Pikmin 3's Story Mode contains a number of objectives that separate the story into sections based on the current major goal. These objectives are short pieces of text that appear on the day selection menu in Pikmin 3, and additionally on the the saved game selection menu, the loading screen, and the radar in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Objectives apply to a specific day, and each day's objective is saved for a playthrough. Objectives are a way for the game to guide the player towards advancing through the story.
The following is a list of all the distinct objectives in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Objectives can be different between the menus (the saved game selection menu and the day selection menu), the loading screen, and the radar. The radar and loading screen will only show an objective if it applies to the area the player is in. If the player lands in a different area, the loading screen will show no objective, and the radar will say "Head to [name of area the current objective applies to]!". Note that the objectives appear after the condition is fulfilled, not while the condition is being fulfilled.