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Slapstick Crescent

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Slapstick Crescent Icon used to represent the fruit on the wiki.
Artwork of a Slapstick Crescent.
Juice amount 2.5 (1.25 in Ultra-Spicy mode)
Mission Mode value Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 300
Weight 15
Max. carriers 30 (normally)
Locations Tropical Wilds
Mission Mode locations Fortress of Festivity
Bingo Battle locations Arid Metropolis, Sandbox Kingdom
Side Stories locations Big Fruit Carnival
Slapstick Crescent
Pikmin 4 treasure
Treasure Catalog icon.
Icon for the Slapstick Crescent, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog.
Series Tropical Pickings Series
Value Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 120
Weight 15
Maximum carriers 30
Locations Serene Shores, Giant's Hearth
Dandori Challenge stages Hefty Haulway
Dandori Battle stages None
Total amount 2

The Slapstick Crescent (カワスベール?, lit.: "Slippery Peel") is a fruit in Pikmin 3 and a treasure in Pikmin 4. It is a banana, and in Pikmin 3, is found buried in the Tropical Wilds. It produces 2 and a half bottles of juice (one and a quarter in Ultra-Spicy mode), similar to a boss fruit. In Pikmin 4, it has a sticker on with a generic banana brand, and appears in the Serene Shores and Giant's Hearth.

Collecting the fruit

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 Slapstick Crescent.
Location of the Slapstick Crescent in the Tropical Wilds.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

In the Tropical Wilds, first go to the northern area containing the seesaw blocks. Nearby, there should be a large body of water. On land, there are two Fiery Blowhogs which should be killed. In the water, there will be a Peckish Aristocrab. This will need to be killed as it will be very troublesome for retrieving the fruit if it is still alive. After that, you will reach a dry spot with a small part of the fruit sticking out the ground. You can then set the Pikmin to start digging it up. It is recommended to do this early in the day and to bring about 30-40 Blue Pikmin to speed up digging as the Slapstick Crescent will take a very long time to dig up. Alternatively, activating a bomb rock next to the fruit will cause it to instantly become unearthed. This works with all fruits, but it is most valuable with this fruit, especially for speedruns, as it is very time-consuming to unearth it and retrieve it otherwise.

Collecting the treasure

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

Serene Shores

There is a Slapstick Crescent on a small ledge at the easternmost lake of the overworld, a bit to the northeast of the lake's center. It is submerged during high tide and exposed during low tide. To collect this treasure, you must throw 15 Blue Pikmin at it.

Giant's Hearth

There is a Slapstick Crescent hanging from a cobweb to the northeast of the grill at the center of the area. It is guarded by two Mama Sheargrubs, which should be defeated before attempting to collect it. To collect this treasure, you must throw 15 Pikmin at it.


Brittany's notes

US version icon.png US version
Oh my gosh but this is delicious! So sweet and comforting... I can imagine a little kid eating just gobs of these things. They'll have to be careful around the inedible peel, though. It's extremely slippery and could be a safety hazard.
European version icon.png European version
Gosh, this is delicious! Alph's gone absolutely bananas over this...thing. The peel seems quite slippery. But how slippery, I wonder? Slippery enough to dispatch a person? How about a fully-grown man with a moustache? I must find out...in the interests of science.

Schnauz's notes

Clearly this fruit was designed to be sent on outings with children. Note the built-in wrapper that's easy to remove. But children mustn't toss the wrapper on the ground. Someone is sure to slip on it and land on their behind! Hilarious? Maybe. Painful? Definitely.

Olimar's notes

I must confess...I once slipped and fell on a peel that I thoughtlessly discarded onto the floor after eating the fruit inside. I'm really too old to be making mistakes like that. I can even hear my own voice scolding myself. "Don't forget to clean up your trash!"

Louie's notes

Ah, the taste of healthy yet unremarkable choices.

Technical information

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name banana
Juice 2.5
Juice color
(255, 255, 0, 255)
Mission Mode points 300
"Size"? 5


"Slapstick" is a form of comedy with exaggerated physical actions, in which the banana is often known for banana peel slips. "Crescent" refers to the fruit's curved "C"-like shape.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese カワスベール?
Kawa Subēru
Sliiippery Peel
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Huá Yījiāo
Slip Fall
Flag of China Chinese
Huá Yījiāo
Slip Fall
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Lollige maan Funny moon
Flag of France French Croissant dérapant Sliding crescent
Flag of Germany German Scherzmond Jape Moon
Flag of Italy Italian Insidia bucciosa Peely trap
Flag of South Korea Korean 껍질미끄덩
Shell Slide
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Sorriso amarelo Forced smile (lit.: "Yellow smile")
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Sonrisa deslizante Sliding smile



  • The Slapstick Crescent and the Pocked Airhead are the only fruits that aren't given by a boss which give 2.5 bottles of juice.
  • The European text for Brittany's log mentions that "Alph's gone absolutely bananas". This indicates that Koppaites might have some idea of what a banana is, or have a similar expression or object in their language, that is different from a real world banana.
  • Modern day bananas, primarily Cavendish, do not have seeds and are technically sterile. This would make collecting the fruit pointless, as the Koppaites would not be able to extract any seeds from it to cultivate.
    • Despite this, the Slapstick Crescent is still required for the best ending, implying that the Koppaites did extract seeds from the banana or else found a way to duplicate it.
  • The sticker on the Slapstick Crescent in Pikmin 4 is the same one seen on certain Banana Decor Pikmin in Pikmin Bloom.

See also