Merchandise/Cards

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Pikmin 2 e+ cards[edit]

Nintendo released a series of e+ cards (called e-Reader cards outside of Japan), which feature Pikmin characters and enemies. The cards can be used to unlock levels of mini-games within Japanese copies of Pikmin 2 by connecting one's Game Boy Advance and e-Reader to their GameCube. A binder for holding the e+ cards was also released.

The main set contains sixty cards spread across twelve packs and four series, with five cards in each pack. There are twenty red cards, twenty yellow cards, and twenty blue cards. There are also twelve promotional cards which were released in various ways. Three of the promotional cards, including Olimar, Louie, and the President, were bundled in with every copy of Pikmin 2 in Japan. Two cards were given out in weekly issues of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, and another was given out in the official Pikmin 2 strategy guide. Six cards could be bought as a pack using the Japanese Club Nintendo service. The complete set of cards totals to seventy-two. A Pikmin 2 e+ card binder was also released with the Famitsu Cube + Advance magazine July 2004 issue as an appendix, which can hold the complete set of cards.

Nintendo 3DS Pikmin AR Cards[edit]

Every Nintendo 3DS/2DS system came with a pack of six AR cards, with one of them featuring clay art from Pikmin 2. There was also a Red Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin AR card released, which came bundled with a 1000, 2000, or 3000 yen eShop download code in a Pikmin-themed packaging. These cards make use of AR technology as well, allowing them to be able to display 3D animated Pikmin models using the camera of a 3DS. The Red Pikmin AR Card was also bundled in with the AR Card Holder, a Club Nintendo reward exclusive to Japanese members.

Takara Tomy Arts Pikmin 3 Gummy cards[edit]

(ピクミン3グミ?) These packs were released by Takara Tomy Arts and come packaged with Pikmin cards and a cider flavored gummy candy. They were released on September 17th, 2013, only in Japan. Each pack comes with three cards, and there are twenty in total.