Viva Pinata: A Guide to Sours, Part 1

Hey, guys! Today I’ll be talking about the Xbox game Viva Pinata again. I did an introduction of this video game a little while back in my post Viva Pinata! I covered the basics then, but now I’ll discuss the dark side of the game: the sour pinatas.
The sour pinatas are, put simply, bad pinatas. They look much more threatening than their friendly garden counterparts, and every one has some kind of “talent” that pretty much just helps wreck your garden. Every sour also spits sour candy, which will sicken any pinata that eats it.

The first sour is the Shellybean. It’s introduced on level 4 and is named after jellybeans and snails. sourshellybeanforblogJust like its real-life version, it will eat any seeds it finds lying around. Luckily, for every sour pinata there’s a way for it to become tamed. For the Shellybean, this way is for it to eat an apple seed. When it eats an apple seed, it goes into a cocoon and emerges as a much friendlier, tamed Shellybean.shellybeanforblog Once tamed, instead of eating your seeds, they’ll eat weeds for you.

The next sour that appears is the Sherbat. They appear on level 9 and only come out at night. These pinatas will make any pinatas they come into contact with become sick, and this can be very expensive with the vet fees, or else result in the pinatas’ death. soursherbatforblog
To tame this pinata, they must eat a jack o’ lantern, which can be obtained by paying Bart the Tinker to tinker a pumpkin. Then they, like all the other sours, form a cocoon and hatch into their tamed form. sherbatforblog
Much cuter now, isn’t it? Directing a tamed Sherbat at Dastardos, the bad guy that busts open your sick pinatas, will distract him for long enough for the vet to arrive.

Sour pinata #3 is the Crowla. Call me crazy for picking a sour, but these are my favorite pinatas in the whole game. About five years ago I made a new world with an incredibly pampered Crowla family. I still have it.
If let into the garden, Crowlas will eat sick pinatas. Since they spit out bad candy like the rest of their sour friends, this isn’t a good thing. sourcrowlaforblog
These pinatas appear at level 14. Sour Crowlas have more than one requirement for being tamed: they must eat 1 bottle of medicine and have a birdbath in the garden. To get a bottle of medicine, pay Bart to tinker a jar of honey. Once they are tamed, they look like this. crowlaforblog Once tamed, they serve the same purpose as a Sherbat, except diurnally, covering the daylight hours when the Sherbats are snoozing.

The last sour pinata for this post is the Profitamole. Around the time I attracted a Profitamole – on level 19 – my Xbox broke and the game locked up every time I tried to tame one. This resulted in me taking two months to be able to tame them. I’m now pretty familiar with its annoying sour habits – uprooting and killing my plants. sourprofitamoleforblog
To tame them, they must eat 1 Red Flutterscotch, which can be obtained by directing a White Flutterscotch to a poppy, and have 2 mushrooms in the garden. PLEASE don’t confuse mushrooms with toadstools – toadstools are a poisonous weed, but mushrooms are food for some pinatas. They can be obtained by tinkering toadstools, but it won’t work after the toadstool is fully grown. When tamed, they’ll eat those annoying patches of dirt thrown out by a mine. profitamoleforblog

Thanks for reading! I’ll be posting Part 2 with the other four sours – Macaracoons, Mallowolves, Cocoadiles, and Bonboons – in about a week, give or take a few days.

Summer 🙂


Viva Pinata!

Hey, guys. I was sitting on my couch playing on my Xbox when I realized there was a video game I’d been playing for forever – well, since kindergarten – and hadn’t blogged about it. Yes, I played it in kindergarten, but it’s the kind of video game that is available for all ages, just in a different style. My dad even played it at one point.
Viva Pinata! Where on earth am I going to start??!! Not to sound braggy, but I know so much about this game I could write a handbook. I’ll explain the basics first.
You start out with a dried-out, junk-filled, comparably tiny plot of land. Then, as the game goes on, you clear it out, expand, grow plants, attract pinatas, and make it beautiful. The game is made so that there are lots of hidden cheats available – such as changing pinatas’ color, attaining new pinatas, and even transforming and evolving them – so this will be a very rich topic for my blog. I’m excited.
For this post, I’ll start with three basic pinatas, their needs, and their special cheats.

This is the first pinata you attain. They’re extremely simple to get – all you need is at least 1 pinometer of dirt or grass. To romance them, you do exactly the same, plus having one of their type’s houses in the garden, which is necessary for all pinatas to romance. They’re required food to get Sparrowmints to breed, and quite a few others – this is a staple pinata that is extremely difficult to completely eradicate.
Feeding them a turnip will turn them purple. Feeding them a watercress seed will turn them green. Feeding them a water lily seed will turn them pink.
Pinatas’ names come from two things: a candy or edible, or an animal. These pinatas are named after whirls and worms.

These pinatas are almost as easy to get as Whirlms. To attract them and make them visit, all you need is a Whirlm. To make them residents, you have to have romanced Whirlms before. To romance them, they must eat a Whirlm. Eating one of these is part of the Buzzenge’s romance requirements.
Feeding them a thistle flowerhead will turn them purple. Feeding them a water lily flower will turn them pink. Feeding them a watercress flower will turn them green. Feeding them a buttercup flower will turn them into a Candary.
These pinatas are names after spearmints and sparrows.

The Mothdrop only comes out at night. In fact, that’s all they need to appear and visit. To become a resident, you must have some kind of light in the garden. To make them romance, they must eat a thistle. Mothdrops are required to attain tamed Sherbats and Galagoogoos.
Feeding them a bluebell seed, a turnip, and a carrot will turn them blue with orange wings. Feeding them a daisy flower will turn them yellow. Feeding them a pumpkin and a watercress flower will turn them green with red wings.
These pinatas are named after coughdrops and moths.

Expect more Viva Pinata posts in the future. I don’t know of too many people that play this game – only Flora, actually – but if you do, I hope these posts are helpful. If you don’t, it’s really fun. You ought to try it.

Summer 😛

P.S. Sorry for the spam of tags. I just had lots of ideas.