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A pikmin and Olimar

Olimar and Pikmin, the main characters of the series

Pikmin is a series of real-time strategy video games by Nintendo. It revolves around Captain Olimar and his Pikmin, plant-like creatures used to collect items, destroy obstacles, and fight giant monsters.

The series is only composite of four games:

  • Pikmin (October 26, 2001), GameCube. Re-released in 2009 for Wii in the New Play Control! series, and this version was released for Wii U in 2017.
  • Pikmin 2 (April 29, 2004), GameCube. Re-released in 2009 for Wii in the New Play Control! series, and this version was released for Wii U in 2017.
  • Pikmin 3 (July 13, 2013), Wii U.
  • Hey! Pikmin (July 13, 2017), Nintendo 3DS. A Pikmin amiibo was also released with the game.

A Pikmin 4 game is also in development.

A group of three short movies based on Pikmin 3, called Pikmin Short Movies, was also made available for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS through download on November 5, 2014.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


5Arrow R Luigi20011118 November 18, 2001A promotional video for Pikmin can be found in the Options menu of the US and PAL versions of Luigi's Mansion.3


5Arrow R Taiko no Tatsujin20020315 March 15, 2002Taiko no Tatsujin 3 features a music track from Pikmin.2


5Arrow R Pokémon20021121 November 21, 2002The Pokémon Nuzeleaf might be based on the red Pikmin.3


5Arrow R Animal Crossing2003 2003Elements from the Pikmin series appear in many Animal Crossing games as clothes and furnitures; the Gyroid Bust from Pikmin 2 is based on the Gyroids from Animal Crossing.2


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Mario20030728 July 28, 2003Some Pikmin make a cameo in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour; Peach's crow is featured as an item in Pikmin 2.
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5Arrow R Donkey Kong20031212 December 12, 2003"Ai no Uta", the song from the japanese commercial for Pikmin, is featured in the japanese version of Donkey Konga.
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4Arrow L Famicom Robot20040429 April 29, 2004R.O.B.'s head and the Stack-Up blocks are featured as items in Pikmin 2.2


4Arrow L Ball (G&W)20040429 April 29, 2004A Ball Game & Watch console appears as an item in Pikmin 2.2


4Arrow L Nazo no Murasame Jo20040429 April 29, 2004A game disk of Nazo no Murasame Jo is featured as an item in Pikmin 2.2


5Arrow R Nintendogs20050421 April 21, 2005A toy Bulborb from Pikmin makes an appearance in some shops in Nintendogs; A Pikmin hat is featured in Nintendogs + Cats.2


5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are some references to the Pikmin series.
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5Arrow R Yoshi20061113 November 13, 2006Baby Olimar arguably makes a cameo in Yoshi's Island DS.1


5Arrow R Wario20061202 December 02, 2006A microgame version of Pikmin 2 is featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, while a microgame version of Pikmin is featured in the international version of WarioWare: D.I.Y.2


5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20080131 January 31, 2008Captain Olimar from Pikmin is selectable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with a stage also based on the series.1


5Arrow R AR Games20110226 February 26, 2011The Star Pics AR game uses a Pikmin card, and there also are Pikmin refereneces in Graffiti.2


5Arrow R Mii Plaza20110226 February 26, 2011Mii Plaza features unlockable hats based on Pikmin and includes four Puzzle Swap puzzles based on the series.2


5Arrow R Nintendo Land20121118 November 18, 2012Nintendo Land features a minigame based on the Pikmin series.2


5Arrow R Nintendo Badge Arcade20141217 December 17, 2014Nintendo Badge Arcade features badges based on the Pikmin series.2


4Arrow L Zelda20170713 July 13, 2017A cartridge for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX can appears as a treasure in Hey! Pikmin, while another treasure is an ocarina similar to the one from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; additionally the Goddesses statues in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker are likely based on Pikmin. There might also be other references in the series.
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