Courage Reactor

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Courage Reactor Treasure Hoard icon.
Number 159 (US)
157 (Europe)
Series Mystical Energy Series
Value Poko icon.png × 280
Weight 20
Maximum carriers 20[1]
Location Valley of Repose
Challenge Mode levels None

The Courage Reactor is actually a Duracell D battery. It is the first treasure that can be collected in Pikmin 2, and is found partially buried in the Valley of Repose. Upon retrieval, the ship is satisfied with the day's work and the first day is completed. While Louie discovers this treasure first, he needs to reunite with Olimar before it can be lifted and salvaged.

The text on the side contains a paragraph informing the user that the battery cannot be recharged, and that the polarity of the battery should be respected. These instructions are written in Italian, French, German and English, in that order. The full text reads:

Inserire correttamente. Non ricaricare.
Respecter les polarités + et -. Ne pas
recharger. Auf richtige Polarität achten.
Nicht wiederaufladbar. Connect correctly.
Do not recharge. MADE IN EC
MN0000 LR6
MAR 2010

In the Japanese version of Pikmin 2, this treasure's equivalent is the Love and Courage Reactor, which is a "National Hi-Top" battery, a Japanese brand of battery. Strangely, on the website supporting the Play it on the Wii version for US, it also shows a "National Hi-Top" battery.

Collecting the treasure[edit]

Location of the treasure on the radar. Click for a bigger image.

To retrieve this treasure, both Olimar and Louie are needed: start by gathering all the pellets in the area and the Dwarf Red Bulborb. After obtaining 20 Pikmin, have them dig it out of the ground and carry it to the ship.


Olimar's journal

We've recovered our first treasure! Amazingly, the Pikmin remembered how to salvage it. I can't understand their adorable language and I don't know what they're thinking, yet I'm so happy to see them. When I crashed on this planet, the Pikmin helped me locate my missing ship parts. In my darkest hour, the Pikmin were there for me. Now that I'm reunited with them, I know everything will be alright. It will...right?

Sales pitch

Physical energy is not the only kind! The energy dearest to us is that made by love and courage.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of France.svg French Réacteur vaillant Courageous reactor
Flag of Germany.svg German Tapferkeitsreaktor Courage-reactor
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Pila di coraggio
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Reactor valeroso Courageous reactor
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Reactor valeroso Courageous reactor

See also[edit]


  1. max 20 – Line 4434 of /user/Abe/Pellet/us/otakara_config.txt in the game's files