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.
Get the Pikmin and make haste to collect the treasures. Good time is 80-85 on the clock.
Defeat the Red Bulborb first, then hit some eggs. After flowering, defeat any Dwarf Red Bulborbs. Acquire treasure. Time should be around 150-130.
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