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Your Pikmin are ready. Are you?

Surviving an alien world, fighting off gigantic predators, and saving your planet may sound like a tall order—especially when you only stand about an inch high. But don't worry! Read on to find out how to lead your Pikmin to victory.

Gathering Fruit

Gathering Fruit

Pikmin 3 is filled with things to do, but first things first: Find fruit. The explorers need to harvest all the strange, gigantic fruit they can find—both for juice to live on, and for seeds they can take back to their starving homeworld.

Divide and conquer

Divide and conquer

Divide squads of Pikmin between the three explorers to get more done at once. Try sending one group to build a bridge, while another gathers fruit or attacks a creature. Keep track of each squad on your Wii U™ GamePad, and switch between explorers when needed.

Keep an eye out

To survive this mission, you've got to be on your toes at all times. Here are a few tips that may help.

  • Watch the time

    Watch the time...
    At sunset, you have to return to your ship and be sure your Pikmin are all in their Onion. Any Pikmin left behind will be lost to nighttime predators.
  • Find Clues

    Find Clues
    You'll occasionally find mysterious journals filled with hints about Pikmin and surviving on the planet. Be sure to pick them up!
  • Look for nectar

    Look for nectar
    Golden blobs of nectar are a Pikmin delicacy, and it'll instantly change a Pikmin into its mightiest form—flower Pikmin.
Divide and conquer

Battling beasts

Taking on the local predators you’ll find on the planet is an exciting—and dangerous—part of the mission. Keep your eyes open and your Pikmin close!

  • Watch carefully
    Watch carefully... you might find a weak spot.
  • Choose your Pikmin
    Choose the Pikmin type that'll do the most damage.
  • Inflicted damage
    During boss battles, damage will last to the next day, so go ahead and attack even if the sun is setting.