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The Pikmin Behavior menu.

The Pikmin Behavior Category (Pikminology Category in PAL), is a category from the Exploration Notes menu in Pikmin 3. It holds 30 Data Files discussing the behavior and abilities of all the Pikmin. Most of these data files can be found around PNF-404, just about anywhere, hidden or not, while some are automatically given to you after completing certain task.


American/NTSC Data Files

Pikminology  #1

"The Onion is like a nest or the Pikmin. It both gives birth to them and provides them with shelter."

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: The File is revealed after the Pikmin move the cardboard box near the original Red Onion site.

Pikminology  #2

"Stand under an Onion and then press A to take out or return Pikmin."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Obtained once landing on the Garden of Hope. 

Pikminology  #3

"Different colored Onions can fuse to become a single Onion."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Obtained once the Rock Onion fuses with the Red Onion. 

Pikminology  #4

"New Sprouts will be the same color as the Pikmin that retrieved the pellet or creature."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In a crystal in the area where Rock Pikmin are found. 

Pikminology  #5

"Pellets retrieved by Pikmin of the same color produce more sprouts."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Near the group of Fiery Blowhogs near base. 

Pikminology  #6

"As Pikmin develop, they get faster. They grow from leaf to bud to flower."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: On the slide near the Velvety Dreamdrop. 

Pikminology  #7

"Use Ultra-Spicy Nectar to Invigorate Pikmin and boost their attack power."

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In the patch of clovers right next to the Burgeoning Spiderwort. 

Pikminology  #8

"There can only be 100 Pikmin on the surface at any one time, but more can sprout inside the Onion."

  • How to Obtain: Once there are 100 pikmin on the field but there are more inside the onion. 

Pikminology  #9

"Press B/ZR to blow the whistle and help panicking Pikmin."

  • How to Obtain: Throw a non-blue Pikmin into the water for the first time. 

Pikminology  #10

"All Pikmin can carry Bombs."

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In the corner with the eggs near the Mock Bottom. 

Pikminology  #11

"Make sure Pikmin are in your squad or close to the Onion when the sun sets. All others will perish!"

  • How to Obtain: Obtained once the sun meter is close to sunset for the first time. 

Pikminology  #12

"Throw Pikmin into a Candypop Bud, and they will change color."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the cave with the Pyroclasmic Slooches, near a Golden Candypop Bud. 

Pikminology  #13

"When Pikmin consume nectar, they blossom into flower Pikmin."

  • How to Obtain: Feed the pikmin some nectar. 

Pikminology  #14

"Once Pikmin are done transporting fragments, they will return to the original location of the fragments."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: After the pile of fragments past the dirt wall are collected, it will apear. 

Pikminology  #15

"All Pikmin can dig holes."

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: On a path near the Shaggy Long Legs arena. past the Face Wrinkler. 

Red Pikmin #1

"Red Pikmin are resistant to fire."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Near the group of Fiery Blowhogs near base. 

Red Pikmin #2

"Red Pikmin are good fighters."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Off the shore of the area with 2 Yellow Wollywogs, right in the corner. 

Rock Pikmin #1

"Rock Pikmin are very hard... like rocks."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Under the Rock Onion once activated. 

Rock Pikmin #2

"Rock Pikmin inflict extraordinary damage when thrown directly onto an enemy or object."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Past the Crystal Wall outside where the Rock Pikmin are found. 

Rock Pikmin #3

"Rock Pikmin aren't crushed when trampled on."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Beyond the area with the 2 Yellow Wollywogs, near 2 Skitter Leaves and a Toady Bloyster. 

Yellow Pikmin #1

"Yellow Pikmin can conduct electricity."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: Right next to circuit where the Yellow Pikmin are found. 

Yellow Pikmin #2

"Yellow Pikmin are shock resistant."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: On a ledge next to a single Bouncy Mushroom that has a pile of blue bridge shards on it. 

Yellow Pikmin #3

"Yellow Pikmin can be thrown very high into the air!"

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the cave where Yellow Pikmin are found, near the 5 Pellet on the high ledge. 

Yellow Pikmin  #4

"Yellow Pikmin are good at digging."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In a crystal guarded by a Fiery Blowhog right outside of base. 

Winged Pikmin #1

"Winged Pikmin can fly."

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On the other side of the Blue Bridge right near the Landing site.

Winged Pikmin #2

"Winged Pikmin can lift objects into the air."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: Near the Flukeweeds where Winged Pikmin are found. 

Winged Pikmin #3

"Winged Pikmin are somewhat lacking in attack strength."

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On the ledge near base with the Arachnode. 

Winged Pikmin #4

"Winged Pikmin are aces in aerial combat."

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Under the Bridge leading up to the Scornet Maestro. 

Blue Pikmin #1

"Blue Pikmin can survive in water."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the pipe where Blue Pikmin are found. 

Blue Pikmin #2

"Blue Pikmin can attack while swimming."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: A little to the right of the underwater Brown Fragments. 

European/PAL Data Files

Pikminology  #1

"The Onion is like a nest for the Pikmin. It both gives birth to them and provides them with shelter."

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: The File is revealed after the Pikmin move the cardboard box near the original Red Onion site.

Pikminology  #2

"Stand under an Onion, and then press A to call or return Pikmin."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Obtained once landing on the Garden of Hope. 

Pikminology  #3

"Different-colored Onions can fuse into a single Onion."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Obtained once the Rock Onion fuses with the Red Onion. 

Pikminology  #4

"New sprouts will be the same colour as the Pikmin that retrieved the pellet or creature."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In a crystal in the area where Rock Pikmin are found. 

Pikminology  #5

"A pellet will produce more sprouts when retrieved by Pikmin that are the colour of the pellet."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Near the group of Fiery Blowhogs near base. 

Pikminology  #6

"As Pikmin develop, they get faster. They grow from leaf to bud to flower."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: On the Slide near the Velvety Dreamdrop. 

Pikminology  #7

"Use Ultra-Spicy Nectar to invigorate Pikmin, boosting their speed and attack power."

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In a patch of clovers right next to the Burgeoning Spiderwort. 

Pikminology  #8

"There can only be 100 Pikmin on the surface at any one time, but more can sprout inside the Onion."

  • How to Obtain: Once there are 100 Pikmin on the field for the first time, the File is obtained. 

Pikminology  #9

"Help panicking Pikmin by pressing B/ZR to blow the whistle."

  • How to Obtain: Once the Drowning Pikmin scene appears.

Pikminology  #10

"All Pikmin can handle Bomb Rocks."

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: In the corner with the eggs near the Mock Bottom. 

Pikminology  #11

"Make sure Pikmin are in your squad or close to the Onion when the sun sets. All others will perish!"

  • How to Obtain: Obtained once the sun meter is close to sunset for the first time. 

Pikminology  #12

"Throw Pikmin into a Candypop Bud and they will change color."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the cave with the Pyroclasmic Slooches, near a Golden Candypop Bud. 

Pikminology  #13

"When Pikmin consume nectar, they blossom into flower Pikmin."

  • How to Obtain: Feed the pikmin some nectar. 

Pikminology  #14

"When Pikmin have transported all Fragments, they will gather in the place the Fragments were found."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: After the Pile of fragments past the dirt wall are collected it will apear. 

Pikminology  #15

"All Pikmin can dig, and can unearth objects."

  • Area: Tropical Wilds
  • Location: On a path near the Shaggy Long Legs arena. past the Face Wrinkler. 

Red Pikmin #1

"Red Pikmin are resistant to fire."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Near the group of Fiery Blowhogs near base. 

Red Pikmin #2

"Red Pikmin are good fighters."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Off the shore of the area with 2 Yellow Wollywogs, right in the corner. 

Rock Pikmin #1

"Rock Pikmin are very hard. Rock hard!"

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Under the Rock Onion once activated. 

Rock Pikmin #2

"Rock Pikmin inflict extraordinary damage when thrown directly onto an enemy or object."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Past the Crystal Wall outside where the Rock Pikmin are found. 

Rock Pikmin #3

"Rock Pikmin can't be squashed, even when trampled upon."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: Beyond the area with the 2 Yellow Wollywogs, near 2 Skitter Leaves and a Toady Bloyster. 

Yellow Pikmin #1

"Yellow Pikmin can conduct electricity."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: Right next to circuit where the Yellow Pikmin are found. 

Yellow Pikmin #2

"Yellow Pikmin are shock resistant."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: Right next to the Small circuit in the cave where Yellow Pikmin are found. 

Yellow Pikmin #3

"Yellow Pikmin can be thrown higher."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In the cave where Yellow Pikmin are found, near the 5 Pellet on the high ledge. 

Yellow Pikmin  #4

"Yellow Pikmin are good at digging."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: In a crystal guarded by a Fiery Blowhog right outside of base. 

Winged Pikmin #1

"Winged Pikmin can fly."

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On the other side of the Blue Bridge right near the Landing site.

Winged Pikmin #2

"Winged Pikmin can lift objects into the air."

  • Area: Distant Tundra
  • Location: Near the Flukeweeds where Winged Pikmin are found. 

Winged Pikmin #3

"Winged Pikmin are somewhat lacking in attack strength."

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: On the ledge near base with the Arachnode. 

Winged Pikmin #4

"Winged Pikmin are aces in aerial combat."

  • Area: Twilight River
  • Location: Under the Bridge leading up to the Scornet Maestro. 

Blue Pikmin #1

"Blue Pikmin can survive in water."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: In the pipe where Blue Pikmin are found. 

Blue Pikmin #2

"Blue Pikmin can attack while swimming."

  • Area: Garden of Hope
  • Location: A little to the right of the underwater Brown Fragments. 

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