From Pikmin Fanon
This article is inspired by unused content in one of the official games. To learn more about its origins, see here.
For the Pikmin 2 treasure, see The Key.
Key The icon used to represent this item.
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A key is an item that is used to bypass certain barriers preventing progress beyond them. They can be small enough to be handled by a leader or large enough that they must be handled by Pikmin, and upon collection or use, may unlock doors or special gates or reveal the entrance to the next sublevel, floor, or section of a cave, tower, or dungeon.

In fanon games

Below this point is where users place their version of keys.

In Pikmin Adventure (DrTapeworm version)

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Pikmin Adventure (DrTapeworm version)
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin Adventure, a fanon game created by DrTapeworm.
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Keys are items scattered all over the worlds in Pikmin Adventure. Resembling smaller versions of The Key from Pikmin 2, they allow unlocking locked doors, passing certain gates, and more. Keys are often cleverly hidden to make finding them more difficult.