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Viva Pinata: Variants Guide
by Kaori Knights	[vintagekaori@yahoo.com]
12.19.06 v1.0
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Table of Contents			[quick search]
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+	I.   Introduction		[introx]
+	II.  Purpose			[purposex]
+	III. Variant Materials		[materialsx]
+	IV.  Pinata & their Variants	[pinatax]
+	V.   Variant Achievements	[achievementsx]
+	VI.  Credits			[creditx]
+       VII. Contact Info		[contactx]
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+	I.   Introduction		[introx]
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Hello and welcome to my Viva Pinata Variant Guide! This is my first 
FAQ/Guide so hopefully I will do a decent job. I would appreciate any 
feedback or contributions relevant to the theme of the guide. While some of 
this information has been spread around in various places I felt it wasn't 
consolidated and complete in its current forms, and thus my motivation to 
put this together.
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+	II.  Purpose			[purposex]
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The purpose of this guide is to outline each Pinata species, and provide 
that species' variants along with the materials required to produce that 
variant. Each pinata has its basic form that you acquire when it first 
becomes a resident or you buy it from Gretchen. Aside from this basic form, 
most pinatas have three color variations although there are a few 
exceptions. Acquiring a new variant for your pinata is simply a matter of 
feeding it different items available in your garden although some are a 
combination of a few items. 

If you already know which Pinata you are searching for, you can use the 
[Quick Search] function of your browser or word processor to jump to it. 
Simply use the format of [pinatanamex]. For example, if you wanted to jump 
to Galagoogoo variants, just type in "galagoogoox" in the quick search 
field.
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+	III. Variant Materials		[materialsx]
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As I described earlier, acquiring new variants is simply a matter of 
feeding your Pinata different things available in your garden or some 
combination of these things. It should be noted that there is a difference 
between each plant's type of seed and its produce/flowerhead. Some Pinata 
will require a Bluebell seed where others might need a Bluebell flowerhead. 
It is important to keep this in mind because it is easy to overlook that 
distinction sometimes. 

Sometimes pinata are not the most cooperative of creatures-- if your pinata 
doesn't want to eat the materials required for a specific variant, worry not, 
just be persistent! Sometimes pinatas will snub their noses to certain 
materials even though deep down they really want them to unlock their colorful
counterparts. Just be patient and continue to direct your pinata to the 
required material until you are successful.

Below is a comprehensive list of the materials required for Pinata variation. 
There are three categories of materials: Seeds, Produce, and Tinkered Items. 
Seeds obviously covers any seed in the game. Produce accounts for fruits and 
vegetables produced from mature trees or bushes and Flowers. Tinkered items 
covers items that are produced by using Bart's Transformation service. You 
can hire Bart by going to Town and selecting him [he looks like a scarecrow] 
and selecting the items you would like him to transform. Generally, it is best 
to select the Gold quality transformation as it has the highest success rate 
and isn't that much more expensive. 

If a pinata requires multiple items, that information will ONLY be listed under 
the respective pinata; however these items have been denoted with an * to 
identify that they are part of a multi-item variation. Again, * denotes items
used in multiple item variations. Just because an item isn't required to make a
variant by itself, does NOT mean it is not used in a multi-item combination.

+Seeds
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All seeds can be bought from Costalot's Store or obtained from Seedos, 
although with the latter it is random on what seed he will give you. The 
only exception to this is the Gem seed which can be bought from Ivor. The 
lists below contain the materials required for variations. 

+Apple Seed: 
No variant requires apple seeds; Produces Apples

+Banana Seed: 
Lackatoad, Moozipan require for Yellow variant; Produces Bananas

+Bird of Paradise Seed*: 
Juicygoose, Quackberry require for Orange variant; Produces Flowers

+Blackberry Seed:
Cinnamonkey, Taffly require for Purple variant; Produces Blackberries

+Bluebell Seed*:
Buzzenge, Cluckles, Crowla, Dragumfly, Eaglair, Fudgehog, Jameleon, 
Lickatoad, Macaracoon, Mallowolf, Pigxie, Reddhott, Roario, Syrupent 
require for Blue variant; Produces Flowers

+Bullrush Seed: 
No variant requires bullrush seed; Produces Bullrush

+Buttercup Seed:
Cocoadile, Eaglair, Taffly require for Yellow variant; Produces Flowers

+Carrot Seed:
No variant requires carrot seed; Produces Carrots

+Chili Seed:
Horstachio, Sherbat require for Red variant; Produces Chilis

+Corn Seed:
No variant requires corn seed; Produces Corn

+Daisy Seed:
No variant requires daisy seed; Produces Flowers

+Fir Seed:
No variant requires fir seed; Produces Fir Cones

+Gem Seed*:
Buzzlegum require for Purple / White variant; Produces Gems

+Gooseberry Seed*:
Bunnycomb, Pudgeon, Swanana require for Green variant; Produces Gooseberries

+Hazelnut Seed:
No variant requries hazelnut seed; Produces Hazelnuts

+Monkeynut Seed:
No variant requires monkeynut seed; Produces Monkeynuts

+Nightshade Seed*:
No variant requires a nightshade seed; Produces Nightshade berries

+Oak Seed*:
Cluckles, Doenut, Juicygoose require for Green variant; Produces Acorns

+Orchid Seed:
No variant requires an orchid seed; Produces Flowers

+Poison Ivy Seed:
No variant requires a poison ivy seed; Produces Flowers

+Poppy Seed:
Elephanilla, Rashberry require for Red variant; Produces Flowers

+Pumpkin Seed:
No variant requires a pumpkin seed; Produces Pumpkins

+Snapdragon Seed*:
Twingersnap require for Purple variant; Produces Flowers

+Sunflower Seed:
Fizzlybear, Roario require for Yellow variant; Produces Flowers

+Thistle Seed:
No variant requires a thistle seed; Produces Flowers

+Toadstool Seed:
No variant requires a toadstool seed; Produces Toadstool

+Tulip Seed:
Goobaa requires for Black variant; Produces flowers

+Tulip Flower:
White Flutterscotch requires for Black variant

+Turnip Seed*:
No variant requires a turnip seed; Produces Turnips

+Venus Pinata Seed:
No variant requires a venus pinata seed; Produces Flowers

+Water Lily Seed*:
Arocknid, Bunnycomb, Candary, Chewnicorn, Cocoadile, Crowla, Goobaa, 
Juicygoose, Lackatoad, Macaracoon, Mallowolf, Newtgat, Ponocky, 
Quackberry, Sparrowmint, Squazzil, Whirlm, White Flutterscotch require 
for Pink variant; Produces Flowers

+Watercress Seed*:
Fizzlybear, Profitamole, Rashberry, Squazzil, Whirlm require for Green
variant; Produces Flowers


+Produce
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Produce consists of the fruit and vegetable products that can be grown from 
various plants and the flowers that grow from the various seeds. Some of 
these items are also available for sale from Costalot and Ivor. Most produce
can be tinkered by Bart to produce other products that are required for
variants. If an item can be transformed and is used in a variation, the 
itemthat it transforms into will be listed.

+Acorn:
Doenut require for Green variant

+Apple*:
Badgesicle require for Red variant; Transforms to Toffee Apple

+Banana:
Juicygoose, Salamango require for Yellow variant; Transforms to Banana Split

+Blackberry*:
Mallowolf require for Purple variant; Transforms to Blackberry Jam

+Bird of Paradise Flower: 
Crowla, Newtgat, White Flutterscotch require for Orange variant

+Bluebell Flower*:
Arocknid, Badgesicle, Bonboon, Candary, Cocoadile, Fourheads, Goobaa, 
Horstachio, Kittyfloss, Lackatoad, Mousemallow, Newtgat, Parrybo, Pretztail, 
Pudgeon, Quackberry, Shellybean, Sherbat, Sweetooth, White Flutterscotch 
require for Blue variant

+Bullrush:
White Flutterscotch requires for Brown variant

+Buttercup Flower:
Buzzenge, Elephanilla, Syrupent, White Flutterscotch require for Yellow 
variant

+Carrot*:
Fizzlybear require for Yellow/Orange variant; Transforms to Carrot Cake

+Chili:
Cinnamonkey, Rashberry require for Red variant

+Corn*:
Chewnicorn, Shellybean require for Yellow variant; Transforms to Bread 
[Bread transforms to a Sandwich]

+Daisy Flower*:
Mothdrop require for Yellow variant

+Fir Cone:
No variant requires a fir cone

+Gem:
No variant requires a gem; Transforms to Rainbow Gem

+Gooseberry*:
Salamango, Shellybean require for Green variant; Transforms to Gooseberry 
Fool

+Hazelnut:
No variant requires a hazelnut

+Honey*:
Honey can be bought from Costalot or produced by Buzzlegums with a bee hive.
Fourheads require for Yellow variant; Transforms to Bottle of Medicine

+Milk*:
Milk can be bought from Costalot of produced by Moozipans with a Milk shed.
Eaglair require for White variant; Transforms to Cheese

+Nightshade Berry*:
Rashberry require for Purple variant

+Orchid Flower*: 
Bonboon requires for White variant

+Poison Ivy Flowerhead:
Barkbark, Dragumfly, Fudgehog, Galagoogoo, Taffly require for Green variant

+Poppy Flower*:
White Flutterscotch requires for Red variant; Juicygoose requires for Pink/
Orange variant

+Pumpkin*:
Bunnycomb, Dragumfly require for Orange variant; Transforms to Jack 'o 
Lantern

+Snapdragon Flower:
Squazzil, Swanana require for Purple variant

+Sunflower Flower:
Galagoogoo, Raisant, Sweetooth require for Yellow variant

+Thistle Flower*:
Doenut, Sparrowmint, White Flutterscotch require for Purple variant

+Toadstool:
No variant requires a toadstool; Transforms to Mushroom

+Turnip:
Whirlm require for Purple variant

+Venus Pinata Flower:
Buzzlegum, Parrybo require for Orange variant; Twingersnap requires for
Yellow variant

+Water Lily Flower*:
Kittyfloss, Pretztail, Raisant, Reddhott require for Pink variant

+Watercress Flower*:
Horstachio, Sparrowmint, White Flutterscotch require for Green variant


+Tinkered Items
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Tinkered [or transformed] Items consist of Produce that has been changed by
Bart. 

+Banana Split*:
Transform Banana; Barkbark require for Green/Yellow variant

+Blackberry Jam:
Transform Blackberry; Pudgeon require for Purple variant

+Bottle of Medicine*:
Transform Honey OR Buy from Costalot; Barkbark, Buzzenge, Buzzlegum, Cluckles,
Fourheads, Kittyfloss, Roario, Swanana, Sweetooth require for Pink variant

+Bread:
Transform Corn OR Buy from Costalot; Galagoogoo, Ponocky require for Pink/
Purple variant; Transforms to Sandwich

+Carrot Cake*:
Transform Carrot; Jameleon, Reddhott require for Red variant

+Cheese*:
Transform Milk OR Buy from Costalot; Mousemallow require for Yellow variant

+Gooseberry Fool*:
Transform Gooseberry; Candary, Pigxie, Pretztail require for Green variant

+Jack 'o Lantern*:
Transform Pumpkin; Arocknid require for Orange variant

+Mushroom*:
Transform Toadstool; Macaracoon require for Yellow variant

+Rainbow Gem:
Transform Gem; No variant requires a rainbow gem

+Sandwich:
Transform Bread; Moozipan require for White variant

+Toffee Apple:
Transform Apple; No variant requires a toffee apple
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+	IV.  Pinata & their Variants	[pinatax]
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Arocknid		[arocknidx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Orange: Jack 'o Lantern
++Pink: Water Lily Flower

Badgesicle		[badgesiclex]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Fuchsia: Honey + Water Lily Flower
++Red: Apple

Barkbark		[barkbarkx]
++Green: Poison Ivy Flower
++Green/Yellow: Banana Split
++Pink/Purple: Bottle of Medicine

Bonboon			[bonboonx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++White: Orchid
++Yellow/Green: Watercress Seed + Bird of Paradise Seed

Bunnycomb		[bunnycombx]
++Green: Gooseberry Seed
++Orange: Pumpkin
++Pink: Water Lily Flower

Buzzenge		[buzzengex]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Yellow: Buttercup Flower

Buzzlegum		[buzzlegumx]
++Orange: Venus Pinata Flower
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Purple/White: Gem Tree Seed

Candary			[candaryx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Green: Gooseberry Fool
++Pink: Water Lily Seed

Chewnicorn		[chewnicornx]
++Blue: Water Lily Flower + Bluebell Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Seed
++Yellow: Corn

Chippopatamus		[chippopatamusx]
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine + Blackberry Jam
++Pink/Purple: Water Lily Seed + Bird of Paradise Flower
++Yellow/Green: Watercress Flower + Mushroom

Cinnamonkey		[cinnamonkeyx]
++Pink: Water Lily Flower
++Purple: Blackberry Seed
++Red: Chili

Cluckles		[clucklesx]	
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Green: Oak Tree Seed
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine

Cocoadile		[cocoadilex]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Seed
++Yellow: Buttercup Seed

Crowla			[crowlax]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Orange: Bird of Paradise Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Flower

Doenut			[doenutx]
++Green: Oak Seed
++Orange: Jack 'o Lantern + Corn
++Purple: Thistle Flower + Gooseberry Fool

Dragumfly		[dragumflyx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Green: Poison Ivy Flower
++Orange: Pumpkin

Eaglair			[eaglairx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++White: Bottle of Milk
++Yellow: Buttercup Seed

Elephanilla		[elephanillax]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Orange: Buttercup Flower
++Red: Poppy Seed

Fizzlybear		[fizzlybearx]
++Green: Watercress Seed
++Orange/Pink: Carrot
++Yellow: Sunflower Seed

Fourheads		[fourheadsx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Yellow: Honey

Fudgehog		[fudgehogx]
++Blue: Bluebell seed
++Green: Poison Ivy Flower
++Red: Chili

Galagoogoo		[galagoogoox]
++Green: Poison Ivy Flower
++Purple: Bread
++Yellow: Sunflower Flower

Goobaa			[goobaax]
++Black: Tulip Seed
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Seed

Horstachio		[horstachiox]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Green: Watercress Flower
++Red: Chili Seed

Jameleon		[jameleonx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Red: Carrot Cake
++White: Orchid Flower + Bottle of Medicine

Juicygoose		[juicygoosex]
++Green/Yellow: Oak Seed
++Pink/Orange: Water Lily Seed + Bird of Paradise Seed + Poppy Flower
++Yellow: Banana

Kittyfloss		[kittyflossx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Pink/White: Water Lily Flower

Lackatoad		[lackatoadx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Seed
++Yellow: Banana Seed

Lickatoad		[lickatoadx]
++Green: Gooseberry + Bluebell Flower
++Purple: Bluebell Seed
++Red: Apple + Carrot

Macaracoon		[macaracoonx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Pink: Water Lily Seed
++Yellow: Mushroom

Mallowolf		[mallowolfx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Pink: Water Lily Seed
++Purple: Blackberry

Moozipan		[moozipan]
++Pink: Water Lily Seed + Snapdragon Seed
++White: Sandwich
++Yellow: Banana Seed

Mothdrop		[mothdropx]
++Blue/Orange: Bluebell Seed + Turnip + Carrot
++Green/Red: Pumpkin + Watercress Flower
++Yellow: Daisy Flower

Mousemallow		[mousemallowx]
++White: Bluebell Flower + Daisy Flower
++White: Gooseberry Seed + Daisy Flower
++Yellow: Cheese

Newtgat			[newtgatx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Orange: Bird of Paradise Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Seed

Parrybo			[parrybox]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower + Nightshade Berry
++Orange: Venus Pinata Flower
++Yellow/Green: Oak Seed + Cheese

Pigxie			[pigxiex]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Fuchsia: Gem Tree Seed + Water Lily Flower + Poppy Flower
++Green: Gooseberry Fool

Ponocky			[ponockyx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Pink: Water Lily Flower
++Pink/Purple: Bread

Pretztail		[pretztailx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Green: Gooseberry Fool
++Pink: Water Lily Flower

Profitamole		[profitamolex]
++Green: Watercress Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Seed
++White/Blue: Nightshade Seed + Bluebell Seed

Pudgeon			[pudgeonx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Green: Gooseberry Seed
++Purple: Blackberry Jam

Quackberry		[quackberryx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Orange: Bird of Paradise Seed
++Pink: Water Lily Flower

Raisant			[raisantx]
++Pink: Water Lily Flower
++Purple: Bluebell Seed + Blackberry
++Yellow: Sunflower Flower

Rashberry		[rashberryx]
++Green: Watercress Seed
++Purple: Nightshade Berry
++Red: Poppy Seed

Reddhott		[reddhottx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Pink: Water Lily Flower
++Red: Carrot Cake

Roario			[roariox]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Yellow: Sunflower Seed

Salamango		[salamangox]
++Green: Gooseberry
++White: Milk + Nightshade Seed
++Yellow: Banana

Shellybean		[shellybeanx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Green: Gooseberry
++Yellow: Corn

Sherbat			[sherbatx]
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Red: Chili Seed
++Yellow: Sunflower Seed

Sparrowmint		[sparrowmintx]
++Green: Watercress Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Flower
++Purple: Thistle Flower

Squazzil		[squazzilx]
++Green: Watercress Seed
++Pink: Water Lily Seed
++Purple: Snapdragon Flower

Swanana			[swananax]
++Green: Gooseberry Seed
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Purple: Snapdragon Flower

Sweetooth		[sweetoothx]
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Purple: Bluebell Flower
++Yellow: Sunflower Flower

Syrupent		[syrupentx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Yellow: Buttercup Flower

Taffly			[tafflyx]
++Green: Poison Ivy Flower
++Purple: Blackberry Seed
++Yellow: Buttercup Seed

Twingersnap		[twigersnapx]
++Pink: Bottle of Medicine
++Purple: Snapdragon Seed
++Yellow: Venus Pinata Flower

Whirlm			[whirlmx]
++Green: Watercress Seed
++Purple: Turnip
++Red: Water Lily Seed

White Flutterscotch	[flutterscotchx]
++Black: Tulip Flower
++Blue: Bluebell Flower
++Brown: Bullrush
++Green: Watercress Flower
++Orange: Bird of Paradise Flower
++Pink: Water Lily Flower
++Purple: Thistle Flower
++Red: Poppy Flower
++Yellow: Buttercup Flower

Zumbug			[zumbugx]
++Blue: Bluebell Seed
++Pink: Water Lily Seed
++Yellow/Orange: Banana Split + Carrot Cake
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+	V.   Variant Achievements	[achievementsx]
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Viva Pinata is full of various achievements and two of them are related to
variants directly, although in the process of obtaining them you will most
likely unlock many of the others.

Each of the two variant achievements will add +20 to your Gamerscore.

+Variants Achievement: 
Unlock by making 5 variant pinatas. Just make ANY 5 variants to unlock this. 

+Variants Master:
Unlock by making 20 variant pinatas. 

These two achievements are extremely easy to get since each Pinata has 3 
variants ofits own and most only need 1 item to become a variant. Basically, 
it requires very little effort compared to some of the others.
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+	VI.  Credits			[creditx]
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The information in this guide comes from a variety of sources which all
deserve credit. If you feel that you deserve credit for something in this
guide and you or your party is not represented then please feel free to let
me know and I'll evaluate your claim.

www.rareware.com		Developer of Viva Pinata
www.vivapinata.com		Official VP website
www.pinataisland.info		VP Wiki
www.gamefaqs.com		Board Community, Achievements List
Derobin's Achievements Guide	Located at GameFaqs
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+       VII. Contact Info		[contactx]
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I would love to hear from you! If you have questions [not covered in this
guide], corrections [credit will be given], comments, feedback, flames, or
friendly communication in general, then feel free to contact me!

vintagekaori@yahoo.com

I will do my best to respond to all legitimate e-mails in a timely manner.
If you have general questions about Viva Pinata then I suggest you search 
the other FAQs available on gamefaqs.com, search the GameFAQs message board,
or the VP Wiki at www.pinataisland.info. 

I hope my guide was helpful and will spread the love that is Viva Pinata!
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