An obstacle is anything that stands in the way of the Pikmin and their leaders until it has been cleared or overcome. There are several obstacles of different types scattered across the areas of all games, and usually, the Pikmin must work together to clear them effectively. At times, obstacles do not block a path, but clearing them normally yields a shortcut or a reward of some sort.
List of obstacles
* There is an item that causes boulders to fall in Bingo Battle, however.
Several other obstacles appear throughout the Pikmin series; however, they are much more uncommon than the other ones listed above.
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