Perilous Pokey Cave
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Perilous Pokey Cave, or Layer-Cake Desert-2, is the second course of Layer-Cake Desert. It is a cave consisting of Pokeys, various Sand Geysers and other enemies. It is unlocked via completion of Stone-Eye Zone, and its own completion unlocks Stoneslide Tower.
The cave, like Fire Snake Cavern is barely shrouded in darkness. In the later part of the course, the entirety of the cave will be shrouded in darkness. Sand Geysers and ledges make way for secrets and hidden areas.
Mario starts outside the cave with a Pokey and a Warp Pipe. Mario must enter this pipe to continue. Mario will drop into the cave with Sand Geysers and many Pokeys. There is a block containing a Yoshi Egg in the first section of the cave. The next section is through another Warp Pipe down more deep into darkness. Along with Swoopers and Pokeys, Mario must carefully pass them, defeat them with fireballs or use Yoshi to suck them up. Finally, another Warp Pipe is near the end. Another Warp Pipe beyond from the darkness will lead to the surface where the Goal Pole is.
In the starting area of the course, it is possible to fly over the wall to the section where the Goal Pole is, using a Super Acorn.
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