Secret Safe

From Pikipedia
Secret Safe Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
This is not a mandatory ship part.
Weight 40 (85 in Japan[1])
Max. carriers 95 Pikmin
Location The Final Trial

The Secret Safe is the last ship part that can be retrieved in Pikmin. It is optional, and inside the massive Emperor Bulblax of The Final Trial, but its collection ensures a good ending. It's a large safe shaped like a pig, better known as a piggy bank. This is where Captain Olimar keeps all of his money, or Pokos. When he found it, he claimed that none of his Pokos were lost. After being recovered, the Secret Safe does not change the S.S. Dolphin's appearance, but it does complete the ship and cause the ship's conclusion cutscene to play regardless.

Collecting the part[edit]

Location of the part on the radar. Click for a bigger image.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

Start building the bridge using 80 Blue Pikmin and then throw 10 Yellow Pikmin from island to island on the right side of the map. Once they have bomb-rocks, throw them back the same way. If you are playing the GameCube version, be sure not to whistle them or they will drop their bombs; you need to touch them. This was altered in the New Play Control! release for the Wii. Take the bomb-rocks across the newly-created bridge and use them to destroy the brick wall. Set aside any Pikmin still holding bomb-rocks and use both the Yellow and Blue Pikmin to start building the second stick bridge.

Take out 10 Red Pikmin and throw them onto the fire geyser ledge to the left. Then move into the water on the right side of the ledge, whistle them, and lead them down to where the box is blocking the path. Use them to push the box while the Blue and Yellow Pikmin continue to build the bridge. Once the box is moved and the bridge is built, take down the white wall (preferably with a single bomb-rock).

The Secret Safe is held by the final boss of the game, the Emperor Bulblax, which is harder to defeat in this game than in Pikmin 2, because of its enormous bulk and endurance.


Olimar's monologs

At long last... I've found the final Secret Safe! And it's as full as ever! How glad I am that I've persisted in my search without losing hope... Now I can leave this planet without any regrets. Maybe I'll even stop and pick up some souvenirs for my wife and kids back on Planet Hocotate!
At last I have found it-my most prized possession! I am so relieved... It's as heavy as ever!



The Secret Safe in the Japanese version, carried by 95 Pikmin.
  • In Pikmin 2, Olimar gets an e-mail from his wife saying that she has found his secret stash, and is taking the kids on vacation. In addition, he mentions bringing souvenirs, which is precisely what kickstarts the President's treasure hunt.
  • In the American and European versions, this is the second heaviest part in the game (tied with the Anti-Dioxin Filter), but it's the one with the largest number of possible carriers, 95. In the Japanese version, it is the heaviest ship part in the game, requiring 85 Pikmin.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Quebec.svg French (NoA) Coffre secret Secret chest
Flag of France.svg French (NoE) Coffre Secret Secret Chest
Flag of Germany.svg German Geheimsafe Secret safe
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Cassaforte Safe
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Caja fuerte Safe
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish (NoE) Caja fuerte Safe


  1. YouTube video demonstrating the requirement of 85 Pikmin for the Safe (at 05:08)