White Pikmin are found in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3. They are the third type of Pikmin found in Pikmin 2, and are produced through Ivory Candypop Buds, the first of which are found the White Flower Garden. Like Purple Pikmin, their flowers are magenta rather than white, due to the variety of Sutera Cordata. They are distinguished by their red eyes, pale color, and small stature.
These Pikmin are considerably smaller than all the other types of Pikmin. They have red compound-eyes devoid of pupils that allow them to locate treasures that are completely buried underground, which is demonstrated shortly after discovering them in the White Flower Garden. They are the fastest of all Pikmin, such that, when flowered, they run at least as quickly as Captains equipped with the Rush Boots. White Pikmin are also immune to poison, allowing them to destroy poison pipes and walk through poisonous emissions. Also, they can release toxic secretions to deal damage to enemies when consumed, which can deal heavy damage to their predator. However, this does not prevent their death, leaving this ability as a last resort. Interestingly, these Pikmin attack and down Pellet Posies faster than either Yellow Pikmin or Blue Pikmin. Each attack does the same amount of damage, but the White Pikmin attack much faster. White Pikmin also appear to have purple fingers and toes.
Although Ivory Candypop Buds consistently appear throughout Pikmin 2, the most notable spots are three Candypop Buds found in the White Flower Garden on Sublevel 3 (when you have 19 or fewer White Pikmin), and on Sublevel 4 of the Subterranean Complex.
In Pikmin 3
White Pikmin return in Pikmin 3, but only in Mission Mode and Bingo Battle. They are obtained from Ivory Candypop Buds or simply being found and plucked from the ground. They are considerably weaker than they are in Pikmin 2, doing about .75X the amount of damage a Blue or Yellow Pikmin does. They also are not found in any areas with posion that they can access, nullifying their previous resistance, and are not able to find hidden treasures.
White Pikmin appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Pikmin species Olimar is able to pull from the ground via his standard special move, Pikmin Pluck. They are the weakest and deliver the lowest amount of damage and knockback if Olimar uses them for his aerials and smashes, but when they latch onto an enemy, they deal poison damage, which is much more than the pummeling of other Pikmin. White Pikmin can be thrown the farthest, due to their light weight, despite in the actual Pikmin game where Yellow Pikmin are the lightest, though Yellow Pikmin are thrown higher rather than farther.