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Pilot's Seat

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Pilot's Seat Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
Artwork of the Pilot's Seat.
This ship part is required for the S.S. Dolphin to escape the planet.
Weight 25
Max. carriers 45 Pikmin
Location The Distant Spring
Pilot's Seat
(Pikmin 4)
Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
Icon for the Pilot's Seat from Pikmin 4's Olimar's Shipwreck Tale.
Weight 10
Max. carriers 20 Pikmin
Location Hero's Hideaway

The Pilot's Seat (パイロットのいす?, lit.: "Pilot's Chair") is a ship part in Pikmin. The Pilot's Seat will make the Dolphin's cockpit complete when Olimar installs it. It is actually a cushion for comfort, but despite that, it is still a mandatory part.

The Pilot's Seat reappears as a ship part in Olimar's Shipwreck Tale in Pikmin 4. It is found inside a safe in the Hero's Hideaway.

Once installed, the ship part is not visible on the S.S. Dolphin.

Collecting the part[edit]

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.

In Pikmin[edit]

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Pilot's Seat icon.png
Location of the Pilot's Seat.

This piece is located on a stump, the one to the farther left. Defeat any Bulbears and Swooping Snitchbugs that may be an annoyance. Defeating the Shearwigs and Yellow Wollywogs in the area will also be helpful. Assuming they take the eastern path back to the Dolphin, Blue Pikmin will carry the part through a shortcut in the water, thus avoiding the three sleeping Bulbears on the way. It is where the Glutton's Kitchen is located in Pikmin 2.

In Pikmin 4[edit]

Radar map of the Hero's Hideaway as it appears in Olimar's Shipwreck Tale, rotated to be north-up and with bodies of water composited in.
Icon for the Pilot's Seat from Pikmin 4's Olimar's Shipwreck Tale.
Location of the Pilot's Seat.

Moss is recommended for recovering this part. Dig a tunnel to the kitchen countertop in the western part of the area. From there, go past the sink on the right (or swim over it with Moss). Break down the electric gate and proceed left. A hovering platform will take you to an open safe containing the Pilot's Seat.

Unfortunately there is also a Miniature Snootwhacker near the safe, which should preferably be killed by a rush followed by Pikmin attacks. If you did not bring Moss here, use an item such as a bomb rock or Ice Blast to either kill the enemy or stun it while your Pikmin carry the part; an Ice Blast is hidden in an alcove on the desk you came from. As a last resort, you can try to distract the Miniature Snootwhacker with Olimar.

Incidentally, the safe containing the part is the same one which Olimar uses as a bunker in the main story, hiding the entrance to Leafy Showdown inside.


Olimar's monologs

At last! My Pilot's Seat!

Once I get this installed, my cockpit will finally be back in order. Soon, my ship will be starting to look more and more like the Dolphin of old. Ah, the memories...

Picturing this in the cockpit, images of me lifting off into space begin to fill my taxed brain. It fills me with inspiration once again!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese パイロットのいす?
Pairotto no Isu
Pilot's Chair
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Jiàshǐyuán Yǐzi
Pilot Chair
Flag of China Chinese
Jiàshǐyuán Yǐzi
Pilot Chair
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Pilotenkussen Pilot cushion
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Siège du pilote Pilot's seat
Flag of France French (NoE) Siège du Pilote Pilot's seat
Flag of Germany German Pilotensitz Pilot's seat
Flag of Italy Italian Sedile pilota Pilot's seat
Flag of South Korea Korean 파일럿 의자
Pailleot Uija
Pilot Chair
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Assento do piloto Pilot's seat
Flag of Spain Spanish Asiento de piloto Pilot's seat

See also[edit]