Rock Pikmin

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Rock Pikmin The icon used to represent this Pikmin.
Pikmin
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Appearance in Pikmin 3.
Family Pikmin

Rock Pikmin are a species of Pikmin with the special abilities of blunt force immunity and a different method of attacking. When crushed, they are simply driven into the ground and become temporarily partially buried; when a creature with a sharp proboscis tries to impale them, they are simply knocked away harmlessly. 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 from pellets and corpses or by throwing other Pikmin into Gray Candypop Buds.

Their hard, rotund exoskeleton allows them to crack and eventually destroy crystalline solids, but prevents them from clinging on to most matter. When thrown towards an enemy or obstacle, they will bounce off and roll backward, inflicting a significant amount of damage that is often sufficient in defeating some smaller enemies in a single hit. Otherwise, they will repeatedly attack enemies and obstacles by charging head-on into them, rolling backward, and getting up again, doing less damage over time than other Pikmin types due to the lower attack rate. As such, the best way to attack with Rock Pikmin is to have leaders throw them, which causes more damage than a regular lunge. That said, 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.

In fanon games

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In 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

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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 Gray 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: Adventure of Four

Pikmin: Adventure of Four
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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 Gray 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

Pikmin: Before the Impact
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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 Gray 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
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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 Gray Candypop Bud

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

In Pikmin: Treasure Colonization

Pikmin: Treasure Colonization
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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 Gray 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.