10 day run
A 10 day run is a playthrough of Pikmin 3 in which the player collects every fruit and defeats the Plasm Wraith in the minimum number of days possible, which is 10. Very few players are capable of completing this, as it requires exploitation of several glitches, careful management of the Pikmin, and extreme patience. Fortunately, as Pikmin 3 gives the player the ability to retry any day, it is not as hard as speedrunning the previous Pikmin games. There are no limits on Pikmin deaths, but it is still possible to complete this run without losing any Pikmin.
While it is not necessary to collect all of the optional upgrades that are hidden throughout the game, it is required to collect the Dodge Whistle, as it is needed on day 10.
As Pikmin 3 is more linear than the previous Pikmin games, there is not much deviation the player can afford to make in this run. Some alterations are possible, but below is a rough outline of what the player needs to get done on each day. This guide works ideally with the Wii Remote, and is possible on any game version.
Note: At this point, the game does not allow growing Pikmin to become bud or flowers; do not waste your time trying to grow flower Pikmin on day 1, because it is impossible.
Warning: This day is often regarded as the hardest day of the run, as it requires defeating a boss, acquiring 12 fruits, and finding Louie all in a single day, most of which will consist of multitasking with all three leaders. You will also need at least 2 ultra-spicy sprays for this day. Everything must be followed as stated, and no time can be wasted.
Day 7, 8 and 9