Easily the most elusive of the collectible items in Yooka-Laylee are the Pirate Treasure pieces. These items are not counted on the pause screen. The rewards for hunting down these treasures are three trophies/achievements, including one for unlocking the final tonic: ‘Athlete’. If you hope to hunt down each of these items, follow the guide below.
After unlocking the expansion, go to the structure leading to Rampo, the world’s boss. When you reach the final set of fire blasters, drop down below. Here, you will find three quills. But if you jump around the side, away from Rampo, you will find a space carved out of the structure. Here lies the first Pirate Treasure.
To find this treasure, go to the Gloomy Gem Grotto, located under the surface of the lake, off to the right. Once inside, follow the path until you rise on the smiley face platform. Then, use Flappy Flight to fly high above the room. Far ahead look for a large mountain. On the top of this structure is the skull.
To find this treasure, use Flappy Flight to go high above the pumping plant. Here, located on top of the pipes is the skull
To find this treasure, go to the entrance of the world. Located directly behind the tome is the skull. Use Flappy Flight to fly high above the book and snag the skull.
To find this treasure, you’ll need to unlock the expansion for the world. Then, go to the Velocity Terminal. Open the door to the left of the entrance. Then, on the way down the slide, take a left. Then, use Flappy Flight to fly above this area. Then, located far above the right end is the skull.