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|The Final Trial|
|How to Unlock||Get 29 Ship Parts|
|Ship Parts||1 (click)|
The Final Trial is the last area to be accessed in Pikmin. It is across a small body of water, (most likely a lake), on the area select map from the other areas, and has radically different terrain. It only has one part and is practically enemy free, except for the diabolical Emperor Bulblax, which possesses the final ship part, the Secret Safe.
It should be noted that this area, in a way, tests the player's knowledge on the Pikmin. From the landing site, the area 'splits' into 3 paths. The left path centers on Red Pikmin, due to the fire geysers. The center path contains water which only Blue Pikmin can traverse through. And the path on the right contains bomb rocks, which only Yellow Pikmin can hold.
Despite this, the level can be completed purely with Yellow Pikmin. This is done by making the Pikmin "swim" to the bridge, and by throwing them over the slanted part of the metal wall between the second bridge and the box, then making the Pikmin run over to the before mentioned box. Since Pikmin cannot be produced here unless the Emperor Bulblax is killed, 3 Candypop Buds are present at the landing site next to the Yellow Onion. Each one can change 50 Pikmin, and then wilt.
To the south lies the landing site, along with a Candypop Bud of each type of Pikmin. In the center lies a small pool of water. To the left of it, a narrow path with fire geysers. To the right are a group of small islands with Bomb Rocks. In the middle of the pool are two bridges and a normal stone gate. To the north is a cardboard box.
The arena where Emperor Bulblax is fought and a wall that leads to three pipes with several Bomb Rocks lies at the top-most part of the area. On the far right of the pool is a ledge with no hazards, meaning Olimar can throw additional Pikmin onto the ledge, then run down to collect them when he reaches the end of the main path. Bomb Rocks in this area are found in pipes. One is on a high place to the right of the starting point. There are three other pipes in the cliffs surrounding the arena where Emperor Bulblax is fought.
In Challenge Mode, a Yellow Wollywog is found in the pool, and a Beady Long Legs attacks Olimar after he enters the arena. Burrowing Snagrets are found in the cliffs around it. Smaller enemies are found around Olimar's base, such as a Dwarf Red Bulborb, Dwarf Bulbears and Sheargrubs. Also, unlike in the other maps, 100 Pikmin are already present on the map, buried in various locations.
- Emperor Bulblax - Final Boss
Challenge Mode enemies
- Dwarf Red Bulborb
- Dwarf Bulbear
- Female Sheargrub
- Male Sheargrub
- Yellow Wollywog
- Burrowing Snagret
- Beady Long Legs x 1
- The terrain and surroundings of this area, along with the terrain and surroundings of the Impact Site, make up the layout for Wistful Wild in Pikmin 2, with the exception of the places where the two map layouts meet.
- The Final Trial is also the only map to not have ANY first game exclusive enemies in either mode of the area.
- The best possible score in Challenge Mode is 299.
- It is possible to complete the Final Trial with only Yellow Pikmin.
The following videos are guides to the Final Trial in story mode.
|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|