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A drop of Ultra-Spicy Spray in Pikmin 3

The Ultra-Spicy Spray is a red spray appearing in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3. It can be obtained by gathering ten berry from a Burgeoning Spiderwort plant, or finding a concentrated dose. The first time one of these berries is found, the ship gives a short speech and then requests the Captains to bring it another specimen. After the ship receives nine more berries, it will create an Ultra-Spicy Spray.

Concentrated doses can be found by breaking eggs, defeating petrified enemies, fighting Iridescent Glint Beetles, and Iridescent Flint Beetles, squishing the insects at the Wistful Wild, or defeating red Unmarked Spectralids. Red berry-producing Burgeoning Spiderworts are located in every above ground region except the Valley of Repose, for growth in harsh conditions is not possible. Ultra-Spicy Spray is usually discovered before the Ultra-Bitter Spray, which is a lot more uncommon.


Ultra Spicy Sprayed

A White Pikmin while being energized with the Ultra-Spicy Spray, in Pikmin 2

Unleashing this spray on a Pikmin replaces its leaf, bud or flower with a pink flashing light, similar to the one over Olimar's head. Their maximum speed becomes almost as fast as flowered White Pikmin and the affected Pikmin gain attack speed, which also improves their efficiency when deconstructing gates, constructing bridges, and recovering from enemy attacks. All effects wear off after forty seconds.

While the spray's effect can be extremely useful in many situations, caution should be observed, as drowning, burning, or suffocating Pikmin sprayed with an Ultra-Spicy Spray will actually die more quickly than unsprayed Pikmin.

Although the spray causes most of the Pikmin to improve in terms of speed and attack, all changed attributes are set to the same value for all colors, meaning that flowered White Pikmin lose some speed and Purple and Red Pikmin lose attack strength; all Pikmin experience a gain in attack speed, however.    

In Pikmin 3, Ultra-Spicy Sprays have the same method of obtaining and the same effects. In addition, Pikmin affected by the Spray will instantly mature into Flower Pikmin. As well, in a purely aesthetic difference, the Pikmin seem to have their whole bodies tinted red and their flowers turn an orange-like color, much like the color of the "3" in the Pikmin 3 logo.