The 2-Player Battle menu allows the players to set up the battle settings in Pikmin 2's 2-Player Battle mode. On the left side, there is a scrollable list with the available levels. The right side contains two sections. The top section has the battle stats, with the number of victories for each player thus far. The bottom half has the handicap settings, where players can adjust their starting number of Pikmin, in increments of five, by pressing / and / . The bottom of the screen lists what some buttons do: / shows a page with the rules (pages can be switched with / and / ), / starts the match, and / asks the players if they wish to return to the title screen. These controls are valid for both players.
The faces of the leaders also change depending on the points one has over the other.