The Arboreal Frippery is a treasure found in Pikmin 2. It is actually a leaf from a Japanese maple tree. The treasure is found in the fourth sublevel of the Shower Room, which is a large, calm area with only harmless Unmarked Spectralids and two Queen Candypop Buds. The water is too shallow to drown Pikmin, so it can be crossed with any type of Pikmin. The treasure is in a pipe, so the Treasure Gauge can be used to find the correct pipe. Since it weighs only one unit, throwing in one Pikmin should easily transport the treasure back to the Ship's Pod in a quick, hasty manner. It is tied for the least valuable treasure.
In the Japanese version, Olimar's journal entry and the sales pitch describe this treasure as the "ultimate drug", and Olimar even states that he might even want to use it some day. Users are also warned not to overdose, as it may cause death. Its name in the Japanese version is Ichikorodaore, which means "One-hit death". This may actually suggest it is marijuana, as it resembles the drug. The leaf is red in the European version, presumably to drive away the comparison.
The ship seems to think this leaf would be a smash hit among naturalist interior designers. I just think it looks and feels like a soft blanket. In the interest of scientific discovery, I'd better give it a test run...”
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The Arboreal Frippery (US and JP) being analyzed.
The Arboreal Frippery (EU).
The Arboreal Frippery (EU) being analyzed.
A real world Japanese maple leaf.
A marijuana leaf in real life.
A green Japanese Maple leaf in real life. Note the similarity in shape with the Marijuana leaf.
Names in other languages
||One-hit Death, implying it being a drug.
| French (NoA)
| Spanish (NoA)