The Wistful Wild (のぞみの大地?, lit.: "Land of Wishes") is an area that can be accessed in Pikmin 2; it is made available once the Hocotate Freight company's debt has been fully repaid. The design of this area appears to be a combination of The Impact Site and The Final Trial from Pikmin. It contains three caves and five treasures above the surface which total a value of × 3175 in treasure, or × 13285 including treasures found in caverns ( × 13275 in the European version of the game). It is also a representation of Autumn. Contents of the region include two large lakes, one of which can be drained and the other a bridge built over; a clearing with three random-typed Burgeoning Spiderworts; and decorating it are rusted metal structures, tree stumps and Foxtails, and a half-visible yield sign where the Onions land.
Every 30 days from day 1, one can see some weird insects in this location, appearing as swarms of very small orange bugs. They release poison occasionally if attacked, and have an extremely small amount of health; each one drops a blob of nectar or spray when killed. They are found in two locations: outside Dream Den, and by Hole of Heroes. This area is by far the hardest in the game.
Piklopedia and Treasure Hoard
When the Hocotate ship's icon is placed on top of the Wistful Wild and the Piklopedia or the Treasure Hoard are entered, the archives will be seen on a different model which has identical level design to the one used in the in-game Wistful Wild, in contrast to what happens with the other areas, which have some notable differences. The most obvious difference between the in-game Wistful Wild and the Piklopedia version is a change in background theme; while the Wistful Wild version takes place in an autumn-themed forest plain with some stumps, the version used in both the Piklopedia and Treasure Hoard is situated between a dense bamboo forest and an actual autumn forest with actual, modeled, trees. A lone leaf on a stump at the pathway separating the section with the Anti-hiccup Fungus and the section with the Creeping Chrysanthemums is also positioned slightly differently, over the poisonous black gate that would be present in the in-game area. The red leaves seen during the landing cutscene are absent.
The only noteworthy difference in the general level design aside from the background is that the pathway separating the section with the Anti-hiccup Fungus and the section with the Creeping Chrysanthemums is a bit tighter in the Piklopedia variant.
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