|Series||Explorer's Friend Series|
|Maximum carriers||10 Pikmin|
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
The Stellar Orb (日焼けマシン?, lit.: "Sunburn Machine") is a treasure found in Pikmin 2. It is actually a lightbulb. The treasure can be found on the last (9th) sublevel of the Subterranean Complex, and is held by a powerful Man-at-Legs. When this treasure is retrieved, it unlocks the Solar System component of the Exploration Kit. Like some other treasures, if the player defeats the Man-at-Legs, but does not have enough Pikmin to carry the Stellar Orb, which requires the strength of 5 Pikmin, it will change weight to match the player's army. Oddly, the treasure has an opposite effect on sublevel 10 of the Cavern of Chaos: the sublevel will be darker if the Stellar Orb was retrieved.
An insect and a machine forming a symbolic relationship? Life-forms here are beyond odd!
Initiating area scan... Glass sphere detected!
If I combine this glass sphere with the synthetic sun I have been secretly developing...
Processing...complete. I have manufactured a Solar System.The artificial sunlight it emanates will brighten underground areas.”
Names in other languages
|French||Globe Stellaire||Stellar Globe|
|Spanish||Orbe estelar||Stellar orb|
|Spanish (NoA)||Orbe estelar||Stellar orb|