Red Pikmin (City Folk)

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Red Pikmin
Buy price Sell price
 400 Bells  100 Bells
Obtain via  WiiConnect24
Style Cute
HRA points 1111
In other games
New Leaf (red Pikmin)
Names in other languages
 Pikmin feuille
 Pikmin hoja
 Pikmin foglia
 Pikmin rouge
 Pikmin rojo

The red Pikmin is a downloadable headgear item in Animal Crossing: City Folk. This item acts as a hat, meaning an accessory can be worn with it. It is based on a leaf Red Pikmin from the Pikmin series.

The red Pikmin could be obtained in a letter from Nintendo if the player was connected to WiiConnect24 during the item's distribution period.


The following letter was sent alongside the red Pikmin:

North America

Dear <player>,
Look what bloomed in
celebration of spring's
beginning--a Pikmin hat!
It won't make you immune
to fire, but hopefully it'll
put a spring in your step!



Dear <player>,
I found this odd little hat
on my travels - it looks
just like one of the cute
creatures I've met in outer
space! Have fun wearing it!

From Captain Olimar


The red Pikmin was the first item distributed in Japan and Europe, and the first item distributed overall.

The following table lists which in which regions and on what dates the red Pikmin was known to have been distributed. This list may be incomplete.

Region Date(s) Reason for distribution
Japan Japan Dec 24 – 31, 2008[1] The release of New Play Control! Pikmin for the Wii in each region.
Europe Europe Feb 6 – 19, 2009[2]
United States of America United States Mar 25 – Apr 1, 2009[1]


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Liquefy (February 12, 2011). "Animal Crossing: City Folk – FAQ". Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  2. Nintendo of Europe (February 6, 2009). "Pick up a special Pikmin hat in Animal Crossing this week!". Retrieved May 2, 2024.