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Optical Illustration

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Optical Illustration Treasure Hoard icon.
The Optical Illustration.
Number 170 (US only)
Series Ancient Ad Series
Value Poko icon.png × 140
Weight 15
Maximum carriers 20 Pikmin
Location Perplexing Pool
Challenge Mode levels None

The Optical Illustration (わかる者のプレート?, lit.: "Understood Person Plate") is a Ragú pasta sauce lid that is found in the Perplexing Pool in the American version of Pikmin 2. In the European version it is replaced by the Abstract Masterpiece, and in the Japanese version it is replaced by the Yell Battery. The text on the treasure reads:

America's Favorite
Pasta Sauce
100% Natural

In the Switch port, the treasure is an unbranded pasta sauce lid.

Collecting the treasure[edit]

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Location of the Optical Illustration.

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The strategies shown are just suggestions.

It is located near the Citadel of Spiders but is near an electric gate surrounded by water, making a volatile combination. First, defeat any Yellow Wollywogs and Shearwigs in the way. If the Dwarf Bulbears are there, take them out, too. Build the bridge near the stump found next to the Citadel of Spiders, then throw Yellow Pikmin over the wall to where the electric gate is. Alternatively, it is possible to throw Yellow Pikmin over the electric gate from across the water, with a running start for each throw; or a small number can be led along a root in the water on the left of the gate, then thrown over the wall easily. Let them tear it down and let Blue Pikmin carry it back to the ship.


Olimar's journal

I've noticed that some of the objects we collect have undeniable similarities. Perhaps these treasures were revered by an ancient civilization.

Sales pitch

There are many items that look like this one, but the contents are profoundly different. Those in the know are aware of the differences. This particular item should please any buyer.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese わかる者のプレート?
Wakaru Mono no Purēto
Understood Person Plate
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Illustration optique Optical illustration
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Ilustración óptica Optical illustration

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