Sours, as their name might hint at, are grumpy Piñatas that get their kicks from making cheerful piñatas gloomy. Sour Piñatas are easily recognized due to their deep red and black coloring. There are eight different sour species, and twelve in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, each with their own bad habits, like starting fights or scaring off residents.
To prevent a Sour Piñata from entering your garden, you either need to tame the species, which automatically gives you the related block for the Tower of Sour, or buy the associated block from Costolot's Store. The Tower of Sour block for the sour piñata blocks sour piñatas of that species from entering the garden when activated. All tamed sours can help you out when they live in your garden.
Once you've completed the Tower of Sour with all eight or twelve blocks, you'll meet the Appear requirements for the Galagoogoo.
Sours in Viva Piñata
|Name||Appear||Visit||Habits||Requirements to tame|
|Sour Shellybean||4||5||Spits out sour seeds and sour candies.||Has eaten an apple seed|
|Sour Sherbat||9||10||Makes Piñatas ill.||Has eaten a Jack o' Lantern|
|Sour Crowla||14||15||Eats sick Piñatas||
Have a birdbath in the garden.
Has drank a bottle of medicine.
|Sour Profitamole||19||20||Tears up garden and eats whatever it breaks||
Have two mushrooms in your garden
Has eaten a Red Flutterscotch
|Sour Macaracoon||23||24||Eats eggs||
Have 5 Master Romancer awards.
Has eaten 1 Cluckles
|Sour Cocoadile||27||28||Scares helpers||
Have 160 Pinometers (16%) of water in your garden
Has eaten a Sweetooth
Has eaten 2 Swanana
|Sour Mallowolf||31||32||Prevents butts to your garden||Has eaten a Pigxie|
|Sour Bonboon||34||35||Starts fights||Has lost a fight against a Syrupent, Twingersnap or Fourheads|
Sours in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
Sours in Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise
- Remember, not all sours show up as soon as you get a quarter to a new level. Some show up halfway. Also, some may take longer than you think.
- Feeding a Sour a Joy Candy can prevent it from ruining your garden and coughing up sour sweets, However, it will stay in the garden until the effects of the sweet wear off, once it does, it will immediately leave the garden.
In the TV Series
Sour Piñatas were invented by Professor Pester in an attempt to ruin the reputation of Piñatas in the parties so that they don't go to parties, and thus stay full of candy that he can steal and eat for himself. He mixed some ingredients to no avail, until one of his then five Ruffians sacrificed himself and fell in the pot which was the last ingredient to make the Sours. However, he was unable to control the Sours, so his experiment was deemed a failure.
Some Piñatas that were previously Sour Piñatas and turned into a regular Piñata can transform back to a sour Piñata, presumably if too much stress is incurred on the pinata. For example, Mongo Macaracoon transforms into a regular Macaracoon after eating Cluckles legs, but then turns back to a Sour Macaracoon after Franklin Fizzlybear sends him to go on a concert.
Unlike the game series, regular piñatas can be transformed into sour piñatas, as seen in Shirley Shells Out in which Shirley Shellybean drinks a potion offered by Professor Pester and transforms into a Sour Shellybean, and runs so fast she breaks the sound barrier. However, she transforms back into a regular Shellybean before she reaches the finish line of her current race, and she gives up winning the race after realizing all the bad things she did as a sour while in the race.
|Franklin:||Uh, dudes... did one of you maybe take a bite out of my surfboard, you know, by mistake?|
|Paulie: ||This is no mistake, Franklin. This is the work... of a sour.|
|Fergy: ||Oh fudge! We're doomed!|
|Franklin: ||What's a sour?|
|Fergy: ||What's a sour?! Only the most notorious garden vandals ever to vandalize a garden! Wild pinatas, untamed, uncontrollable!! Crazy!!!|
--Quote from "Mad Mongo" episode
|Player||Tower of Sour · Chocolate Coin · Alert · Award · Achievement · Gardener level · Journal · Camera · Concept art · Player Permissions · Training episode · Label · Label Designer · Crate|
|Garden||Weather · Day and night cycle · Fertilizer · Transformation · Candy · Shop · Pinometer · Helper · Piñata Vision · Bouncer Board · Garden Store · Trap · Playground · Just for Fun · Cursor|
|Tools||Watering can · Shovel · Surface Packet · Trick Stick · Seed Bag · Fertilizer Bag · Bait Bag|
|Piñatas||Species · Variant · Wild · Resident · Egg · Cocoon · Sour · Evolution · Romance · Conflict · Fight · Sickness · Wild-card · Happiness Rating · Food chain · Accessory · Costume · Trick · Item level · Reluctance to return|
|Minigames||Great Piñata Paperchase · P-Factor|