|Violet Candypop Bud|
|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Prima "Technical Name"||Unknown|
|Scientific name||Flora puniceus|
|Underground areas||Emergence Cave, Subterranean Complex, Frontier Cavern, Hole of Beasts, Bulblax Kingdom, Snagret Hole, Citadel of Spiders, Glutton's Kitchen, Shower Room, Submerged Castle, Cavern of Chaos|
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
Violet Candypop Buds are purple Candypop Buds found in Pikmin 2. When non-purple Pikmin are thrown in, they will change into Purple Pikmin. Candypops are the only method to obtaining White and Purple Pikmin. If Purple Pikmin are thrown in, they will be reverted to leaf stages, and don't count against the five Pikmin limit per Candypop Bud.
Three Violet Candypop Buds are found on Sublevel 8 of the Subterranean Complex (Valley of Repose) if the player is in need of more. There are also three in the Hole of Beasts and two in the Emergence Cave, but two of the ones in the Hole of Beasts disappear after a certain amount of Purples is reached, as will the two in Emergence Cave. The two in the Submerged Castle will always be present, as they are required to defeat the Waterwraith.