Barriers of Flame
Barriers of Flame (たちふさがる ほのお?) is the fourth main area in the Sweltering Parchlands. In this area, there are several open flames, as well as several fire-related enemies, like Fiery Blowlets. However, the player is not given Red Pikmin in this area. Instead, they must find other ways to get rid of the flames, like smothering them with iron blocks, or putting them out with sacs of water hanging from the ceiling. The iron blocks being pushed also allow access to different parts of the area.
This area is filled with patches of fire, however, the player can only use Yellow Pikmin and Rock Pikmin in this area, which aren't protected against fire. Thus, Olimar must be very careful with those Pikmin. In order to make progress in this level, the player has to use the many iron blocks that stand in the area to smother the patches of fire. There are also some sacks of water, which have the same function. The first treasure of the area, the Flysmacker, can be found in a small nook, behind a Fiery Blowlet. The Enduring Partnership can be found above a Fiery Dwarf Bulblax, which cannot be killed. The last treasure, the Creativity Stimulator, can be reached only with the use of the jetpack. After that, Olimar can go to the exit of the area.
Some players experience trouble with throwing the Yellow Pikmin at the vine with a stick, after the Fiery Dwarf Bulblax is crushed – even by tapping at the highest point of the touch screen, the Yellow Pikmin will not reach.. The reason for this is not known, but it might be possible to resolve it by recalibrating the touch screen in the console's settings.
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