|This is a mandatory ship part.|
|Max. Carriers||25 Pikmin|
|Location||The Forest Navel|
The Automatic Gear (オートマチック・ギア, "Ōtomachikku Gia") is a ship part that is found in The Forest Navel in Pikmin. It works at its own pace and it makes piloting easier, giving Olimar time to concentrate on other things while flying the ship. When collected, this part will not visually change the S. S. Dolphin.
Collecting the Part
To begin, enter The Forest Navel. The Automatic Gear is found on a ledge near the landing site, where you have to build a climbing stick to get it. As it is in a high place, Pikmin get deflowered when they fall off the edge while carrying it. The treasure glitch is also likely to occur due to the long drop.
To avoid your Pikmin getting deflowered the player can call them back just as they are walking off the border. Another useful method is to simply walk away. If the Pikmin are off-sight, they will not get deflowered. This technique is also useful for getting other ship parts in the game. Due to several Shearwigs being in the area where the Pikmin fall, Olimar must take precautions to ensure no Pikmin deaths.
Fiery Blowhogs can also wander into the drop point of the part later in the day, so it may be a good idea to use Red Pikmin. If doing a Speed Run, have your Pikmin work on collecting this part while you discover the Blue Pikmin, as the Blue Onion and the part are very close together.
"I've found the Automatic Gear! This thing chugs right along at its own pace. It makes piloting much easier, giving me time to concentrate on the finer points of space travel."
"It has thin cracks running through it. I tried to fill them with dirt... I hope it will be all right."
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