|Maximum carriers||100 Pikmin|
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
The Doomsday Apparatus (超重ギガンティス?, lit.: "Super-heavy Gigantis") 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
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.
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.
Names in other languages
|French||Haltère Obscur||Obscure Dumbbell|
|Spanish||Aparato apocalíptico||Apocalyptic device|
|Spanish (NoA)||Aparato apocalíptico||Apocalyptic device|
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