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The Indigenous Life Category, is a category from the Exploration Notes menu in Pikmin 3. It holds 30 Data Files discussing the life found in areas of PNF-404. Most of these data files can be found around PNF-404, just about anywhere, hidden or not. 

American/NSTC Data Files

Arachnode

"Call Pikmin trapped in the web with the whistle to save them!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On the small strip of land near where the Winged Pikmin are found. It is behind a Pink 1 and 5 pellet. 

Armored Mawdad  #1

"Its exoskeleton is made of crystal. Use Rock Pikmin to smash it."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Armored Mawdad's arena, it is in a small alclove closed off by Spotcaps. The camera will change view if you are getting close to it. 

Armored Mawdad  #2

"It's soft on the inside."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Armored Mawdad's arena, it is hidden in a Spotcap on the outer rim of the arena, towards the upright. 

Bearded Amprat

"Creep up behind the Bearded Amprat to take it by surprise! Yellow Pikmin should have no problem!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In an alclove leading up to a Zest Bomb encased in crystal, guarded by the Arctic Cannon Larva.

Bug-Eyed Crawmad

"A Bug-Eyed Crawmad's belly is its weakest point! Attack its eyeballs to flip it over!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In one of the Dirt Mounds inside the Arena in the cave. By using the Electric fence near the Skutterchucks, one will see 2 dirt mounds in the cave, one of which has pellets, and the other has the file. 

Bulborb  #1

"A Bulborb's eyeballs are its weakest point!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Under the pile of Fragments in the small broken pot near some Skutterchucks. 

Bulborb  #2

"Attack from behind to gain the advantage!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the water off the shore of the landing site. It will be in a corner of some roots. 

Burrowing Snagret

"The Burrowing Snagret's head is its weak point! Wait for it to pop out, and then start attacking!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Near where the Dusk Pustules are found, right next to a Water Dumple. 

Desiccated Skitter Leaf

"If it senses someone approaching it will disguise itself as a leaf."

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On a ledge guarded by 2 Yellow Wollywogs. 

Dwarf Bulborb

"Aim for its back and for victory!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Hidden in a Spotcap in the area where the Puffy Blowhog is found. 

Hiding

"When the going gets tough, retreat to a hiding place and wait for an opportunity!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Past the small bridge near base, right in a patch of clovers near the Bulborb. 

Joustmite

"It has a weak point at the back of its shell!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: At the bottom of the Pot holding some bridge shards, guarded by 2 Joustmites. 

Mysterious Life-Form  #1

"It's invincible when it's transparent! Rescue Pikmin who have been absorbed by calling with the whistle!"

  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: To the left of the area where the Bulborbs are found. It should be on a small ledge. 

Mysterious Life-Form  #2

"Attacks are only effective when it is gold colored!"

  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: Past the area with the Bulborbs, closed off by a Glass Wall. Once the wall is the destroyed (use the Iron Ball to quickly get rid of it), it should be in the middle of 2 Candypop Buds. 

Peckish Aristocrab

"Its claw is made of crystal!"

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: On a small island with a Cupid's Grenade, just near the Landing Site. A Captain must be thrown to it, as it is elevated. 

Pellet Posy

"After a pellet has been harvested, another one will eventually grow in its place."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the base, simply get the pellet on the right most side of the small cliff. 

Plasm Wraith  #1

"Attack the fragments when it breaks apart!"

  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: In a patch of clovers in the boss arena. This File only appears once the Plasm Wraith has appeared. 

Plasm Wraith  #2

"If it starts flying, send in your Winged Pikmin!"

  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: Dropped when the Plasm Wraith has been sufficently damaged. 

Quaggled Mireclops  #1

"Throw it off balance and knock it over!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Mireclop's arena, it is located in one of the 2 Spotcaps on the left side of the arena. 

Quaggled Mireclops  #2

"Shatter the crystal and focus your attacks!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Mireclop's arena, it is located in one of the 2 Spotcaps on the left side of the arena. 

Sandbelching Meerslug  #1

"If they start getting sucked in, call them with the whistle to save them!"

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In a dirt mound on a legde in the Meerslug's arena. The mound is located in the left side of the arena. 

Sandbelching Meerslug  #2

"When it shows its face, attack it with Pikmin! Use the Bomb Rocks when it starts inhaling!"

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In a dirt mound on a ledge in the Meerslug's arena. The mound is located on the right side of the arena. 

Scornet

"Winged Pikmin are effective against Scornets!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Located behind a giant wood pillar in the Second Half of the area, which holds some Fragments. This file is in the water. 

Scornet Maestro

"Go through the gaps in the Scornets, and attack with Winged Pikmin!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: In the Scornet Maestro's arena, hidden in some Spotcaps on the outer rim of the area. 

Shaggy Long Legs

"Attack its joints to strip its hair! You've got the chance to do some real damage once it's bare!"

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: Past the electric fence, laying right out in the open. Beware the Shaggy Long Legs will spawn if it has not spawned already. 

Swooping Snitchbug

"Score a direct hit with a Rock Pikmin to bring it down to earth!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: On the ledge where some Dawn Pustules and 2 Swooping Snitchbugs are found. A leader needs to throw another to get up on the ledge to access this. 

Toady Bloyster

"Its tail is its weak point!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Under the bridge shards past the group of Scornets. 

Vehemoth Phosbat  #1

"The Vehemoth Phosbat hates the light!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the cave where the Vehemoth Phosbat is first encountered, on the ledge accessible by the Bloominous Stemples. 

Vehemoth Phosbat  #2

"Take refuge in brightly lit areas!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the Vehemoth Phosbat's arena, it should be in the corner of the arena in the middle of 3 Blue Glowcaps. 

Yellow Wollywog

"It can't jump when it's weighed down with Pikmin."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the shallow water near where the Toady Bloyster is found, right next to the White/Blue Fragments. 

European/PAL Data Files

Arachnode

"To save Pikmin trapped in the web, call them with your whistle! "

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On the small island off the bridge near base. It is near a Pink 1 and a Pink 5 Pellet. 

Armoured Mawdad  #1

"Its exoskeleton is made of crystal. Use Rock Pikmin to smash it."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Armored Mawdad's arena, go into the small alclove in the far corner of the arena. The camera should shift if you are getting close. 

Armoured Mawdad  #2

"It's soft on the inside."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Armored Mawdad's arena, it is hidden in a spotcap on the right side of the arena. 

Bearded Amprat

"Creep up behind the Bearded Amprat to take it by surprise! Yellow Pikmin should have no problem!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the alclove on the way up to the Zest Bomb encased in the crystal, guarded by the Arctic Cannon Larva. 

Bugeyed Crawmad

"A Bugeyed Crawmad's belly is its weakest point! Attack its eyeballs to flip it over!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Mawad's arena, cross the small puddle to get to the area with 2 Dirt Mounds. One should have the file, and the other should have some Pellets. 

Bulborb  #1

"A Bulborb's eyeballs are its weakest point!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Under a pile of Fragments in a small pot, nearby some Skutterchucks. 

Bulborb  #2

"Attack it from behind to gain the advantage!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Right off the shore of the land site, in between some large roots. 

Burrowing Snagret

"The Burrowing Snagret's head is its weak point! Wait for it to pop out, and then start attacking!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: In the water near where the Dawn Pustules are found. A Water Dumple should be right next to it. 

Desiccated Skitter Leaf

"If it senses someone approaching it will disguise itself as a leaf."

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On a ledge near the area with the Yellow Wollywogs. 

Dwarf Bulborb

"Aim for its back to defeat it quickly!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Hidden in a Spotcap near where the Puffy Blowhog is found. 

Hiding Place

"When the going gets tough, retreat to a hiding place and wait for an opportunity!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In a patch of Clovers near a group of Bulborbs. 

Joustmite

"It has a weak point at the back of its shell!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: Near the Burgeoning Spiderwort on the large pot, former place of some Fragments. 

Mysterious Life-Form  #1

"It's invincible when it's transparent! Rescue Pikmin who have been absorbed by calling with the whistle!"

  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: To the left of the group of Bulborbs. It should be on a ledge. 

Mysterious Life-Form  #2

"Attacks are only effective when it is gold coloured!"

  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: In the area beyond the Bulborbs and Crystal Wall (use the iron ball to take it out), it should be in between the candypop buds. 

Peckish Aristocrab

"Its claw is made of crystal!"

  • Area: Tropical Wilds 
  • Location: On the small island with a Cupid's Grenade just outside of base. A captain must be thrown to it as it is elevated. 

Pellet Posy

"When a pellet has been harvested, another one will eventually grow in its place!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the base, simply get the pellet on the right most side of the small cliff. 

Plasm Wraith  #1

"Attack the pieces when it breaks apart!"

  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: Right in a patch of clovers in the arena, but only appears once the fight has started. 

Plasm Wraith  #2

"If it starts flying send in your Winged pikmin!"

  • Area: Formidable Oak
  • Location: The Plasm Wraith drops it after being sufficiently damaged.

Quaggled Mireclops  #1

"Throw it off balance and knock it over!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Quaggled Mireclop's arena, there should be a log like object near the ship with some Spotcaps. It should be in one of those Spotcaps. 

Quaggled Mireclops  #2

"Shatter the crystal and focus your attacks!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the Quaggled Mireclop's arena, there should be a log like object near the ship with some Spotcaps. It should be in one of those Spotcaps. 

Sandbelching Meerslug  #1

"If they start getting sucked in, call them with the whistle to save them!"

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In the Sandbelching Meerslug's arena, inside the dirt mound at the end of the area. 

Sandbelching Meerslug  #2

"When it shows its face, attack it with Pikmin! Use the Bomb Rocks when it starts inhaling!"

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In the Sandbelching Meerslug's arena, inside the dirt mound to the left. 

Scornet

"Winged Pikmin are effective against Scornets!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Behind a large pillar which has Fragments and the Secret Memo. 

Scornet Maestro

"Go through the gaps in the Scornets and attack with Winged Pikmin!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: In the Scornet Maestro's arena, hidden in some Spotcaps on the left. 

Shaggy Long Legs

"Attack its joints to strip its hair! You've got the chance to do some real damage once it's bare!"

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: Past the electric gate, right out in the open. Beware the Shaggy Long Legs may spawn is it hasn't spawned already. 

Swooping Snitchbug

"Score a direct hit with a Rock Pikmin to bring it down to earth!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: On the ledge with the Dawn Pustules and the Dodge Whistle. 

Toady Bloyster

"Its tail is its weak point!"

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Undar a pile of fragments beyond the swarm of Scornets. 

Vehemoth Phosbat  #1

"The Vehemoth Phosbat hates the light!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the area where the Vehemoth Phosbat is first encountered, on a ledge above the circuit. The Bloominus Stemples need to be activated in order to get it. 

Vehemoth Phosbat  #2

"Take refuge in brightly lit areas!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the Vehemoth Phosbat's arena, in between 3 Glowcaps near the bridge. 

Yellow Wollyhop

"It can't jump when it's weighed down with Pikmin"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the area with the Toady Bloyster and the pile of Fragments, right next to 2 Yellow Wollyhops. 

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