Radiation Canopy

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Radiation Canopy Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
Radiation Canopy artwork.jpg
This is a mandatory ship part.
Weight 30
Max. carriers 50 Pikmin
Location The Forest of Hope

The Radiation Canopy is a ship part in Pikmin, acting as the cockpit cover of the S.S. Dolphin. The Radiation Canopy turns the harsh radiations of space into soft infrared rays that aren't harmful to the body, making it necessary for space travel. In Pikmin 2, the Decorative Goo treasure is in the Radiation Canopy's corresponding location, and the Blue Onion replaces the Armored Cannon Beetle that guards the ship part. After being collected, it is installed on top of the cockpit, completely covering it.

Collecting the part[edit]

Location of the part on the radar. Click for a bigger image.

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The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

From the landing site, go through the gate that needed bomb-rocks to be destroyed. Throw at least 30 Pikmin on a ledge and then proceed through a second gate located in a small body of water, therefore requiring Blue Pikmin to destroy it. Climb to where the Pikmin are and command them to destroy another gate. Though not required, beating the Armored Cannon Beetle will produce a safe path to carry the Radiation Canopy back to the ship. The part itself is located in a small area in the top left corner of the arena.

While speed running, it is advisable to use bomb rocks to destroy the white gate. This can be done by throwing a Yellow Pikmin with a bomb rock on the ledge to the gate’s right. If done correctly, the Pikmin will walk on the top of the bridge, set down the rock, and jump into the water, after which it can be saved with the drowning reset glitch. Repeat the process, and the wall will be destroyed, without needing Blue Pikmin.


Olimar's monologs

At last! My Radiation Canopy!

This turns the harsh radiation of deep space into soft, infrared rays that are easy on the body. I'll sleep like a baby once I get this back to the ship!

I'll have to inspect it later to make sure it hasn't cracked. I'll be in for even more trouble if I have any radiation leaks.



  • It is possible to get this part without Blue Pikmin, by throwing Yellow Pikmin carrying bomb-rocks on the ledge to the right of the gate, thus making them throw the rocks directly onto the top of the gate, taking it down.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Quebec.svg French (NoA) Bulle antiradiation Radiation-countering bubble
Flag of France.svg French (NoE) Cockpit NBC NBC Cockpit
Flag of Germany.svg German Strahlenschutz Radiation protection
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Calotta radiazioni Radiation spherical cap
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 방사선 캐노피 Radiation Canopy
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Cápsula protectora Protective capsule
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish (NoE) Cápsula protectora Protective capsule