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The Pikmin series logo

The Pikmin series is a video game series developed by Nintendo EAD that focuses on manipulating Pikmin. It currently consists of three games: Pikmin, Pikmin 2, and Pikmin 3. Pikmin and Pikmin 2 have counterparts in the New Play Control! range on Wii.

Pikmin series games[edit]

Reception and sales[edit]

All three games have been scored well by critics. Pikmin 2 scores generally higher than Pikmin (e.g. scores of 90[1] and 89[2] on review aggregator Metacritic, respectively). Pikmin 3 scores were closer to those of Pikmin 2. [3] The total number of sales for the series is approximately 4.3 million as of September 2013[4].

In other games[edit]

Main article: Pikmin in other games

Elements from the series also play parts in a number of other Nintendo games, most notably Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4, in which "Olimar & Pikmin" is a playable character, as well as a Pikmin stage—Distant Planet—and multiple soundtracks and trophies.

Pikmin have made cameo appearances in games like WarioWare: Smooth Moves and the Nintendo DSi/3DS software transfer animation, while Pikmin-themed items have appeared in Nintendogs and the Animal Crossing series.

See also[edit]


  1. Pikmin 2 at Metacritic
  2. Pikmin at Metacritic
  3. http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u/pikmin-3
  4. Pikmin sales at VGChartz