|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 for the hungry planet of Koppai. He 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.
He wears a spacesuit with a blue lapel, has teal-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.
Alph seems kind and gentle, showing 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 and is a very capable engineer who configures objects found on PNF-404 for the crew to use on their quest for food. Alph also has allergies to the Heroine's Tear and the Scaly Custard, as seen in Brittany's notes on them, though that doesn't change any way the juice is distributed when they are eaten. In the different regional versions of the game, his personality remains mostly the same barring some particular lines of dialogue.
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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. 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.
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.
In Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Alph appears as four of Captain Olimar's eight palette swaps in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Since he is a palette swap rather than a separate character, he is in no way different 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. Alph's three other color schemes are based off of Charlie, Brittany, and Olimar. Alph also has a trophy of him in both versions of Smash 4.
- 3DS trophy
- Wii U trophy
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
|Alph||Name taken from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
Artwork of Alph being ambushed by a Red Bulborb.
Alph using the Red Pikmin to salvage the Onion.
Alph encountering the Red Pikmin for the first time.
Alph watching Scornets fly past him.
Alph reuniting with the S.S. Drake.
- Alph was the only character playable in the E3 2012 Pikmin 3 demo, but even then, he had a very basic model with no facial features. He still had his blue suit, though.
- According to Brittany's fruit notes, Alph is allergic to the Heroine's Tear (a mango), and the Scaly Custard (an avocado).
- Alph has 12 older brothers, an older sister and a younger brother.
- Masahiro Sakurai's post on Miiverse where he unveils Alph as a palette swap of Olimar.
|Leaders||Captain Olimar • Louie • The President • Alph • Brittany • Charlie|
|Ships||S.S. Dolphin • Hocotate ship • S.S. Drake • S.S. Dolphin II • SPERO|
|Other||Minor characters • Character D • Pikmin|