Chapter 3 - Walk-through
This section provides a walk-through of Pikmin 2s storyline. Pikmin 2 is somewhat non-linear in the respect that you often have several tasks you can complete at any given time and you can complete them in any order. However, other times you lack a particular type of Pikmin to reach certain areas and must complete other sections of the game to move on. This guide provides a proven solution through to meet the 10,000 pokos debt mark and beyond.
Valley of Repose
Your first destination is the Valley of Repose. Olimar and Louie end up split apart after a rocky landy. This first section offers a quick tutorial of using your two captains, finding and commanding pikmin, and some combat techniques. When you gain control of Olimar, whistle in the pikmin. Toss the pikmin at the bulborb; theyll automatically attack until the creature perishes.
Switch control to Louie and navigate him toward the landing spot. On the way youll discover the red onion that houses the red pikmin. Pluck the pikmin or wait until it flowers. Create more pikmin by using your first pikmin to attack the flowers and secure their pellets. The pikmin will return the pellets to the onion, which creates more pikmin seeds. Wait until they flower or pluck them now.
Gather Louies group of pikmin and continue toward the landing site. Youll encounter a paper bag blocking the passage between you and the landing site. Toss all pikmin onto the bag. Switch to Olimar and toss his pikmin on the bag also. Once 15 red pikmin are on the bag, it deflates and allows passage through. If you wish, gather the bulborbs body with pikmin; theyll return it to the onion and create more pikmin.
Gather all red pikmin and approach the battery--your first treasure. It lies on the path between the landing spot and the red pikmin onion. The red pikmin will dig out the battery (Courage Reactor) and carry it to your ship. Returning the battery to the ship concludes the first day. After the daily report, return to the Valley of Repose to continue exploration.
At the beginning of the new day, extract your red pikmin from the onion and begin collecting pellets from the nearby posies to create additional red pikmin. There are more posies near Louies former landing area. Pluck your pikmin when desired, though its best to wait until theyve flowered.
Youll need at least 35 red pikmin to continue. Once you have 35, exit the landing area and find a second brown paper bag obstructing the passage. Toss 35 red pikmin onto the bag to open the route. Use your pikmin (or even the captains) to defeat the bulborb beyond.
Theres a second, much larger, bulborb also sleeping in the area. Maneuver behind the sleeping bulborb and toss red pikmin onto its back. Allow the pikmin to return any pellets or bodies to the onion for more pikmin (you should be nearing 70 by now).
In the circular area near the sleeping red bulborb is the next piece of treasure. Gather the crushed can (Utter Scrap) with your pikmin and return it to the ship. Return to the circular area and command your pikmin to break down the wall. Beyond youll find the first underground cavern entrance. Assemble your pikmin and proceed!
Cave of Emergence
Pikmin Needed: Red
Sublevel 1: Kill the bulborbs using either tossed or swarming pikmin and pick up the bottle cap (Quenching Emblem) and orange (Citrus Lump). Take the bulborbs back as well. Descend to the next level.
Sublevel 2: Eliminate the bulborbs. Move through the cavern to the purple candypop buds. Toss in five red pikmin into each flower to retrieve purple pikmin. Wait for them to flower so theyre stronger and much faster. Return with your purple pikmin to the globe. Since it requires 101 pikmin to lift, youll need the purple pikmin (as strong as 10 pikmin each) to lift the globe (Spherical Atlas) and take it to the research pod. After gaining the globe treasure, proceed to the geyser and exit.
Completing the Cave of Emergence ends the day and opens the route to the next area, the Awakening Wood. Land in the new area to continue the storyline (other tasks in the Valley of Repose require other pikmin types).