Menus in video games allow the player to navigate outside the game world, and the Pikmin games have several of these menus. Some menus allow access to gameplay or other menus, while others allow the viewing of bonus content, while others change the settings of the game. Menus in the Pikmin games tend to have a consistent graphical style featuring prominent use of bubbles.
These menus allow access to other menus or types of gameplay.
The title screen or main menu allows the player to begin the game, start an alternative game mode, or open the options. This menu is presented upon booting up the game, but after some other minor screens.
Story Mode menus
These menus relate to Story Mode.
Saved game selection
This menu allows the player to choose which area to explore next, out of all the ones they have unlocked.
Alternative game mode menus
These menus relate to other game modes.
The Challenge Mode menu allows a player to select a Challenge Mode level to play.
The Side Stories menu allows a player to select a Side Stories day to play.
This menu allows the players to select battle settings in the 2-Player Battle mode, including the battle stage and the number of starting Pikmin, as well as view detailed rules on the mode.
This menu allows the players to select battle settings in the Bingo Battle mode, including the battle stage, the controllers, and the number of starting Pikmin.
These menus are accessed during gameplay, and usually pause the game when they are visible.
The pause menu appears in-game when the player presses a specific button, and allows them to do various actions.
The Onion menu appears during gameplay to let the player take Pikmin out of an Onion or put them back in.
These menus allow the player to see additional content.
Olimar's voyage log
This menu allows the player to read Olimar's voyage log.
Piklopedia and Treasure Hoard
Hey! Pikmin logs
The logs menu in Hey! Pikmin lets the player see information about Pikmin types, treasures, enemies, and more.
At the end of each day, after the ship takes off, a screen appears containing an analysis of the day with various statistics. A similar menu appears when the player exits a cave, or when an area is completed in Hey! Pikmin.
When a Challenge Mode level is over, either by being successfully completed or by ending in a failure (but not by manually quitting from the pause menu), a menu appears to detail the results of the run.
This menu appears when the player completes the game, and gives statistics for the playthrough.
The options menu allows the player to choose some of the game's options.
Other menus also exist in the Pikmin games, but these are either very minor or non-interactive.