Nova Blaster

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Nova Blaster Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
This is not a mandatory ship part.
Weight 30
Max. carriers 50 Pikmin
Location The Forest of Hope

The Nova Blaster is a ship part of the S.S. Dolphin in Pikmin. Its promotional brochure claims that it emits a powerful burst of light said to be able to destroy stellar objects as large as stars. It is unknown why a cargo ship like the Dolphin would have this weapon, however, it is assumed that its purpose is as a means of defense against space pirates. The brochure also says that the blasts could travel through the currents in space.

As pointed out by the game's instruction manual, the reason why Captain Olimar did not intercept the incoming meteor from the beginning of the game with the Nova Blaster is because the route he was flying through was usually a safe one, therefore he had put the S.S. Dolphin on auto-pilot to get some tea, and failed to notice the meteor. However, this does not explain why the Guard Satellite had failed to warn the Captain of the meteor, despite having the means to destroy it with the Nova Blaster.

After being collected, this ship part does not change the ship's appearance.

Collecting the part[edit]

Location of the part on the radar. Click for a bigger image.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

Destroy the stone wall next to the landing area with bomb-rocks. Next, defeat the Dwarf Bulborbs and a Spotty Bulborb. Destroy the black gate or go through a small opening in the tree stump's root. Continue down the path, beating more Bulborbs. It is at the end, next to a rusted open tin can.


Olimar's monologs

I've found the Nova Blaster!

This emits a dazzling burst of light capable of destroying almost anything! I'm not exactly sure about this, but the promotional brochure claims that its blasts can travel in the currents of space-time, smashing through stars and into the rifts of space.

This is a weapon of such incredible destructive force that it can blast stars into tiny pieces...

It has a strange allure.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Quebec.svg French (NoA) Missile nova Nova missile
Flag of France.svg French (NoE) Missile Nova Nova Missile
Flag of Germany.svg German Nova-Blaster Nova Blaster
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Polverizzatore Atomizer
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Detonador Nova Nova blaster
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish (NoE) Detonador Nova Nova blaster