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Dream Den
Dream Den 11.jpg
Location Wistful Wild
Sublevels 14
Treasures 21
Hazards Fire icon.png Water icon.png Electricity icon.png Poison icon.png Explosion icon.png
Obstacles Bodies of water Clog icon.png White bramble gate icon.png Black bramble gate icon.png High Ledges Buried treasure Boulder icon.png

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

The Dream Den (夢の穴?, lit.: "Hole of Dreams") is a cave in Pikmin 2, found in the Wistful Wild. Because of its location, difficulty, and the fact that it contains what may be regarded as the game's final boss, the Titan Dweevil, it is often the last cave completed. The cave is one of the game's longest, with 14 sublevels, and contains a variety of enemies in large quantities. The cave design is also relatively varied, with many previously encountered themes showing up here. In this cave, there is a total of Poko icon.png × 5965 for all treasures in the US version, and Poko icon.png × 5945 in the European version. There are no Bulbmin or Candypop Buds in this cave, so extra care should be taken.

Warning: the following text contains major spoilers about the end of the plot in Pikmin 2.

The final floor of the Dream Den is the location of Louie. He is found atop the game's final boss, the Titan Dweevil, and is afterwards collected as a treasure and added to the Treasure Hoard. He does not replace the President after having been rescued, however.

How to reach[edit]

WW texture.png
Cave icon.png
Location of the cave.

There are two methods to reach this cave:

  1. One can bring Pikmin through the Hole of Heroes area, requiring Blue Pikmin to destroy a clog and Yellow Pikmin to destroy an electric gate, though the player will then be forced to fight the Creeping Chrysanthemums and Puffy Blowhogs directly below.
  2. They may alternatively go left and build a bridge by bringing Blue Pikmin across a lake.

Either way, the player must then destroy one of two black poison gates.

All Pikmin types should be brought along. If the player intends to fight the Titan Dweevil on the first run, bringing more Yellow Pikmin is recommended. Like the Hole of Heroes, water is present in this cave, so sufficient Blue Pikmin are required as well.

Notes

Ship's dialogs

Perhaps you will find Louie in here! ...And yet, my CPU is on edge. Ludicrous dangers await!

Beasts lurk at the bottom of the deepest, darkest, most foul, sinister, horribly vile pit.

Do you still wish to enter? Of course you do. Courage is our true treasure!

Sublevel 1[edit]

The first level of the Dream Den harbors Dwarf Orange Bulborbs, two Hermit Crawmads and two Lesser Spotted Jellyfloats. There are also gas pipes.

The enemies near the starting area, especially Dwarf Orange Bulborbs that are blocking paths, should be removed. Defeat the Lesser Spotted Jellyfloats (which may be near the starting area as well) the usual way. They will digest one Pikmin every thirty seconds. Once the area is clear of any obstructive enemies and gas pipes, the Disguised Delicacy can be taken back. Use Pikmin to destroy the Clog on the hole, allowing you to continue down to the next sublevel.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 30
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 1
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 100
Number of rooms (?) 2
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) Yes
Cave units file (?) 1_ABE_vshit67_toy.txt
Lighting file (?) hiroba_toy_light_cha.ini
Background (?) hiroba (P2 VRBOX hiroba.png garden)
Cave units (?)
item_cap_toy
way3_toy
way4_toy
wayl_toy
way2_toy
way2x2_toy
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_vs_hitode6x7_4_toy
Room with 4 exits
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat icon.png Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
2 Hermit Crawmad icon.png Hermit Crawmad 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
3 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 3 None Cave unit seams
Alongside it spawns 23 "main" objects. Chances:
ID Object Chance Fall method Spawn location
4 Dwarf Orange Bulborb icon.png Dwarf Orange Bulborb 100% None "Easy" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
5 Figwort icon.png Figwort (small brown) 5 None Plant spots
6 Figwort icon.png Figwort (large red) 5 None Plant spots
Then it spawns these "treasure" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
7 Disguised Delicacy TH icon.png Disguised Delicacy 1 None Treasure spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 2[edit]

Sublevel 2.

There is a Gatling Groink on a raised platform that will start to attack the player as soon as the sublevel begins. Hide the Pikmin behind the wall of blocks, send one of the leaders out to distract the Groink, and attack with your Pikmin. Alternately, beat up the Snow Bulborbs and Hairy Bulborb with the fists of a leader or let the Gatling Groink kill them with its projectiles.

To defeat the Groink, position a leader against the base of the platform it is standing on. With the other leader, take a group of Yellow Pikmin, and while the Gatling Groink is distracted, walk up the slope and attack it from behind. The Manual Honer, which was held by the Gatling Groink, and the Implement of Toil, which is usually located somewhere close to the wall of blocks, are found on this level.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 10
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 1
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 1
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 1_units_tower_toy.txt
Lighting file (?) toy_light_cha.ini
Background (?) flooring (P2 VRBOX flooring.png wooden floor)
Cave units (?)
cap_toy
way3_toy
way4_toy
wayl_toy
way2_toy
way2x2_toy
Dead end Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_mid_tower_8_toy
Room with tower
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Gatling Groink icon.png Gatling Groink (pedestal) 1 None "Special" enemy spots
- Manual Honer icon.png Manual Honer Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Hairy Bulborb icon.png Hairy Bulborb 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
Alongside it spawns 8 "main" objects. Chances:
ID Object Chance Fall method Spawn location
3 Snow Bulborb icon.png Snow Bulborb 100% None "Easy" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "treasure" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
4 Implement of Toil icon.png Implement of Toil 1 None Treasure spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 3[edit]

This sublevel is filled with falling bomb-rocks, electrical wires, gas pipes, and Dwarf Bulbears. There are also some Careening Dirigibugs that throw bomb-rocks. Somewhere in the level, a Spotty Bulbear will fall from the sky. This creature contains a treasure.

Pikmin or the leaders can be used to kill it; the player can also trick the Bulbear into falling off into the abyss (as the Bulbear will always take the most direct path towards the leaders), by making the Bulbear walk towards the leaders with a gap in between; subsequently, it will fall into the pit. Its treasure, the Glee Spinner, will drop right where the Spotty Bulbear was before it fell into the abyss.

Note that the bomb-rocks and Spotty Bulbear will only fall when Pikmin are near. In order to know beforehand where the Spotty Bulbear is, it is possible to follow the Dwarf Bulbears, since they will go to and idle next to the adult's spawning location.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 30
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 0
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 30
Number of rooms (?) 4
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0.2
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 3_ABE_mid2_hit3_hit5_metal.txt
Lighting file (?) metal_light_lv2.ini
Background (?) test (P2 VRBOX test.png 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_mid2_3_metal
room_hitode3x3_5_metal
room_hitode4x4_3_metal
T-shaped room Room with blue ledge Circular room with blue ledge
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Spotty Bulbear icon.png Spotty Bulbear 1 Falls when Pikmin are nearby "Hard" enemy spots
- Glee Spinner icon.png Glee Spinner Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Dwarf Bulbear icon.png Dwarf Bulbear 9 None "Easy" enemy spots
3 Electrical wire icon.png Electrical wire 4 None Cave unit seams
4 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 3 None "Hard" enemy spots
5 Careening Dirigibug icon.png Careening Dirigibug 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
Alongside it spawns 11 "main" objects. Chances:
ID Object Chance Fall method Spawn location
6 Bomb-rock icon.png Bomb-rock 100% Falls when Pikmin are nearby "Easy" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
7 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (red) 6 None Plant spots
8 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (green) 6 None Plant spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 4[edit]

This sublevel is filled with Armored Cannon Beetle Larvae and Anode Beetles. While the positions of the Armored Cannon Beetle Larvae are constant, the positions of Anode Beetles and gas pipes are variable. There are a few strategies you can use to safely get through this level. One is to simply dismiss the Pikmin and take a small group of Purple and White Pikmin with one of the leaders. The purples are then used to kill the enemies and the White Pikmin to disable gas pipes on the way.

Another method is to dismiss all your Pikmin and just take one or both of your leaders out and try to trick the Armored Cannon Beetles into shooting the others of their own species and gas pipes. Once done with killing the Armored Cannon Beetle Larvae, the player can send in yellows and whites to kill Anode Beetles and disable gas pipes, respectively.

After the coast is clear, retrieve the Mirrored Element (you may want to follow your Pikmin back, just in case). Another, much faster and easier way, albeit more dangerous, is to bring fifteen White Pikmin and run through the level, ignoring everything, and get them to carry the treasure. The White Pikmin should be able to carry it back without any dying, as they carry treasures very fast.

It should be noted that when an Anode Beetle is near the edge, Pikmin may bounce off the edge when thrown onto it.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 21
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 1
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 100
Number of rooms (?) 2
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 2_ABE_nobo2_nor22_metal.txt
Lighting file (?) metal_light_lv3.ini
Background (?) build (P2 VRBOX build.png steel)
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_north2x2_1_metal
room_nobo2_4_metal
T-shaped room Zigzagging room
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Armored Cannon Beetle Larva Armored Cannon Beetle Larva (surface) 10 None "Hard" enemy spots
2 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
3 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
4 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
5 Anode Beetle icon.png Anode Beetle 8 None "Easy" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
6 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (red) 5 None Plant spots
7 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (green) 5 None Plant spots
Then it spawns these "treasure" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
8 Mirrored Element icon.png Mirrored Element 1 None Treasure spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 5[edit]

Sublevel 5.

This sublevel is littered with fire hazards and also contains a Fiery Bulblax. There are also two Red Bulborbs, Fiery Blowhogs, and a Withering one as well. Red Pikmin can easily disable fire traps and defeat any Red Bulborbs, Fiery Blowhogs, or Withering Blowhogs.

When throwing Pikmin on a Fiery Blowhog, make sure it doesn't face the edge, or it could throw Pikmin into the abyss. The Fiery Bulblax can be killed with the same technique used on the Spotty Bulbear on sublevel 3. It will drop the Insect Condo.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 30
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 0
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 3
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0.2
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 3_units_mid2_hit6_hit7_metal.txt
Lighting file (?) metal_light_lv4.ini
Background (?) build (P2 VRBOX build.png steel)
Cave units (?)
cap_metal
item_cap_metal
way3_metal
way4_metal
wayl_metal
way2_metal
Dead end Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor
way2x2_metal
room_hitode4x4_6_metal
room_hitode4x4_7_metal
room_mid2_3_metal
Long corridor Room with hatch Room with blue circle T-shaped room
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Fiery Bulblax icon.png Fiery Bulblax 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
- Insect Condo TH icon.png Insect Condo Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Withering Blowhog icon.png Withering Blowhog 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
3 Red Bulborb Red Bulborb 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
4 Fiery Blowhog icon.png Fiery Blowhog 4 None "Hard" enemy spots
Alongside it spawns 22 "main" objects. Chances:
ID Object Chance Fall method Spawn location
5 Fire geyser icon.png Fire geyser 50% None "Easy" enemy spots
6 Fire geyser icon.png Fire geyser 50% None Cave unit seams
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
7 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (red) 5 None Plant spots
8 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (green) 5 None Plant spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 6[edit]

You start near an alcove. There are three, or two Armored Cannon Beetle Larvae, one Greater Spotted Jellyfloat, and one Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat. Armored Cannon Beetles can be used to kill each other with rocks. The sinkhole will affect the path of the rocks.

Pikmin can be used to kill the Jellyfloats, but the larvae can also shoot them with the rocks. It works best with the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat, due to the fact that when it lands after sucking up a leader, it is an easy target for the Larvae. Remember to escape from the creature, or you will take damage.

After they are killed, grab the Future Orb the Greater Spotted Jellyfloat left behind, break down gates with Pikmin to get nectar eggs, and continue down the hole which may be inside a gate.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 5
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 0
"Gate" object maximum (?) 8
Dead end unit probability (?) 100
Number of rooms (?) 1
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0.2
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 1_MAT_manq_2_conc.txt
Lighting file (?) normal_light_lv4.ini
Background (?) None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_conc
way3_conc
way4_conc
wayl_conc
way2_conc
way2x2_conc
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_manh7x7q_8_conc
Circular room with sandpit
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Greater Spotted Jellyfloat icon.png Greater Spotted Jellyfloat 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
- Future Orb icon.png Future Orb Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat icon.png Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
3 Armored Cannon Beetle Larva Armored Cannon Beetle Larva (surface) 3 None "Easy" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
4 Shoot icon.png Shoot (small) 6 None Plant spots
Then it spawns these "dead end" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
6 Egg icon.png Egg 4 Falls from the sky Dead ends
Then it spawns 8 "gate" objects. Chances:
ID Object Chance Fall method Spawn location
5 Gate (1800 HP) 100% None Gate spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 7[edit]

This is a very small level, but it contains several Bumbling Snitchbugs and Careening Dirigibugs, some of which may begin in your starting area. There are also two Puffy Blowhogs, one of which contains the Essence of Desire. When the treasure is collected and the coast is clear, the clog on the hole must be removed to continue downward.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 9
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 0
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 2
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) Yes
Cave units file (?) 1_MAT_danh_conc.txt
Lighting file (?) normal_light_lv4.ini
Background (?) None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_conc
way3_conc
way4_conc
wayl_conc
way2_conc
way2x2_conc
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_dan4x4h_2_conc
Room with 2 exits and a raised edge
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Puffy Blowhog icon.png Puffy Blowhog 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
- Essence of Desire icon.png Essence of Desire Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Puffy Blowhog icon.png Puffy Blowhog 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
3 Bumbling Snitchbug icon.png Bumbling Snitchbug 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
4 Bumbling Snitchbug icon.png Bumbling Snitchbug 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
5 Careening Dirigibug icon.png Careening Dirigibug 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
6 Careening Dirigibug icon.png Careening Dirigibug 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
7 Bumbling Snitchbug icon.png Bumbling Snitchbug 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
8 Careening Dirigibug icon.png Careening Dirigibug 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
9 Careening Dirigibug icon.png Careening Dirigibug 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
10 Figwort icon.png Figwort (small brown) 5 None Plant spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 8[edit]

This sublevel is filled with Dweevils of all types, as well as fire, electrical and poison hazards. There is also an Antenna Beetle which can easily be stunned by a Purple Pikmin and killed by swarming.

There are two ways to kill the Dweevils and to reach the treasure. One is to dismiss the Pikmin and go out with one leader to kill them (this doesn't require much time with the Rocket Fist upgrade). The other is to go out with the entire army, using Purple Pikmin to kill the Dweevils (calling them back if they get into danger), and using Red, Yellow, and White Pikmin to disable hazards. If you can quickly call them back, your only real hazard is keeping them away from electrical wires and the shocks of the Anode Dweevil.

The Extreme Perspirator and the Possessed Squash, which are anywhere above ground but usually in dead-ends, are found here.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 36
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 2
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 1
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 1_units_spiral_conc.txt
Lighting file (?) normal_light_lv4.ini
Background (?) vrbox (none)
Cave units (?)
item_cap_conc
way3_conc
way4_conc
wayl_conc
way2_conc
way2x2_conc
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_spiral_1_conc
Spiraling room
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Antenna Beetle icon.png Antenna Beetle 1 None "Special" enemy spots
2 Fiery Dweevil icon.png Fiery Dweevil 4 None "Easy" enemy spots
3 Caustic Dweevil icon.png Caustic Dweevil 4 None "Easy" enemy spots
4 Anode Dweevil icon.png Anode Dweevil 3 None "Easy" enemy spots
5 Munge Dweevil icon.png Munge Dweevil 3 None "Easy" enemy spots
6 Fire geyser icon.png Fire geyser 6 None "Hard" enemy spots
7 Electrical wire icon.png Electrical wire 5 None "Hard" enemy spots
8 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 5 None "Hard" enemy spots
9 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 5 None Cave unit seams
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
10 Fiddlehead icon.png Fiddlehead 2[Sublevel 8 note 1] None Plant spots
Then it spawns these "treasure" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
11 Possessed Squash icon.png Possessed Squash 1 None Treasure spots
12 Extreme Perspirator icon.png Extreme Perspirator 1 None Treasure spots
  1. ^ The sublevel's data makes it so 2 Fiddleheads should spawn in total, but the room used in this sublevel does not have any "decorative" object spots, so no Fiddleheads appear.
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 9[edit]

Sublevel 9 is the only rest level in the Dream Den. Several underground beetles reside here: one Iridescent Flint Beetle, one Iridescent Glint Beetle, and two Doodlebugs. Use Purple Pikmin to flip them easily with the help of their area-effective throw, or White Pikmin on the Doodlebugs for the safest approach. The bugs will drop lots of nectar and sprays. There are no treasures here so just continue down when you're ready, or use the geyser if you're in need of it.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 2
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 0
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 100
Number of rooms (?) 2
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) Yes
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 1_units_cent3_tsuchi.txt
Lighting file (?) normal_light_lv4.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_cent3_4_tsuchi
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Doodlebug icon.png Doodlebug 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
2 Figwort icon.png Figwort (small red) 2 None Plant spots
3 Figwort icon.png Figwort (large red) 2 None Plant spots
Then it spawns these "dead end" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
4 Iridescent Flint Beetle icon.png Iridescent Flint Beetle 1 None Dead ends
5 Iridescent Glint Beetle icon.png Iridescent Glint Beetle 1 None Dead ends
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 10[edit]

Ultra-bitter sprays are recommended here. Simply resetting the game and waiting for a better layout is a good tactic for this level if the enemy spawns are impractical, for instance, if an enemy spawns near the starting area.

With one leader and no Pikmin, go out and find a Gatling Groink as soon as possible. Beat it up with your fists, and make sure to periodically check on the Pikmin, because sometimes a Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat will come over to your starting platform and start eating them.

Another strategy is to use the Gatling Groink's projectiles to kill Fiery Blowhogs, Water Dumples, and Wollywogs; however, this can take a long time, and enemies may have more than enough time to sneak up on your Pikmin. If you have a spare ultra-bitter spray, you can use it on the Gatling Groink when its health is three-fourths gone; if you can defeat it while it is frozen, you won't have to take the regenerating body back to the ship.

The lone treasure, the Talisman of Life, is inside a Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat, usually far away from the starting area; Blue Pikmin might be necessary to reach it. However, if you don't have 15 blues, there is actually a trick you can use to get the treasure, as long as you have two Purple Pikmin.

To execute the trick, you must line up some dead enemy carcasses near land. Then, you want to get the Jellyfloat with the treasure as close to land as possible when it is defeated, so that when its treasure pops it, the carcasses beneath it make it bounce toward the land instead of away from it.[1] Then take back any enemy carcasses you want, and continue down to the next level.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 14
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 0
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 1
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 1_units_ike4_tsuchi.txt
Lighting file (?) normal_light_lv4.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_ike4_5_tsuchi
Swamp with trunks
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat icon.png Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat 1 None "Special" enemy spots
- Talisman of Life icon.png Talisman of Life Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat icon.png Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
3 Gatling Groink icon.png Gatling Groink (free) 1 None "Special" enemy spots
4 Fiery Blowhog icon.png Fiery Blowhog 4 None "Hard" enemy spots
5 Wollywog icon.png Wollywog 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
6 Wollywog icon.png Wollywog 1 None "Easy" enemy spots
7 Water Dumple icon.png Water Dumple 5 None "Easy" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
8 Shoot icon.png Shoot (small) 7 None Plant spots
9 Shoot icon.png Shoot (large) 3 None Plant spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 11[edit]

This sublevel has both Fiery Blowhogs and Watery Blowhogs, some Dwarf Bulbears, gas pipes, Cloaking Burrow-Nits, a Breadbug, and a Bumbling Snitchbug. Electrical wires are also usually encountered in this level, sometimes placed in bizarre locations such as on top of a stump. Sometimes the Cloaking Burrow-Nit will be near the gas pipes, so the pipes will be difficult to disable without having Pikmin eaten.

The best way to clear this level is to take all of the Pikmin and eliminate one threat at a time. Both treasures, the Boss Stone and the Yellow Taste Tyrant, can be anywhere above ground, but usually on a high ledge or in a dead-end. Use Yellow Pikmin to get it. Collect your spoils, break the clog on the hole, and go down.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 23
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 2
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 3
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) Yes
Cave units file (?) E3_units_tsuchi.txt
Lighting file (?) normal_light_lv4.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_saka1_1_tsuchi
room_saka2_2_tsuchi
room_hitode3_4_tsuchi
room_mid1_6_tsuchi
Circular room with 4 exits Room with trunk in center Room with large trunk in wall Room with 4 exits Room with 6 exits
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Breadbug icon.png Breadbug 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
2 Cloaking Burrow-nit icon.png Cloaking Burrow-nit 4 None "Hard" enemy spots
3 Fiery Blowhog icon.png Fiery Blowhog 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
4 Watery Blowhog icon.png Watery Blowhog 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
5 Bumbling Snitchbug icon.png Bumbling Snitchbug 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
6 Dwarf Bulbear icon.png Dwarf Bulbear 6 None "Easy" enemy spots
7 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 5 None Cave unit seams
8 Electrical wire icon.png Electrical wire 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
9 Figwort icon.png Figwort (small red) 5 None Plant spots
10 Figwort icon.png Figwort (large red) 5 None Plant spots
Then it spawns these "treasure" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
11 Boss Stone icon.png Boss Stone 1 None Treasure spots
12 Yellow Taste Tyrant icon.png Yellow Taste Tyrant (US/EU)
Universally Best Art icon.png Universally Best Art (JP)
1 None Treasure spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 12[edit]

There is an Antenna Beetle in this level, messing with the treasure gauge. There are also Wollywogs, Orange Bulborbs, gas pipes, and falling rocks. If an enemy is near a gas pipe, ignore the pipe and continue. Once all the gas pipes are out of your way, you should lure any Wollywogs that were near gas pipes away, and pelt them with Purple Pikmin. Once these die, use Whites to take down the remaining pipe and use Purples to defeat all the enemies.

If you can defeat the Antenna Beetle, finding the underground treasure in this sublevel will be much easier. There is also a treasure inside one of the Orange Bulborbs, so unless an enemy is in your way, defeat the Antenna Beetle first so you can easily find the treasures. Once all the gas pipes and enemies in your path are cleared out, take back the Stringent Container which was inside the Orange Bulborb, and use your treasure gauge to find the underground treasure, the Universal Com. Look for the hole and jump down.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 24
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 1
"Gate" object maximum (?) 4
Dead end unit probability (?) 100
Number of rooms (?) 3
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0.2
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 2_ABE_d_dry_tile.txt
Lighting file (?) normal_light_lv4.ini
Background (?) None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_conc
way3_pipe
way4_pipe
wayl_pipe
way2_pipe
way2x2_pipe
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_drypool5x5_5_tile
room_4x4d_4_tile
Room with waterless pool Room with 4 exits
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Orange Bulborb icon.png Orange Bulborb 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
- Stringent Container US icon.png Stringent Container (US)
Endless Repository EU icon.png Endless Repository (EU/JP)
Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Antenna Beetle icon.png Antenna Beetle 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
3 Orange Bulborb icon.png Orange Bulborb 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
4 Wollywog icon.png Wollywog 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
5 Boulder icon.png Boulder 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
6 Boulder icon.png Boulder 2 None "Easy" enemy spots
7 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 10 None "Hard" enemy spots
8 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 5 None Cave unit seams
Then it spawns these "treasure" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
9 Universal Com icon.png Universal Com 1 None Treasure spots
Then it spawns 4 "gate" objects. Chances:
ID Object Chance Fall method Spawn location
10 Gate (2500 HP) 100% None Gate spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 13[edit]

Sublevel 13.

This level is small, but cramped with adult Bulborbs. There are two Orange Bulborbs, two Red Bulborbs, and two Hairy Bulborbs. Inside one of the Orange Bulborbs is a treasure. The treasure gauge can be used to find the Bulborb with the treasure. If that Bulborb is dangerously close to another Bulborb, an ultra-bitter spray could be used and both creatures, followed by bombarded them with volleys of Purple Pikmin.

The Hypnotic Platter will be dropped by the creature. Clear the way back, deliver the treasure and enter the final hole.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 6
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 0
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 100
Number of rooms (?) 4
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 2_MAT_tak22_nor22_tile.txt
Lighting file (?) normal_light_lv4.ini
Background (?) None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_pipe
way3_pipe
way4_pipe
wayl_pipe
way2_pipe
way2x2_pipe
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_tako2x2_8_tile
room_north2x2_1_tile
Square room with 4 exits T-shaped room
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Orange Bulborb icon.png Orange Bulborb 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
- Hypnotic Platter US icon.png Hypnotic Platter (US)
Alien Billboard icon.png Alien Billboard (EU)
Inviting...Thing icon.png Inviting...Thing (JP)
Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Orange Bulborb icon.png Orange Bulborb 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
3 Red Bulborb Red Bulborb 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
4 Hairy Bulborb icon.png Hairy Bulborb 2 None "Hard" enemy spots
Then it spawns "dead end" objects in as many dead ends as it can. Chances:
ID Object Chance Fall method Spawn location
5 Egg icon.png Egg 100% Falls from the sky Dead ends
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 14[edit]

Close-up of the firefly-like insects in the sublevel.
See also: Titan Dweevil strategy.

Note: 30 or more Pikmin must be left in order to carry most of the treasures back to the ship; three Purple Pikmin will also suffice.

This is the last sublevel in the cave, and home to the Titan Dweevil. The sublevel has a sink-like appearance with the boss in the center. There is a geyser available on this level that can be used to return to the surface without fighting the boss. There are several strategies that suggest this. Returning with almost 100 Yellow Pikmin is a strategy commonly used for a speedy defeat. An in-depth guide on how to defeat the Titan Dweevil can be found in the link above. The treasures the Titan Dweevil drops are the Flare Cannon, the Shock Therapist, the Comedy Bomb, the Monster Pump and the King of Bugs.

Several small firefly-like insects (pictured right) appear in this sublevel, flying about. No information about them is known, however. They are coded to spawn specifically around the Titan Dweevil's spawn point.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name last_3
"Main" object maximum (?) 1
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 0
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 1
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) Yes
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 1_units_otakara_tile.txt
Lighting file (?) oootakara_light.ini
Background (?) None
Cave units (?)
item_cap_conc
item_cap_pipe
way3_pipe
way4_pipe
wayl_pipe
way2_pipe
Dead end with item Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor
way2x2_pipe
room_oootakara_tile
Long corridor Titan Dweevil arena
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Titan Dweevil icon.png Titan Dweevil 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Dream Den is located where the first ship part of the S.S. Dolphin, the Main Engine, is found in Pikmin.
  • The final floor's layout is commonly thought as being based on a GameCube. In fact, it is nothing more than a kitchen sink.
  • The Official Nintendo Power game guide states that several early bosses return in this cave, like Man-at-Legs, Empress Bulblax, and many others. However, none of these bosses are found here. The Hole of Heroes on the other hand has most of the previous bosses.
  • According to the name of the unit definition file, it is possible that sublevel 11 uses the same general layout as a cave that had been previously presented at E3. It is the only sublevel in the game in which this is the case.
  • In sublevel 11, if an electrical wire spawns on top of the wooden structure, one of its ends will be on the structure while the other will be on the floor. The electric discharge between the two ends will still connect correctly.[2]
  • Curiously, the music track Hole of Heroes is defined to play on the ninth sublevel. In practice, it is overridden by the rest sublevel theme. The same issue occurs in all sublevels of the Submerged Castle as well.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 夢の穴?
Yume no Ana
Hole of Dreams
Flag of France French Pays des Rêves Country of Dreams
Flag of Germany German Bau der Träume Den of Dreams
Flag of Italy Italian Tana di Sogno Dream Den
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Refugio de los Sueños Dream Refuge

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YouTube video showing the tenth sublevel of the Dream Den completed without Blue Pikmin
  2. ^ How do the Electric Again? on reddit, published on September 17th, 2019, retrieved on September 17th, 2019