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White Pikmin are a troglobitic species of Pikmin that were introduced in Pikmin 2, made a slight appearance in Pikmin 3 before receiving another appearance in Pikmin 4. They are the third type of Pikmin found in Pikmin 2 and are produced through Ivory Candypop Buds, the first of which are found in the White Flower Garden. They are distinguished by their red eyes, pure colour, and small stature. White Pikmin are also known for their immunity to poison and the ability to produce it.

Mainline appearances[]

Pikmin 2[]

White Pikmin are considerably smaller than all the other types of Pikmin. They have red, possibly compound eyes devoid of pupils that allow them to locate treasures that are completely buried underground, which is demonstrated shortly after discovering them in the White Flower Garden. Due to their small size, they are the fastest of all Pikmin, such that, when flowered, they run at least as quickly as Captains equipped with the Rush Boots. White Pikmin are also extremely toxic, immediately harming and often killing any predator that eats them, although this does not benefit the Pikmin that was eaten, as they must have perished to release the poison. Because of they are acclimated to the poison in their bodies, White Pikmin are immune to all outside sources of poison. This allows them to destroy poison pipes and walk through poisonous emissions unharmed. White Pikmins' extremities are tinged with purple, hinting at the potent poison they contain.

Pikmin 3[]

White Pikmin return in Pikmin 3, but only in Mission Mode and Bingo Battle. They are obtained from Ivory Candypop Buds or simply by being found and plucked from the ground. They are considerably weaker than they were in Pikmin 2, dealing half the damage that a Blue or Yellow Pikmin does. Their poison is also considerably weaker, only slightly damaging an enemy upon consumption. They are not found in any areas with poison that they can access, nullifying their previous resistance, and are not able to find hidden treasures. This reduces their usefulness to solely being able to quickly bring piles of nuggets and other treasures to the SPERO. In Pikmin 3, it takes five whites to kill a Red Bulborb, but in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, it now takes 3.

In the Pikmin Short Movies, a White Pikmin is shown to have the ability to spit poison which can melt metal, although this may have just been added for comedic effect, as the Short Movies are not canon.

Pikmin 4[]

White Pikmin still do 5 damage rather than the average 10, but their poison appears to be back to full speed. Hidden treasures can now be found by all Pikmin types, and the poison hazards are back, now a greenish color rather than the past dark purple. They still walk quicker than other types, and make different sounds.


In Pikmin 2, White Pikmin and Purple Pikmin are often considered to be rarer than the other types of Pikmin as they can only be created in limited amounts, due to having no onion, unlike the other Pikmin types, as they can be mass produced as long as there are pellets or enemies on the map.

Although single Ivory Candypop Buds appear fairly consistently throughout the caves of Pikmin 2, the most notable spots are three Candypop Buds found in the White Flower Garden on sublevel 3 when you have 19 or fewer White Pikmin and on sublevel 4 of the Subterranean Complex.

In Pikmin 3, White pikmin and Purple Pikmin only appear in only a few of the Side Missions Rather then the actual story. they are usually spawned in Candypop Buds, or they could have pikmin sprouts in certain Maps.

In Trial of the Sage Leaf, a White Onion can be found. This is the second time that a White Onion is seen throughout the series, the first being subtlety featured as part of the Master Onion in Hey! Pikmin.

Crossover appearances[]

Super Smash Bros. series[]

In the Super Smash Bros. series, White Pikmin are among the Pikmin types that Olimar can pull from the ground via his standard special move, Pikmin Pluck, or one of its variations. They are the weakest and deliver the lowest amount of damage and knockback if Olimar uses them for his aerials and smashes, but when they latch onto an enemy, they deal poison damage, or darkness-attributed-damage in Brawl, which gives them the highest pummeling power of all the Pikmin. White Pikmin can be thrown the farthest due to their weight, despite the actual Pikmin game where Yellow Pikmin are the lightest and are thrown higher rather than farther.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[]

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  • NTSC: A type of Pikmin. White Pikmin are resistant to poisons and are themselves toxic to creatures that eat them. Their low weight makes them very speedy, and they can also dig up buried items. White and purple Pikmin do not live inside Onions, so you must change other Pikmin into them by tossing them into ivory candypop buds and violet candypop buds.
  • PAL: A type of Pikmin. White Pikmin are resistant to poisons and are themselves toxic to creatures that eat them. Their low weight makes them very speedy, and they can also dig up buried items. White and purple Pikmin do not live inside Onions, so you must change other Pikmin into them by throwing them into ivory candypop buds and violet candypop buds.


  • White Pikmin are the first Pikmin type to have compound eyes, the second being Winged Pikmin.
  • Although White Pikmin were originally the smallest, Winged Pikmin appear to be slightly shorter, making White Pikmin the second smallest Pikmin species. If you count juvenile Bulbmin, White Pikmin are the third smallest.
  • Along with Purple Pikmin, White Pikmin do not have a unique voice in Pikmin 3.


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