The Sagittarius is a ship part featured in Pikmin. It was a present given to Captain Olimar by his son on Hocotate. It always reminds him of the memories of his son when he sees it, it also makes him wonder how worried his son is after Olimar's collision with the meteor. Though mandatory, its function remains entirely unknown. After being collected, the Sagittarius appears on the ship's hull, starboard at cockpit level (to Captain Olimar's right when he is seated).
Collecting the part
The part is on an island in the large lake inhabited by Wogpoles in The Forest of Hope. Two bridges need to be built, one surrounded by Sheargrubs and the other on another island. Blue Pikmin are usually needed to retrieve this part, however it is possible to use tactical throws to obtain the part with just Yellow Pikmin. The Pikmin must be thrown with a running start toward the small ledge on the right 'shore' of the island the Sagittarius is on, then Olimar must run over to this ledge and call the Pikmin that should have landed in front of it. They should reach him just before drowning, and can then be thrown to build the bridge. This cannot be done in the New Play Control! Pikmin version of the game. The similar-working drowning reset glitch also works.
“I've found my Sagittarius!
My son gave this to me as a present. It brings to mind vision of my son back home on Planet Hocotate. Oh, to be back there right now!
This was a gift from my son. He must be very worried about me...”
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