Gale-Force Glen (もみじの ゆれる ばしょ?) is the secret area in the Leafswirl Lagoon. It takes place in a valley with strong currents of wind that show up in intervals. This wind is strong enough to blow some dried hanging leafs horizontally, making it possible to walk on them while the wind is up. Besides that, the wind also causes some aesthetic changes: Sparklium Seeds, vines, and other minor objects flutter with the wind, Captain Olimar hangs low to walk against the wind, or opens his arms to run with the wind, and Winged Pikmin are in a cowering position when idling, although they take this position whether there's currently wind or not. In the flip-side of this area, entered by doorways, it is always windy.
This area is very windy, and the player has to use the wind in order to reach some areas, using the dried hanging leafs. For example, not so far after the start of the area, the player can find the Primitive Saw. In order to reach it, Olimar must wait for the wind to lift up a leaf that blocks the way to the treasure. The Museum-Quality Egg can be found in a separated room, behind a Mockiwi and a Hydroe bramble. Then, after a doorway, the Mood Slicer can be retrieved. It is located in a separate room too, placed on some dirt blocks. After that, the player can travel through the rest of the area, and reach the exit.
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