|Resistant To||Ground hazards|
|Attack Strength||Weak (7.5 Damage)|
|Mobility||Constantly in flight.|
|Carrying Capacity|| 1|
As their name implies, Winged Pikmin are capable of flight, and are naturally airborne. They can carry items above the ground and can cut through entire areas to get fruits or spoils back to base quickly. Winged Pikmin are small and fast, allowing them to keep up with the captains at a steady pace. Due to their constant airborne status, they can follow captains even if they're walking in an area inaccessible to most Pikmin types, such as a small pond or other body of water.
When carrying something, Winged Pikmin fly higher into the air, making it difficult to call them back with the ground whistle. Instead, they must be called by holding the whistle button, which will summon a cylindrical beam of light that will call the Winged Pikmin.
Because these Pikmin can fly, they home in on targets when thrown as to not miss. This is extremely useful when battling a highly-mobile creature. However, there are drawbacks to this. Because they fly and home in on their target, they have trouble flattening an enemy (such as a Dwarf Red Bulborb) by landing on its back. The time they need to home in on the enemy can also be liability, especially if the enemy is attacking or if an obstacle needs to be destroyed quickly.
Winged Pikmin seem to be the weakest Pikmin in terms of attack power, dealing only about half as much damage is a normal Pikmin. However, they will produce twice as much damage when attacking airborne enemies, such as Snitchbugs.
Winged Pikmin are discovered in the game's fourth area, the Twilight River. Across the landing site, the captains will notice the Pink Onion trapped in the web of an Arachnode on the other side of the river. To get to it, the captains must multitask to construct a bridge out of 4 different piles of fragments scattered across the level. Once the captains finally finish the bridge, they can cross to the other side of the river, kill the Arachnode, and free the Onion.
Using a sequence-break, it is possible to get them early by glitching a captain through the ground at the bottom of the river, and completely bypass the bridge.
- In the early days following Pikmin 3's formal introduction, speculation was thrown around as to what the pink-colored Pikmin were, or if they were even Pikmin. It took 9 whole months before they were finally revealed to be Winged Pikmin in Nintendo's April edition of Nintendo Direct.
- In the happy ending of the first Pikmin game, there are fourteen multicolored onions flying above the planet's atmosphere. Five of these onions were pink.
- The Winged Pikmin are the second Pikmin type, the first being White Pikmin, to feature compound eyes.
- Winged Pikmin are the first Pikmin species to have a skin pattern.
- Winged Pikmin carry objects from the top rather than the bottom in order to fly with it.
- If there are more Winged Pikmin in ratio to all other Pikmin on an item, they will lift the item up carrying both the object and the Pikmin, who will eventually fall off.
- If there are less Winged Pikmin carrying an object than ground based Pikmin, then the object will be carried normally across the ground, the Winged Pikmin adding to number carrying it.
- Winged Pikmin have two different death sounds. One sound in particular sounds like they are crying "Why?...".
- On Nintendo's website for Pikmin 3, Winged Pikmin are called Flying Pikmin.
- When underwater, Winged Pikmin cannot be seen above the water when using the Koppad's camera function.
- In the good ending in Pikmin, when Captain Olimar leaves the planet, multiple Onions of undiscovered pikmin are shown. Some of the Onions are certain shades of pink, suggesting the possibillity of there being other types Pink Pikmin.
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