|Queen Candypop Bud|
|Prima "Technical Name"||Unknown|
|Scientific name||Flora regina|
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
Queen Candypop Buds are Candypop Buds found in Pikmin 2, quite different from the others in the game. They appear in caves and allow the player to gain up to nine Pikmin if a single one of any color is thrown in. The flower's spots alternate between red, blue and yellow, presenting the player with an opportunity, with correct timing, to choose between receiving blue, red, or yellow Pikmin. The plant withers after it has been used, but will reappear after rentering the cave.
These flowers are found only in certain sublevels of difficult caves, usually immediately before or after a particularly challenging boss battle. These areas are usually void of enemies, so they are sometimes referred to as "Rest Sublevels"; they contain other such useful things as eggs and other types of Candypop Bud.
Queen Candypop Buds are far more common in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode than in the main game, mostly appearing where the player starts off with very few Pikmin, such as Breeding Ground, Hot House, and Hidden Garden.
"This specimen constantly changes colors. When Pikmin are thrown into it, it shoots out seeds that match the flower's coloration the moment the Pikmin landed inside of it. The number of seeds shot out is always greater than the number of Pikmin thrown in. It can be said that this is a completely baffling plant, and many mysteries remain over precisely what sort of relationship it has with the Pikmin. It would appear that the Pikmin gain all of the benefit from the relationship... Perhaps it is simply a different variety of Pikmin to begin with?"