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Insect Condo

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Insect Condo
Treasure Hoard icon.
Artwork of the Insect Condo.
Number 6
Series Succulent Series
Value Poko icon.png × 40
Weight 15
Maximum carriers 25 Pikmin
Location Dream Den
Challenge Mode levels Novice Training, Green Hole
Insect Condo
Icon used to represent the fruit on the wiki.
Artwork of an Insect Condo.
Juice amount 2.0 (1.0 in Ultra-Spicy mode)
Mission Mode value Texture used for the Poko in Pikmin 3. × 100
Weight 10
Max. carriers 20 (normally)
Locations Twilight River
Mission Mode locations Tropical Forest, Silver Lake, Thirsty Desert, Twilight Hollow, Shaded Garden, Silver Lake Remix, Thirsty Desert Remix, Fortress of Festivity, The Rustyard
Bingo Battle locations None
Side Stories locations None
Insect Condo
Pikmin 4 treasure
Treasure Catalog icon.
Icon for the Insect Condo, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog.
Series Winter Reserve Series
Value Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 90
Weight 12
Maximum carriers 24
Locations Engulfed Castle, Frozen Inferno
Dandori Challenge stages Trial of the Sage Leaf
Dandori Battle stages Trial Run, Battle in a Box, Leafy Showdown, Hot Sandy Duel, Final Battle
Total amount 2

The Insect Condo (バグズ・キングダム?, lit.: "Bugs' Kingdom") is a treasure in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4, and a fruit in Pikmin 3. It is an apple. In all games, the notes for this fruit imply that it is contaminated with parasites.

Collecting the treasure in Pikmin 2

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

See also: Fiery Bulblax strategy.

The Insect Condo is found inside a Fiery Bulblax in sublevel 5 of the Dream Den. The player should be sure to defeat the Red Bulborbs and Blowhogs nearby, because they may attack the Pikmin while they're carrying the treasure.

Collecting the fruit

A map of the Twilight River as it appears on the mini radar in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. This was made by manually arranging the textures for each section of the area to align with the corresponding radar map.
The Fruit File icon for the Insect Condo.
Location of the Insect Condo.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

See also: Burrowing Snagret strategy.

In Pikmin 3, the Insect Condo is inside a Burrowing Snagret, which is in an arena just past an electric gate in Twilight River. After defeating the Burrowing Snagret, the paper bag to the northeast of the arena should be pushed, creating a quick route back to the ship. Along the route are two Desiccated Skitter Leaves, which will eat the carrying Pikmin if not defeated.

Collecting the treasure in Pikmin 4

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

Engulfed Castle

There is an Insect Condo inside of a Startle Spore in the northeastern room of sublevel 4 of the Engulfed Castle. To collect this treasure, you must first defeat the Startle Spore, then throw 12 Pikmin at it.

Frozen Inferno

There is an Insect Condo behind a crystal wall in the northwestern corner of sublevel 2 of the Frozen Inferno, so Rock Pikmin are required to collect it. It is guarded by a Frosty Bulborb, which should be defeated before attempting to collect it. To collect this treasure, you must throw 12 Pikmin at it.


Olimar's journal

This sumptuous nugget may look delicious, but internal scans indicate a parasitic infestation! The ship can't stand to even look at these pests, let alone store them. But I had to put my foot down on this one.

Sales pitch

Awash in color and sugars, this item makes an ideal home for many insect species. I am sure this is valuable to the scientific community, but it has little value as a commodity.

Brittany's notes

US version icon.png US version
That smell! I can't tear my nose away from that smell! I'd dive right in and start eating, but something about this name the computer supplied makes me just a touch suspicious about what's going on inside this thing...
European version icon.png European version
I'm having difficulties prying my nose away from the crisp, sweet scent. I'd dive in and devour, but something about the name leads me to suspect our ownership of this specimen may be contested. I won't trespass until we've conducted a proper survey.

Schnauz's notes

This fruit is a member of the plant family "Bugeatenidae." As its name implies, the Insect Condo is a popular abode choice for a number of insects. And who can blame the bugs for taking up residence here? This fruit is not just homey but also quite delicious.

Olimar's notes

This fruit could be hiding more than a tasty interior... On more than a few occasions, I've found bugs munching their way through the sweet flesh, presumably enjoying a snack of their own. How funny to think that I share the same taste in fruit as a worm.

Louie's notes

Crispy yet juicy. Light yet hearty. Always check for worms before taking a big bite. If you find one, it's a sign of good luck.

Technical information

Pikmin 3 technical information (?)
Internal name apple
Juice 2.0
Juice color
(255, 240, 0, 255)
Mission Mode points 100
"Size"? 4



  • The Insect Condos in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3 are based off of the Pink Lady variety of apple, while the Insect Condo in Pikmin 4 is based off of the Gala variety of apple.
  • A unused icon in Pikmin 2's files would have indicated that a blue apple treasure was going to appear, which was eventually replaced with a green apple treasure (which also has an unused model present) before being eventually finalized as the Meat Satchel.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese バグズ・キングダム?
Baguzu Kingudamu
Bugs Kingdom
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Chóngchóng Wángguó
Bugs Kingdom
Flag of China Chinese
Chóngchóng Wángguó
Bugs Kingdom
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Insectenverblijf Insects residence
Flag of France French Gîte des Insectes (Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3)
Gîte des insectes (Pikmin 4)
Insects' Dwelling
Insects' dwelling
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Condo d'insectes Insects' condo
Flag of Germany German Insektenbehausung Insects' Housing
Flag of Italy Italian Condominio d'insetti (Pikmin 2)
Condominio di insetti (Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4)
Insects' condo
Flag of South Korea Korean 벌레왕국
Bugs Kingdom
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Cortiço de insetos Insects' slum
Flag of Spain Spanish Urbanización insectil Insect estate

See also