Hey! Pikmin Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Hey! Pikmin RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Hey! Pikmin Beginner's Guide -- Tips for Amassing Sparklium https://www.gameskinny.com/d0axb/hey-pikmin-beginners-guide-tips-for-amassing-sparklium https://www.gameskinny.com/d0axb/hey-pikmin-beginners-guide-tips-for-amassing-sparklium Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:47:24 -0400 Autumn Fish

When you crash land in Hey! Pikmin, you're spaceship tells you that you'll need to collect Sparklium as fuel in order to return home to Hocotate. Over the course of your adventure, you'll encounter different colored Pikmin with unique abilities that can help you collect far more Sparklium than you would be able to on your own. With their help, you'll have no problem collecting the 30,000 Sparklium you need to fly back home.

Following these simple tips, you'll hit your Sparklium threshold well before you ever come face-to-face with the game's final boss.

Don't Rush Hey! Pikmin -- Take Time to Explore

Every level hides treasures in various nooks and crannies. Take the time to hunt down these special treasures, as they'll be your main source of Sparklium throughout your journey.

While you're exploring, keep in mind that you may not be able to backtrack if you progress too far in the level, so think carefully about which paths you'll take. Afterall, you don't want to find yourself trapped at the exit to a level on a near-perfect run with only one treasure left to find.

Unlock and Complete Bonus Levels

Every Sector has a Bonus Level that you can unlock and complete for the chance at some extra treasure. (Check out our guide on How to Unlock Bonus Levels here.) It'll be a challenge to collect all of the treasure in each Bonus Level, but the extra Sparklium these treasures provide is well worth it.

Visit the Sparklium Springs Every Day

Each Sector has a Sparklium Spring that unlocks by completing certain levels. Visiting the Sparklium Springs prompts you to play a mini-game where you collect balls of Sparklium to see how much you can amass before time runs out. The Sparklium Springs in every Sector reset daily, so be sure to return to them each day for a large boost in your Sparklium reserves.

Hey! Pikmin Beginner's Guide Tips and Tricks for Amassing Sparklium Manage Pikmin Park

Manage Pikmin Park

Make sure that the Pikmin in Pikmin Park are always working if you can help it. Clearing out the park is an excellent way to find spare Sparklium and, eventually, treasure. Just set them up and head out on your next Expedition since they're not going to make any progress with you watching. When the left and right sides of the map are clear, you'll unlock the southern-most areas for the chance at even more treasure.

Scan Hey! Pikmin Compatible amiibo

Finally, you may use amiibo to top off your Sparklium reserves, though don't expect them to be a massive help. Compatible MarioAnimal Crossing, and Splatoon amiibo can be scanned straight into the game as treasure, while non-compatible amiibo will just give you straight Sparklium once per day. Note, however, that scanning the Pikmin and Olimar amiibo will just give you more Pikmin, not Sparklium.

Keep these tips in mind and you're bound to blast past the Sparklium threshold before you can say "Take me back to Hocotate!" Be sure to check out some more of our Hey! Pikmin guides while you're hanging about.

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Hey! Pikmin Guide - How to Unlock Bonus Levels https://www.gameskinny.com/tkohi/hey-pikmin-guide-how-to-unlock-bonus-levels https://www.gameskinny.com/tkohi/hey-pikmin-guide-how-to-unlock-bonus-levels Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:57:18 -0400 Autumn Fish

Every Sector in Hey! Pikmin hides a challenging Bonus Level that's great for rounding out your hoard of Sparklium. These can be unlocked by completing certain requirements in a specific level in each Sector.

As you're working your way through a Sector, you'll notice that one of the levels you complete actually has a branching path on the map screen that leads to nothing. This signifies that you can unlock the Bonus Area from that level. If you're careful and observant, finding the entrance to the bonus level is a rather simple affair.

How to Unlock Bonus Levels in Hey! Pikmin

Levels that unlock a Bonus Area have not one but two exits! The exit that leads to the Bonus Level is generally locked behind a door that to open, requires you to find most of the Pikmin in the area. Make sure you search out and whistle every group of Pikmin to your party. Be patient while going through the level and don't give your enemies the chance to kill your Pikmin. Pick your fights and you should be fine by the time you reach the gate to the Bonus Level.

Hey! Pikmin Guide How to Unlock Bonus Levels

Make sure you explore every alternative route available. There might be Pikmin hiding in a cave or you may find the alternative exit leading to the Bonus Level. Be observant and check the top screen occasionally to make certain you don't miss anything. Remember that you can take a peek at the area map by tapping the L or R buttons.

Once you corral all of your Pikmin and reach the gate at the end of the level, exit via the ship to unlock the Bonus Level. Note that this only unlocks the Bonus Level, and if you want to unlock the level you'd get from normal progression, you'll have to complete the level you just came through again and take the main exit. You don't have to take the normal progression, however, since completing the Bonus Level provides you with an alternate path to finish the Sector.

Armed with this knowledge, it won't be long before you unlock and complete the Bonus Levels in every Sector. Be sure to check back with GameSkinny for more Hey! Pikmin guides coming your way.

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Will Hey! Pikmin Be the Game Pikmin Fans Have Been Waiting For? https://www.gameskinny.com/a8uar/will-hey-pikmin-be-the-game-pikmin-fans-have-been-waiting-for https://www.gameskinny.com/a8uar/will-hey-pikmin-be-the-game-pikmin-fans-have-been-waiting-for Fri, 12 May 2017 17:51:41 -0400 Jaleesa Mitchell

It's time for a new Pikmin adventure! Get ready for Hey! Pikmin -- an upcoming Nintendo 3DS game scheduled to release on July 18, 2017. In the first 2D platformer for the franchise, players will help Captain Olimar explore (and ultimately escape) a brand new world by controlling him and his Pikmin.

Coming up with new content for sequel games can be difficult and intimidating for developers, especially when it comes to something as established and cool as the Pikmin series. So will Hey! Pikmin be able to hold up to the hype and prove to be the game that fans have been waiting for?

We're certainly hoping so, but really it's hard to say for sure. 

 We Only Know a Little About the Game So Far

There isn't much information available for Hey! Pikmin right now, aside from some brief overviews, screenshots, and trailers like the one above. All we really know is that it will be a side-scrolling platformer which features Captain Olimar and his multi-colored Pikmin. 

As far as plot is concerned, we know that the game footage shown so far depicts Olimar exploring a Pikmin world with a blue ship pod that resembles the research pod. We also see Olimar piloting a ship named the "S.S. Dolphin 2" through a field of asteroids. From what we can tell, the ship crashes onto a new planet inhabited by Pikmin. The goal is to refuel the ship by collecting treasures and "sparklium seeds" -- preferably the golden ones.

Is the Game Canon?

Well, it's not clear. Perhaps it's a prequel or a sequel. Or maybe it's something entirely new! Our only hope is that it will be action-packed and thrilling!

With so little information available, we can't really know if Hey! Pikmin will be what the fans want. But, if the success of previous Pikmin games are any indication, then it stands to reason that Hey! Pikmin  is worth getting excited for. With a new story, a different platform, and a large fan base, Hey! Pikmin will be the game that Pikmin fans talk about for the rest of the year.

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