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Glow Pikmin in Pikmin 4 – what we know

The fourth entry in Nintendo’s underrated franchise is coming to Switch soon with a recent Nintendo Direct sharing more details. What has been catching the attention of fans is the Glow Pikmin in Pikmin 4 due to its odd appearance.

Since this is the game’s fourth entry, it makes sense to introduce a new iteration of the fictional creature. While it does look a bit freaky, so do the other Pikmin in the game so that’s nothing new. At the least, its presence ensures some new gameplay mechanics.

Here’s what all about the Glow Pikmin in Pikmin 4, what it does for the overall gameplay loop and everything you need to know.

What is the Glow Pikmin in Pikmin?

It might not be surprising for anyone since, as its name clearly states, this is a Pikmin that glows and the creature does have its fair share of uses. Now that the game has night expeditions, these creatures can light the way for players in the darkness.

Using them to light the way and find your objective will prove useful now that players can travel at night. Players will only find them at night so they don’t have to panic if they don’t appear in the day.

However, they also have combat capabilities as the nighttime levels also mean more danger for the player. Like other Nintendo games, the various enemies become much more feral when nighttime comes. Thankfully, players will be able to focus these glowing creatures into an exploding ball that does some good damage.

For the most part, this is still a typical Pikmin game, so players will still command an army of them. Whether it’s solving puzzles, lifting objects, or attacking enemies, these small creatures will help the player out.

That’s all we know about this new iteration of fictional Nintendo creatures and their latest video game. Nintendo fans can also check out our guide hubs for Super Mario RPG and Super Mario Bros. Wonder.