All Pikmin types in Pikmin 4 - How to get them

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A few different Pikmin in Pikmin 4

Before diving into the game, you should check out all Pikmin types in Pikmin 4 to know what you're working with. After all, you're likely looking to get a good team composition for exploration, as different areas require the specific skills of each Pikmin type. Fortunately, many of the game's Pikmin will offer you unique skills that will help you in the game's hardest areas.

In this guide, we'll go over all of the Pikmin in the game, from steadfast favourites to newcomers. We'll also break down what each type does, and where you can find them to add to your team.

All Pikmin types in Pikmin 4

There are a total of nine Pikmin types in Pikmin 4, all offering unique benefits and bonuses. You can find them all below:

The Red Pikmin in Pikmin 4.
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Red Pikmin

Red Pikmin are immune to fire and known to be strong in combat. You can get red seeds from across all of the worlds, which can then be used to sprout up more Pikmin.

Yellow Pikmin

As you might expect, the Yellow Pikmin are resistant to electricity, and you can throw them further than other Pikmin. You can find these in the Sun-Speckled Terrace, Blossoming Arcadia, and Primordial Thicket.

The Blue Pikmin in Pikmin 4.
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Blue Pikmin

These can be used to swim in water and can carry items through water. You can find them in the Blossoming Arcadia, Serene Shores, and Primordial Thicket, picking up blue seeds as with Red and Yellow Pikmin.

Rock Pikmin

Rock Pikmin have the highest HP, can break walls, and have the most powerful attacks. This being said, they are a little slower than most. You can find them in Blossoming Arcadia, Hero's Hideaway, and Giant's Hearth.

Winged Pikmin

The Winged Pikmin can be used to reach objects by flying across gaps that other Pikmin can't get across. You can find them in Serene Shores, Giant's Hearth, and Primordial Thicket.

Ice Pikmin

The Ice Pikmin can be used to freeze bodies of water. You do have to throw lots of Pikmin at the water to get this to work. After this, other Pikmin can walk over the frozen water. They are resistant to ice attacks too. You can find them in caves in Sun-Speckled Terrace, Blossoming Arcadia, Serene Shores, Hero's Hideaway, and Primordial Thicket.

The White Pikmin in Pikmin 4.
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White Pikmin

These are a much quicker Pikmin and can even hit much quicker than others. They are resistant to poison. You can get them by opening Candypop Buds, which are only found in underground caves across worlds.

Purple Pikmin

These are one of the strongest Pikmin and can carry the weight of ten standard Pikmin. You can find them in caves in Serene Shores, Hero's Hideaway, Giant's Hearth, and Primordial Thicket.


Glow Pikmin

Glow Pikmin can light up dimly lit areas, which is great for caves and enemies who hide in shadows. However, they can only be found by harvesting the Glow Seeds found when defending the Lumiknoll in night levels.

And with this, you know everything about the Pikmin types in Pikmin 4. If you're looking for more information on the game, here are all items in Pikmin 4, how to rewind in Pikmin 4, and all side missions in Pikmin 4.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Pikmin 4 page.