Battle theme, but was simpler and somewhat similar to the normal map theme.
  • Added the Night Garden theme. It was based on the Garden theme, but had more relaxing instrumentation, with acoustic guitar, bass, pizzicato, and much more. It also had a filter that made it sound much more ethereal.
October 16th, 2023, October 23rd, 2023, October 30th, 2023
  • Removed both the Halloween Main Theme and Night Garden theme, as they both only appeared on weekends during the event.
October 31st, 2023
  • Removed the Halloween Mushroom Battle theme, as all Halloween mushrooms disappeared on this date.
January 1st, 2024
January 28th, 2024
  • Removed the Green Mushroom Battle theme, as all Mystery mushrooms disappeared on this date.
February 1st, 2024