This page offers a walkthrough of the third episode in Gelato Beach, Wiggler Ahoy! Full Steam Ahead!
Spray the Dune Buds
To defeat the Wiggler in this episode, you will need to utilise the various Dune Buds found around the beach. When the Wiggler is approaching a Dune Bud, you will need to spray the bud and make it burst before the Wiggler arrives, so that it triggers a large sand obstacle to rise from the ground and causes the Wiggler to be knocked onto its back. This is tricky and you might need to practice a couple of times before you get the timing right. The Wiggler will need to be walking right over the Dune Bud as the sand obstacle rises from the ground.
After you’ve landed a successful shot and the Wiggler is on its back, you’ll need to quickly jump up onto its body and find the small red arrow that’s pointing to a specific part of the Wiggler’s body. This is random every time, so it could be right at the end of its tail or closer to its head. Ground pound the section of the body that the red arrow is pointing towards to damage the wiggler.
You will need to repeat this series of actions two more times to defeat the Wiggler for good. Each time you damage him, he will become angrier and faster, so timing when to shoot the Dune Buds will become harder each time. When you’ve landed three successful hits and the Wiggler has been defeated, a Shine Sprite will spawn on the beach.