Music in Hey! Pikmin
Almost all moments of Hey! Pikmin have some accompanying music to set the mood of the situation, from the cutscene the player is watching to the area they are navigating on. Unlike the previous games, the music does not change dynamically according to what is happening in the game, and is constant throughout each scene of gameplay.
Plays in the title screen.
Plays during the logs menu.
Plays during the Pikmin Park.
Plays during the game over screen of a standard area, where the player can choose to retry the stage or return to the area selection menu of the sector they are on. This also includes the segment with the brief cutscene showing Captain Olimar being beamed up to the S.S. Dolphin II.
Plays during the "Try again?" menu of a Secret Spot, where the player can choose to retry the challenge or return to the area selection menu of the sector they are on. This can happen by letting Olimar be killed.
Plays during the options menu. If the player adjusts the music volume, the effect takes place right away, so the player can use this song to figure out how loud the music volume is.
Plays during most of the S.S. Dolphin II update cutscenes, for all scenes that aren't the ship talking about having discovered a boss battle area, since the Inside the S.S. Dolphin II - boss found track plays in those ones.
Plays during the credits sequence.
Plays during the "front" side of most areas in the Brilliant Garden: First Expedition, Mushroom Valley, Back-and-Forth Road, and Cherrystone Pass. It also plays during the tutorial area after the crash-landing.
Plays during the "front side" of most areas that take place underground: Cavern of Confusion, Serene Stream, Glowing Bloom Pond, Springpetal Cave, The Hollow Sky, Space of Silence, Drenchnozzle Den, Lights in the Darkness, Terror Trench, Below the Ice, Ordeal of Flame, and Peculiar Rockfall.
Plays during the "front side" of the Sizzling Precipice.
Plays during Olimar's Madcap Ride.
Plays during a Secret Spot.
Plays during a Sparklium Springs area.
Plays during the fight against the Red Bulborb.
Plays during the fight against the Armurk.
Plays during the fight against the Queen Shearwig.
Plays during the fight against the Fiery Blowhog.
Plays during the fight against the Luring Slurker.
Plays during the fight against the Emperor Bulblax.
Plays during the fight against the Berserk Leech Hydroe during its buried form.
Plays during the fight against the Berserk Leech Hydroe during its quadruped form.
Plays when the player selects the game from the Nintendo 3DS's Home Menu.
Plays during the cutscene that takes place when the player collects a treasure (or Sparklium Seed) dropped by a boss, and the S.S. Dolphin II's pod beams up Captain Olimar, any living Pikmin, and the treasure. The exception is the Emperor Bulblax, since Emperor Bulblax defeated plays in that case.