Rock Pikmin

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Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
Pikmin
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Appearance in Pikmin 4.
Scientific name Pikminidae habisaxum
Family Pikmin

Rock Pikmin are a species of Pikmin. They resemble small polished rocks with Pikmin eyes and limbs, and have lavender petals, like Winged Pikmin. The main part of their bodies seems to be a graphite texture that reflects light, whereas their stems, arms, and legs appear to be smooth and gray. Rock Pikmin have an Onion and are reproduced from it through collecting nutrients or by throwing other Pikmin into Rock Candypop Buds.

Their hard, rocky bodies give them several special abilities. They crack and eventually destroy crystalline solids they hit, possess blunt force immunity, and have a different method of attacking than other Pikmin. When crushed, they are only driven into the ground and become temporarily partially buried; when a creature with a sharp proboscis tries to impale them, they are knocked away harmlessly. Due to their shape, being thrown at an enemy or obstacle will have them inflict a significant amount of damage and then bounce off and roll backward; they cannot cling to enemies. When attacking on their own, they repeatedly lunge at enemies and obstacles, rolling backward upon impact and getting up again. When made to climb a structure or plant, or are attacking another Pikmin, they will cling on like the other Pikmin types, and they won't lunge except when attacking a leader.

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In Pikmin 2... Again?

What if it was another story...?
This article or section pertains to Pikmin 2... Again?, a fanon game created by Darryl Omg.
Rock Pikmin P4 Rock Pikmin icon.png
Gray #576784
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Scientific name Pikminidae habisaxum
Family Pikmin (parasitic)
Resistances Blunt force, crushing (partially)
Attack High (impact)
Above average (charge)
Mobility Average
Digging speed High
Hitting rate N/A
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate Candypop Bud
Technical information
Internal name Gray_Pikmin

Rock Pikmin, also known as Gray Pikmin internally, are a returning Pikmin type appearing in Pikmin 2... Again?. They are discovered in the Crumbling Dungeon, being obtained exclusively from Slate Candypop Buds, found only in caves, as they lack an Onion. The Rock Pikmin are a gray parasitic species, specifically a Hermikmin, and resemble other Pikmin, but their body is covered by a gray polished rock that, like in Pikmin 3, glows red when they are on fire. Its limbs, eyes, and stem protrude from its rocky coating, which its limbs and stem are slightly lighter than. They are also slightly lighter and have a bright-bluish hue to avoid possible confusion with both the Lichen Pikmin and the Original Pikmin. Rock Pikmin dig at the same speed as Yellow Pikmin and Green Pikmin, but not Claw Pikmin.

Rock Pikmin are most useful for destroying crystalline solids with enough hits, including normal crystal, ice blocks, and even the facial shields of most salguns. When thrown, a Rock Pikmin will execute a headbutt attack that inflicts a tremendous 45 damage, the most of any Pikmin's attack and more than twice that of the Purple Pikmin, and has a larger impact effect than when Pikmin strike an enemy normally coupled with gray stars flying off from the impact, an aesthetic feature. To compensate, Rock Pikmin are unable to latch onto enemies due to their rocky bodies, a disadvantage shared by Bulbmin and their lack of arms, and will simply be knocked back upon impact and then begin attacking from the ground if not called back. On the ground, Rock Pikmin will charge at their target in an attempt to tackle them, inflicting significantly less damage, the same as a Red Pikmin, than their attack when thrown, making them far more effective when thrown.

The Rock Pikmin's main use is that they are at least partially resistant to all forms of blunt force, which include crushing, impaling, hitting, and cutting. For crushing, Rock Pikmin will be partially buried in the ground, and although they can not be plucked, they will recover from this state on their own, and at a faster rate if whistled. If crushed on a hard surface, however, Rock Pikmin will die like any other Pikmin, their coating shattering apart. For impaling, Rock Pikmin will only be knocked back a fair distance depending on the force of the impact. Lastly, for hitting and cutting, Rock Pikmin will be always knocked back without dying.

In Pikmin 5 (Microsoftpaintadventures version)

Pikmin 5 (Microsoftpaintadventures version)
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Rock Pikmin Pikmin dummy icon.png
Gray
Scientific name Pikminidae habisaxum
Family Pikmin
Resistances Blunt force
Attack High (2x)
Mobility Average (1x)
Throw Average (1x)
Digging speed Above average (1.5x)
Hitting rate Average (1x)
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Stone Candypop Bud

Rock Pikmin (岩ピクミン) are a type of Pikmin found in Pikmin 5.

In Pikmin 8: The World Beyond

A New Planet awaits...
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin 8: The World Beyond, a fanon game created by Akram0218.
Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
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Resistance Blunt force
Attack Strong
Mobility Average
Throw Average
Digging speed Fast
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate Candypop Bud

Rock Pikmin are the ninth Pikmin discovered in Pikmin 8: The World Beyond.

In Pikmin Forever

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Pikmin Forever
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In Pikmin Forever, Rock Pikmin are an enhanced form of other Pikmin types rather than a Pikmin type itself. Finding and harvesting rubble gives leaders a supply of rocks to use on Pikmin they hold, by coating them in pebbles, temporarily transforming them into Rock Pikmin. Rock Pikmin are thrown like a track-and-field hammer and inflict one hundred damage upon impact, then reverting to its original form. A held Rock Pikmin is can have its coating removed, a process that returns the used rubble.

One Rock Pikmin can instantly destroy a crystal barrier, and inflict serious damage on other types of destructible walls. Rock Pikmin are needed to activate acoustic walls. Some enemies behave differently after suffering a hit from a Rock Pikmin, especially if they used crystal in some way.

In Pikmin Overgrowth

Pikmin Overgrowth
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Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
Resistance Blunt force
Attack Above average (1.5x) (lunge)
High (2x) (throw)
Mobility Below average
Throw Average
Digging speed High
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate Candypop Bud

In Pikmin Overgrowth and its timeline, Rock Pikmin can break crystals, have above average attack power while lunging and high attack power when thrown, and are somewhat slow.

In Pikmin V

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Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
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Scientific name Pikminus saxum
Resistance Crushing, impalement
Attack 16 (thrown)
2 (ram)
Mobility Slow (.8x)
Throw Average
Digging speed Average
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate

Rock Pikmin are found in Pikmin V's fifth area, Silent Woods. While fundamentally the same as in Pikmin 3, the specifics of its attributes have all been changed drastically to specialize it as an actively kept Pikmin type by leaders. It no longer has a unique calculation for damage when thrown onto a target, and its damage when not thrown has been significantly decreased to the point of near-uselessness. Its inability to latch onto enemies now extends to all forms of climbing, such as Burgeoning Spiderworts and the legs of the Icebound Long Legs. It also moves a little slower than it used to, but still not as slow as Purple Pikmin. In exchange, it gains the ability to break spikes alongside crystals, and the weakening of the Purple Pikmin's ground pound makes thrown Rock Pikmin significantly stronger and easier to land than them. Flavorwise, its appearance is a lot neater to reflect the fact that it's not actually a rock, and its Candypop Bud has been named the Slate Candypop Bud.

In Pikmin: Adventure of Four

Pikmin: Adventure of Four
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Adventure of Four, a fanon game created by New Pikminjp.
Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
Resistance Blunt force
Attack High
Mobility Average
Throw Average
Digging speed High
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate Candypop Bud

In Pikmin: Adventure of Four, Rock Pikmin are the fourth Pikmin discovered. They are immune to being crushed and can shatter crystal and glass.

In Pikmin: Before the Impact (StefyG version)

Pikmin: Before the Impact (StefyG version)
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Before the Impact (StefyG version), a fanon game created by StefyG.
Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
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Resistance Blunt force
Attack High
Mobility Average
Throw Average
Digging speed High
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate Candypop Bud

Rock Pikmin are the fourth Pikmin type discovered in Pikmin: Before the Impact. They can break crystal and glass with their hard, shiny bodies. Their comparatively softer limbs and stems are gray and on the end of their stem is, depending on maturity, a green leaf or a purple-petaled bud or flower. Rock Pikmin are found in Snakey Mists, trapped within a Medusal Slurker, and can only be created when other Pikmin are sucked up by a Medusal Slurker. Under the command of Brandon, Rock Pikmin have increased speed and can be thrown higher.

In Pikmin: Dual Worlds

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Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
Scientific name Picminicus lapillus
Resistance Blunt force
Attack Average (lunge)
Above average (throw)
Mobility Average
Throw Average
Digging speed Average
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate Candypop Bud

Rock Pikmin appear in Pikmin: Dual Worlds much like they do in Pikmin 3, being resistant to crushing and stabbing and hitting harder when thrown. However, they are found in Quinacridone Quarry, which can be unlocked not long after getting Red Pikmin. Additionally, they have a one-in-fifty chance of having a special appearance when ejected from their Onion; they are called Rare Rock Pikmin and have an exoskeleton made of a unique material depending on the area in which they were sprouted.

Area Material
Feverpitch Forest Leaf fossil
Flamenco Forest Bone shard
Silverlake Summit Snowflake obsidian
Latitude Lavaflow Cooled lava
Aureolin Archipelago Sea glass
Daybreak Desert Strata
Patio Paradise Chipped quartz
Salem Swamp Smooth, mossy stone
Quinacridone Quarry Crystal
Red-Stage Rustworks Concrete
Infinite Ivory Marble
Ebony Empire Charcoal

Rare Rock Pikmin seeds are guaranteed to be ejected from the Rock Onion when given boss corpses or 50-pellets, and can be brought anywhere as their only unique quality is their appearance.

In Pikmin: Return to the Distant Planet

Pikmin: Return to the Distant Planet
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Return to the Distant Planet, a fanon game created by Neocraftz1553.
Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
Resistance Blunt force
Attack High
Mobility Average
Throw Average
Digging speed High
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate Candypop Bud

Rock Pikmin appear in Pikmin: Return to the Distant Planet, acting as they do in Pikmin 3.

In Pikmin: Together Forever

Pikmin: Together Forever
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Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
Scientific name Pikminidae habisaxum
Resistance Blunt force, lava
Attack 5 (above average)
Mobility 4 (average)
Throw 4 (average)
Digging speed 4 (average)
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate-Gray Candypop Bud

Unlike most other Pikmin, Rock Pikmin in Pikmin: Together Forever can swim in lava and cannot be crushed by rolling objects, a falling enemy, or other things like an arachnorb's feet. Rock Pikmin that are subject to crushing forces are instead buried. Rock Pikmin are mainly found in caves, and their only Onion is found within the Garden of Hope.

In Pikmin: Treasure Colonization

Pikmin: Treasure Colonization
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Treasure Colonization, a fanon game created by Knight Dog.
Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
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Resistance Blunt force
Attack Above average (lunge)
High (throw)
Mobility Average
Throw Average
Digging speed High
Carrying capacity 1
Candypop Slate Candypop Bud
Taxonomy
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Kingdom Therobotania
Phylum Pikosimilis
Class Motopiknia
Family Pikmin
Genus Vivian
Species Iwarius

In Pikmin: Treasure Colonization, Rock Pikmin are the fourth Pikmin type discovered and appear and function exactly as they do in Pikmin 3. They have purple petals, inflict high damage when thrown but only above average damage when lunging, can only latch on to targets in specific circumstances, and can destroy crystal and glass. Rock Pikmin are thirty millimeters tall, and while under the effects of ultra-sour spray, have a carrying capacity of five.

Notes

Captain Olimar

These Pikmin have an exterior that resembles the look of a rock! This gives them their name, however, I'm still researching how and why they have such a body. What's even more surprising is that they rarely use their stem other than for sunlight.

Tang

My second favorite in combat, they deal massive damage when thrown. Being in numbers and charging is also a very viable strategy. Combine these guys with Purple Pikmin or Red Pikmin and you can have yourself power in either charging or throwing!

Robin

Their rock-like bodies are fascinating to me, as I wonder if there is any other Pikmin that is like this. What if a Ruby Pikmin exists? Or an Emerald Pikmin? Maybe even a Diamond Pikmin? And with such ideas of having Pikmin with the capability to have differentiating bodies, I wonder if there is a Tree Pikmin? How about a Robot Pikmin? Oops- looks like I let my imagination run for a bit long, I'll stop this log now.

In Piktopia

An RPG Pikmin Adventure!
This article or section presents information pertaining to Piktopia, a fanon game created by Akram0218.
Dwayne The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
Class Monk
Weapon Fists, thrown rocks

Dwayne is a Rock Pikmin appearing in Piktopia.