Alph

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Alph
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Name Alph
Gender Male
Age Unknown
Eye color Black
Hair color Blue
Home planet Koppai
Known related characters Drake (grandfather), 13 brothers, 1 sister
Height ~1.6 cm (0.64 inches)
Voice actor Hajime Wakai
First game Pikmin 3
Latest game Pikmin 3

Alph (アルフ?) is one of the three leaders in Pikmin 3. He visits PNF-404 along with Brittany and Charlie in search of food to remedy the famine afflicting their home planet of Koppai. Alph serves as the engineer of the ship, the S.S. Drake, which his grandfather, also named Drake, designed. He is very bright and positive in character, and greatly respects Captain Charlie.

Appearance[edit]

He wears a spacesuit with a blue lapel, has blue-colored hair similar to Captain Olimar's in shape, an average sized nose, freckles on his cheeks and pointy ears. His wide, round eyes are always open, much like when other characters such as Olimar or Louie are surprised. He is by far the shortest of all the playable leaders, and likely the youngest as well. Like the other crew members, he wears a bulky space suit with a transparent helmet and an antenna. His gloves and boots are the same shade of blue as his hair, as is the light atop the antenna.

Personality[edit]

Alph is kind, positive and gentle, as he shows genuine concern over the safety and well-being of every Pikmin and crew member. Based off his interactions with Brittany, he may be rather absentminded. Alph is also very interested in technological devices; on a related note, he is intelligent and a very capable engineer who configures objects found on PNF-404 for the crew to use on their quest for food.. In the different regional versions of the game, Alph's personality remains largely intact, barring some particular lines of dialogue.

Biography[edit]

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Alph is the second youngest of his siblings, being older than one brother, and younger than twelve brothers and one sister.[1] He grew up with his grandfather, an engineer named Drake. He learned a lot from him, and his time spent with him is what led Alph towards being an engineer. He also is known to write, and the other Koppaites seem to have read some of his poems.[2][3][4][5]

When the crew first attempts to land on PNF-404, they encounter difficulties and all three members are ejected from the S.S. Drake. They all crash-land in different areas. Alph happens to fall into the Tropical Wilds, the same area in which the Drake also landed with its auto-pilot. With the help of some local Pikmin, he builds a bridge and is able to reunite with his KopPad and the Drake. It is then up to him to rescue his coworkers by flying to the other areas with the Drake. Alph also seems a little talkative, as he gives the most Notes at the end of each day.

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In Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit]

Alph appears as an alternate character alongside Captain Olimar in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Due to being a palette swap character instead of a wholly separate fighter, he is in no way different from Olimar apart from appearance and name. The game does, however, make other subtle distinctions, such as the voice clips for the announcer, and the alias on the Boxing Ring stage. Like Olimar, Alph has three alternate colored costumes of his own; in Alph's case, his alternate costumes are based on Charlie, Brittany, and Olimar himself. Alph also has a trophy of himself in both versions of the game.

3DS trophy
Alph3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
Alph is a young explorer who crashed on the planet PNF-404. As the engineer of the S.S. Drake, he feels responsible for finding the missing crew and the ship after the crash. Waking up in a pond, Alph quickly encounters a tiny creature—it's a Pikmin!
European version EU description:
A member of the crew that crash-landed on PNF-404. This young engineer is separated from the rest of his team during landing, but as an engineer, he's just as worried about their ship, the SS Drake. While looking for his crewmates and ship, Alph encounters some strange yet helpful little creatures...
How to obtain: Buy it from the store after getting the Olimar trophy. Type: Fighter
Wii U trophy
AlphTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
Alph is a young explorer who crashed on the planet PNF-404. As the engineer of the S.S. Drake, he feels responsible for finding the missing crew and the ship after the crash. Waking up in a pond, Alph quickly encounters a tiny creature—it's a Pikmin!
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
A member of the crew that crash-landed on PNF-404. This young engineer is separated from the rest of his team during landing, but as an engineer, he's just as worried about their ship, the SS Drake. While looking for his crewmates and ship, Alph encounters some strange yet helpful little creatures...
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Buy it from the store after getting the Olimar trophy. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer

Naming[edit]

Alph is short for "Alpha", the term used for the letter A in the phonetic alphabet. This makes sense as Charlie is also used for letter C in the military alphabet; the initial of his name is also the same letter of his prototype name ("Character A"), just like Charlie and Brittany.

Alph is given the pet name "Alphie" by Brittany on multiple occasions.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of France.svg French Alph -
Flag of Germany.svg German Alph -
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Alph -
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Alph -
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Альф
Al'f
Alph Name taken from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[6]

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  1. ^
    Day _ for me on this planet. I was so excited to explore this place, but now I'm just feeling homesick. I miss my big sister, especially. She always shared her food with me, even when it was scarce. I can't wait to pay her kindness back when we show up with a ship full of seeds! – Alph in a voyage log
  2. ^
    I just noticed that Alph's follicle design bears a striking resemblance to that of our captain. I knew of Alph's poems lauding the captain, but I was unaware that he was also attempting to mimic his physical appearance. Alph has matured on this mission, but he still has room for growth. Soon, he will need to start nurturing himself rather than seeking it from others.Brittany in a voyage log
  3. ^
    Oh Captain Charlie— Wait—I sound like one of Alph's poems. Dear Captain Charlie, I hope— No, that's still too casual. Captain: Alph and I are well. We hope to find you soon. Brittany out. Was that too formal?Brittany in a voyage log
  4. ^
    I Am Found in You, Rubber Ducky / Eyes like gleaming algae whisper as my worries fall away like water crashing in rushes within thrushes off your back... Your bill, mischievous as slick stone, cups a subtle pout inside a wry smile. One look at you, rubber ducky, and I am lost... Nay. One look at you, I am found. Wow. Alph is really rubbing off on me!Captain Charlie in a voyage log
  5. ^
    I'm marking this as Day _ since we touched down. It still seems unreal that we are 279,000 light-years away from home. This is exactly the kind of experience I've been longing for! I think that saving my home planet is going to be really good for my poetry writing. – Alph in a Pikmin 3 voyage log
  6. ^ Мир Nintendo on vk.com