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Interstellar Radio

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Interstellar Radio
Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
The Interstellar Radio.
This ship part is required for the S.S. Dolphin to escape the planet.
Weight 20
Max. carriers 40 Pikmin
Location The Distant Spring
Interstellar Radio
(Pikmin 4)
Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
Icon for the Analog Computer from Pikmin 4's Olimar's Shipwreck Tale.
Weight 10
Max. carriers 20 Pikmin
Location Hero's Hideaway

The Interstellar Radio (宇宙ムセン?, lit.: "Space Radio") is one of the ship parts featured in Pikmin and Pikmin 4. The Interstellar Radio emits a constant S.O.S. signal, and emits voices to counteract the loneliness of space. Once found and brought back to the S.S. Dolphin, it will float around the spaceship, to starboard of the nose (to the front and right of Captain Olimar when he is seated). During take-off, the Interstellar Radio moves around and latches on to the hull on the starboard side, next to the #1 Ionium Jet. Olimar hints in his second monologue for this part that all parts may not be needed to fly the ship. Because Olimar says this, many players mistake this piece for an optional ship part, but it is mandatory.

Collecting the part[edit]

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Location of the Interstellar Radio.

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It is found inside the body of a Puffy Blowhog in the big lake, and may be near three Water Dumples. On land, defeat the Spotty Bulbear to ensure the Pikmin's safety.


Olimar's monologs

I've found my Interstellar Radio!

Not only does it emit a constant S.O.S. signal, it also broadcasts voices from space that will brighten up my moments of boredom. The Dolphin, while comfortable, becomes quite a lonely place in the depths of the night...

This part will send out a daily S.O.S. signal. I have so little time remaining, though, that I have no option but to continue my search rather than waiting for a rescue party. Having to collect every part is a bit overwhelming...but I get the impression not all parts are needed to fly the ship.

In Pikmin 4[edit]

The Interstellar Radio is the final objective of the game's prologue. Captain Olimar and Moss land in the Hero's Hideaway to search for it, and after gathering back his Pikmin that scattered out of the Onion, he investigates the top of a coffee table. There he faces off against a Porquillion which releases the Interstellar Radio upon death, revealing it ate the part. As soon as he retrieves the ship part, he sends out an S.O.S. signal, which is received by the Rescue Corps and many civilians. This sequence is repeated in Olimar's Shipwreck Tale.


  • Bizarrely, Pikmin 4 redesigns the Interstellar Radio to look more like the Analog Computer in appearance, with its control panel and antenna replaced with that ship part's corresponding bits. It is unclear if this is to indicate that it now has the same functions as the Analog Computer (something of note is that the Analog Computer does not return as a collectable part in Pikmin 4) or if this is the result of a mistake.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 宇宙ムセン?
Uchu Musen
Space Radio
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Yǔzhòu Wúxiàndiàn
Space Radio
Flag of China Chinese
Yǔzhòu Wúxiàndiàn
Space Radio
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Interstellaire radio Interstellar radio
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Radio interstellaire Interstellar radio
Flag of France French (NoE) Radio Stellaire Stellar Radio
Flag of Germany German Interstellar-Radio Interstellar Radio
Flag of Italy Italian Radio interstellare Interstellar radio
Flag of South Korea Korean 스페이스 무전기
Seupeiseu Mujeon'gi
Space Radio
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Rádio interestelar Interstellar radio
Flag of Spain Spanish Radio interestelar Interstellar radio