Queen Candypop Bud

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Pikmin 2
Queen Candypop Bud The icon used to represent this plant or fungus.
Vegetation
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A Queen Candypop Bud with its spots red.
Scientific name Flora regina
Family Candypop

The Queen Candypop Bud is a candypop bud from which up to nine Pikmin can be gained from a single one of any type thrown in. The flower's spots alternate between different colors, presenting an opportunity, with proper timing, to choose to receive a Pikmin of the matching color. Rather than the several uses other candypop buds allow before wilting away, the Queen Candypop Bud withers after it has been used once.

In fanon games

This is where users type their version of the Queen Candypop Bud.

In Pikmin 251

Pikmin 251
This article or section contains information pertinent to Pikmin 251, a Pikmin 2 ROM hack created by PikHacker.
Queen Candypop Bud The icon used to represent this plant.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Candypop
Areas None
Caves Aquatic Depths, Gambler's Den, Wooden Fortress, Grub-dog Domain, Steel Catacombs, Arachnid Asylum, Subterranean Sands, Cryptic Kitchen, Endless Abyss, Perilous Pipeline
Challenge Mode stages Metallic Maze, Candypop Plains
Pikmin produced 7 Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, or Blue Pikmin.

The Queen Candypop Bud appears in Pikmin 251. It retains the same behaviors from Pikmin 2 but cycles between colors faster. It also produces only seven Pikmin, as opposed to nine. In older versions of the game, it was capable of also producing Purple Pikmin and White Pikmin in much the same way as it can produce Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin.

Notes

Olimar's observations

The queen of all Candypop Buds is much different than the other ones from before. This kind allows us to turn one Pikmin into seven! If I recall correctly, on our last journey, the ones we found were able to make eight new Pikmin instead of seven. I wonder why they aren't as strong as they were before?

Cookin' with Louie

Eating this flower leads to spectacular, breathtaking indigestion.

In Pikmin 2: New Year

See: Pikmin 2: New Year
Queen Candypop Bud The icon used to represent this plant.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Candypop
Pikmin produced 9 Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, Blue Pikmin, Purple Pikmin, or White Pikmin

Queen Candypop Buds appear in Pikmin 2: New Year. They can be used to make Purple Pikmin and White Pikmin in addition to the main three Pikmin colors, and their spots alternate colors in the following order: red, yellow, purple, white, blue.

In Pikmin V

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin V, a fanon game created by En Passant.
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Queen Candypop Bud The icon used to represent this plant.
Scientific name Pikminus regina
Family Pikmin
Pikmin produced 10 same-colored Pikmin

In Pikmin V, Queen Candypop Buds function differently, producing ten Pikmin of the kind that is thrown in, which can be any kind. They are also visually distinguished in their updated design, being glossier than other candypop buds and changing color lenticularly, shifting quickly between each of the nine Pikmin types in the game as the viewing angle changes. It is revealed in this game that candypop buds are a stage of Pikmin evolution that occurs immediately before the Onion, but it is only speculated how the candypop factors into this since it doesn't match a particular Pikmin type.

Notes

Brittany's notes

The most enigmatic of the Candypop Buds, as all of the other species have a corresponding Onion. It's possible that the Queen is an evolution that does not ever metamorphose, but at the same time, it's oddly similar to how Onions can combine with each other, which Olimar has told me was not the case during his first two visits.

Olimar's notes

Unlike other Candypop Buds, the Queen does not transform. Instead, it produces 10 Pikmin when one is thrown in, giving you 9 Pikmin for free. There's not really a reason not to use it unless you're low on time or have almost 100 Pikmin in the field already.

Louie's notes

This plant is the ingredient equivalent of too many cooks spoiling the broth. It has the properties of all the other Candypop Buds combined – and a strong, spicy, sour, sweet combination that's also tough and poisonous and pleases no one instead of everyone.

In Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs, a fanon game created by Cheepy-Cheepy.
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Queen Candypop Bud The icon used to represent this plant.
Scientific name Flora regina
Family Candypop
Areas Hidden Territory
Caves None
Pikmin produced 10 Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, or Blue Pikmin

The Queen Candypop Bud returns in Pikmin: Attack of the Breadbugs and has an interesting counterpart, the King Candypop Bud. Queen Candypop Buds function as they do in Pikmin 2, and only change to a certain color once Captain Olimar has that variety of Pikmin, excluding Bulbmin. They reappear every fifteen days.

In Pikmin: Redemption

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This article or section presents information pertaining to the Wraith Omniverse, a fictional universe based off the Pikmin series. This universe is based off the original Buildup Trilogy, made in the late 2000s by Wraith, Portal-Kombat, and Sir Pikmin.

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Redemption, created by Sir Pikmin.
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Queen Candypop Bud The icon used to represent this plant.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Candypop
Pikmin produced 9 Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, or Blue Pikmin

Queen Candypop Buds in Pikmin: Redemption are more common, and unlike other candypops, are useful in all parts of the game. The first time a Queen Candypop Bud is discovered, an opportunity is presented to change the leaders iconic color. If this opportunity is missed or declined, it can not be presented again. After this, only Pikmin can be thrown in.

In Pikspore

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Queen Candypop Bud The icon used to represent this plant.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Candypop
Pikmin produced 9 Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, Blue Pikmin, Green Pikmin, Black Pikmin

In Pikspore, Queen Candypop Buds are almost the same as in Pikmin 2. In addition to supporting the creation of Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin, they also allow the creation of Green Pikmin and Black Pikmin after their respective discoveries.