The Ice Cavern is a cave-based Challenge Mode stage consisting of five sublevels. To start, thirty Red Pikmin, twenty Cyan Pikmin, and twenty-five Blue Pikmin are provided to combat the fire, ice, and water hazards present.
- Snow Bulborb × 18
Eighteen Snow Bulborbs linger here.
Two Fiery Bulblaxes and Watery Bulbears linger here. A Frozen Goolix is also present.
A set of twelve Snow Bulborbs lingers here along with two Hairy Bulborbs and a Cyan Power Parasite. Be careful when the Cyan Power Parasite latches onto something.
Five Icy Blowhogs and one Watery Bulbear lurk on this sublevel.
Two Hydro Mamutas circle the arena until the leaders and Pikmin approach them, prompting them to attack. When both Hydro Mamutas are defeated, their carcasses disappear in a puff of smoke, and the Shaggy Long Legs drops from the ceiling while the smoke clears. Defeat the Shaggy Long Legs, and the escape geyser will rise from the ground.