|Golden Candypop Bud|
|Prima "Technical Name"||Unknown|
|Scientific name||Flora aurumia|
|Areas||The Forest Navel, The Distant Spring, The Final Trial|
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
Golden Candypop Buds are yellow Candypop Buds found in both Pikmin games. When non-Yellow Pikmin are thrown in, they will change into Yellow Pikmin. If Yellow Pikmin are thrown in, they will be reverted to leaf stages, and don't count against the 5 Pikmin limit per Candypop Bud (which only applies to Pikmin 2). In Pikmin 1, this bud could be used up to 50 times to get massive amounts of Yellow Pikmin, but Yellow Pikmin themselves do count against the limit. This particular Candypop Bud is the rarest kind in Pikmin 2, as only one is found, inside the Glutton's Kitchen on Sublevel 3.
"No matter what color Pikmin is tossed into the bosom of this flower, it spits out the same number of yellow Pikmin seeds. Current research has yet to produce any theories as to precisely what kind of interaction causes the Pikmin to change color to match the color of this flower's petals."
"This tart flower's acidic juices can burn a hole through a frying pan. Eating it would be unwise."