Pest Aside

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Pest Aside
The mini-game, Pest Aside from Mario Party Advance
Appears in Mario Party Advance
Type Single-player mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds (Shroom City)
60 seconds (Mini-Game Attack)
Music track Slowly Yet Surely
Music sample

Pest Aside is a single-player minigame found in Mario Party Advance. The name is a pun on "pesticide," a chemical that is used to kill pests. This minigame was the featured minigame in the desert area of the Mario Party Advance website, where it could be played.


The player is standing between four plants; one demands water, while another demands bug spray. The player gives them what they need, and the game starts.


The player attempts to keep the four sunflowers healthy by watering and bug-spraying them to earn points. When a speech bubble pops up near a sunflower, the flower needs something quickly so the player can make it healthy depending on if the flower is thirsty or has bugs. If the player does not spray or water a plant, the bubble changes into a spiky bubble, meaning that the plant badly needs something to make it healthy. Making a plant healthy when a speech bubble pops up gives 30 points, while doing so with a spiky bubble gives 20 points. If the player ignores the sunflower or accidentally gives the wrong thing to a sunflower, the plant loses health. If a sunflower loses health twice, the player loses.

In the Shroom City mode, the player must earn at least 500 points in 30 seconds to win. In Mini-Game Attack, the player must earn at least 1,000 points in 60 seconds to clear the minigame.


  • +Control Pad – Pick flower
  • A Button – Water
  • B Button – Spray

In-game text[edit]

Keep the flowers healthy! Use the bug spray wisely, and water your sunflowers!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese そだててフラワー
Sodatete Furawā
Growing Flowers

French Main Verte
Literally "Green Hand"; expression that refers to someone good at gardening
German Gartenarbeit
Garden Labor
Italian Giardiniere
Spanish Fumigasoles
Portmanteau of fumiga (fumigate) and girasol (sunflower)