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The Keeper of the Lake

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The Keeper of the Lake
Sector 2 – Area E
The Long Water Dumple looking at the group.
Treasures 1
Pikmin available Blue Pikmin
Requirements Complete The Shallow End or Treacherous Currents
Next area Crystal Tunnels
Music The Keeper of the Lake

The Keeper of the Lake (ゆらめく みずうみの ヌシ?, lit.: "The master of the shimmering lake") is the boss battle area of the Verdant Waterfront. In it, Captain Olimar and his Blue Pikmin fight underwater against the Long Water Dumple.


When the player completes either The Shallow End or Treacherous Currents, a cutscene plays inside the S.S. Dolphin II where the ship announces that it managed to found both a large treasure and a large beast. It advises Captain Olimar to carefully explore the next area. After the treasure is collected, the ship reveals that it found a new sector, the Sparkling Labyrinth, and makes notice of the fact that it takes place underground, and has a lot of crystals.


The area starts in a room out in the open, and its walls are too tall to climb out of. There is a hole in the floor leading to an underground lake, however. The lake is roughly 10 screens wide, and 7 and a half screens deep.


Cutscene Screenshot Trigger Description
Long Water Dumple introduction The Long Water Dumple introduction cutscene in The Keeper of the Lake. The player swims a bit down after entering the hole at the start. Olimar swims down, and manages to catch a glimpse of the Long Water Dumple's tail as it swims away. Some Pikmin eventually come down from above to join Olimar, but the beast sneaks up on them before they reach him, startling both the captain and the Pikmin. It lunges forward in an attempt to eat them, but they manage to rush to Olimar's side.

Pikmin locations[edit]

Spot Location Pikmin Requirements Notes
Arena Above Olimar when the cutscene ends 10 Blue Pikmin First time only
Arena To Olimar's left when the cutscene ends 10 Blue Pikmin First time only





See: Long Water Dumple#Strategy


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ゆらめく みずうみの ヌシ?
Yurameku mizuumi no nushi
The master of the shimmering lake
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch De meerwachter The seaguardian
Flag of France French Le gardien des eaux The guardian of the waters
Flag of Germany German Der Hüter des Sees The Keeper of the Lake
Flag of Italy Italian Bacino custodito Guarded basin
Flag of Mexico Spanish (NoA) El guardián del lago The gardian of the lake
Flag of Spain Spanish (NoE) Guardián Abisal Abyssal Guardian