Gherkin Gate

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Pikmin 2 icon.png
Gherkin Gate Treasure Hoard icon.
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Number 174 (US)
175 (Europe)
Series Ancient Ad Series
Value Poko icon.png × 100
Weight 15
Maximum carriers 25 Pikmin
Location Perplexing Pool
Challenge Mode levels None

The Gherkin Gate is a treasure found in Pikmin 2, on the Perplexing Pool. It is actually the lid for a pickle jar that was made by the real-life company Pinnacle Foods, as the lid for their popular Vlasic pickle brand.

On it, it reads, from top to bottom:

BIG TASTE • BIG CRUNCH

vlasic®

REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING

DO NOT PURCHASE IF SAFETY BUTTON IS UP

Collecting the treasure[edit]

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

This treasure is found on the mainland in the Perplexing Pool, and is found near the two Burgeoning Spiderworts. It is almost in the same place as the UV Lamp in Pikmin, and the tactic in getting it is just the same. Just swarm Yellow Pikmin against the wall (be sure to have 15 or more). Lead them up carefully through the maze, then throw them up onto the high ledge so they can retrieve it.

Other Pikmin can also reach it with the high ledge trick. On top of that, flowered White Pikmin can slowly move up the ramp if ordered to do so with the group move function; this will only work with a sufficiently large group.[1]

Notes

Olimar's journal

Staring at this symbol tantalizes my taste buds. I've never observed this before, but my sight and sense of taste appear to be connected. Perhaps this is some new kind of psychological advertising. I'll have to tell the ship about it!

Sales pitch

This cryptic design contains a link between sight and taste that is unknown on Hocotate. According to the psychology of unknown shapes, gazing at this will let you taste the unknown.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of France.svg French Porte du Cornichon Gherkin Gate
Flag of Germany.svg German Gurkentor
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Simbolo invitante
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Puerta del pepinillo Gherkin gate
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Puerta del pepinillo Gherkin gate

References[edit]

  1. YouTube video demonstrating how flowered White Pikmin can reach this treasure's ledge