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Pikmin Bloom Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: Jo Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Pikmin Bloom is an adventure strategy game you play by walking outside, like Pokemon Go. You explore your locale to find and recruit colourful Pikmin creatures with different abilities that can be used to complete in-game tasks.

Play involves walking around the real-world, as you do you see your character walk around the game map. You find Pikmin in seedling form. that you can grow these seeds into full Pikmin creatures by walking a required number of steps. The more useful Pikmin require more steps.

As you progress and grow Pikmin you can feed them Nectar to get them to flower and enable you to collect the flower petals. This enables you to grow your stock of nectar and petals that is used to purchase items in the game. Pikmin bring you gifts like fruit and nectar, but also can send you postcards from the places other players have visited in the real world.

You can spend petals to grow flowers on your in-game map, that other players can also see. Popular areas of the world with lots of players will steadily become covered in flowers. If you turn on the With Others mode you are visible to others.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 27/10/2021

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Creative, Open World, Physically Active, Role-Playing and Strategy

Developer: Niantic Labs (@NianticLabs)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. You may play for longer sessions if you explore further. Battery life of your device may be a factor here as well.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can spend in-game coins (purchased with real money or earned in the game) to expand your abilities and the number of Pikmin you can grow and how many you can have in your collection. You can purchase currency with real money that speeds up your progress and expands options in the game.
  • Starter Box
  • Flower Petal Storage
  • Pikmin Storage
  • Nectar Storage
  • Seedling Storage

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Rated 9+ on Apple App Store.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 13 years old as minimum age. You need to be 13 to have an account to play the game. Parents can set up a Niantic Kids account and connect it with Pikmin Bloom. This will help you manage what personal information your child can share, friend requests and screen time.

To play Pikmin Bloom you are asked to grant permission to use your location, health data. On iOS you are also asked to give permission to access the Steps data.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Pikmin Bloom Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@NianticLabs) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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