The Scaly Custard (ワニノフグリ?, lit.: "Crocodile Scrotum") is an avocado found in Pikmin 3. There are a total of two in the game's story mode, and both require 8 Pikmin to carry. They provide one and a half cups of juice each (three-fourths in Ultra-Spicy mode). One also appears in Forgotten Cove in Mission Mode, where it is worth 80 Pokos.
Collecting the fruit
The Scaly Custard in the Tropical Wilds requires the use of seesaw blocks to access the elevated area. Have at least one leader stand on the platform near the beach area, and throw eight Pikmin to the ledge the platform rises up to. With another leader, throw at least two Yellow Pikmin onto the Bouncy Mushroom, causing them to land on the other elevator platform, weighing it down. Use the other leader to find the second elevator platform, and the Scaly Custard should be right next to it. A much easier way to get it is to go next to the Burgeoning Spiderwort, and simply throw Pikmin from there.
Garden of Hope
The Scaly Custard in the Garden of Hope is in the section right before the Quaggled Mireclops' arena. After discovering Blue Pikmin and building the pot, throw two leaders onto it along with some Rock Pikmin. Proceed to throw the other leader to the other side, along with the Rocks. A Peckish Aristocrab will be hiding in the tin can. Defeat it to claim your prize. Do note that you will have to construct the bridge to get the fruit back to the Drake, unless Winged Pikmin are used. The bridge will have to be built eventually, so it'd be easy to just build it now.
“Huh. Looks like a reptile doing its best impression of pudding. Doesn't seem very fruit-like at all: not much juice, not sweet, high fat content... Tasty, I guess, in an odd way. I just hope it wasn't a poisonous reptile...”
“Strange. It looks like a cross between a reptile and a pudding, and it doesn't seem very fruit-like: little juice, not at all sweet, and with a high fat content. Tasty, I suppose, in an odd way. Alph had a reaction to certain toxins in it... maybe that's its reptile side showing?”
The fruit is called "Scaly Custard" because its outer shell resembles a reptile's skin, which is lined with scales, and the interior is actually quite smooth, like pudding or custard.
The Japanese name, ワニノフグリ? literally translates to "Crocodile Scrotum". The reason for this is that the etymology for the word "avocado" has one origin from the Nahuatl word āhuacatl, and this word would sometimes be used as "testicle"; this ties in the relation between the fruit's wrinkly exterior and the body part. As stated before, the appearance resembles that of a reptile, so the name "Crocodile" is apt. In Eastern China, it's called "è lí", which means "alligator pear", and one of the earliest English uses of the word uses it as a corruption of "alligator pear".
Names in other languages