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Bubble The icon used to represent this hazard.

Bubbles are a hazard that, after being blown, gradually rise into the air, eventually popping if they last long enough. Pikmin and leaders can become trapped inside of them, but they both can be freed if the bubble either is made to pop or pops on its own. A trapped leader can also struggle to cause the bubble to pop prematurely. No particular Pikmin type is immune to bubbles, but Winged Pikmin can pop them most easily because of their ability to fly, Ice Pikmin can freeze and pop them instantly upon contact, and the weight of Purple Pikmin causes bubbles to pop quickly.

In fanon games, bubbles can be filled with a fluid such as water or be made of a substance such as oil.

In fanon games

Below this point is where users place their version of bubbles.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Wide World, a fanon game created by Cheepy-Cheepy.
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Obstacles None

Bubbles appear in Pikmin: Wide World as a rare hazard. Any Pikmin or leader that touches one will become trapped inside of it until the bubble pops. Bubbles pop once enough time has passed or Pikmin are thrown at them, and leaders can pop a bubble they are trapped inside of by struggling enough. Popping a bubble is done most easily using Winged Pikmin because they are able to fly. Although small bubbles can often be seen underwater, they are purely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay.

Aquatic Cannon Grubs may blow large bubbles as a secondary attack, which can trap several Pikmin and leaders at once. Peckish Aristocrabs may spit up bubbles to defend themselves with. Lastly, Waddlepi may release a multitude of bubbles from the pores on their back.