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Paradoxical Enigma

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Paradoxical Enigma Treasure Hoard icon.
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Number 130 (US)
129 (Europe)
128 (Japan)
Series Dream Series
Value Poko icon.png × 80
Weight 4
Maximum carriers 8 Pikmin
Location Citadel of Spiders
Challenge Mode levels Dweevil Nest, The Giant's Bath, Abduction Den

The Paradoxical Enigma (超存在?, lit.: "Super Existence") is the cleanly severed head of a rubber duck and a treasure in Pikmin 2. It is found on the second sublevel of the Citadel of Spiders. It may be guarded by Fiery Dweevils or Yellow Wollywogs. It should be noted that while Captain Olimar apparently thinks this is a great work of art, he considers the Rubber Ugly an atrocity.


Olimar's journal

I'm not just an intergalactic space captain... I'm also an artist. I see the inner beauty in everything. Some things other people call ugly and boring, I find intellectually stimulating and aesthetically pleasing. It's true... I'm sophisticated like that.

Sales pitch

This is both the pinnacle of beauty and the nadir of ugliness, the definition of ugly beauty. No word for this state exists, but my data banks indicate that "bugly" will suffice.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of France.svg French Enigme Paradoxale Paradoxical Enigma The "E" of "Enigme" should be "É" instead.
Flag of Germany.svg German Paradoxes Mysterium Paradoxical Mystery
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Enigma illogico
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Enigmática paradoja Paradoxical enigma
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Enigmática paradoja Paradoxical enigma