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The following is a list of official merchandise in the form of magazines.

Nintendo Power[edit]

  • Region: North America
  • Language: English

Nintendo Power is a canceled monthly magazine that was released officially by Nintendo from the years 1988 to 2012. Among the 285 issues released, a couple of issues were focused primarily on the Pikmin series.

Nintendo Power V151[edit]

This issue contained information about the first Pikmin game on pages 40-44, and an ad for the game on page 178.

Nintendo Power V152[edit]

This issue featured Pikmin on the front cover, and contained information about the first Pikmin game, along with a sticker sheet.

Nintendo Power V182[edit]

This issue featured Pikmin 2 on the front cover, and contained information about Pikmin 2, as well as a Pikmin 2 temporary tattoo sheet.

Nintendo Power V289[edit]

This issue released in July 2012 contained information about the Wii U and various Wii U games including Pikmin 3. Subscribers of the magazine received a special cover featuring Pikmin 3 art.

Game Informer[edit]

  • Region: North America
  • Language: English

GameNOW[edit]

  • Region: North America
  • Language: English

Issue 5 Vol. 2[edit]

The cover of this issue has a bar at the top that reads "PIKMIN SOLVED INSIDE" and a picture of Olimar and Red Pikmin in the corner. Inside is a Pikmin themed tear-away poster detailing tips for navigating many of the areas in the game.

GamePro[edit]

  • Region: North America

Famitsu[edit]

  • Region: Japan
  • Language: Japanese

Japan's most popular weekly gaming article.


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June 1 2017[edit]

This issue featured information regarding the yet to release Hey! Pikmin on pages 8-11.

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June 4th 2004[edit]

This issue featured information on playing Pikmin 2 on pages 132-135, and a brief advertisement of the e+ cards on page 93.

May 28th 2004[edit]

This issue featured information on playing Pikmin 2 on pages 126-129.

May 14th 2004[edit]

This issue featured information on playing Pikmin 2 on pages 128-135, and a brief advertisement of the game on page 56. Page 206 featured information on the e+ card games that players can play with Pikmin 2, and included the Ivory Candypop promo card in a tear-away insert.

September 19th 2003[edit]

This issue featured a first look at Pikmin 2 on pages 36-39.

November 16th 2001[edit]

This issue featured a full-page ad for Pikmin on page 45. It also featured a walkthrough of the The Impact Site, The Forest of Hope, and The Forest Navel on pages 100-105. Lastly it featured an advertisement for a Pikmin art book on page 126.

July 27th 2001[edit]

This issue featured a brief advertisement for Pikmin on page 202.

Famistu Cube + Advance[edit]

  • Region: Japan
  • Language: Japanese

A monthly spin-off magazine of Famistu that focuses on the GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

July 2004[edit]

Page 27 advertises the new Strawberry Flower album Tane no uta, as well as the Sanei plushies. Page 31 includes Pikmin 2 is rated 9/10 on "Monthly Picks." Pages 34-44 feature loads of information about Pikmin 2. There is a tear-away between pages 34 and 35 that includes the Ivory Candypop bud e+ card promo. Page 45 is a full-page ad for the new Tane no Uta album. Page 103 features and ad telling customers how they can obtain the other E+ promo cards.

May 2004[edit]

Pages 22 to 29 of this issue includes information on various enemies found in Pikmin 2.

Nintendo the Official Magazine[edit]

  • Region: UK
  • Language: English

Issue 39 February 2009[edit]

This issue headlines Pikmin New Play Control! With new art that was made specifically for this issue.

NGC[edit]

  • Region: UK
  • Language: English

Issue 61: December 2001[edit]

Page 12 of this issue has a small blurb which mentions Pikmin had been delayed to December 3rd in the US, likely due to localization issues. Page 23 is dedicated to Pikmin, showcasing some prerelease screenshots and various details about the game.

Issue 62: Christmas 2001[edit]

While NGC usually ran monthly, they had a second bonus issue in December that briefly mentions that Pikmin had been reviewed by the writing team and would appear as the main headline of the next issue.

Issue 63: January 2002[edit]

This issue primarily features Pikmin on the cover and includes an in-depth review of the game. This was a first-look at many features the game had to offer for European region players, as the game had been released elsewhere but was not set to release in their region until June 14th, 2002.

Gameplay 128[edit]

  • Region: France
  • Language: French

Gameplay 128 August 2002 issue[edit]

This issue strangely has little to say about Pikmin, but does include a Pikmin poster in the center of the issue (page 50-51). A couple of the authors also include Pikmin in a list of their favorite GameCube games on page 92.

Actu & Soluces 64[edit]

  • Region: France
  • Language: French

Numero Special E3[edit]

This issue of Actu & Soluces 64 goes through the GameCube games revealed at E3 2001, including prerelease screenshots of Pikmin before release. It also features Pikmin on the magazine cover.

Consoles Max[edit]

  • Region: France
  • Language: French

Consoles Max June 2002 Issue[edit]

This issue features a great deal of Pikmin content and makes it the primary focus on the front cover. It dedicates 8 pages (page 70-77) to showing off Pikmin screenshots, and details various enemies the player will find as well as descriptions of all the areas in the game.