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This is an Ultra-Spicy guide to the Ultra-Spicy Difficulty in Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Below are the things you should take note of before and during an Ultra-Spicy Difficulty run!
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Daily Time Limit: ~13 Minutes
Max Number of Pikmin Out: 60
・Enemy HP Up
・Less juice obtained from fruits
Ultra-Spicy Difficulty includes relatively harder changes that will surely spice up the playthrough. Enemies get buffs while the player get nerfs.
The shorter daily time limit and less juice from fruits make sure you don't waste time on anything else other than surviving and completing the main story.
How to Unlock Ultra-Spicy Difficulty
Before testing your skills on an Ultra-Spicy Difficulty run, we recommend playing through the main story on Normal Difficulty first. This is so you can get used to the controls and techniques for completing each task on each chapter.
While playing on an easier difficulty on your first run, try to memorize the attack patterns of each enemies, especially bosses, so you can deal with them easier on the hardest difficulty.
You can also go with Hard Difficulty on your first playthrough but you'll have less time per day, which means you'll also get less opportunity to explore the map and hone your skills.
In an Ultra-Spicy Difficulty run, you'll get less juice from fruits and shorter time per day so make sure each leader has tasks to do that will contribute to the progression of the story, one of the reasons you should familiarize yourself with each map on an easier difficulty first.
Remember to make use of the Go here function to move leaders to a different location rather than manually moving them yourself.
You can try out the Mission Mode to challenge yourself and improve your skills in dividing tasks and efficiently controlling each leader if you're having trouble with these.
Mission Mode Guide and List of Missions
Think of this run as a stealth mission and you do not have to defeat all enemies you encounter. Enemies have increased health so you can back down if you're unsure that you can defeat an enemy without losing most of your Pikmin.
Engage an enemy only if you don't have a choice or if you want to take it back to the Onion for more Pikmin, just be sure that you'll get much more than what you'll lose.
Piklopedia: List of All Enemies
If you pass by a fruit, try to grab it as soon as possible. Since juice yields are decreased in Ultra-Spicy Difficulty, you'll need as many fruits as possible.
You'll know if you have the Pikmin required to reach a fruit if you already encountered it in a previous run.
Fruit Guide: All Fruit Locations
If you're done with the tasks for the day, don't end the day immediately and maximize the remaining minutes to find resources such as fruits or weak enemies that you can take back to the Onion.
You can also try removing obstacles such as walls during the last seconds. Just be sure that all your Pikmin are either near the Onion or in a squad before the day ends.
Day Length: How Long is One Day?
|Badge||How to Obtain|
Clear Story mode on Ultra-Spicy difficulty.
・Complete Story Walkthrough
You'll obtain the Pikmin Master Badge for completing the story in the hardest difficulty which also contributes to a 100% game completion.
Beginner's Guide: List of Tips and Tricks
|Gameplay and Controls|
|Pikmin 3 Deluxe Controls||How to Use Ultra-Spicy Spray|
|How to Use Bomb Rocks||How to Switch Characters|
|How to Use Photo Mode||How to Call Pikmin|
|How to Save||How to Reset Gyro Controls|
|Tips and Tricks|
|How to Unlock Badges||Space Suit Upgrades|
|Elevator Platform Puzzle Solution||Seesaw Puzzle Solution|
|Locations For All Hidden Murals||Where to Find All Data Files|
|Bare-Knuckled Badge Guide||Ultra-Spicy Difficulty Guide|
|Deluxe Release Date||Game Length|
|Pikmin 3 Day Limit||Deluxe New Features|
|How to Play Multiplayer||Difficulty Modes Explained|
|What Happens When You Get A Game Over?||How Long is One Day?|
Ultra-Spicy Guide: Tips for Beating Pikmin 3 on Ultra-Spicy Difficulty
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