|Maximum carriers||15 Pikmin|
|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.
E3 2003 screenshot of the Rubber Ugly.
The Rubber Ugly in an unused cave,
Charlie's Rubber Ugly (on the left).
- 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
|French (NoA)||Laideur de plastique||Plastic ugliness|
|French (NoE)||Laideur Plastique||Plastic Ugliness|
|German||Hässliches Gummiteil||Ugly piece of rubber|
|Italian||Gomma brutta||Ugly rubber|
|Spanish (NoA)||Gomático feo||Ugly rubber|
|Spanish (NoE)||Gomático feo||Ugly rubber|