Cave of Snarls

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Cave of Snarls
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Sublevels 2 Ultra-bitter sprays 2
Red Pikmin 20 Ultra-spicy sprays 0
Yellow Pikmin 0
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Blue Pikmin 25
White Pikmin 0
Purple Pikmin 5
Bulbmin 0

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The Cave of Snarls is the nineteenth level in Challenge Mode in Pikmin 2. Since the Male Sheargrubs are the only harmful enemies, a pink flower is almost certain. This level features both airborne Blowhogs.

Sublevel 1[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 ch_NARI_08tobasare
(?) Enemy maximum 12
(?) Item maximum 3
(?) 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 2_units_ike2_ike3_snow.txt
(?) Light file normal_light_cha.ini
(?) Background None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_tsuchi
way3_snow
way4_snow
wayl_snow
way2_snow
way2x2_snow
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_ike3_2_tsuchi
room_ike2_4_tsuchi
Room with ramp to thin ledge Swampy room


The Withering Blowhog has The Key. Most Sheargrubs are female, so only the males that are on the path to the pod need to be killed.

Sublevel 2[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 ch_NARI_08tobasare
(?) Enemy maximum 12
(?) Item maximum 3
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 100
(?) Number of rooms 2
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser Yes
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 2_units_ari1_nor2_metal.txt
(?) Light file metal_light_cha.ini
(?) Background ice (P2 VRBOX ice.png icy cavern)
Cave units (?)
item_cap_metal
way3_metal
way4_metal
wayl_metal
way2_metal
way2x2_metal
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_ari1_3_metal
room_north2x2_1_metal
Circular room with 3 exits T-shaped room


The Withering Blowhog has The Key again. There are some mechanic parts sitting around, such as the Network Mainbrain. The Key can either be taken directly at a risk or after defeating the Blowhogs. They should spawn close together, so bitter sprays should be quite effective.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese 鼻息の洞窟?
Flag of Quebec.svg French (NoA) Grotte rugissante Roaring cave
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Cueva de los Gruñidos Cave of Growls