|Gold! Silver! Bronze!
This article contains information about the non-canon game, Pikmin: Gold/Silver/Bronze, created by GoldPikPik.
 Physical Description
It has a silver flower and has a bronze whistle (That it earns in its "Gathering of the Silver" ceremony when it is at the end of its Silver Stage) hanging around it's neck.
Olimar (or Louie) can activate the pikmin's "Leadership Mode" by throwing it on the ground. It cannot become activated until it becomes a Gold Pikmin. After being activated up to 15 pikmin will follow this substitute "captian". You can play as the gold pikmin by selecting the glowing button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen that appears when you activate the pikmin. Only one Gold Pikmin can be activated at any one time.
In Pikmin: Louie's Revenge, Gold Pikmin are Pikmin that have wandered into a Volitarium Core, and have become Volitarinised. They can do eveything that the other 10 Pikmin species can, but are only found in caves, and cannot be brought to the surface. The Candypop Buds used to create Gold Pikmin are Glimmering Candypop Buds, and they are only found very late in the game.