|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Treasure Hoard Number||6|
|Value|| x40 in Pikmin 2|
x100 in Pikmin 3
|Weight|| 15 in Pikmin 2|
10 in Pikmin 3
|Max Carriers|| 25 in Pikmin 2|
20 in Pikmin 3
|Location|| Dream Den in Pikmin 2|
Twilight River in Pikmin 3
"This sumptuous nugget may look delicious, but internal scans indicate a parasitic infestation! The ship can't stand to even look at these pests, let alone store them. But I had to put my foot down on this one."
"Awash in color and sugars, this item makes an ideal home for many insect species. I am sure this is valuable to the scientific community, but it has little value as a commodity."
"That smell! I can't tear my nose away from that smell! I'd dive right in and start eating, but something about this name the computer supplied makes me just a touch suspicious about whats going on inside this thing..."
"I'm having difficulties prying my nose away from the crisp, sweet scent. I'd dive in and devour, but something about the name leads me to suspect our ownership of this specimen may be contested. I won't trespass until we've conducted a proper survey."
How to Obtain
It is found inside a Fiery Bulblax that resides on sublevel 5 of the Dream Den. You can either take the Bulblax out with Red Pikmin, or guide it off a ledge and into the abyss. Like all treasures that are inside enemies that fall off, it will safely drop back onto the ground for you to bring back. Be sure to take care of the Red Bulborbs and Blowhogs in the area, because they may hinder the Pikmin while they're carrying the treasure.
The one Insect Condo in Pikmin 3 is found at the Twilight River. Access the second part of the area by lifting the Dam, and then travel down the river until coming upon an Electric Gate. Either destroy or go around the gate and in a small arena behind it you will encounter a Burrowing Snagret. Defeat it and the Insect Condo will be relinquished and free to take back. The return trip is made much quicker thanks to a path that brings the player directly back to the area where the Winged Pikmin are first found.
- In the 2012 demo of Pikmin 3, the Insect Condo required only eight Pikmin to carry, as opposed to ten in the final game.
- The Insect Condo, in both of its story appearances, is found inside an enemy.
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