Bulblax Kingdom

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Bulblax Kingdom
Bulblax Kingdom sublevel 6.jpg
Location Awakening Wood
Sublevels 7
Treasures 10
Hazards Fire icon.png Water icon.png Electricity icon.png Explosion icon.png
Obstacles Bodies of water Black bramble gate icon.png Buried treasure

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The Bulblax Kingdom (デメマダラの王国?, lit.: "Kingdom of Dememadara") is one of the caves in the Awakening Wood, usually the third one to be entered. It is considered one of the harder caves in the Awakening Wood. The cave contains few enemies that aren't grub-dogs, and ends with the Emperor Bulblax. In this cave, there are 1240 Pokos worth of treasures.

How to reach[edit]

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Location of the cave.

There are two methods of reaching the Bulblax Kingdom. The method you use depends on personal preference.

  • Beyond the White Flower Garden is a poison gate. Destroying it reveals a pair of scales that may be used to reach the ledge where the Chance Totem is found. From here, a squad of Yellow Pikmin can be used to reach the electric gate guarding the cave.
  • If Blue Pikmin have been discovered, they can be used to destroy the clog near the landing site, revealing a regular gate that can be destroyed to allow both leaders and all Pikmin to reach the ledge and get to the electric gate.

Although there is water to be found in this cave, Blue Pikmin are not required to collect any treasure, and water hazards are not indicated in the cave's preview window. Your squad should thus exclude Blue Pikmin. Of the other types of Pikmin, Purple Pikmin should be brought in great numbers to defeat the Emperor Bulblax, and a considerable amount of Red and Yellow Pikmin should be brought to make use of the Candypop Buds. Keep in mind that enough Red Pikmin to carry the Gyroid Bust should be on hand.

Notes

Ship's dialogs

So, you have at last reached the higher ground. Congratulations are in order.

...Wait. What is this? My seismic sensors are picking up tremors deep below.

What force is at work in the depths of the planet?

Sublevel 1[edit]

This is the layout for the first sublevel of the Bulblax Kingdom, the layout for this cave usually stays the same, but certain items, enemies, and landforms may shift periodically.
Note: The previous object numbers were gathered from a very basic reading of the game's files. Research is currently underway to get more accurate numbers.
Technical information
Internal cave name forest_3
(?) Enemy maximum 6
(?) Item maximum 0
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 100
(?) Number of rooms 2
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser No
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 3_MAT_cnt2_nor3_uzu1_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file normal_light_lv0.ini
(?) Background None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_tsuchi
way3_tsuchi
way4_tsuchi
wayl_tsuchi
way2_tsuchi
way2x2_tsuchi
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_uzu1_1_tsuchi
room_cent2_4_tsuchi
room_north3_1_tsuchi
Room with spiraling trunk Circular room with 4 exits Room with long bending dead end


This first sublevel should be rather easy, as long as you have brought plenty of Purple Pikmin. Find the Orange Bulborb that possesses the Crystal Clover, making sure you deal with the smaller Dwarves when needed. There is always one of the two Orange Bulborbs in an alcove near the ship's pod's site, but its back often faces the wall, so you'll need to be very cautious and defeat it very quickly with your Purple Pikmin if it has the treasure.

Deal with the other Bulborb(s) if you want or need to. There is also a Crimson Candypop Bud that you may use, but you probably should not use it, because you'll need to conserve your yellows for later sublevels.

Sublevel 2[edit]

This is the layout for the second sublevel of the Bulblax Kingdom. The layout should usually stay the same, fire geysers may be in different spots, or the cave may face in the opposite direction.
Note: The previous object numbers were gathered from a very basic reading of the game's files. Research is currently underway to get more accurate numbers.
Technical information
Internal cave name forest_3
(?) Enemy maximum 8
(?) Item maximum 1
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 0
(?) Number of rooms 2
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser No
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 2_MAT_sak2_nor1_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file normal_light_lv1.ini
(?) Background None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_tsuchi
way3_tsuchi
way4_tsuchi
wayl_tsuchi
way2_tsuchi
way2x2_tsuchi
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_saka2_2_tsuchi
room_north_1_tsuchi
Room with large trunk Circular room with 1 exit


This next sublevel isn't very hard at all. There are two Fiery Dweevils that can be easily taken out by a group of Purple Pikmin. Make sure if they catch fire that you call them. Then you may destroy the geysers with your Red Pikmin and throw them up onto the ledge that holds the Tear Stone. After retrieving the treasure, you may move on.

Sublevel 3[edit]

This is the layout for the third sublevel of the Bulblax Kingdom. The layout should usually stay the same, the alcove with the Ivory Candypop Bud may be attached to a different section of the map.
Note: The previous object numbers were gathered from a very basic reading of the game's files. Research is currently underway to get more accurate numbers.
Technical information
Internal cave name forest_3
(?) Enemy maximum 12
(?) Item maximum 1
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 50
(?) Number of rooms 2
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser No
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 2_MAT_mid1_nor2_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file normal_light_lv0.ini
(?) Background None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_tsuchi
way3_tsuchi
way4_tsuchi
wayl_tsuchi
way2_tsuchi
way2x2_tsuchi
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_mid1_6_tsuchi
room_north2_1_tsuchi
Room with 6 exits Room with long dead end


This next sublevel is a little more difficult, but still simple. There are three Withering Blowhogs that will try to deflower all of your Pikmin, but if you keep your distance and throw Purple Pikmin, you'll weigh them down immediately, and then you can swarm them with more Pikmin, or smash them with more purples.

There are a significant number of Female Sheargrubs that will get in your way, but there are no males, so these are a negligible threat. The Olimarnite Shell will be buried completely underground, and if you haven't brought any White Pikmin to this cave, or just want more, there is an Ivory Candypop Bud in one of the abnormally shaped alcoves. There is one egg for you to use if you have many of your Pikmin deflowered, but you can get more nectar in later sublevels. After you scavenge the area, move on.

Sublevel 4[edit]

Note: The previous object numbers were gathered from a very basic reading of the game's files. Research is currently underway to get more accurate numbers.
Technical information
Internal cave name forest_3
(?) Enemy maximum 9
(?) Item maximum 0
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 80
(?) Number of rooms 3
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser No
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 3_MAT_hit2_blk1_nor3_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file normal_light_lv3.ini
(?) Background None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_tsuchi
way3_tsuchi
way4_tsuchi
wayl_tsuchi
way2_tsuchi
way2x2_tsuchi
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_hitode2_5_tsuchi
room_block1_3_tsuchi
room_north3_1_tsuchi
Room with 5 exits Room with hole in wall Room with long bending dead end


This cave is a lot harder than the earlier ones because it is jam-packed with electrical wires and Anode Beetles, and requires you to engage in close quarters combat. There is also a Wollywog. What you need to do is get two treasures, the Unknown Merit, and the Crystal King. The Unknown Merit is held by the Wollywog that will fall from the sky, so be cautious when moving.

The Crystal King is held by an Iridescent Glint Beetle. First you will want to take your Yellow Pikmin and have them destroy the electrical wires, then have your Purple Pikmin flip over and defeat all of the Anode Beetles. If you haven't spotted either treasure-bearing enemy, use the Treasure Gauge to scout them out. When you see the Iridescent Glint Beetle, throw a purple on or near it to topple it over and make it drop the treasure. If you don't get its treasure and it burrows back into the ground, it will reappear somewhere else in the cave.

After you get that, look for the Wollywog. Once it lands on the ground, get out of its view (so it won't jump) and throw purples onto its head. Once you are finished, you may transform 10 of your Pikmin into Purple Pikmin with the two Violet Candypop Buds located in the alcoves of the cave, though they might not appear. If this happens, you may want to reset the game, and see if they will appear then. Remember, you're going to need many Purple Pikmin in the future, and more urgently, for the boss. Don't worry, the fact that these Candypop Buds not appearing has nothing to do with the fact that you have too many purples, it is just the way the cave was generated that caused it.

There are also two Common Glowcaps that each hide a Honeywisp. They are especially useful to you if many of your Pikmin were deflowered on the previous sublevel (3). If you return here, the Iridescent Glint Beetle will still appear, but you won't have a radar to find it and it won't appear again if you miss the chance to get its nectar and sprays.

Sublevel 5[edit]

Note: The previous object numbers were gathered from a very basic reading of the game's files. Research is currently underway to get more accurate numbers.
Technical information
Internal cave name forest_3
(?) Enemy maximum 8
(?) Item maximum 1
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 50
(?) Number of rooms 6
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser No
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 2_MAT_hit4_nor2_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file forest_3_light.ini
(?) Background None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_tsuchi
way3_tsuchi
way4_tsuchi
wayl_tsuchi
way2_tsuchi
way2x2_tsuchi
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_hitode4_4_tsuchi
room_north2_1_tsuchi
Room with 4 exits Room with long dead end


This part of the cave will get extremely dark, unless you have the Solar System. This cave's pathways will start to make diagonal and other strange paths. In here, there is a small spiny shaped object peeking from the ground, which is the Anxious Sprout, this area's only treasure. It is partially buried in the ground. To get it, you will have to navigate the area carefully, defeating an Orange Bulborb and Dwarves along the way.

Be careful, bomb-rocks are prone to fall here, along with two eggs. There are several dead ends, but this sublevel is rather small, so it shouldn't take long. However, if you're not careful, your Pikmin could meet an untimely demise. To prevent this from happening, it is wise to have a leader scout the area solo and let the bomb-rocks fall. After you salvage the Anxious Sprout, you can move on.

Sublevel 6[edit]

Note: The previous object numbers were gathered from a very basic reading of the game's files. Research is currently underway to get more accurate numbers.
Technical information
Internal cave name forest_3
(?) Enemy maximum 15
(?) Item maximum 1
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 80
(?) Number of rooms 3
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0.1
(?) Escape geyser No
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 2_MAT_cent_mid2_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file normal_light_lv3.ini
(?) Background None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_tsuchi
way3_tsuchi
way4_tsuchi
wayl_tsuchi
way2_tsuchi
way2x2_tsuchi
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_cent_4_tsuchi
room_mid2_3_tsuchi
Circular room with 4 exits Y-shaped room


Possibly the largest and most enemy filled area in this cave, it is loaded with many critters, including Fiery Dweevils, Orange Bulborbs, and Dwarf Orange Bulborbs. The Colossal Fossil is located in one of the alcoves of this cave along with a falling bomb-rock, so send a leader in first.

The Eternal Emerald Eye is held by one of the Orange Bulborbs. Lead in with a pack of Purple Pikmin and vanquish every creature. Be noted that in one of the alcoves, a swarm of Mitites (not from an egg, from the ground) will appear, but be careful; a bomb-rock may fall in the same area. If that happens, wait for the bomb may detonate. It may kill the Mitites for you. After you take care of everything, you may want to use the Violet Candypop Bud and the two (if you want to) Crimson Candypop Buds. After your reconnaissance, move on to the last sublevel of this cave.

Sublevel 7[edit]

This is the layout for the last (7) sublevel of the Bulblax Kingdom. The way the land is distributed will always stay the same.
Note: The previous object numbers were gathered from a very basic reading of the game's files. Research is currently underway to get more accurate numbers.
Technical information
Internal cave name forest_3
(?) Enemy maximum 13
(?) Item maximum 1
(?) Gate maximum 1
(?) Dead end unit maximum 0
(?) Number of rooms 2
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser Yes
(?) Clogged hole Yes
(?) Unit file 2_MAT_kingA_kingB_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file king_light.ini
(?) Background None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_tsuchi
way3_tsuchi
way4_tsuchi
wayl_tsuchi
way2_tsuchi
way2x2_tsuchi
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_kingchap_a_tsuchi
room_kingchap_b_tsuchi
Emperor Bulblax arena Forged Courage room


A very familiar foe resides in the bowels of this cave, the Emperor Bulblax. If you have had trouble with this enemy in Pikmin, worry not, for it is now much weaker, has much lower health, is a little easier to hit, and has lost its very high jumping ability. Also, there is an extremely easy way to kill it. First, have some Pikmin dispose of the three fire geysers in your way. Then grab all of your Purple Pikmin and aim between the creature's protruding eyes. Then, defeat it using the strategy linked to above.

Once you defeat it, the disgusting beast will release the Forged Courage, an item that will grant you the Scorch Guard, an armor making your leaders' suits to be impervious to fire. After you get it, destroy the wooden gate in your way. Now you get the chance to use the item you just got. As you can see, the hazard stats misled you – there is water. But don't worry, you don't need Blue Pikmin.

Go to either side and throw your Red Pikmin up on the ledge. Then lead your leader up the narrow strip of land rising up that is dotted with fire geysers. Now that you have the Scorch Guard, you needn't worry about trying to cleverly dodge when those geysers release fire. Call the Pikmin you tossed up, and have them start carrying this sublevel's other treasure, the Gyroid Bust. Don't worry, they won't carry it into the water. After you get the final piece in this cave, exit via the geyser.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デメマダラの王国?
Dememadara no Ōkoku
Kingdom of Dememadara
Spanish (NoA) Reino del Bulbo Bulblax Kingdom
French Royaume Bulblax Bulblax Kingdom
German Reich der Punktkäfer
Italian Covo dei Bulbici Bulblax Den

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