The clipboard is a fairly rare obstacle found a few times in Pikmin 3. It is a wooden board with a pink handle on it, and it is held by a hinge. It can be overturned, where it either opens something concealed, or serves as a bridge to cross a gap with. Eight Winged Pikmin are required to lift a clipboard. When they finish lifting it, they will naturally follow a path back to the leader, but if they are whistled before reaching the leader, they will use the regular path-finding algorithm, which could result in them getting stuck behind the newly-lifted clipboard. Hence, it is advised to not whistle the Pikmin after they have finished lifting the board.
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In the Twilight River, two clipboards appear near the Tremendous Sniffer. Underneath one are 15 fragments; under the other are 8 Dwarf Orange Bulborbs. In the Garden of Hope, a clipboard is located to the southwest of the Blue Onion, where it hides a Velvety Dreamdrop. The last clipboard is in the Formidable Oak, but instead of covering anything, it acts as a shortcut to cross a gap.
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