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This article or section is a short summary on unused content in Pikmin 3.
The Cutting Room Floor features more in-depth content.

The following article or section is in need of assistance from someone who plays Pikmin 3 Deluxe.
Particularly: Record the discovered Pikmin 2-like early models found in the demo's files.

To do: Obtain better screenshots of NamaPongashi's model and other unused objects, and document the unused behaviors of Armored Cannon Larva variants. There are also unused objects that exist in the code but are not listed here.
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Pikmin 3 has a substantial amount of content in its files that goes completely unused, ranging from textures, enemies, and sound files.

Unused textures[edit]

There are quite a few unused and unseen standalone textures in Pikmin 3.

Character icons[edit]

To do: Confirm if Olimar's "happy" icon, Louie's "happy" icon, and Louie's "sad" icon are unused. Also, find out if Olimar and Louie's icons were in the game, unused, before DLC pack 3 (which features them). Also, check if the icons found in the demo of Pikmin 3 Deluxe are also in the final game's files.
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There are several unused icons for expressions from Olimar, Louie, and, in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the President. They are listed here:

Icon Description
Olimar mad icon.png Olimar's "mad" icon.
Louie mad icon.png Louie's "mad" icon.
President happy icon.png The President's "happy" icon.
President mad icon.png The President's "mad" icon.
President shocked icon.png The President's "shocked" icon.

Additionally, there is an equally unused version of Olimar's "mad" icon, with a cropped circle in the top-left. The icon character is called playerF internally, where Olimar is playerE and the President's icons refer to him as playerG.

Unused mini radar icons[edit]

In the demo of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, there are unused icons for Olimar, Louie, and a SPERO on the mini radar, but go unused due to it not being included in the Side Stories.

Ship part icon placeholders[edit]

In the demo of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, a couple ship part icons are instead placeholders, being red circles with the respective parts' names in white Japanese text.

Badge placeholders[edit]

In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, there are several unused badge textures that appear to be placeholders, starting from 1 to 50.

Early data files[edit]

There are two textures for what appears to be an early version of the first Bulborb data file.

Unseen geography[edit]

The entire texture of PNF-404. The top half and some parts near the edges are completely unseen in-game.

Although the front of PNF-404 in the area selection screen is visible, there are details on the back of the planet that are completely hidden and unused. This unseen geography can only be viewed by looking at its direct texture.

Unused maps[edit]

Early Garden of Hope[edit]

To do: Note all differences.
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An early version of Garden of Hope can be found in Pikmin 3 Deluxe's files, as well as textures for test maps of it. The following changes can be noted:

  • The environments of the elevator platform and Bug-Eyed Crawmad cave sections are swapped (the latter is instead outdoors, while the former is in a sewage system).
  • The section containing a Pocked Airhead stretches all the way to the Blue Onion section (but is still blocked off).
  • What is presumably the primary entrance to the Blue Onion section is attached to the Yellow Wollywog section with the Toady Bloyster, rather than being directly attached to the landing site.
  • The pathway in question also has stationary lily pads leading to it that are absent from the final game.
  • The Armored Mawdad arena's stump is attached to the main section, but the interior loads seperately.
  • Because of this, the Armored Mawdad arena corridor is absent.

Early The Rustyard[edit]

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An early version of The Rustyard exists in Pikmin 3 Deluxe's files.

Unused enemies[edit]

Nearly all the following enemy data can be found in the /content/CMCmn/enemy, referring to unused enemies.

To note is that almost all enemies have a lockon.txt file that determines how the lock-on works. All used enemies use version 5 of the file format, but some unused enemies use versions 0, 1, or 2. In addition, there is a block of health-related parameters, and it too has a format version. Used enemies use version 8.

Pikmin 2 copies[edit]

The following unused enemies exist in the enemies folder, but their model and textures are copies or near-copies of the Pikmin 2 files. They are also roughly the same size they were in that game.

Honeywisp
  • It functions identically to its Pikmin 2 counterpart, but despite the textures being the same, it looks more realistic in Pikmin 3. The egg it carries is the same as the regular Pikmin 3 eggs. The only known thing about its behavior is that it flies around and eventually vanishes.[1] Throwing a Pikmin at the egg results in a crash.
  • It has an ai.txt file found only in some other unused enemies' data and on the Armored Cannon Larva's data, where it's also presumably unused.
  • It is missing a cull_info.txt, dynamics.txt, and a lockon.txt file, present in most other enemies' data.
  • The lock-on data's format version is 6.
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name clione
HP 1
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 1
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders 10
Territory radius 0
Mission Mode value 40
Emperor Bulblax
  • Its behavior is very incomplete. It simply repeats its tongue preparation animation constantly.[2]
  • It has an ai.txt file found only in some other unused enemies' data and on the Armored Cannon Larva's data, where it's also presumably unused.
  • It is missing a dynamics.txt file, present in most other enemies' data.
  • The lock-on data's format version is 1, and the health parameter data's format version is 2.
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name kingchappy
HP 3000
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 75
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 4
Bomb rock explosions to kill 6
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 3
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders N/A
Territory radius N/A
Mission Mode value 100
Wollywog
  • When idling, it repeats its shaking animation constantly, although it causes no damage. This constant shaking is caused by a variable that measures the amount of Pikmin required to activate the shake animation, except this variable is set to zero by default, resulting in it shaking off Pikmin despite none being present. When a leader gets close, it performs its jump attack successfully.[2] Nothing else is functional about it; the corpse of this enemy will crash the game upon being picked up.
  • It is missing a cull_info.txt and dynamics.txt file, present in most other enemies' data.
  • It has an animation for burrowing itself.
  • The lock-on data's format version is 5, and the health parameter data's format version is 6.
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name marofrog
HP 1500
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 30
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders 10
Territory radius 300
Mission Mode value 30
Breadbug

This enemy's data is missing several files: anim_define.txt, cull_info.txt, dynamics.txt, lockon.txt, and params.txt. In addition, it has a panmodoki.txt file which is just a copy of coll_tree.txt. Because of this, no parameter information is known about it.

Early Whiptongue Bulborb[edit]

To do: Find out its internal name, and if it has any parameter data.
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arukui_old.

In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, an early version of the Whiptongue Bulborb called arikui_old can be found in the files. It has 11 animations: attack, attack2 (attacking), dead (dying), flick (shaking off Pikmin), move1 (walking), swallow (swallowing), type5 (being carried), wait1, wait2, wait3 (idling), and waitact (shaking off Pikmin while idling).[3] The following is known from its game files:

  • The lock-on data's format version is unknown, and the health parameter data's format version is 2.
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name arukui_old
HP 1350
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 30
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 1.20000005
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1.50
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 1
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders N/A
Territory radius N/A
Mission Mode value 20

Armored Cannon Larva variants[edit]

The Armored Cannon Larva and Arctic Cannon Larva share the same archive. Inside it are parameter files for every version of the beetle, including unused ones. params.txt is the one used for the Armored Cannon Larva, and params_yuki.txt corresponds to the Arctic Cannon Larva (ゆき? means snow). The unused files are called params_fixed.txt, params_green.txt, params_red.txt (perhaps for the Decorated Cannon Beetle), and params_ruri.txt (るり? means Lapis Lazuli).

kakureimo[edit]

kakureimo.

kakureimo is a fat leech-like enemy. It has a purple body, yellow stomach along with yellow back stripes, and three green eyes on each side of its small head. Its mouth is circular and filled with jagged teeth, and it has two large antennae on its head. Size-wise, it's around the size of a Red Bulborb. 隠れ? is the stem of the verb 隠れる? which means "to hide", and いも? translates to "potato", although it is also part of the word イモムシ? (lit.: "caterpillar").

When it spawns, it pops out from underneath the ground. When there are no Pikmin or leaders nearby, it waddles around to explore a small area immediately outside of its "home" , but if one gets into view, it becomes alarmed and dashes to its original spot, where it burrows underground. After being left alone for a bit, it will reemerge and repeat the cycle. Given unknown rules, it may decide to stay underground until it's left alone, or it will cautiously poke its head out to survey the area. When it burrows, its health is entirely restored. Other than that, some parts of the enemy are unfinished, in that it has no particle effects, some animations are a bit jerky, and parts of its logic are missing, in that Pikmin can latch on to it while it buries and continue to attack it, even through the ground.[4]

Given how it acts the same as the moguraimo, it has a similar name to it, and sports a similar color scheme, it's safe to say that the two creatures are somehow related.

From analysis of the game files, the following can be concluded:

  • It has animations for dying, burrowing, moving, biting, chewing prey, swallowing prey, being carried, noticing prey, chasing prey, looking around, going to its original spot, and three unknown animations: lookout, lookin, and sense.
  • The lock-on data's format version is 0, and the health parameter data's format version is 2.
  • It is missing a cull_info.txt and dynamics.txt file, present in most other enemies' data.
  • It has the ability to drop nectar upon death.
Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
10 N/A 8 Poko icon.png × 20
Points × 20
3000
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name kakureimo
HP 3000
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 40
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 2.4000001
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders N/A
Territory radius 100
Mission Mode value 20

moguraimo[edit]

moguraimo.

This creature bears a strong resemblance to the Ravenous Whiskerpillar from Pikmin 2. The internal name, however, is quite different: it used to be imomushi (イモムシ? (lit.: "caterpillar")), but is now moguraimo (モグライモ? (lit.: "mole potato")). Appearance-wise, it is slightly larger than before, and unless the texture mapping of the model is incorrect, its skin is mostly purple; besides that, its eyes are slightly larger, it has antennae, and its namesake whiskers are gone. In terms of behavior, it acts exactly the same as the kakureimo.[5] Given how it acts the same as the kakureimo, has a similar name to it, and sports a similar color scheme, it's safe to say that the two creatures are somehow related. However, due to its striking resemblance to an already-existing enemy, the model may just be a placeholder. The following can be observed from the game's files:

  • It has animations for dying, appearing, burrowing, moving, biting, swallowing prey, chewing prey, being carried, noticing prey, looking around, going to its original spot, and the unknown animations lookout, lookin, sense, and prowl.
  • It is missing a cull_info.txt and dynamics.txt file, present in most other enemies' data.
  • The lock-on data's format version is 1, and the health parameter data's format version is 2.
  • It has the ability to drop nectar upon death.
Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
5 N/A 4 Poko icon.png × 30
Points × 30
1125
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name moguraimo
HP 1125
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 15
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders N/A
Territory radius 100
Mission Mode value 30

crystal_maro_frog[edit]

crystal_maro_frog.

Data for a brown version of the standard Wollywog exists, but with a rock attached to its body. Its internal name is crystal_maro_frog ("Crystal Wollywog"), which implies that the rock is made of crystal. It is uncertain where exactly the rock or crystal would be attached to its body. Besides the coloring, it looks roughly the same as the Pikmin 2 Wollywog. The following can be observed from the files:

  • It has animations for dying, idling, washing its face, moving, turning, jumping, floating, falling, landing, being carried, and an unknown fail animation.
  • It is missing a cull_info.txt and dynamics.txt file, present in most other enemies' data.
  • The lock-on data's format version is 5, and the health parameter data's format version is 6.
Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
Unknown N/A Unknown Poko icon.png × 30
Points × 30
750
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name crystal_maro_frog
HP 750
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 15
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders 10
Territory radius 200
Mission Mode value 30

iwadama[edit]

iwadama.

There is a model for the Beady Long Legs as it appears in Pikmin 2, size included, but its circular head is replaced with a large version of one of its feet. Presumably, it would've stomped on the ground using its head as well. With the model are two textures, which are the same as the Pikmin 2 one, but one is tinted blue and the other pink. On the image shown to the right, the Pikmin 2 texture was used for clarity. This creature's internal name is iwadama, meaning "rock orb". The Beady Long Leg's old internal name, damagumo, is now being used for the Shaggy Long Legs. The following can be noted from the game files:

  • It has an ai.txt file found only in some other unused enemies' data and on the Armored Cannon Larva's data, where it's also presumably unused.
  • It has animations for dying, landing, idling, shaking off Pikmin, and attacking.
  • It is missing a dynamics.txt file, present in most other enemies' data.
  • The lock-on data's format version is 1, and the health parameter data's format version is 2.
Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
Unknown N/A Unknown Poko icon.png × 100
Points × 100
2250
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name iwadama
HP 2250
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 50
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 0
Bomb rock explosions to kill 3.5999999
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 0
Damage to leaders N/A
Territory radius N/A
Mission Mode value 100

buriko[edit]

buriko.

A fat variant of a Male Sheargrub, around roughly the same size, too. It resembles a tick, and in a sense, the Ujadani. The texture that comes with the model is the same as the one in Pikmin 2. The internal name is buriko, and the used Male Sheargrub's name is ujinko_b, whereas it used to be ujib in Pikmin 2. It moves very quickly, and because of this, it has a hard time catching and eating Pikmin. It cannot damage leaders, and cannot get damaged.[2] Its color mapping isn't set up correctly, so it appears orange when alive, and turns white and purple if defeated with a bomb rock.[6] From examining the game's files, the following can also be noted:

  • It has animations for dying, getting squashed, moving, biting, being carried, idling, swallowing, and two unknown animations called caution and calm.
  • It is missing a cull_info.txt, dynamics.txt, and a lockon.txt file, present in most other enemies' data.
  • The health parameter data's format version is 2.
Weight Max.
carriers
Seeds Value Health
Unknown N/A Unknown Poko icon.png × 5
Points × 5
75
Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name buriko
HP 75
Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill 1
White Pikmin ingestions to kill 1
Bomb rock explosions to kill 1
Bomb rock ingestions to kill 0
Number of direct hits on top to kill 1
Damage to leaders 10
Territory radius N/A
Mission Mode value 5

Other[edit]

In addition, the unknown and mostly-empty kokgamiegg "enemy" seems to have been made on accident, created instead of the used kokagamiegg (the Phosbat Pod), and tuyukusa is a mostly broken and smaller version of tsuyukusa but written using a different romanization system, the Burgeoning Spiderwort. Finally, the fire geyser has parameter files for a bubble and a gas variant, suggesting the planned return of gas pipes and the addition of water geyser-like hazard obstacles.

The file /content/CMCmn/system/param_db.szs/generatorsave_db.txt has what appear to be respawn day paramaters for the game's objects. Inside the list, one can find the entries GasHiba, which is what the gas pipes in Pikmin 2 are internally called, MureBuka, possibly an earlier name for the Scornet (who in the final version have the internal name Mure) meaning "swarm subordinate", and Tamagumo, an alternative spelling of Damagumo, which is also present in the file.

Unused parameters[edit]

Enemies[edit]

The following enemies have unused values because they don't appear in Collect Treasure! and/or Battle Enemies!

The following enemies have unused Poko values because they don't leave a corpse, so they cannot be brought back to a SPERO.

The following enemies have unused values because they don't leave a corpse and they don't appear in Battle Enemies!

  • The Nectarous Dandelfly has a value of Poko P3 icon.png × 5/Points × 5.

The following enemies have unused Poko values because they don't appear in Collect Treasure! and don't leave a corpse.

  • The Phosbat has a value of Poko P3 icon.png × 5.

Fruit[edit]

The following fruit have or had unused Poko values because they don't appear in Mission Mode.

The following fruit have unused juice values because they don't appear in Story Mode.

Unused audio[edit]

The following article or section is in need of assistance from someone who plays Pikmin 3 Deluxe.
Particularly: Extract the unused files.

Two songs exist inside the game, but are unused. They are a "sad" and a "happy" version of the end of day theme, much like the ones in Pikmin 2. There is also a presumably unused mix for the boss battle theme[7] with less instruments, and, in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, an unused cue for the golden arachnorb battle theme.[8]

There is also an unedited group of sound files of a human howling, which were likely intended for an enemy.[9]

Unused scenes[edit]

To do: Determine why the Onion size is so much larger, and retrieve a cutscene of this kind for the other Onion types.
Care to do so?

Much like in the first game, each Onion was to be found dormant, and had their own "boot up" cutscene.

Other[edit]

  • There is an unique, unused Candypop Bud-like object named NamaPongashi. It is purple when closed but white when open, and its model derives from the Pikmin 2 Candypop Buds, but with black sharp tips at the ends of the petals.[10] ? means "raw" or "unprocessed", which indicates that this is probably the base object that all Candypop Buds were meant to derive from. When Pikmin are thrown in, they die, but new seeds do not come out. After five are thrown in, it stops working.
  • Gas pipes were meant to return, as per the object called GasHiba. Like in Pikmin 2, only White Pikmin can survive the poison.[10]
  • There is an object called dragonball, that was likely used to test textures. One half of it is red with white spots, like the Bulborb or Dwarf Bulborb, while the other is white with blue spots, like the Hairy Bulborb or Snow Bulborb. This is interesting, since the Hairy and Snow Bulborb are absent from this game.
  • There is a large unused black and white checkered box called TestBox. It does nothing at all when spawned and is solid.[10]
  • There is a model for the Bulbmin in the folder containing all Pikmin and leaders. However, it is exactly the same as its Pikmin 2 model, so it was likely scrapped early in development.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YouTube video of the Honeywisp in action
  2. ^ a b c YouTube video of the Wollywog, Emperor Bulblax, and buriko in action
  3. ^ YouTube video showing off the early Whiptongue Bulborb and its animations
  4. ^ YouTube video of the kakureimo in action
  5. ^ YouTube video of the moguraimo in action
  6. ^ YouTube video of the kakureimo, the moguraimo, Emperor Bulblax and buriko in action
  7. ^ YouTube video explaining Pikmin 3 Deluxe boss music, including the unknown cue. (at 14:12)
  8. ^ YouTube video of the golden arachnorb theme, with the unknown theme being mentioned in its description.
  9. ^ YouTube video of sound effect trivia, including the sound effect. (at 09:53)
  10. ^ a b c YouTube video of unused objects
  11. ^ YouTube video explaining the unused Bulbmin model. (at 05:36)