To do: Find out each tool's internal name if not done so already, and if they differ from the names on the wiki, change the names in this article.
Floating bottles are the main objects of Septic Swamp. They are found in the poison lakes of the area, where they bob up and down and act as platforms the player can move across on. At certain intervals, some will sink into the poison lake, and then come back up again. How far down each goes depends on the bottle, and some even get completely submerged. The player can tell the lowest point it can get by looking at what part of it has poison water dripping off.
- Lushlife Murk
- Septic Swamp: This is the only area they can be found in, where they act as the "gimmick" of the level. The abundance of moving floating bottles consists of nearly all the terrain, creating more difficulty. The player can easily get separated from their Pikmin if a bottle starts sinking, and their Pikmin can easily get lost and even die.
Leaf platforms are the main tool of Leafswirl Lagoon. At first they hang down, but when wind blows they become parallel to the ground, and act like a platform that Olimar can walk on.
- Leafswirl Lagoon
- Gale-Force Glen: These tools are found in this area only, and are mandatory if the player wants to make progress in the area.
The metal pipe is a rusty pipe with a curve at the end found in one area in the game. It serves as a ramp that allows the player to reach higher places. It originally is trapped deep in the ground, and Pikmin are required to dig it out, in a way similar to climbing sticks. Once it is completely dug, the player and their Pikmin can then walk up it. If the player or a Pikmin is under it after the Pikmin complete it, then they can walk past it. After they walk past, doing so in the other direction will automatically make them walk up the pipe.
- Snowfall Field
The rusted rod is a tool found only once in one area of the game. This object can be dug up by Pikmin (like the metal pipe), and it can be climbed up by Olimar and his Pikmin, just like vines.
- Sweltering Parchlands
- Sizzling Precipice: This is the only area where this tool can be found. It must be dug by the Pikmin in order to progress in the area.
The water sac is a rare tool found a few times in Barriers of Flame. It is a see-through green sack full of water. When destroyed with Pikmin, the water will drop out and extinguish any fire beneath it.
- Sweltering Parchlands
Bloominous Stemple • Bouncy Mushroom • Bridge (fragments, hay) • Climbing stick • Conveyor belt • Dirt mound • Electrode • Flukeweed • Geyser • Iron ball • Liftable rock • Lily pad • Pulley rock • Seesaw blocks (elevator platforms)