Downpour Thicket (おおあめの うたげ?) is the third main area in the Leafswirl Lagoon. This stage features clovers that provide cover for the droplets of dew that fall from the sky. If one lands on a Pikmin or Captain Olimar, it won't cause them harm, but will knock them back a bit, which could be a problem during combat, or when the player is trying to use the jetpack to travel between clovers. Some sections of the area take place away from the droplets though, like under an overhang or underwater.
The main element of this area is the constant rainfall in the majority of the level, which can be a nuisance for progressing in the area, and even dangerous: when Captain Olimar and the Pikmin get hit by a drop, they are slightly pushed back and unable to move for a short amount of time. In addition to this threat, enemies can be encountered at the same time, making progress in the area sometimes very difficult without losing any Pikmin. However, it is possible to stand under leafs, which can be used as a protection against the drops.
The first treasure, the Personal Odor Shield, is kept inside a Yellow Wollywog, in a section with streams of water. The Nostalgic Buckler is found in an underwater section, next to an Eye-Stalker Bulbeel. The last treasure, the Menacing Crusher, can be reached with the jetpack only, through drops of water.
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