Borderlands Achievements

Sneaky Little Buggers

Kill each of the loot midgets   

Loot midgets are fairly tough little buggers that jump out of various loot containers. They come in five varieties and can sometimes be found in multiple locations. Below is a list of the types of loot midgets and at least one of their locations:

Meat Popsicle: Hides in refrigerators. Can be found in the lowest portion of T-Bone Junction or in the midget village in Sunken Sea

Dumpster Diver: Found in the dumpster in the area where you kill Motorhead

Truxican Wrestler: Found in one of the lockers at the beginning of Lockdown Palace

Mini Steve: Found inside normal red weapons chests. Can be found in one in Lockdown Palace

Crimson Shorty: Found in one of the Crimson Lance Chests at the end of the Road's End map (just before the Armory)

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Rockzyk
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 01:13:51 PM

Not unlocking. Glitch maybe?

Comment #2 by LastHope
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:49:10 AM

How do you unlock this achievement. :)

Comment #3 by horse05
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 02:15:26 AM

didn't get it either

Comment #4 by LastHope
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 07:05:19 PM

Anyone need a help for this achievement just sent me a text at "AmusingLastHope" :)

Comment #5 by slapp77
Thursday, September 02, 2010 @ 10:10:15 AM

I just got it, sometimes you need to kill some of them multiple times.

Comment #6 by Saosin Ghost
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 12:55:58 PM

wait waat i gota kill
them several times i dont
even remember where they are

Comment #7 by Mega Mayo Man
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 04:59:11 AM

I went to each and every location on the list and got the achievement as I should have on the last kill. Such a big help, thanks a lot!

Comment #8 by Rcurtis17
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 03:31:37 AM

Where do you find all the loot midgets?

Comment #9 by Spartan375x
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 10:39:39 PM

These guys are tough for being so tiny!!

Comment #10 by ShadowX760
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 07:40:40 AM

Man the one outta the fridge scared the life outta me... i didnt think he was there

Comment #11 by TheFirstExile
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 06:25:23 AM

This is not that easy. I have the game of the year Borderlands and did this alone. The last one (fridge in T -Bone junction) is level 61. I am level 44. I love this game but don't like the level system. Enemies are either to easy or to hard. It needed to have a better adaptive system for enemy levels. I could only kill this last midget because he just stood still while I put about 1200 bullets in him.

Comment #12 by WWG II assassin
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 07:46:10 PM

I still havent got this achievo and ive killed them all multiple times

Comment #13 by DezSnaker
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 03:29:53 PM

For all of you, no, theres no glitch to it. You've clearly killed one more than once and mistaken it for another one. They appear in different places, so don't expect two to come out a fridge etc. To get this you just need to kill all 5. Go to the borderlands wiki for more info'.

Comment #14 by AEYJAY1
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 12:58:16 AM

So is there a mission or some thing for the different midgets or what?

Comment #15 by x Goliath x
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 11:16:26 PM

I have killed everyone and still don't have the achievement. I've been looking around online and other people are saying you have to kill them all in one sitting. You can't save and quit you have to do it all at once. I haven't tried it yet but I will soon. I'll let you guys know if that works.

Comment #16 by x Goliath x
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 09:20:25 PM

OK I watch all the Youtube vids and I didn't see any of them show the one I was missing. There's a midget at the prison right when you walk in. He'll be in one of the lockers.

Comment #17 by Lyco
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 08:58:26 PM

I think the Dumpster Diver is the most likely one that people miss. It was for me. Didn't even realize those 2 quests existed. Basicaly, a friendly midget named Thirsty is in a shack by a small lake in the lower right hand corner of Sunken Sea, underneath a Hyperion billboard. He'll give you a quest called Purple Juice! Which is done in that area, after that he'll give you Little People, Big Experiments for killing an old friend, go do that quest in the Ridgeway and in the small room where you kill that old friend is a dumpster containing the Dumpster Diver. I'm sure that's the only location for one. The old friend also has a chance of dropping The Chopper, a shmexy machine gun.

Comment #18 by chirudazu
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 04:25:46 PM

It didn't pop for me after I killed all 5, but it popped after I killed Dumpster
Diver a second time. /shrug

Comment #19 by em0rox
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 04:13:49 AM

Does anyone know if you have to kill them all at once or does it matter when?

Comment #20 by Hildy66
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 12:01:37 PM

I've killed em all 3 different times all in the same sitting.... any suggestions?

Comment #21 by invincible m1k3
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 04:30:12 AM

where are they ? part of a quest or random ?

Comment #22 by scotty666sniper
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 06:13:15 AM

Did anyone else find three in lockdown palace?

Comment #23 by RyanMaximum
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 02:18:49 PM

hey guys im a new member. im working on all of the achievements for borderlands i have 6 left im trying to get

Comment #24 by theNomad
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 10:02:05 PM

The metal doors to Motorhead's area where Dumpster Diver is no longer opens for me :/ I guess its a location that only opens if your're on one of the quests.

Comment #25 by Garlyle
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 02:45:53 PM

Just FYI; while going after this one, I found a level 52 or 53 meat popsicle in the refrigerator inside of lockdown palace, just past the ammo and health vending machines, right after you beat shank's boy friend.

Also, the achievement popped even though I had killed the crimson shorty the night before,and my file is screwed up from me joining a game where everyone else had already beaten the game so I don't think you need to get them in one sitting; hope this helps.

Comment #26 by SovietFlyZilla
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 07:45:35 PM

i found meat popsical in a few different areas. Are the places you find the loot midgets set but the people inside are randomised or are they both set loot midgets.

Comment #27 by Aces_Suited
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 08:34:16 PM

This may help:

Comment #28 by Suplemental
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 02:21:34 PM

They all have to be killed in one playthrough.... meaning you can't kill one exit game and kill the others.

Comment #29 by xxDAMOSxx
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 04:10:27 PM

You do not have to do them all in one sitting. I just got mine for killing the dumpster one and I killed the other 4 two days ago so I hope this helps everybody.

Comment #30 by G3MINIZ
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 01:39:41 AM


Comment #31 by green ran9er
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 09:34:45 PM

Totally agree with you. The leveling in this game really needs some work. I hope they fix that in Borderlands 2. I won't hate it if they don't, but I will definitely play more carefully. Its a pain when you only get 1xp per kill, and when filling enemies with an entire SMG clip doesn't even dent their shield.

Comment #32 by sdeter1nton
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 06:22:14 PM

does this one count cross playthroughs?

Comment #33 by forstar45
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @ 10:40:56 PM

I forgot all about the last one till I was fighting a boss as he jumped out of a dumpster, shotgun to the face solved that problem xD

Comment #34 by MRCARS PWND YOU
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 07:03:20 PM

got this one in someone elses game same time they got it

Comment #35 by Im Blackened
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 10:25:42 AM

There's like 3 or 4 different Midgets in the Prison.

Comment #36 by stonedsoldier
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 04:27:25 PM


Comment #37 by vampire-san
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:29:09 PM

Does this achievement unlock when playing split screen as me and the boyfriend were playing this today and we killed each midget on this list in all of these locations and we still didn't unlock this achievement getting really annoyed with this now help would be greatful xxx

Comment #38 by Notmad
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 01:23:11 PM

Do you have to do each one yourself? What if you are playing co-op and your friend kills one and you kill the others?

Comment #39 by Jenna2784
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 04:55:35 PM

Having same exact problem as #37.

Comment #40 by Jenna2784
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 02:03:27 PM

I've been playing nothing but local co-op or Xbox Live matches, and I cannot get this achievement - even after following the Wiki exactly multiple times. And yes, I have killed them all myself (with no team member help) and all in the same sitting. I think I'm going to have to try solo or with a different character to get the achievement. Very frustrating achievement.

Comment #41 by aGamblingIndian
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 06:44:18 PM

is it still glitched?

Comment #42 by asylumspadez
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 10:17:04 AM

Meat Popsicle - The first one you can get. Is level 61 but can be defeated around level 40 if you follow this quick guide. Go to the save point at the far right of Scooter's shop. Head down the small alley next to it and go down the stairs until you reach the broken stairs. Jump across and head up the stairs to the small building next to them. Go to the right of it and near the red chest is a switch, Hit it. Then go around to the left and open the door (the switch opens the door) then open the refrigerator and he pops out. Go outside and have him follow you outside. Quickly run back to the broken stairs and jump on them then onto the roof of the building near the stairs. From there you can shoot him up and you won't take any damage. May take some time but it's a lot easier then dealing wit

Comment #43 by asylumspadez
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 10:21:03 AM

Dumpster Diver - On the ridgeway you will see on the map a lane that downs down into a smaller area, Go there. Kill the mini boss Motorhead (part of a side mission but still counts if you kill him without the mission in your mission logs) then go to the dumpster in the area that he was in. Open it and out comes Dumpster Diver. He is an average leveled enemy so he wont take long to kill.

Truxican Wrestler - In Lockdown Palace. As soon as you enter, Start looking in the lockers to your left. He is in one of them. He is also an average leveled enemy.

Comment #44 by asylumspadez
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 10:23:38 AM

Mini Steve - Work your way through the Lockdown Palace and you will find a claptrap. Go behind him and find a red chest. Open and there he is. He is an average leveled enemy so he won't be much of a fight.

Crimson Shorty - Found near the end of Road's End in one of the Crimson Lance Chests. He is located near the enterance to the Armory. He is also a high leveled enemy like Meat Popsicle so remember to use your turret and best weapon on him, Also keep at a distance as well.

Comment #45 by ChessiiCat
Monday, June 18, 2012 @ 11:31:16 PM

I have legit killed ALL of them in all of their places and I still haven't gotten the achievement. Is it still glitched?

Comment #46 by Mojo87
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 02:45:06 PM

I did this just a couple of days ago, it wasn't glitched for me. Follow #43's guide and it's easy. Killing the same midget multiple times doesn't add to the count, I killed Mini Steve 4 different times before I found another midget.

Comment #47 by Doc Nocturnis
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:39:33 PM

Did this today can confirm that it doesn't have to be in the same sitting also had to kill dumpster diver twice before it popped.

Comment #48 by GodLike499
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 11:17:46 PM

Originally I was having the same problem without this popping. So i killed the meat sickle in t-bone junction and it popped. The one in the Sunken Sea was a push over compared to the one in T-Bone Junction, who was level 61 and I was at 43rd. So my guess is either the meat sickle in Sunken Sea doesn't count, you have to kill both of the meat sickles, or you need to kill all of them, regardless of their name. If the later is the case, there's a dumpster diver in Lockdown Palace that's not listed on the guide as well

Comment #49 by GodLike499
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 11:30:17 PM

In addition, I did not kill them all in one sitting (I haven't played this game for over a month and I only killed two of them this week), and I don't mean to be calling anyone out, but I think #5 and #13 are wrong. I've only seen them pop out at the spots listed on the achievement guide (in addition to the dumpster diver I mentioned in Lockdown Palace), and when the area resets, they still come out of the same container. The only ones I killed multiple times were the three in Lockdown Palace.

Comment #50 by KoDDiE87
Sunday, February 24, 2013 @ 08:01:53 PM

need help with this cause im not that high in level , please add me : koddie87

Comment #51 by synchro
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 03:23:52 PM

"Basicaly, a friendly midget named Thirsty is in a shack by a small lake in the lower right hand corner of Sunken Sea, underneath a Hyperion billboard"

Lyco? there is no billboard nor a lake in the lower south east [right] corner. there's tons of bandits of all types coming outta caves and huts. did NOT see a single billboard nor lake. and i CHECKED every single rock.
do you mean to the west of the bandit camp in the south east corner?


Comment #52 by synchro
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 03:46:56 PM

i found the midget. he's in the East North East [middle right] of the Sunken Sea. You can see the Hyperion Billboard not far from entering the map. After you pass the garage/vehicle spawn garage get to the turn off and look thru a sniper directly north and that's where you should go [to those that don't know].
i KNOW i have killed every dwarf everywhere else [i think 4, maybe more] but i didn't check the Sunken Sea ground cos of the threats there [especially all the 'drifters' in this area].
THNX Lyco for the heads up.

Comment #53 by synchro
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 05:52:56 PM

i have been lev69 for about a month. i mainly did using bloodwing & sniper mod w the regen ammo so i launch BW, he kills 6-9 & i shoot a few ppl w sniper & his cooldown is about 3 secs. so he's back up killing. which meant i hardly used my guns for killing. so my wpn profs are very low. all below 10.
i can only find wpns of level 34. i have a few 37s and 3 lev 40s, but they were crap.
my shield is only 655 and have never found a shield higher than 715.
why are my wpns/shields so crud?
is it down to very low weapon profs?
cos i found a midget that gave me 8k XP which, if i kept killing him, reloading, killing him again, etc i got one of my wpns up to level 16 [eridian] and only THEN did i begin finding lev40 wpns [even tho they are poo].

there is no way i can kill crawmerax w such

Comment #54 by XConnerX
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 10:10:43 PM

This is dumb. I've killed each of the them twice now and I still don't have anything to show for it.

Comment #55 by LadyxKikasaurus
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 12:27:49 PM

you absolutely do NOT have to do them all in one play through. its been a while since i did this DLC and i just turned it on and got the dumpster diver and my achievement popped bring me to 100% Completion. :)
I will help anybody out if you need
GT Kikasaurus

Comment #56 by CODGlitchin
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 09:37:43 PM

Please somebody help me it's the only achievement I need

GT: Got Even

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US October 20, 2009
Europe October 23, 2009

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