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The Air Brake is a Badminton birdie found on a ledge in the Awakening Wood. To get it requires the solution of a simple see-saw problem. It is found near Snagret Hole, and, to protect the Pikmin, it is necessary to kill a few enemies. First, there are the two Yellow Wollywogs in the shallow pool; after, the poison bridge should be built - it doesn't matter which.
To collect the treasure, put 15 Pikmin and one captain on the scale nearest it, and 16 Pikmin on the other scale. Throw Blue Pikmin at the ledge to get the treasure and defeat the Burrowing Snagret and Creeping Chrysanthemum if the treasure takes a path too near to them. Next, defeat the Red Bulborb and the Dwarves over the ledge.
This part can also be obtained without using the scales by throwing Yellow Pikmin with a running start from the ground between the two bridges. Purple Pikmin can be thrown to it from there too, also requiring a running throw, though this is more difficult.