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Gold Nugget
Pikmin 4 treasure
A picture of the gold nugget from the Piklopedia.
Series Collection Obsession Series
Value Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 5 (individual part)
Weight 1 (individual part)
Maximum carriers 1 (individual part)
Locations Aquiferous Summit, Drafty Gallery, Secluded Courtyard, Kingdom of Beasts, Serene Shores, Subzero Sauna, Seafloor Resort, Below-Grade Discotheque, Hero's Hideaway, Doppelgänger's Den, Plunder Palace, Dream Home, Ultimate Testing Range, Cradle of the Beast, Primordial Thicket, Subterranean Swarm, The Mud Pit
Dandori Challenge stages Dandori Day Care, Hotshock Canyon, Rockaway Cellars, Test Tubs, Ice-Cross Course, Hefty Haulway, Aerial Incinerator, Strategic Freezeway, Planning Pools, Toggle Training, Cliff-Hanger's Hold, Oasis of Order, Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages Trial Run, Battle in a Box, Dandori Castle, Leafy Showdown, Hot Sandy Duel, Final Battle
Total amount 470

Gold Nuggets, called Nuggets in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4's cave results menu, are treasures in Pikmin 4 and special collectible items in Pikmin 3's Mission Mode and Side Stories. They are found in piles, and each individual nugget in the pile can be carried by 1 Pikmin and delivered to the S.S. Beagle or SPERO. If not enough Pikmin are directed to the pile to carry all the nuggets, they will walk back and forth between the S.S. Beagle or SPERO and the pile until all have been taken. If a Pikmin carrying a nugget is whistled, the nugget will disappear and return to the pile. Once all nuggets have been taken from the pile, the pile will disappear. In Pikmin 3, each nugget is worth Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 3. In Pikmin 4, each nugget is worth Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 5, or 1 point in Dandori stages. They are comparable to real-world gold nuggets. On Pikmin 4's radar, Gold Nuggets are displayed differently from other treasures, as instead of being represented by a star, they're represented by a small pile of three nuggets, similar to the icon for raw materials, which have similar carrying mechanics.

Pikmin 3 locations[edit]

Mission Mode[edit]

Nugget locations are highlighted.
Tropical Forest
  • 30 × 2
Location of the nuggets in Silver Lake.
Nugget locations are highlighted.
Silver Lake
  • 10 × 3
  • 20 × 2
  • 25 × 2
  • 30 × 2
Location of the nuggets in Thirsty Desert.
Nugget locations are highlighted.
Thirsty Desert
  • 30 × 4
  • 50 × 2
Location of the nuggets in Twilight Hollow.
Nugget locations are highlighted.
Twilight Hollow
  • 50 × 4
Location of the nuggets in Shaded Garden.
Nugget locations are highlighted.
Shaded Garden
  • 20 × 2
  • 25 × 2
  • 30 × 1
  • 35 × 2
Tropical Forest Remix
  • 50 × 2
  • 100 × 1
Silver Lake Remix
  • 10 × 2 (partially buried)
  • 20 × 1
  • 25 × 1 (crystal)
  • 25 × 1 (buried)
  • 50 × 2 (crystal)
Thirsty Desert Remix
  • 8 × 1
  • 12 × 1
  • 15 × 1
  • 20 × 1
  • 30 × 1
  • 50 × 1
Twilight Hollow Remix
  • 20 × 9
  • 40 × 2
Shaded Garden Remix
  • 20 × 1
  • 30 × 1
Fortress of Festivity
  • 20 × 1
  • 30 × 1
  • 40 × 1
  • 50 × 1
  • 60 × 1
  • 100 × 1
Beastly Caverns
  • 20 × 2
  • 40 × 3
Forgotten Cove
  • 30 × 1
  • 40 × 1
Clockwork Chasm
  • 33 × 1
  • 77 × 1

Side Stories[edit]

Flower Garden
  • 20 × 1
  • 30 × 1
Inside Forest
  • 10 × 1
  • 20 × 2
Tundra
  • 10 × 4
Channel Gone Dry
  • 30 × 1
  • 50 × 1

Collecting the treasure[edit]

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

Aquiferous Summit[edit]

There are 10 Gold Nuggets lying on the ground on the northern section of sublevel 2 of the Aquiferous Summit, next to the Memory Fragment (Top Left). The path is blocked by two sizzling floors, but the nearby paper bag can be pushed down to provide a path.

Drafty Gallery[edit]

There are 10 Gold Nuggets near the center of sublevel 2 of the Drafty Gallery. To retrieve them, either use Red Pikmin, or destroy one of the fire geysers along the way back to the S.S. Beagle.

Secluded Courtyard[edit]

There are 15 Gold Nuggets in the northeastern corner of sublevel 3 of the Secluded Courtyard. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at them. The nearby Sunsquish should be dealt with first, and unless you're using Blue Pikmin, so should the water geyser in the way.

Kingdom of Beasts[edit]

There are 20 Gold Nuggets lying on the ground on the far western side of sublevel 4 of the Kingdom of Beasts. To collect them, you must first throw 20 Pikmin onto the metal handle to lower the nearby drawbridge to allow the Pikmin to return to the base. The bridge is guarded by a Whiptongue Bulborb, which should be defeated before anything else. There is also a fire geyser along the way which can be problematic for non-Red Pikmin. Then, throw between 1 and 20 Pikmin at the treasure.

Serene Shores[edit]

There are 20 Gold Nuggets lying on the sand near the center of the overworld, directly east of the Water's Edge base, submerged during high tide and exposed during low tide. They are guarded by a Bloomcap Bloyster, which should be defeated before attempting to collect this treasure. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 20 Blue Pikmin at it during high tide or any Pikmin during low tide.

There are 20 Gold Nuggets sitting on a ledge beneath the peak of the sandcastle near the south edge of the overworld. There are several Armored Cannon Larvae that can prevent Pikmin from collecting the nuggets, which should be defeated before progressing. Then, throw between 1 and 20 Pikmin at it. It is recommended that you build the nearby climbing stick first.

There are 20 Gold Nuggets sitting near the lake in the very center of the overworld. They are guarded by a Pricklepuff, who should be defeated before attempting to collect the treasure. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 20 Blue Pikmin during high tide, or any Pikmin during low tide.

Subzero Sauna[edit]

There are 5 Gold Nuggets inside of a hydro jelly right next to the S.S. Beagle in sublevel 1 of the Subzero Sauna. To collect them, you must first burst the hydro jelly, then throw 4 Pikmin at them.

There are 10 Gold Nuggets located to the west of the S.S. Beagle, also in sublevel 1. There is a poison geyser blocking the path, so you must either have an Oatchi who is immune to poison, or use the Candypop Bud in a hydro jelly on the west side of the sublevel to obtain White Pikmin and clear out the hazard.

Seafloor Resort[edit]

There are 15 Gold Nuggets lying in the sand at southwestern corner of sublevel 1 of the Seafloor Resort. They are guarded by two Lesser Spotted Jellyfloats, which should be defeated before attempting to collect this treasure, although it is not strictly necessary. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at them.

There are 15 Gold Nuggets on the northwestern corner of sublevel 3 of the Seafloor Resort, next to the Brush of Foolishness. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at the pile.

Below-Grade Discotheque[edit]

There are 10 Gold Nuggets lying on the ground in the northeastern corner of sublevel 3 of the Below-Grade Discotheque. To collect this treasure, you must excavate the tunnel in the northeast of the sublevel with your Pikmin and/or Oatchi, then throw between 1 and 10 Pikmin at the pile.

There are 15 Gold Nuggets lying on the ground on the central western part of sublevel 4. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at them. The bubble geyser should be destroyed first.

Hero's Hideaway[edit]

There are 5 Gold Nuggets lying on the eastern armrest of the long couch near the center of the overworld. To collect this treasure, you must use the fan on the nearby table to land on the couch, then throw between 1 and 5 Pikmin at it.

Doppelgänger's Den[edit]

There are 50 Gold Nuggets sitting on the ground near the pool at the northwest corner of the northeastern room in sublevel 2 of the Doppelgänger's Den. There are water geysers nearby which should be eliminated prior to collecting the treasure. To collect the treasure, throw between 1 and 50 Pikmin at it.

There are 30 Gold Nuggets sitting on the ground in the southeastern corner of sublevel 3 of the Doppelgänger's Den. It is guarded by a Flighty Joustmite, which should be defeated before attempting to collect this treasure, although it is not strictly necessary. To collect this treasure, you must throw between 1 and 30 Pikmin at it.

There are 10 Gold Nuggets inside of a set of jars in the southwest of the arena in sublevel 4 of the Doppelgänger's Den. To collect them, you must first break the jars with a rush from Oatchi, then throw between 1 Pikmin at each.

Plunder Palace[edit]

There are 15 Gold Nuggets in the far eastern corner of sublevel 2 of the Plunder Palace. They are guarded by a Whiptongue Bulborb, which should be defeated before attempting to collect the treasure. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at the pile.

There are 20 Gold Nuggets in a pile atop a box in the northeastern part of sublevel 4 of the Plunder Palace. To collect them, you must climb up the climbing rope and throw between 1 and 20 Pikmin at it.

Dream Home[edit]

There are 20 Gold Nuggets lying on the ground near the northeastern corner of sublevel 1 of the Dream Home. To collect them, you must first excavate the tunnel from the northwest, then throw between 1 and 20 Pikmin at the pile.

There are also 20 Gold Nuggets lying on the ground behind a corner west of the center of sublevel 1. They are guarded by a Jumbo Bulborb and two Dwarf Bulborbs, which should be defeated before attempting to collect this treasure. Then, throw between 1 and 20 Pikmin at the pile.

Ultimate Testing Range[edit]

There are 15 Gold Nuggets lying on the ground in the northeastern corner of sublevel 4 of the Ultimate Testing Range, next to the Memory Fragment (Right Edge). To collect them treasure, you must throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at it. You will need to invert the directions of the conveyor belts or use Winged Pikmin to collect them.

Cradle of the Beast[edit]

There are 15 Gold Nuggets in the southeastern corner of sublevel 1 of the Cradle of the Beast. They are guarded by a Puffy Blowhog and a Scorchcake, which should be defeated before attempting to collect the pile. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at it.

There are 15 Gold Nuggets in the northeastern corner of sublevel 2 of the Cradle of the Beast. They are guarded by a Porquillion, which should be defeated before attempting to collect the pile. To collect them, you must throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at it.

Primordial Thicket[edit]

There are 10 Gold Nuggets engulfed inside of a sticky mold near the northeast of the overworld, just east of Final Battle. To collect them, you must first clear out the mushrooms to remove the mold, causing the nuggets to show up. Then, throw 10 Pikmin at them.

Subterranean Swarm[edit]

There are 15 Gold Nuggets lying in a fallen-over clay pot west of the center of sublevel 4 of the Subterranean Swarm. They are guarded by a Shearwig, which should be defeated before attempting to collect it. To collect them, you must first clear the sticky mold in front of them. This will prompt a swarm of Mitites to emerge from the ground and induce fear in your Pikmin and Oatchi, requiring you to round them all up again. Then, throw between 1 and 15 Pikmin at the pile.

The Mud Pit[edit]

There are 35 Gold Nuggets lying on a dead end in the southwestern corner of sublevel 1 of The Mud Pit. They are guarded by an Aristocrab Offspring, which should be defeated before attempting to collect it. To collect this treasure, you must throw between 1 and 35 Pikmin at it.

There are 5 Gold Nuggets inside a jar at the northwest of sublevel 2 of The Mud Pit. To collect them, you must first break the jar with a rush from Oatchi, then throw 5 Pikmin at them. If your rush skill is a high enough level, the Water Dumple inside will also die directly, otherwise you will need to defeat it first.

Notes[edit]

Schnauz's notes[edit]

What can I say that hasn't been said a thousand times before? Obviously it's gorgeous! And oh, how it glitters! Still, it's not every day one gets to see a Gold Nugget of THIS size. Will the wonders of this strange planet ever cease? I certainly hope not!

Olimar's notes[edit]

Appears to have the same composition as the gold on my planet. I've heard that some heavy elements, like gold, are created during rare collisions between neutron stars, but to think the same element exists on a faraway planet reminds me...space is so vast.

Louie's notes[edit]

When I see this, all I want is more.

Mission Mode tip[edit]

Nuggets are beautiful gems that sparkle softly! One of these gives you Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 3!

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Names in other languages[edit]

Nugget (Pikmin 3)
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese キンカイ?
Kinkai
Gold nugget
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
金塊 Gold nugget
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
金块 Gold nugget
Flag of France French Pépite Nugget
Flag of Germany German Goldklumpen Goldclunk
Flag of Italy Italian Pepite Nugget
Flag of South Korea Korean 금괴
Geumgwi
Gold nugget
Flag of Spain Spanish Pepita de oro Gold nugget
Gold Nugget (Pikmin 4)
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese キンカイ?
Kinkai
Gold Nugget
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
金塊
Jīnkuài
Gold Nugget
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
金块
Jīnkuài
Gold Nugget
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Goudklomp Gold nugget
Flag of France French Pépite d'or Gold nugget
Flag of Germany German Goldklumpen Gold Nugget
Flag of Italy Italian Pepite Nugget
Flag of South Korea Korean 금괴
Geumgoe
Gold Nugget
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Pepita de ouro Gold nugget
Flag of Spain Spanish Pepita de oro Gold nugget

Trivia[edit]

  • In the E3 2012 demo of Pikmin 3, nuggets were worth Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 5.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YouTube video where Rock Pikmin carry nuggets worth Poko icon.png × 5 to the SPERO (at 07:52)