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Music in Pikmin 2

The Pikmin 2 motif.

The music of Pikmin 2 accompanies every mode of the game, from themes during gameplay to scores of cutscenes and menus, in order to provide a more engaging and focally directed experience. Generally, the textural style of the music reflects either the game's new mission from Hocotate, the organic overworld of PNF-404, or the specific visual theme of a cave; by vastly varying its unique instrumentations, register, and rhythms.

During gameplay, each piece of music sets the mood for the particular environment, and adapts dynamically to what tasks Pikmin are carrying out, the identity and condition of the controlled leader, and the time of day. Some tracks even adapt specifically to the actions of bosses. Between gameplay, pre-rendered cutscenes are scored with a large orchestra, and in-game cutscenes are scored with small ensembles. In general, compared with the music of the previous game, the soundtrack of Pikmin 2 is less melodically driven, and more atmospheric, although this iteration of the game contains quite a few leitmotifs, or musical gestures that become associated with characters or ideas.

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