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Hooplagoon of the Lake is the last stage of Orange Woodland. This stage pits Kirby against the rebuilt boss Hooplagoon once more, but this time in an underwater environment. Completing this stage awards the second Hooplagoon Figurine and unlocks the next level: Red Volcano.
There are two principal areas in this stage. In the first, Kirby has to dive into an underwater cave, riding water currents while avoiding Gordos along the floors. The door can be found to the lower-right.
- Main article: Hooplagoon
The next room is wide and octagonal in shape. Before long, Hooplagoon emerges from the background - now sporting a new color scheme and a scuba mask - and begins his rematch. Hooplagoon attacks by firing lasers from prongs between his plates while drifting around the room. To defeat him, Kirby must shatter each of his external plates. Each time a plate is broken, Hooplagoon grows in size and moves faster, while dropping Point Stars. Three of the plates can be destroyed using simple Touch Dashes, but the final plate is made of metal, requiring a Star Dash to break. Once Hooplagoon is defeated, Kirby and Elline have a victory dance, then move on to Red Volcano.
The following enemies appear in this stage:
Heading down the water currents in the pre-boss area
Hooplagoon is back for more.
Firing a laser (in the wrong direction)
Chasing after Kirby using an electric field
Trying to fire all four lasers at once for once
Kirby scores the final hit on Hooplagoon.
Kirby and Elline celebrate their victory.