Indigenous Life (Exploration Notes)

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Indigenous Life is a category from the Exploration Notes menu in Pikmin 3. It holds 30 Data Files that share tips and information about the life forms found in areas of PNF-404. Most of these Data Files can be found around the area terrain, just about anywhere, hidden or not.

In this article, unless otherwise specified, the text provided is the same in both the US and European versions.

Data files[edit]

Armored Mawdad #1[edit]

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  • Text: "Its exoskeleton is made of crystal. Use Rock Pikmin to smash it."
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Armored Mawdad's arena, in a small alcove closed off by Spotcaps. The camera will change view if the player is getting close to it.

Armored Mawdad #2[edit]

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  • Text: "It's soft on the inside."
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Armored Mawdad's arena, hidden in a Spotcap on the outer rim of the arena, towards the northeast.

Vehemoth Phosbat #1[edit]

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Vehemoth Phosbat #2[edit]

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  • Text: "Take refuge in brightly lit areas!"
  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the corner of the Vehemoth Phosbat's arena, in the middle of three blue Glowcaps.

Sandbelching Meerslug #1[edit]

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  • Text: "If they start getting sucked in, call them with the whistle to save them!"
  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In a Dirt Mound on a ledge in the Sandbelching Meerslug's arena. The Mound is located in the left side of the arena.

Sandbelching Meerslug #2[edit]

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  • Text: "When it shows its face, attack it with Pikmin! Use the Bomb Rocks when it starts inhaling!"
  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In a Dirt Mound on a ledge in the Meerslug's arena. The Mound is located on the right side of the arena.

Scornet[edit]

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  • Text: "Winged Pikmin are effective against Scornets!"
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Located behind a giant wood pillar in the second half of the area, which holds some Fragments. This file is in the water.

Scornet Maestro[edit]

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  • Text: "Go through the gaps in the Scornets, and attack with Winged Pikmin!"
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: In the Scornet Maestro's arena, hidden in some Spotcaps on the outer rim of the area.

Quaggled Mireclops #1[edit]

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  • Text: "Throw it off balance and knock it over!"
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Quaggled Mireclops' arena, located in one of the two Spotcaps on the left side of the arena.

Quaggled Mireclops #2[edit]

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  • Text: "Shatter the crystal and focus your attacks!"
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Mireclop's arena, it is located in one of the two Spotcaps on the right side of the arena.

Mysterious Life-Form #1[edit]

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  • Text: "It's invincible when it's transparent! Rescue Pikmin who have been absorbed by calling with the whistle!"
  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: To the left of the area where the Bulborbs are found, on a small ledge.

Mysterious Life-Form #2[edit]

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  • US text: "Attacks are only effective when it is gold colored!"
  • Europe text: "Attacks are only effective when it is gold-coloured!"
  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: Past the area with the Bulborbs, closed off by a Crystal Wall. Once the wall is the destroyed, it can be found in the middle of two Candypop Buds.

Plasm Wraith #1[edit]

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  • US text: "Attack the fragments when it breaks apart!"
  • Europe text: "Attack the pieces when it breaks apart!"
  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: In a patch of clovers in the boss arena. This Data File only appears once the Plasm Wraith fight has begun.

Plasm Wraith #2[edit]

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  • US text: "If it starts flying, send in your Winged Pikmin!"
  • Europe text: "If it starts flying send in your Winged Pikmin!"
  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: Dropped when the Plasm Wraith has been sufficiently damaged.

Bulborb #1[edit]

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  • Text: "A Bulborb's eyeballs are its weakest point!"
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Under the pile of Fragments in the small broken pot near some Skutterchucks.

Bulborb #2[edit]

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  • Text: "Attack from behind to gain the advantage!"
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the water off the shore of the landing site, in a corner of some roots.

Dwarf Bulborb[edit]

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  • US text: "Aim for its back and for victory!"
  • Europe text: "Aim for its back to defeat it quickly!"
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Hidden in a Spotcap in the area where the Puffy Blowhog is found.

Yellow Wollywog[edit]

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"Yellow Wollyhop" in the European version.

  • Text: "It can't jump when it's weighed down with Pikmin."
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the shallow water near where the Toady Bloyster is found, right next to the white and blue Fragments.

Peckish Aristocrab[edit]

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  • Text: "Its claw is made of crystal!"
  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: On a small island with a Cupid's Grenade, just near the landing site. A leader must be thrown to it, as it is elevated.

Joustmite[edit]

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  • Text: "It has a weak point at the back of its shell!"
  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: At the bottom of the pot holding some bridge shards, guarded by two Joustmites.

Desiccated Skitter Leaf[edit]

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  • Text: "If it senses someone approaching, it will disguise itself as a leaf."
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On a ledge guarded by two Yellow Wollywogs.

Swooping Snitchbug[edit]

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Toady Bloyster[edit]

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  • Text: "Its tail is its weak point!"
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Under the bridge shards past the group of Scornets.

Shaggy Long Legs[edit]

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  • Text: "Attack its joints to strip its hair! You've got the chance to do some real damage once it's bare!"
  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: Past the electric gate, laying right out in the open. The Shaggy Long Legs will spawn if it has not already.

Arachnode[edit]

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  • US text: "Call Pikmin trapped in the web with the whistle to save them!"
  • Europe text: "To save Pikmin trapped in the web, call to them with your whistle!"
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On the small strip of land near where the Winged Pikmin are found. It is behind a pink 1 pellet and pink 5 pellet.

Bug-Eyed Crawmad[edit]

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"Bugeyed Crawmad" in the European version.

  • US text: "A Bug-Eyed Crawmad's belly is its weakest point! Attack its eyeballs to flip it over!"
  • Europe text: "A Bugeyed Crawmad's belly is its weakest point! Attack its eyeballs to flip it over!"
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In one of the Dirt Mounds inside the arena in the cave. One has pellets, and the other has the Data File.

Bearded Amprat[edit]

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  • Text: "Creep up behind the Bearded Amprat to take it by surprise! Yellow Pikmin should have no problem!"
  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In an alcove leading up to a Zest Bomb encased in crystal, guarded by the Arctic Cannon Larva.

Burrowing Snagret[edit]

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  • Text: "The Burrowing Snagret's head is its weak point! Wait for it to pop out, and then start attacking!"
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Near where the Dusk Pustules are found, right next to a Water Dumple.

Pellet Posy[edit]

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  • US text: "After a pellet has been harvested, another one will eventually grow in its place."
  • Europe text: "When a pellet has been harvested, another one will eventually grow in its place!"
  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the landing site, it pops up when the pellet on the rightmost side of the small cliff is popped out of the Pellet Posy.

Hiding[edit]

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"Hiding Place" in the European version.

  • Text: "When the going gets tough, retreat to a hiding place and wait for an opportunity!"
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Past the small bridge near base, right in a patch of clovers near the Bulborb.

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