Activity Arouser

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Activity Arouser Treasure Hoard icon.
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Number 176 (US)
Series Ancient Ad Series
Value Poko icon.png × 100
Weight 15
Maximum carriers 25 Pikmin
Location Submerged Castle
Challenge Mode levels None
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Activity Arouser Treasure Hoard icon.
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Number 181 (Europe)
Series Odd Logo Series
Value Poko icon.png × 30
Weight 4
Maximum carriers 8 Pikmin
Location Citadel of Spiders
Challenge Mode levels None

The Activity Arouser (called Activity Booster in the European version of New Play Control! Pikmin 2) is a treasure found in Pikmin 2. It is found in the third sublevel in the Submerged Castle, inside the body of one of the two Withering Blowhogs in the sublevel. The Activity Arouser is actually a Wilson tennis balls lid.

In the European version of Pikmin 2, this is a Sinalco bottle cap. It is found inside one of the Yellow Wollywogs on sublevel 2 of Citadel of Spiders.

In the Japanese version, this treasure is a Mainichi-brand milk cover.

Notes

Olimar's journal

This strange object makes me want to dance. I...can't...fight it... Must dance... Hey, this isn't so bad. I've been packing on the pounds, and this could be a great way to get some exercise! One, two, cha cha cha...

Sales pitch

This esoteric design will make viewers want to get up and move for no apparent reason. This is perfect for people who want to diet but can never seem to get started.

Naming[edit]

The treasure's name consists of "activity", referring in this case to recreational pursuits or pastimes, and "arouser", meaning something that excites or provokes. The treasure seems to evoke excitement and the desire to exercise for Olimar and the Hocotate ship, which fits the connotation of a Wilson tennis ball lid. "Arouse" often has the connotation of being sexually excited, which is probably why the name was changed to Activity Booster in the European version of New Play Control! Pikmin 2.

Internally, the treasure has different names based on region, since it occurs in different locations. In the US version, the Activity Arouser has the internal name g_futa_nihonraku, "futa" translating to "lid" and "nihonraku" translating roughly to "Japan music" (it is unknown what "g" refers to). The US treasure occurs in the same location as the Anywhere Floater, a Mainichi-brand milk cover in the Japanese version. In the European version, the treasure is internally called g_futa_titiyas – "titiyas" roughly meaning "Chichiyasu;" – because it occurs in the same location as the Milky Figure, a Chichiyasu-brand milk cover in the Japanese version.

Glitch[edit]

This treasure on the US version of Pikmin 2 can be subject to the tilted object glitch. Occasionally, it will get stuck slightly in the ground after dropping from the Withering Blowhog, or will be pushed into the ground from other objects. If the Pikmin try to carry the treasure in this state, there is a chance that it can fall through the cave, and kill some of the Pikmin carrying it.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
French (NoA) Créateur d'activité Activity maker
French (NoE) Créateur d'Activité Activity Maker
German Aktivitätsentfacher Written "Aktivitäts-entfacher" in-game.
Italian Attivatore d'attività
Spanish (NoA) Estimulador de actividad Activity stimulator
Spanish (NoE) Actividador de actividad Activity activator


References[edit]

  1. YouTube video of the tilted treasure glitch