There are many pieces of promotional material regarding the Pikmin series, in the form of commercials and trailers. Commercials normally try to attract potential buyers into the product by including gimmicks in the video, and focus half on the attraction and half on showing in-game footage. They mostly appear on television, and are shown shortly before or after the game releases. Trailers are more commonly shown while the game is in production, and tease the fans by showing some of the features of the new game. Trailers usually showcase more gameplay footage than not. As such, these can show some content that gets changed for the final version.