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This article is about the in-game encyclopedia of enemies in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. It is not to be confused with Pikipedia, the name of this wiki.
For the Piklopedia in Pikmin 2, see Piklopedia (Pikmin 2).
A screenshot of the Peckish Aristocrab's page with Brittany's notes.

The Piklopedia is a feature in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. (It is not present in the original 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 Main habitat Unlock requirements
Icon for the Arachnode, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Arachnode Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Arctic Cannon Larva, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Arctic Cannon Larva Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Armored Cannon Larva, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Armored Cannon Larva Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Armored Mawdad, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Armored Mawdad Garden of Hope Killed.
Icon for the Baldy Long Legs, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Baldy Long Legs Tropical Wilds Killed a Shaggy Long Legs.
Icon for the Bearded Amprat, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Bearded Amprat Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Bug-Eyed Crawmad, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Bug-Eyed Crawmad Garden of Hope Killed.
Icon for the Bulborb, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Bulborb Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Burrowing Snagret, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Burrowing Snagret Twilight River Killed.
Icon for the Calcified Crushblat, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Calcified Crushblat Tropical Wilds Killed.
Icon for the Desiccated Skitter Leaf, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Desiccated Skitter Leaf Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Dwarf Bulbear, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Dwarf Bulbear Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Dwarf Bulborb, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Dwarf Bulborb Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Dwarf Orange Bulborb, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Dwarf Orange Bulborb Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Female Sheargrub, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Female Sheargrub Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Fiery Blowhog, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Fiery Blowhog The entire planet Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Flighty Joustmite, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Flighty Joustmite Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Hermit Crawmad, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Hermit Crawmad Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Iridescent Flint Beetle, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Iridescent Flint Beetle Twilight River Hit once with a throw.
Icon for the Joustmite, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Joustmite Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Male Sheargrub, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Male Sheargrub Tropical Wilds, etc. Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Medusal Slurker, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Medusal Slurker Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Nectarous Dandelfly, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Nectarous Dandelfly Twilight River Hit once.
Icon for the Orange Bulborb, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Orange Bulborb Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Peckish Aristocrab, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Peckish Aristocrab Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Phosbat, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Phosbat Distant Tundra Killed.
Icon for the Phosbat Pod, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Phosbat Pod Distant Tundra Destroyed.
Icon for the Plasm Wraith, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Plasm Wraith Formidable Oak Defeated.
Icon for the Puckering Blinnow, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Puckering Blinnow Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Puffy Blowhog, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Puffy Blowhog Twilight River Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Pyroclasmic Slooch, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Pyroclasmic Slooch Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Quaggled Mireclops, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Quaggled Mireclops Garden of Hope Killed.
Icon for the Red Spectralids, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Red Spectralids Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Sandbelching Meerslug, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Sandbelching Meerslug Tropical Wilds Killed.
Icon for the Scornet, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Scornet Twilight River Killed.
Icon for the Scornet Maestro, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Scornet Maestro Twilight River Killed.
Icon for the Shaggy Long Legs, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Shaggy Long Legs Tropical Wilds Killed.
Icon for the Shearwig, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Shearwig Formidable Oak Killed.
Icon for the Skeeterskate, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Skeeterskate Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Skitter Leaf, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Skitter Leaf Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Skutterchuck, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Skutterchuck Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Spotty Bulbear, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Spotty Bulbear Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Sputtlefish, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Sputtlefish Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Swarming Sheargrub, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Swarming Sheargrub Tropical Wilds Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Swooping Snitchbug, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Swooping Snitchbug Distant Tundra, etc. Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Toady Bloyster, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Toady Bloyster Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Vehemoth Phosbat, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Vehemoth Phosbat Distant Tundra Killed.
Icon for the Waddlepus, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Waddlepus Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Water Dumple, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Water Dumple Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Watery Blowhog, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Watery Blowhog Formidable Oak Killed.
Icon for the Whiptongue Bulborb, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Whiptongue Bulborb Distant Tundra Brought to Onion.
Icon for the White Spectralids, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. White Spectralids Garden of Hope Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Wogpole, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Wogpole Garden of Hope, etc. Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Yellow Spectralids, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. Yellow Spectralids The entire planet Brought to Onion.
Icon for the Yellow Wollywog, from Pikmin 3 Deluxe<span class="nowrap" style="padding-left:0.1em;">&#39;s</span> Piklopedia. 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.

Recipe oddities[edit]

Interestingly, Louie references ingredients found on Earth (cultivated in oxygen). These ingredients could not possibly be known by Louie, as Hocotate and Koppai have severely different climates to that of Earth. This is most likely because Hocotatian plants often have a similar appearance to those found on Earth so Louie uses the names he is familiar with for a completely different plant.

In addition, the following notes conflict with the way enemies die in-game:

These same sort of oddities also exist in Pikmin 2's Piklopedia as listed here.

Unlocking[edit]

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 an enemy is logged or a leader's comments are unlocked in the Piklopedia, they will always be available in any Story Mode save file.

Badges[edit]

In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, there are two badges the player can gain from adding creatures to the Piklopedia:

  • Animal Annotator: Obtain ten different entries in the Piklopedia.
  • Xenobiologist: Complete the entire Piklopedia.

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 usually show footage taking place in the area of Story Mode (described in the "habitat" field) where they would normally be found, 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]

  • 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.
  • The Mysterious Life-Form does not have a Piklopedia entry.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of France French Piklopédie Piklopedia

See also[edit]