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Pikmin 3 Collect Treasure Missions Guide

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In collecting treasures mission mode of Pikmin 3, players are supposed to collect treasures within an allotted time frame with limited number of resources i.e. Pikmin.

If you are finding it difficult to locate and collect all these treasures, refer to the step by step text followed by videos to complete each area.

For more help on Pikmin 3, check out our Fruits Locations, Equipment Locations and Secret Memo Guides.

Pikmin 3 Collecting Treasure Missions

Tropical Forest

The total time allotted to you to complete this mission is 07:00 minutes and you will have Red Pikmin and Rock Pikmin available.

The medal distribution is as follows:

  • Bronze for collecting 1000 Treasure
  • Silver for collecting 1400 Treasure
  • Golf for collecting 1800 Treasure
  • Platinum for collecting 2110 Treasure

You will see a group of Red Pikmin and Rock Pikmin on a nearby ledge. Use your whistle to call them and pluck any Pikmin in the area. Defeat the enemies roaming around but don’t carry anything to your ship as yet.

You should also not pass the Flint Beetle in the starting area, just keep on following it and you will see a Dirt Wall. Use your Pikmin to destroy the Dirt Wall and then defeat the enemies across it. Gather any Pikmin that need plucking and send them all to the fragment pile to build the bridge.

Once they have delivered the fragments, use them to search the nearby enclosures. Allow the maximum number of Pikmin to deliver the Nuggets while allot the remaining ones to collect enemies and other things from that area.

Head back to your starting location and collect anything you have missed.

Silver Lake

The total time allotted to you to complete this task is 08:00 minutes and you will find Yellow Pikmin, Blue Pikmin, Purple Pikmin, and White Pikmin in the area.

The medal distribution is as follows:

  • Bronze for collecting 1500 Treasure
  • Silver for collecting 2000 Treasure
  • Gold for collecting 2500 Treasure
  • Platinum for collecting 2920 Treasure

Allot nine Pikmin onto the Fragment Pile and three Pikmin to destroy the Dirt Wall nearby. Throw your one crew member in the water below and the three Pikmin to destroy another Dirt Wall in water.

Throw your remaining crew members to a nearby ledge with half-buried fruits. Use this crew member to pluck the nearby Yellow Pikmin. Switch to the crew member under water and start plucking the Blue Pikmin.

Use your Yellow Pikmin to destroy the Electric Gate nearby. Use your Blue Pikmin underwater to destroy the enemies in the water but don’t let them carry anything as of now.

Use your Blue Pikmin to gather the Nuggets underwater and wait for the Yellow Pikmin to finish destroying the Electric Gate. When they do so, allot one Pikmin on a partially-buried fruits and move forward with the rest of them. Gather the Pikmin waiting there and use them to collect the Nuggets in your path.

Keep on moving forward with the Yellow Pikmin and destroy another Electric Gate ahead your way. When the gate is destroyed, use your Yellow Pikmin to unearth the enclosures of fruit lying across the gate.

The bridge should be complete by now. Gather your idle Pikmin and assign them work. Distribute evenly and allot each Pikmin some work. If done correctly, you will get the Platinum medal.

Thirsty Desert

The time allotted to you is 10:00 minutes and you will have Red Pikmin, White Pikmin, Winged Pikmin, and Purple Pikmin in the nearby areas.

The medal distribution is as follows:

  • Bronze for collecting 1500 Treasure
  • Silver for collecting 2000 Treasure
  • Gold for collecting 2700 Treasure
  • Platinum for collecting 3340 Treasure

When the mission starts, use your one crew member to pluck the Red Pikmin from a nearby ledge. With your other crew member; move straight and then turn right to pluck a few Winged Pikmin on a nearby ledge.

Switch to the crew member at the start and begin collecting the Golden Sunseed and Cupid’s Grenade on a ledge right across from where you plucked Red Pikmin.

Switch to the crew member you used to pluck the Winged Pikmin and start collecting the Nuggets in the nearby area. Keep on moving forward with the other crew member and you will see a Fragments Pile with a few Red Pikmin waiting for you.

Start plucking the Red Pikmin in that area and switch to your crew member waiting in the starting area.

Assign three Pikmin to destroy the Dirt Wall in the surrounding area and rest of the Pikmin onto the pile of Nuggets and switch to your crew member plucking the Red Pikmin near the Fragments Pile.

When the bridge is complete, use these Red Pikmin to defeat the Joustmite near the bridge. After the battle is over, use these Pikmin to transport the enemy and fruits to your ship and switch to your crew member getting Winged Pikmin to transfer the pile of Nuggets.

By now, all of Nuggets should be transported. Use these Pikmin to collect the Insect Condo in the nearby area along with many other small fruits. After they have done so, use your “Go Here” command and call them to your starting area and switch to your crew member at the starting area.

Gather any idle Pikmin in the starting area to form a big squad and move forward from the bridge and defeat a few enemies there. Assign your Red Pikmin to transport anything that comes in your way and use Winged Pikmin to transfer the Nuggets.

Allot the remaining Pikmin to destroy the nearby Dirt Wall and switch to the crew member at the starting area.

Use your Winged Pikmin to hold the Bamboo Gate and the rest of your squad to collect the Insect Condo at a ledge just across the Bamboo Gate and switch to the crew member who is with Red Pikmin destroying the Dirt Wall.

When the Dirt Wall is destroyed, move along the path and defeat any enemies in your way and collect any fruit. Switch to your crew member at the starting location and join forces with this crew member. Use your squads to complete the bridge and collect the fruits across the bridge.

Resurvey the map once again to see if you have missed anything!

Twilight Hollow

The total time allotted to you to complete this mission is 10:00 minutes and you will have Yellow Pikmin, Winged
Pikmin, and Purple Pikmin.

The medal distribution is as follows:

  • Bronze for collecting 1500 Treasure
  • Silver for collecting 2000 Treasure
  • Gold for collecting 2500 Treasure
  • Platinum for collecting 3240 Treasure

Ride the Lily Pad with all three of your crew members and see the nearby Winged Pikmin. Toss two crew members at the Winged Pikmin and move to the other side of the water.

At the very end of the stream, you will see some Yellow Pikmin, use this crew member to pluck the Yellow Pikmin then switch to the other two crew members and use your Winged Pikmin to destroy the nearby Dirt Wall.

Switch to the crew member plucking the Yellow Pikmin and use them to destroy the Electric Gate. The Dirt Wall should be destroyed by now. Gather your squad and make your way to the Puffy Blowhog enclosure.

Send one crew member onto a nearby enclosure to collect the Winged Pikmin while the rest of your squad should deal with the Swooping Snitchbug.

After defeating the Swooping Snitchbug, recall your Pikmin and use your Winged Pikmin to defeat the Puffy Blowhog. Winged Pikmin can easily defeat this enemy, so don’t worry about them rejoin the squad below!

After defeating the Puffy Blowhog, use your Winged Pikmin to carry the nearby Insect Condo and take the rest of your squad through the ramp near the starting area. Toss a crew member to pluck the Yellow Pikmin over the other side.

Use your Winged Pikmin to destroy the Dirt Wall and use one crew member to pluck the Purple Pikmin at the very far end of the platform and switch to your crew member near the first Electric Gate.

Pluck the Winged Pikmin nearby and attack the Swooping Snitchbug and move along the way to find another Swooping Snitchbug there.

Use your Yellow Pikmin to carry the Kingcap and half of your Winged Pikmin onto the pile of Nuggets and the other half of Winged Pikmin onto the pile of Nuggets near the Electric Gate you came through and switch to your crew member plucking the Purple Pikmin.

Allot each of Purple Pikmin to carry a fruit and the rest of your squad to carry every else on the map. Construct the bridge and carry all the Treasure from there too.

Shaded Garden

The time allotted to you is 09:00 minutes and you will find Red Pikmin, Rock Pikmin, and Blue Pikmin in the nearby
area.

The medal distribution is as follows:

  • Bronze for collecting 300 Treasure
  • Silver for collecting 400 Treasure
  • Gold for collecting 550 Treasure
  • Platinum for 685 Treasure

This mission starts with one crew member near each of the map’s three Onions. Switch to your crew members one by one and start plucking them.

Switch to your crew member plucking the Red Pikmin and start collecting Bomb Rock nearby. Use the Bomb Rock to destroy the large crystal near your location. Try to aim somewhere between Fiery Blowhog and crystal to ensure that both of them are caught in the blast.

Use your Red Pikmin to defeat the Pyroclasmic Slooches and then let them take everything to their Onion.

Switch to your Rock Pikmin plucking crew member and toss one Rock Pikmin onto the Desiccated Skitter Leaf. Collect the Bomb Rock from nearby and toss them on a small crystal. Defeat everything and move to the Blue Pikmin’s Onion location.

Switch to your Blue Pikmin and destroy the Dirt Wall nearby.

Switch to the crew member leading the Rock Pikmin and destroy the Dirt Wall in the area. Make sure to kill all the enemies in your path. Throw a Bomb Rock at the patch of ground between Fiery Blowhog and Dirt Wall.

Move through the area and throw one Pikmin at the Bomb Rock. Use Bomb Rock to defeat the Bulborb. Also use your Rock Pikmin to kill all the smaller enemies in your path.

Switch to the crew member leading the Blue Pikmin and kill the Desiccated Skitter Leaf and other enemies in your path along with Toady Bloyster. Now switch to the crew member leading the Red Pikmin and defeat the Red Spectralids, Yellow Spectralids, and the other Desiccated Skitter Leaf.

Switch back to crew member with Blue Pikmin and charge on nearby Wogpoles. Throw Blue Pikmin onto the Bomb Rocks and when they return with it, charge on the Peckish Aristocrab along with smaller enemies roaming the areas.

Defeat any remaining enemies in the area and collect everything! This is relatively an easier map then the rest.

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