Mushroom Valley (キノコの たに?) is the third main area in Hey! Pikmin. As the name implies, this area is themed around mushrooms – particularly, Bouncy Mushrooms. A lot of the stage's navigations and challenges involve throwing Pikmin at them, or having Captain Olimar land on them.
The player starts on a wood platform, placed above some Bouncy Mushrooms, that are first introduced in this area. If Olimar steps on one, he will bounce quite high. After jumping on some mushrooms, Olimar finds some Red Pikmin, and has to use them in order to kill the sleeping Crested Mockiwi that is blocking the path. Some time after this, the player can retrieve the Unassuming Lighthouse. In order to do that, some Pikmin have to be thrown on the Bouncy Mushroom, located right under the treasure. After going through some Male Sheargrubs and Sparrowheads, Olimar can get access to the second treasure of the area, the Quantum Traveler. He, however, needs to reach it by himself, because the Pikmin cannot follow him in the treasure's location. Not too long after this, the player can reach a small location where a Puffstalk lives. Killing it will free the Constitution Gate, that can be recovered by Olimar. The area in his entirety is mainly linear, with some small dead-ends, and is mostly made of Bouncy Mushrooms.
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