Pikmin: Wide World/Upgrade list

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Wide World, a fanon game created by Cheepy-Cheepy.
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Upgrades are collectibles that benefit leaders and grant access to alternate game modes. In Pikmin: Wide World, upgrades are separated into three distinct categories, which are: unlocks, Exploration Kit upgrades, and ship parts.

Unlocks simply unlock alternate game modes, them being Battle Mode, Challenge Mode, and Bottomless Abyss, although not necessarily in that order.

The Exploration Kit consists of upgrades that benefit leaders and sometimes even nearby Pikmin and Pikmin in their squad, if any. It includes upgrades from Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 3 but also includes some newly-introduced upgrades. Exploration Kid upgrades are not obtained from treasures like they are in Pikmin 2, but instead appear as the upgrade itself encased in a small plastic capsule, like in Pikmin 3, that must be carried to the Dolphin Lander to be unlocked. Most are found setting around various locations, but some other upgrades are only found by defeating bosses. Each Exploration Kit upgrade requires at least fifteen Pikmin to carry it, and a maximum of twenty-five can be carrying it at once. All Exploration Kit upgrades can be toggled on or off from the Dolphin Lander, and some can be toggled through the HocoPad. All Exploration Kid upgrades are found at tier one, and the Dolphin Lander can upgrade most of them using Sparklium to improve the benefits they provide. Of note is that the functionality of the Treasure Gauge and Fruit Finder may be interfered with by a variety of sources.

Unlike ship parts in Pikmin 1, which are used to rebuild the S.S. Dolphin, ship parts in Pikmin: Wide World are used to expand upon or improve the Dolphin Lander's capabilities. There are only a few ship parts to collect, but each of them greatly benefits the leaders. Like Exploration Kit upgrades, ship parts can be found around the world.

Below, all upgrades are listed in alphabetical order by name.

Unlocks

  • Aggression Meter: unlocks Battle Mode, wherein players may faceoff against other players.
  • Anomaly Log: unlocks Bottomless Abyss, an endless cave players can try for a high score in.
  • Telecommunications Device: unlocks Challenge Mode, a game mode where players can hone their Pikmin skills.

Exploration Kit

Exploration Kit upgrades
Upgrade Description or function Benefit Upgrade cost
Tier 1 (base) Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 2 Tier 3
Antacid Polish Allows leaders to touch acid in any form without being harmed by it. 100% resistance N/A N/A N/A N/A
Anti-Electrifier Provides leaders with a decrease in damage taken from contact with electricity and electricity-based attacks. 50% resistance 75% resistance 100% resistance HP Sparklium icon.png × 175 HP Sparklium icon.png × 350
Artificial Flippers Allows leaders to swim underwater, similarly to Blue Pikmin. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dodge Whistle Allows leaders and Pikmin they are commanding to quickly evade attacks during battle. When used by pressing left or right on the Switch Pad.png or SwitchPC Pad.png, leaders and grounded Pikmin following them will perform a forward roll in the direction pressed. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fruit Finder Functions almost identically to the Treasure Gauge, but detects fruits instead of treasures. It appears on the heads-up display above the Treasure Gauge. Some differences between the Fruit Finder and the Treasure Gauge are that the Fruit Finder flashes pink and the beeping noise it makes is lower-pitched and riddled with static. 1x range 1.5x range 2x range HP Sparklium icon.png × 150 HP Sparklium icon.png × 300
Iron Fists Allows leaders to punch spiked creatures without being harmed in the process. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jetpack Allows leaders to become airborne for a short amount of time. Once the jetpack's fuel is completely depleted, the leader using it falls straight down. The fuel quickly regenerates after a short delay when the leader touches the ground. Each tier increases the flight time of the Jetpack. 3 seconds 4 seconds 5 seconds HP Sparklium icon.png × 200 HP Sparklium icon.png × 400
Mega Punch Increases the damage of all punches delivered by leaders. Each tier increases leader punch damage and adds another punch to form a combo. Tier three allows leaders to deliver a devastating third punch that deals ten percent more damage when delivering consecutive punches. This third punch can destroy objects such as snowballs, sweetgum pods, and even boulders. The tiers for this upgrade are unique in that each punch delivered in a consecutive series of punches matches the tier number; the first punch always does tier one's damage, the second punch always does tier two's damage, and the third punch always does tier three's damage. 102% damage 104% damage 106% damage HP Sparklium icon.png × 175 HP Sparklium icon.png × 350
Mega Tweeter Returns from Pikmin 2 and functions similarly. Each tier increases both the horizontal and vertical range of the leaders' whistles. 1.3x range 1.7x range 2x range HP Sparklium icon.png × 150 HP Sparklium icon.png × 300
Metal Suit Z Provides a decrease in damage to leaders from physical attacks such as biting, crushing, stabbing, and pinching. 30% resistance 40% resistance 50% resistance HP Sparklium icon.png × 175 HP Sparklium icon.png × 350
Muscle Pumper Increases the carrying capacity for leaders from the base amount of two. 3 capacity 4 capacity 5 capacity HP Sparklium icon.png × 150 HP Sparklium icon.png × 300
No-Slip Soles Reduces how much leaders slip and slide when walking on puddles of lubricant. 60% traction 80% traction 100% traction HP Sparklium icon.png × 100 HP Sparklium icon.png × 200
Pluckaphone Returns from Pikmin 2 and functions identically. It allows leaders to pluck Pikmin sprouts from the ground by simply whistling them. 10 Pikmin 30 Pikmin 50 Pikmin HP Sparklium icon.png × 100 HP Sparklium icon.png × 200
Pocket Conditioner Allows leaders to cool off more quickly after being near high temperatures and also makes them more difficult to become heated. Nearby Pikmin and enemies are also benefitted from this upgrade so long as they remain close enough to the leaders. 40% cooling 60% cooling 80% cooling HP Sparklium icon.png × 175 HP Sparklium icon.png × 350
Pocket Radiator Allows leaders to recover more quickly from being chilled, and also makes them more difficult to become chilled. Nearby Pikmin and enemies are also benefitted from this upgrade so long as they remain close enough to the leaders. 40% warmth 60% warmth 80% warmth HP Sparklium icon.png × 175 HP Sparklium icon.png × 350
Radiant Illuminator Provides more light than a leader's beacons would normally produce, and as such, it greatly improves vision in dark environments such as caves or areas after sundown. 2x range 2.5x range 3x range HP Sparklium icon.png × 150 HP Sparklium icon.png × 300
Scorch Guard Provides a decrease in damage to leaders from fire and fire-based attacks. 50% resistance 75% resistance 100% resistance HP Sparklium icon.png × 175 HP Sparklium icon.png × 350
Sparklium Jar Possessed by leaders at the beginning of the game. Allows leaders to collect raw Sparklium dust. 100 Sparklium 200 Sparklium 300 Sparklium HP Sparklium icon.png × 250 HP Sparklium icon.png × 500
Spray Absorber Allows leaders to absorb more than one dose from nectar, black nectar, and spray nectar. The number of sprays gained from spiderwort berry collection is unaffected by this upgrade. 1.0x spray 1.5x spray 2x spray HP Sparklium icon.png × 200 HP Sparklium icon.png × 400
Spray Bottle Possessed by leaders at the beginning of the game. Allows leaders to bring a number of each type of spray with them. 3 sprays 7 sprays 10 sprays HP Sparklium icon.png × 200 HP Sparklium icon.png × 400
Traction Cleats Prevents leaders from slipping and falling on ice. 60% traction 80% traction 100% traction HP Sparklium icon.png × 125 HP Sparklium icon.png × 250
Treasure Gauge Returns from Pikmin 2, and once more appears on the heads-up display. As the name implies, this upgrade helps leaders locate treasures. The Treasure Gauge will begin to flash more intensely and beep louder and more frequently the closer a leader comes to a treasure. The needle on the device also turns to the right more the closer a leader is to a treasure. 1x range 1.5x range 2x range HP Sparklium icon.png × 125 HP Sparklium icon.png × 250
Whistle Muffler One of the several new mechanics in Pikmin: Wide World is most enemies being able to hear a leader's whistle, which is where this upgrade is useful. Each tier further reduces the volume of the whistle and the likeliness of an enemy hearing it, although enemies will still be able to hear the whistle if it is blown very near to them. Pikmin will always be able to hear the whistle no matter how quiet it is. 70% volume 45% volume 20% volume HP Sparklium icon.png × 175 HP Sparklium icon.png × 350
Wonderous Windbreaker Grants leaders total immunity to the effects of wind. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Zip Kicks Increases the movement speed of leaders. 102% speed 104% speed 106% speed HP Sparklium icon.png × 175 HP Sparklium icon.png × 350

Ship parts

  • Jet Juicer: increases the juice obtained by all fruits by ten percent. The juice used for sprays obtained from spiderwort berries is also increased by the same amount.
  • PikHold: allows leaders to store juvenile parasitic Pikmin hosts they have taken with them. Purple Pikmin and White Pikmin may also be stored within it until their respective Onions have been rescued. Captmin and hostile Pikmin types such as Alien Pikmin and Mushroom Pikmin cannot be stored in the PikHold.
  • Repair Module: allows leaders to repair their spacesuits at the Dolphin Lander. Healing uses an amount of Sparklium that scales up with how much health is going to be recovered, however, with HP Sparklium icon.png × 35 being used to restore a quarter of a leader's health.
  • Revitalizer: when a downed leader is brought to the Dolphin Lander, she will ask the player if they would like to spend HP Sparklium icon.png × 140 to revive them. If the player accepts, she will beam up the downed leader, revive them, and beam them back down to solid ground. Revived leaders only have a quarter of their health but can be healed. If the player declines, the Dolphin Lander will simply beam up the downed leader and keep them safe for the rest of the day. The player can also change their mind and revive a downed leader after initially declining by interacting with the Dolphin Lander's hologram and selecting the option to revive the downed leader.
  • Sparklium Extractor: doubles the amount of Sparklium obtained from any resource that is brought to the Dolphin Lander. This includes, but is not limited to, fruits, treasures, and of course, Sparklium seeds.
  • Sparklium Saver: reduces the amount of Sparklium the Dolphin Lander uses for any task by at least half of the original cost.
  • Whistle Transmitter: allows leaders to recall all Pikmin to the landing site, no matter if they are idle, working, or fighting, unless they are currently buried.