Outside the Ancient Ruins
The level opens with many Pikmin pecking at something, which a change in camera angle reveals to be a giant R.O.B. in a dormant state. Further changes in view reveal hundreds of Pikmin attacking it. The R.O.B. activates and spins its torso, sending all but a few Pikmin to their deaths upon contact with the ground. The camera cuts to show a terrified-looking Olimar on the ground nearby, surrounded by about a dozen Pikmin. One of them, a red one, taps Olimar on the leg to get his attention and points behind him.
Olimar turns to see the Blue Falcon racing down between ruined columns. Suddenly, the vehicle stops and its hatch pops open, sending its occupant flying forward. With a shout of "Falcon Punch!", the camera shows Captain Falcon performing the signature move of the same name. The punch lands between the giant R.O.B.'s eyes, knocking it over and defeating it. Captain Falcon's momentum sends him sliding along the ground, accidentally killing all of Olimar's Pikmin except the single red one at his side. The captains team up for the level at this point.
After a section of the stage, another cutscene shows the new duo arriving at a cliff overlooking the great ocean of the World of Trophies. They see a flying platform (the Smash Skiff), guarded by Primid, that also holds the trophy of Donkey Kong in chains. The camera cuts to show an Arwing flying after the platform, flown by Falco but also containing a very cramped Diddy Kong. Falco performs a barrel roll, allowing Diddy to drop out of the Arwing. To keep himself aloft in the air, he fires up his Rocketbarrel Pack. He then fires his Peanut Popguns at the Primid on the platform, sending them flying. Seeing this action, Captain Falcon smiles, grabs the once again terrified Olimar, and jumps off the cliff towards the platform.
Diddy Kong then lands on the platform, and immediately touches the base of Donkey Kong's trophy. The revived Kong breaks out of his chains. The captains land on the platform next to the ape buddies. More Primid are seen encroaching on the platform, at which point the four team up to drive them off. After this, the ape buddies are seen doing a victory dance with each other, where Falco flies off, giving a thumbs-up, and Diddy waves him goodbye.
Playable for the whole level:
Only playable for final ambush section:
Diddy Kong is reunited with Donkey Kong since he was turned into a trophy. Fox and Falco are removed since they decided to part ways.
Plus second group reunited from The Jungle:
List of enemies