Pikmin Needed: Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Purple (recommended)
Sublevel 1: Disable the poison traps with white pikmin. Bombard the jellyfish with tossed pikmin. Watch your route (especially when recovering treasure or gathering bodies) because there are a bunch of bulborbs around. Lure the crawfish from its hole to defeat it. Find and recover the food (Disguised Delicacy) before continuing down.
Sublevel 2: Combat the bulborbs in small groups. Its very important to minimize every single loss in the Dream Den. Theres a tank-like groink on a tower. To make matters worse, the creature regenerates after being killed and he holds a treasure item. Eliminate him with tossed purple and yellow pikmin. Return the pencil (Implement of Toil) and pencil sharpener (Manual Honer) to the pod. Descend to the next sublevel.
Sublevel 3: A bulblax drops when you wander around the level with your pikmin (the treasure guage reveals where he drops from). Be ready for him! Use the bomb droppers to kill smaller bulblax or use your captains. Disable electricity traps with yellow pikmin and poison traps with white. Beware of dropping bombs, especially near exit. Pick up the spinner (Glee Spinner).
Sublevel 4: This level contains many cannon bugs and beetles. Eliminate the beetles with yellow pikmin. Disable poison traps with white pikmin. You can take out cannons with captains and even make some shoot each other. Be careful not to toss your pikmin over the side. Locate and return the coin (mirrored Element) before moving on.
Sublevel 5: Lots of things for red pikmin to accomplish here. Disable fire traps, eliminate the fiery blowhogs, and combat the fiery bulblax holding an item. Watch out for the hovering blowhog as well! Use your yellow pikmin to knock it down then swarm the creature. Collect the apple (Insect Condo) to complete the level and move onward.
Sublevel 6: Theres a sink hole in the levels center. Move around it carefully because youll be pulled toward the center making it a bit harder to navigate your pikmin around. Eliminate the cannons with captains or pikmin from the side (best to make some shoot each other given the quantity on the level). Bombard the jellyfish to recover the trinket (Future Orb). Explore thoroughly; nectar could drop in alcoves so you can mature some pikmin.
Sublevel 7: Plenty of aerial enemies inhabit this sublevel. Bombard the blowhogs with your pikmin; one of the bigger blowhogs holds the jewel (Essence of Desire). Toss yellow pikmin to eliminate bomb droppers and the captain stealing bugs. Continue to the next sublevel.
Sublevel 8: A full collection of traps here. Disable the fire, poison, and electric contraptions with corresponding pikmin. Youll also encounter assorted spider types here. Eliminate with captains or necessary pikmin. A bug here messes up treasure gauge and can distract your pikmin. Eliminate on sight with tossed pikmin. Return the doll (Extreme Perspirator) and pumpkin (Possessed Squash) to the pod.
Sublevel 9: Hit the beetle with pikmin to create some nectar. Take geyser up if youre struggling through the Dream Den or continue down for more treasure.
Sublevel 10: Lots of water on this level that also contains many enemies. Battle the fiery blowhogs with captains or red pikmin, combat dumples and wollywogs carefully so you dont lose many pikmin, and crush the groink from the side or behind and return it to the ship (it regenerates). Recover the treasure from the jellyfish; youll need at least 15 blues to get it through water. Return the block (Talisman of Life) to the pod.
Sublevel 11: Disable traps with appropriate pikmin. Avoid the aerial stealer bugs. Crush the fiery blowhogs with captains or red pikmin. Note that the level contains a breadbug that could steal treasure into its hole. If the gauge goes off over the breadbugs hole, youll have to kill the creature to get the treasure. Recover the tile (Boss Stone) and lid (Yellow Taste Tyrant).
Sublevel 12: Disable the plentiful poison traps with white pikmin. Careful around the wollywogs; pound the top with purple pikmin. Theres a bug present that disrupts the treasure gauge and distracts your pikmin. Sneak up on sleeping bulborbs and toss purples on its back. Navigate carefully and watch for falling rocks. Locate the treasures; one could be inside a bulborb and the other buried requiring white pikmin. Get the can (Stringent Container) and ring (Universal Com).
Sublevel 13: This sublevel contains many sleeping bulborbs and one holds a treasure. Use your treasure gauge to find the bulborb holding the treasure. Sneak up on it and toss purple pikmin on its back. Traverse the level carefully to not disturb bulborbs that arent holding the treasure. Recover the bottle cap (Hypnotic Platter) and return it to the pod. Continue down to the final floor.
Sublevel 14: Its time to rescue Louie! Youre about to face off against the titan dweevil. It has four methods of attack: each method corresponds to a particular pikmin type. It can spew fire, it can launch water, it can disperse electric shock, and it can inflict poison damage. If youve managed to keep your pikmin relatively safe up to this point then you can use each pikmin type against the corresponding weapon. Use blue pikmin against the monster pump, which launches water around the arena; use yellow pikmin against the shock therapist, which disperses electricity around the area; use red pikmin to attack the flare cannon; and use white pikmin to attack the comedy bomb, which creates poisonous mist. Always be ready to retreat to the arenas edge to avoid attacks. If youre hit by water, utilize your whistle to rescue any drowning pikmin. After the battle collect the following treasures: Monster Pump, Shock Therapist, Flare Cannon, Comedy Bomb, and Louie himself otherwise known as the King of Bugs.