The options menu allows the player to control some of the game's options. These normally have minimal impact on the gameplay, and as such, are merely changed according to the player's preferences. Pikmin 3 and its remake do not have a dedicated options menu, and instead have options set in the pause menu.
In Pikmin 2, the options menu contains the following options:
Quitting this menu via / does not save the chosen options. The last item on the menu must be accessed in order for that to happen.