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A cardboard box.
A cardboard box in Pikmin 3.

Cardboard boxes are obstacles in Pikmin, Pikmin 3, and Pikmin 4. They usually block a pathway and take a minimum number of Pikmin to push.

In Pikmin, one can be found in every area except for The Forest Navel and The Distant Spring. Each one needs ten Pikmin to move it, and once moved, if it is next to a ramp, a box can be walked upon and act as a bridge. Cardboard boxes can also be entered from the open end on the side, and inside, bomb rocks can sometimes be found.

In Pikmin 3, the only cardboard box is in the Tropical Wilds, and it is both closed and cannot be walked on top of. There are other objects that function the same way, but they are either tin boxes or paper bags.


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  • One appears in The Impact Site as an obstacle, which needs 10 Pikmin to be pushed. Once the Red Pikmin push it, it becomes a platform to get to the giant tree stump where some pellets (or a Mamuta or Goolix) are. After the first day, bomb rocks appear inside.
  • One also appears in The Forest of Hope as an obstacle. This time again, the player must have at least 10 Pikmin in order to push the cardboard box. It blocks the field where the trio of Burrowing Snagrets are. Blue Pikmin are needed to push the box.
  • Another one appears in The Final Trial, blocking the way to Emperor Bulblax's arena. Once again, this cardboard box needs 10 Pikmin in order to clear the path, and it also becomes a path up to a nearby platform after it is finished pushing. Red Pikmin can be used to push it by running them over the path that is covered in fire geysers, but Yellow Pikmin can also be thrown over the side of the metal wall that is separating the box from the player. This same box also appears in The Final Trial in Challenge Mode, where it holds bomb rocks.
  • In Pikmin 3, there is a cardboard box that needs 20 Pikmin to push out of the way in the Tropical Wilds. It is near where Alph landed; it separates him from the S.S. Drake.

Tin box[edit]

The tin box in the Garden of Hope.

Tin boxes are rare obstacles in Pikmin 3 that function similarly to cardboard boxes. They are gray boxes with a 20 written on top of it; they require 20 Pikmin to push. Their purpose is to block paths, until they are pushed by Pikmin, where they get out of the way, and serve the additional purpose of acting as a platform. Pikmin standing below the ledge a tin box is pushed from will not be crushed by it; instead they will just be pushed out of the way.

The only tin box in story mode is in the Garden of Hope, located near a Waddlepus and a Burgeoning Spiderwort, on the second section of the area. After pushing it, not only is the player able to get into the water from above, but the tin box also drops into a gap, becoming a platform. This allows the player to collect the Citrus Lump nearby.

Another tin box appears in the Formidable Oak Remix level in the Battle enemies! section of Mission Mode. Here, it acts as a platform for leaders to throw Pikmin across a small pool.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 紙箱?
Paper box
Flag of France French (NoE) Boîte en carton Cardboard box
Flag of Germany German Pappkarton Cardboard box
Flag of Italy Italian Scatola Box
Flag of Spain Spanish Caja de cartón Cardboard box

Tin box

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 缶箱?
Tin box
Flag of Spain Spanish Caja metálica Metallic box

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