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|Candypop||Violet Candypop Bud|
Purple Pikmin are the second type of Pikmin found in Pikmin 2 and and are first found in the Emergence Cave. They are specifically required to obtain a number of treasures, two of which are needed to gain access to new areas, making them absolutely necessary for the game's completion. Like the White Pikmin, they can only be obtained via certain Candypop Buds, in this case the Violet Candypop Buds, and have pink flowers rather than white. Neither they nor White Pikmin are found in Pikmin 1.
This Pikmin is the best for killing enemies, because they do a lot of damage when they are thrown on, but are the slowest of all Pikmin. They are big and stocky, they are also the only Pikmin with hair.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, they are characters following Olimar, and he could use them to attack. They would send the enemy flying rather than latch on.
Pikmin Overgrowth Timeline
Purple Pikmin are immune to crushing, have 5x the attack of a normal Pikmin, and are extremely slow.
Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs
|Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs
This article or section relates to Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs, a non-canon game created by Cheepy-Cheepy.
In Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs, Purple Pikmin act the same way they did in Pikmin 2. They can instantly destroy the hard coating of Brown Sugar Breadbugs and Stale Breadbugs if they manage to land on them. Purple Pikmin and their Onion can be found within the Loaf Territory of the Land of Wonders. Purple Pikmin also have the ability to demolish Stone Gates, more specifically the Stone Gate in the Hidden Territory. The Stone Gate in the Hidden Territory protects the Bulbmin and their respective Onion. Thus, Bulbmin cannot be obtained until Purple Pikmin are discovered.
They are the same as the Purple Pikmin in Pikmin 2, but they now have an onion. They can still be obtained via violet candypops, and, also can be obtained in queen candypop buds in Pikmin SP. The onion is found underground, amazingly, and finds a way out somehow. The purple pikmin are found in the Onion Cave, along with White Pikmin.
This article and/or image relates to the Non-Canon Game, Pikmin Kart, created by Blueflower999.
In Pikmin Kart, Purple Pikmin are items that are found in item boxes uncommonly. You can throw them in front of your kart and they'll hitch on to a random kart in their range. They'll slow the driver of the kart more than any other Pikmin, and the driver of the Kart has to swerver to shake them off, but they fall off the easiest of all the colors. Purples also generate a shock wave when they land on the kart, stunning karts in a large circular area around them temporarily, but their throwing range is short. However, even if they don't hit a kart, they'll still make the shock wave, which is bigger than their throwing range, so it's still useful. As with all Pikmin items, the Whistle item can protect a player from Pikmin attacks and steal them for himself, so be careful who you throw them at!
Pikmin: Forces of Evil
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This article contains information that relates to the non-canon game Pikmin: Forces of Evil, which was created by Tavish DeGroot.
|Throw||4/5 throw height|
|Carrying capacity||10 units|
In Pikmin: Forces of Evil, Purple Pikmin gained a substantial boost in the form of immunity to explosions and their very own Onion. Purple Pikmin can jump at the same height as a normal Pikmin and pull themselves up onto ledges, sharing a trait with Red Pikmin. Once Olimar collects the Warsong Upgrade, he can spark fury within his Pikmin to double their strength and speed, making Purple Pikmin viable for killing large enemies and bosses efficently. Before the boss battle with Possessed Lord Bowser in the Mushroom World, Louie plants two fast-growing Violet Queen Candypop Buds for Olimar, and does so for the duration of the battle, as the boss can only be harmed by either Purple Pikmin or Red Pikmin with the Prometheus's Gift Upgrade. With the Hulker Bulker Upgrade, Purple Pikmin are a clear choice for the grueling end-of-world bosses.
Power of the Purple!
This is also PurplePikminPower's favorite Pikmin.
In Pikmin Rise of the Plantae
In Pikmin Rise of the Plantae Purple Pikmin are immune to the hazard of purple goop.
Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War
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This article and/or image relates to the Non-Canon Game, Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War, created by AlmightyCreeperLord. DO NOT edit this article and/or image if you do not have permission from AlmightyCreeperLord or are an admin
Purple Pikmin appear in Pikmin: The Bulblaxian War as well. They are first encountered in Curious Cove, where there are Violet Candypop Buds. They have the same abilities as usual. Also, this time around, they still do not have an onion, but the ship can create new purple pikmin.
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This article and/or image relates to the Non-Canon Game, Pikmin: The Winds of Light, created by EmperorRagingLongLegs.
This article or section contains information that relates to the non-canon game Pikmin Forever, which was created by Scruffy, a user on this wiki.
Purple Pikmin are the fourth type of Pikmin discovered in Pikmin Forever. They are found in the Scalding Thicket in the first cave, the Buried Bole. They still weigh and carry 10 times the other types of Pikmin, and their ability to briefly stun enemies returns, although the stun lasts 2 seconds. A Purple Pikmin's pound not only stuns enemies, it can also break up loose ground, revealing shortcuts or helping dig through mounds of dirt.
|Resistance||Panic & some Knockbacks|
|Digging Speed||Above Average|
|Candypop||Violet Candypop Bud|
- Size: Body Length: 33mm
- Sour Spray Carrying Capacity: 20
Purple Pikmin are strong but slow. Their added strength and weight makes their throw trajectory much more lower, which makes them the least valuable when it comes to any treasures that are high up unless there is a way up without throwing. The landing thud deals a good amount of damage, but their latch on attack is only just above average damage. The thud they make can also stun enemies, however, it has been nerfed, making the chances of this happen lower, and the stun be a lot shorter at about 2 to 3 seconds and any frames in between. They're the fifth Pikmin type to be founded. Their flower's pedals take on a pink color.
"One of the two Pikmin types that I discovered underground. Their strength is 10 times more than other types. The downside to them is their sluggish movement and their weight working against them while being thrown. I'm still in wonder if an onion exists, or if the Candypop Bud is a mutation of the other Candypop Buds, evolved to live underground...." - Captain Olimar
"When I was first introduced to this Pikmin species, I was in aw with such a species existing. It is perfect for combat, and backing it up with Red Pikmin and Rock Pikmin and you have an amazing combo storm of damage!" - Tang
"Quite sluggish, yet that carrying strength is astonishing. It's weird to think that these Pikmin don't have an Onion, however. I started working on a contraption that will connect to the ship itself and can hold onto these lil' guys to make it more comfortable to them." - Robin
|Red Pikmin • Yellow Pikmin • Blue Pikmin • Purple Pikmin • White Pikmin Rock Pikmin • Winged Pikmin • Bulbmin|
|Candypop Bud • Onion (Pellet) • Pikmin extinction • Spirit|
|Mushroom Pikmin • Pikmar|