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Lichen Pikmin are the seventh type of Pikmin discovered in Pikmin Forever. They are found close to the chosen landing site of whichever area is visited the day after collecting the Hocotate ship's radar. They are smaller but proportionally taller than the average Pikmin, and they are completely covered in an extremely soft green moss-like fur; Captain Olimar wonders if Lichen Pikmin are simply made of lichen without any skeletal support.
Lichen Pikmin are extremophiles; they can survive in intense conditions. They are the only type of Pikmin immune to pollutants (a hazard that cannot be removed), and only Lichen Pikmin can carry ice. They can slowly float across water bodies (they cannot sink down like Blue Pikmin), and if they enter murky water they will clear up a small radius around them. Their attack is weaker than most types, but they attack the fastest of all types of Pikmin. Their attacks can also slowly break down mossy rock or ice, thus making them necessary for objects such as the cobblestone wall or Frostilume. They are convenient for reinforced walls when bomb rocks are not present, but it takes even 100 Lichen Pikmin a while to break reinforced walls down.
Lichen Pikmin have a lichen Onion and their identifying color is green. They have three maturity stages, reflected in the size and color saturation of their lichen tops: "leaf" is smallest and least saturated, and "flower" is largest and most orange.