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Remembered Old Buddy

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Remembered Old Buddy Treasure Hoard icon.
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Number 151 (US)
149 (Europe and Japan)
Series Blast from the Past Series
Value Poko icon.png × 250
Weight 30 (normally)
Maximum carriers 45 Pikmin
Location Hole of Heroes
Challenge Mode levels Collector's Room, Secret Testing Range

The Remembered Old Buddy (オヤジのおもいで?, lit.: "Elder's Memory") is a treasure found in Pikmin 2. It is the head of the real world Nintendo Entertainment System peripheral, the Robotic Operating Buddy (R.O.B.). This item is carried by a Raging Long Legs on the last (15) sublevel of the Hole of Heroes. Like some other treasures, if the player defeats the Raging Long Legs, but does not have enough Pikmin to carry the Remembered Old Buddy, which requires the strength of 30 Pikmin, it will change weight to match the player's army.


Olimar's journal

I can't believe I had the fortune to find this thing buried underground! It looks like a component of a huge mechanical doll. It looks just like a part from a robot in a cartoon I used to watch as a kid! How nostalgic. This futuristic machine makes me feel like I've traveled back in time!

Sales pitch

This relic rose directly from the sands of time! Its shape invokes waves of sweet nostalgia. Middle-aged men throughout the universe harken back to their youth and grin... They pass on their tales to the next generation, filling them with adventure and romance!



  • The acronym for the Remembered Old Buddy, "R.O.B.", is the same as for the original Robotic Operating Buddy; the machine is commonly referred to as "R.O.B.".
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Captain Olimar encounters a very large R.O.B. unit in a cutscene.
  • Olimar's journal entry could be referring to the TV show Captain N: The Game Master, in which R.O.B., among other Nintendo characters, made an appearance.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese オヤジのおもいで?
Oyaji No Omoide
Elder's Memory
Flag of France French Copain d'Antan Pal of Yesteryear
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Ami d'antan Friend of yesteryear
Flag of Germany German Guter alter Kumpel Good ol' Buddy
Flag of Italy Italian Vecchio amico Old friend
Flag of Spain Spanish Viejo amigo añorado Missed old friend

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