Berry Bloyster

From Pikmin Fanon
Berry Bloyster
Family Mollusking

The Berry Bloyster is a species of mollusking that is often poisonous, but may also harness the powers provided by the spiderwort berries it feeds upon.

In fanon games

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In Pikmin X: Deep Freeze

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Pikmin X: Deep Freeze
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Berry Bloyster The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Mollusking
Attacks Poisons Pikmin

In Pikmin X: Deep Freeze, the Berry Bloyster is about as large as a Toady Bloyster. It more closely resembles that creature's incarnation in Pikmin 3 and thus has an extendable tongue with several smaller ones branching off the tip, which it uses to pluck berries off of Burgeoning Spiderworts and eat them. A side effect of its diet causes the Berry Bloyster to concentrate chemicals from the berries into its skin, allowing it to emit poisonous gas while submerged in water. This makes it important to catch it while it is on land so that it cannot shield itself using poison. When Pikmin are in front of it, the Berry Bloyster will wave its tongue around to poison them as well, but does not eat them.

In Pikmin: Dual Worlds

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Burgeoning Bloyster The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Molluschid asiaticus picantus (ultra-spicy)
Molluschid asiaticus amargia
Molluschid asiaticus mezcli
Family Mollusking
Carry weight 5 (bulb)
9 (body)
Max. carriers 9 (bulb)
13 (body)
Seed worth 3 (bulb)
5 (body)
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 4 (bulb)
5 (body)
Attacks Causes panic, eats Pikmin

Burgeoning Bloysters are strange molluskings, omnivorous like most others. While they happily feed on small prey such as Puckering Blinnows, sheargrubs, or Pikmin, they much prefer the berries of Burgeoning Spiderworts. Due to this species's fascination with the berries of the plant, the gill's bulb holds the likeness of the Burgeoning Spiderwort's flower just below the gill bulb, having five places to place berries. There exist three subspecies of Burgeoning Bloysters: Spicy, which are red, Bitter, which are purple, and Rounded, which are magenta. Upon death, a Burgeoning Bloyster will drop any berries they had on their flower, their gill bulb, and their body. All three subspecies have somewhat longer bulb stalks than the average Toady Bloyster to accommodate their berry storage. This can be used to one's advantage as weighing its bulb down with enough Pikmin and then calling them back will cause the bulb to smack into the creature's body, flinging off any Pikmin and berries that are still attached, and causing massive damage to the beast.

Spicy Burgeoning Bloysters eat only ultra-spicy berries. They are faster than the average Toady Bloyster and have red and orange stripes to match, scaring away most predators due to thinking they are poisonous, though Pikmin are not fooled. They also tend to grab more Pikmin in one bite than a Toady Bloyster. However, that is not the extent of their abilities, as they also can spray a combination of their own ink and ultra-spicy essence, in copious amounts. This tactic not only causes Pikmin to panic, but it also causes them to become even faster than they are at flower-stage maturity for a limited amount of time. This not only causes trouble rounding Pikmin up, but also causes them to get around to the creature's front faster, where it then proceeds to gobble them up.

Bitter Burgeoning Bloysters, on the other hand, only eat ultra-bitter berries. They are slightly slower than the average Toady Bloyster and cannot be petrified. They have blue and purple stripes, allowing them to camouflage, but this camouflage cannot fool Pikmin. They tend to grab fewer Pikmin, but they also eat them faster. They can spray a combination of ultra-bitter essence and their own ink, causing most Pikmin to become encased in stone while others panic. It can turn around quicker than Spicy Burgeoning Bloysters, allowing for a greater opportunity for slaughter.

Rounded Burgeoning Bloysters are named for the fact that they prefer a more rounded meal, eating both types of Burgeoning Spiderwort berries. They are faster, but also have good traction and thus can turn around more quickly. They also can't be encased in stone. They have red, orange, purple, magenta, and blue stripes. They grab an average amount of Pikmin in one bite and eat at the same speed. They spray a combination of both types of essence and their ink, encasing half in stone and causing half to panic and become faster than they would be in the flower stage. The Rounded Burgeoning Spiderwort is by far the most dangerous of the three subspecies.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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"It's a jungle out there!"
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Berry Bloyster The icon used to represent this enemy.
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An ultra-spicy Berry Bloyster.
Family Mollusking
Weight 1
Max. carriers 2
Seed worth 3
Poko value P3 Poko icon.png × 2
Sparklium worth P4 Sparklium icon.png × 3
Battle point value P3 Soul icon.png × 10
Attacks Secretes spiderwort berry juice, sprays spiderwort berry juice

The Berry Bloyster appears in Pikmin: Wide World as a small, passive mollusking that eats spiderwort berries. There exist six types, each corresponding to a type of spray: ultra-spicy, ultra-bitter, ultra-toxic, ultra-hot, ultra-minty, and ultra-sweet. Each type is only found near its corresponding spiderwort: ultra-spicy and ultra-bitter Berry Bloysters are only found near Burgeoning Spiderworts that, respectively, bear ultra-spicy berries and ultra-bitter berries; ultra-toxic Berry Bloysters are found only near Spiny Spiderworts, which bear only ultra-toxic berries; finally, ultra-hot, ultra-minty, and ultra-sweet Berry Bloysters are only found near Sunset Spiderworts that, respectively, bear ultra-hot, ultra-minty, and ultra-sweet berries. Berry Bloysters can be found idly wandering an area around their respective spiderwort, either on dry land or in water, moving slowly and taking occasional pauses, never straying too far away from the plant. When on land, they leave behind a short-lasting slime trail that matches their color. Its tail occasionally sways or twitches. Berry Bloysters care not for Pikmin or leaders and are quite oblivious of their presence, being only interested in spiderwort berries of their respective type, which they feed upon using a single, long, slender tongue to pull them into their mouth. Berry Bloysters will feed upon any berries of their specific type in their vicinity, no matter if they are still on the plant or on the ground, making them similar to most whiskerpillars in that respect. A Berry Bloyster constantly secretes the juices of the berries it feeds upon through its porous, slimy skin, and to defend itself, a Berry Bloyster may release a short-lasting cloud of berry juice around itself. Depending on the berry's type, this defense mechanism may affect Pikmin, leaders, and even enemies. Unlike with most molluskings, Pikmin, leaders, and some enemies cannot walk up onto the back of a Berry Bloyster because of its steep hump.

Berry Bloysters are small, stocky, colorful molluskings. Each of the six types has striking hues and a tail-bulb that matches the color and appearance of the berries on which they feed. Each Berry Bloyster possesses the typical mollusking physiology, having a sluglike appearance with a slimy body and a plant-like tail towards its backside. It possesses a high hump, and its body tapers to an edge at its flattest points. Its small mouth is just large enough for the berries it eats to fit into, and its long, slender tongue matches the color of its tail-bulb. Its short eyestalks support small, black eyes, and its eyestalks have rims matching the color of the stem of the spiderwort it feeds from. Across its body are dark patches that are unique to each Berry Bloyster but retain the same general shape, with no other markings besides that being present. The tail of a Berry Bloyster resembles a mediocre imitation of the spiderwort it feeds from, and its tail-bulb greatly resembles the specific berry its diet consists of. The bodies of ultra-hot Berry Bloysters are perpetually cloaked in flames due to the ultra-hot berry's combustible nature.

Although a Berry Bloyster does not and will not eat Pikmin or leaders, they can still be beneficial or detrimental depending on their type. Even while idle, they can be dangerous due to their body secreting berry juice, which produces the effects of that specific berry's spray. Physical contact with a Berry Bloyster or a mist cloud it produces will affect Pikmin, leaders, and even enemies in a way a certain spray normally would: ultra-spicy temporarily powers up Pikmin but reduces their maturity stage by one, if possible, and makes them prone to deserting their group; ultra-bitter temporarily causes most enemies to refuse to swallow affected Pikmin and leaders until either enough time has passed or an enemy has attempted to swallow them; ultra-toxic spray harms all except leaders, White Pikmin, larger enemies, and enemies that utilize poison; ultra-hot spray harms all but Red Pikmin, most enemies, such as ones that utilize fire, and leaders that have the Scorch Guard equipped; ultra-minty spray gradually heals leaders exposed to it and repels some enemies; lastly, ultra-sweet spray attracts most varieties of nearby enemies to its location. A Berry Bloyster can be attacked from any portion of its body, although its tail-bulb is the safest and most effective target not only because it does not secrete berry juice, but because attacking the gill-bulb inflicts additional damage. Attacking the gill-bulb is important because Berry Bloysters are particularly resilient creatures for their size. Throwing Pikmin at the gill-bulb is not necessary, as Pikmin instinctively know to jump up at or onto it. Purple Pikmin can be made to pound on one's back to inflict decent damage. They violently shake attackers off of themselves as an alternate method of defense. Upon death, a Berry Bloyster will cough up between two to three berries of its respective type, and then stiffen up and shrink considerably, adopting a dried and shriveled appearance. At this point, it ceases secreting berry juice and can be carried by its tail-bulb by any Pikmin type. Aboveground, its remains can be taken to either the Dolphin Lander to receive P3 Poko icon.png × 2 and the equivalent of four berry's-worth of juice, for use in creating a complete spray dose, or the Master Onion to receive three Pikmin seeds. Underground, its remains can be taken to the Lander Pod to either receive P3 Poko icon.png × 2 and four berry's-worth of juice or be stored to later gain three Pikmin seeds of a chosen discovered main type from the Master Onion, but only if the cave is exited using an escape geyser.


Olimar's notes

Each of the six subspecies of berry bloyster has wildly different colors and all feed on very specific spiderwort berries, yet they all possess the same shape, size, and behaviors. It lives its entire life scouring PNF-404 for spiderworts that bear the berries of its preference, obsessively keeping watch over the plant once it finds one, feeding off the spiderwort until either it or the plant dies. The reason for its tail and tail-bulb respectively resembling the spiderwort it feeds from and the berries it feeds on is a mystery, although one theory is that perhaps spiderworts are at least somewhat sentient and find comfort in detecting other spiderworts. After first hatching, the berry bloyster is off-white in color, with the slightest hint of color to its skin. This coloration, as well as its appetite for the berry it shares its color with, becomes increasingly more intense the older it becomes. All through its life, the berry bloyster is able to utilize the juice from the berries it consumes to defend itself.

Shacho's notes

What vibrant, slimy skin! These creatures would be good for farmers harvesting crops, but it seems they only harvest berries from those tall plants they are always found around. To make matters worse, they eat those berries immediately after plucking them.

Marie's notes

These little guys and girls are peaceful and seem content so long as they have a supply of spiderwort berries to feed on. They're so cute and are easily one of my most beloved species on PNF-404! Just... don't touch them or annoy them to the point that they spray, especially if they're the ultra-toxic kind.

Louie's notes

Each color of these creatures has a distinct taste. The ultra-hot variety is especially interesting because of its intense heat. Do not consume the ultra-toxic variety under any circumstances!

Dolphin Lander's notes

Do berry bloysters know their spray has effects on creatures around it? Or does it spray solely in an attempt to deter predators? Whichever the case, the effects it has on creatures, especially Pikmin, is incredibly interesting.

In Pikspore

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Berry Bloyster The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Molluschid tropicans
Family Mollusking
Areas Foghorn Wetlands, Great Desert
Carry weight 2
Max. carriers 4
Seed worth 8
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 6
Attacks Poisons Pikmin

The Berry Bloyster is a smaller subspecies of mollusking that lives exclusively aboveground. Its body is bright green with red and blue splotches, and its drooping gill bulb is cyan, giving this creature a rather colorful appearance. The Berry Bloyster feeds on the berries of Burgeoning Spiderwort plants, using its long feeding tentacles to pluck the berries off of the plant. Its many tentacles are laden with toxins that poison Pikmin making contact with them. While it can not eat Pikmin, it can cause many of them to suffocate. If attacked, the Berry Bloyster will shake Pikmin off and flee to the nearest body of water, where it can rest. When killed, it drops two to four berries of random color and its gill bulb.