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A group of Red Pikmin carrying some nuggets.

Nuggets (キンカイ?) are gold resources found in Pikmin 3 that come in piles, and are exclusive to Mission Mode and Side Stories. Each one is worth Poko icon.png × 3, so multiplying the number by 3 yields how many Pokos come from each pile. As long as Pikmin are left alone while collecting Nuggets, they will continue to return to the pile, even after all nuggets have been collected. A number displays on top signifying how many remain.

If Pikmin are called back while in the process of carrying a nugget, the Pikmin will go back to following the leader and the nugget will disappear and go back to the pile.


See: Nugget/Locations


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Mission Mode tip[edit]

Nuggets are beautiful gems that sparkle softly! One of these gives you Poko icon.png × 3!


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  • In the E3 2012 demo of Pikmin 3, nuggets were worth Poko icon.png × 5.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese キンカイ?
Gold nugget
Flag of China Chinese
金塊 Gold nugget
Flag of China Chinese
金块 Gold nugget
Flag of France French Pépite Nugget
Flag of Germany German Goldklumpen Goldclunk
Flag of Italy Italian Pepite Nugget
Flag of South Korea Korean 금괴
Gold nugget
Flag of Spain Spanish Pepita de oro Gold nugget

See also[edit]


  1. ^ YouTube video where Rock Pikmin carry nuggets worth Poko icon.png × 5 to the SPERO (at 07:52)