Folded Data Glutton
Appears in

Pikmin 3

Weight 10
Max Carriers 20
Location Tropical Wilds
The Folded Data Glutton is a clamshell cell phone dropped by the Sandbelching Meerslug. It enlarges the S.S. Drake's communication range.


The first step of obtaining the Folded Datta Glutton is defeating the Sandbelching Meerslug. This can be a time consuming task, so it is recommended to spend one day fighting the boss and retrieving the objects. If this is the first time you are fighting the boss, it may take you a few tries. Use Bomb Rocks and Ultra Spicy Sprays to speed up the process. Once it's dead, proceed to bring the Glutton, and, if low on juice or Pikmin, you can also bring the Crimson Banquet or the Sandbelching Meerslug's body with you.

It is recommended that your Pikmin are flowered to carry the Folded Data Glutton and the other objects, as they will take quite a long time to retrieve. However, the only necessary object is the Folded Data Glutton, so send it ahead before trying to retrive the other objects. 


  • The wallpaper on the phone's interface is a picture of a Ferret.
  • Despite its supposed lack of recent use, the interface on the phone claims that its current battery life is quite high, implying that it was either recently charged, or has been only recently turned back on after a long period of dormancy.
  • The object's name is similar to the Data Glutton, which is also a phone but not foldable.
  • If a captain manages to throw Pikmin at the Folded Data Glutton without coming close enough to it to trigger the cutscene where the captain speaks about it, the Pikmin will commence digging it up, but it will never come any closer to being fully unearthed.