|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Treasure Hoard Number||130 (NTSC)
|Location||Citadel of Spiders|
The Paradoxical Enigma is the cleanly severed head of a rubber duck. It is found in the second sublevel of the Citadel of Spiders. It may be guarded by Fiery Dweevils or Yellow Wollywogs. It should be noted that while Captain Olimar apparently thinks this is a great work of art, he considers the Rubber Ugly (after he mistook it for "...a giant aquatic monster!") an atrocity.
"I'm not just an intergalactic space captain... I'm also an artist. I see the inner beauty in everything. Some things other people call ugly and boring, I find intellectually stimulating and aesthetically pleasing. It's true... I'm sophisticated like that."
"This is both the pinnacle of beauty and the nadir of ugliness, the definition of ugly beauty. No word for this state exists, but my data banks indicate that "bugly" will suffice."