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Alien Billboard

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Alien Billboard Treasure Hoard icon.
The Alien Billboard.
Number 175 (US)
176 (Europe)
183 (Japan)
Series Ancient Ad Series
Value Poko icon.png × 80
Weight 15
Maximum carriers 25 Pikmin
Location White Flower Garden (US)
Dream Den (Europe)
White Flower Garden (Japan)
Challenge Mode levels None

The Alien Billboard (古代の広告?, lit.: "Ancient Advertisement") is a treasure found in the game Pikmin 2 and is actually the lid of a Kiwi brand shoe polish container. In the North American and Japanese versions of the game, it is found on the first sublevel of the White Flower Garden. There are a few pests such as Sheargrubs that may be a problem if they're not taken care of.

On it, it reads:


SINCE 1906


"Shines, Nourishes, & Protects"


NET WT. 1 ⅛ OZ. (31 g)

"Cordovan" is also labeled across the outer edge of the container's lid.

On the European version of the game, this treasure is inside one of the Orange Bulborbs in sublevel 13 of the Dream Den.

In the Switch port, the treasure is an unbranded shoe polish container. The text on it reads:





32g (1,120 OZ)



Olimar's journal

There are several different patterns drawn on this object's surface. They appear to be characters or letters, but I can't make any sense of them. This is just an educated guess, but I wonder if this object is a kind of alien bulletin board? The size of the object seems about right for it.

Sales pitch

Perhaps this is some ancient billboard...but perhaps not. Its authenticity may be in question, but if you can use it for inspiration, you may become a topflight ad executive.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of France French Panneau Alien Alien Sign
Flag of Germany German Alien-Plakatwand Alien Billboard
Flag of Italy Italian Bacheca aliena Alien Billboard
Flag of Spain Spanish Cartelera alienígena Alien billboard