Star Fox 64 has a Training Mode to help the player get used to the controls. The level consists of 3 stages. Stage 1 has the player flying through 100 rings. Stage 2 consists of doors that open and close, and the player must maneuver through them using the Brake or Boost. Lastly, Stage 3 consists of you fighting endless hoards of enemies until you die.
The location of the Training Grounds remains a mystery. It seems to take place on a small area in front of Corneria. It could be a defense station close to Corneria due to buildings and enemy fighter planes.
In Star Fox 64 3D, however, the enviroment resembles a VR training room.
The Trainer appears to be a tanuki with a green cap. A theory is that he may be a flight instructor for the Cornerian army. He holds up a wrench showing that he is also some type of mechanic. The fact that the Trainer seems to speak in an similar manner to Morse code also indicates that the Trainer may actually be a hologram designed to help with training.
- On Stage 3, after the player destroys one hundred enemies, a Wolfen appears and the player has to take it down. It is unknown if either Wolf, Leon, Pigma, or Andrew is in the Wolfen, or if the Wolfen is even real (it could be a hologram to help you in your training).
- The Trainer is the only character in the N64 version of the game to not speak English (He instead speaks in an almost Morse code-esque manner). He could be speaking Lylat language as his voice remains the same in the europe and austrailan release, whatever voice option the player chooses.
- It is unknown if any of the enemies the player faces are real (and perhaps captured from the Venomian Army) or are holograms.
- The Trainer is given a speaking voice, currently voiced by Jay Ward, in Star Fox 64 3D.