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Spore The icon used to represent this hazard.

Spores are a hazard that transforms exposed Pikmin into hostile Mushroom Pikmin that attack leaders and friendly Pikmin.

In some fanon media, some spores don't zombify Pikmin, and can instead have special properties or carry the effects of other dangerous hazards such as, but not limited to, fire, poison, and electricity.

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.
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Lethal? No
Types Non-lethal, status
Resisted by None
Effects Infects Pikmin

Spores are a returning hazard in Pikmin 2... Again?, after a long absence. They are light brown rather than purple-pink due to both poison and magic's coloration, but can still turn Pikmin into Mushroom Pikmin. The Puffstool regains its ability to spew spores, and its smaller variant, the Sporestool, can do the same.

In Pikmin: Neo

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"Time to explore a brand new world."
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Neo, a fanon game created by Glubfubb.
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Spores appear in Pikmin: Neo. Notably, spores are the sole hazard to be resisted by two types of Pikmin, White Pikmin and Cleaner Pikmin, due to their body structures resisting the parasitic fungus. Spores usually take the form of a tannish mist with an appearance similar to poison powder, however, instead of choking Pikmin to death, spores convert them into hostile Puffmin. Luckily, Mushroom Pikmin revert into normal Pikmin after a while. However, in some cases like Pikmin being infected by sporovids, the host needs to be killed to neutralize the spores. Cleaner Pikmin can also remove the spores from infected Pikmin. Mold can be considered a more potent version of spores as not only does it infect more Pikmin but also is more fatal due to killing the victims after infection and reviving them from the dead.

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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Spores appear in Pikmin: Wide World as a rare hazard that is most frequent in Mycelial Sepulcher and its caves. Most types of spores are harmless, but some have a hazard-based effect on Pikmin. However, one type is capable of turning Pikmin that are exposed to it into Mushroom Pikmin. Mushroom Pikmin retain the shape, resistance, and abilities of the Pikmin they once were, and are hostile to leaders, Pikmin, and enemies. Even parasitic Pikmin hosts and Captmin can become Mushroom Pikmin. However, Mushroom Pikmin can be made to revert to their original forms by spraying black nectar on them.

Brilliant Glowstalks release harmless glowing spores as they move around or are hit. Puffstalks produce purple spores that may induce panic but cannot turn Pikmin into Mushroom Pikmin. Angler Bulblaxes have Common Glowcaps growing on their back which may release harmless glowing spores as the creature moves around. Anodestools can emit electric spores. Daddy Long Legs' have poisonous spores hidden in the hairs protecting its knee joints, but they disappear when the hairs are removed. Luminous Long Legs' occasionally drop harmless glowing spores. Lastly, Puffstools can scatter purple spores that can transform Pikmin into hostile Mushroom Pikmin.

Asphyxiating Moldclumps periodically spew harmless gray mold spores. Bouncy Mushrooms release harmless yellow spores when their caps are bounced off of. Browncaps, Kingcaps, and Spotcaps all release harmless white spores when they are destroyed. Colossal Glowcaps and Common Glowcaps produce a few harmless glowing spores when they are disturbed. Orbular Pollenspouts constantly spew gray mold spores that make Pikmin panic Lastly, Shockcaps may produce a few electric spores when they are disturbed or destroyed.