|ESRB rating: E
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Press Down on the crosspad to lay down on the ground. After this up to 4 pikmin will pick you up and carry you to one of the onions. You will then be lifted up like a dead enemy or a pellet. The onion will then reject you and drop you back to the ground, but will give you a fireworks display.
The red onion you will find on the impact site. The yellow is on the forest of hope. The blue onion is on the forest of lavander.
Get a pearl
Go to the Impact site and go to the circular stump. Then fall off to the right, there are some bomb-rocks. Order your yellow pikmin to pick them up and get on the circular stump and keep going forward. There will be a rock wall, blow it down with the bomb-rocks. Once inside you will see what resembles a giant clam. Throw your pikmin in its mouth and calling them back. Eventullay you will get a pearl, it is worth 50 pikmin!
Captain Olimar's attack
If you have a small number of Pikmin and they die, you can still attack the enemy. Press A as if you were going to throwing a Pikmin. Instead, Captain Olimar will punch the enemy for minor damage. Note: This does not work on enemies such as the Armored Cannon Beetle and Beady Long Legs.
Get various colored Pikmin
You can get the Red Pikmin when you start the game (Impact Site). You can get Yellow Pikmin when you get to the next area (Forest Of Hope). You can get the Blue Pikmin in the third area (Forest Navel).
Blue Pikmin are amphibious. They can be on both land and water. They also can serve as lifeguards for drowning Pikmin (Red or Yellow).
If the Puffstool in the Forest Naval spores your Pikmin, they will become Purple and sprout a mushroom on their heads. They will run around, attacking you and nearby Pikmin. If you are out of it range it will be near the Puffstool. Note: The spores only last for awhile.
When Flower Pikmin die, they leave a seed behind. It will sprout into a Leaf Pikmin the next day.
If you have a single Pikmin that is slow, hold A. You will pick up your Pikmin and can run at the same speed you move without the Pikmin in your hands.
Keeping Pikmin safe
When your Pikmin are carrying things to the ship or Onion and get attacked, lay in front of the monster until they are safe. When collecting part number 1, your Pikmin can get caught in the engine and die. To keep them safe, throw your Pikmin on top of the part. Note: This does not work all the time.
At sunset any Pikmin not in their Onions will be eaten. However, if there are Pikmin in the landing zone or with Captain Olimar they will go to their Onions. Pikmin with Captain Olimar will be dismissed before he heads into his rocket. Start with 24 flower Pikmin At the start of the first day at the Impact Site, notice that you will have no time at the top. Feel free to get all the Pikmin you can into the Onion and then just wait, or run Omar around and practice moves. Because there is no time limit, wait until all your Pikmin grow to the flower stage. This gives you 24 free flower Pikmin to start the game.
Get three parts in one day
You need to go to the Forest Navel for the first time for this trick to work. To start the day, get the Blue Pikmin, then knock some of the flowers with the pellets down. Wait for the stealing bug to appear and let it grab the pellet. Then, shoot two Blue Pikmin and let them drag the pellet back to the Onion so that the bug gets injured. Repeat this until it dies. Next, get 15 Blue Pikmin to take it to the ship. Then, get 15 to 20 Red Pikmin and have them build the stick leading to the gear. After they are done, they should automatically grab the part. Wait until they fall down. If they are short, refill and put the rest back into the Onion. Next, get more Red Pikmin and kill the fire shooting things and take 30 Yellow Pikmin to build the bridge. When they are done, have them grab the part and have the Red Pikmin protect the Yellow Pikmin.
When you are trying to blow up walls with your Yellow Pikmin and have bombs remaining after the task is completed, keep them. They are very useful for killing enemies. Keep the Pikmin with the bombs away from the group. If a bomb explodes, your entire group may die. To use the Pikmin with the leftover bombs, simply throw them at the target and call them back. This will either injure or kill the enemy. If the enemy is not dead just call your group and finish it off.
Learning about enemies
Start a new day, then take out a few Pikmin. Take them directly to the enemy, and start fighting. If you encounter anything on your way to the enemy, this trick will not work. As soon as you start the fight, pause game play and select "Go to Sunset." If there is nothing else special about this day, Olimar's log entry will describe the enemy. After the log entry, at the title screen, choose "Don't Save" and then "Continue From Last Save" to avoid wasting a day. This does not always work, for example if this day was also your first day in a new area, you discovered a new color of Pikmin, or something similar.
Advanced throwing technique
This trick is very helpful in fighting Pearly Clamclamps and Emperor Bulblax. If you want to throw Pikmin very rapidly, to do a lot of damage, press A rapidly while also using the C-stick to make the Pikmin swarm around Olimar. There will always be a Pikmin handy for Olimar to throw every time you press A.
If you are in a battle and 50% of your Flower Pikmin die, run away and make your Pikmin feel alone. Then, take three Leaf Pikmin and put them in front of your enemy. Get the rest of your group and watch them die. Then, continue and your Flower Pikmin will most likely win. After throwing Pikmin at an enemy, simply "C-rush" with the rest of your Pikmin to finish it off. Most of the monsters have a small amount of life. Therefore, you can defeat them with Captain Olimar. Although some have more life, it just will take more time to defeat them. To do this, hit them, go to the back of the creature, hit them again, go to the front, and repeat.
Save Pikmin from drowning
Repeatedly blow your whistle at Pikmin to drag them up onto land. To keep your Red or Yellow Pikmin from drowning, have Blue Pikmin by the border. Do not have them selected. If a Red or Yellow Pikmin falls in the water near your Blue Pikmin, they will go to the Pikmin and throw them on land. If your Yellow or Red Pikmin are drowning, quickly grab your Blue Pikmin and bring them into the water. Ungroup them and they will automatically toss the other Pikmin to safety. Note: You need to be near a ledge or the shore in order for this to work. If any of your Pikmin are drowning, quickly throw Blue Pikmin in the water near the distressed Pikmin. They will automatically throw them back onto land.
Make Olimar Invincible
To make Captain Olimar invincible, simply press down on the D-pad. Olimar will lay down, then nothing can hurt him. 100 pikmin Arrive in the Distant Spring on or before Day 15. Head south with blue pikmin. You should come across a large egg. Break it open and the Smokey Progg will come out. Lead it to the landing site and throw pikmin on its head. Keep throwing red, blue, or yellow pikmin on its head. Eventualy it will be defeated producing an egg thats worth 100 pikmin!
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