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Channel Gone Dry Walkthrough

A walkthrough for the Channel Gone Dry 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 Channel Gone Dry, the sixth mission in Olimar's Comeback.

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Channel Gone Dry General Info

Mission Info

Mission Name Day 6: Channel Gone Dry
Objective Collect Fruits and Nuggets!
Time Limit 14:00
Clear Condition Earn at least a Bronze Medal

How to Unlock Channel Gone Dry

Earn a Bronze Medal or higher in Team Monster Hunt

Team Monster Hunt

Channel Gone Dry is unlocked after completing Day 5: Team Monster Hunt with a Bronze medal or better. If you make efficient use of character switching while waiting on Pikmin to be plucked or walls to be torn down, getting Bronze should be a piece of cake.

Team Monster Hunt Platinum Medal Walkthrough and How to Unlock

Channel Gone Dry Walkthrough

Channel Gone Dry Key Points
CheckmarkOnly increase Pikmin in the beginning

CheckmarkSplit into two groups

CheckmarkMake sure to get the Bomb Rocks

CheckmarkPrioritize taking out enemies first

Only increase Pikmin in the beginning

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In Channel Gone Dry, you'll need a lot of Pikmin in order to transport the bridge fragments, fruit, and nuggets. You won't have a lot of time, so only bring enemy remains to the onion at the start. Defeat the Orange Bulborb and use it to get more Pikmin at the beginning.

Pikmin Types | How to Get More Pikmin

Split into two groups

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The area in Channel Gone Dry is quite large, so you'll run out of time if you don't split up and work separately. Work more efficiently by switching over to the other leader while one is occupied with moving bridge fragments, etc.

How to Switch Characters

Make sure to get the Bomb Rocks

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You can find many Bomb Rocks in this mission. They aren't just good for blowing up walls, as they are very effective at taking out tough enemies quickly, so be sure to pick up and use them all.

How to Use Bomb Rocks

Prioritize taking out enemies first

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If there are enemies on the path, they will attack your Pikmin while they are transporting fruit and nuggets. There are lots of enemies here that will interfere, so it's a good idea to take a bunch of them out in the beginning to avoid this.

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How to Unlock Side Stories

Olimar's Assignment
Flower Garden.pngFlower Garden Inside Forest.pngInside Forest
The River.pngThe River Tundra.pngTundra
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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