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A walkthrough for the Inside Forest Side Story in Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. This guide will show tips and strategy for getting a platinum medal in this mission, as well as how to unlock Inside Forest, the second mission in Olimar's Assignment.

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Inside Forest General Info

Mission Info

Mission Name Day 2: Inside Forest
Objective Collect Fruits and Nuggets!
Time Limit 10:00
Clear Condition Earn at least a Bronze Medal

How to Unlock Inside Forest

Unlocked by earning a Bronze Medal or better in Flower Garden

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Inside Forest is unlocked by earning a Bronze Medal or higher in Flower Garden, the previous Side Story Mission. If you make use of both characters and recover a few pieces of fruit and treasure, you should have no problem earning a Bronze Medal.

Flower Garden Platinum Medal Walkthrough and How to Unlock

Inside Forest Walkthrough

Inside Forest Key Points
CheckmarkStart by increasing your Pikmin

CheckmarkHave the Blue Pikmin get underwater fruit and nuggets

CheckmarkBe aware that some enemies have fruit

CheckmarkSplit up your leaders

CheckmarkTake out the enemies in advance

Start by increasing your Pikmin

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Use pellets to increase your Pikmin

You'll have to take out several enemies in this map, so its a good idea to increase your Pikmin right away. Start by recovering all of the pellets found nearby the onion (making sure to get pellets with Pikmin of the same color).

Get as many Blue Pikmin as possible

In this mission, there are several things that need to be done underwater, and that means Blue Pikmin are the only ones right for the job. Prioritize increasing the amount of Blue Pikmin you have over other types, recovering enemy remains if necessary.

Pikmin Types | How to Get More Pikmin

Have the Blue Pikmin get underwater fruit and nuggets

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In the Inside Forest mission, there are both enemies, fruits, and nuggets found underwater. Blue Pikmn are the only Pikmin who can enter the water without drowning, so leave it to them. Red Pikmin will die if they enter the water, so use them mainly for fighting enemies or moving above ground objects.

Blue Pikmin Abilities and Where to Find

Be aware that some enemies have fruit

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There are a few enemies that drop fruit when defeated, so its cruicial you battle with them. This includes both underwater and land creatures. Don't walk past those enemies! Take each one of them out quickly.

Split up your leaders

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It's a good idea to split up your leaders in the Inside Forest mission, with one taking Red Pikmin, and another doing underwater tasks with the Blue Pikmin.

Take out the enemies in advance

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There are a lot of enemies in this level, and they can cause a problem when your Pikmin are moving fruit or other items. It's a good idea to take them all out ahead of time to make the mission easier.

The Orange Bulborb in the picture is quite annoying, so after taking out the enemies nearby, run away if it wakes up. Then come back after it is asleep and charge it from behind. Collect the fruit that it and the other enemies here dropped.

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Olimar's Comeback
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