S.S. Dolphin II
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The S.S. Dolphin II is Captain Olimar's vessel in Hey! Pikmin. At the start of the game, Olimar is piloting the ship to head back to Hocotate, until he hits an asteroid and plummets to an unknown planet. The ship crashes against the ground, and stays in that state. The cone of the ship has a detachable pod with its own artificial intelligence. This pod guides Olimar throughout his adventure.
Like the S.S. Dolphin, the ship only has seating for Olimar as well as the color blue being featured in both ships' designs. The Dolphin II is more similar in shape to the Hocotate ship, and features a research pod similar to the ship's. It is rounder in appearance and features four small rockets in addition to having a propeller. Unlike either ship, however, the Dolphin II does not seem to have a Chronos Reactor.
Some cutscenes take place inside the cockpit. At the start of the game, because it's out of Sparklium, only emergency lights are on, but as more Sparklium is recovered, more and more of the ship's interior lights up. The layout only changes when certain levels of Sparklium have been reached, which sometimes coincide with an upgrade unlock.
|None||Only the control monitor and the meal table have any lighting. The ship's speaker is also completely active.|
|× 2,000||The walls are now a bit lit up, as are the various control panels. The strips of lights below each control panel are on, but fade between soft and bright.|
|× 6,000||The floor is now lit, and the back walls are a bit brighter too.|
|× 14,000||The light strips above the control monitor are lit up, and light up filling in a pattern from the edges to the center. Light also comes from downstairs.|
|× 22,000||Everything is a bit darker in favor of the new disco ball in the ceiling, which lights up parts of the room with its reflections.|
|× 30,000||Searchlights have been installed on the floor, shining light upwards to the ceiling.|
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Dolphin II||Dolphin II|
|French||Dolphin II||Dolphin II|
|German||Dolphin II||Dolphin II|
|Italian||Dolphin II||Dolphin II|