The variation unlock order, as explained here, is B, A, C.
The first layout gives players Red Pikmin to begin with, and Winged Pikmin which can be found later on. Lily pads are present in the central pool, but are not located next to the Onions. This layout includes:
The second layout features Blue Pikmin, making underwater treasures salvageable. This layout includes:
Similar to Layout A, this layout provides Red and Winged Pikmin. There are fewer creatures, and no lily pads are present. This layout includes:
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