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Explorer's Cave
Explorer's Cave.png
Sublevels 2 Ultra-bitter sprays 2
Red Pikmin 50 Ultra-spicy sprays 2
Yellow Pikmin 0
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An icon similar to the dot icon in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode. The textures used for the bubble comes from the game, but the dot was manually made, based on this screenshot. An icon similar to the dot icon in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode. The textures used for the bubble comes from the game, but the dot was manually made, based on this screenshot. An icon similar to the dot icon in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode. The textures used for the bubble comes from the game, but the dot was manually made, based on this screenshot. An icon similar to the dot icon in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode. The textures used for the bubble comes from the game, but the dot was manually made, based on this screenshot. An icon similar to the dot icon in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode. The textures used for the bubble comes from the game, but the dot was manually made, based on this screenshot.
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Blue Pikmin 0
White Pikmin 0
Purple Pikmin 0
Bulbmin 0

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The Explorer's Cave (こてしらべの洞窟?, lit.: "Explorer's Cave") is the first level in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode and is automatically unlocked with the mode. It is an easy area and introduces Challenge Mode to beginners. Only Red Pikmin are available for its two sublevels, the second one being the only with any enemies for the player to fight.

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_ABEM_tutorial
(?) Enemy maximum 0
(?) Item maximum 4
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 0
(?) Number of rooms 1
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser No
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 1_units_cent3_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file normal_light_cha.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
Circular room with 4 exits

Get the Pikmin and make haste to collect the treasures. Good time is 80-85 on the clock.

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_ABEM_tutorial
(?) Enemy maximum 7
(?) Item maximum 3
(?) Gate maximum 0
(?) Dead end unit maximum 100
(?) Number of rooms 1
(?) Corridor-to-room ratio 0
(?) Escape geyser Yes
(?) Clogged hole No
(?) Unit file 2_MAT_mid1_nor2_tsuchi.txt
(?) Light file normal_light_cha.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_mid1_6_tsuchi
room_north2_1_tsuchi
Room with 6 exits Room with long dead end

Defeat the Red Bulborb first, then hit some eggs. After flowering, defeat any Dwarf Red Bulborbs. Acquire treasure. Time should be around 150-130.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese こてしらべの洞窟?
Kote shirabe no dōkutsu
Explorer's Cave
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Grotte de l'explorateur Explorer's cave
Flag of France French (NoE) Grotte de l'explorateur Explorer's cave
Flag of Italy Italian Grotta dell' Esploratore Explorer's Cave
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Cueva del Explorador Explorer's Cave
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Cueva del Explorador Explorer's Cave