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Channel Gone Dry

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Day 6:
Channel Gone Dry

The natural bridge over the dried-up river in Channel Gone Dry.

Side Story Olimar's Comeback
Objective Collect Fruits and Nuggets!
Area Twilight River
Starting Pikmin
Red Pikmin P3 icon.png Rock Pikmin P3 icon.png
25 5
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
400 650 850 1000
Time limit 14:00
Music Olimar's Comeback (days 4-6)

Channel Gone Dry is the sixth day of Olimar's Comeback. It takes place in the Twilight River, and has the objective to collect fruits and nuggets, similar to the Collect Treasure! stages in Mission Mode. The mission's name comes from the fact that the river through the area is completely dry.


Olimar and Louie land in Twilight River to collect more fruit and nuggets for profit. The river, much like in Tropical Wilds on a previous day, is now dried up. Possibly because of this, many new enemies (most native to the Tropical Wilds) have populated the area.

At the end of the day, Olimar notices half of the collected fruit is missing. He confronts Louie about the issue, who promptly drops everything and runs. Olimar complains about this, but admits it's his duty to talk with his partner, which he does on the following day.


The mission mostly takes place in the second main area of the Twilight River, on the downstream side of the river. However, as the title suggests, the river is completely dry, and water is nowhere to be found. Several land enemies have moved into the river as a result. The SPERO and Onion are found in the east of the area, in a space normally occupied by 3 Orange Bulborbs in Story Mode. While most fruits are nearby and can be reached fairly quickly, there is 1 fruit and a pile of nuggets that are in a different segment of the area, which in Story Mode is the path leading up to the Scornet Maestro. Since accessing this part of the area requires building a bridge, the mission largely involves building this bridge while defeating enemies and collecting other fruits. All of this level's fruits are contained within enemies.


Fruits and Nuggets[edit]





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The strategies shown are just suggestions.

All the fruits in this mission are inside enemies, and you only start with a few Pikmin, so growing more at the start is essential; start the mission by growing Pikmin by defeating the nearby Dwarf Orange Bulborbs and the Medusal Slurker. Use the nearby bomb rocks to destroy the reinforced wall, then go past it with a larger squad to defeat the Flighty Joustmites and the Armored Cannon Larva, which drops a fruit. Go up the ramp and defeat the enemies there to gain access to 10 more Red Pikmin, as well as another fruit. Walk out of the other side of the area, defeat the Fiery Blowhogs, and turn right to find a pile of fragments. Begin to carry them with whatever Pikmin you have left, making sure that the path to the bridge is clear. To get the other pile of fragments, return to the base and head south to a round area with a Whiptongue Bulborb. Defeat it and start carrying the fragments behind it. Once the bridge is done, cross it and get to the segment at the top of the tree, which has an Armored Cannon Larva. Defeat the enemy and carry it, its fruit, and the nuggets behind it to the base. After that, go around the rest of the area, defeating any remaining enemies, collecting the fruit they drop, and collecting the other pile of nuggets.



Reassembling that bridge is priority one! Taking the fruits from those creatures is priority two! Everything else is priority irrelevant!


Mission Log, Day 6: I remember this place, but something feels off about it. Oh! It's because the water is gone! New creatures seem to have wandered in, exploring the boundaries of their territory. But I can't let them deter me from the bounty of fruits and nuggets here. The reward of so much treasure is more than worth the risk.

Loading screen tip[edit]

The President's neutral icon in Pikmin 3 Deluxe.Don't limit yourself to fruits. There's plenty of treasure to collect as well.

During gameplay[edit]

In some situations during gameplay, Olimar or Louie will leave a comment.

Trigger Olimar Louie
Near the Onion Olimar's neutral icon in Pikmin 3.Look at this… It’s all dried up. Louie neutral icon.pngI smell a powerful creature…
At the base of the bridge Olimar's neutral icon in Pikmin 3.There’s something on the other side of the bridge… At least that’s what my instincts are telling me. Louie neutral icon.pngThere’s a smell coming from over that bridge. It’s from something delicious.
On the incline leading to the trio of bomb rocks Olimar's neutral icon in Pikmin 3.Riding on the lily pads was very convenient. Louie's mad icon in Pikmin 3.Who drank this water?
Near the trio of bomb rocks Olimar's neutral icon in Pikmin 3.A Bomb Rock… Interesting. It may come in handy when up against a powerful adversary. Louie neutral icon.pngBomb Rocks are good for defeating strong creatures…
Near the 30 nugget pile Olimar's neutral icon in Pikmin 3.Nuggets! The president will be delighted! Louie neutral icon.pngUgh. I can’t eat this.
By the Armored Cannon Larva past the finished bridge Olimar's neutral icon in Pikmin 3.Claustrophobia’s setting in! Louie neutral icon.pngI hate these guys.

Assignment Report[edit]

Seeing those fruits we retrieved reminded me of those Koppaite explorers and all the trouble they went through to save their homeworld. Realizing half were gone reminded me I hadn't heard from Louie in a while. I asked if he knew anything about it, and his response was to drop everything and run away. He's a handful, but he's my partner, and it's my duty to bring him back.



The camera clipping through a wall in Channel Gone Dry.
A demonstration of the odd camera.
  • Unusually, it's possible to rotate the camera in the path that normally leads to the Scornet Maestro in Story Mode. The camera is normally fixed here, but by rotating it, it's possible to see through the wall on one side, as well as to see some of the environment around the path.
  • According to the map on the KopPad, the upstream parts of the river are still filled with water on this day.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 水のない水路?
Mizu no nai Suiro
Flag of France French Le canal asséché The dry channel
Flag of Germany German Trockener Kanal Dry Channel
Flag of Italy Italian Il canale prosciugato The dried channel
Flag of Spain Spanish Canal seco Dry channel

See also[edit]

Icon of a white flower in the Challenge Mode of Pikmin 2. It represents a course that is beaten, but with Pikmin who were lost.

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Icon of a white flower in the Challenge Mode of Pikmin 2. It represents a course that is beaten, but with Pikmin who were lost.