Pikmin 4 has finally been released, and many players have had queries related to what Sparklium is in the game or how to bloom Pikmin flowers. Well, in this guide, we will try to tackle yet another common in-game element in Pikmin 4, and that is the use of Raw Materials. In various other games, Raw materials are used to build or upgrade something. So is it the same in Pikmin 4, or do they have any other use? Let’s find out.
So the answer to that frequently asked question is yes; it’s the same concept. Just like in any other game where crafting is a default mechanism to build structures, bridges to cross the river, or even items, in Pikmin 4, you can do the same: upgrade, craft items, and even build stairs when needed using raw materials. So let’s see how to get them and use them in the game.
Pikmin 4: How to get & use Raw Materials
Raw Materials in Pikmin 4 look like blocks of crystal. This is the only kind of raw material, for now, that is scattered around the whole world. You can use them to build and craft various things that will help you progress throughout your missions. Here are all the possible ways of getting them:
1) Complete side missions
After completing various side missions, you will most likely receive Raw Materials as a reward. This is an efficient way of getting loads of it, as finding them may turn out to be difficult for some. Well, don’t worry; here’s the treasure hunter’s way of finding them:
2) Destroy Obstacles
Obstacles are common ways of getting Raw Materials. You just need to use your Pikmin at obstacles, including gates, walls, etc., and upon destruction, they will drop Raw Materials. So whenever you see a gate or a wall, just destroy it without thinking twice.
3) Defeat your Enemies
Also, defeating your enemies can sometimes reward you with Raw materials. Since it’s not a common drop, you are better off trying the other methods.
4) Look around
Piles of Raw Materials are sometimes spawned on the ground. So, make sure to keep an eye out for them. You can also send your Pikmin to various small caves/holes that they will dig to provide you with an ample amount of the resource.
Usage of Raw Materials
Now you may ask, where are these Raw materials used, though? It’s pretty simple; you use them whenever some kind of architectural work is needed. Let’s say you are building a staircase over water bodies; then these raw materials will come in handy. The same goes for walls and other similar stuff. Don’t worry about how easy or hard it is; the game will give you a quick tutorial on how these things work, and we are still here to clear your doubts. Just remember to not waste raw materials, as they are the only way to get gear in the game. You pretty much exchange them for items like Charging Horn, and Treasure Gauge.
If you are a beginner, you won’t have the option to process Raw Materials right away. To process them, you need to rescue Russ, who is a scientist in the Rescue Corps. The processing of Raw Materials will be unlocked only after you rescue him. That said, we hope this guide helped you in more ways than one, and if it did, then follow Android Gram for more.