You can use the flower petals collected from Pikmin to plant flowers in the places you've been. Planting flowers has many benefits: seedlings will grow faster, Big Flowers that yield special fruit will grow nearby, and more.
Please note : Other users can see the flower trails at the location where you have planted flowers. The flowers that you planted can be seen on other user’s Walk View screen. (The screen doesn’t show any information about who planted the flowers.)
Moreover, turning on the toggle for “With Others” mode shares your Mii and Pikmin squad with another user’s walk view screen when they are also planting flowers in the “With Others” mode.
Please note “With Others” toggle is not available for Child Accounts (Niantic Kids or Nintendo accounts under Supervised Status)
Visit our Help Center article “Information shared with others in Pikmin Bloom” to learn more about the information you share with other Users.
1. Collecting Flower Petals
If you give nectar to a Pikmin, the leaf on its head will mature. Giving nectar to a Pikmin with a leaf on its head will develop the leaf to a bud, and continuing to give it nectar will help the bud blossom into a flower. Once a Pikmin has sprouted a flower, the petals on its head will glow. You can then tap on them to collect flower petals.
Different colors of nectar allow Pikmin to develop various kinds of flowers, which can then produce different types of flower petals.
For further details on how Pikmin flowers develop, please see the article titled "Pikmin".
2. Start planting flowers
To plant flowers while walking, you must first start the flower planting process before you set out.
Tap the Flower button in the bottom right of the home screen to open the flower planting menu. Select the petal jar for the flower you want to plant and tap “Start” to plant flowers. Once you've begun flower planting, you'll continue planting flowers until you tap on the Stop button or until you run out of petals. You don't need to look at the screen while planting flowers, so feel free to put your phone in your pocket and enjoy your walk. Flowers will be planted even if the app is closed. When you finish planting flowers, the number of flowers you planted will be displayed.
Also, if you are moving around in a smaller area or staying at the same location while flower planting, you will not be able to plant new flowers. Move to a different place or stop planting for a few minutes to be able to plant flowers in the same place again.
Effects of flower planting
Flower planting has the following main effects listed below. Note that these effects may change in future updates and that additional special effects may also be added during limited-time events.
Seedlings set in the Planter will grow more quickly.
Planting flowers while walking will temporarily boost the step energy provided to seedlings set in the planter. The more time you spend planting flowers, the greater the boost they'll receive.
You may also earn bonus coins.
When you finish planting flowers, you may earn bonus coins depending on how many flowers you planted at one time. These bonus coins can be used to purchase items at the shop. There is a limit to the number of bonus coins you can earn from flower planting each day.
Big flowers will grow over time.
For further details on how big flowers develop, please see the following description of "Growing big flowers with flower planting".
How your Pikmin squad affects flower planting
3. Growing big flowers with flower planting
4. Viewing more about Big Flowers
Tap a Big Flower in the Map View to see the details of the Big Flower.
When Big Flowers are in bloom, they shine brightly. This is because they are full of nectar. You can collect the nectar from the detail screen. Once the nectar is retrieved, the sparkle disappears and the nectar cannot be retrieved until the next time the flower blooms. Go to different places to collect nectar from Big Flowers!