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Noki 4 – Eel | Guide by Metacor

Noki 4 – Eel

(guide by Metacororiginal | forked from shoutplenty)

Video Guides:
    Samura1man
    Stelzig

When the level starts, Mario will begin to sink towards the Eel

  • Don't Hover before reaching the Eel - doing so will just needlessly delay the fight from starting
  • While falling down, make sure to grab one of the Air Bubbles to refill F.L.U.D.D's tank;
        I'd recommend grabbing the first one on the left side for 6 tooth
        I'd recommend grabbing the first one on the right side for 5 tooth
            Position Mario above the Bubble, slightly towards the bottom, once you hit it, hold Forward on the Control Stick
            remember to not hover - just swim Mario into the bubble
  • After you refill your tank, position Mario above the center of the Eel's mouth - favoring slightly towards the top side

Once the Eel starts to spin: Take note of its spinning direction, and Y-Turn accordingly

Once the Eel begins to scream: Hold Hover until its mouth is nearly open
holding slightly backwards will help to clean multiple teeth with your hover

Enter Y-Cam and clean off the center 4 teeth - starting with the left tooth, and working around clockwise
make sure to hover while turning around to face the 3rd/4th teeth

Hover as needed to remain high enough to not be eaten by the Eel and clean the 5th tooth

Gold Tooth

The Gold Tooth is located on the right side of the Female half of the Eel - the side with eyelashes instead of eyebrows
this tooth has similar properties to a center tooth, allowing you to clean it off without the eel beginning to spin

  • 5 Tooth: to make this more simple - reverse the direction that you Y-Turn at the beginning of the fight
    If you plan on going for a 5 Tooth Eel, you should prioritize cleaning the side of the Eel without the Gold Tooth first, since using the Gold Tooth for Cutscene Skip is generally considered easier

  • 6 Tooth: If you plan on going for a 6 Tooth Eel, you're going to want to clean the Gold Tooth as one of the first 5 teeth, because of its unique properties that allow you to clean it without forcing the Eel to spin

Cancelling a Spin Cycle - once the Eel begins to spin:

  • Let Mario fall down in the Eel's mouth until it cries out and tries to eat you (Don't get eaten!)
  • Hover out of the Eel's mouth before you get eaten and then Y-Turn around to set up for the next tooth
          I find it easier if you Y-Turn in the opposite direction of the tooth you're trying to clean: example

7th Tooth
When cleaning off the 7th tooth, try to leave a bottom side tooth as the last remaining tooth, this makes getting Cutscene Skip easier

Cutscene Skip
After you clean the 7th tooth, instead of hovering outside of the Eel's mouth, try to position Mario between the Eel's lips

  • Begin to Hover when the Eel fully closes its mouth (listen for the eel "smacking" its lips together)
  • Switch to the Spray Nozzle and enter Y-Cam once Mario is inside of the tooth - spray the tooth until it's cleaned

If you did this correctly then Mario should've taken damage from the tooth while cleaning it off, causing the cutscene trigger to be skipped - this doesn't actually 'skip' the cutscene, but merely allows you to control Mario while the cutscene plays

If you miss the Cutscene Skip:
Mario sinks slower while above the center of the Eel's Chamber, so try to go towards the outer walls as fast as possible
try not to hover, as this will just cause you to have to sink extra distance

Shine Get: alternative angle

Spawns to the right of the small stalagmite - shown in the picture above
The shine spawn is on the left side of what looks to be a Square with a large dot inside of it, as seen here

Reasons for the Eel going down

  • if you get eaten
  • if the Eel fully completes a Spin Cycle
  • if you complete 6 tooth too fast (sometimes)

!!! IF AT ANY POINT THE EEL GOES DOWN !!!

DO NOT clean off any more teeth until the Eel spins AND you cancel its Spin Cycle - if you clean off a tooth before cancelling a Spin Cycle, then the Eel WILL 100% go back down again

The only scenarios in which you wouldn't need to wait for the Eel to spin are

  • if there is only 1 tooth left - the fight would end after
  • if there are 2 teeth left on the same side, and 1 of them is the gold tooth
        in this case you can clean the gold tooth off first, and then the final remaining tooth
        this would put the final tooth on the top side of the Eel's mouth, causing Cutscene Skip to be difficult to perform

Tooth Immunity: when are the eel's teeth immune?

  • if you finish cleaning 1 of the Eel's outside teeth (other than the Gold Tooth)
  • if the Eel is doing a Spin Cycle
  • if the Eel is going down after finishing a Spin Cycle

Note: if you forced the Eel's mouth to close by being too far down in its mouth, you can still clean its teeth

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