I'm inclined to believe that there could be plenty of colors of Pikmin, but they don't necessarily have to have any special powers or resistances. --- The Hax Series: | Crazyhax | Zestyhax | Haxorus | No. I | White FC: 3009 8316 2506
Of course it's canon. I mean, Olimar survives with his ship fully intact, right? Therefore, the onions showing up must canon, too.
But, I really hope they don't add any stupid new elements and whatnot just to add in new colors of Pikmin. When Pikmin was out, I couldn't even imagine what other colors they could add/what they would do. I was pleasantly surprised with White/Purple. Once again, I'm dumbfounded as to what more they could possibly add. --- Got it memorized?
Just remember that he's landed in pretty much the same area of the planet for both games. That leaves the whole rest of the planet for things undiscovered. So I'm sure the onions are scattered around the planet. Whether or not they're discovered/activated, though, is up to the storyline and stage progression. --- Currently playing: Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, Radiata Stories, Persona 3: FES, and Pikmin 2.
Yes I agree there could be different types of pikmins on the different regions in the earth, olimar has only inspected one region Perhaps there could be more regions on pikmin 3 and other types of pikmin due to the different weathers and regions and temperature etc... it would be nice to have different pikmins in different regions... Thats My opinion :D
Or you could end up with R/Y/B in one area, then R/Y/P in another area, R/W/B in another and so on... there are 20 unique combinations of 3 colors from a pool of 6 colors... 6 unique combinations of 3 colors from a pool of 5 colors. (Or am I doing my math wrong? Combinations/permutations/probability was my weak point, if I had one.) --- My stylish, arcade-style game Egg Drop! is available to download to the iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/egg-drop/id443347380?mt=8