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Patience Tester

Patience Tester Treasure Hoard icon.
The Patience Tester.
Number 162 (US)

161 (Europe)

Series Massive Receptacle Series
Value Poko icon.png × 130
Weight 20
Maximum carriers 30 Pikmin
Location Citadel of Spiders (US)
Hole of Heroes (Europe)
Challenge Mode levels None

The Patience Tester (がまんのコンテナ?, lit.: "Patience Container") is a treasure in Pikmin 2 and is actually a can of Sun Luck-brand water chestnuts. It is found on sublevel 3 of the Citadel of Spiders, and is usually hidden in an alcove, sometimes behind a bramble gate. There are a few Anode Beetles and Swooping Snitchbugs, including one that spawns when the Pikmin tries to carry it, that may hinder them when recovering the treasure. In the European version, it is located at the Hole of Heroes on sublevel 9 inside the Fiery Bulblax.

Exclusively in the US Wii version of the game, Olimar's journal on this treasure contains a copy of the GameCube European text for the Permanent Container, which is one of the European-exclusive treasures characterized with descriptions with written mistakes.

In the Switch port, the treasure is an unbranded can of pineapple slices.

Notes

Olimar's journal

  GameCube   US version
Just looking at this sealed container makes me want to open it up! But opening it will decrease its value on the alien antiquities market. Maybe I'll just use my imaginary can opener and pretend to open it instead.
  GameCube   European version
When I see a closed container, I cannot help myself,  [sic]I feel like I must open it and see what's inside. But when opening it, it could lose it's[sic] value. I guess I'll just have to use my imagination.
  Wii   US version
When I see a closed container, I cannot help myself,  [sic]I feel like I must open it and see what's inside. But when opening it, it could lose it's[sic] value. I guess I'll just have to use my imagination.
  Wii   European version
When I see a closed container, I cannot help myself,  [sic]I feel like I must open it and see what's inside. But when opening it, it could lose its value. I guess I'll just have to use my imagination.

Sales pitch

This calls out to be opened, peeked inside, and tasted. This temptation-filled item is perfect for those who wish to test the strength of their resolve.

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Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning Notes
  Japanese がまんのコンテナ?
Gaman no Contena
Patience Container
  French Testeur de Patience Patience Tester
  German Geduldstester Patience Tester Written "Gedulds-tester" in-game.
  Italian Misuratore di pazienza Patience Tester
  Spanish Medidor de impulsividad Impulsiveness meter