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A few times now I have see little Maiamai sitting on the tops of trees, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get them down.

How do I rescue these little guys from the treetops?

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    Most Maiamai hidden on trees are not visible, you can still hear their cries, however. If you ever realize that a Maiamai should be hidden on a tree but don't know which one; it's the one that's isolated from all other trees. If you can walk between two trees, then they're isolated from each other. Before I knew that, I was just bumping into every tree until I found the Maiamai (which could take a long time when there are lots of trees around). Now I only bump into at most 2 trees until I find the little critter.
    – Nolonar
    Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 14:35

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In order to get the Maiamai out of the top of the trees and pillars, you first need the Pegasus Boots. To get those, you need to sneak up behind the thief in town with your 2D form, and the surprise him by popping out right behind him. (Note, this can only be done after seeing him steal the Smooth Gem.)

Afterwards, it's simple. Just hold down L for a short time, and then you'll run into the tree and the little Maiamai will get knocked down for you to collect.

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  • Thanks for the edit, I had no idea they were even called Pegasus Boots until I talked with the old Streetpass man.
    – WoF
    Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 16:51

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