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Formidable Oak Remix

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Formidable Oak Remix
Battle Enemies!


Starting Pikmin
Blue Pikmin P3 icon.png Crimson Candypop Bud icon.png Gray Candypop Bud icon.png
30 4 4
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
250 500 750 1000
Time limit 5:55
Music Mission Mode (Levels 1-10)

Formidable Oak Remix is a Mission Mode stage in Pikmin 3. It is set in parts of the Formidable Oak, with different enemy and object placement to Story Mode, and is playable in the Battle Enemies! mode only. In the original Pikmin 3, it was released as downloadable content on November 6th, 2013, while in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, it is part of the base game and can be unlocked by completing the first 5 Battle Enemies! stages.

This stage is filled with all types of Bulborb enemies, and is the shortest of all missions, giving the player only 5 minutes and 55 seconds, and also has a mere 30 Pikmin and no Onion, with all Pikmin starting off as Blue Pikmin. This stage is notorious for being a map that relies on heavy strategizing if one is to get the platinum medal.

Like how the Formidable Oak works in Story Mode, defeated enemies simply dissolve into plasm instead of leaving behind their corpses. Combined with the lack of an Onion, this is the only map in the entirety of Mission Mode (save for the Defeat Bosses! missions) where it is impossible to carry anything back to either the Onion or the SPERO.

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The player starts off as Alph in a small room in the middle of the stage, accompanied by 10 Blue Pikmin. In front of him, there is a sleeping Orange Bulborb. Past it is a path leading to a paper bag connecting the lower and upper levels. The path then splits up, with each side being filled with Dwarf Orange Bulborbs. If the player goes on the path towards the south, they will come into a room with 2 Orange Bulborbs and an iron ball. In the same room off to the side is Brittany with 10 additional Blue Pikmin. The iron ball goes down the path with the Dwarf Orange Bulborbs, killing most of them, breaking a crystal wall into a room north of this.

Inside this room is a cluster of 3 Bulborbs and 6 Dwarf Bulborbs. Most of them should be killed off by the iron ball. In the room are some Gray and Crimson Candypop Buds. There is also a stack of hay connecting that room to the one south of it. There is also a geyser which sends the player back up to the starting location. To the northwest is a dirt wall which encloses off another path. At the end of it is a small room closed off by a crystal wall that houses 1 lone Whiptongue Bulborb. It also contains a dirt mound with 2 bomb rocks inside. To the east is a path filled with Dwarf Bulborbs, and an iron ball at the end, which can be pushed down to kill them all in 1 fell swoop.

Back near the starting location, the player will be greeted by a Whiptongue Bulborb, with two Dwarf Orange Bulborbs south of it. Nearby those two is some nectar eggs and a dirt mound housing two more bomb rocks. To the north, the player will see a large crystal with two more bomb rocks inside. Further north of that is a tin box. Pikmin and leaders can then be thrown up to another Whiptongue Bulborb's lair from that tin box. To the east lies a dirt wall, which closes off a Spotty Bulbear and many Dwarf Bulbears. Inside the room is yet another dirt mound with 2 bomb rocks.


  • Alph neutral icon.png Alph (player 1's starting leader)
  • Brittany neutral icon.png Brittany (player 2's starting leader)
Starting Pikmin

World records[edit]

In Pikmin 3, these are the world records for the challenge, as obtained from the in-game global rankings feature. The following scores were retrieved on June 20th, 2016. Since the in-game leaderboards have been compromised, it is impossible to obtain more up-to-date legitimate records from the game, though players may have obtained higher scores since.

  • Solo: Points × 3660
  • Co-op: Points × 3420

In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, these are the world records for the challenge, as obtained from the in-game global rankings feature. The following scores were retrieved on June 27th, 2022.

  • Solo: Points × 3760
  • Co-op: Points × 3730


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of France French Tour de la mélancolie bis Alternative tower of melancholy
Flag of Germany German Turm der Einsamkeit 2 Tower of loneliness 2
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Torre de la Soledad 2 Tower of Solitude 2