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Pikmin 1 (Nintendo Switch)

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Pikmin 1
Square key art for Pikmin 1 (Nintendo Switch).
Pikmin 1
Japanese name ピクミン1?
Rating ESRB rating: E 10+
Console Nintendo Switch
Developer Nintendo European Research & Development
Publisher Nintendo
Genre Real-time strategy
Players Single-player
Release date
Japan June 22nd, 2023
North America June 21st, 2023
Europe June 21st, 2023
Australia June 21st, 2023
South Korea September 22nd, 2023[1]
Related games
Re-release of Pikmin

Pikmin 1 is a port of the original Pikmin to the Nintendo Switch. It was revealed during a Nintendo Direct presentation on June 21st, 2023, alongside a port of Pikmin 2. Both were released on the eShop immediately after the presentation concluded. This port is based on New Play Control! Pikmin.

A bundle of this game and the Pikmin 2 Switch port was also released as Pikmin 1+2. This bundle received a physical release in North America, Europe, and Japan on September 22nd, 2023.

Changes[edit]

On top of the changes common to both this game and Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch), which are listed here, the following additional changes exist.

Gameplay[edit]

  • The infamous crushing glitch is now less common.
  • The Secret Safe now requires 40 Pikmin to lift in all versions, not just in international regions.

Graphics[edit]

  • The majority of the UI elements and a few environmental textures have been upscaled, using a combination of reused original high quality artwork, creating new high quality art, and upscales of the original textures.
  • The Emperor Bulblax now displays a shadow in all regions (beginning with version 1.1.0).

Text[edit]

  • The copyright on the title screen has been changed to "© Nintendo".

Audio[edit]

  • A few sounds play differently, such as the Onion ejecting seeds.
  • Some music instruments are slightly out of tune.
  • Since the attract mode cutscenes have been removed, Japanese players can also no longer hear Ai no Uta.

Other[edit]

  • The logo on the game's box art has been updated to resemble the modern Pikmin series logo, along with it now being known as Pikmin 1.
  • The enemy reel has received several changes:
    • All of the gameplay has been re-recorded, now being more accurate to the game's actual gameplay.
    • A different font is used, and all of the text is center-aligned.
    • The text fades in, rather than getting "written" in like the original.
    • The Swooping Snitchbug is placed correctly in the reel's alphabetical order.
    • In the US version, the Wogpole, Wollywog, and Yellow Wollywog are renamed to Wolpole, Wollyhop, and Yellow Wollyhop respectively.
    • Instead of a dark filter closing in around a creature to highlight it, a smear effect is instantly placed.
  • "THE END" screen at the end of the credits uses different renders of Captain Olimar and the Pikmin.
  • Despite the game being based off of the New Play Control! version, the GameCube cursor is used.
  • When Olimar takes damage, the screen shakes and turns red briefly.

Other information[edit]

  • Game size: 1.09 GB.
  • Supported play modes: TV (1 player), tabletop (1 player), and handheld (1 player).
  • Supported controllers: two Joy-Cons, and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
  • Supports cloud save data.

History[edit]

The leaf texture used in Pikmin 2's Challenge Mode menu. (Used on Pikipedia in the {{stub}} template.)

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Updates[edit]

See: Update#List of Pikmin 1 (Nintendo Switch) updates

Trivia[edit]

  • The key art is likely inspired by the Japanese box art for the original GameCube game.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ピクミン1?
Pikumin 1
Pikmin 1
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
皮克敏1
Píkèmǐn 1
Pikmin 1 Name taken from Nintendo's official website.
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Pikmin 1 - Name taken from Nintendo's official website.
Flag of France French Pikmin 1 -
Flag of Germany German Pikmin 1 -
Flag of Italy Italian Pikmin 1 -
Flag of South Korea Korean 피크민 1
pikeumin 1
Pikmin 1
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Pikmin 1 - Name taken from Nintendo's official website.
Flag of Spain Spanish Pikmin 1 -

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