|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Treasure Hoard Number||136 (NTSC)
The Doomsday Apparatus is the heaviest and most valuable treasure in Pikmin 2. It is a blue, heavily rusted 1 kilogram training weight. It is found in the Wistful Wild, not too far from the landing site. Due to its weight, 100 Purple Pikmin are needed to be able to pick up this item; and even then, it takes at least a quarter of a day to carry back to the ship.
The best place to amass purples to reach 100 for the Doomsday Apparatus is the Subterranean Complex, as it has three Violet and two Queen Candypop Buds on sublevel 8, along with many eggs and a geyser. Another good place is Bulblax Kingdom, which also has 3 Violet Candypop Buds and one Ivory. A place to look early on is the Hole of Beasts which has 2 Candypop Buds on sublevel 2 because of ease of accessibility. However, they will not appear here if you already have more than 19 Purple Pikmin.
"Perplexing mysteries are often solved in unexpected ways. When I was studying this item earlier today, I was astounded at its unbelievable bulk. It was so heavy! I would have never been able to move it without my burly purple Pikmin. Later analysis indicated this thing is in fact some kind of heavy artillery."
"An apocalyptic weapon made of super-heavy, gravity-compressed materials of unknown origin. The fact that its great weight makes it uncontrollable is, at times, a mild detriment."
- Since this is a one kilo weight and requires 1,000 Pikmin to carry, it is reasonable to assume that a Pikmin's normal carrying capacity is one gram, or ten grams for purple Pikmin. This is the only indication of the real-world power of Pikmin. However, this doesn't necessarily stand for other treasures.
- It can take anywhere between a quarter to half the day to carry this back depending on leaves, buds, and flowers.
- It is the heaviest treasure in the game, not to mention the highest in Poko value.
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