The UV Lamp is a ship part in Pikmin. Captain Olimar says that the UV Lamp is so bright that he has to wear a sun visor just to look at it. It's great for tanning, but it doesn't have a relation to the S.S. Dolphin's flight capabilities, making it an optional ship part. In Pikmin 2, the Gherkin Gate (Idea Assistant in Japan) is where this part was. Once recovered, this part does not change the S.S. Dolphin's appearance.
Collecting the part
It is placed high upon a ledge accessible only by Yellow Pikmin, and Olimar must go through a maze to get to it. At least ten Yellow Pikmin are necessary to get the part, and the black stone wall to the right of the landing site must be destroyed with nine bomb-rocks. There is a rocky, maze-like area to the right of the torn down wall. The Pikmin should be swarmed against the walls when navigating up the pathways. They then must be thrown up onto the ledge, where they should pick up the part. Spotty Bulbears and Dwarf Bulbears might be in the way back if they haven't been defeated.
“I've found my UV Lamp!
The only problem with this handheld light is that it can be too bright at times. I have to remember to wear my sun visor whenever I look into it.
This handy light is great for tanning...but it doesn't seem to have any relation to the Dolphin's flight capabilities. I doubt that it will affect my escape from this planet. Perhaps there are other parts like this as well.”
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