In the world of Pikmin 3, there are a number of fruits scattered which the three captains will collect and bring them to their ship – S. S. Drake. The purpose of collecting the fruit is to make juice so as to provide the captains with the day’s food. All in all, the basic plot of Pikmin 3 revolves around collecting fruits.
With around thirty varieties of fruits; there are a total of sixty-six fruits available to be collected. This guide aims on helping you in finding all these fruits and make your Pikmin 3 journey a more enjoyable one.
Note: We have divided the fruits according to the exploration days during which they can be found so as to make this much more understandable by you.
Pikmin 3 Fruits Location Guide
Location: After freeing Rock Pikmin, use it to destroy the Crystal Wall outside the cave and free Brittany. After she is free, she will tell you how to collect the Face Wrinkler lying nearby.
Location: It can be found on the southwest of the landing site in a Calcified Crushblat.
Location: After the cut-scene revealing Brittany’s location, allot three Pikmin on a small ledge to the west of the Crystal Wall that need destroying in order to collect the Sunseed Berry or Strawberry.
Location: After reaching the bridge, turn around and you will see the next Sunseed Berry on a ledge at the top of the ridge. Use three Pikmin to collect it.
Location: After you kill the Armored Mawdad, it will rip into two things – the first one will be the Firebreathing Feast.
Location: Destroy the Dirt Wall and enter the area next. You will see the two tin hanging there with a rope. Assign 7 Pikmin on a tin and five Pikmin with a crew member at the other tin. When the other tin raises from ground level – you will see the Zest Bomb on a nearby ledge.
Location: After Dodge Whistle is transferred to the landing site, come back to the lower path and you will get the fruit on a snowman above the tunnel.
Location: After destroying the Crystal Wall, enter that area and kill the Pyroclasmic Slooches. After dying, one the Pyroclasmic Slooch will split into a Sunseed Berry.
Location: After defeating Whiptongue Bulborb and clearing the area of any remaining enemies, you will see the Velvety Dreamdrop hanging from the branch of a tree.
Location: Light the bulb to reveal Bloominous Stemples and you will come across the Citrus Lump on a ledge to your east.
Location: It can be found on the northeast of the landing site – near an iron ball. Note that it will be half-buried.
Location: You will find it on a ledge in a cave after getting off the Bloominous Stemples at the west side of Vehemoth Phosbat battling area. There will be a climbing stick near it.
Location: After killing Vehemoth Phosbat, it will smash into the Light Bulb allowing Heroine’s Tear to fall from the roof.
Location: At the south of the Landing Site, it will be half-buried near the Bouncing Mushrooms.
Location: You will find it at the top of a tree stump, northeast of the landing site. You will need at least three Pikmin to get it back to the ship.
Location: Climb onto the Paper Bag ramp that extends to vehemoth Phosbat’s cave and make your way to the very end of the ledge to find the bunch of Dawn Pustules there.
Location: You will find it on the north of the landing site in a large cave. Smash the Crystal Wall and you will see it lying there half-buried.
Location: After defeating the Arctic Connon Larva, shatter the large crystal to reveal the fruit.
Location: After defeating the Swooping Snitchbug high atop hill, you will see a Dapper Blob lying nearby.
Location: You will find it hanging from a tree branch near the sleeping Bulborb. It will take eight Pikmin to make it fall.
Lesser Mock Bottom
Location: Near the hairpin turn, you will find several Pyroclasmic Slooches guarding the area. Kill them all and search the area for a Lesser Mock Bottom.
Location: After making your way through the Dirt Wall, defeat the Whiptongue Bulborb and collect the fruit lying there.
Location: After defeating Sandbelching Meerslug, it will split into a Crimson Banquet which will further divide into several pieces.
Location: Just as you pass the path’s hairpin turn, you will come across a reinforced wall with a bunch of Dawn Pustules lying nearby.
Location: Defeat Shaggy Long Legs and it will split open into two halves of Disguised Delicacy. You will need five Pikmin to carry each halve of the fruit.
Location: You will find it almost completely buried at the north edge of the map near the water. You might come across a Yellow Wollywog as you come near it.
Location: Armored Cannon Larva holds this. Defeat it and it will spue it out.
Location: Defeat the Medusal Slurker lurking in a tree stump and it will drop it.
Location: You can collect this fruit near the north of the landing site on the large rock formation right across the Seesaw Block. You will need at least eight Pikmin to move it to the ship.
Location: Just where you found the Scaly Custard, you will also see a Stellar Extrusion hanging from a tree branch there.
Location: You will get it at the northeast of the landing site near the water where you will encounter the Yellow Wollywog enclosed in a crystal.
Lesser Mock Bottom
Location: It will be attached to a Flukeweed near the bridge where you will defeat Desiccated Skitter Leaves.
Location: After making your way through the Lily Pad, throw a few Rock Pikmin to free the fruit from a crystal.
Location: Destroy the Dirt Wall and make your way through it. You will see the fruit on a ledge near the Paper Bag.
Location: At the south of the landing site, climb up the small enclosure near the water’s edge and you will see the bunch of Dusk Pustules lying in the midst of the enclosure.
Location: At the northwest of the landing site, you will see it attached to a Flukeweed. Just as you remove it, your Pikmin will transport it on their own.
Location: Defeat the Burrowing Snagret at the south of the map and it will drop an Insect Condo while dying.
Location: You will find it lying nearby a Bamboo Gate. Note that you will need ten Pikmin to hold the gate and ten to carry the fruit. Also make sure NOT to wake the three Orange Bulborbs sleeping right across it.
Location: It will be dropped with unconscious Louie after you defeat the Scornet Maestro. Note that you will need plenty of your Pikmin here in order to get out of this area with the fruit.
Location: It can be found near the water and Tin Box that you will shove earlier during the day. It will also have a Data File near it.
Location: After defeating the Waddlepus, you will see the fruit enclosed in a crystal. Use your Rock Pikmin to smash it and free the fruit.
Location: At the southwest of the landing site, you will come across a Dirt Wall near the water. Your fruit to collect will be lying right next to Dirt Wall.
Location: At the southwest of the landing site, you will see a box with a clipboard on top. Use your Pikmin to remove the lid and collect the fruit inside.
Lesser Mock Bottom
Location: After advancing forward through Flowering Pot, you will find this fruit attached to a Flukeweed on the west of the landing site.
Location: Defeat the Peckish Aristocrab at the southwest of the landing site and it will drop the Scaly Custard there.
Location: It is also located in the southwest of the landing site. All you need to do is to defeat the Bug-Eyed Crawmad. You will need three Pikmin to carry the fruit.
Location: Make your way through the first Electric Gate and clean out the area of Fiery Blowhog to reveal the half-buried Pocked Airhead.
Location: In addition to unconscious Louie, a Wayward Moon will burst out of the Quaggled Mireclops’s body after you have defeated it.
Location: Destroy the Electric Gate and you will find yourself in an area where a lot of tins will be suspended by pulleys and ropes. Make your way through them and you wll find the fruit on a ledge.
Location: You will make into a small cave where you will see a Paper Bag to make way into it. Enter the area and you will again see a lot tin suspended by pulleys and a bunch of Dusk Pustules.
Location: Defeat the Bug-Eyed Crawmad and it will drop two halves of a Stellar Extrusion. Collect them both and take them to the ship. You may want to hurry as you will have a little of the daylight left by then.
Location: Make your way through a Bamboo Gate into a large cave where you will encounter the Spotty Bulbear. Defeat it as the way you prefer and collect the fruit nearby. You will need at least fifteen Pikmin to pick it up.
Location: Near the water and Dirt Wall, you will find this Portable Sunset hanging above the water. Note that if this fruit drops into the water, your Pikmin will automatically transfer it to the ship.
Location: The first fruit in this day can be found on a ledge near a Bamboo Gate.
Location: After defeating Shaggy Long Legs, it will drop a Stellar Extrusion that will be split in two halves. You will need five Pikmin to collect the each part.
Location: Make your way towards the bridge in North and you will see a Cupid’s Grenade lying on a small island.
Location: Make your way across the bridge on the south of the landing site and then continue up north. You will come across a waterfall with a Climbing Stick near it. Your Pikmin will collect the Mock Bottom sitting on top of the waterfall on their own and transfer it.
Location: Fight and clear off the two half-buried Flighty Joustmites and make your way further into the cave until you see a number of Flukeweeds. You will see a Velvety Dreamdrop attached to a Flukeweed there.
Location: The area where you get Zest Bomb, look around and you will see a Slapstick Crescent lying nearby. Also note that it will take your Pikmin quite a long time to get it out.
Location: Defeat the Peckish Aristocrab policing the area surrounding water. It will drop a Zest Bomb just as it gets defeated.
Location: Make your way to the east of the landing site in the water and you will see the desired fruit submerged into the water. It will take at last five Pikmin to get it out.
Location: At the south part of the map, follow the water and you will encounter a Toady Bloyster near the Bouncy Mushroom. Defeat the enemy and you will spot the fruit in the water.
Three Juicy Gaggles
Location: In the northeast of the landing site, make your way along the water and avoid Water Dumples garbled throughout the area until you spot a web. Send a Pikmin to get rid of the web and you are free to collect the three Juicy Gaggles lying right across.
Location: Fight with the Flighty Jousmite and make a squad of at least 20 Pikmin and use the “Go here” command to send them to the Tremendous Sniffer near the Reinforced Wall in the south of the map.
Note: There are no fruits to be found during Day 1, day 23, day 24 and day 25.
There you are! We have tried to break down all the fruits locations.
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