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Walk around, raise pikmin, BLOOM
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What happened to the other thread?
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anyway, expedition anon here, it does seem that you can still send pikmin for fruit and seedlings even if you find them far away from where you are, not sure how long they may stay on the map but I was able to send my pikmin to bring back a lemon around 7km away from where I live. Maybe that's how they intended to play the game after all, I remember the introductory video showing walking around planting flowers during morning/noon, and then sending pikmin and giving them nectar at the afternoon
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>you have to replant flowers again once the giant flower stops blooming
Niantic can fuck right off. I'm not fucking doing this shit again especially since I'm the only one clearly doing shit in my area
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Looking over the map that shows where you've found seeds/pikmin makes me realize that there's a square grid and you probably can't find another pikmin within that square you've found a seed already. Meaning you can't grind specific locations for all the special pikmin types
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>>636195
I ask once again: Should I invest in OP images and if so what should they be?

>>636199
It got axed almost certainly because of the armpit OP. Seemed like a stupid way to draw attention in my opinion anyway.

>>636273
Yeah, there's pretty much no point once you get maxed out on petals. At a point it's just cosmetic. I just use white normal flowers.

>>636345
Makes sense. Niantic has always built their games on s2 cells, so making those one-time Pikmin spaces to reduce oversaturation of one location makes sense. It is a collecting game after all. I wonder if releasing the Pikmin resets it.
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Post codes Pikers.
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>>636273

I don't see any point of the big flowers. The amount of flowers you need to plant in order to get it to X color that isn't white is to much. The blooms don't give enough fruits to justify trying to constantly plant them and frankly walking around and expiditions for fruits gives more than enough for normal, red and yellow.
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>>636484
Once your party gets large enough, it's like you have infinite white petals / can never run out, so whenever you're walking you have white petals on - you should walk through the big flowers on your route. Then once it gets close enough you can finish it off
They're not worth going out of your way to complete, but you can still passively do them as you're doing your steps required to level up
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>>636195
I'm level 25 and there is nothing else to do, what a shallow game
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>>636532
post shoes
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>>636195
Only know Pikmin from Smash. How exactly is the gameplay with the originals vs mobile version?
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>>636554
Nothing alike. Pikmin Bloom is as similar to normal Pikmin as the Pokéwalker is to Pokémon.
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>>636195
>My neighborhood and my university are both considered Roadside
Damn, this game really wants me to branch out, huh?
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>>636532

I'm guessing the game wants you to collect all Decor Pikmin of every color. Can't see someone finishing that before level 50.
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I've got so many petals I'm just dumping them around work; I'm also right next to a cinema so I'm drowning in popcorn pikmin, not that I'm complaining
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>>636945
>On college campus
>Only non-roadside I could find is from the Chick-fil-A on the outskirts
Feels bad.
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>>636965
I think I've got every type of location near me other than zoo and beach. Though exactly what counts as which type seems pretty inconsistent.
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can someone corroborate if when the game picks a picture when the day's over and said picture's got a location tag the game drops an expedition towards that location? I think I've read someone say that but I can't try that out for myself right now
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>>636945
>popcorn pikmin

say what?
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>>637200
Yes, but if you manually add a picture to the lifelog with a locaiton tag then you'll get an expedition from that instead
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What's the "location log"? I wouldn't be worried about it if I could delete just the flowers but I want to know what it is. Is it just for how the map gradually gets clearer when you walk to places?
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>game crashes now everytime it loads up to ask for permission for media files
i guess it was fun
no i dont want my dick pics to show up in my pikmin game
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Got 30k steps and 20-something expeditions today.
You better know I be bloomin'!
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>>637576
for anyone else with crashes, mines eventually worked after just trying over and over again
planted new seeds
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>>637235
I've got about 6 big poppas
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>>637382
I'm pretty sure it's a record of where you've walked every day even when you're not planting flowers. You can select each day and view the little recap that shows your path.
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>>637657
I was disappointed that the popcorn pikmin I've been getting from a porno cinema aren't special types. Real missed opportunity there.
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>>637711
My local sex shop doesn't register in the game at all.
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>>637380
Didn't realize that, time to take a picture of my dog every time I walk him.
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So how do blooming flowers work in regards to other players? I know that when one blooms a fruit drops but like will that fruit be available to everyone or everyone who planted flowers around the bud or will it only be available for the person who planted the last flower that made it bloom? Asking so I can plan my routes without getting cucked out of a fruit by someone else
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So, when the game wants to use a picture for your end of day log and stuff, do you get to choose which picture it takes? I've not given the game access to my images folder as I have no idea how invasive it'll be.
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>>638033
Yeah but stupidly enough if you try to save the image it'll say more features are planned
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>>638009
From what I've experienced, you're guaranteed a fruit when you're in the flower's circle as it blooms.
I've walked through several previously bloomed flowers and have not gotten fruit 100% of the time.
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>Carefully pick my Pikmin for a challenge
>Accidentally ship it with only my first two picks
>mfw can't redo it
Really starting to hate this buggy, inefficient mess of a game.
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Do you think they'll add treasures or predators at any point or would that destroy the uwu cutesy vibe they're going forA2A4U
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>>638086
I imagine they'll add borb challenges or something eventually. On the other hand I can see people throwing a bitch fit because one of their rares accidentally got eaten and now they don't want to play anymore.
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>>638086
It's weird to me that they put these mushrooms all over and not some of the monsters from any game at all, they don't even have to kill the pikmin, maybe if a bulborb retaliates it makes the pikmin take longer to kill it but without any casualties, they could take some liberties like that
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>>638104
if you want to play pikmin you can emulate the game freely on your pc. if you want to play pikmin BLOOM then you can download it on your phone.
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>>638033
Ypu don't get to choose. It will try to prioritize images you've taken or downloaded that day. Otherwise it's random. My game keeps trying to pull from my porn folder that I have it kind of sucks.
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>>638137
You can tap the image it gives you and there's an option to choose your own.
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How's your collection going?
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>>638768
Not so well, urbanite. I only just got a botte cap Pikmin.
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So how’s everyone enjoying it so far
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>>636273
>>636484
Half the time I see a big flower it doesn’t even drop its fruit
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>>636649
The location stuff makes almost no sense. My entire university including restaurants and Starbucks are marked as roadside. I went out to the lake last Friday and every single pikmin was marked as roadside despite me being 20 feet from the water. The only non-roadsides I’ve gotten is one at a CVS pharmacy and one at a Jason’s deli.
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>>638949
It's pretty inconsistent even when you're in an area where it's not all just roadside. Some types of location are very common in my local town centre and some super rare regardless of what actually exists in the area.
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Does anyone know how the pikmin in the forest and supermarket categories work? Clearly there's a second decor item for each colour in both of them but how do you get those.
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>>638768
Boring, all I get are b buttons. I dont know why they applied so much Pokemon Go to this game, its not fun.
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>>636345
Yeah, it seems like if you want to a complete collection you're going to have to do some serious travelling. I was hoping to get all the train pikmin but quickly realised that I'm probably going to have to visit 6 different railway stations.
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>>638970
Personally, I got the mushroom decor from a grocery store and the banana from Walmart
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So I made a discovery. THe mushroom raids have colors on them and sending pikmin with the matching color of the mushroom will do bonus damage to the shroom. So yes, make sure you have enough of each type of pikmin to send on the raids and make sure you send the correct color pikmin.
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I still don't understand the point of the different color nectar and petals.
Like beyond just the aesthetic of both the planting of flowers and giving your Pikmin flowers of that color.. does it actually serve a purpose?
eg. Having Pikmin with a Blue Pansy flower will do more damage on a mushroom raid than if it had a white flower
Otherwise, I just don't see the point of the different color nectar / flower petals. I get that you can plant blue flowers to make a Big Flower bloom into a blue flower.. but to what end? To get more blue nectar to make more Big Flowers bloom blue, so that you can get more nectar to bloom more Big Flowers..?
What's the point of the colors?
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>>639229
I've noticed that plums seem to give more friendship hearts than would a green apple.. but I'm not 100% sure it's not just my imagination
that is the only thing that I can think of that they do
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>>639236
I also noticed a bit of the same. It seems that the rarer the fruit the more friendship XP it gives. In general though expiditions are really good for friendship XP and specially ushroom raids.
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>>639229
Flower density + different types of flowers + bonus to growing. I think it might also effect pikmin finding fruit on your walks as well as I find more fruit in my denser areas than in barren places.
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>>639240
>different types of flowers
do you mean just that you can plant more flowers in an area?
>bonus to growing
you get a larger bonus to growing Pikmin when you're planting red flowers compared to white flowers? what do you mean?
>I think it might also effect pikmin finding fruit on your walks
I swear, whenever I have some with bulbs and some with pansies following, the ones with bulbs (no flowers) are the ones to pick up fruit always
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>>639206
They do more damage if they have a flower too and obviously based on friendship level.
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>>639261
does it matter the color of the flower? or if it's a pansy or tulip vs normal flower?
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>>639323
It seemed to be worth one extra point regardless of what type of flower, definitely more testing required though.
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>>639328
>>639323
pansy and rose do more than normal. wittle guys need to start walking more
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>>639246

The more you walk over an area with flowers on the "thicker" the area gets. The thickers the area the bigger the bonus is to growing pikmin. However each flower type has a cap on how much of a bonus it gives so if you go through an area with a lot of white flowers and start planting yellow flowers the bonus will increase.
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>>639387
>need to start walking more
not everybody started playing in the beta friend.. nor does walking have anything to do with the question asked
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>>639400
I started on global release and have ~180k steps. you're just a teletubby who hasn't played enough to discover the game mechanics naturally.
>>639396
you get a bigger bonus just for plating longer in one session up to 30%
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>>639404
>I started on global release
that's cool bro - no one cares. here you are lording over us. lmao. I have 127K steps and I started on the 29th.
last time you posted bragging about how many steps you had, you showed your absolute shit number of white / pinks / purples - if you had gotten 180k steps legitimately, you would have a ton more pinks / purples / whites.
you lurk in these threads to try and lord over the rest of us, posting such dumb bragging shit.
I broke my spine 3 months ago, and just started walking again on doctors orders, and I still have more decor Pikmin than you.
You're a faggot.

and again, this has nothing to do with the question being asked. I asked if pansy / tulip Pikmin give a bonus on raids - this question has nothing to do with walking. You just took it as an opportunity to jump in and try and brag about how many steps you have lmao.
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>>639415
free

and again, if you walked more and experienced more of the game you'd encounter the scenario yourself and naturally find the answer. your question is just a cope because you're lazy
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>>639422
>don't ask questions in the Pikmin thread
>find out for yourself
>don't ask questions, EVER
>if you ask a question, you just haven't played enough
>you can tell instantly the difference between a raid done with normal flowers and a raid down with pansies
you're a faggot dude. fuck off. I will ask whatever the fuck I want to ask. You are not the fucking Pikmin thread police.
Look out everybody! Don't ask whether pansies / tulips give a bonus to raids!! The Pikmin thread police is here!!
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>>639425
>wittle guy did a heckin upset
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>>639442
Oh yeah, extremely upset. So angry. I'm just seeeeething.
Genuinely dude, when the game first came out and I started lurking in these threads, I thought you were an alright guy - it was cool to see people being active / you challenging others to keep up
but within the last few days you've suddenly become super toxic, that you're superior to anyone who doesn't have as many steps as you do.
It's fucking Pikmin bloom lmao. If you get your ego validation from playing Pikmin bloom and lording your superiority over people on 4chan, you're a faggot. Period.
And again, there was absolutely zero reason for you to chime in to the discussion about whether pansies / tulips give a bonus to raids.
Your entire attitude is dogshit. Imagine coming into a videogame general thread, and freaking out when people are asking questions about the game.
>STOP ASKING QUESTIONS
>IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER PLAY MORE
jesus christ. you're such a faggot.
>oh wittle guy can't handle being called a faggot?
>wittle guy gonna resort to calling me a wittle guy??

Just go back to how you were when the game first came out bro. There's no reason for you to be such a faggot. It's not too late.
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>>639452
i think you're the one who got upset when i belittled you jokingly. I answered your question and then told you how you could gather information on your own. Walking more = more in game progress = more in game scenarios = more knowledge. You also get defensive at my step count which is something i find amusing. My ego is to literally be Jiren to drive others. Progress for the sake of progress. I can be antagonistic to get teletubbies like you to walk more. If you walked more your ego wouldn't be hurt by me mentioning my step count, and therefore we would both be active in the real world. You getting so upset about a video game and typing paragraph after paragraph to salvage your own ego shows where you stand. You're just upset about your spinal injury and lashing out because of it. No reason to mention it unless it wasn't in your mind all day
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>>639508
>i belittled you
Imagine that you are driving through an intersection. You stop at the stop sign, and then cross. While you're in the middle, a car speeds through and t-bones your car. You get out of the car and start to talk to the other driver - the other driver is SHOCKED that he is being blamed for hitting your car. You started this shit, as you just admitted - don't act surprised when someone calls you a faggot, if you are going around trying to belittle them
>told you how you could gather information on your own
Oh, SOOOOO helpful man!! Thank you sooooo much for telling me to walk more and that I could find out if pansies gave a bonus to raids or not by playing more!! Wherever would I be without you giving this amazing advice??
>You also get defensive at my step count
Dude, I don't give a shit about your step count! That is what you are not getting. I asked a question about raids, and YOU started talking about your step count. It is YOU who is inserting your step count into every conversation. Again, I asked about raids, and you started bragging about your step count. You are the one who is constantly bringing up their step count.
>I can be antagonistic
Dude, if you want to antagonize people, don't act surprised when someone calls you on it and tells you that you're being a faggot
>You're just upset about your spinal injury and lashing out
I have 127K steps lmao. I am ecstatic. I didn't think I would be able to ever walk again, let alone be able to be walking 6+ miles everyday.

Don't act like a faggot trying to belittle and antagonize people and then act all surprised when someone calls you on it
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>>639532
Having to use metaphors to get your point across means your point doesn't make sense. You still fail to realize that knowing the information now or tomorrow makes no difference. You do care about other people's step counts as you deflected and said "not everyone played since beta man". You failed to realize you could find out the information on your own and instead saw it as an attack on your being. Just because you lack the cerebral capacity to read context clues and connect separate ideas doesn't mean step count and challenge mechanics aren't tied together. You get access to challenges via walking x amount. Therefore you get more game experience walking more. The fact you can't put this together and get butthurt so easily shows how foolish you are. All of this is ignoring that I answered your question in the first post. You ignored it and instead mentioned what made you butthurt because you want to be self righteous. Go walk outside wittle guy
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>>639628
>Having to use metaphors to get your point across means your point doesn't make sense.
lmao.
>You still fail to realize that knowing the information now or tomorrow makes no difference
What the fuck are you talking about man lmao. We are here in the Pikmin general, talking about the video game. That includes asking questions about the game. Why are you trying to prevent us from discussing the games mechanics? Jesus christ. If you don't care about the information, just don't respond, lurk moar.
>not everyone played since beta man
Yes, not everyone knows all the game mechanics inside and out, as they didn't all play in beta. It has nothing to do with step count. Again, you are projecting. Nobody cares about your step count bro.
>You failed to realize you could find out the information on your own
Bro, we are in the Pikmin general thread to discuss the game and share our knowledge with fellow people who play the game. Go fuck yourself. You are a faggot. Yes, no fucking shit I can find out through multiple trials whether or not having pansies assists in raids compared to normal flowers, or I can just discuss it here. Or I can do both! Fuck off trying to police the conversation.
You're such a faggot dude.
Again, I want to emphasize to you that I didn't always think you were this humongous faggot. It is only in the last couple of days that you've tried to insert yourself into every conversation talking about your step count
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>>639643
imagine if instead of typing all those paragraphs over two hours time of sitting at your computer you went outside and did something fulfilling. like BLOOMING flowers in pikmin BLOOM
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>>639660
I have already done my 6 miles today. I don't walk further, as if I do, I risk injury and undoing the progress I have made in physical therapy for my back.
I am done talking to you. There was no reason for you to chime in to "belittle and antagonize" (your words) We can discuss the game however we want in these threads. You are not the thread police. You do not decide what questions can be asked. Go fuck yourself.
I am sorry to the other anons for disrupting the thread with this argument.
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>>639668
get a hobby and or therapist bro
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hell yeah
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are the mushroom raids bugged? I swear I left my pikmin attacking a small one knowing that it'd take me around a minute or so but I locked my screen and went to do something else for like 10 minutes and when I came back it said that the completion time was 11 minutes
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>>640245
Nope, mushroom raids are about the only thing that has always worked smoothly for me so far.
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>>640280
I mean nope, as in not for me anyway, they might well be bugged desu.
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>>640245
It seems just the timer is bugged. I've had it say that it took 15 minutes to beat a small mushroom clump, when in reality it only took 1 minute, yet I still got 2 stars for it.
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>>640245
you have to open the game and see the challenge finished for it to register or else it can take up an attempt for the next day
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>>640245
sometimes when I do one it just causes the app to crash, but when I reopen still planting flowers / no issues
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>>640245
>mushroom raids only take a few minutes.

literally just had a 20 hour raid since I didn't play all day. I sent full matching color pikmin as well. I thought this was normal.
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>>638978
>if you want to a complete collection you're going to have to do some serious travelling.
That's the way it should be in my opinion. Something about GO that always bothered me is that it doesn't actually give as much insentive to explore as it wants to pretend
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>>636554
The only similarity is Pikmin carrying fruit around and plucking them.
The original game is an RTS
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>>638049
This is my experience too. When it's already bloomed, it only seems to drop something maybe a fifth of the time, which are good odds, but it's much easier to hover around one and guarantee a drop
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>>638093
They could make it so you can lock favorites, which then can't be sent off in combat missions

Truthfully though if the game really needs Bulborbs and other enemy representation, I'd rather they just add Bulbmin and Pikmin versions of other enemies
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I hope they add more ways to bond with Pikmin. Something like personality types would be fun.
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>>640991
Pikmin are literally designed to be brainless drones with the intuition of, at best, a 10yo child. They do what they're told, or whatever is in their immediate presence then they aren't being told to do anything.
I thought that's why a lot of people liked this series. Then again, I thought people liked Pokémon because it was like anime cockfighting, but most don't seem to agree.
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>>641016
In the context of an RTS like the original, you are right but Bloom makes them feel so much more personal with the outfits and ability to name them
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Only 124 left to collect now.
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>>641016
>Pikmin are literally designed to be brainless drones with the intuition of, at best, a 10yo child
In the mainline games yeah but they have established personalities in spin-off material (the 3ds cartoons were explicit with this)
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why is my pikmin so fuckin heavy
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>>636474
added you already ^^
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did niantic not block flygps from working with this game? Asking because I've seen flowers planted in a way that doesn't make sense in regards to the streets, and I don't know whether to attribute it to cheating or gps drift
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>>642751
Mine go all over the place occasionally.
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>>641963
fatty
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did anyone here play in the beta / experienced the community event days before?
i'm wondering if the big flowers reset on the event day, or if you can "prime" them and get them to 250 "will be a blue flower" and then once the event starts, restart the app and then finish the flowers to get blue pansies
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>>641304
i only have one. :(
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What would you add or change?
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>>644098
I would add an actual incentive to going to bloomed flowers

Also would change the roadside decor. Don't get why it's stickers other than niantic thinking "oh you will get alot of them so might as well make it a small change" very dumb, why not traffic cones, road signs, a little minature car and other random stuff
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>>644098
Actual enemies that your Pikmin can fight. Instead of them dying, they become unusable until midnight the next day (though you can use a premium item to heal them early).
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>>644098
Different characteristics to the colors. Blue move twice as fast in water, etc
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>>644302
I guess the point of it is that most letters are pretty rare so it gives you some incentive to try and get them. But they all look the same anyway unless you're zoomed way in.
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>>644098
1. I would add more items to the shop that could be purchased with coins.
Right now there is nothing worth buying whatsoever in the shop - nothing to "work for"
The game would be a lot better if you could buy either cosmetics for your character or if you had some sort of "house" (I'm picturing just a little clearing area similar to the original Pikmin - pic related)
There could be all sorts of items that you could 'decorate' your house with that cost coins. It would give something to work toward / reason to get coins.

2. After adding cosmetic / house decoration rewards, they need to make flower planting cumulative for the day (where you can stop / swap to a different flower color and it still counts to the 500 count) and also lower the number of flowers planted to receive coins - imo it should be closer to 300 (the top rewards should still be in the thousands of coins)

3. Increase the rewards for blue fruit from Big Flowers. For some reason Big Flowers will only give you a single Plum, which is 10 blue nectar
Unless you're releasing Pikmin for their 10 blue flowers, you're always going to end up either very much in the negative or flat from planting blue flowers around a Big Flower

4. Make it so that when you reach a certain level that the fruit your Pikmin can pick up have a chance of giving Pansy / Tulip nectar - shouldn't only be the base nectar forever

5. A much larger bonus for giving colored flowers to Pikmin for challenges. Right now a fully friendship Pikmin gives 20 points - when you give it a flower, 21, if the color is the correct color to the challenge, 22 points.. that is fucking terrible. You should get more than a 5% bonus for having the correct color.. Imo it should be closer to 30 point value total. Right now, there is very little incentive to use pansy / tulip nectar on Pikmin to boost them for challenges (unless you're already collecting the petals from that nectar anyway)
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>>644098
>>644995
6. Not sure how they could fix this / what's behind this, but if they made it so that Step Count updated more accurately it would be good. Right now the step count is only accurate when looking at seeds you're growing; it should be just as accurate for your overall step count for the day
There are times where I have to restart the app several times for the step count to update, so that I can level up

7. Make it possible to buy the size increases in the shop with coins, but make it an extremely high amount needed, to where it would take weeks / months.

8. Change roadside decoration from sticker to literally anything else. Not only is roadside overrepresented, but the sticker is the worst / ugliest decoration they could have possibly thought up. It would unironically be better if it was just all different trash you'd find along a roadside than a fucking sticker.

9. Make it so that friends you add can see more than just postcards you send them. They should be able to see the medals you have, the Pikmin you have, and if they added a house they should be able to visit your home and look at the decorations you've acquired. The whole point is to be able to flex on NERDS - right now there is very little ability to flex
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>>644995
On the flower planting am I understanding it correctly that if you plant 499 white flowers then swap to red, plant 499 of those and then stop planting it would say 998 flowers planted but give you no coins? I'm just curious as to how exactly it works, not worried about min maxing coins because like you say there's nothing worth spending them on.
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>>645005
yes
whenever you stop planting flowers (hit the stop button) it counts the number of flowers you planted in that session - for each 500 you get 1 coin (so yes, 499 you'd get nothing)
if you then started planting red flowers, it wouldn't count towards the previous 500, and if you planted 499 you would also get nothing
It should be cumulative to each day, to where it's the total flowers you planted in the day, not in the 1 session.
Could work just like steps, where at the end of the day adds up the total number of flowers you planted and gives you coins
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>>645006
I just leave it on all day mostly and swap between flowers when I'm getting low on one colour anyway. You really do get a pitiful amount of coins, I've planted 70k flowers for a return of 128 coins.
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good luck blooming today everyone with the special event!
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>>643376
can confirm that you can plant flowers in Big Flowers before the special event starts, and then complete them after the event starts to get pansies. some of the ones i had planted only needed single digit flowers planted to bloom - still gave pansies
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10K is too much, its raining today, what the fuck am I supposed to do. Jerk off my phone for a few hours?
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>>645508
Get an umbrella!
Already did 7K this morning at 9am, about to go back out and finish the rest
10,000 steps is like 5 miles - easy!
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>>645508
10k steps is like 80-90 minutes of walking
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I had an extremely successful special event!
In the days leading up I prepared ~20 Big Flowers so that I would only need to plant a few to make them bloom, then after 6 hours passed did some more
I'm very happy to be filled up on the pansy nectar & flowers!
How did you all do?
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>>645770
Where's my special 10K medal, Niantic? It's been eleven minutes and I'm not seeing a special medal.
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>walked around all day, not even checking my steps but left the game on the petal menu to swap them around whenever one was about to run out
>after getting back home see that the game stopped tracking at 2000 steps
why do I even try...
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Do the flower trails go away after a while or something? My entire hood is empty now and it makes me really sad. I walked so much to try and get my general area full of flowers and now they are all gone.
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>>645899
Same senpai.

>go on long ass walk.
>Almost 3 hours long.
>Get home and check steps.
>7k steps.

fucking bullshit.
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>>645899
>>646025
The game doesn't count your steps, it imports them from google fit or whatever the apple equivalent is. You should check that app and see if it has recorded a more accurate number.
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>Almost all my Pikmin are retrieving things found along my short roadtrip to St.Louis
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>>646022
Yes - I think it is a 1 week or 2 weeks (or between those two) might be like 10 days.. not 100% sure
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>>646045
I noticed that google fit is acting up, so I deciced to go through some hurdles and get back samsung health, then use health sync to sync those steps to Fit while the tracking for the latter is off, it's working a lot better now this way
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I still haven’t gotten my little gimmick participation medal
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>>646849
me either - it does say in the news "Please note there may be a slight delay until the badge is awarded. You will need to log into Pikmin Bloom at least once during the 2 weeks after Community Day"
So.. at least we know that it will take max 13 days more
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>>644098
I think I would add pic related to the game as a different kind of challenge besides fungicide. No danger to the pikmin just a tug of war against the yeasty menace
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What kind of themed events would you like to see? How would it change up the game
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Never been to Ohio, but I somehow got this expedition after taking a road trip. I wonder if my GPS freaked out or something. Hope the Pikmin making the week roundtrip make it back safe.
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There isn't a single feeling in the world that compares to how satisfying this is
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>>647728
You don't look too happy about it though desu.
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>>647729
It's because one of them bit my ankle
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How the shit do I get the other supermarket decor type? Every pikmin I've found has been mushrooms. Is the other type just rare or is it location or time of year based?
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>>645508
I went to the arcade and played DDR for 2 hours lol
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Has anyone else had a pikmin GLOW and give a load of petals if you keep tapping it? Is this the power of the botnet anons?

Picrel
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Where's my Community Day badge, Hanke? Walked 30k steps on Saturday just for that badge, Hanke!
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>>636195
How do I get above one star on challenges?
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>>648672
Depends, what level are you? Just hit lvl. 29 and that was enough to get 3 stars against small mushrooms. The general rules for challenges are:
• Use highest friendship Pikmin
• Prioritize same color
• Default to purples after that
• Whites and Winged aren't great for challenges, and I've heard Rock are too slow to make up for their high attack stat, so maybe use anything except those
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>>648676
>>648672
The first I was able to 3 star was when I had 15 decor Pikmin - so whatever level you're able to send 15 (I think that's level 20?)
15 red decor Pikmin attacking a small red mushroom, half of them had white daisies, some had red pansies (I took a screenshot after, looking at it now)
I haven't been able to 3 star anything larger yet, even with 18 decor of the correct color with the correct color pansy flower
3 star on a small mushroom I believe is anything lower than 59 seconds (might be a few seconds less)
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That's all the sticker shits sorted bois
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>>636195
Why play this? I don't get it.
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>>649261
Consider this: why NOT play this?
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>>649261
You already carry your phone and walk around anyway
Just keeps track of it and makes it fun
There are already millions & millions of people who use a fitbit or other step tracking device - the demand is there to play a game like this
When you visit places it gives you a nice momento of that place, for free
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>>649255
Now get one for every letter of the alphabet
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i don't understand the point of planting pansies or tulips compared to daisies
what do you get out of it?
even planting them to bloom a big flower, what's the point? just because the fruit will give more friendship levels to your pikmin compared to if you used a daisy?
am i missing something
do later levels require you to plant a certain amount of pansies/tulips?
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>>649832
Rarer flower types on your pikmin's heads make them stronger against mushrooms
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>>649867
but even if i use the rare flower type i will not 3 star a normal or bigger mushroom.. i will receive the same reward whether for clearing a normal blue mushroom with 18 blue decor pikmin with white daisy flowers compared to giving them blue pansies - I'll still 2 star it and receive a plum for +9 blue pansy nectar regardless, so why use the pansies?
the points it gives me for a white flower is 23, for a blue pansy 24
and if i don't use any flowers whatsoever i will still 3 star any small mushroom if using all decor
i don't understand the point of using pansies / tulips when you can get the same job done / same reward if using daisies - the bonus is so negligible
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I'm pretty dissapointed. I guess I expected a game. It's just a pedometer with some pikmin theming, really.
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>>649875
I'm only level 26 but I imagine the power boost is more noticeable later on when you can select more pikmin for a mushroom.
Say a pansy gives a 10% boost (or whatever the number is). With 20 pikmin that's only the power of two more pikmin, but at 40 pikmin or more you're looking at a better and better possibility to 3-star bigger mushrooms.
This all said, if you don't care about maxing pikmin's hearts or getting postcards, then yeah none of this ultimately matters.
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>>649900
but even with 40 pikmin, having 920 points versus 960 points (or even 1040 maximum) i don't think will really make the difference.. maybe like if you're just at a threshold, where you need that last little oomph - idk, i guess i just wish that the correct color flower, especially if it was a pansy or tulip gave a much larger bonus than just 1 or 2 points
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>>644098
>you no longer have to plant 300 fucking flowers to bloom one big flower instead keep the current flower always blooming and if you want to change the type of flower then you have to revert it back to a bud
>friends can join mushroom challenges like how pokemon go lets you invite friends to raids
>lower the amount of coins to recharge the dowsing machine to 50 coins
>BEING ABLE TO SET UP MULTIPLE SQUADS HOLY FUCKING SHIT
>when you tap the whistle button multiple times, instead of just randomly shuffling pikmin you directly call out any pikmin you haven't fed
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Is there a reason to ever actually use my rare flower types? Why would I not just constantly use the white ones when they are so abundantly common?
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>>651071
Supposedly rarer flowers give Pikmin more strength, but I haven't noticed a difference. Aside from that, it's free extra flower petal storage space.
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>>651071
using rarer flowers has a chance of making buds bloom into a rarer kind, white petals have a chance of blooming colour flowers, coloured petals have a chance of blooming pansies, and pansies have a chance of blooming roses
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>>651335
Oh interesting. Thanks
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>>652082
call him inbread
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>>652082
You guys really don't name each of you Pikmin?
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>>652225
I do, and now that I've found out that CSS is valid for naming the gate has opened to a new world of possibilities
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>>652225
Hell yeah I do. These aren't the expendable pikmin that die after three minutes. They're bros for life.
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>>652225
Haven't named a single one.
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>>652237
>No name-censoring
After Pokémon Go, this makes me feel spoiled. I guess they don't plan on having other people have access to your Pikmin names.
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>>652225
I did but after a while it became too much to come up with each and every name. Now I just name them after they get their accessory.
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I have no idea why this is the category after roadside that I completed first. I do not live in an area with an unusual density of hairdressers.
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>>653529
Having one within a reasonable walking area is unusual if you ask me. My second completed category will probably be park, then third restaurants.
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>>653699
I have park, waterside, restaurant, cafe and clothing store one off competition. And nearly half of each for supermarket and forest, no idea how to get the other types for those. Minimarts just don't exist here for some reason though.
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>>653529
Yeah it's like the game will always give me one of these salon niggas every time I'm within eyesight of one. Meanwhile I've yet to get a SINGLE clothing store pikmin.
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>>653785
That and restaurants. Feels like half my pikmin have chef hats.
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How do mushrooms work? Is it best to send the same color pikmin to attack it? Like red pikmin - red mushrooms? Or is a balance of the different types better?
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>>653838
When you are selecting the Pikmin to go on the expedition, a number will appear next to the text "Send up to X Pikmin for this challenge"
Red pikmin give a higher number of 'attack power' when attacking a red mushroom (and the same for all the other colors)
likewise having the pikmin have flowers versus leafs or bulbs gives a bonus
giving them the correct color flower the same as the mushroom gives a bonus (but it's miniscule.. +1 bonus for normal flowers and +2 for pansies I believe)
the most important thing is their friendship level
so you want to have 15+ of each color maxed on friendship, so that you're always able to send the maximum number of that color (with flowers) that are all maxed on friendship / decor
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>>653880
I see, thanks for the explanation. I'm level 25 right now but still only getting 1 star even for the tiny mushrooms. But I would always just hit auto and leave it at that, so I'll pay more attention now.
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>>653880
>>653888
Should also be noted that purple Pikmin are inherently stronger than other Pikmin, and Whites/Wings are not, so make sure to keep that in mind when finding the best Pikmin for the job. Rock Pikmin often are stronger than purple Pikmin, but I can't tell if they are actually good or not, considering they don't latch onto mushrooms like how the other Pikmin do. I'll try to do a field test at some point.
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Anyone else still waiting for their Community Day 10k badge?
Deadline to receive it is supposedly tomorrow
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>>655300
I haven't seen anyone say they've got it yet. Pretty sure Niantic said it would be several weeks at least.
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>Am sick (no clue if Covid)
>Have been sprouting blue pansies all week
>Take one day to rest because my illness hasn't been getting any better
>mfw Someone else got a blue rose without my flowers (but probably with the fruit I helped others get), so I can't even get the rose fruit
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>>636195
can I run this on some shitty iphone 6
My android ceased to function.
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>>653964
Rock pikmin attack slower. Purple pikmin are just all around better.
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>>655430
You got the gay flu from this faggot walking game.
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I imagine 95% of all bakery pikmin are created from mall pretzel shops.
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>>655719
I guess I’m an outlier and have 3 bakeries very close by.
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>Finally got the CD badge
Finally, peace of mind.
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How's your letter sticker collection going? I have A, B, C, D, F, H, K, I, L, N, S, T and W.
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>>656747
I only ever get D
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>>656779
K seems to be the default for me, I have over 30 of them.
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>>656747
More than I thought, A B C D F S E L P W H T O U Z.
I’ve been avoiding growing roadside seeds and trying to amass up a fleet of winged pikmin wearing little airplanes.
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Seems that numbers that can appears on stickers as well, I just found a 2
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>>657370
I wonder if English/Latin-based language versions can get stickers from non-Latin names (Cyrillic, Japanese, etc.). Either way, I imagine those would be the real things to collect.
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>>657373
Yeah, is it based on your language setting or location? Like if I went on holiday to Japan would I get different pikmin? Also you can apparently get different coloured stickers from those huge pot pikmin.
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>>641963
Holy shit trim your nails
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Are White Pikmin just useless other than their own mushrooms?
Everything else outclasses them in damage obviously other than Pinks.
And even though they're supposed to be fast, Purples still beat them there by carrying more, and they'll lower expedition times more than a white ever could.
Do they really not have any special properties other than just being a bit faster then R/B/Ys?
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>>659166
The same could be said about Rock Pikmin: They're seemingly only slightly stronger than Purple Pikmin, yet they attack so slow and carry much less at slower speeds.
Really hope they add poison or smashing challenges to make them more than just lesser surplus Winged Pikmin or lesser Purple Pikmin.
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Was looking up info on this game, and came across this chart. Apparently, Rock Pikmin are better than Purple Pikmin for blue and white mushrooms for some reason. No clue how they came to this conclusion, but I’ll take it.
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>watch my guys stroll directly into the bay to collect a seedling
>roadside
Oh come on
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>Back at home from Thanksgiving
>Decide to go for an early morning walk while everyone else is still asleep
>Drive out to forest preserve to try to get forest decor
>Get 9 coins from flowers
>Got ~6k steps from it
>Drive back home
>Mfw none of the seedlings I found there counted for forest
>Mfw now the game says I only walked 200 steps, presumably because I drove back
At least I still got the coins and plucked a few Pikmin...
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>tfw all my flower trails have disapeared.

This is fucking bullshit. What's even the god damn point of planting flowers if I don't even get to see my hood covered in them? Specially sucks cause there are only like, 2 other people in my area that play and I'm pretty sure they are just kids so it's even more bullshit.
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>>662854
Mine are forming a pretty dense carpet between my house and where I work.
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>>663033
i asked reddit how long trails last and they are saying 5-7 days while I am seeing them disaper after a day or 2.
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Who spends $15 dollars on a pedometer game and then just throws all their resources into a parking lot like that?
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Just got 4 stars on a mushroom challenge and I have no idea what caused that to happen.
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>>661718
You can see what it is before you send them
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>>663697
Not that guy but quite often the app does not show what pikmin are going to be before collecting the seedling for me. I assume it's down to having a shitty connection.
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>>663970
You can tell where the Pikmin/seedling is from if you look at the location while the Pikmin are sent on an expedition to retrieve it, when you have the seedling in your inventory and when you have the actual Pikmin, but not before any of those. Don’t know why, but that’s just how it is.
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>>664002
Sometimes it does show the location type before I send the expedition.
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>>663970
If it comes up blank I back out and look again and it will appear.
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>Got just under 45 seconds for purple small mushroom
>TWO plums for my trouble
We finally got there bros!
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When the hell are we gonna get our first content update or event??
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>>666770
No clue. Seems like right now they're still trying to fix some of the major bugs that prevent the game from running/lag it out all the time, but we do know they have stuff like fast food, candy, and book decor in the files plus some sort of special decor that might be for future events.
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Starting to see why you guys pretty much never post in this thread anymore: there's nothing to do after a while. It took me 5 weeks to get rose nectar, and now I need to make the slow trek of blooming blue roses so that I have a surplus of them, and then I need to do the same for white, yellow, and red (assuming a December community day doesn't make this more convenient). Can't even find fruit anymore, let alone new Pikmin. Not even any more upgrades to look forward to besides the item that makes Pikmin easier to pluck.
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>Bloom Pack Gives Pansies (Tier 2 Flowers) instead of Tulips (Tier 4 Flowers), but now gives 6 extra heart nectar
>Mfw I no longer have any incentive to get coins
This was there plan all along, wasn't it? Get me interested enough to buy more storage and make all the things that cost ingame currency you can earn worthless? If there isn't a cool event or more useful community day soon, I might have to give up on this for the same reason I no longer do more than dailies in Pokémon Go.
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>>667550
>>667663
Yeah, I'm happy at how much more casual and passive this game is compaird to Pokemon. I own a dog and it's hard to play pokemon when you have a dog with you, and specially when it hits winter (I live in the midwest) I usually stop playing over the weather. Being able to just press play and walk is nice but I do completely agree that the game needs way more.
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>>667550
I'm just patiently waiting for events
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>>662854
this was shocking to see for the first time. a business park across the highway from my house was COVERED in flowers. it was cool because i didn't know anyone else in the area played.

Then after thanksgiving weekend i noticed that they were all gone. Even the ones i plant at my house every day have started to thin out.

I also wish you could add people you see in mushroom raids. I've only seen people twice and would have loved to have added them as friends.

I hope we get some more events or other special pikmin to unlock. It seems like 90% of shit is roadside pikmin and i'd love to see some more, even if its getting them out of the 10k ones.
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>Get two blue roses to bloom
>Only get a plum from one of them
It was still a net positive of 7 petals, but fuck you anyway Hanke.
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https://twitter.com/PikminBloom/status/1466301193949523971?s=20

Wish they had a youtube video i could post but next community day is Dec 18th.

The end of the video shows a poinsettia blooming which i think is new?
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>>670379
>Same weekend as Pokémon Go Community Day
>Mfw planting flowers in background hasn't worked since latest soft update
Guess I'll have to skip a day of that.

Also yeah, that's something that hasn't been seen in the code. I wonder if they plan on keeping pansies being the default blooming flower, but the new one is the rare upper tier. I hope if that is the case that it's a lot more common than normal; upshifted rarity blooms seem to only happen at a rate of 1/20 right now.
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did they ever said the necessary specs to play the game? it lags the fuck out now that my squad grew bigger, and yet my phone has like 3gb or RAM, I don't think it should be having this much trouble unless it's an optimization issue or they just focused on phones with higher memory
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>>672795
How old is your phone? do remember a lot of companies literally fuck your phone up over time so you have ot buy a new one.
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>>673045
it's a samsung a30, iirc I got it around late 2019 which is why it's pretty odd to me
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>>673205
That might be too old. I've been using a Moto G7 Power since mid-2019, and I've been having similar (though probably not as bad) problems.
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>tfw cold as shit out.

Fuck why did they release this game before winter?
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>>676354
>[Something Something Pikmin Anniversary]
Yeah, I haven't been doing all that much with this game last week. I bloomed a blue rose last Sunday and have gotten a good amount of rose petals since then, but the cold wave finally hit and now I don't want to be walking outside for more than an hour at a time. My more athletic family member has been trying to get my fatass to walk more though, so I might be able to get myself to walk with her when I go back home for the holidays. Really hoping getting the new Community Day flower isn't all that difficult; remember, you need nectar for all 4 colors to maintain a consistent surplus.

Here's hoping interest in the game will spike when the spring/summer comes around.
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>>676380
I have no idea how to get different flowers. I thought making the big flowers bloom with pansys would give me something else but I guess they don't. How do you get the other types of flowers?
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>>676897
You just have to keep planting flowers of a tier and you'll eventually get better flowers. Daisies/normal flowers (tier 1) may grow a pansy (tier 2), and those may grow a rose when normally a pansy would grow (tier 3), and presumably a tulip may bloom when planting many roses (tier 4). I assume the chances are significantly higher if you use the flowers of the same type (only using pansies may increase/enable the likelihood of blooming a rose). The odds for me seem to be around 1/20, though it might actually be more like 1/30 or even 1/50 for all I know.
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Bros, realistically, how do we implement Pikmin enemies?
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>>678053
>Bulborb dens will have a random chance to spawn in the place of a mushroom challenge
>Need to be a high level for Bulborb dens to start appearing
>Dens are high risk / high reward
>Defeating the nest will reward you with Bulborb corpses, which grant you lots of rare nectar
>The risk will be your Pikmin have a chance of being defeated. It's likely 1 out of every 20 Pikmin will be defeated

That's my idea. I'm not sure how far they should take "defeated Pikmin". Death seems harsh for this game. Maybe they could just be injured and need time to heal (a day or two). Or maybe more interesting, they're sent back into their seedling form and you'll need to bloom them again (but their hearts and gifts will remain upon revival).

I thought it might be cool to have an active role in fighting the Bulborb. They have a throwing Pikmin mechanic in the game, but I don't think it would be that fun to actually play. So it'd probably be best to just act like the existing challenges and send the Pikmin to do it themselves.
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>>678053

Enemies and bosses roam around the world. Specific pikmin types are immune to dying from them, but others can still be used against them, for example:
>all bulborb types: red, blue and yellow
>swooping snitchbug: yellow and winged
>fiery blowhog: red
>puffy blowhog: yellow and winged
>water dumple: blue
>aristocrab: rock
>toady bloyster: blue and white
Scornet swarm: winged
some bosses that could be added are:
>burrowing snagret: winged and yellow
>shaggy and baldy long-legs: red, blue and yellow
>bug-eyed crawmad: blues
>puffstool: whites
>water wraith: purples
>armored mawdad: rocks
>Scornet Maestro: winged

As for rewards, each enemy will reward its own body afterward, but also small assorted fruits. For bosses you could potentially have their bodies, larger fruits and possibly even postcards like mushrooms. Bosses will of course be far less common.
Perhaps even more bosses and enemies can be added later on, like watery blowhogs (blues) and even the quaggled mireclops (rocks and blues)
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>>678079
>they're sent back into their seedling form and you'll need to bloom them again (but their hearts and gifts will remain upon revival).
This is an excellent way to balance it
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>>678053
Defeated pikmin are out of commission for several days. More days for however BTFO they got.
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>>678079
>>678132
I like this but maybe have regrowing Pikmin only take half the time
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>>678281
>>678132
I think that’s too complicated. >>678081
Or >>678141 sound the best.
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>>636273
I make a loop hitting at least 3 stops or so in my route. You can replant flowers every 5 mins. 4-5 laps and you bloomed all of them.
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>>636345
I’m guessing New York
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>>638104
Or they could die , but you have to use nectar to revive them!
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>>678591
>New York
Don't know how you would get that. Just looks like a supermarket parking lot to me.
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What I learned about Pikmin.

Hold the screen to speed up animations.
Take a picture of something once a day to make a Pikmin spawn from there.
500 flowers planted equals one coin.
Blow the whistle 1 time to call the into formation. 2 times to bring the Pikmin holding items to the front and 3 times to switch out the group except your favorited ones.
You can use your detector free once every day.
Attacking mushrooms with the same color is better. Flower color too I think but I’m not totally sure. I think using the same type like a airport Pikmin and a airport mushroom helps too.
30% flower boost from planting flowers is the max.
You can hold the nectar and bring it to the Pikmin instead of throwing the nectar.
You can also drag your finger to collect items from your Pikimin.
Planted flowers disappear after like 3-4 days.
Your pikimin pick up fruits when you walk. I’m not sure but I think planted paths of flowers make more fruit.
There is no reason to watch the screen when your walking. It waste a lot of battery. It better to play Pokémon go with pikimin playing in the background. It saves battery that way.
Save your single use slots. Leveling up you don’t really need them.

Im level 27 and I think the games needs something more, like enemy’s or something.
It compliments great with Pokémon go but is not a replacement.
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>>678780
You can also drag to select pikimin when making a new squad instead of slecting each one.
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>>678780
Bery helpful thank you
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>>678780
Something I learned by accident, you can throw Pikmin with a small flick of your finger. There's not really any use for it, but it's a cute reference to that mechanic from the actual games. Maybe its well known already, but I thought it was pretty cute.
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Favorite postcard?
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>>678780
Unbloomed pikmin hit for +0
Bloomed Pikmin hit for +1
Pansy flower Pikmin hit for +2
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How much you guys wanna bet the new CD flower is either gonna be impossible to consistently farm or literally the easiest thing to get in the game?
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They released the full announcement a few hours ago. Would've posted sooner, but I was traveling home for the holidays:
>Due to prominent feedback, Community Day will last the entire 24 hour period (presumably 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM local time)
>"Higher chances of Big Flowers blooming into poinsettias when you plant regular blue, red, yellow, or white petals around them"
>"Players achieving the 10,000 step goal on this day will be awarded a special Poinsettia Flower Badge"
>"Seedlings in your planter pack will grow at 1.5x the usual speed (and more, if you’re flower planting!)"
On one hand the changes from the first community day make me pretty excited for this one, but on the other hand, I'm really concerned by the phrases "Higher chances" and "regular [...] petals". We don't have any reference to what "higher" means; the previous community day granted guaranteed pansy flowers to bloom. Does this mean they will be 1/2? 1/5? 1/20?!? Also, while it's not too difficult to grind for normal, yellow and red nectar (just walk in an area you don't normally walk in and you're be swimming in it), I'm pretty sure I've never seen plums in the wild, so I'm gonna have to spend all the time I would normally be grinding roses trying to grind for the rarest nectar from the most common flower. Would've preferred if it didn't have to be "regular [...] petals".
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Would be interesting if postcards gave you long distance expeditions. I miss my South Pole lab expeditions.
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It has occurred to me that releasing Pikmin gives 10 normal flower petals of whatever color nectar was fed to it. While not incredibly useful, this will probably be good for stocking up on nectar for community day.
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>>678141
>>678132
I keep thinking about these and how great they'd be. Essentially the hearts could function like health so if they loose all their hearts they're sent back to seedling forms (but they don't lose the decor or anything). Then you just feed them nectar to level the hearts back up again/heal them.

That would make more use for the nectar too outside of just spamming it because you're full.
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>>676354
>rain predicted all day
Go on without me communitybros
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>>688610
snow, freezing temperatures and high winds for me in Canada, despite the previous 2 days being sunny and nice
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>>688711
Tomorrow should be clear and sunny too. I guess I'll see how many steps I get going Christmas shopping and running errands, but I'm not going to make myself miserable over this.
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>>688610
Michigan here. Rain all god damn day.
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>>680724
Turns out is pretty well balanced
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>>688610
>>688711
>>688780
A thousand more """""steps""""" to go
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Honestly, still pretty pissed that they told us basically nothing about blooming poinsettias for this event and I only was able to connect the dots after blooming a dozen of the flowers and not getting a single blue poinsettia. They could’ve at least TOLD us you could only get red and white flowers. Did I miss a news update or something?

>>688610
>>688780
Kek. Illinois guy here, didn’t see a drop. Winds were pretty intense though, but nothing I couldn’t shrug off.
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>>689337
>They could’ve at least TOLD us you could only get red and white flowers.
You're right, it wasn't explained directly, and they should have mentioned it. But there was a way to tell: in the shop under the limited-time section they're selling red and white poinsettia petals (they're actually still for sale if you wanna look). So from that, it can be inferred there's no yellow or blue.
Of course, who would think to check the shop first? No one. But next time I'll be checking the shop to make sure the next flower is available in what colors.
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>>636195
Boring.
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>Starting December 21st, 10 AM JST (December 20th, 5 PM PST or 8 PM EST), 7 new roadside decor Pikmin will be available until January 11th.
So, this is the type of game this is gonna be. Probably should’ve expected as much, considering it’s Niantic...
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>>690037
What do you mean? It was obviously a collecting game from day one
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>>690206
I was hoping most of the event item collecting would be for more three-dimensional cosmetics, not just special stickers.
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>>690215
>>690037
I think that this is actually not too bad.
Time limited "event" stuff isn't new, Pokemon Go does this all the time and most likely it'll rotate back around next season.

Its especially nice its just the Roadside Pikmin which everyone probably has seen a zillion times so it makes it worthwhile to look for them now. Most of the time when i get back a roadside one i just toss the seeds
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>>690273
Guess I’m just a bit salty that I won’t be able to try to farm rare stickers while I’m at home for the holidays (there’s a place that starts with the number 4 a couple towns over).
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https://twitter.com/NianticHelp/status/1473200309518413824
>Poinsettias have now replaced pansies in availability (occasionally bloom from normal petals, only reward from mushroom challenges)
>No clarification if pansies will still bloom from normal petals
I've been playing this game nonstop since release, but this has finally made me wonder if I should give up on it. If I can't even consistently acquire pansy nectar from challenges anymore, roses/tulips are gonna remain as hard to get as they are right now, and they're just gonna regularly replace flowers like this, I don't how much longer I can stay invested in this game.
First of all, what's the point in doing community day if I can just farm nectar afterwards?
Second of all, this will presumably make blue and yellow poinsettias available now, or not? Why enable such confusion without clarification?
Third of all, are roses and tulips just supposed to be an early player exclusive now, or can poinsettias also cause roses to occasionally bloom (never clarified)?

This game is simultaneously the most stressful and least incentivizing game I've ever played, and it's making me more and more upset by the day. Never ended up ranting about how much I hate the blooming system, but long story short, I ended up planting flowers far away from campus to ensure I consistently bloom blue roses without interference. Everything about this game makes me even more stressed than Pokémon Go, but I don't want to just drop the game because I find the base gameplay fun and entertaining, and this is pretty much the only entertaining Pikmin thing since the little movies they used to charge money for and the Wii U transfer animations.

Hanke, please...
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>large mushroom challenge
>picking out my pikmin, only 1 so far
>menu UI is garbage so it accidentally hits "GO"
>want to cancel the challenge because using 1 pikmin for a 73000 mushroom is obviously too much
>looking for the cancel button
>there is none
>go to my pikmin menu
>"sorry this pikmin is too busy on its challenge"
so you're telling me after all that beta testing, after previously developing one of the biggest mobile game of all time, not one single retard thought to add a basic bitch cancel button? yeah go eat a bag of dicks Niantic.
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>>691015
Whats even the point of the other nectars? I just spam the pikmin the normal shit except in the morning i'll give them some pansy nectar for when they go fight the mushrooms for the day. Then when i'm all done at the end of the day i'll just spam the regular nectar back into them til the petals fall off.

Is there any benefit from having the higher tier nectar/petals?
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>>691098
Rose and tulip nectar give your Pikmin more power than pansy nectar.
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Christmas Bump

You guys get the holiday stickers yet? You taking advantage of the double flowering coins?
...Oh yeah, they doubled the coins per day cap and cut the number of flowers needed to plant per coin in half (500 flowers -> 250 flowers). They didn't mention that until two days into the "Holiday Event".
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I hot a Huawei P40 and it doents let me get the game
Why is that? Should I blame the chinese?
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>>695472
I got a huge seedling with a rock pikmin who got the sticker.

So far i have 2 yellows and 2 whites with stickers. I was shooting for like 3 of each but it just so happened that i unlocked the grey seedlings right before so i'm trying to get those built up and just accepting that they'll have christmas stickers on them.

Wish they would have had a permanent poinsettia pikmin for christmas or one with an ornament hat. would be cool to have some confetti for new years or something but probably not. we need more holiday pikmin
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>Decide to plant flowers at 3 in the morning, because I’m at a hotel in a safe neighborhood and can’t sleep
>Three flower buds right next to the hotel, none with more than 100 flowers planted
>Fill them up with mostly white pansies and white flowers since I didn’t have a stockpile of white pansy nectar before the switch to poinsettias
>They are each different colors for some reason (white, red, and yellow)
Maybe I misread how many flowers the yellow pansy had (remember for a fact that red pansy only have 45 red poinsettias), but I’ve noticed this to be a recurring thing ever since poinsettias were normalized: white seems to have become a very recessive color in big flowers. Not sure if it’s so that people can get red poinsettias easier, given red is slightly more rare than white (but not by that much) especially when it comes to availability in challenges, but if this is meant to be a permanent change, I might end up having to pursue white roses and white tulips a lot sooner than I expected needing to. The fact that flower buds often encourage predatory in general and now demand extreme purity for white flowers to grow is extremely frustrating considering everything outside normal flowers makes them about just as common for nectar, both from challenges and average fruit, and effectively turns them into a sub-tier more rare than red or yellow.
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"Can't start planting flowers because you're going to fast", mushroom end screens taking away control and the fact that everywhere around me is considered roadside is killing this game for me, when are we gonna get the first major update?
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Someone posted this on lebbit yesterday. Seems like Pikmin combat may be coming soon, but no clue how far into the future or what it will entail.
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>>705526
>BattlePikiminDie
Interesting, though I guess it's gonna be more like fainting in pokemon.
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>>702489
Update: Apparently, white flowers have always been pretty recessive. I just never noticed since I almost always use white flowers as filler for planting on paths or growing flower buds. People also claim that on rare occasion white flowers grow big non-white flowers from flower buds, so maybe I just got unlucky with the yellow pansy.
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>>636195
>game wants you to walk for real
How this genre blossomed is beyond me.
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>>709352
Moms must really like them or something. I know a ton of parents/older people that play Pokémon Go, and I always see a bunch of flowers planted at pretty much every single grocery store I’ve come across on a road trip.
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>>691015
> This game is simultaneously the most stressful and least incentivizing game I've ever played
Huh, it works out well for me because it’s really just a glorified step counter that gives me pretend rewards at milestones. But I always intended to treat it very casually so I’m not running around trying to collect every decoration.
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>>710075
Since the time I originally made that post, it has become clear to me that the highest tier of rarity is actually rose and not tulip like many speculated. With that in mind, everything in this game has felt so much more casual than it used to (then again decor still frustrates me, mainly not being able to get number stickers during th e holiday event, aka the point in time I’m around places that will give those stickers). The only thing that has really made me anxious to the point of insanity has been blue rose nectar, but from what I can tell, that is the most stressful flower to farm in the entire game right now, so I don’t have much to worry about now that I have 200 blue rose petals and a bit of nectar in reserve.
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ded game?
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>>711041
Anyone living in a cold winter isn't going to go out walking just for pikmin.
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>>711041
>No more free pansy nectar
>Community day flower sucks
>Mildly interesting new flower about as rare as roses from pansies
>Wind as sharp as daggers near me
If at least one of these things were more lenient, I'd play it more. Right now I'm just walking around the room and waiting for the event to end so that I can try to find number stickers.
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>>695472
I didn't get a single Christmas themed sticker. All I got was the letter P AGAIN
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>>711174
>vacationing somewhere lovely and warm
>walking a ton but no service while I’m out and about
>heading home tomorrow to freezing temps and half a foot of snow
Well I’m looking forward to really playing in the spring at least.
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Only just occurred to me that I have recycled every single one of my roadside Winged Pikmin since the event started and now I have roughly only 24 hours to find one for a holiday sticker. Hopefully I still make it.
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I wish the scanner/locations were working better.
I also must have complete shit luck since every time i stumble upon something i dont have a lot of Pikmin in, i always get the same color i already have.
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>>715372
Well it took 45 seedlings, but I finally got a roadside Winged seedling, and only 2 hours before the event ends. Hopefully when the event ends they’ll post the community day or something fun to look forward to. Also, spent all day yesterday planting white flowers, and only 2/8 of them bloomed into big white flowers. The 4 plants I planted white pansies at that I bloomed were all different colors and of the normal flowers, one was red, one was yellow and the last was a red poinsettia (not even a red camellia). Really hope white roses are worth it, since they theoretically will give me a lot of non-white nectar, given what happened yesterday.

>>715687
Same, I keep getting blue and purple everywhere I go. Also, no matter where I go I can’t get any art gallery Pikmin. Traversed 3 cities and went to as many art galleries as I could find on OSM with no luck (even went to an art museum in Kansas City with no results, boggles my mind they prioritized art gallery over museum when choosing what would give decor).

Regardless, I’m really hoping for a more substantial decor update. The library assets in the code give me some hope, but they really need to add a two decor opportunity for places like malls and department stores, considering how they more than rival the size of grocery stores and most supermarkets are currently labeled as department stores in OSM.
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>>716631
they need to add better place detection, everywhere around me is roadside so most of my decor pikimin are crappy sticker ones.
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Just learned there's not even enough decor types in the game yet to get the last decor badge. I expect a lot more restaurant types if they've got those kind of plans. Pizza pikmin, taco pikmin, ice cream pikmin... Fuck I still haven't found a single source for Sweets pikmin despite checking ice places and literal candy stores.
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Picked up the majority of my pikmin during a trip across the country last month. Now it's taking them 18 days to go get their gifts and bring them back.
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Why does Niantic hate players that don't live in cities? I went to a city for the first time in awhile and I got 3 times as much stuff from walking around as I do walking around where I live. This was a massive problem for pokemon go too, why haven't they done anything to fix it?
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>>720494
There isn't much they can do without having sweeping biomes completely screwing with the seedling spawns. At least they added stuff for parks and forests. Aside from that, there isn't much they can do without giving players way too much control over their game environment, especially then you live in the middle of nowhere. Just kind of the nature of AR walking games.
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>mfw the only mushrooms in populated areas I can find are pink, white and brown (aka the hardest to get a good rank against)
I know it doesn't really matter right now, but when are Niantic gonna give us better options for challenges besides just grinding up what Pikmin we have? It already seems impossible to get special nectar consistently by yourself, but taking on these colors of mushroom feel like a wait of a challenge, especially when 30 rare-flowered White or Winged Pikmin can't even 4-star a small white or pink mushroom respectively. Hopefully it will be when they add the combat update.
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>>720801
For brown mushrooms, your pikmin strength should be determined by having an equal ratio of each color. 5 of each type should be stronger than 35 purples.
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I haven't seen a huge seedling in about a month.
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>>720992
From what I’ve found, it’s usually a 1/100-200 chance if you play in the same place, but extremely likely if you play at least 5 miles from where you’ve already played a lot.





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