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 Japanese version, this treasure is a Mainichi-brand milk cover.
“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...”
“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.”
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
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.
Names in other languages