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A screenshot of the Peckish Aristocrab's page with Brittany's notes.

The Piklopedia is a feature in the Pikmin 3 Deluxe release of Pikmin 3. It is an in-game collection of all of the enemies that the player has beaten so far. There is one entry per enemy, and inside each entry, the player can find a short video of the creature in action, comments by the each of the leaders, a listing of its habitat (i.e. the areas where the player is most likely to find it), and a counter of how many of this creature have been killed, throughout all playthroughs of Story Mode. To open the Piklopedia, the player must open the KopPad in Story Mode, and then choose the Piklopedia's app. The Piklopedia is not available from the start of the game, and neither are the entries or the comments. For details on how all of these are unlocked, see below.

Entries[edit]

There are a total of 55 entries. In-game, they are sorted by the order in which the player has unlocked them.

Icon Name Habitat Unlock requirements Notes
Arachnode Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Arctic Cannon Larva Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Armored Cannon Larva Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Armored Mawdad Garden of Hope Killed.
Baldy Long Legs Tropical Wilds Killed a Shaggy Long Legs.
Bearded Amprat Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Bug-Eyed Crawmad Garden of Hope Killed.
Bulborb Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.
Burrowing Snagret Twilight River Killed.
Calcified Crushblat Tropical Wilds Killed.
Desiccated Skitter Leaf Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Dwarf Bulbear Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Dwarf Bulborb Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.
Dwarf Orange Bulborb Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Female Sheargrub Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Fiery Blowhog The entire planet Brought to Onion.
Flighty Joustmite Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Hermit Crawmad Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Iridescent Flint Beetle Twilight River Hit once with a throw.
Joustmite Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Male Sheargrub Tropical Wilds, etc. Brought to Onion.
Medusal Slurker Garden of Hope Brought to Onion. If the one when unlocking Rock Pikmin is missed, there is a second respawning one in Tropical Wilds
Nectarous Dandelfly Twilight River Hit once.
Orange Bulborb Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Peckish Aristocrab Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Phosbat Distant Tundra Killed.
Phosbat Pod Distant Tundra Destroyed.
Plasm Wraith Formidable Oak Defeated.
Puckering Blinnow Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Puffy Blowhog Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Pyroclasmic Slooch Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Quaggled Mireclops Garden of Hope Killed.
Red Spectralids Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Sandbelching Meerslug Tropical Wilds Killed.
Scornet Twilight River Killed.
Scornet Maestro Twilight River Killed.
Shaggy Long Legs Tropical Wilds Killed.
Shearwig Formidable Oak Killed.
Skeeterskate Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Skitter Leaf Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Skutterchuck Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.
Spotty Bulbear Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Sputtlefish Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Swarming Sheargrub Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Swooping Snitchbug Distant Tundra, etc. Brought to Onion.
Toady Bloyster Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Vehemoth Phosbat Distant Tundra Killed.
Waddlepus Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Water Dumple Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Watery Blowhog Formidable Oak Killed.
Whiptongue Bulborb Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
White Spectralids Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Wogpole Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.
Yellow Spectralids The entire planet Brought to Onion.
Yellow Wollywog Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.

Comments[edit]

Alph, Brittany, Captain Charlie, Louie, and Captain Olimar all have something to say about each entry.

  • Alph's comments are based on his views as an engineer, and focus on the creature's design, strengths, and weaknesses. He starts his comments by listing a "structural flaw" in the creature, which refers to a weakness that the player can use for their advantage when fighting against it. Next, he lists the corpse's weight, or "unknown" if not applicable. Finally, he gives his thoughts about how the creature functions, again, in a design-oriented way.
  • Brittany's comments are usually about the creature's appearance or habits, and how she might be able to use them, or how she could learn from them. Occasionally, she'll go into detail about the more floral aspects of the creatures, given she's a botanist.
  • Charlie's comments are normally about fighting the creature. He gives tips on how to attack, or just quips about the enemy's combat strengths and weaknesses.
  • Louie's notes are about how to best cook the creature in order to savor it, much like their Pikmin 2 Piklopedia counterpart.
  • Olimar's notes start by specifying the enemy's name, then its scientific name, then its family. Then, he goes into detail about how the creature functions biologically, its quirks and interesting aspects, its lifestyle habits, and so on. Again, these follow their presentation from Pikmin 2.

For enemies that were in Pikmin 2, Louie's notes and Olimar's notes on them are very similar, if not exactly the same as their Pikmin 2 Piklopedia counterpart.

Unlocking[edit]

The following article or section is in need of assistance from someone who plays Pikmin 3 Deluxe.
Particularly: List the requirements for unlocking the Piklopedia proper.

Most entries are unlocked by killing and retrieving the enemy, but some have different rules, because their corpses cannot be brought to the Onion. The table above lists each enemy's requirements. Entries can only be unlocked by performing the requirements in Story Mode.

The comments for each leader are unlocked at different times:

  • Alph's comments (and the Piklopedia in general) become available at the start of day 2 after observing the Onion in the landing site.
  • Brittany's comments become available when the player frees her in the Garden of Hope.
  • Charlie's comments become available when the player rescues him from the Vehemoth Phosbat.
  • Louie's comments become available when the player rescues him from the Quaggled Mireclops.
  • Olimar's comments become available when the player rescues him from the Plasm Wraith.

Once a particular leader is unlocked in the Piklopedia, their notes will always be available in any Story Mode save file.

Video inconsistencies[edit]

Each entry has a small video showing the creature in action. Although these videos merely serve to showcase the enemy and nothing else, they mostly show footage that took place in the area of Story Mode described in the "habitat" field, with the following exceptions:

  • Wogpoles are shown to be in the Garden of Hope. This would be true for the original version. However in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, this is not true, as they no longer spawn within the area.
  • Bulbears and Dwarf Bulbears have their videos take place in Twilight River, despite their habitat listed as the Distant Tundra, which is also their only location within Story Mode. In the case of the Bulbear, the footage has a missing clipboard, suggesting the footage is either from a Side Story mission or manipulated footage.
  • The Medusal Slurker is seen within Tropical Wilds instead of the Garden of Hope. This is the only location where they would respawn, so capturing footage here makes sense.
  • The Baldy Long Legs footage takes place in the Mission Mode exclusive map Tropical Forest, within its Battle Enemies stage. Considering this enemy does not exist within Story Mode, this inconsistency makes sense.
  • Similarly, the Red Spectralids video is also in the Tropical Forest, also within its battle enemies stage. This is likely due to their rare appearance in Story Mode.
  • Shearwigs are shown to be in another Mission Mode exclusive map, Thirsty Desert. Shearwigs are rare in Story Mode, only appearing in the Formidable Oak, so this could explain the change in location. Although, the Watery Blowhog (another enemy exclusive to the Oak) does have its video take place within it.
  • While Swarming Sheargrubs are seen free roaming in the Tropical Wilds, the Lesser Mock Bottom is slightly off of its normal location.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

The initial state of the Piklopedia.
  • It is not possible to see an empty Piklopedia, as the ability to view it is unlocked during day 2, and it is impossible to complete day 1 without defeating and carrying at least 3 Female Sheargrubs.
  • When an entry is opened, the bar at the bottom of the screen that explains the controls will be offset to the left a bit. The button legend will not be aligned to the right side of the screen, and the rightmost limit of the bar's graphic can be seen.

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