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Pikmin Behavior (Exploration Notes)

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The Pikmin Behavior menu.

Pikmin Behavior (ピクミンの生態?, lit.: "Pikmin Ecology", Pikminology in Europe) is a category from the Exploration Notes menu in Pikmin 3. It holds 30 data files discussing the behavior and abilities of all the Pikmin. Most of these data files can be found around PNF-404 just about anywhere, hidden or not, while some are automatically given to the player after completing certain tasks.

Although the category itself is called "Pikmin Behavior" in the US and "Pikminology" in Europe, any data files related to the way Pikmin behave have the word "Pikminology" on their title in both regions.

In this article, unless otherwise stated, the text provided is the same for both the US and European versions of the game. Pikmin 3 Deluxe changes some of the Data Files.

Data files[edit]

Pikminology #1[edit]

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  • Text: The Onion is like a nest for the Pikmin. It both gives birth to them and provides them with shelter.
  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: This file is revealed after the Pikmin move the cardboard box near the original Red Onion site.

Pikminology #2[edit]

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  • US text: Press WiiU A.png / Wiimote A.png / WiiU A.png / WiiU L.png under the Onion to take out or return Pikmin.
  • Europe text: Stand under an Onion and press WiiU A.png / Wiimote A.png / WiiU A.png / WiiU L.png to take out or return Pikmin.
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Obtained once the player lands on the Garden of Hope.

Pikminology #3[edit]

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  • US text: Different-colored Onions can fuse into a single Onion.
  • Europe text: Different coloured Onions can fuse to become a single Onion.
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Obtained once the Rock Onion fuses with the Red Onion.

Pikminology #4[edit]

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  • US text: New sprouts will be the same color as the Pikmin that retrieved the pellet or creature.
  • Europe text: New sprouts will be the same colour as the Pikmin that retrieved the pellet or creature.
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In a crystal in the area where Rock Pikmin are found.

Pikminology #5[edit]

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  • Pikmin 3 US text: Pellets retrieved by Pikmin of the same color produce more sprouts.
  • Pikmin 3 Europe text: A pellet will produce more sprouts when retrieved by Pikmin that are the colour of the pellet.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe text: A pellet will produce more sprouts when retrieved by Pikmin that are the colour of the pellet.
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Pikmin 3 location: Near the group of Fiery Blowhogs, near the landing site.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: Near the 5 Pellet Posy near the Skutterchucks, beyond Brittany's crash site.

Pikminology #6[edit]

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  • Text: As Pikmin develop, they get faster. They grow from leaf to bud to flower.
  • Pikmin 3 area: Distant Tundra
  • Pikmin 3 location: On the slide near the Velvety Dreamdrop.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe area: Garden of Hope
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: After the first dirt wall.

Pikminology #7[edit]

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  • US text: Use Ultra-Spicy Nectar to invigorate Pikmin and boost their attack power.
  • Europe text: Use Ultra-Spicy Nectar to invigorate Pikmin, boosting their speed and attack power.
  • Pikmin 3 area: Tropical Wilds
  • Pikmin 3 location: In the patch of clovers right next to the Burgeoning Spiderwort.
  • How to obtain in Pikmin 3 Deluxe: Apply ultra-spicy spray to a Pikmin squad.

Pikminology #8[edit]

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  • Text: There can only be 100 Pikmin on the surface at any one time, but more can sprout inside the Onion.
  • How to obtain: Obtained once there are 100 Pikmin on the field, but there are more inside the Onion.

Pikminology #9[edit]

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  • Text: Help panicking Pikmin by using your whistle.
  • How to obtain: Throw a non-Blue Pikmin into the water for the first time.

Pikminology #10[edit]

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  • US text: All Pikmin can carry Bombs.
  • Europe text: All Pikmin can handle Bomb Rocks.
  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In the corner with the eggs near the Mock Bottom.

Pikminology #11[edit]

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  • Text: Make sure Pikmin are in your squad or close to the Onion when the sun sets. All others will perish!
  • How to obtain: Obtained once the Sun Meter is close to sunset for the first time.

Pikminology #12[edit]

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  • US text: Throw Pikmin into a Candypop Bud, and they will change color.
  • Europe text: Throw Pikmin into a Candypop Bud and they will change colour.
  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Pikmin 3 location: In the cave with the Pyroclasmic Slooches, near a Golden Candypop Bud.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: In the small room with Pyroclasmic Slooches, a bit to the south of the landing site.

Pikminology #13[edit]

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  • US text: When Pikmin consume nectar, they blossom into flower Pikmin.
  • Europe text: When Pikmin consume Nectar, they blossom into flower Pikmin.
  • How to obtain: Feed the Pikmin some nectar.

Pikminology #14[edit]

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  • Pikmin 3 US text: Once Pikmin are done transporting fragments, they will return to the original location of the fragments.
  • Pikmin 3 Europe text: When Pikmin have transported all Fragments, they will gather in the place the Fragments were found.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe text: Once Pikmin are done transporting fragments, they will return to the original location of the fragments.
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: After the pile of fragments past the dirt wall are collected, this Data File will appear.

Pikminology #15[edit]

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Red Pikmin #1[edit]

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Red Pikmin #2[edit]

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  • Text: Red Pikmin are good fighters.
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Pikmin 3 location: Off the shore of the area with two Yellow Wollywogs, right in the corner.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: Before the cave where Rock Pikmin are found.

Rock Pikmin #1[edit]

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  • Pikmin 3 US text: Rock Pikmin are very hard... like rocks.
  • Pikmin 3 Europe text: Rock Pikmin are very hard. Rock hard!
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe text: Rock Pikmin are very hard... like rocks.
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Under the Rock Onion once activated.

Rock Pikmin #2[edit]

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  • Pikmin 3 text: Rock Pikmin inflict extraordinary damage when thrown directly onto an enemy or object.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe text: Break the Crystal Nodule for a chance to attack!
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Pikmin 3 location: Past the crystal wall outside where the Rock Pikmin are found.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: Past the crystal wall outside where the Rock Pikmin are found, near the pot with some fragments.

Rock Pikmin #3[edit]

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Yellow Pikmin #1[edit]

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  • Text: Yellow Pikmin can conduct electricity.
  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: Right next to the circuit where the Yellow Pikmin are found.

Yellow Pikmin #2[edit]

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  • US text: Yellow Pikmin are shock resistant.
  • Europe text: Yellow Pikmin are shock-resistant.
  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Pikmin 3 location: Right next to the small circuit in the cave where Yellow Pikmin are found.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: At the impact site, next to the electric gate.

Yellow Pikmin #3[edit]

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  • Pikmin 3 US text: Yellow Pikmin can be thrown very high up in the air!
  • Pikmin 3 Europe text: Yellow Pikmin can be thrown higher.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe text: Yellow Pikmin can be thrown very high up in the air!
  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the cave where Yellow Pikmin are found, near the 5 pellet on the high ledge.

Yellow Pikmin #4[edit]

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Winged Pikmin #1[edit]

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  • Pikmin 3 US text: Winged Pikmin fly.
  • Pikmin 3 Europe text: Winged Pikmin can fly.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe text: Winged Pikmin fly.
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Pikmin 3 location: On the other side of the blue bridge right near the landing site.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: In the pond in the Winged Onion's discovery site.

Winged Pikmin #2[edit]

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Winged Pikmin #3[edit]

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  • Text: Winged Pikmin are somewhat lacking in attack strength.
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Pikmin 3 location: On the ledge with the Arachnode, near the landing site.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: Under the bridge leading up to the Scornet Maestro.

Winged Pikmin #4[edit]

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  • Text: Winged Pikmin are aces in aerial combat.
  • Area: Twilight River
  • Pikmin 3 location: Under the bridge leading up to the Scornet Maestro.
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe location: Before the dirt wall at the start of the second main overworld section.

Blue Pikmin #1[edit]

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Blue Pikmin #2[edit]

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  • Text: Blue Pikmin can attack while swimming.
  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: A little to the right of the underwater brown fragments.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ピクミンの生態?
Pikumin no seitai
Pikmin Ecology
Flag of People's Republic of China.svg Chinese
(traditional)
皮克敏的生態 Pikmin Ecology
Flag of People's Republic of China.svg Chinese
(simplified)
皮克敏的生态 Pikmin Ecology
Flag of France.svg French Pikminologie Pikminology
Flag of Germany.svg German Pikminologie Pikminology
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Pikminologia Pikminology
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 피크민의 생태
pikeumin-ui saengtae
Pikmin Ecology
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Pikminología Pikminology