Glowing Bloom Pond
Glowing Bloom Pond (やみに ひかる はな?) is the third main area in the Verdant Waterfront. It introduces Bloominous Stemples and their ability to bloom with light, meaning the area also focuses electrodes and Widemouthed Anode Beetles. While the standard exit in this area leads to The Shallow End, the secret exit unlocks Treacherous Currents.
At the start, the player can encounter some Yellow Pikmin, using their own bodies to conduct electricity between two wires. In doing this, they allow some Bloominous Stemples to bloom. After this, Olimar has to defeat a Widemouthed Anode Beetle to progress in the area. After some walking, the player has to use the Yellow Pikmin's ability to conduct electricity in order to make the Bloominous Stemple bloom, thus moving forward in the area. Next to this, the player will encounter two Widemouthed Anode Beetles, which will help Olimar and the Pikmin to access a doorway leading to the first treasure, the Evidence Pulveriser. Later in the area, the player will have to use a Widemouthed Anode Beetle once again, in order to retrieve the Handy Hand. After going through corridors filled with Male Sheargrubs and Widemouthed Anode Beetle, the player can get access to a doorway, kept behind a dirt block and a Widemouthed Anode Beetle. In the other side, Olimar has to use those creatures again to reach the last treasure, the Hairy Serpent Fossil. To reach the end of the area, the player has to build a bridge and use Bloominous Stemples at the same time. However, if the player wants to reach the secret exit, the protagonist has to fall under the last Bloominous Stemples at the very end of the area to gain access of an hidden doorway under the flowers.
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