The Pursuit of the Precious

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04-12: The Path to Perfect Penmanship
Return of the Mammalians missions
05-01: Trouble Round Every Corner

The Pursuit of the Precious
Fight your way to the exit.
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Site Landfill Dreamland
Fee Power Eggs No Fee
Lives 3
Weapons and Rewards

S3 Weapon Main Hero Shot Level 1 Flat.pngS3 Weapon Sub Smallfry.png

Power Eggs 800

First-time Bonus Power Eggs 2600

The Cold-Blooded Bandit
— Intro to Shiver's boss fight.

The Pursuit of the Precious is the third boss mission in Return of the Mammalians.

Boss appearance

The boss is Shiver, who rides on her megalodon, Master Mega, a large shark with a saddle and rocket boosters.


Note: Due to the level having no fee, you may retry from checkpoints as many times as you want, even if you lose all your lives.

First Phase

Shiver and Master Mega will circle the water surrounding the central platform, occasionally leaping out to fire vertical slashes of ink similar to those of a charged Splatana or charging straight at the player, the previous breaking armor on contact and the latter similar to the Reefslider. While they can be attacked in this state, their constant movement makes them difficult targets. Instead, the player should wait for them to try and attack from below and place a bomb (or Smallfry) in the spot they will strike as if fighting a Maws; throwing a bomb into Master Mega's open mouth the moment before he charges is also effective.

Should Master Mega swallow a bomb or Smallfry, he will fly onto the platform and leave itself open as it slowly crawls back to the water. After taking enough damage, Shiver will fall off Master Mega and can be splatted to begin the next phase.

Second Phase

Shiver and Master Mega will now create ink tornadoes, leaping from one tornado to another to confuse the player before firing a beam of ink straight forward. Master Mega leaves its mouth open for a moment after performing this attack, and throwing a bomb (or Smallfry) into its mouth will knock it onto the platform. After dismounting Shiver and splatting her a second time, the third phase will begin.

Third Phase

The beam attack now fires three beams, one after the other. Additionally, Master Mega will crawl faster, reducing the amount of time it can be damaged while it is stranded on the platform. Splatting Shiver once more will end the battle.


  • Similarly to the final bosses of Octo Valley and Octo Canyon, some of the character dialogue changes on repeat playthroughs.
  • Shiver's ink color has Deep Cut logos imprinted on it, a trait shared by Frye and Big Man.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese オルタナに封印された、気高き刃。それは…。
Orutana ni fūinsareta, kedakaki ha. Sorewa....
Proud blades sealed away in Alterna. That is…
Netherlands Dutch Een pracht van een jacht
Vecht je een weg naar de beveiligde deur.
A splendor of a pursuit
Fight a way to the protected door.
France French (NOE) Poursuite précieuse
Fraie-toi un passage jusqu'à la porte.
Precious pursuit
Clear yourself a way to the door.
Germany German Ein Riecher für Reichtum A nose for fortune
Russia Russian В погоне за сокровищами
Доберитесь до двери.

V pogone za sokrovishchami
Doberites' do dveri.
In pursuit of the treasure
Reach the door.
China Chinese (Simplified) 被封印在幻界的高雅之刃,那就是……

Bèi fēngyìn zài huànjiè de gāoyǎ zhī rèn, nā jiù shì...
Dǐdá ménhòu de qūyù.
The elegant blade sealed in Alterna, that is...
Reach the area behind the gate.
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 被封印在幻界的高雅之刃,那就是……
Bèi fēngyìn zài huàn jiè de gāoyǎ zhī rèn, nà jiùshì……
The elegant blade sealed in Alterna, that is...
South Korea Korean 얼터너에 봉인된 고고한 칼날. 그것은...
eolteoneoe bong-indoen gogohan kalnal. geugeos-eun...
A noble blade sealed in Alterna, that is...