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Your first Watering Can is given to you by Leafos in the tutorial. This watering can is beaten up and can only perfrom the most basic functions, but it can be upgraded, as you level up.

The Watering Can is used to water flowers and vegetables so they do not die. This process must first be done by yourself, but it can be done later by a Sprinkling helper.

Some pinatas, such as the Whirlm, become happier when sprinkled with water. For others it can be used as a way of distracting a pinata from preying on other species or plants.

When it rains, there is no need to water your plants.

The flowers turn yellowy-brown when they are too dry, but when watered to the correct water level they quickly are restored to their best state. If the plant starts turning blue, you're giving it too much water, which can also kill it.

There are five upgrades to the Watering Can. The first three will increase its ability to store water, until the Glass watering can which never runs out of water. The fourth upgrade, the Everpour 5000 Watering Can, instead gives an additional ability to immediately give the correct amount of water, and the final upgrade, the One Pour Wonder makes it so you only need to water a plant once and it will always have the correct amount of water.

Uses

Plants can be watered -- many need to be watered periodically until they are fully grown, but some lower level plants may survive no watering and grow fully.

  • Long Pour ("x")
  • Short Pour ("a")

Some kinds of piñatas like to be watered at any time, like a Whirlm and become more happy. Some other kinds of piñatas like to be watered sometimes, and if watered at the wrong time will be more sad. The rest of the kinds of piñatas prefer not to be watered at all and become more depressed if watered.

Watering a piñata that has started a fight (whether it is a resident or a wild sour) can sometimes stop the fight. In Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise this always works if you water it before the health meters appear, after which it will not work.

Some characters like to be watered.

  • Seedos
  • Night Watchlings
  • Day Watchlings

Some characters prefer not to be watered.

  • Leafos will react negatively to this. She will take away your watering can if you repeatedly water her.
  • Diggerlings

Some Ruffians will stop in their tracks and begin to spin slowly around if you water them continuously. This could give your resident pinata a chance to get away from the attacking ruffian.

Watering Can Uses

Watering Can Upgrades

  • Tin Watering Can (225 coins at Costolot's Store)
  • Gold Watering Can (750 coins at Costolot's General Store)
  • Glass Watering Can (1575 coins at Ivor Bargain in Viva Piñata and Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise, and Costolot's Store in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise)
  • Everpour 5000 Watering Can (2700 coins at Ivor Bargain/Costolot's Store)
  • One Pour Wonder (4125 coins at Ivor Bargain/Costolot's Store)

Watering Can Achievement

The 'Watering Can Do' achievement is awarded for fully upgrading the watering can. You don't need to buy all the upgrades, just the One Pour Wonder, although you will miss the Tool Awards for owning them.

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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
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