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These are all of e-mails from the Pikmin 2 Prototype Disc, compared with the final results.

Less Than 3000 Pokos

The President

Demo Final
Our future is dependent

upon your efforts, so check your Treasure List regularly. I'll check in often... Keep up the pace!

Our future depends on 

your efforts, so check your treasure hoard regularly. I'll check in often. Keep up the pace!

The Treasure Hoard is referred to by an earlier name, Treasure List. and is no longer in capital letters.

Demo Final
There's nothing left to

repossess, so HA!

Besides, there's nothing 

left to repossess, so HA!

Demo Final
Just remember, sitting

back and watching from afar makes for a boring life!

Remember, you'll never 

get anything done if you  sit back and watch from  afar.

Demo Final
Louie: It's been three

months since you joined our company. Isn't it what you'd call "cool"?

Louie: It's been three

months since you joined our company, and I'm  sure you love it.

The President's attempts to connect with the youth aren't present in the final message.

Demo Final
Olimar! I see that you're

making notes in the treasure list. This is no scientific jaunt! It's business! Which is why the ship is making sales pitches for your finds.

Olimar! I see that you're

making notes in the treasure hoard. This is  no scientific jaunt! It's business! Which is why the ship is writing sales pitches for your finds.

Another instance of "treasure list" instead of "treasure hoard".

Demo Final
Sometimes I think of

where we'd be now if I hadn't been so stingy... If I'd purchased space insurance... But the route Louie took was always a safe shipping lane...

I wonder where we'd be 

now if I hadn't been so  stingy and purchased  space insurance... But  the route Louie took  was always a safe shipping lane...

Olimar's Wife

Demo Final
My dearest dear...how are

you? Your boss gave me this space-email account and told me of this business trip of yours.

My dearest dear...how 

are you? Your boss gave  me this space e-mail  account and told me all about your business trip.

"Space-mail" changed to "space e-mail". Space.

At Least 3000 Pokos

The President

Demo Final
While you two are

dawdling about, my life is hanging by a thread! Get to work, slackers!

While you two are

dawdling about, my life hangs by a thread! Get to work, slackers!

Demo Final
Louie, your auntie sent

me some cookies. Now, I only meant to taste one, but...then I ate them all. Sorry. To make up for it, I shall officially make you a Cookie Specialist.

Louie, your auntie sent

me some cookies. Now, I  only meant to taste one,  but...then I ate them all. Sorry. To make up for it,  I shall officially make you a Cookie Specialist.

Demo Final
Some say that one

should look to the past, to places one has been already, in order to make new finds...

Some say that you

should look to the past, to places you have been already, in order to make new finds...

Rewritten to sound less awkward.

Demo Final
All I do now is take calls

from debt collectors. Thinking it was OK to work at a leisurely pace was a big mistake. Work isn't about quality, it's all about speed. Go to it!

All I do is take calls from

debt collectors! Thinking  it was OK to work at a  leisurely pace was a big  mistake. Work isn't  about quality, it's all  about speed. Hop to it!

>At Least 5000 Pokos

The President

Demo Final
Olimar! You're my hero!

You've erased half of our debts. Still, things have become a bit dangerous, so I'm going into hiding. Make sure to focus on work...and don't slack off!

Olimar! You're my hero!

You've erased half of our debt. Still, things have become a bit dangerous, so I'm going into hiding. Focus on work...and  don't slack off!

"Debts" is no longer plural in the final text.

Demo Final
Hello... I am still on the

lam from debt collectors... For the time being, I've decided to live under the bridge, but if they catch me, I don't know what will become of poor me...

Hello... I am still on the

lam from debt collectors. For the time being, I've decided to live under the bridge, but if they catch me, I don't know what  they'll do to me...

Demo Final
I finally have. I'm thinking

maybe I'll just fire you two ingrates and hire these nice animals...

I finally have. Maybe I'll 

just fire you two ingrates and hire these nice  animals...

Demo Final
Today, a group from the

government offices paid me a visit. They whisked me out from under the bridge as if I were trash.

Today, a group from the

government offices paid me a visit. They kicked me out from under the bridge as if I were trash.

Demo Final
Today, I just missed

getting nabbed by the debt collectors. I was able to escape them thanks to the diet my wife suggested I go on. You should try it, too!

Today, I just missed

getting nabbed by the debt collectors. I was able to escape them thanks to my all-grass diet! You should try it,  too!

The President's previously mention of eating grass comes up again in the finalized message.

Olimar's Daughter

Demo Final
Dad! Dad! Thank you so

much! Mom is giving me allowance again!

Dad! Dad! Thank you so

much! Mom is giving me an allowance again!

Grammar fixing.

At Least 8000 Pokos

The President

Demo Final
Today, I tried building a

small room at the top of a tree. It reminded me of my younger days, when I lived in a little shed. Remembering those days makes this bearable.

Today, I tried building a

small room at the top of a tree. It reminded me of my younger days, when I lived in a little shed. Those memories help make this bearable.

Demo Final
If I don't pay off

the company debts right away, I'm to be buried in Hocotate swamp. It's bleak here... Please hurry!

If I don't pay off

the company debt right away, I'm to be buried in Hocotate Swamp. It's bleak here... Hurry!

Hocotate Swamp was changed to a proper name.

Demo Final
hostage in my place. I'm

going to run....uh, I mean, I'm going to search for treasures. Hurry, now!

hostage in my place. I'm

going to run....uh, I  mean...search for  treasures. Hurry up!

Demo Final
Olimar! You are slow as

molasses. Effective now, I'm reducing you to a bottom-rung employee until you get back on pace! Seems Louie has more promise as of late...

Olimar! You are as slow 

as molasses. Effective  now, I'm reducing you to  a bottom-rung employee until you get back on pace! Lately, Louie has  held more promise...

Demo Final
Olimar! I believe in you!

Hurry up and get these debts repaid!

Olimar! I believe in you!

Hurry up and get this debt repaid!

Standard "debts" change.

Demo Final
I wonder just how many

days have gone by since I was captured by the  debt collectors. Olimar... Louie... Please... I'm almost done for... Repay..the.. debt! P..l..e...a...s...e...

I wonder how many days 

have gone by since I was captured by the debt  collectors. Olimar... Louie... I'm almost done  for... Repay...debt! P...l...e...a...s...e...

Debt Repaid

Louie's Grandmother

Demo Final
Louie! Are you eating

well? When you were just a little boy, you were a bit skinny side, so I made you eat healthily. Be sure to cook suspect foods before eating them!

Louie! Are you eating

well? When you were a  boy, you were quite  skinny, so I made you  clean your plate. Be sure to cook suspicious food  before eating it!

Louie was changed from eating healthily to eating heartily.

Demo Final
You hated to

play outside, so I made you walk and eat bugs and plants. Ah, memories.

You hated to

play outside, so I made you eat bugs and plants.  Ah, memories...

Louie wasn't forced to walk in the final game.

The President's Wife

Demo Final
Why you... Some president

you are! I just got back from vacation to find you're on a treasure hunt! Well, don't bother coming home until you've found every item on your list.

Hmmph! Some president

you are! I just got back from vacation to find out you're on a treasure hunt! Well, don't bother coming home until you've found every item on your list!

Olimar's Wife

Demo Final
Olimar, you've worked so

hard! Your special bonus arrived today. This is a first isn't it?

Olimar, you've worked so

hard! Your special bonus arrived today. This is a first, right?

Olimar's Son

Demo Final
Oh yeah! Oh yeah! My

allowance doubled! And it's all thanks to my Papa!

Oh yeah! Oh yeah! My

allowance doubled! And it's all thanks to my papa!

Demo Final
Lately, I've been getting

a lot of strange mail from a funny address. It's from a strange lady asking me to be her friend... It really freaked me out. What should I do, Papa?

Lately, I've been getting

a ton of mail from a  strange person selling designer items at cut- rate prices. It sounds like a deal. Should I send them your bonus check?

The spam message that Olimar's Son talks about switched in the final version to be funnier.

Spam

Demo Final
I want to meet someone

like you. Contact me at http://www.nintendo.com.

I want to meet someone

like you. Contact me at http://www.pikmin.com.

The website was changed from nintendo.com to pikmin.com.

Demo Final
Do you like DESIGNER

ITEMS AT CUT-RATE PRICES? Then come save tons of pokos at... http://www.nintendo.com.

Do you like DESIGNER

ITEMS AT CUT-RATE PRICES? Then come save tons of Pokos at...  http://www.pikmin.com.

Website was changed again, and pokos was properly capitalized.

Louie Rescued</span>

Olimar's Wife

Demo Final
Hey, hon! I'm on a solo

vacation right now. Beach during the day, theater at night.

Hey, hon! I'm on a solo

vacation right now.  Beach by day, theater at night.

Olimar's Daughter

Demo Final
Both mom and brother

slept through it, but not me! Aren't I proper?

Both Mom and Brother

slept through it, but not me! Aren't I proper?

Demo Final
Brother is always crying...

Being a lady stinks.

Brother is always crying.

Growing up isn't any fun at all...

The final sentence was softened a bit.

Olimar's Son

Demo Final
I was a little

nervous, but I got over it. Next time, you totally have to come with us!

I was a little

nervous, but I got over  it. Next time, you totally have to come with us!

Demo Final
Where did our nice Mama

from before go?

I want the old Mama

back...

Different sentence, but same sentiment.

All Treasures Collected</span>

Olimar's Wife

Demo Final
I think I may have messed

up, darling... I lost a small fortune buying lottery tickets. It was all a nightmare. We may have to live a little lean for awhile, I'm afraid.

I think I may have messed

up, darling... I lost a small fortune buying lottery tickets. It was all a nightmare. I'm afraid  we're going to have to live lean for awhile.

Olimar's Son

Demo Final
I'm not sure what the

reason is... Love, maybe? Anyway, hurry up and come home, and don't forget to bring souvenirs!

I'm not sure what the

reason is... Love,  maybe? Anyway, hurry up and come home, and don't forget to bring souvenirs!

Demo Final
Dad, today I'm writing on

behalf on Bulbie. Mom and I completely forgot to feed him. He got skinny, but he's been eating a lot of PikPik carrots, so he'll be OK.

Dad, today I'm writing on

behalf of Bulbie. Mom and I completely forgot to feed him. He got skinny, but he's been eating a lot of Pikpik carrots, so he'll be OK.

"Behalf on" was corrected, and Pikpik was capitalized differently.

Spam

Demo Final
Not just songs; songs

of love! Listen to the greatest hits of Pikpik and get happy! Pikpik! http://www.nintendo.com.

Not just songs; songs

of love! Rock out to  Pikpik's greatest hits and get sappy! http://www.pikmin.com.

Standard website change, "happy" changed to "sappy", and an extra Pikpik was removed. Pikpik!

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