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Hey! Pikmin prerelease information

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The leaf texture used in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode menu. (Used on Pikipedia in the {{stub}} template.)

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Like all games, during production, Hey! Pikmin has underwent several different development versions, which did not have the same content that the final game does. Thanks to promotional footage and other sources of information, it is possible to learn how some aspects of the game are different from the final release.

On top of that, there is unused content left inside the game that hints at enemies, objects, etc. that were considered during development, but cut, and never deleted from the game's files.


Some Red Pikmin building a bridge with fragments in Hey! Pikmin.
A screenshot from the initial trailer.

Images from the initial September 2016 trailer show the HUD buttons on the bottom screen in the center. In the final game, these are moved to the edges, perhaps to make it harder to press the wrong button accidentally.


To do: This information was taken from two still screenshots. Compare the actual moving cutscenes from the trailers and from the final game.
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The cutscene for when Captain Olimar encounters the Bulborb in the Brilliant Garden is a bit different in promotional videos. When the creature roars in the final game, everyone is on the same level, but in the trailer, Captain Olimar and the Pikmin are on a slightly raised ledge.


The Rarely Seen Cell was originally going to be found in an unknown crystal cave with Winged Pikmin, as evidenced by Olimar's notes on the treasure.[1] The treasure is instead found in an above-ground area, Over Wintry Mountains. Additionally, the only underground area with Winged Pikmin is Valley of the Breeze, but even that has no crystals.

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  1. ^ This curious energy cell was in a crystal cave. I'm glad that the Winged Pikmin were there to help me get it. When I return to Hocotate, I may write a book to show my gratitude. I'll title it "Olimar's Outlandish Adventure"!Captain Olimar in Olimar's notes on the Rarely Seen Cell