Cavern of Confusion
Cavern of Confusion (まいごの どうくつ?) is the second area in Hey! Pikmin. It takes place inside a cave with shifting parts, and introduces the player to Yellow Pikmin and their ability to be thrown high. Near the end, there is a large wooden stake that blocks the way to the secret exit that leads to the Cherrystone Pass. If the player doesn't have enough Pikmin to stomp down the stake, they will have to take the standard exit to the Mushroom Valley.
This area takes place in a big cavern. Right at the start, there is a bush, that serves as a nest for Yellow Pikmin. After going down a vine, Olimar finds some Yellow Pikmin that are threatened by a Spornet. In this area, the player has to be very cautious with those enemies, because there are a lot of them. The area is also made up of patches of ground that go up and down when stepped on. There are also wooden stakes, that need to be pushed down into the ground in order to progress in the cavern. The first treasure to be found in this area is the Consolation Prize, alongside two Mockiwis. Not too long after that, the Ultra Sealed Aquarium can be taken. As the player progresses in the area, there are more and more Spornets, thus making it through the cavern harder without losing Pikmin. Some fragments have to be retrieved, in order to make a bridge and continue the cave. Just after the bridge, the Peace Missile can be brought back to Olimar.
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