|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Treasure Hoard Number||129 (NTSC)
The Rubber Ugly is a treasure in Pikmin 2. It is the third treasure found in the sixth sublevel in the Shower Room. It is found in water, which means Blue Pikmin are needed to get it. A Bumbling Snitchbug may be near it so take it out before collecting the prize. Olimar thinks this treasure is hideous, in humorous contrast to his feelings of the Paradoxical Enigma, which he apparently perceives as a beautiful work of art. It is actually a rubber duck.
The Rubber Ugly, in the beta version of the game, was found in an unknown cave, definitely not the Shower Room, and had a different appearance.
"The first time I laid eyes on this hideous treasure, I though it was a giant aquatic monster! It took me several terror-filled seconds to realize that it's just an ugly statue. What a relief... I was ready to run all the way back to Hocotate!"
"The first time I laid eyes on this hideous treasure, I though it was a giant aquatic monster! It took me several terror-filled seconds to realize that it's just an ugly statue."
"Ugliness that can destroy all beauty drives deep despair into the heart of the beholder. This hideous item is a must-have for connoisseurs of all things wretched and repellant."
- The Rubber Ugly was originally going to be called the Ugly Duckling.
- In Pikmin 3, Charlie brings a rubber duck, much like the Rubber Ugly, on all of his missions for good luck. However, considering how large the Rubber Ugly is compared to a Hocotation or a Koppaite, Rubber Duckies on Koppai probably are much smaller.
- Also in Pikmin 3, Louie steals Charlie's rubber duck when he escapes with the crews' juice, perhaps thinking it's treasure. The Rubber Ugly could have been what made Louie believe that the rubber duck was treasure.
- In Pikmin 2, the treasure hoard logo is the beta icon for the Rubber Ugly (notice its black lifeless eyes, compared to its eyes in-game).
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