In Pikmin 4, you are a member of the Rescue Corps and your job is to explore the mysterious planet, rescuing castaways along the way. With the help of Pikmin and the rescue pup Oatchi, you will overcome obstacles and solve puzzles sprinkled around the game’s many areas.
As you explore the world, you will face greater and greater challenges. When things get tough, you will want to upgrade Oatchi so he can withstand more. Choose from various upgrades and make Oatchi as strong as he can be. This guide will show you how to get and use Pup Drive in Pikmin 4.
How to get Pup Drive in Pikmin 4
Pup Drive refers to the upgrade points that Oatchi obtains throughout the game. To obtain Pup Drive points, you need to enter caves and rescue castaways. Each time you rescue a castaway, Oatchi will get another Pup Drive point.
There are multiple caves in each of the map areas of the game. Most of the caves have at least one Castaway so you are bound to get many Pup Drive points as you progress through the game. You will also get Pup Drive points by completing Dandori Battles since they unlock castaways as well.
How to use Pup Drive in Pikmin 4
To use Pup Drive in Pikmin 4, you need to head back to the Rescue Command Post. Once there, talk to Captain Shepherd. Captain Shepherd will give you various upgrade options to make Oatchi stronger.
There are many upgrades to choose from such as Buff, Chomp, and Rush. Getting these upgrades will allow you to increase Oatchi’s capabilities. Some of these upgrades allow Oatchi to carry more, deal more damage, and hit moving enemies easier.
Each upgrade costs a specific number of points so make sure you have enough before purchasing any upgrades. More upgrades become available as you progress through the game. Keep checking in with Captain Shepherd to see if there are more upgrades available.