Rubber Ugly

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Rubber Ugly Treasure Hoard icon.
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Number 129 (US)
128 (Europe)
Series Dream Series
Value Poko icon.png × 90
Weight 8
Maximum carriers 15 Pikmin
Location Shower Room
Challenge Mode levels Collector's Room, The Giant's Bath, Abduction Den

The Rubber Ugly (天下一ブサイク?) is a treasure in Pikmin 2. It is the third treasure found in sublevel 6 in the Shower Room. It is found in water, which means Blue Pikmin are needed to get it. A Bumbling Snitchbug may be near it, so take it out before collecting the prize. Olimar thinks this treasure is hideous, in humorous contrast to his feelings of the Paradoxical Enigma, which he apparently perceives as a beautiful work of art. It is actually a rubber duck.

Notes

Olimar's journal

The first time I laid eyes on this hideous treasure, I though it was a giant aquatic monster! It took me several terror-filled seconds to realize that it's just an ugly statue. What a relief... I was ready to run all the way back to Hocotate!

Sales pitch

Ugliness that can destroy all beauty drives deep despair into the heart of the beholder. This hideous item is a must-have for connoisseurs of all things wretched and repellant.

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Trivia[edit]

  • The Rubber Ugly could also be found in an early version of the game. It was placed in an unknown cave, definitely not the Shower Room, and had a different appearance.
  • Captain Charlie also possesses a rubber duck, though it is of appropriately smaller size for a Koppaite. He takes it to his missions for good luck, and it is openly called a rubber duck by the crew. It has no real connotation with the Pikmin 2 treasure.
  • It could be said that the Rubber Ugly is what represents treasures in Pikmin 2, since it appears as the icon whenever the game needs to refer to treasures: it is the icon used on the saved game selection menu for the number of treasures, and the icon for the Treasure Hoard button while on the area selection screen. It is also the first treasure when listed alphabetically by the treasures' internal names (ahiru), and has the treasure ID of 0. Additionally, it is featured prominently in prerelease trailers and screenshots.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Quebec.svg French (NoA) Laideur de plastique Plastic ugliness
Flag of France.svg French (NoE) Laideur Plastique Plastic Ugliness
Flag of Germany.svg German Hässliches Gummiteil Ugly piece of rubber
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Gomma brutta Ugly rubber
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Gomático feo Ugly rubber
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish (NoE) Gomático feo Ugly rubber