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Paper bag

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Yellow Pikmin and Rock Pikmin push a paper bag.
Pikmin pushing a paper bag in Pikmin 3.
This article is about the pushable obstacle. For the crushable obstacle, see bag.

Paper bags are obstacles in Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4. They are partially-compressed paper shopping bags that initially sit above ledges. After pushing them off the ledge with Pikmin, they can be used as a ramp to go up the ledge.


Paper bags appear as shopping bags of various colors. In Pikmin 4 they have the fictional brand name "Puppies" written on them. Their opening is closed, meaning that the paper bags form a triangular shape from their base to their top. These paper bags are found lying on their side, which means their rectangular bases act as walls, and their slanted sides act as ramps. These are always found with their opening facing a ledge, and they need to be pushed off of it from their base. When they fall down, they act as ramps to the tunnel they were pushed from, serving as shortcuts. All paper bags require a minimum 10 Pikmin to push them. Once they begin pushing it in Pikmin 3, a cutscene plays; this happens for all paper bags. Pikmin standing below the ledge a paper bag is pushed from will not be crushed by it; instead they will just be pushed out of the way.


Pikmin 3[edit]

Story Mode
  • Garden of Hope
    • A paper bag is located in the cave northeast of the landing site. It connects the northernmost part of the cave with the easternmost.
  • Distant Tundra
    • The passageway leading from the Vehemoth Phosbat's chamber leads to a paper bag, which then leads back to the landing site.
  • Tropical Wilds
    • A paper bag is at the beginning of the path to the Sandbelching Meerslug's arena. To get to it, the player must throw two leaders and 10 Pikmin onto a tree stump, then a leader on the tree stump must throw the other leader and the Pikmin.
  • Twilight River
    • There is a paper bag located to the west of the landing site. To get to it, the player must ride a lily pad to the southwestern part of the area, then go up a slope once they get off the plant. They need to keep walking until they reach the paper bag.
    • Another paper bag is located to the south of the landing site, just north of the Burrowing Snagret's arena.
  • Formidable Oak
    • The paper bag here is in the first large part of the stump's interior. The paper bag is to the west of the large crystal with fragments in it.
Side Stories

Pikmin 4[edit]

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 紙袋?
Paper bag
Flag of Germany German Papiertüte Paper bag
Flag of Italy Italian Sacchetto di carta Paper bag
Flag of Spain Spanish Bolsa de papel Paper bag


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  • When it rains in Pikmin 3, rain droplets can be seen dripping down the surface of paper bags.

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