Chronos Reactor
This is a mandatory ship part.
Weight 20
Max. Carriers 40 Pikmin
Location The Distant Spring

The Chronos Reactor is a ship part that can be very tedious and somewhat difficult to obtain. It uses new technology to warp the space-time continuum and convert it into energy. Olimar is amazed by this part and wonders what secrets can be inside. The Ship in Pikmin 2 also has what appears to be a Chronos Reactor. The Part's location is also the location of the Submerged Castle in Pikmin 2.

Collecting the Part

Chronos Reactor

The Chronos Reactor being retrieved by the Dolphin.

The part is both time-consuming and rather complicated to recover. First, defeat all of the Bulbears, Blowhogs, and Water Dumples that may be in the way back to the S.S. Dolphin. Yellow Pikmin are needed to get the part off a high perch. However, water surrounds it, so a nearby Golden Candypop Bud on a perch with a geyser must be used. Throw at least 20 blues into the Candypop Bud. Pluck the Yellow Pikmin and throw them on the island. If they drown, whistle at them or bring some Blues to save them. Throw Yellow Pikmin up to the part (it's up high, so you may need to change where you're standing). Let Blue Pikmin carry it back to the ship or use the Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud to convert the Yellow Pikmin back into Blue Pikmin.


Discovery Notes

"I've found my Chronos Reactor! Using strange new technology, this machine is able to warp the space-time continuum and turn it into energy. I am constantly amazed at how many mysteries are locked inside the parts of my ship..."

Ship Log

"This reactor changes permutations in the space-time continuum into pure energy... Basically, it's like a big rubber band."


  • The Chronos Reactor is one of the parts that can be seen on the outside of the ship.
  • This ship part's name may be referencing the greek god Chronos which was the personification of time, something this part apparently can form into energy

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