The enemy reel is a video sequence that plays at the end of Pikmin, after the credits sequence, but only if the player successfully completes the game with all 30 ship parts. It shows brief clips of each enemy in the game, as well as some important plants, and then pauses to give its name and some details. In this way it is similar to the Piklopedia that appears in Pikmin 2.
In New Play Control! Pikmin, the enemy reel plays like in the GameCube version, but takes up less of the screen, and has a flowered animated background behind it. One can tell that the gameplay footage on the clips has not been updated, given that, amongst other things, Captain Olimar uses the GameCube game's cursor. However, the names of the Pearly Clamclamp, Wollywog, Yellow Wollywog, and Wogpole have been updated to Clamshell, Wollyhop, Yellow Wollyhop, and Wolpole for the European version.
This list shows the enemies in the same order as they appear in the reel on the GameCube version of Pikmin, i.e., with the Swooping Snitchbug out of place. As noted above, in the European port of New Play Control! Pikmin, some enemies were renamed. The Clampshell was moved to its correct alphabetical spot.
Armored Cannon Beetle
This migrant lithopod has developed a stronger carapace than its relatives.
Beady Long Legs
Waxy secretions form this creature's distinctive armored shell.
This creature's thick hide protects it from most attackers.
The bluish hue of its feathers distinguishes it from the burrowing snarrow.
Could this be the next step in Pikmin evolution? Like the Pikmin themselves, it has many mysteries.
A bulbear at an early stage of development in its life-cycle, this specimen appears to be nearly fully developed.
Although similar in appearance to bulborbs, these belong to a totally different species.
This massive grub-dog buries itself when hunting.
This creature expels a combustible phosphor that ignites at moderate temperatures.
This rare species uses its antennae as wings.
A watery gelatinous membrane protects this creature's nervous system.
This creature collects nectar for the larvae waiting in its nest.
Iridescent Flint Beetle
This forager stores undigested pellets in its stomach for winter.
This creature seems fond of flowers, but only for their decorative properties.
Though beautiful, this mollusk's pearls are thin and fragile.
This sparsely growing plant is able to crystallize nectar into round pellets.
Many consider this walking fungus a delicacy.
Instead of breathing fire, this species uses its hydrogen to float.
Males of this species are purple and have an armored head.
The males of this species are able to fly, but the females remain underground.
Thought to be a malformed larval Mamuta.
This rare subspecies of bulborb has a certain indefatigability.
This nocturnal hunter feeds mostly on small animals returning to their nests at night.
This aquatic creature is a close relative of the bulborb.
This creature appears to be a newborn yellow wollywog in tadpole form.
This creature's coloration results from remaining sheltered in its cavernous dwelling.
After evolution led to the development of its specialized jumping ability, this amphibian actually lost much of its ability to swim.
Some object placements and level geometries are different between what is in the reel and the final game. This, in addition to a minor ordering oversight, leads to the conclusion that the reel was created somewhat early during development. The following has been noted to be incorrect in the enemy reel:
- All enemies appear in alphabetical order, with the exception of the Swooping Snitchbug, which appears after the Fiery Blowhog. This hints that the early name of the creature likely started with the word "Flying".
- On the Armored Cannon Beetle's clip, a can replaces the Radiation Canopy.
- The Extraordinary Bolt replaces the Whimsical Radar on the Spotty Bulborb clip. This can also be seen on one of the trailers.
- The Goolix (as well as a Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud) can be seen on The Forest Navel, despite never being encountered in this area in the final game.
- On the Iridescent Flint Beetle clip, one can spot a treasure similar to the Extraordinary Bolt, albeit on The Distant Spring, and with a green top.
- A Spotty Bulborb can be seen in place of a Spotty Bulbear on The Distant Spring, in the Candypop Bud, Dwarf Bulborb and Yellow Wollywog clips.
- In the Water Dumple clip, the Positron Generator can be seen resting on a Pearly Clamclamp, and on the Wogpole clip, it is seen on water, despite the area being The Distant Spring in both cases.
- The path that leads to the southern island in The Distant Spring has raised edges on the parts where the bridge should start and end; the bridge is also absent.
- The rocky ledge on The Impact Site only has one Pellet Posy, yet on the plant's clip, a Posy and a red 1 pellet can be seen on the same ledge.
The following partial discrepancies can also be noted:
- The Mamuta and an Iridescent Flint Beetle appear in The Distant Spring. This is only possible in the final game in Challenge Mode, but it's unlikely that the footage for these clips was taken in Challenge Mode. That mode must have been added later into the game than the time in which the clips were recorded, and it would make more sense to show clips of enemies as they were encountered during the actual adventure, and not the non-canon Challenge Mode.
- It seems that 3 Pikmin are carrying a 1 pellet in the Breadbug clip. In the released version of the game, only 2 Pikmin may carry a 1 pellet at a time. There are some mysteries surrounding the possibility of three Pikmin carrying a 1 pellet together, and it is not clear if what's seen on the enemy reel is a gameplay mechanic available before the game's release, if it's a glitch, or if some of the "carrier" Pikmin are actually idling near the Onion's beam.