|Essence of Despair|
|Treasure Hoard Number|| 112 (NTSC)
|Series||Space Love Series|
|Maximum Carriers||12 Pikmin|
|Location||Cavern of Chaos|
The Essence of Despair is a treasure in Pikmin 2, found on the second sublevel of the Cavern of Chaos. It is dropped by one of three Fiery Bulblaxes, so Red Pikmin are a must when retrieving it. This treasure is actually an emerald mounted on a silver circle, and it resembles the Sagittarius and Libra from Pikmin 1 in that respect.
"I'm captivated by this treasure's unique glimmer. I found it in a breathtaking complex of caverns. I'm glad to see I'm already enjoying the fruits of my labor."
"Long ago, evil forces clashed with the forces of justice... The evil was defeated and locked away in this stone. (Am I evil for making up such a tale? Justice, please look the other way!)"