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Pellet Posy

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Pellet Posy The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Amplus nutrio
Family Pellet weed
Areas Impact Site, Forest of Hope, Forest Navel, Valley of Repose, Awakening Wood, Perplexing Pool, Garden of Hope, Distant Tundra, Tropical Wilds, Twilight River
Carry Weight 1, 5, 10, 20
Max. Carriers 2, 10, 20, 50
Seed Worth 2, 5, 10, 20

Pellet Posies are a species of plant that possesses a unique trait that allows them to crystallize their nectar into pellets, which are dropped when the plant is broken down by a Pikmin. Pikmin can be ordered to carry these back to their Onions, and they are the main way Pikmin propagate.

The pellets come in different sizes depending on the number on them and are colors that match the colors of the Onions. These differences determine the number of Pikmin produced when the pellet is collected. Some Posies' pellets change color at regular intervals, in a similar way to Queen Candypop Buds; the color is fixed when the Posy is destroyed, making it possible for the player to choose which to collect. The order that the color cycles is always the chronological order that the Pikmin are discovered.

After a pellet posy is taken down, it disappears, but returns the next day as a small stub, which grows over time. They take four minutes to grow to full height and generate a new pellet. Larger pellets need larger Pellet Posies, which in turn have more health. Pellets without a plant can be found within all aboveground areas, usually as a drop from enemies.


Different kinds of Pellet Posies in the Awakening Wood. Not pictured is a 5 pellet Pellet Posy, nor the posy that belonged to the now fallen 20 pellet.

Olimar's notes

"In the stem of the pellet posy, one can observe the muscle fiber unique to half-plant, half-animal species such as Pikmin and candypop flowers, so the pellet posy is a species that can be considered a close relative. Although the ability to crystallize nectar is unique to a small group of the pellet weed family, the fact that these plants reach maturity so quickly and that thier pellets contain such high concentrations of the nutrients in the soil explains why the Pikmin and so many of the other indigenous species are so reliant on these pellets for sustenance."

Louie's notes

"On the quest for a perfect hors d'oevre? Slow cook this plant in a wood-fire oven, but be careful to only serve the tender pellet."

In fanon-games

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Pikmin: Redemption

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There is an extremely rare 50 pellet in the middle of the landing site of the Merged Nothingness. Chose wisely which onion you give it to because you have to wait twenty-five days for anothe one to grow back.

Pikmin TCG

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Pellet Posies appear once so far in the Pikmin TCG. It allows a player to draw an extra card each turn. This makes it stronger in the beginning of a match rather than the end.

Pikmin 3 (Flish Edition)

In Pikmin 3, there are also purple and white pellet posies.


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There are now green pellets for Green Pikmin. If you have obtained the Artificial Incubator upgrade, you can find Rare Pellet Posies which yield purple, white, black and cyan pellets.

Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs

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Pellet Posy
Scientific name Amplus nutrio
Family Pellet weed
Areas Land of Wonders, in the Beginner Territory, Marsh Territory, and Loaf Territory

In Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs, Pellet Posies and Pellets make a reappearance. Individual Pellets can be found in the Spark Territory, Arctic Territory, and Inferno Territory. The number of seeds Pellets give decrease as progress is made in the game.

Pikmin: Connection of the Worlds

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There are indeed 50 Pellets in the game; there is a 1 in a 75 chance that any 20 Pellet Posy/Pellet will be a 50 Pellet Posy/Pellet, instead. When an Onion Seed is fully grown, there will be a new color for every Pellet Posy that corresponds to the color of the Onion. Also, a single 100 Pellet does exist, but is held by the diabolical Giga Peeking Pelletonium, which only appears at the Ancient Valley every 20 days starting from day 41.

Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War

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Pellet Posy
Scientific name Amplus nutrio
Family Pellet weed
Areas Base Camp, The Valley of Regret

Pellet Posies also appear in Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War, and in some areas there are even enemies who imitate them. So far they appear at Base Camp and The Valley of Regret.

Olimar's notes

"These plants help Pikmin reproduce. What good they do to other creatures is unknown. I wonder how two large pellets could fit in an Iridescent Glint Beetle at times, though. Or how the stalk can lift up a heavy pellet."

Ship's notes

"How these plants grow is just confusing. But the colors... Red... Yellow... Blue... Red... Yellow... Blue... Red... Yellow... Blue... Purple... White... Teal... Fuchsia... I think I'm getting sick... (How?) PROGRAMMING ERROR!"

Pikmin: The Winds of Light

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Pellet Posy
Scientific name Amplus nutrio
Family Pellet weed
Areas The Summoning Garden, The Spring of Serenity
Caves Yellow Depths

So far, Pellet Posies appear in The Summoning Garden near the landing site, The Spring of Serenity near the landing site, and on the bridge on sublevel 9 of the Yellow Depths. It is not possible to collect any pellets from the pellet posies in the Yellow Depths.

Olimar's notes

"This species tends to crystallize some kind of nectar into a pellet. How it produces the nectar is yet unclear. Another anomaly that occurs is that it is able to form a "1" or a "5", without prior knowledge of Hocotatian arithmetic. Truly confounding!"


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