- This article relates to the official games. See Pikipedia's "iron ball" article for more official information.
|Appearance in Pikmin 3.|
An iron ball is an obstacle taking the form of a plain metal ball. Iron balls are always placed at the top of a slope, rushing down a fixed path once the twenty Pikmin needed to push it have set one in motion. With its momentum and weight, it will break open walls the Pikmin themselves could not have torn down, opening entrances and exits to other parts of an area. Creatures in the ball's path will be killed, but so will Pikmin that aren't Rock Pikmin.
In fanon games
This is where users type their version of iron balls.
|Used (list)||Bamboo gate • Boulder • Bramble gate • Brick gate • Cardboard box • Cinderblock gate • Climbing stick • Clog • Cobblestone block • Conveyor belt • Crystal • Crystal gate • Dirt block • Dirt gate • Dirt mound • Electric gate • Electrical wire • Electrode • Elevator platform • Fire geyser • Flame • Flukeweed dam • Fragment bridge • Gas pipe • Hay • Iron ball • Iron block • Liftable rock • Paper bag • Pulley rock • Reinforced gate • Sand pit • Seesaw block • Snowball • Spiked ball • Stick bridge • Tin box • Trowel • Tunnel • Water • Water geyser • Water sac • Web|
|Cut and unused||Door • Rock generator|