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A walkthrough for the Creature Hunting 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 Creature Hunting, the second mission in Olimar's Comeback.

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Creature Hunting General Info

Mission Info

Mission Name Day 2: Creature Hunting
Objective Battle Enemies!
Time Limit 10:00
Clear Condition Earn at least a Bronze Medal

How to Unlock Creature Hunting

Earn a Bronze Medal or higher in Pikmin Reunion

Pikmin Reunion

Creature Hunting is unlocked after completing Day 1: Pikmin Reunion with a Bronze medal or better. If you split Louie and Olimar up and work effectively, getting Bronze should be a piece of cake.

Pikmin Reunion Platinum Medal Walkthrough and How to Unlock

Creature Hunting Walkthrough

Creature Hunting Key Points
CheckmarkOnly increase Pikmin in the beginning

CheckmarkGet the Ultra-Spicy Nectar right away

CheckmarkUse the Bomb Rocks effectively

CheckmarkLeave no area unchecked

CheckmarkSplit into two groups

Only increase Pikmin in the beginning

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Transporting all enemy remains back to the onion, then going back to get the Pikmin, will take a lot of time, which you cannot afford in this mission. After defeating the first few Bulborbs near the starting point and transporting them as well as the nearby pellets, don't bring other enmies back to the onion. However, do be sure to pick up any stray Pikmin you find in other areas!

Pikmin Types | How to Get More Pikmin

Get the Ultra-Spicy Nectar right away

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Proceed forward, and eventually you will come across a Bulborb, along with some Dwarf Bulborbs. Defeating the large Bulborb will allow you to pick up some Ultra Spicy Nectar, which will be very useful against tougher foes, like the Calcified Crushblat and Spotty Bulbear.

How to Use Ultra-Spicy Spray: Effects and Where to Obtain

Use the Bomb Rocks effectively

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The Hermit Crawmad, Spotty Bulbear, and Peckish Aristocrab will all drop Bomb Rocks when defeated. Use these when you're faced with powerful enemies. Hitting the Peckish Aristocrab with a bomb will blow off its claw and take off about 2/3 of its health, letting you make quick work of it.

How to Use Bomb Rocks

Leave no area unchecked

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The Desiccated Skitter Leaf is shaped like a regular leaf, and can be easy to miss. You'll need to take out all enemies to get the Platinum Medal, so be sure not to let smaller enemies like these go. You can move your cursor around to try locking on, and check your map when unsure.

Skitter Leaf: Locations, Weight, and How to Defeat

Split into two groups

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Olimar and Louie are both playable in side stories. To make the best use of your time, have one actively moving around and doing something while the other is occupied breaking a wall, or doing some task that will take some time.

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Olimar's Comeback
Pikmin Reunion.pngPikmin Reunion Creature Hunting.pngCreature Hunting
Land Sea and Sky.pngLand, Sea, and Sky First Part Found.pngFirst Part Found
Team Monster Hunt.pngTeam Monster Hunt Channel Gone Dry.pngChannel Gone Dry
Looking for Louie.pngLooking for Louie Big Fruit Carnival.pngBig Fruit Carnival
Another Part Found.pngAnother Part Found The Ship Restored.pngThe Ship Restored

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