Immediately after the events of the Story Mode, Olimar and Louie are sent back to PNF-404 by the President in order to retrieve the Hocotate ship, which was destroyed (presumably by the Quaggled Mireclops) and abandoned when the two instead hitch a ride with the Koppaites. This day shows them growing and collecting the Pikmin they will use for the remainder of this trip.
Afterwards, Olimar laments that they had landed nowhere near the Hocotate ship, which would be in the Garden of Hope.
This assignment takes place in the area immediately surrounding the landing site in the Tropical Wilds. Unique to all other assignments, the mission is to pluck 100 Pikmin sprouts to prepare for the rest of Olimar's Comeback.
“A real leader would maximize Pikmin gains by exploiting creature bodies and Pellet Posies. Be sure to align Pellet Posies with Pikmin colors for the highest return on investment!”
Day start report
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“To increase your Pikmin, you'll need to carry wild creatures and pellets.”
In some situations during gameplay, Olimar or Louie will leave a comment.
Day end report
“Our landing scared the poor Pikmin, but they've calmed down since. Unfortunately, we miscalculated and touched down some distance from the Onion. I'm not even sure where the ship is anymore. There are dangerous predators on all sides, but we have a job to do nonetheless.”
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