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Other languages:
English • ‎日本語
This is a sub-page of Pikmin 2.

An early English script is present on the Japanese disk in file /message/mesRes_eng.szs. It's very much incomplete -- This is 26.6 KB while the final game's script is 122 kb -- and seems to be a direct translation of a Japanese script.

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Louie's Notes
Louie found better ways to cook some creatures, so he replaced his old notes with his better ones.

Names

Almost all object / area names were changed for the final version. Several enemy names were also changed.

The most interesting change here is the Treasure Anteanna to Napsack. The Treasure Anteanna was changed to the Sulking Antenna in the final game. In early treasure packs, the model was present in radar_b.szs, which is used in the final game by...the Napsack! So, this text file is actually based on an earlier version of the game.

Early Final Early Final
Equipment Enemies
Flare Guard Scorch Guard Spitty Blowhog Watery Blowhog
Pluck Megaphone Pluckaphone Giant Flint Beetle Iridescent Glint Beetle
Dash Boots Rush Boots Fuzzy Whiskerpillar Ravenous Whiskerpillar
Pikpik Radar Treasure Gauge Egg Grub Mitite
Mega Speaker Mega Tweeter Acidic Dweevil Caustic Dweevil
Treasure Anteanna Napsack Field Names
Sphere Map Spherical Atlas Forest of Awakening Awakening Wood
Exploration Map Survey Chart The Perplexing Spring Perplexing Pool
Anti-Electrocutionizer Anti-Electrifier Land of Promise Wistful Wild
Item Names Cave Names
Ugly Duckling Rubber Ugly Cave of Emergence Emergence Cave
Psychotic Jumper Coiled Launcher Well of Waves Citadel of Spiders
Great Pastry Wheel Confection Hoop The Purple Hothouse White Flower Garden
Crystallized Rage Omniscient Sphere Palace of the Queen Bulblax Kingdom
Crystallized Love Love Sphere The Submarine Castle Glutton's Kitchen
Crystallized Laughter Mirth Sphere Garden of White Flowers Shower Room
Superhuman Fixatrix Superstrong Stabilizer The Snagret's Nest Snagret Hole
Poison Wave Receiver Space Wave Receiver Lookout Ruins Submerged Castle
Diet Killer Diet Doomer Den of Chaos Cavern of Chaos
Insect Snack Bug Bait Hole of the Heroes Hole of Heroes
Milk Bathtub Milk Tub Cave of the Deep Dark Dream Den
Royal Diamond Regal Diamond Challenge Level Names
Space Cat Wiggle Noggin Cave of Exploration Explorer's Cave
Omega Booster Omega Flywheel Hole of Dreams Brawny Abyss
Spirit Sculpture Glee Spinner Maze of Concrete Concrete Maze
Shockshroom Anti-hiccup Fungus Toybox From the Past Lost Toybox
Crystal Creature (Male) Crystal King The Spider's Web Twilight Garden
Petrified Ursus Fossilized Ursidae The Level Cave Cavernous Abyss
Tree Cone Conifer Spire (untranslated) Emperor's Realm
Prehistoric Fossil Colossal Fossil Cave of Secrets Cryptic Cavern
Cup of Awakening Invigorator Cave of Hastiness Red Chasm
Precious Silver Mirrored Element The Secret Garden Hidden Garden
Red Overkill Pink Menace The Trampled Cavern Trampled Cavern
Ice Heart Frosty Bauble Cave of Growth Breeding Ground
Fossilized Life Form:
Male Starmerald
Gemstar Husband Underground Hot House Hot House
Fossilized Life Form:
Female Starmerald
Gemstar Wife The Green Hole Green Hole
Sleepy Stone Universal Comm Fire & Water Training Hazard Training
Treasure of Wonder Unspeakable Wonder Tri-Colored Training Three Color Training
Broken Time Machine Temporal Mechanism Newcomer's Training Novice Training
Futureless Orb Future Orb Messhall of Libations Snack Pit
Negative Ion Converter Shock Therapist (untranslated) Dweevil Nest
Chemical Weapon Comedy Bomb Cave of Snarls Bully Den
Magical Disc Mystical Disc Abduction Cave Abduction Den
Golden Saucer Vorpal Platter Subterranean Guard Room Subterranean Lair
Space Love Monument Essence of True Love Dogfight Cavern Cave of Pain
Monument to
Galactic Love
Essence of Desire Cave of Rumblings Rumbling Grotto
Poison Fungus Toxic Toadstool Vs. Floor Names
Growthshroom Growshroom The Colosseum Colosseum
Spirit Computer Indomitable CPU The Plains Carpet Plain
Grid Computer Network Mainbrain
Repairmaniac Repair Juggernaut
Sticky End Exhausted Superstick
Sleep Cookie Imperative Cookie
Whirlwind Cookie Compelling Cookie
Rock-Hard Cookie Impenetrable Cookie
Boss Nut Corpulent Nut
Channeling Crystal Crystallized Clairvoyance
Eternal Emerald Eternal Emerald Eye
Danger Alarm Danger Chime
Couple's Bell Spouse Alert
Love & Courage Reactor Courage Reactor
Childhood Memory Remembered Old Buddy
Swell Shell Scrumptious Shell
Proof of Life Memorial Shell
Ideal Worker Spirit Flogger
Cavity Companion Enamel Buster

Cutscene Text

Text and cutscenes, together at long last.

Opening Scene

Early Final
There he was aided by indigenous
creatures which he called Pikmin.
There, he was aided by
indigenous creatures which he
called Pikmin.

Spacing changes to get the text to actually fit on screen.

Early Final
In the end, Capt. Olimar escaped.
He returned home...
In the end, Captain Olimar
escaped...

Probably changed because Captain Olimar never actually went home.

Return to The Planet

Early Final
Thanks to you, our company has
been saved!

What?!? There's still more
treasure?
Thanks to you, our company has
been saved! Hurrah!

What?!? There's still more
treasure? ...Good gravy!

The script was spiced up a bit in the final game.

Early Final
He's not here!

What?! You lost him?

In that case...

I will go!
...Where's Louie?

What?!? You lost him?

In that case...

I shall go!

Slight rewording and such.

Louie is Rescued

Early Final
Louie?
...
...

...
Are you dying?
...

No! He appears only to have
fainted! He is always running
into trouble and fainting.

Instruct the Pikmin to carry him.
There is not enough room for him
in the cockpit.

We will have to keep him in the
cargo hold with the treasure.
Louie?
...
...

...
Are your life functions fading?
...

No! He appears only to have
fainted! He is always running
into trouble...

Instruct the Pikmin to carry him.
There is not enough room for him
in the cockpit anymore.

We will have to keep him in the
cargo hold with the treasure
hoard.

The main difference here is some minor censorship. The explicit reference to dying was softened a bit.

Challenge Mode Key

Early Final
You have found a suspicious
object! My analysis suggests it is
a key to the next floor!

And yet, this shape...
Have I not seen it before?
Clearly I must be mistaken.
You have found a remarkable
object! My analysis concludes it
is a key to the next floor!

It looks oddly familiar..
Have I observed it before?
Perhaps I am mistaken.

There's a bit more doubt in the ship's statements in the final script.

Olimar's Notes

Red Bulborb

Early Final
Red Bulborb
Oculus kageyamii ssp RED
Grub-dog family
This large organism has the
mandibles and cranial morphology
of the grub-dog family, as well as
the characteristic bulging eyes.
As with most grub-dogs, its
cranium comprises half of the
organism's length and girth.
Showing a scarlet abdomen with
white spots, this creature is
primarily nocturnal, choosing to
prey upon smaller creatures
returning to their nests.
Subspecies of different colors
have recently been discovered,
and academics are split into two
main schools over how to handle
treatment of them.
Red Bulborb
Oculus kageyamii russus
Grub-dog family
This large organism has the
familiar mandibles and cranial
morphology of the grub-dog
family, as well as the
characteristic bulging eyes.
As with most grub-dogs, the
creature's cranium comprises
half of its total length and girth.
Showing a scarlet abdomen with
white spots, this creature is
primarily nocturnal, choosing to
prey upon smaller creatures
returning to their nests.
Originally classified as the
spotty bulborb, further research
has reclassified this species
as the red bulborb. Subspecies
of varied colors have recently
been discovered, but academics
are divided into two rival camps
over how to handle their
classification.

The renaming of the Red Bulborb to Spotty Bulborb is not mentioned at all in the early script. The temporary scientific name was replaced (that's why it's called temporary) in the final game. Other than that, just a bit of rewording and spell checking.

Dwarf Red Bulborb

Early Final
Dwarf Red Bulborb
Pansarus Psuedooculii RED
Breadbug Family
Initially identified as a juvenile red
bulborb, recent research places
this creature in the breadbug.
A close relative of the vanilla
breadbug, it escapes predation
by bulborbs through mimicry.
Unique adaptation of the red
bulbord's crimson coloration
allows the species to comingle.
Such effective adaptation by a
prey species is rare, making this
a cleverly skillful mimc.
Dwarf Red Bulborb
Pansarus pseudoculii russus
Breadbug family
Although initially identified
as a juvenile red bulborb,
groundbreaking new research
indicates that this creature
is in fact a member of the
breadbug family. A close relative
of the vanilla breadbug, it
escapes predation through
mimicry. Unique adaptation of
the red bulborb's crimson
coloration allows the species to
safely commingle. Such effective
adaptation and obfuscation by a
prey species is rare, indicating
this clever creature is a master
of mimicry.

The Dwarf Red Bulborb's description was punched up, and several spelling errors were fixed. The early script goes back and forth on whether or not to capitalize every part of the scientific name. In the final version, only the first part is capitalized.

Spotty Bulbear

Early Final
Spotty Bulbear
Oculus terribilis
Grubu-dog family
A mid-size subspecies within the
grub-dog family, what sets it
apart from other grub-dogs is
that rather than adopt the
passive feeding habits of typical
grub-dogs and hunting only on
prey that wanders into its limited
territorial range, the bulbear
appears to regularly patrol a set
track in search of food. When
entering bulbear habitat, it is
wisest to proceed with extreme
caution until the bulbear's
patrol path can be identified.
Spotty Bulbear
Oculus terribilis dotticum
Grub-dog family
A midsize subspecies within the
grub-dog family, the spotty
bulbear's unique feeding habits
set it apart from other
grub-dogs. The spotty bulbear
patrols a set path searching for
prey, instead of passively
feeding on creatures that wander
into a limited territorial range.
When entering bulbear habitat,
it is wise to proceed with
extreme caution until the
bulbear's patrol path can be
clearly identified.

The final game has an extra scientific identifier, "Dotticum". Some standard spelling and grammar fixes, along with rewording to make the text flow better. Unlike that last sentence.

Dwarf Bulbear

Early Final
Dwarf Bulbear
Oculus terribilis
Grub-dog family
A grub-dog larva in its third
stage of development, its body
structure is nearing maturation.
However, unlike mature bulbear's
it has yet to claim its own patrol
route, and thus is dependent
and still follows its parent.
Dwarf Bulbear
Oculus terribilis
Grub-dog family
A grub-dog larva in its third
stage of development, this
creature's body structure is
nearing maturation. However,
unlike mature bulbears, it has yet
to claim its own patrol route, and
thus is dependent upon its parent
for guarding direction.

This is basically the same. Yep.

Bulborb Larva

Early Final
Bulborb Larva
Oculus bambinii
Grub-dog Family
As its name inplies, this is a
bulborb at its earliest stage of
development.
Its distinct bulborb coloration is
yet to appear, but it already
boasts other bulborb
characteristics, and is capable of
acquiring nourishment indepently.
Bulborb Larva
Oculus bambinii
Grub-dog family
As its name implies, this
creature is a bulborb in an early
stage of development. Its
distinct bulborb coloration has
yet to appear, but it already
exhibits other uniquely bulborb
characteristics. It is capable
of hunting nourishment
independently without the help
of its parents.

The final script no longer inplies. The early script refers to this as the earliest stage, while the final uses the more vague "early stage" for the bulborb's development.

Fiery Bulblax

Early Final
Fiery Bulblax
Oculus volcano
Grub-dog family
Bodily excretions of a highly
flammable wax-like substance
interact with the cell structure
of this grub-dog's skin, causing a
chemical reaction that produces
extremely high temperatures. The
skin benefits from a sponge-like
cell structure that diffuses the
surface heat, protecting the inner
organs. Due to the remarkble
flames and heat produced by this
beast, great caution is needed in
handling it.
Fiery Bulblax
Oculus vulcanus
Grub-dog family
Bodily excretions of a highly
flammable waxy substance
interact with the cell structure
of this grub-dog's skin, causing
a chemical reaction that
produces extremely high
temperatures. The skin benefits
from a spongy cell structure that
diffuses the surface heat,
protecting the creature's inner
organs. Due to the astonishing
amount of heat produced by this
beast, it should be observed with
great caution.

Besides the standard changes, the creature's scientific name was changed from Oculus volcano to Oculus vulcanus.

Water Dumple

Early Final
Water Dumple
Ichthyosa felinis
Grub-dog family
A resident of tidepools and
marshes, this creature feeds on
insects that fall into the water.
It is a close relative of the
bulborb, with the skeletal
structure of its terrestrial
cousin nearly wholly intact
offering clues to its familial
origin and suggesting it only
recently emmigrated to the
waterways.
Water Dumple
Ichthyosa felinis
Grub-dog family
A resident of freshwater pools
and marshes, this aquatic
creature regularly feeds on
insects that land on the surface
of the water. It shares a nearly
identical skeletal structure with
its close relative and terrestrial
cousin, the bulborb. This may
offer clues to its evolutionary
origin and suggests that it only
recently emigrated to an
aquatic habitat.

"Tidepools" changed to "freshwater pools", plus other changes blah blah.

Fiery Blowhog

Early Final
Fiery Blowhog
Sus draconus
Blowhog family
This creature expels from its
snout a phosphorous compound
that combusts upon contact with
air. This fire-breathing is
dependant upon the air-to-fuel
ratio at the mouth, catalyst
reaction of the expelled
compound, and purification of
the compound. Thus it is highly
unlikely such a complex process
could cause the spontaneous
explosion of a fallen blowhog.
(This process is also perhaps to
avoid risk of spontaneous
combustion in the belly of a
live specimen.) However, one
should still treat a fiery blowhog
with great care, even after its
life functions have ceased.
Fiery Blowhog
Sus draconus
Blowhog family
This creature expels a
volatile phosphorous compound
from its snout that combusts
upon contact with air.
This fire-breathing ability is
dependent upon the air-to-fuel
ratio at its mouth, catalyst
reaction within the expelled
compound, and purification of
the compound. Thus it is highly
unlikely such a complex process
could cause the spontaneous
explosion of a fallen blowhog.
(This process is also perhaps to
avoid risk of spontaneous
combustion in the belly of a
live specimen.) However, one
should still treat a fiery blowhog
with great care, even after its
life functions have ceased.

Like the Spotty Bulbear, this is pretty much the same between scripts.

Watery Blowhog

Early Final
Spitty Blowhog
Sus loogiens
Blowhog Family
A variant sub-species of the
fiery blowhog, the spitty blowhog
lacks several of the genes
necessary for prducing the
catalyst needed to produce fire,
and thus merely spits out the
basic liquid prouced several steps
prior to being transformed into a
catalyzer. It is a variant that has
appeared only recently, but the
hereditary traits of this variant
appear dominant, and thus at
present the subspecies is rapidly
increasing its numbers.
Watery Blowhog
Sus loogiens
Blowhog family
A variant subspecies of the
fiery blowhog, the watery
blowhog lacks several of the
dominant genes necessary for
the production of fire-
producing catalysts, and thus
expels jets of the
nonflammable liquid. This
subspecies appears to have
only recently evolved. However,
the hereditary traits of this
variant are dominant and highly
robust, so its population is
rapidly increasing.

The liquid that the Watery Blowhog expels is given greater detail in the early script.

Puffy Blowhog

Early Final
Puffy Blowhog
Sus inflata
Blowhog Family
This species of blowhog uses
internally generated hydrogen to
inflate a flotation bladder and
hover above the ground.
The creature's electrolyzed pulse
creates a sash of color that
flows along the surface of
its body, making it a particulalry
beautiful blowhog specimen.
Precisely how it is able to
internally stable its highly
explosive hydrogen and
simultaneously generate
electricty remains a mystery.
The puffy blowhog blows fallen
leaves and grass around to eat
the insects underneath.
It maintains mid-air balance
through both the use of fins and
by releasing air through
blowholes in the creatures sides,
allowing it to float effortlessly
even in gentle breezes. In times
danger, it can release its
flotation bladder for an
instantaneous escaped from
trouble.
Puffy Blowhog
Sus inflata
Blowhog family
This species of blowhog uses
internally generated hydrogen to
inflate a flotation bladder and
hover above the ground. The
creature's electrified pulse
creates a sash of color that
flows along the surface of its
body, making it a particularly
beautiful blowhog species.
Precisely how it is able to
internally stabilize its highly
explosive hydrogen and
simultaneously generate
electricity remains a mystery.
The puffy blowhog blows
leaves and grass around to eat
the insects underneath.
It maintains midair buoyancy
by using its fins and releasing air
through blowholes. This enables
it to float effortlessly, even in
the breeze. In times of danger,
the puffy blowhog can
decompress its flotation bladder
for a rapid escape from
predators.

The incorrect "electrolyzed" was changed to "electrified". The early script gives a definite location to where the creature's blowholes are.

Withering Blowhog

Early Final
Withering Blowhog
Sus decrepitia
Blowhog Family
While a close relative of the
puffy blowhog, its breath is
significantly weaker, but does
contain petal-withering ethylene-
like plant hormone, causing all
flowers that come in contact
with its breath to immediately
lose their petals. Although its
breath has not been studied in
detail, analysis of the chemical
compounds involved hold great
promise for the biotechnology
sector.
Withering Blowhog
Sus decrepitia
Blowhog family
The withering blowhog is a close
relative of the puffy blowhog,
but its breath is significantly
weaker. However, its breath
does contain a petal-withering
plant hormone that causes
flowers to instantly lose their
petals. Although its breath has
not been studied in detail,
analysis of the chemical
compounds involved hold great
promise for the biotechnology
sector.

The description of the petal-withering hormone as "ethylene-like" does not appear in the final script.

Empress Bulblax

Early Final
Queen Bulborb
Oculus matriarhca
grub-dog family
Initial observations placed doubt
on the capability of the grub-dog
family to support a strong ant or
bee-like social structure, but
recent studies show the family is
capable of such complexity,
with the egg sack of the largest
female grub-dog within a given
range swelling to dramatic
proportions in response to
environmental changes, such as
sudden depletion of prey species.
These females temporarily take
on the role of pack matriarch.
Also, upon pack formation it has
been observed that nearly all
males not involved in species
reproduction undergo natural sex
changes. The characerstics of
such specimens are quite
intriguing indeed.
Empress Bulblax
Oculus matriarcha
Grub-dog family
Initial observations placed doubt
on the capability of the grub-dog
family to support a strong ant-
or beelike social structure, but
recent studies show the family is
capable of such complexity. The
egg sac of the largest female
grub-dog within a given range
swells to dramatic proportions
in response to environmental
changes, such as the sudden
depletion of prey species.
These females temporarily take
on the role of pack matriarch.
Also, in pack formation it has
been observed that nearly all
males not involved in species
reproduction undergo natural sex
changes. The characteristics of
such specimens are quite
intriguing indeed.

A lot of typos in the early script were fixed. Note that although the assigned name for this creature is still Empress Bulblax in the early script, it's referred to as Queen Bulborb in this description.

Emperor Bulblax

Early Final
Emperor Bulblax
Oculus supremus
Grub-dog family
The largest member of the
grub-dog family, the emperor
bulblax is normally found
poised burrowed deep into the
ground. Such camoflouge allows
the creature to surprise smaller
creatures as they pass by and
prey upon them with its long,
adhesive toungue. Its hide is
quite thick and angular at the
hump, with a rock-like quality.
When the rainy season comes,
spurring the growth of moss,
it is nearly impossible to
distinguish the beast's back from
any garden variety of stone.
Emperor Bulblax
Oculus supremus
Grub-dog family
The largest member of the grub-
dog family is normally found
buried in the ground, with only
the stalks of its eyes exposed.
This camouflage allows the
predator to surprise smaller
creatures and use its long,
adhesive tongue to capture prey.
The thick hide and angular hump
give the organism a distinct
rocklike quality. During the
rainy season, moss grows freely
on its hump, making it nearly
impossible to distinguish this
lethal predator from a stone.

This description has some pretty bad typos -- "camoflouge"? -- and the most Engrish of any of the early enemy descriptions.

Sales Text

Oh, that ship. It got an upgrade to its grammar and spelling chips in the final version.

Omniscient Sphere

Early Final
This creatures holds the greatest
concentration of knowledge in all
the known universe.
However, due its naive
personality, it pretends to be a
mere pebble.
This creature holds the greatest
concentration of knowledge in all
of the known universe. However,
due to its reclusive personality,
it pretends to be a mere pebble.

Slight wording and formatting changes here. "Naive" was changed to the more accurate "reclusive"

Love Sphere

Early Final
For a being with the highest level
of intelligence in the known
universe, this creature contains
galactic-sized helping of love.
But due to its shyness, it will not
speak of that love.
One of the wisest beings in the
universe, this entity also boasts
a galactic-sized helping of love.
...However, due to its shyness,
it will never speak of that love.

Reworded to flow better.

Mirth Sphere

Early Final
Another of the universes most
intelligent beings, this creature's
entire existence, from the very
birth to the ultimate collapse of
the universe, is dedicated to
devising a very special joke.
Another of the universe's most
intelligent beings, this creature's
entire existence, from the birth
of the universe to its ultimate
collapse, is dedicated to
devising a very special joke.

Just slight rewording here, plus some apostrophes.

Superstrong Stabilizer

Early Final
This device was designed based
on the principles of stabilitology.
It is able to hold anything firmly
in place! With this, not galactic
typhoons are no longer to be
feared!
This device was designed based
on principles of stabilotomy.
It holds anything firmly in place!
With this, galactic typhoons are
no longer to be feared!

The made-up word "stabilitology" was changed to "stabilotomy", because...hey, look over there! The first not was also removed.

Space Wave Receiver

Early Final
There are countless electro-
magnetic waves that you cannot
see circulating in the area
around you. Here, there.
Everywhere.
This receiver picks up poisonous
electromagnetic waves from
outerspace. Strange... My parts
are synchopating to the rhythm!
Doo de doo de doo!
Invisible electromagnetic
waves circulate all around you.
Here. There. Everywhere.
This receiver picks up dangerous
electromagnetic waves from
outer space. Strange...
My parts are syncopating to the
rhythms! Doo-de-doo-de-doo!

The text was condensed, and syncopating is spelled correctly in the final script.

King of Sweets

Early Final
Humanoid desire knows no limits.
Somethings can never be helped.
No research, no matter how
supreme, will someday tire of
consuming this thing. And yet
it contains a mystic flavor born
out of the cosmos itself. This
legendary desert is said to
change its flavor as it is eaten.
Humanoid desire knows no limits.
Some things can never be
known or understood.
And no researcher, no matter
how supreme, will ever tire of
consuming this thing.
It contains a mystic flavor born
of the cosmos itself, and is said
to change flavor as it is eaten.

More Engrish fixing.

Menu Text

Text. Menu text. Text from menus.

Options

Early Final
Surround Sound
Music Volume
Sound Effects Volume
Surround
Music
Sound Effects

Shortened to fit within the text boxes in the Options menu.

Early Final
Choose ON for softer, slightly
blurred graphics.

Choose OFF for crisper,
slightly jaggy graphics.
Choose ON for softer
graphics.

Choose OFF for crisper
graphics.

The more detailed descriptions of the early script had to be changed to fit the text on the screen.

File Select

Early Final
Debt:
Treasures:
Play Time:
Funds
Treasure
Play Time

Debt was changed to Funds, probably because it doesn't make sense to be there once you've cleared the debt. The colons were also removed.

Early Final
Underground SUB-LEVEL

Since this is followed by a numeral, Sub-Level makes more sense than "Underground".

Saving

Early Final
The data on the Memory Card in
Slot A is corrupted. The Memory
Card must be formatted.
Format the Memory Card now?
The Memory Card in Slot A is
corrupted and must be formatted.
Format the Memory Card now?

This message was tightened to fit on three lines.

Early Final
Saving...
Do not touch the Memory Card
or POWER Button.
Saving...
Do not touch the Memory Card in
Slot X or the POWER Button.

The early message doesn't say what slot the Memory Card is in.

Area Selection

Early Final
Creature Index
Treasure Index
Piklopedia
Treasures

Early database names.

Pause Menu

Early Final
ONION
ROCKET
OLIMAR
FREE
Onion
Rocket
Leader
Free

Obviously this isn't in all caps in the final script. The early script also ignores Louie and the President as playable characters.

Early Final
Wait Until Night Go to Sunset

Changed to more accurately reflect the game's day cycle.

Early Final
Wait until night? End this day?

See above.

Early Final
Delve even deeper
with your Pikmin?
Delve deeper with
your Pikmin?

This was changed because...?

Early Final
Escape without your Pikmin?
(Retain 1/2 of treasure found.)
Y N
Abandon your treasure
and escape?
Yes No

A most interesting change, and more evidence that this script was based on an early version of the game. In the final, escaping through the pause menu will abandon all treasure the player has found up to that point. In the early game, the player would keep half their treasure in exchange for losing all Pikmin brought into the cave!

Cave Entrance Menu

Early Final
Artifacts Left: Treasures

This is the only instance in the early script where Treasures are referred to as Artifacts. The counter is also different, counting the number of treasures left instead of the amount of treasures found.

Early Final
It's too dangerous to go down
there without any Pikmin!
It's too dangerous to go
down without any Pikmin!

Changed to fit the message box.

Cave Results

Early Final
Remaining Debt:
Total Since Entering Hole
Grand Total:
Underground Total

Another "remaining debt" text change.

Today's Report

Early Final
Left Behind
Explosions
Sunset
Explosion

Two causes of death were changed.

Final Results

Early Final
Pikmin Generated Pikmin Born:

Changed to represent Pikmin as living things instead of some kind of mass-produced object.

Early Final
Want to collect more treasure?
YES no
Resume the expedition
and return to the planet?
Yes No

The early script message is a lot more blunt than the final game. The Yes option is also in caps, while the No option is in lowercase letters.

Challenge Menu

Early Final
Explanation Rules

Shortened to actually fit in the text box.

Early Final
Remaining Pikmin Pikmin Stock

This Challenge Mode bonus was changed to make more sense.

Early Final
P1 P2 1P 2P

Pretty self-explanatory.

Vs. Menu

Early Final
Rules of Engagement Rules

More shortening.