Sector 7 – Area E
|Pikmin available||Blue Pikmin|
|Requirements||Complete Frozen Hazard|
|Next area||Scourge of the Skies|
Cold-Hearted Guardian (こごえる どうくつの ヌシ?, lit.: "Lord of the frozen cave") is the boss battle area in the Snowfall Field. In it, the player faces off against the Luring Slurker, which drops the Beneficial Intelligence. Completing this area grants access to the next sector, the Lushlife Murk.
When Frozen Hazard is completed, a cutscene starts, taking place inside the S.S. Dolphin II's cockpit, wherein the ship announces it found a treasure, but also an indigenous creature. After this chapter is completed, a similar cutscene takes place, but the ship announces that it discovered a sector filled with poison instead, the Lushlife Murk.
The entire area consists of the arena in which the player fights the boss. It is an enclosed room inside a cave, and it's floor is just one long wooden board, which spans roughly 2 screen-widths wide. The board is on the surface of water, and can raise and lower throughout the battle.
|Luring Slurker introduction||From the starting location, the player goes a bit forward.||A few Blue Pikmin are gleefully jumping in place, looking at the Luring Slurker's dangling appendage. It eventually strikes down into the water below, knocking most Pikmin off their feet. They get up as the appendage retracts. The camera then switches to a view above the floor, showing the Luring Slurker slowly descending from above, with some spins and clasps.|
|Start||To Olimar's right||20 Blue Pikmin||First time only|
- Luring Slurker × 1
Names in other languages
|Japanese||こごえる どうくつの ヌシ?
Kogoeru dō kutsu no nushi
|Lord of the frozen cave|
|Dutch||De vorst||The freeze|
|French||Terreur des bas-fonds||Terror of the lowlands|
|German||Der Herr der Kälte||The King of the Cold|
|Italian||Voragine glaciale||Glacial chasm|
|Spanish (NoA)||Guardián escalofriante||Chilling guardian|
|Spanish (NoE)||Guardián Escalofriolante||Chilling Guardian|
|Sector 7: Snowfall Field|
|Normal areas||7-A: Freezing Wasteland • 7-B: Below the Ice • 7-C: Over Wintry Mountains • 7-D: Frozen Hazard • 7-E: Cold-Hearted Guardian|
|Extra areas||7-X: Ordeal of Flame • Secret Spot 25 • Secret Spot 26 • Secret Spot 27 • Secret Spot 28 • Sparklium Springs|