Walk around, raise pikmin, BLOOM
What happened to the other thread?
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
>you have to replant flowers again once the giant flower stops bloomingNiantic 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
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
>>636195I ask once again: Should I invest in OP images and if so what should they be?>>636199It got axed almost certainly because of the armpit OP. Seemed like a stupid way to draw attention in my opinion anyway.>>636273Yeah, 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.>>636345Makes 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.
Post codes Pikers.
>>636273I 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.
>>636484Once 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
>>636195I'm level 25 and there is nothing else to do, what a shallow game
>>636195Only know Pikmin from Smash. How exactly is the gameplay with the originals vs mobile version?
>>636554Nothing alike. Pikmin Bloom is as similar to normal Pikmin as the Pokéwalker is to Pokémon.
>>636195>My neighborhood and my university are both considered RoadsideDamn, this game really wants me to branch out, huh?
>>636532I'm guessing the game wants you to collect all Decor Pikmin of every color. Can't see someone finishing that before level 50.
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
>>636945>On college campus>Only non-roadside I could find is from the Chick-fil-A on the outskirtsFeels bad.
>>636965I 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.
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
>>636945>popcorn pikminsay what?
>>637200Yes, but if you manually add a picture to the lifelog with a locaiton tag then you'll get an expedition from that instead
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?
>game crashes now everytime it loads up to ask for permission for media filesi guess it was funno i dont want my dick pics to show up in my pikmin game
Got 30k steps and 20-something expeditions today.You better know I be bloomin'!
>>637576for anyone else with crashes, mines eventually worked after just trying over and over againplanted new seeds
>>637235I've got about 6 big poppas
>>637382I'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.
>>637657I was disappointed that the popcorn pikmin I've been getting from a porno cinema aren't special types. Real missed opportunity there.
>>637711My local sex shop doesn't register in the game at all.
>>637380Didn't realize that, time to take a picture of my dog every time I walk him.
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
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.
>>638033Yeah but stupidly enough if you try to save the image it'll say more features are planned
>>638009From 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.
>Carefully pick my Pikmin for a challenge>Accidentally ship it with only my first two picks>mfw can't redo itReally starting to hate this buggy, inefficient mess of a game.
Do you think they'll add treasures or predators at any point or would that destroy the uwu cutesy vibe they're going forA2A4U
>>638086I 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.
>>638086It'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
>>638104if 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.
>>638033Ypu 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.
>>638137You can tap the image it gives you and there's an option to choose your own.
How's your collection going?
>>638768Not so well, urbanite. I only just got a botte cap Pikmin.
So how’s everyone enjoying it so far
>>636273>>636484Half the time I see a big flower it doesn’t even drop its fruit
>>636649The 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.
>>638949It'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.
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.
>>638768Boring, all I get are b buttons. I dont know why they applied so much Pokemon Go to this game, its not fun.
>>636345Yeah, 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.
>>638970Personally, I got the mushroom decor from a grocery store and the banana from Walmart
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.
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 flowerOtherwise, 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?
>>639229I'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 imaginationthat is the only thing that I can think of that they do
>>639236I 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.
>>639229Flower 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.
>>639240>different types of flowersdo you mean just that you can plant more flowers in an area?>bonus to growingyou 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 walksI 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
>>639206They do more damage if they have a flower too and obviously based on friendship level.
>>639261does it matter the color of the flower? or if it's a pansy or tulip vs normal flower?
>>639323It seemed to be worth one extra point regardless of what type of flower, definitely more testing required though.
>>639328>>639323pansy and rose do more than normal. wittle guys need to start walking more
>>639246The 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.
>>639387>need to start walking morenot everybody started playing in the beta friend.. nor does walking have anything to do with the question asked
>>639400I started on global release and have ~180k steps. you're just a teletubby who hasn't played enough to discover the game mechanics naturally.>>639396you get a bigger bonus just for plating longer in one session up to 30%
>>639404>I started on global releasethat'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.
>>639415freeand 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
>>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 pansiesyou'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!!
>>639425>wittle guy did a heckin upset
>>639442Oh 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 upbut 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 MOREjesus 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.
>>639452i 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
>>639508>i belittled youImagine 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 ownOh, 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 countDude, 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 antagonisticDude, 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
>>639532Having 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
>>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 differenceWhat 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 manYes, 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 ownBro, 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
>>639643imagine 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
>>639660I 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.
>>639668get a hobby and or therapist bro
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
>>640245Nope, mushroom raids are about the only thing that has always worked smoothly for me so far.
>>640280I mean nope, as in not for me anyway, they might well be bugged desu.
>>640245It 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.
>>640245you 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
>>640245sometimes when I do one it just causes the app to crash, but when I reopen still planting flowers / no issues
>>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.
>>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
>>636554The only similarity is Pikmin carrying fruit around and plucking them.The original game is an RTS
>>638049This 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
>>638093They 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
I hope they add more ways to bond with Pikmin. Something like personality types would be fun.
>>640991Pikmin 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.
>>641016In 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
Only 124 left to collect now.
>>641016>Pikmin are literally designed to be brainless drones with the intuition of, at best, a 10yo childIn the mainline games yeah but they have established personalities in spin-off material (the 3ds cartoons were explicit with this)
why is my pikmin so fuckin heavy
>>636474added you already ^^
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
>>642751Mine go all over the place occasionally.
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
>>641304i only have one. :(
What would you add or change?
>>644098I would add an actual incentive to going to bloomed flowersAlso 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
>>644098Actual 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).
>>644098Different characteristics to the colors. Blue move twice as fast in water, etc
>>644302I 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.
>>6440981. 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 nectarUnless 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 Flower4. 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)
>>644098>>6449956. 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 dayThere are times where I have to restart the app several times for the step count to update, so that I can level up7. 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
>>644995On 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.
>>645005yeswhenever 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 nothingIt 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
>>645006I 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.
good luck blooming today everyone with the special event!
>>643376can 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
10K is too much, its raining today, what the fuck am I supposed to do. Jerk off my phone for a few hours?
>>645508Get an umbrella!Already did 7K this morning at 9am, about to go back out and finish the rest10,000 steps is like 5 miles - easy!
>>64550810k steps is like 80-90 minutes of walking
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 moreI'm very happy to be filled up on the pansy nectar & flowers!How did you all do?
>>645770Where's my special 10K medal, Niantic? It's been eleven minutes and I'm not seeing a special medal.
>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 stepswhy do I even try...
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.
>>645899Same senpai.>go on long ass walk.>Almost 3 hours long.>Get home and check steps.>7k steps.fucking bullshit.
>>645899>>646025The 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.
>Almost all my Pikmin are retrieving things found along my short roadtrip to St.Louis
>>646022Yes - I think it is a 1 week or 2 weeks (or between those two) might be like 10 days.. not 100% sure
>>646045I 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
I still haven’t gotten my little gimmick participation medal
>>646849me 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
>>644098I 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
What kind of themed events would you like to see? How would it change up the game
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.
There isn't a single feeling in the world that compares to how satisfying this is
>>647728You don't look too happy about it though desu.
>>647729It's because one of them bit my ankle
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?
>>645508I went to the arcade and played DDR for 2 hours lol
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
Where's my Community Day badge, Hanke? Walked 30k steps on Saturday just for that badge, Hanke!
>>636195How do I get above one star on challenges?
>>648672Depends, 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
>>648676>>648672The 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)
That's all the sticker shits sorted bois
>>636195Why play this? I don't get it.
>>649261Consider this: why NOT play this?
>>649261You already carry your phone and walk around anywayJust keeps track of it and makes it funThere are already millions & millions of people who use a fitbit or other step tracking device - the demand is there to play a game like thisWhen you visit places it gives you a nice momento of that place, for free
>>649255Now get one for every letter of the alphabet
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 somethingdo later levels require you to plant a certain amount of pansies/tulips?
>>649832Rarer flower types on your pikmin's heads make them stronger against mushrooms
>>649867but 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
I'm pretty dissapointed. I guess I expected a game. It's just a pedometer with some pikmin theming, really.
>>649875I'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.
>>649900but 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
>>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
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?
>>651071Supposedly rarer flowers give Pikmin more strength, but I haven't noticed a difference. Aside from that, it's free extra flower petal storage space.
>>651071using 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
>>651335Oh interesting. Thanks
>>652082call him inbread
>>652082You guys really don't name each of you Pikmin?
>>652225I do, and now that I've found out that CSS is valid for naming the gate has opened to a new world of possibilities
>>652225Hell yeah I do. These aren't the expendable pikmin that die after three minutes. They're bros for life.
>>652225Haven't named a single one.
>>652237>No name-censoringAfter Pokémon Go, this makes me feel spoiled. I guess they don't plan on having other people have access to your Pikmin names.
>>652225I 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.
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.
>>653529Having one within a reasonable walking area is unusual if you ask me. My second completed category will probably be park, then third restaurants.
>>653699I 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.
>>653529Yeah 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.
>>653785That and restaurants. Feels like half my pikmin have chef hats.
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?
>>653838When 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 bonusgiving 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 levelso 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
>>653880I 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.
>>653880>>653888Should 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.
Anyone else still waiting for their Community Day 10k badge?Deadline to receive it is supposedly tomorrow
>>655300I haven't seen anyone say they've got it yet. Pretty sure Niantic said it would be several weeks at least.
>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
>>636195can I run this on some shitty iphone 6My android ceased to function.
>>653964Rock pikmin attack slower. Purple pikmin are just all around better.
>>655430You got the gay flu from this faggot walking game.
I imagine 95% of all bakery pikmin are created from mall pretzel shops.
>>655719I guess I’m an outlier and have 3 bakeries very close by.
>Finally got the CD badgeFinally, peace of mind.
How's your letter sticker collection going? I have A, B, C, D, F, H, K, I, L, N, S, T and W.
>>656747I only ever get D
>>656779K seems to be the default for me, I have over 30 of them.
>>656747More 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.
Seems that numbers that can appears on stickers as well, I just found a 2
>>657370I 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.
>>657373Yeah, 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.
>>641963Holy shit trim your nails
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?
>>659166The 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.
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.
>watch my guys stroll directly into the bay to collect a seedling>roadsideOh come on
>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 backAt least I still got the coins and plucked a few Pikmin...
>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.
>>662854Mine are forming a pretty dense carpet between my house and where I work.
>>663033i asked reddit how long trails last and they are saying 5-7 days while I am seeing them disaper after a day or 2.
Who spends $15 dollars on a pedometer game and then just throws all their resources into a parking lot like that?
Just got 4 stars on a mushroom challenge and I have no idea what caused that to happen.
>>661718You can see what it is before you send them
>>663697Not 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.
>>663970You 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.
>>664002Sometimes it does show the location type before I send the expedition.
>>663970If it comes up blank I back out and look again and it will appear.
>Got just under 45 seconds for purple small mushroom>TWO plums for my troubleWe finally got there bros!
When the hell are we gonna get our first content update or event??
>>666770No 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.
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.
>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 coinsThis 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.
>>667550>>667663Yeah, 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.
>>667550I'm just patiently waiting for events
>>662854this 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.
>Get two blue roses to bloom>Only get a plum from one of themIt was still a net positive of 7 petals, but fuck you anyway Hanke.
https://twitter.com/PikminBloom/status/1466301193949523971?s=20Wish 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?
>>670379>Same weekend as Pokémon Go Community Day>Mfw planting flowers in background hasn't worked since latest soft updateGuess 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.
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
>>672795How 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.
>>673045it's a samsung a30, iirc I got it around late 2019 which is why it's pretty odd to me
>>673205That 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.
>tfw cold as shit out.Fuck why did they release this game before winter?
>>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.
>>676380I 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?
>>676897You 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.