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Red Pikmin are the first type of Pikmin which Olimar discovers in Pikmin and Pikmin 2. They have a pointed nose and small hands and feet. This type of Pikmin is immune to fire making them useful for carrying treasure or ship parts past fire geysers, like with the Libra in Pikmin, or destroying geysers altogether in Pikmin 2 (which can be done by any Pikmin, but they may get burned). They are also the pick for defeating Fiery Bulblaxes and Fiery Dweevils.
They also have increased attack power, which non other than the Purple Pikmin has. However the purple Pikmin is slow and so sometimes Red Pikmin are better to use for fights. This increased attack power is removed in the 2-player mode of Pikmin 2.
Their onion is the Red Onion, found in the Impact Site in Pikmin and the Valley of Repose in its sequel. Each onion lets loose one seed, from which a Red Pikmin is born. To produce more, seeds must be made using Pellets and spoils from enemies or via the use of a Crimson Candypop Bud.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Red Pikmin uses fire to attack and has the same throwing distance as the Yellow and Blue colors.
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"A type of Pikmin--which are odd beings who grow like plants yet are as mobile as animals. Red ones are heat and fire resistant and are strong attackers, which makes them valuable when facing dangerous foes. Purple Pikmin are also tough fighters, but since it's difficult to increase their numbers, red Pikmin are easier to manage. Red Pikmin have distinct pointed noses."