Pikmin Bloom is now available to download on iOS and Android devices in Europe. The latest game from Niantic and Nintendo has been steadily rolling out across the globe this past week.
Your Pikmin will follow as you walk around the real world. They’ll grow as your step count increases and you’ll have opportunities to find mushrooms, flowers, and other interactive nodes when in proximity of landmarks.
Although free to download, there are some microtransaction in-game. Priced from $0.99 up to $39.99 these include a starter kit for new players as well as coins (premium currency) and bonus storage for your collected resources.
Walk to grow more Pikmin. Pikmin grow from seedlings with every step you take. Once they are big enough, pluck them out to have them trail along. The more you walk, the more Pikmin will join your squad!
Walk to make flowers bloom. Collect flower petals from your Pikmin’s heads and plant them as you walk to leave trails of beautiful flowers in bloom everywhere you go.
Walk to log your memories. At the end of the day, check out your step count along with the path you walked, and revisit the pictures you took throughout the day. Don’t forget to send your Pikmin out on expeditions to pick up the fruit and seedlings you passed on your way back home!
Lots of Pikmin to meet. There are seven types of Pikmin in total, and all of them have their own unique characteristics. For example, some can fly, and others are incredibly strong. When your friendship level reaches a certain threshold, your Pikmin may bring back a gift with an item that will help them become a Decor Pikmin.
Tackle challenges with Pikmin. Nearby mushrooms are a great way to get lots of fruit. When you come across mushrooms blocking your path, you can send your trusty Pikmin squad to charge forth and make way.
Source: Press Release