Doomsday Apparatus

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Doomsday Apparatus Treasure Hoard icon.
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Number 136 (US)

135 (Europe)

Series Dream Series
Value Poko icon.png × 3,000
Weight 1,000
Maximum carriers 100 Pikmin
Location Wistful Wild
Challenge Mode levels None

The Doomsday Apparatus is the heaviest and most valuable treasure in Pikmin 2. It is a blue, heavily rusted 1 kilogram dumbbell. It is found in the Wistful Wild, not too far from the landing site. Due to its weight, 100 Purple Pikmin are needed to be able to pick up this item; and even then, it takes at least a quarter of a day to carry back to the Hocotate ship.

Collecting the treasure[edit]

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

While carrying the treasure, it is advised to attack and defeat the Gatling Groink, Dwarf Bulborbs and Decorated Cannon Beetle – and if possible, Yellow Wollywog and Fiery Blowhog – in the area, so as to clear the way in advance for exploring the rest of the level.

The best place to amass Purples to reach 100 for the Doomsday Apparatus is the Subterranean Complex, as it has three Violet- and two Queen Candypop Buds on sublevel 8, along with many eggs and a geyser.

Weight[edit]

The label on this object says that the Doomsday Apparatus weighs 1 kilogram. This discovery has lead to a lot of confusion. Although creating a formula from this would allow easy conversion between the in-game weight units and real-world units, the theory breaks down when real-world objects are weighed and compared to the weights predicted. For example, the Proton AA treasure weighs 6 units, whereas actual AA batteries weigh as much as 25 grams.

Notes

Olimar's journal

Perplexing mysteries are often solved in unexpected ways. When I was studying this item earlier today, I was astounded at its unbelievable bulk. It was so heavy! I would have never been able to move it without my burly purple Pikmin. Later analysis indicated this thing is in fact some kind of heavy artillery.

Sales pitch

An apocalyptic weapon made of super-heavy, gravity-compressed materials of unknown origin. The fact that its great weight makes it uncontrollable is, at times, a mild detriment.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Haltère Obscur Obscure Dumbbell
German Höllenmaschine
Italian Arma profetica
Spanish Aparato apocalíptico Apocalyptic device
Spanish (NoA) Aparato apocalíptico Apocalyptic device

See also[edit]