History VideoGame / Pikmin

11th Sep '16 10:51:42 AM DrNoPuma
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* PerplexingPearlProduction: The Pearly Clam Clamp enemy guards a pearl (except for one that is guarding the Positron Generator, [[PlotCoupon one of the pieces of the Dolphin]], Captain Olimar's spaceship). This pearl can produce 50 Pikmin when brought back to one of the Onions, but the Pearly Clam Clamp is very protective of it, and [[ClamTrap will close its mouth over the Pikmin and eat them]] if they are not called back fast enough, even after they've recovered it.
9th Sep '16 6:45:03 AM TokoWH
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** Having the max amount of Pikmin on a collectable makes them take it back to the ship/Onion quicker, but this is more of a timesink than it helps. It's better to have the minimum amount of Pikmin on a collectable so that you have a larger group overall to carry multiple collectables back at a time.
8th Sep '16 11:38:58 PM Rivfruifv
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* UncommonTime: The Piklopedia theme in ''Pikmin 2'' is in 5/4.
7th Sep '16 2:37:55 PM Sammettik
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* MindScrew: Olimar's second visit to the Pikmin Planet came shortly after the first and there weren't many drastic changes. Yet when he visits the planet a third time it's inexplicably 250 Million years later [[YearOutsideHourInside
despite barely any time passing on Hocotate]]. This cannot even be handwaved via {{Retcon}} because most of the "treasures" he obtained in the second game were things that would have decomposed after that many years, and indeed, [[spoiler: no treasures exist in ''Pikmin 3'' and Olimar ends up leaving empty-handed]].

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* MindScrew: Olimar's second visit to the Pikmin Planet came shortly after the first and there weren't many drastic changes. Yet when he visits the planet a third time it's inexplicably 250 Million years later [[YearOutsideHourInside
[[YearOutsideHourInside despite barely any time passing on Hocotate]]. This cannot even be handwaved via {{Retcon}} because most of the "treasures" he obtained in the second game were things that would have decomposed after that many years, and indeed, [[spoiler: no treasures exist in ''Pikmin 3'' and Olimar ends up leaving empty-handed]].
7th Sep '16 2:32:22 PM Sammettik
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* AfterTheEnd: It's strongly implied in the original the Pikmin planet is Earth. The second game doesn't waste any time and outright shows Africa and Europe clearly in the opening. Whether or not there's any humans left is up for debate. Also, in the sequel, two of the items you need to open new areas are halves of a globe. In ''Pikmin 3'' the planet resembles a hypothetical model of what the Earth would look like 250 million years in the future.

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* AfterTheEnd: It's strongly implied in the original the Pikmin planet is Earth. The second game doesn't waste any time and outright shows Africa and Europe clearly in the opening. Whether or not there's any humans left is up for debate. Also, in the sequel, two of the items you need to open new areas are halves of a globe. In ''Pikmin 3'' the planet resembles "Pangaea Ultima", a hypothetical model of what the Earth would look like 250 million years in the future.



* EarthThatWas: Earth is clearly in the far future and yet there are no humans to be found with no clues as to why. Though the environment is lethal to the protagonists of the games, it still seems like it would be perfectly habitable for humans and that they would see some form of human presence while rocketing around the world. In ''Pikmin 3'' the planet resembles a hypothetical Earth where continents have rearranged themselves (the first level, the "Tropical Wilds", is located in ''Antarctica''), so it's unlikely that humanity as we know it would have continued that long, or they simply abandoned Earth and found a new planet to call home.

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* EarthThatWas: Earth is clearly in the far future and yet there are no humans to be found with no clues as to why. Though the environment is lethal to the protagonists of the games, it still seems like it would be perfectly habitable for humans and that they would see some form of human presence while rocketing around the world. In ''Pikmin 3'' the planet resembles a hypothetical future Earth known as "Pangaea Ultima" where continents have rearranged themselves (the first level, the "Tropical Wilds", is located in ''Antarctica''), so it's unlikely that humanity as we know it would have continued that long, or they simply abandoned Earth and found a new planet to call home.



* MindScrew: Olimar's second visit to the Pikmin Planet came shortly after the first and there weren't many drastic changes. Yet when he visits the planet a third time it's inexplicably 250 Million years later despite barely any time passing on Hocotate. This cannot even be handwaved via {{Retcon}} because most of the "treasures" he obtained in the second game were things that would have decomposed after that many years, and indeed, [[spoiler: no treasures exist in ''Pikmin 3'' and Olimar ends up leaving empty-handed]].

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* MindScrew: Olimar's second visit to the Pikmin Planet came shortly after the first and there weren't many drastic changes. Yet when he visits the planet a third time it's inexplicably 250 Million years later [[YearOutsideHourInside
despite barely any time passing on Hocotate.Hocotate]]. This cannot even be handwaved via {{Retcon}} because most of the "treasures" he obtained in the second game were things that would have decomposed after that many years, and indeed, [[spoiler: no treasures exist in ''Pikmin 3'' and Olimar ends up leaving empty-handed]].


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* YouDontLookLikeYou: Many of the creatures in ''Pikmin 3'' differ from their appearance in previous games, most obviously the Flint Beetle and the Pikmin Onions. This may be tied to the fact that the ''whole planet'' seems to have changed drastically.
7th Sep '16 2:21:10 PM Sammettik
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* OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding: ''Pikmin 3'' ends with Koppai's food shortage remedied, but Hocotate freight is still in debt and they've lost two employees on top of that.
7th Sep '16 2:14:44 PM Sammettik
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* EarthThatWas: Earth is clearly in the far future and yet there are no humans to be found with no clues as to why. Though the environment is lethal to the protagonists of the games, it still seems like it would be perfectly habitable for humans and that they would see some form of human presence while rocketing around the world. In ''Pikmin 3'' the planet resembles a hypothetical Earth continents have rearranged themselves (the first level, the "Tropical Wilds", is located in ''Antarctica''), so it's unlikely that humanity as we know it would have continued that long, or they simply abandoned Earth and found a new planet to call home.

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* EarthThatWas: Earth is clearly in the far future and yet there are no humans to be found with no clues as to why. Though the environment is lethal to the protagonists of the games, it still seems like it would be perfectly habitable for humans and that they would see some form of human presence while rocketing around the world. In ''Pikmin 3'' the planet resembles a hypothetical Earth where continents have rearranged themselves (the first level, the "Tropical Wilds", is located in ''Antarctica''), so it's unlikely that humanity as we know it would have continued that long, or they simply abandoned Earth and found a new planet to call home.


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* HappyEndingOverride: Hocotate Freight ends up in another debt in ''Pikmin 3'', [[spoiler: which unfortunately ''isn't'' cleared this time]].
7th Sep '16 2:11:54 PM Sammettik
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* MindScrew: Olimar's second visit to the Pikmin Planet came shortly after the first and there weren't many drastic changes. Yet when he visits the planet a third time it's inexplicably 250 Million years later despite barely any time passing on Hocotate. This cannot even be handwaved via {{Retcon}} because most of the "treasures" he obtained in the second game were things that would have decomposed after that many years, and indeed, [[spoiler: no treasures exist in ''Pikmin 3'' and Olimar ends up leaving empty-handed]].
7th Sep '16 1:56:30 PM Sammettik
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* AfterTheEnd: It's strongly implied in the original the Pikmin planet is Earth. The second game doesn't waste any time and outright shows Africa and Europe clearly in the opening. Whether or not there's any humans left is up for debate. Also, in the sequel, two of the items you need to open new areas are halves of a globe. Finally, by the release of ''Pikmin 3'', it's confirmed that the planet is Earth 250 million years in the future.

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* AfterTheEnd: It's strongly implied in the original the Pikmin planet is Earth. The second game doesn't waste any time and outright shows Africa and Europe clearly in the opening. Whether or not there's any humans left is up for debate. Also, in the sequel, two of the items you need to open new areas are halves of a globe. Finally, by the release of In ''Pikmin 3'', it's confirmed that 3'' the planet is resembles a hypothetical model of what the Earth would look like 250 million years in the future.



** The manual of the first game explains a few things about the events that happened before Olimar crash landed on the planet. For example, it explains the reason Olimar didn't use the Nova Blaster to blow up the meteor that hit him: the path Olimar was travelling was one he had travelled many times before without problem, so he set his ship on auto-pilot to get some tea. By the time Olimar had realized what happened, it was already too late.

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** The manual of the first game explains a few things about the events that happened before Olimar crash landed on the planet. For example, it explains the reason Olimar didn't use the Nova Blaster to blow up the meteor that hit him: the path Olimar was travelling was one he had travelled traveled many times before without problem, so he set his ship on auto-pilot to get some tea. By the time Olimar had realized what happened, it was already too late.



* EarthThatWas: Earth is clearly in the far future and yet there are no humans to be found with no clues as to why. Though the environment is lethal to the protagonists of the games, it still seems like it would be perfectly habitable for humans and that they would see some form of human presence while rocketing around the world. ''Pikmin 3'' confirms that the game is set in the extreme far future, so far that Earth's continents have rearranged themselves (the first level, the "Tropical Wilds", is located in ''Antarctica''), so it's unlikely that humanity as we know it would have continued that long, or we simply abandoned Earth and found a new planet to call home.

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* EarthThatWas: Earth is clearly in the far future and yet there are no humans to be found with no clues as to why. Though the environment is lethal to the protagonists of the games, it still seems like it would be perfectly habitable for humans and that they would see some form of human presence while rocketing around the world. In ''Pikmin 3'' confirms that the game is set in the extreme far future, so far that Earth's planet resembles a hypothetical Earth continents have rearranged themselves (the first level, the "Tropical Wilds", is located in ''Antarctica''), so it's unlikely that humanity as we know it would have continued that long, or we they simply abandoned Earth and found a new planet to call home.



* HumanitysWake: WordOfGod states that the planet the games takes place in is Earth in the far future, in a state where humans are extinct.
3rd Sep '16 2:24:53 PM TokoWH
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* ActionizedSequel: According to what's been said about the [=3DS=] Pikmin game so far, there's going to be a greater focus on battling enemies this time as opposed to collecting treasures.
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