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Secret Testing Range
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The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

The Secret Testing Range is the twenty-fifth level in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode. There are two sublevels, each involving creatures that have weapons as appendages, including a boss encounter with the Man-At-Legs.

Sublevel 1[edit]

This level is a little hard, but the secret to the easy killing of a Gatling Groink is to bring all of your Pikmin, make the Purple Pikmin be up front and hit its backside. Or you can leave the Pikmin with Olimar or Louie, be the opposite one and make the two Gatling Groinks come close to each other; then go underneath them, running back and forth when the Gatling Groink's life circles are yellow or red.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name ch_MUKI_houdai
"Main" object maximum (?) 3
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 4
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 1
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) No
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 1_units_houdai_metal.txt
Lighting file (?) houdai_light.ini
Background (?) build (P2 VRBOX build.png steel)
Cave units (?)
item_cap_metal
way3_metal
way4_metal
wayl_metal
way2_metal
way2x2_metal
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_houdai_1_metal
Man-at-Legs dry arena
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Gatling Groink icon.png Gatling Groink (free) 1 None "Special" enemy spots
- The Key icon.png The Key Carried inside entry with ID 1
2 Gatling Groink icon.png Gatling Groink (free) 1 None "Special" enemy spots
- Stone of Glory icon.png Stone of Glory Carried inside entry with ID 2
3 Iridescent Glint Beetle icon.png Iridescent Glint Beetle 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
- Lustrous Element icon.png Lustrous Element Carried inside entry with ID 3
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
4 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (red) 5 None Plant spots
5 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (green) 5 None Plant spots
Then it spawns these "treasure" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
6 Dream Architect icon.png Dream Architect 1 None Treasure spots
7 Prototype Detector icon.png Prototype Detector 1 None Treasure spots
8 Cosmic Archive icon.png Cosmic Archive 1 None Treasure spots
9 Glee Spinner icon.png Glee Spinner 1 None Treasure spots
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Sublevel 2[edit]

The second floor of the level.
See also: Man-at-Legs strategy.

This floor is very hard. Note you can lure the Man-at-Legs out of the water to make use of all of your Pikmin.

Technical sublevel information
Internal cave name ch_MUKI_houdai
"Main" object maximum (?) 7
"Treasure" object maximum (?) 5
"Gate" object maximum (?) 0
Dead end unit probability (?) 0
Number of rooms (?) 1
Corridor-to-room ratio (?) 0
Escape geyser (?) Yes
Clogged hole (?) No
Cave units file (?) 1_units_houdai2_metal.txt
Lighting file (?) houdai_light.ini
Background (?) ice (P2 VRBOX ice.png icy cavern)
Cave units (?)
item_cap_metal
way3_metal
way4_metal
wayl_metal
way2_metal
way2x2_metal
Dead end with item Three-way crossing Four-way crossing Turning corridor Corridor Long corridor
room_houdai2_1_metal
Man-at-Legs watery arena
Detailed object list
The game spawns these "main" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
1 Man-at-Legs icon.png Man-at-Legs 1 None "Hard" enemy spots
- The Key icon.png The Key Carried inside entry with ID 1
4 Fire geyser icon.png Fire geyser 2 None Cave unit seams
5 Gas pipe icon.png Gas pipe 2 None Cave unit seams
6 Electrical wire icon.png Electrical wire 2 None Cave unit seams
Then it spawns these "decoration" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
2 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (red) 3 None Plant spots
3 Glowstem icon.png Glowstem (green) 3 None Plant spots
Then it spawns these "treasure" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
7 Remembered Old Buddy icon.png Remembered Old Buddy 1 None Treasure spots
8 Fond Gyro Block icon.png Fond Gyro Block 1 None Treasure spots
9 Lost Gyro Block icon.png Lost Gyro Block 1 None Treasure spots
10 Favorite Gyro Block icon.png Favorite Gyro Block 1 None Treasure spots
11 Memorable Gyro Block icon.png Memorable Gyro Block 1 None Treasure spots
Then it spawns these "dead end" objects:
ID Object Amount Fall method Spawn location
12 Egg icon.png Egg 1 None Dead ends
For details on how objects are spawned, and how some may fail to spawn, see here.

Walkthrough video[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese 秘密兵器実験場? Secret Weapon Testing Zone
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Camp d'entraînement Training camp
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) Zona de Pruebas Secretas Secret Testing Zone This name implies the tests are secret, not the zone.