The Moon Grotto is an area in Nibel. It is located below Thornfelt Swamp. Ori must go there in order to activate the second world event, obtaining the Water Vein.

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Moon Grotto is first introduced while chasing Gumo, marked by the large letters, the lasers, and the change in music. The spikes here cause more damage than that of prior areas, with one touch costing up to three life cells. Moon Grotto is also quite difficult for new players in general, but offers many secrets and side paths. This difficulty serves the functional purpose of getting players used to moving Ori in more elaborate manners.

Sub-Area: Gumo's Hideout[edit | edit source]

Gumo's Hideout is an area in Nibel where Gumo lives. It is a dark cave with glowing mushrooms, roots, and waterfalls, and contains many moving contraptions such as moving pillars and spikes (possibly made by Gumo). The area contains Leru's Ancestral Tree, which gives Ori the ability to Double Jump. It also contains the first mini-boss fight and a sequence involving a rockslide.

Gumo lived in his hideout during the time that the forest was blind. When he obtained the Water Vein at the Ginso Tree and was seen by Ori, he ran with the orb to his hideout while Ori chased after him. When Ori reached the bridge right above Gumo's hideout, Gumo activated the bridge trap, sending Ori down to the bottom of his hideout.

The final trap Ori encounters sequentially is an artificial rockslide, however when attempting to activate it, the lever gets stuck and Gumo pulls on it too hard, causing it to break, sending him into a wooden pillar which collapses and drops a boulder onto his legs, pinning him there. Ori eventually makes it through the trap, and saves Gumo by pulling the rock off of his leg. Gumo runs away, and Ori calls out to him in response. Upon approaching him again, he will give up the Water Vein as thanks, and jump away out of sight.

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