Pikmin 2/Version Differences

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A good chunk of Pikmin 2's treasures are licensed products, so it makes sense that they would differ with each region of the game. Then there are other treasures that were just too foreign to be recognized, so those had to be changed too. Anyway, prepare to raise your brand awareness of many fine consumables!

Items in blue appear in multiple regions, but were moved to different files.

Contents

Main Treasure Differences

Differences Between Japan and US + PAL

Model Name Japan US & PAL Notes
bane_red Pikmin2Bane redJP.png Pikmin2Bane redINT.png The Japanese text was replaced with a reference to Mario Paint.
denchi_1_red
Pikmin2denchi1redJP.png
Pikmin2denchi1redINT.png
       JP Treasure: National Hi-Top R20P (D) Battery
NA+EU Treasure: Duracell D Battery
denchi_2_black
Pikmin2denchi2blackJP.png
Pikmin2denchi2blackINT.png
       JP Treasure: National NEO Hi-Top R20P (D) Battery
NA+EU Treasure: Duracell C Battery
denchi_3_black
Pikmin2denchi3blackJP.png
Pikmin2denchi3blackINT.png
       JP Treasure: National NEO Hi-Top R6P (AA) Battery
NA+EU Treasure: Duracell 9V Battery
denchi_3_red
Pikmin2denchi3redJP.png
Pikmin2denchi3redINT.png
       JP Treasure: National Hi-Top R6P (AA) Battery
NA+EU Treasure: Duracell AA Battery
g_futa_daisen
Pikmin2gfutadaisenJP.png
Pikmin2gfutadaisenINT.png        JP Treasure: Daisen-brand milk cover
NA+EU Treasure: Vlasic pickle jar lid

           JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US+EU Value: 100 Pokos
g_futa_kyodo
Pikmin2gfutakyodoJP.png
Pikmin2gfutakyodoINT.png        JP Treasure: Kyodo-brand milk cover
NA+EU Treasure: Dannon Fruit On the Bottom yogurt lid
g_futa_kyosin
Pikmin2gfutakyosinJP.png
Pikmin2gfutakyosinINT.png        JP Treasure: Kyoshin-brand milk cover
NA+EU Treasure: French's mustard bottle lid

           JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US+EU Value: 100 Pokos
kan Pikmin2kan JP.png Pikmin2kan INT.png Another Mario Paint reference was added while Japanese text was removed.
kan_b_gold Pikmin2dustkanfutabgoldJP.png Pikmin2dustkanfutabgoldINT.png        JP Treasure: Popsicle stick
NA+EU Treasure: Tube of lipstick
locket
Pikmin2LocketJP.png
Pikmin2LocketINT.png
The Time Capsule image was changed from a cat to a dog. For some reason.
tape_blue
Pikmin2Tape blueJP.png
Pikmin2Tape blueINT.png
The last added Mario reference. The Japanese logo was changed to "Bowser Breath Brand",
and the original fake telephone number (090-1234-5678) was changed to 555-TROOPAS.
yoyo_blue
Pikmin2Yoyo BlueJP.png
Pikmin2Yoyo BlueINT.png
       JP Treasure: Milk bottle opener
NA+EU Treasure: Bottle opener

Differences Between Japan + PAL and US

Model Name Japan & PAL US Notes
compact Pikmin2CompactINT.png
Pikmin2CompactNA.png
JP+EU Treasure: "Lovely Yuuri" compact mirror
      US Treasure: Party hat

     JP+EU Value: 150 Pokos
           US Value: 100 Pokos
kan_imuraya Pikmin2kanimurayaINT.png Pikmin2kanimurayaNA.png JP+EU Treasure: Imuraya-brand can of beans
      US Treasure: Can of Underwood deviled ham
kan_iwate Pikmin2kaniwateINT.png
Pikmin2kaniwateNA.png
JP+EU Treasure: Iwate-brand ICC can
      US Treasure: Tin of Beach Cliff sardines
kan_kyokuyo Pikmin2kankyokuyoINT.png
Pikmin2kankyokuyoNA.png
JP+EU Treasure: Kyokuyo-brand can of shellfish
      US Treasure: Can of TreeTop apple juice
kan_maruha Pikmin2kanmaruhaINT.png
Pikmin2kanmaruhaNA.png
JP+EU Treasure: Maruha-brand can of oysters
      US Treasure: Container of Clabber Girl baking powder
kan_meidiya Pikmin2kanmeidiyaINT.png
Pikmin2kanmeidiyaNA.png
JP+EU Treasure: Tin of Meidi-ya's corned beef
      US Treasure: Jar of Skippy peanut butter
kan_nichiro Pikmin2kannichiroINT.png Pikmin2kannichiroNA.png JP+EU Treasure: Maruha Nichiro-brand can of salmon
      US Treasure: Can of Sun Luck-brand water chestnuts
otama Pikmin2otama.png Pikmin2us lemon sibori.png JP+EU Treasure: Broken frying pan
      US Treasure: Lemon squeezer

Differences Between Japan + US and PAL

Model Name Japan & US PAL Notes
fire_helmet Pikmin2Fire helmet.png
Pikmin2kanmeidiyaNA.png
JP+US Treasure: Kiwi shoe polish
      EU Treasure: Jar of Skippy peanut butter

    JP+US Value: 80 Pokos
          EU Value: 130 Pokos
momiji_normal
Pikmin2Momiji normal.png
Pikmin2Momiji redEarly.png
The Arboreal Frippery was changed from green to red,
probably because people confused it with a pot leaf.
It's actually an innocuous Japanese Maple leaf.
Note that the red treasure model is actually reused
from an earlier set of treasures found on the JP disc!

Differences Between All Versions

Model Name Japan US PAL Notes
bey_goma
Pikmin2BeygomaJP.png
Pikmin2BeygomaNA.png
Pikmin2gfutakoiwaiNA.png
JP Treasure: Beigoma toy
US Treasure: Sunrise 8x magnifying lens
EU Treasure: Lobster claw

    JP Value: 120 Pokos
    US Value: 120 Pokos
    EU Value: 150 Pokos
denchi_1_black
Pikmin2denchi1blackJP.png
Pikmin2denchi1blackNA.png
Pikmin2kaniwateNA.png
JP Treasure: National NEO Hi-Top R20P (D) Battery
US Treasure: Tree Top apple sauce lid
EU Treasure: Tin of Beach Cliff sardines

    JP Value: 300 Pokos
    US Value: 300 Pokos
    EU Value: 130 Pokos
denchi_2_red
Pikmin2denchi2redJP.png
Pikmin2denchi2redNA.png
Pikmin2denchi2redEU.png
JP Treasure: National Hi-Top R20P (D) Battery
US Treasure: Ragu pasta sauce lid
EU Treasure: Pschitt! soda bottle cap

    JP Value: 140 Pokos
    US Value: 140 Pokos
    EU Value: 100 Pokos
g_futa_hirosima
Pikmin2gfutahirosimaJP.png
Pikmin2gfutahirosimaNA.png Pikmin2kannichiroNA.png JP Treasure: Kurimoto-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: Can opener
EU Treasure: Can of Sun Luck-brand water chestnuts

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 100 Pokos
    EU Value: 130 Pokos
g_futa_hiruzen
Pikmin2gfutahiruzenJP.png
Pikmin2gfutahiruzenNA.png
Pikmin2gfutahirosimaEU.png
JP Treasure: Hiruzen-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: Carmex lip balm
EU Treasure: Vitamalz non-alcoholic beer bottle cap

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 60 Pokos
    EU Value: 100 Pokos
g_futa_kajiwara
Pikmin2gfutakajiwaraJP.png
284x
Pikmin2gfutakajiwaraEU.png JP Treasure: Kajihara-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: ChapStick lip balm
EU Treasure: Hawesta-brand can of herring in tomato sauce

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 90 Pokos
    EU Value: 130 Pokos
g_futa_kitaama
Pikmin2gfutakitaamaJP.png
Pikmin2gfutakitaamaNA.png Pikmin2gfutakitaamaEU.png JP Treasure: Kitaama-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink bottle cap
EU Treasure: Fristi yogurt drink bottle cap

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 100 Pokos
    EU Value: 100 Pokos
g_futa_koiwai
Pikmin2gfutakoiwaiJP.png
Pikmin2gfutakoiwaiNA.png
Pikmin2gfutakoiwaiEU.png JP Treasure: Koiwai-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: Lobster claw
EU Treasure: Connéctable sardine tin

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 150 Pokos
    EU Value: 130 Pokos
g_futa_kyusyu
Pikmin2gfutakyusyuJP.png
Pikmin2gfutakyusyuNA.png Pikmin2gfutakyusyuEU.png JP Treasure: Kyusyu-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: Yoo-Hoo Cola bottle cap
EU Treasure: Bag of Haribo Tagada candy

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 100 Pokos
    EU Value: 100 Pokos
g_futa_nihonraku
Pikmin2gfutanihonrakuJP.png
Pikmin2gfutanihonrakuNA.png
Pikmin2gfutanihonrakuEU.png
JP Treasure: Mainichi-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: Wilson tennis ball can lid
EU Treasure: Tizer soft drink twist cap

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 100 Pokos
    EU Value: 30 Pokos
g_futa_sakotani
Pikmin2gfutasakotaniJP.png
Pikmin2gfutasakotaniNA.png Pikmin2Fire helmet.png JP Treasure: Sagotani-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: A&W root beer bottle cap
EU Treasure: Kiwi shoe polish

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 100 Pokos
    EU Value: 80 Pokos
g_futa_sikoku
Pikmin2gfutasikokuJP.png
Pikmin2gfutasikokuNA.png
Pikmin2kanmaruhaNA.png
JP Treasure: Rakuren-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: Squirt soft drink bottle cap
EU Treasure: Container of Clabber Girl baking powder

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 100 Pokos
    EU Value: 130 Pokos
g_futa_titiyas
Pikmin2gfutatitiyasJP.png
Pikmin2gfutatitiyasNA.png
Pikmin2gfutatitiyasEU.png
JP Treasure: Chichiyasu-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: RC Cola bottle cap
EU Treasure: Sinalco Cola twist cap

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 100 Pokos
    EU Value: 30 Pokos
milkcap Pikmin2milkcapJP.png Pikmin2milkcapNA.png
Pikmin2milkcapEU.png
JP Treasure: Ohayo-brand milk cover
NA Treasure: Snapple push cap
EU Treasure: Breitsamer forest honey jar

    JP Value: 30 Pokos
    US Value: 30 Pokos
    EU Value: 50 Pokos
toy_lady Pikmin2funny toy lady.png Pikmin2otama.png Pikmin2us lemon sibori.png JP Treasure: Broken metal spoon
NA Treasure: Broken frying pan
EU Treasure: Lemon squeezer

    JP Value: 80 Pokos
    US Value: 90 Pokos
    EU Value: 90 Pokos

Miscellaneous

E-Reader Support

Pikmin2Ereader.png
The Japanese game had e-Reader and GBA link support that was removed from all other releases. By this point (Summer 2004) the e-Reader was dead in North America and had never really been introduced in Europe. With e-cards, 3 new minigames could be uploaded to the Game Boy Advance, with additional levels being unlocked with different cards.

Pikmin Plucking

Pikmin2Cep00.png
Olimar must pluck every Pikmin from the ground before time runs out.

Pikmin Parts

Pikmin2Cep01.png
Lead all Pikmin to the goal and out of harm's way.

Pikmin Path

Pikmin2Cep02.png
The object is to move pieces around (a bit like a sliding puzzle) to get all Pikmin to the ship pod.

Japan International
Pikmin2NintendoJP.png Pikmin2NintendoINT.png

Standard blue to red logo change.

Silencer

The Silencer's treasure value was changed from 666 Pokos to 670 Pokos in all non-Japanese releases. The reason why should be obvious. If not, consult your local numerologist.

Yield Sign

Japan International
Pikmin2YieldJP.png Pikmin2YieldINT.png

Japanese Stop signs are triangular in shape. Rather than changing the shape of the Stop sign in the Wistful Wild, the North American and PAL versions changed it to a Yield sign.

Decorative Goo

As scary as Totaka's Song in Mario Paint.

On the Treasure Hoard, the Decorative Goo floats gently above ground in the US version. This has been fixed in the PAL version.