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Pikmin series

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The Pikmin series is a video game series developed by Nintendo EAD that focuses on using Pikmin to perform various tasks.


Release timeline:

2001 Pikmin
2004 Pikmin 2
2008 New Play Control! Pikmin
2009 New Play Control! Pikmin 2
2013 Pikmin 3
2017 Hey! Pikmin
2020 Pikmin 3 Deluxe
TBA Pikmin 4

Main games[edit]

Secondary media[edit]

Three short movies have been made by Nintendo about the Pikmin series, but their canon is debatable. The Nintendo Land attraction called Pikmin Adventure is about the Pikmin franchise, but does not belong to the Pikmin canon.

Main characters[edit]

Reception and sales[edit]

To do: update the total sales for the series (it's been 7 years).
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The main three games have been scored well by critics. Pikmin 2 scores generally higher than Pikmin (e.g. scores of 90[1] and 89[2] on review aggregator Metacritic, respectively). Pikmin 3 scores were closer to those of Pikmin 2.[3] Hey! Pikmin received average reviews, with criticism aimed at its simplistic puzzles.[4] The total number of sales for the series is approximately 4.3 million as of September 2013.[5]

In other games[edit]

Elements from the series also play parts in a number of other Nintendo games, most notably Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, in which Olimar is a playable character, as well as two Pikmin stages – Distant Planet and Garden of Hope. There are also multiple soundtracks and trophies.

Pikmin have made cameo appearances in games like WarioWare: Smooth Moves and the Nintendo DSi/3DS software transfer animation, while Pikmin-themed items have appeared in Nintendogs and the Animal Crossing series.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pikmin 2 on Metacritic
  2. ^ Pikmin on Metacritic
  3. ^ Pikmin 3 on Metacritic
  4. ^ Hey! Pikmin on Metacritic
  5. ^ Pikmin games search on VGChartz