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This article relates to the official games. See Pikipedia's "soul" article for more official information.
For similar subjects, see Ghost Pikmin.
Gameplay aspect

Souls appear every time a Pikmin or enemy is defeated. These ghostly spirit-like shapes ascend slowly until they fade away.

Pikmin souls roughly resemble a Pikmin's shape; however, they lack a leaf, bud, or flower, don't have feet, and are missing any identifying characteristics. Their appearance is slightly transparent and is representative of the dead Pikmin's type, differing in color and slightly in shape. In general, Pikmin souls represent Pikmin that have died.

Enemy souls look like a bubble and leave a transparent trail behind, and in Pikmin 3, have a tail. Two holes resembling eyes are visible near the shape's center. Bulbmin produce a smaller version of this type of soul when they die.

In fanon games

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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 Blower Pot.

Souls return in Pikmin 2... Again?, similar to as they were in Pikmin 4. If a Pikmin dies, the on-field Pikmin counter will flash red to indicate it. Pikumin have a unique soul that resembles a Pikmin's but including its jagged mouth and a lower-pitch Pikmin-like cry. Walking Golden Pikpik Carrots do not release a soul when they die. Glow Pikmin have a unique soul, and Bulbmin release a vermillion-colored soul that appears to be a mix between that of a Pikmin and an enemy.

In Pikmin 4 (Salem version)

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Pikmin 4 (Salem version)
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Souls in Pikmin 4 have gone through many changes in design, but the final design resembles their appearance in Pikmin 1. They are also animated as they are in the official Pikmin 4.

In Pikmin: Wide World

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"It's a jungle out there!"
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Wide World, a fanon game created by Cheepy-Cheepy.
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Souls return in Pikmin: Wide World with minor visual differences: Yellow Pikmin souls now have ears; Blue Pikmin souls now have a mouth; Red Pikmin souls now have a nose; Purple Pikmin souls are now fatter and have hairs on their heads; lastly, White Pikmin souls now are skinnier and have red eyes. The souls of Rock Pikmin are wide and rough around the edges, and the souls of Winged Pikmin have wings and a larger head. The souls of Green Pikmin have a longer tail than other Pikmin souls. The souls of Pikmin match their size and coloration. The souls of parasitic Pikmin are a combination of an enemy soul and Pikmin soul. Enemy souls appear as they did in Pikmin 3, and parasitic Pikmin souls also have the same coloration.