e-Reader

From Pikipedia
Pikmin 2 icon.png
An e-Reader.
NintendoWiki logo.png

This article or section is a short summary on e-Reader.
NintendoWiki features more in-depth content.

The Nintendo e-Reader, or Nintendo e+ in Japan, is a Game Boy Advance, Game Boy SP, and Nintendo DS add-on device that reads a special strip on e-Reader cards via an LED scanner. It can connect to the GameCube via a Game Boy Advance to Nintendo GameCube Link Cable. The purpose of the cards is to unlock mini-games, items, levels or functions for games on the GBA, or as games in and of themselves.

There are multiple available packs of Pikmin e+ cards, released only in Japan after the release of Pikmin 2, called Pikmin Puzzle Cards (for) e+ (ピクミンパズルカードe+?, lit.: "Pikmin Puzzle Cards-e"). Each card contains a number of simple Pikmin-based mini-games, which can be played by connecting the e+ to a Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Player connected to a GameCube in which the Pikmin 2 disk is placed. Due to region locking, running these mini-games require that the GameCube, e+, and copy of Pikmin 2 to be the Japanese versions. The Game Boy Advance and Game Boy-to-GameCube connector can be from any region.

The cards come in packs with red, yellow, and blue themes. Each theme has four packs numbered 1-4, with the designs being Pikmin, Onions, Pellet Posies and Candypop Buds in respective order. Individual cards depict enemies, Pikmin or leaders. Every pack contains 5 cards, totaling to 60 cards plus 12 promotional cards. Each card contains three levels of one of three mini-games except the promotional cards which vary from one to three bonus levels. Connecting to Pikmin 2 brings up a screen showing several leaf Pikmin of the respective card color, each one representing a level. Cards can then be scanned to make some levels playable. The Pikmin grows a flower when the level is beat. The game remembers the player's progress, thus the goal is to get a flower on every level, similar to the Pikmin 2 Challenge Mode.

Pikmin Puzzle Card mini-games[edit]

The Pikmin 2-e logo.

Plucking Pikmin[edit]

Japanese name: ひっこぬき ピクミン?

Objective: The player must control Olimar or Louie to pluck every Pikmin from the ground.

Controls:

  • D-Pad to move
  • A to pluck
  • B to cancel pluck
  • Hold B and use D-Pad to change direction
  • Start to restart or quit

Overview: The player moves around a grid of tiles and must face the tile containing the Pikmin they want in order to pluck it. Red and Blue Pikmin will land on the tile directly behind the player while Yellows will land two tiles behind them. Some tiles contain fire, electricity, and water obstacles that only Pikmin of the respective type can land on. Some electrical obstacles will form a harmful current in the tiles between them, which can be disabled by having a Yellow Pikmin land on one of the obstacles. No Pikmin can land on rock tiles or outside the edge of the map. The player cannot move past rocks, plucked Pikmin, or obstacles (except water) thus they must find the best order to pluck the Pikmin in without getting stuck. The player is prevented from plucking a Pikmin if a rock or edge is in the way, but not if there's an obstacle harmful to the Pikmin they are plucking, which will result in a death. The game is won once all Pikmin are unearthed and lost when a Pikmin dies or no moves are left. This game is played using red cards and the music is a remix of the Pikmin 2 Challenge Mode menu theme.

Marching Pikmin[edit]

Japanese name: てくてく ピクミン?

Objective: The player must control multiple Pikmin moving in the same direction to get them all to the treasure.

Controls:

  • D-Pad to move
  • Hold A' or B and use D-Pad to look around
  • Start to restart, look around, or quit

Overview: The player moves multiple Pikmin, usually of different types, around a grid of tiles. All Pikmin are controlled by the same input, thus the player must be careful to move them without having any touch obstacles that are harmful to them or fall into pits. Tiles containing rocks or other Pikmin can be used to keep a Pikmin from moving, if they're in the way of the direction being moved. Some rocks have a number on them signifying how many times they can be bumped into before disappearing. All five Pikmin types are present and Candypop Buds of every type can be found throughout to change the type of a single Pikmin per plant. A Pikmin that is the same type as the Candypop Bud will waste it. Fire, electricity, water, and poison hazards will be encountered that Pikmin of the respective types can move over. Additionally, Bulborbs will occupy some tiles and will kill any Pikmin that touches them except Purples, which will kill the Bulborb – when they do, they do not move forward in that turn. Every Pikmin moves one square at a time except White Pikmin, which move two squares. Each level contains one of eleven treasures from the game (see below). When a Pikmin reaches the treasure, it disappears and the player no longer has to worry about it. The game is won when every Pikmin reaches the treasure and lost as soon as a Pikmin dies. At the end of a stage, a screen shows up with a larger image of the treasure, as well as a summary of the Pikmin in the stage. This game is played using yellow cards and the music is a remix of the Awakening Wood theme.

The treasures that can be found are:

  1. ^ The Danger Chime present here is silver, as was the case with an early version of the game.

Connecting Pikmin[edit]

Japanese name: つなげて ピクミン?

Objective: The player must move panels around to create a path for the Pikmin so that they can reach the Research Pod.

Controls:

  • D-Pad to move cursor
  • A to select panel
  • B to cancel selection
  • Start to restart or quit

Overview: The player chooses two panels to switch places, so that the Pikmin can move over them without running into hazards or enemies. The chosen panels to switch cannot have a Pikmin, hazard, enemy, or the Research Pod on them. Once a panel has been moved once it cannot be moved again. Arrows next to Pikmin and enemies signify which direction they'll move next, and the shape of the panels determine which way they'll turn. Once the player performs a move, any Pikmin that can go to the pod right away will do so uninterrupted. Afterwards, the remaining Pikmin and Bulborbs move one space forward, while Yellow Wollywogs move two spaces (they even have two arrows to signify this). They will change direction if they reach a dead end. All five Pikmin types are present, as are fire, electricity, water, and poison obstacles. Purple Pikmin kill any enemy they run into. The game is won when all Pikmin reach the Research Pod and lost once a Pikmin dies. This game is played using blue cards and the music is a remix of the Valley of Repose theme.

List of Pikmin Puzzle Cards[edit]

To do: The backs of cards 24, 49, 54, and 57* are in need of scans. Backs of cards 26 and 41 would benefit from updated scans.
Care to do so?

List of cards
Nr. Name Front Back Pack Levels
Theme Design Game Numbers
Olimar Captain Olimar Gc promo 1.JPG E+ back Olimar.png Promotional N/A Plucking Pikmin 01, 02, 03
Louie Louie Gc promo 3.JPG E+ back Louie.jpg Promotional N/A Connecting Pikmin 01, 02, 03
President The President Gc promo 2.JPG E+ back President.png Promotional N/A Marching Pikmin 01, 02, 03
#00 Red Pikmin R1.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redleaf.jpg Red 1 - Pikmin Plucking Pikmin 01, 02, 03
#00 Yellow Pikmin Y1.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowleaf.png Yellow 1 - Pikmin Marching Pikmin 01, 02, 03
#00 Blue Pikmin B1.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueleaf.jpg Blue 1 - Pikmin Connecting Pikmin 01, 02, 03
#01 Red Bulborb R2.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redleaf.jpg Red 1 - Pikmin Plucking Pikmin 04, 05, 06
#02 Hairy Bulborb Y2.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowleaf.png Yellow 1 - Pikmin Marching Pikmin 04, 05, 06
#03 Orange Bulborb B2.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueleaf.jpg Blue 1 - Pikmin Connecting Pikmin 04, 05, 06
#04 Dwarf Red Bulborb R3.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redbud.jpg Red 1 - Pikmin Plucking Pikmin 07, 08, 09
#05 Snow Bulborb Y3.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowbud.jpg Yellow 1 - Pikmin Marching Pikmin 07, 08, 09
#06 Dwarf Orange Bulborb B3.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Bluebud.jpg Blue 1 - Pikmin Connecting Pikmin 07, 08, 09
#07 Spotty Bulbear R9.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redbud.jpg Red 2 - Onion Plucking Pikmin 25, 26, 27
#08 Dwarf Bulbear R17.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redbud.jpg Red 4 - Candypop Bud Plucking Pikmin 49, 50, 51
#09 Bulborb Larva Y6.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowleaf.png Yellow 2 - Onion Marching Pikmin 16, 17, 18
#10 Fiery Bulblax R19.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redflower.jpg Red 4 - Candypop Bud Plucking Pikmin 55, 56, 57
#11 Water Dumple B8.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Bluebud.jpg Blue 2 - Onion Connecting Pikmin 22, 23, 24
#12 Bulbmin R13.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redbud.jpg Red 3 - Pellet Posy Plucking Pikmin 37, 38, 39
#13 Emperor Bulblax Y19.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowflower.jpg Yellow 4 - Candypop Bud Marching Pikmin 55, 56, 57
#14 Empress Bulblax E+ Red4 14.jpg PuzzleCarde+ back Redflower.jpg Red 4 - Candypop Bud Plucking Pikmin 58, 59, 60
#15 Fiery Blowhog R4.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redbud.jpg Red 1 - Pikmin Plucking Pikmin 10, 11, 12
#16 Watery Blowhog B17.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Bluebud.jpg Blue 4 - Candypop Bud Connecting Pikmin 49, 50, 51
#17 Armored Cannon Beetle Y7.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowleaf.png Yellow 2 - Onion Marching Pikmin 19, 20, 21
#18 Puffy Blowhog R15.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redflower.jpg Red 3 - Pellet Posy Plucking Pikmin 43, 44, 45
#19 Withering Blowhog B18.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Bluebud.jpg Blue 4 - Candypop Bud Connecting Pikmin 52, 53, 54
#20 Gatling Groink Y15.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowflower.jpg Yellow 3 - Pellet Posy Marching Pikmin 43, 44, 45
#21 Anode Beetle Y12.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowbud.jpg Yellow 3 - Pellet Posy Marching Pikmin 34, 35, 36
#22 Iridescent Glint Beetle Y9.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowbud.jpg Yellow 2 - Onion Marching Pikmin 25, 26, 27
#23 Doodlebug B19.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueflower.jpg Blue 4 - Candypop Bud Connecting Pikmin 55, 56, 57
#24 Iridescent Flint Beetle Cnp2.JPG White Bud Promotional N/A All 02
#25 Ranging Bloyster B20.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueflower.jpg Blue 4 - Candypop Bud Connecting Pikmin 58, 59, 60
#26 Toady Bloyster Cnp3.JPG White ecard.JPG Promotional N/A All 03
#27 Cloaking Burrow-nit R8.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redbud.jpg Red 2 - Onion Plucking Pikmin 22, 23, 24
#28 Ravenous Whiskerpillar Y5.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowflower.jpg Yellow 1 - Pikmin Marching Pikmin 13, 14, 15
#29 Segmented Crawbster B12.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Bluebud.jpg Blue 3 - Pellet Posy Connecting Pikmin 34, 35, 36
#30 Beady Long Legs Y10.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowflower.jpg Yellow 2 - Onion Marching Pikmin 28, 29, 30
#31 Raging Long Legs Y17.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowbud.jpg Yellow 4 - Candypop Bud Marching Pikmin 49, 50, 51
#32 Man-at-Legs B10.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueflower.jpg Blue 2 - Onion Connecting Pikmin 28, 29, 30
#33 Mitite R6.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redleaf.jpg Red 2 - Onion Plucking Pikmin 16, 17, 18
#34 Hermit Crawmad R7.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redleaf.jpg Red 2 - Onion Plucking Pikmin 19, 20, 21
#35 Swooping Snitchbug B9.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Bluebud.jpg Blue 2 - Onion Connecting Pikmin 25, 26, 27
#36 Bumbling Snitchbug B15.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueflower.jpg Blue 3 - Pellet Posy Connecting Pikmin 43, 44, 45
#37 Careening Dirigibug Y14.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowflower.jpg Yellow 3 - Pellet Posy Marching Pikmin 40, 41, 42
#38 Antenna Beetle Y4.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowbud.jpg Yellow 1 - Pikmin Marching Pikmin 10, 11, 12
#39 Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat B14.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueflower.jpg Blue 3 - Pellet Posy Connecting Pikmin 40, 41, 42
#40 Greater Spotted Jellyfloat R14.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redflower.jpg Red 3 - Pellet Posy Plucking Pikmin 40, 41, 42
#41 Elemental Dweevils Cnp6.JPG Purple ecard.JPG Promotional N/A All 03
#42 Volatile Dweevil Y13.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowbud.jpg Yellow 3 - Pellet Posy Marching Pikmin 37, 38, 39
#43 Titan Dweevil Y20.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowflower.jpg Yellow 4 - Candypop Bud Marching Pikmin 58, 59, 60
#44 Female Sheargrub B11.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueleaf.jpg Blue 3 - Pellet Posy Connecting Pikmin 31, 32, 33
#45 Male Sheargrub Y11.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowleaf.png Yellow 3 - Pellet Posy Marching Pikmin 31, 32, 33
#46[note 1] Shearwig R11.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redleaf.jpg Red 3 - Pellet Posy Plucking Pikmin 31, 32, 33
#47 Yellow Wollywog B4.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Bluebud.jpg Blue 1 - Pikmin Connecting Pikmin 10, 11, 12
#48 Wollywog B5.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redflower.jpg Blue 1 - Pikmin Connecting Pikmin 13, 14, 15
#49[note 1] Wogpole Cnp5.JPG Purple Bud Promotional N/A All 02
#50 Burrowing Snagret B6.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueleaf.jpg Blue 2 - Onion Connecting Pikmin 16, 17, 18
#51 Pileated Snagret R12.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redbud.jpg Red 3 - Pellet Posy Plucking Pikmin 34, 35, 36
#52 Honeywisp Y18.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowbud.jpg Yellow 4 - Candypop Bud Marching Pikmin 52, 53, 54
#53 Unmarked Spectralids R18.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redbud.jpg Red 4 - Candypop Bud Plucking Pikmin 52, 53, 54
#54 Main Candypop Buds Cnp1.JPG White Leaf Promotional N/A All 01
#55 Violet Candypop Bud Promo1f.JPG E+ back VioletCandypop.jpg Promotional N/A All 01
#56 Ivory Candypop Bud Fam promo 2f.JPG E+ back WhiteCandyPopBud.jpg Promotional N/A All 02
#57[note 1] Queen Candypop Bud Cnp4.JPG Purple Leaf Promotional N/A All 01
#58 Creeping Chrysanthemum R10.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redflower.jpg Red 2 - Onion Plucking Pikmin 28, 29, 30
#59 Skitter Leaf B7.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueleaf.jpg Blue 2 - Onion Connecting Pikmin 19, 20, 21
#60 Breadbug Y16.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowleaf.png Yellow 4 - Candypop Bud Marching Pikmin 46, 47, 48
#61 Giant Breadbug B16.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Blueleaf.jpg Blue 4 - Candypop Bud Connecting Pikmin 46, 47, 48
#62 Mamuta Y8.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Yellowbud.jpg Yellow 2 - Onion Marching Pikmin 22, 23, 24
#63 Waterwraith R16.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redleaf.jpg Red 4 - Candypop Bud Plucking Pikmin 46, 47, 48
#64 Ujadani B13.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Bluebud.jpg Blue 3 - Pellet Posy Connecting Pikmin 37, 38, 39
#65 Pellet Posy Fam promo 3f.JPG E+ back PelletPosy.jpg Promotional N/A All 03
#66 Decorated Cannon Beetle R5.JPG PuzzleCarde+ back Redflower.jpg Red 1 - Pikmin Plucking Pikmin 13, 14, 15
  1. ^ a b c There are a few apparent errors in this card set: some creatures are placed away from other related creatures, the Wogpole and Shearwig cards are both numbered as card #46, and there is no card #57. If the Shearwig card is correctly numbered as card #46, it would be placed next to the Male and Female Sheargrub cards, meeting the deck's thematic organization standard. To further meet this standard, the Wogpole would need to be card #49; the number which is currently assigned to the Queen Candypop Bud. The Queen Candypop Bud would then move to slot 57, allowing the set to be completely organized, with the Wogpole positioned by the other two Wollywog cards, and the Queen Candypop Bud by the the other three Candypop Bud cards. As such, it is assumed that the true card numbers are #46 for the Shearwig, #49 for the Wogpole, and #57 for the Queen Candypop Bud.
List of packs
Pack Cards Notes
Japanese Pikmin 2.jpg Gc promo 1.JPG Gc promo 3.JPG Gc promo 2.JPG These three cards were given with every Japanese copy of Pikmin 2.
R pack 1.JPG R1.JPG R2.JPG R3.JPG R4.JPG R5.JPG ひっこぬきピクミン 1
R pack 2.JPG R6.JPG R7.JPG R8.JPG R9.JPG R10.JPG ひっこぬきピクミン 2
Red3.JPG R11.JPG R12.JPG R13.JPG R14.JPG R15.JPG ひっこぬきピクミン 3
Red4.JPG R16.JPG R17.JPG R18.JPG R19.JPG E+ Red4 14.jpg ひっこぬきピクミン 4
Y pack 2.JPG Y1.JPG Y2.JPG Y3.JPG Y4.JPG Y5.JPG てくてくピクミン 1
Y pack 1.JPG Y6.JPG Y7.JPG Y8.JPG Y9.JPG Y10.JPG てくてくピクミン 2
Yellow3.JPG Y11.JPG Y12.JPG Y13.JPG Y14.JPG Y15.JPG てくてくピクミン 3
Yellow4.JPG Y16.JPG Y17.JPG Y18.JPG Y19.JPG Y20.JPG てくてくピクミン 4
B pack 1.JPG B1.JPG B2.JPG B3.JPG B4.JPG B5.JPG つなげてピクミン 1
B pack 2.JPG B6.JPG B7.JPG B8.JPG B9.JPG B10.JPG つなげてピクミン 2
Blue3.jpg B11.JPG B12.JPG B13.JPG B14.JPG B15.JPG つなげてピクミン 3
Blue4.JPG B16.JPG B17.JPG B18.JPG B19.JPG B20.JPG つなげてピクミン 4
ClubNintendoLogo.png Cnp2.JPG Cnp3.JPG Cnp6.JPG Cnp5.JPG Cnp4.JPG Cnp1.JPG These 6 cards were given as a 80 point Club Nintendo reward in Japan.
Pikmin2 neosogi treasure Recovery Guide.jpg Promo1f.JPG Given with purchases of the "Pikmin 2 Beginner's treasure Recovery Guide".
FamitsuVolume805.jpg Fam promo 2f.JPG Given away in the May 2004 volume 805 of the Famitsu magazine.
FamitsuVolume802.jpg Fam promo 3f.JPG Given away in the April 2004 volume 802 of the Famitsu magazine.

e+ card binder[edit]

A binder was released for sale in order to store and display the Pikmin e+ card collection. There were enough card slots to hold the entire collection of Pikmin cards. These binders are now very rare.

Pikmin Puzzle Card instruction pamphlet[edit]

An instruction pamphlet is located in every booster pack of the Pikmin Puzzle Cards, as well in every Japanese copy of Pikmin 2. The pamphlet unfolds to explain how to use the e+ cards, and shows images of the other booster packs one can collect.

Pamphlet 1[edit]

The first instruction pamphlet comes with Pikmin 2, as well as all Pikmin and Onion booster packs.

Pamphlet 2[edit]

The second instruction pamphlet is an updated version of the first, and is located in all Pellet Posy and Candypop Bud booster packs.

Gameplay videos[edit]

Animal Crossing Pikmin design card[edit]

The original Animal Crossing for the GameCube made maximum use of Game Boy Advance and e-reader connectivity. The game featured e-reader card support in both America and Japan. Among the e-reader cards are character cards, mini-game cards, and design cards. One of the design cards features a Pikmin pattern. After plugging a Game Boy with an e-reader attached to the GameCube, then navigating to the Mable Sisters' store on the GameCube game and selecting the e-reader option when speaking to Mable, the game will allow scanning the card and receive the design in-game. This design can be then be pasted on various objects, such as clothing, umbrellas, and as a wallpaper or flooring of the player's house. The design is a repeatable pattern of a Red, a Yellow, and a Blue Pikmin as well a Pikmin stem leaf.

Gallery[edit]

This article or section is in need of more or better images.
You can help Pikipedia by uploading some images.

Trivia[edit]

  • The sprites shown in these mini-games are the only official Pikmin sprites to be in a Pikmin game. All other sprites of the Pikmin series are included inside games from other franchises.

See also[edit]