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010 - Child of the Earth

Demo Final
Today, I found some vegetables
that I'd never seen before
buried in a deep hole.
These dark-dwelling vegetables
store all of their nutritious
energy in their roots.
I'll name them Children of the
Earth.
Today, buried in a deep hole,
I found a vegetable that
I'd never seen before. This dark-
dwelling vegetable stores all of
its nutritious energy in its roots.
The ship named it Child of the
Earth, and I think it's fitting.
 

Olimar implies that he has more than one of this treasure in the early script.

015 - Growshroom

Demo Final
According to the ship's analysis,
you'll grow twice your usual size
if you eat one of these.
I'd like to field test one of these
babies. I wonder if I could get
feed one to one of my Pikmin.
 
According to the ship's analysis,
you'll grow into a giant if you
eat one of these. I'd like
to field-test one of these
babies. I wonder what would
happen if I fed one to a
purple Pikmin...

The connection to Super Mario Bros' mushrooms is more explicit in the demo description.

018 - Pilgrim Bulb

Demo Final
Grassy plains on this planet are
carpeted with flowers in bloom.
When I entered the atmosphere
on my descent from space, I
was dazzled by the sight.
The other day, I saw some white
Pikmin digging up one of these
flower bulbs. For some reason,
it didn't sprout into a flower.
I've got it! I'll take it back to
Hocotate and see if it'll grow
there! My people will hail me as
a botanical genius!
Just thinking about it gets me
excited.
 
 
 
 
Grassy plains and meadows on
this planet are carpeted with
brilliantly colored flowers in
bloom. When I entered the
atmosphere on my descent from
space, I was stunned by the
vibrant sight. The other day,
a group of white Pikmin under my
command detected an object
buried under the surface and
immediately began to dig up this
colossal flower bulb. Somehow,
it hadn't yet sprouted into a
towering flower. I plan to take it
back to Hocotate and grow it
there! My people will hail me as a
botanical genius...and the mayor
may even make me Supreme
Flower Commander!

More evidence that Olimar is a megalomaniac.

020 - Conifer Spire

Demo Final
I've paid off all of the company's
debts, but I find myself returning
to this planet yet again!
This time, I must find and rescue
Louie! I've been scouring the
wilderness we landed on.
As I search around the region,
I can't help but feel lonely for my
faithful sidekick.
Because of this, I've dubbed this
place the Wistful Wilds.
 
 
I've paid off all of the company's
debt, but I find myself returning
to this planet yet again! This
time, I must find and rescue
Louie! I've been scouring the
wilderness we landed on. As I
scour this region, I can't help
but feel lonely for my faithful
sidekick. Even if he does eat all
of the ship's onboard snacks.
Because of my loneliness, I've
dubbed this rough region the
Wistful Wild.

Louie's gluttonous behavior is fully documented in the final description.

021 - Armored Nut

Demo Final
I've never tasted a berry quite
like this. It's difficult to explain,
but it tastes like...sorrow.
I've never tasted a nut quite
like this. It's difficult to explain,
but it tastes like...sorrow.

The word for berry and nut is the same in Japanese. This leads to an error here that was fixed in the final version.

022 - Corpulent Nut

Demo Final
This rotund fruit reminds me of
the president's head.
Curiously, a strong feeling is
welling from the depth of my
heart.
There are no words to express
my true feelings.
This rotund nut reminds me of
the president's sizeable girth.
 
 
 
 
 

Another berry to nut change. The...strange second half of the description was removed entirely.

033 - Succulent Mattress

Demo Final
A while back, I didn't sleep for
days. My stomach was roiling and
my head was cloudy.
I couldn't rally any motivation!
The only thing I could muster is a
sigh. Then I found this cushion!
A while back, I didn't sleep for
days. My stomach was roiling
and my head was cloudy.
I couldn't rally any motivation!
The only thing I could muster is a
sigh. Then I found this mattress!

"Cushion" was changed to "mattress", possibly hinting at an early treasure name.

034 - King of Sweets

Demo Final
As a reward for my latest
scientific breakthrough, I think
I'll make myself a snack.
As a reward for my latest
scientific breakthrough, I think
I'll eat this grand sweet.

Olimar's celebration was changed from a modest snack to eating the treasure he is about to celebrate finding. Which is much better.

041 - Confection Hoop

Demo Final
The hold we searched today was
filled with a saccharine
scent.
Just sniffing it put me at risk
of developing a cavity. I don't
want anything sweet for a while.
 
The hole we searched today was
filled with a saccharine
scent. Just sniffing it put me at
risk of developing a cavity.
Ugh... I don't think I can eat
anything sweet for a while.
Wait... Who am I kidding?

The "hold" typo was fixed, and the formatting of text was changed. A joke was added at the end in the final game.

042 - Pastry Wheel

Demo Final
Some people in this world
can eat anything and never get
fat!
It makes me so jealous! I eat a
cookie crumb and suddenly I'm
saddled with a buffer of blubber.
To make matters worse, my wife
and daughter are always
scrutinizing my diet.
Some people in this world
can eat anything and never get
fat! It makes me so jealous! I eat
a cookie crumb and suddenly I'm
saddled with a buffer of blubber.
To make matters worse, my wife
and daughter are always
scrutinizing my diet. Can't a man
enjoy a pastry wheel in peace?!

Another reference to Olimar eating the treasures he's supposed to be selling was added in the final script.

044 - Fossilized Ursidae

Demo Final
I have concluded that it is a
groundbreaking biological and
botanical discovery.
The ship says it's nothing
more than a wooden statue.
I think it would be better if it
had more of an imagination.
 
I have concluded that it is a
groundbreaking biological
discovery. The ship says it's
nothing more than a wooden
statue. I wish it had more of an
imagination. No... Then it would
probably talk even more than it
does now. That would be bad.

Amusingly, Olimar considers this treasure a plant in the early script. The demo is also missing Olimar insulting the ship.

046 - Leviathan Feather

Demo Final
This appears to be a huge bird
feather, but I've never seen the
creature it belongs to.
I wonder if I ever will. Curiously,
I've only seen a few airborne
creatures on this planet.
I wonder why? Maybe it's just
because I haven't encountered
them yet.
 
 
 
 
This appears to be a huge bird
feather, but I've never seen the
creature it once belonged to.
I wonder if I ever will. I've only
seen a few airborne creatures on
this planet. I wonder why?
Maybe it's just because I haven't
encountered them yet.
Oh no... What if they saw me
take this feather? They could be
watching me, waiting for the
perfect moment to take their
sweet revenge!!

The demo disc is missing the large chunk of Olimar's paranoid speech.

048 - Fortified Delicacy

Demo Final
I wonder what's become of the
creature this shell was
defending.
Enigmas like this always make
me curious. Perhpas it was tasty?
Maybe I should find one and give
it a taste? All in the name of
science and exploration,
of course...it's not like I'd
eat just because I was hungry...
I wonder what's become of the
creature this shell was
defending. Enigmas like this
always make me curious. Was it
tasty? Maybe I should find one
and give it a taste? All in the
name of science and exploration,
of course...
 
 

He doth protest too much in the early script.

054 - Gyroid Bust

Demo Final
My son tells me that this type of
pose is all the rage with the kids.
The strangest things amuse kids!
When I was a kid, we were lucky
if we were allowed to pose at all!
PS: This statue had been placed
so that it was protected by a
wall of flame.
My research isn't complete, but I
think it may have been a holy
shrine of some kind.
 
My son tells me that this type of
figurine is all the rage with the
kids. The strangest things amuse
kids! When I was a kid, we were
lucky if we were allowed to even
talk about figurines!
PS: When I found this figurine,
it had been placed so that it was
protected by a wall of flame.
My research isn't complete, but I
think it may have been a
shrine of some kind.

The talk of posing was replaced with figurines in the final script. This does not appear to be a result of bad translation. The final sentence removed the world "holy".

058 - Vorpal Platter

Demo Final
I found this treasure deep in
an underground complex covered
with slippery ceramic tiles.
 
 
 
The monomolecular edge of this
disastrous platter is sharp
enough to split subatomic
particles! I found it deep in
an underground complex covered
with slippery ceramic tiles.

The awesome power of this object is not described in the demo text.

066 - Manual Honer

Demo Final
The size of this construction rig
is astonishing! It could build an
entire house in minutes!
The strangest part is that I don't
see any electrical outlets around
here...
Surely, you don't have power it
manually! It all seems a little
strange to me.
The size of this construction rig
is astonishing! It could build an
entire house in minutes! The
strangest part is that I don't see
any electrical plug on it
anywhere... Surely, you don't
have to power it manually!?
 
 

Olimar's problem switched from finding an outlet to finding a plug, and the final sentence was excised entirely.

069 - Harmonic Synthesizer

Demo Final
I'm very particular about the
music I listen to. But my wife
has no taste in music.
Sadly, my children didn't inherit
my refined musical tastes, either.
When I ask my family if they
want to go out for karaoke,
they all give me a nasty look!
Nobody will ever go with me...
My taste in music is highly
refined. But my wife and kids
have no taste at all! For example,
when I ask my family if they want
to go out for karaoke, they twist
their faces and give me a nasty
look! They don't know what
they're missing...
 

Olimar comes off much sadder in the early script.

072 - Sud Generator

Demo Final
It may take a young and playful
mind to unlock its secrets.
I'll be sure demonstrate it for
my son and daughter.
It may take a young and playful
mind to unlock its secrets.
When I return home, I think I'll
show it to my kids.

Ever curious, Olimar expects his children to figure out the secrets of this treasure. He's less optimistic in the early script.

076 - Time Capsule

Demo Final
This must be some kind of a
memorial capsule left by a lost
civilization.
It has left behind some image
data, but I can't make any sense
of it. I'm going to have to do
some additional analysis. I'll
document any new developments
in my log.
 
This must be some kind of a
memorial capsule left by a lost
civilization. It has left behind
some image data, but I can't
make any sense of it. I'm going
to have to do some additional
analysis. I'll document any
exciting new developments in my
log, along with pages and pages
of meaningless doodles.

Olimar's artistic spirit was not expressed in the demo's text.

078 - Mirrored Stage

Demo Final
Everyday, it's nothing but work,
work, work. Sometimes I need to
just need get it off my mind.
So, I set up this object as a
stage and taught the Pikmin to
dance.
Red, purple, white, yellow, and
blue Pikmin danced in perfect
unison.
When I return home, I should take
up a career as an interpretive
dance instructor.
Every day, it's nothing but work,
work, work. Sometimes I need to
just get it off my mind. So, I set
this thing up as a stage and
taught the Pikmin a song-and-
dance routine. Red, purple,
white, yellow, and blue Pikmin
danced in perfect unison and
sang their little hearts out.
When I return home, I should take
up a career as a dance
instructor.

The Pikmin's act changed from interpretive dance to a song and dance routine.

090 - Indomitable CPU

Demo Final
This appears to be some kind of
hyper-advanced, light-refracting
computer component.
Perhaps it's some kind of
superconducting crystal.
This appears to be some kind of
hyper-advanced, light-refracting
computer component. Perhaps I
can use it to upgrade the ship
with an imagination.

Olimar's hypothesis was changed to mock the ship again. That darn ship.

091 - Network Mainbrain

Demo Final
According to my research,
this is an acoustic-interference
motherboard.
I should install this on the
Dolphin 1. It might shut him
up for a while.
Then again, if it learned to
override the hardware, it could
become more annoying than ever!
According to my research,
this is an acoustic-interference
motherboard. I should install this
on the ship. It might shut him up
for a while. Then again, if it
learned to override the hardware,
it might become even more
surly than it is now!
 

This is the only instance in any version of the game where the ship is referred to by a name, in this case, "Dolphin 1".

092 - Space Wave Reciever

Demo Final
This receiver intercepts harmful
radiation from outerspace. I must
never approach it carelessly.
Now that I think about it, the
Pikmin that carried it looked a
little dazed while they
carried it.
 
This receiver intercepts harmful
radiation from outer space.
It's a highly dangerous piece
of machinery that should be
handled with extreme caution.
Now that I think about it, the
Pikmin that carried it looked a
little dazed while they carried it.

Olimar's warning was made more explicit.

115 - Pink Menace

Demo Final
I could never say this within
earshot of it, but years of use
have taken their toll on the ship.
For one thing, the thermostat
doesn't work like it used to.
It can get quite frigid.
I can tell that the Pikmin are
having a harder time adjusting to
the cold than me.
Seeing this figure gives me the
strength to endure the cold.
 
I could never say this within
earshot of the ship, but years of
hard use have taken their toll.
For one thing, the thermostat
is broken. The temperature in
the cockpit can fluctuate wildly
between sweltering heat and
frigid cold. The humid heat is
awful, but the bone-chilling cold
is even worse. Looking at this
heart-warming gem gives me the
strength to endure the elements.

The reference to Olimar's concern for the Pikmin is removed and replaced with self-interest.

119 - Gemstar Husband

Demo Final
It's crucial for them to develop
an unquestionable, unfaltering
trust.
But, I refuse to believe that
this simple pebble is some kind
of treasure. That's insane!
It's crucial for them to develop
an unquestionable, unfaltering
trust. But I refuse to believe
that this simple trinket is some
kind of living gem. That's insane!
 

Since this is obviously a treasure, the description was changed.

131 - Silencer

Demo Final
The ship is noisy,
but nothing compares to the
endless chatter from the boss.
Blah blah blah! It never ends!
I wish he'd take after this statue.
Louie's quiet nature was hard to
adjust to, but now I've grown to
appreciate the quiet.
 
The ship is noisy, but nothing
compares to the boss's inane
chatter. Blah blah blah! It never
ends! He could learn a lot from
this noiseless, disembodied
head. Louie's quiet nature was
hard to adjust to, but now I've
grown to appreciate the peace
and quiet.

The fourth sentence was rewritten to be more comical.

132 - Wiggle Noggin

Demo Final
I've become enamoured with this
object!
I know I shouldn't fall for
company property, but I can't
supress my feelings forever!
I'll ask the boss if he'll
sell it to me.
I've become enamored with this
object! I know I shouldn't fall for
company property, but I can't
suppress these feelings forever!
 
 
 

Enamo(u)red has its British English spelling in the demo. Olimar considers buying the treasure for himself in the early script.

138 - Stupendous Lens

Demo Final
I've never seen such a huge
lens. It must have been designed
as a nano-grade magnifizer by a
hyper-advanced society of
alien mega brains!
Gah!! This object is far
too complex for my intellect to
comprehend.
I've never seen such a huge
lens. It must have been designed
as a nano-grade magnifier by a
hyper-advanced society of
alien mega-brains! Gah!!
This object is far too complex
for even my superior scientific
intellect to comprehend.

The humorous "magnifizer" typo (?) was fixed (? again) in the final game. Olimar is also a lot more vain in the final script.

143 - Luck Wafer

Demo Final
When I look at it, I can feel
good fortune smiling down on me.
If I just could buy a lottery ticket
right now, I'm sure I'd win! In
general, I think I'm pretty lucky.
When I look at it, I can feel
good fortune smiling down on
me. If I could just buy a lottery
ticket right now, I'm sure I'd win!
 

An instance of Olimar's introspection was removed.

149 - Glee Spinner

Demo Final
When I get near this captivating
treasure, I can't stop myself from
spinning it over and over again.
I shouldn't spin such a valuable
treasure, but it's so hard to have
self control.
From now on, instead of actually
spinning it I'll just imagine I'm
doing it instead.
Come to think of it, the Pikmin
seemed excessively fidgety when
they carried this treasure.
When I get near this captivating
treasure, I can't stop myself
from spinning it over and over
again. I shouldn't spin such a
valuable treasure, but it's so
hard to have self-control.
From now on, instead of actually
spinning it, I'll just imagine I'm
doing it instead. Wow... This is
so much fun!
 
 

The final sentence was changed for comedic effect.

150 - Cosmic Archive

Demo Final
He's so quiet, I sometimes forget
he's even there. This item I
salvaged from the cave seems to
be some kind of recorder, but I
have no way to play back the
contents.
He's so quiet, I sometimes forget
he's even there. This item I
salvaged from the cave seems to
be some kind of storage device,
but I have no way to play back
the contents.

While the Famicom Diskettes could be recorded on, it's more accurate to say they're storage devices.


160 - Fuel Reservoir

Demo Final
This highly-advanced thinking
computer has a lot of
self-importance for a machine.
So, It appears that machines can
exhibit human characteristics
after all. Perhaps they even a
soul? If my hypothesis is true,
then maybe you can break their
spirit.
Oh...no...I'm turning into the
president! It would be best if
people and machines could both
work at an easier and less-
stressful pace.
The ship has a lot of self-
importance for a machine.
Apparently, machines can exhibit
human characteristics after all.
Perhaps they even have a soul?
If this is true, then maybe you
can work them into the ground
until their spirit is broken and
they stop giving you lip...
Oh no... I'm turning into the
president!
 
 
 

A plea for cooperation was excised from the final script.

163 - Endless Repository

Demo Final
Sometimes desire overpowers
reason. At least, that's what I
tell myself when I sneak a late-
night snack.
Sometimes desire overpowers
reason. At least, that's what I
told myself when I sampled this
salty snack.

Olimar really needs to stop eating his treasures.

165 - Nutrient Silo

Demo Final
What a fascinating storage
container. There's more food
crammed in here than I could
eat in a lifetime!
Hrrm. It's going to hard to get
all of this back home...
What a fascinating storage
container. There's more food
crammed in here than I could
eat in a lifetime!
Louie, however...
 

Great, now Louie is doing it.

169 - Abstract Masterpiece

Demo Final
Every time I view it, I can't stop
crying!
 
 
 
Every time I view it, I can't stop
crying! The ship mocks me by
squirting engine coolant at me,
but it's obviously just jealous
that it can't shed any tears.

Some text was added to beef up this description.

172 - Yellow Taste Tyrant

Demo Final
According to recent statistics,
the elderly people on Hocotate
love to eat sweets.
To spite them, young people are
eating all the spicy food they
can get their hands on.
They'd probably go crazy over
this object. Just looking at it
makes my mouth feel spicy!
Tonight, I think I'll practice
signing autographs.
 
According to recent statistics,
the elderly people on Hocotate
love to eat sweets. To spite
them, young people are eating all
the spicy food they can get their
hands on. Just looking at this
artifact makes my mouth feel
spicy! When I bring it back, it's
sure to be all the rage with
surly teens everywhere! Tonight,
I think I'll practice signing
autographs.

Along with some sentence rearranging, Olimar's line about surly teens was added for the final description.

177 - Hypnotic Platter / Adults-only Emblem

Demo Final
Young Louie can't appreciate
this, but the moment you have
children your head explodes into
one endless headache.
The other day, when I tried to
relax over an adult beverage,
my boy comes up and starts
begging for a taste. I had to
explain to him that it wasn't
for kids.
Strange story... When I
inspected this item on the
planet's surface, I was suddenly
overcome with such a raging
thirst that I thought I might
fall unconscious. Having no
tasty beverage at hand, I
had to resort to licking the
condensation from the inside
of my helmet. I feel such shame.

As a result of censorship, the entire description of this item was changed. The joke in the demo text is that Olimar thinks A&W, a form of root beer, is an adult drink. This was apparently too risque for Nintendo.

186 - Prototype Detector

Demo Final
Today we searched a
subterranean lair swarming with
carnivorous bugs.
The name Hole of Beasts
immediately came to mind.
This convenient contraption I
found in the hole has become an
invaluable treasure-seeking tool.
When the Treasure Gauge
approaches a piece of treasure,
the needle moves to the right.
When all of the treasure in an
area has been collected, the
device powers down.
When we left Hocotate, I thought
we'd never pay off our company's
debts. But thanks to this gadget,
I'm feeling optimistic about the
outcome of this daring mission.
Today we searched a
subterranean lair swarming with
carnivorous bugs. The name
Hole of Beasts immediately came
to mind. The convenient
contraption I found there has
become an invaluable treasure-
seeking tool. When it
approaches a piece of treasure,
the gadget beeps and the needle
moves to the right. When all of
the treasure in an area has been
collected, the device powers
down. When we left Hocotate, I
thought we'd never be able to
pay off the company's debt.
But thanks to this gadget, I'm
feeling optimistic about the
outcome of this daring mission.

The early script refers to the Treasure Gauge by name, and does not mention a beeping sound. Perhaps it once worked differently.

197 - Shock Therapist

Demo Final
This is one several items wielded
by a nightmarish the nightmarish
techno-spider that stole Louie.
This devious device allowed the
creature to control the force
of lightning!
This shocker was one of several
weapons wielded by the
nightmarish titan dweevil. It
allowed the creature to smite
Pikmin with zaps of lightning!
 

The Titan Dweevil is referred to as a "techno-spider" in the early script, which is probably the only time that word will appear in a video game. Sadly. The extra, erroneous "a nightmarish" text was removed.

198 - Flare Cannon

Demo Final
This scorching mechanism was
one of several parts wielded by
a monsterous cyber-spider.
This roasting apparatus spews
hot jets of flame!
 
 
 
This scorching mechanism was
once used by a monstrous
titan dweevil. The roasting
apparatus spews hot jets of
flame! I can't keep Louie away
from it... He keeps trying to use
it to cook sausages and
caramelize creme brulee.

Curiously, this is probably not the only instance of "cyber-spider" in a video game. Louie's gourmet cooking habits pop up in the finalized description.

199 - Comedy Bomb

Demo Final
This toxic componentwas
dropped by the terrifying
techno-spider!
This primitive chemical weapon
injects the atmosphere with
clouds of poisonous gas.
This fiendish component was
used by the titan dweevil!
Although it was once a primitive
chemical weapon, it is now a
weapon of mass hilarity.
 

More techno-spider fun! The bomb is still deadly in the demo script. Oh, and a space was added to the first line.

200 - Monster Pump

Demo Final
This savage water pump was just
one of many weapons wielded by
the massive techno-spider.
This pump is capable of spraying
jets of hyper-pressurized water!
This savage water pump was just
one of many weapons wielded by
the titan dweevil. This pump is
capable of spraying jets of
hyper-pressurized water!

The last techno-spider dies.

201 - King of Bugs

Demo Final
The nightmarish beast that
kidnapped Louie is freakishly
large!
It collects powerful objects
and uses them to upgrade its
powers of predation.
This sinister creature must be
the most dangerous creature
ever recorded!
Yet, even this menacing beast
will ultimately fall to my
fearsome pack of Pikmin.
I'm glad to have them on my side,
but sometimes I'm frightened by
their ferocity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louie is back! Somehow, he
survived a horrific ordeal with
a freakishly large, weapon-
wielding titan dweevil!
I entered a hole with an army of
ferocious Pikmin, grimly
determined to save Louie from
the titan dweevil, but it seems
that he was perfectly fine all
along. I can't understand how
he managed to avoid being
eaten. Hmmm... He's always had
an unusually close connection
with insects, and I know he loves
to cook them! Maybe he wasn't
kidnapped after all... Could he
have been controlling that beast
all along?! No...that's craziness!
Although...he does insist now
that we address him by his
"proper title," the King of Bugs.

This description was entirely rewritten to focus on Louie instead of the Titan Dweevil, in the process suggesting that Louie was controlling the Titan Dweevil, and stating that Louie came up with his own treasure title.