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Network Mainbrain

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Network Mainbrain Treasure Hoard icon.
Screenshot of the Network Mainbrain in Pikmin 2's Treasure Hoard.
Number 91 (US)
90 (Europe)
89 (Japan)
Series Hyper-technology Series
Value Poko icon.png × 100
Weight 10
Maximum carriers 18 Pikmin
Location Subterranean Complex
Challenge Mode levels Collector's Room, Cave of Snarls
This article is about the vacuum tube in Subterranean Complex sublevel 2. For other uses, see vacuum tube.

The Network Mainbrain (グリッドコンピュータ?, lit.: "Grid Computer") is a treasure in Pikmin 2, found on sublevel 2 of the Subterranean Complex, guarded by Careening Dridibugs and a Swooping Snitchbug. You simply need to carry it back to the ship while avoiding or ridding the sublevel of the enemies and other hazards. It is actually a vacuum tube. The text reads:


micro power control unit

This game is

only for Nintendo GAMECUBE


Olimar's journal

According to my research, this is an acoustic-interference motherboard. I should install this on the ship. It might shut him up for a while. Then again, if it learned to override the hardware, it might become even more surly than it is now!

Sales pitch

Joining forces and working together must inevitably create greater ultimate power. This computer has many friends that it works with to generate optimum results.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese グリッドコンピュータ?
Guriido Konpyutar
Grid Computer
Flag of France French Cœur du Réseau Heart of Network
Flag of Germany German Netzwerkzentrale Network Center Written "Netzwerk-zentrale" in-game.
Flag of Italy Italian Cervellone di rete Network's Big Brain "Cervellone" is an old nickname for System Unit.
Flag of Spain Spanish Mente prodigiosa Prodigious mind