Geographic Projection
Geographic Projection
Appears in Pikmin 2
Treasure Hoard Number 185
Series Explorer's Friend Series
Value PokoIconx200
Weight 101
Max Carriers 100
Location Awakening Wood

The Geographic Projection is the southern hemisphere of a globe; this being a representation of Earth suggests that the Planet of the Pikmin is Earth. The item is found in the same place as the Yellow Onion in the first game. This heavy treasure is found in the Awakening Wood, and requires Purple Pikmin to be picked up, due to the fact that its weight is 101 and thus 100 weaker Pikmin cannot lift it. It is slightly buried and located near the longest constructible bridge in the area, behind a poison gate near the Hole of Beasts. A Creeping Chrysanthemum is nearby.

Retrieving the treasure unlocks the Survey Chart, part of the Exploration Kit, that allows Olimar and Louie to progress to the Perplexing Pool. This is because it contains data that holds coordinates that makes locating the new area possible. The Spherical Atlas is also a globe half, this time a northern hemisphere, and it too unlocks an area to land in (Awakening Wood).


Olimar's Journal

"The interior of this hemisphere contains a chip coded with charts detailing a new region. I explored this forest the last time I was here, but it's clear that it has undergone some dramatic changes. The plants and animals have also evolved significantly. I've given this forest a new name... The Awakening Wood. I must begin to form a hypothesis to explain why the forest changed so rapidly."

Sales Pitch

"If you have both pieces, does the value increase? Do you want it? Need it? Crave it? You should. This is the ultimate storehouse of geographic data in the known universe."

The Ship's Diologue


"Fascinating! This object is highly similar to the one you found in the Valley of Repose."

"By examining this further, I may be able to extrapolate new planetary data!"


"This hemisphere also contains a hidden microchip! I will attempt to decrypt the stored data..."

"Decoding complete! As I surmised, this chip contains additional topographic data."

"The data has been inputted into my database. I shall name it the Survey Chart!"


  • The Exploration Kit ability that collecting this treasure gives you, the Survey Chart, originally was going to be called the Exploration Map.