Crimson Pikmin may sound a lot like red pikmin but they have nothing the same, except for the heat-resistant ability, and even this is not the same.
Crimson Pikmin have scaly, serpent-like skin, it is a crimson-red color. Because of there scaly skin, they are a bit more heavier than most pikmin, 2-3 times heavier.
Because of there scaly skin they are resistant to all lava and all things heat-based. Since they are heavy they can home-in a little like Purple Pikmin when thrown.
There Candypop Buds can be located in hot areas.