The Awakening Wood level is an area in Pikmin 2, the second in the game, and can be accessed after retrieving the Spherical Atlas from the Emergence Cave in the Valley of Repose. The area is spring-themed, with grassy terrain, cherry blossoms, and objects and features that might be found in a garden; the great number of Pellet Posies make it arguably the best place to land to produce Pikmin. These features, along with its layout, make the Awakening Wood very similar to The Forest of Hope from the original Pikmin game. Olimar also states that he explored this forest before in his journal entry for the Geographic Projection, but has now renamed it.
The region bears four caves and seven treasures in total, which sums up to 765 Pokos in the NTSC version of Pikmin 2 and 805 Pokos in the PAL version. It is also the location of the first Blue and White Pikmin in the game, both of which are required to reach further areas.
According to map: The landing site is to the southwest of the area. In the center is a pair of Burgeoning Spiderworts. To the north of the landing site is a small pool that can be crossed with bridges, and to the west is the Snagret Hole. Interestingly, this area corresponds with the area that the Burrowing Snagrets are found in Pikmin. Finally, the Blue Onion may be found through an electric gate to the east.
Blue PikminBlue Pikmin are found in the Awakening Wood. They are located near the White Flower Garden behind an Electric Fence, which must be taken down by Yellow Pikmin. Once the fence is taken down, you can call 5 Blue Pikmin, and use five 1 pellets, one 5 pellet, and 3 Wogpoles to populate them from the get-go.
After Day 10, there will be three 10 pellets (for each of the 3 primary color pikmin) and one 20 pellet.
- Sunseed Berry
- Chance Totem
- Pilgrim Bulb
- Geographic Projection
- Healing Cask (NTSC) / Hypnotic Platter (PAL)
- Decorative Goo
- Air Brake
- Female Sheargrub ×10 (there are fewer after a certain number of days)
- Dwarf Red Bulborb ×2
- Red Bulborb
- Ravenous Whiskerpillar ×2
- Cloaking Burrow-nit ×3
- Creeping Chrysanthemum ×3
- Unmarked Spectralid ×8 (every day)
- Iridescent Flint Beetle
- Iridescent Glint Beetle ×2
- Honeywisp ×3
- Male Sheargrub ×4
- Wogpole ×3
- Yellow Wollywog ×2
- Burrowing Snagret
- The Awakening Wood was originally called the "Forest of Awakening."
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the stage named Distant Planet appears to depict the Awakening Wood in the background.
Click on a location
|The Impact Site | The Forest of Hope | The Forest Navel | The Distant Spring | The Final Trial|
|Valley of Repose | Awakening Wood | Perplexing Pool | Wistful Wild|
|Tropical Wilds | Garden of Hope | Distant Tundra | Twilight River | Formidable Oak|