After the successful sequels to the Pikmin series, the fourth main installment is finally up and available for purchase on the Nintendo Store. The Pikmin series always made a good impression thanks to its unique play style using plant-like creatures. Each type of Pikmin has its own special attributes and uses that will help you complete more and more missions. They also have a crown-like flower on their head. But wait! Those flowers aren’t just for show. You can make them bloom, which will grant your Pikmin some additional effects for a limited amount of time. Let’s find out what these effects are.
Blooming the flowers of your Pikmin will cause them to sparkle red. Technically, you can call it Rage Mode, where each Pikmin gets bonus attributes like movement speed and higher damage. Sounds interesting, right? Let’s see how to use it properly.
Pikmin 4: How to bloom Pikmin Flowers
On a beginner’s level, you may not need to bother yourself with this concept. You are still learning and probably won’t need the might of Flower Blooming until the later part of the game. Still, since this is a way to make your Pikmin into more powerful beings, it becomes mandatory to know how you should use it. For the time being, you have three ways of blooming the flowers on their heads.
In gardening, we were told that Nectar is a sugary fluid that resides in the flower, more like its middle part. It’s sweet, which attracts insects and bees, and that’s how pollination happens. Did you know that flowers love their nectar, and if a situation arises, they won’t think twice before consuming it? At least that’s the concept featured in Pikmin 4. Feeding nectar to your Pikmin is the primary way to make their flowers bloom. Mostly, you will find nectar in eggs that are scattered around the map or inside jars that can be broken. You can also get nectar by defeating enemies.
The Ultra-Spicy Spray is like a cheat to bloom the Pikmin flowers instantly. You can spray it on your Pikmin, causing their flowers to bloom for a short amount of time. However, to get the Ultra-Spicy Spray, you must get 10 berries or nectar that will be used as fuel for this spray. Just remember that these Sprays can’t be bought in the shop, so grinding is the only way for now.
Bury them Alive
The last resort is to bury your Pikmin on the ground and wait until their flowers bloom. This method takes a while and is not recommended. Being patient is the key, and you can also create Pikmin at the Rescue Command Post. If they aren’t picked for a long time, then they will eventually grow flowers on their heads. Since there is no limit to this method, it can be quite tedious and boring.
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