Poisonous red or pinky-like water litters Inkwater Marsh. This guide explains How To Drain The Poisonous Red Water In Ori And The Will Of The Wisps. Once the water has been drained, you can survive in areas you previously could not access, allowing Ori to explore more areas and learn more abilities.
In many areas of Inkwater Marsh there are bodies of water, a pinkish red in color, and it deals damage to Ori each time he steps into it. It’s low damage so it won’t kill you instantly, but it kills you fast enough that you cannot just sustain the damage while trying to explore distant areas or even underwater. There is however, another way, as you can drain the water so that it disappears completely in certain areas allowing for more exploration.
How To Drain The Poisonous Red Water In Ori And The Will Of The Wisps
The metroidvania aspects of Ori and the Will of the Wisps is in full force in the Inkwater Marsh area. There are a number of special powers required to explore each area, such as Double Jump and Sticky, thankfully however the ability to drain the poisonous water isn’t an ability, it’s a lever tucked away at the edge of the map.
It’s quite some time before you can drain the water. Follow the main story progress until you reach the fast Eastern area of the map. Once you arrive there, a group of allies will help you by raising some ruins from the murky waters below. Jump across and then speak to Tokk. Run behind Tokk to find a level near the wall. Pull the lever to drain the nearby poisonous red water.