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There are some minor characters mentioned in the Pikmin series, but are never given any more importance to the plot than the main leaders and other similar characters. Some of these supporting characters include family members to the main cast. Because some of these are only briefly mentioned, little is known about them, such as their name.

Olimar's family[edit]

Olimar's known family consists of his wife, his son, his daughter, and his pet, Bulbie. Since Olimar works for Hocotate Freight, it seems he gets little time to spend with his family. In Pikmin 3, he addresses this by stating that he will take his whole family on a vacation when he gets home. Judging from the Pikmin 2 mail, it seems that Olimar's family has no responsibility for handling money, because they spend Olimar's bonuses on things like trips to the hot springs, and his son states that he should send in a bonus check for a spam mail offer.

Olimar's wife[edit]

Olimar's wife
A clay model of Olimar's wife.
Name Olimar's wife
Gender Female
Age Adulthood (age unknown)
Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown
Home planet Hocotate
Known related characters Olimar (husband), son, daughter, Bulbie (pet)
Height Unknown
First game Pikmin
Latest game Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Olimar's wife is a woman who has a blue shirt covered with an apron. She cares about her kids very much, but is usually irresponsible when it comes to money. When Olimar's special bonuses arrive at his house, she often uses the money to buy her kids what they have been wanting.[1][2] However, it seems that money can make the best of her. Whenever the bonuses come in, she seems to get stricter on her kids, and might be lacking in common sense, as Olimar's son states that she wants things like sending Bulbie to the circus.[3] She admits to sometimes going to beaches and theaters all day until the kids come home.[4]

After losing a large amount of money, she realizes the mistake she made, and loosens back up into her former self. In the original versions of Pikmin 2, this resulted from her wasting money on lottery tickets;[5] the Nintendo Switch port alters the mail to say that she was pickpocketed.[6] In both cases, the Japanese version of the mail say that she was pickpocketed at a casino. After time has passed, she pleads for Olimar to come home (very lovingly), promising his favorite meal – pikpik carrot soup.[7]

At one point during Pikmin 2, she tried to apply for a part-time job, but got rejected in favor of younger employees.[8] Sometime after this, she instead gets a job as a boss as mentioned in Hey! Pikmin.[9]

In Pikmin 2, her age becomes indirectly noted, given that Olimar mentions his wife's wrinkles – a sign of elderhood. He plans to take her on vacation to calm her down.[10] At some point after collecting all 201 treasures in Pikmin 2, she will send a repeating message asking Olimar to come home. The only way to stop these messages is to open a new save file.

Olimar's son[edit]

Olimar's son
A clay model of Olimar's son.
Name Olimar's son
Gender Male
Age Adolescence (age unknown)
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Home planet Hocotate
Known related characters Olimar (father), mother, sister, Bulbie (pet)
Height Unknown
First game Pikmin
Latest game Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Olimar's son is a standard young boy, with a cap and green shirt with a white stripe. He seems to be fascinated by his father's adventures, and seems to envy him.[11] He is addicted to video games,[12] and enjoys them more than studying, in contrast to Olimar's daughter. Judging by some of his mail, he must be in his teenager years, and is anxious with girls.[13][14] He always yearns for his father to come home, and doesn't like it when his mother becomes strict because of the pay bonuses, asking his father to come home to fix the mess. He seems to be easily won over, as he asks if he should send in Olimar's bonus check for a piece of spam mail.[15]

Olimar's son is also known to have gifted his father the Sagittarius. Because of this, some fans nickname the boy "Sagittarius".

Olimar's daughter[edit]

Olimar's daughter
A clay model of Olimar's daughter.
Name Olimar's daughter
Gender Female
Age Childhood (age unknown)
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blond
Home planet Hocotate
Known related characters Olimar (father), mother, brother, Bulbie (pet)
Height Unknown
First game Pikmin
Latest game Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Olimar's daughter is seen only wearing a pink suit with a hood of sorts, and has little personality. In her mail she sends in Pikmin 2, she discusses briefly how she is being pressured to become a proper lady, and asks Olimar what she should do.[16][17] She also speaks about how Olimar's wife has changed during the absence of her husband. She attends some school on Hocotate, based on the fact that her mother gets strict about her writing and studying.[16] She also appears to like jewelry, as noted by Olimar on some treasures. Despite these mature traits, she is depicted as a baby in a Pikmin voyage log, and in the bulletin board in The Night Juicer yet her brother seems the same age in both. This is likely a consistency error.

Olimar's daughter is known to have gifted the Libra to her father, and that the Libra is her astrological sign. Because of this, some fans give her the nickname "Libra". She also appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The sticker increases Pikmin attack damage by 7%.

Bulbie[edit]

Captain Olimar's family, as shown in the voyage log for Pikmin.
Olimar's family, as seen in his voyage log. Bulbie is at the bottom.

Bulbie is Olimar's family pet space dog.[3] He is briefly mentioned in Pikmin and Hey! Pikmin, and is described to physically resemble a Bulborb, as the voyage log he's seen in depicts him with eye-stalks, a wide mouth, three spots, and two legs. He is also described as very lazy, which is sometimes a characteristic of real world dogs.[18] While Olimar is away from his family in Pikmin 2, Bulbie gets thin after his family forgets to feed him.[19] He later eats many pikpik carrots and returns to normal.[20] Olimar's wife also threatens to send Bulbie away to the circus during this time.[3]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese チャッピー?
Chappī
Chappy
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Bulbie -
Flag of France French Bulbie -
Flag of Germany German Bulbie -
Flag of Italy Italian Dobby
Flag of South Korea Korean 차피
Chapi
Chappy
Flag of Spain Spanish Bulby Alternate spelling of the English name

Olimar's parents[edit]

Olimar's mother and father are briefly mentioned in his notes on the Priceless Statue and Worthless Statue respectively in the Nintendo GameCube and New Play Control! versions of Pikmin 2. Olimar sees his father as slightly worthless and, at a first glance being impressive, but being considered "cheap" upon closer inspection.[21] Olimar's mother is reminisced by him when writing the notes for the Priceless Statue, and notes how the treasure is similar to a gift he once gave her for Mother's Day. Although he likes her, he admits there are times where he is not fond of her.[22] Finally, the notes on the Taste Sensation also mention Olimar's mother, in that Olimar describes the treasure's taste to be similar to something his mother has cooked for him by hand.[23]

Louie's family[edit]

The only member of Louie's family is mentioned in Pikmin 2 and Pikmin 4, his grandmother.

Louie's grandmother[edit]

Louie's grandmother
An icon of Louie's grandmother from Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch).
Name Louie's grandmother
Gender Female
Age Old age (age unknown)
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Gray
Home planet Hocotate
Known related characters Louie (grandson)
Height Unknown
First game Pikmin 2
Latest game Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Louie's grandmother shows a lot of love for Louie, as well as a lot of concern as he is missing for part of Pikmin 2.[24] In her mail, she describes fond memories of Louie as a boy and how bugs loved him (or rather, loved biting him).[25] She sometimes sang a special lullaby to put him to sleep.[26] She also talks about how she made Louie eat bugs[27] and how he loves pikpik carrots,[28] and she apparently sends preserved bug food with her mail,[24] though it is never actually seen or detailed. At least in Louie's youth, his grandmother lived near a mountain which he suggests was muddy.[29] Louie claims that she likes round, shiny objects.[30][31] It appears as though she is not alone, given how at one point she uses the term "we" in one of her mails.[28]

After all the treasures in the game have been collected, Louie's grandmother sends one final message, in which she shows her pride in how Louie has become an "extraordinary man".[32] In the GameCube and Wii versions of Pikmin 2, she mistakenly referred to herself as Louie's "dad" in this message, likely due to ババ? (lit.: "grandmother") being misread as パパ? (lit.: "dad"). This mistake is not present in the Japanese version, and is fixed in the Switch port, where the word "nana" is used instead. The same mistake was fixed with his "auntie" which is retconned as his grandmother in the Switch port.

In his voyage log in Pikmin 4, Louie indirectly mentions that his grandmother sent him cookies to eat during his mission to rescue Captain Olimar. Louie grew tired of her cookies, so he started cooking creatures from PNF-404 instead.[33]

The President's family[edit]

The President has only one known member in his family, his wife.

The President's wife[edit]

The President's wife
An icon of the President's wife from Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch).
Name The President's wife
Gender Female
Age Adulthood (age unknown)
Eye color Black
Hair color Purple
Home planet Hocotate
Known related characters The President (husband)
Height Unknown
First game Pikmin 2
Latest game Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch)

The President's wife is quite a sassy woman and the "real boss" of Hocotate Freight. She reveals to constantly be yelling at her husband for loafing around. At one point, she sends the President mail stating that his report is wrong.[34] She also reveals that the ship sends her a report at the end of every day, and says that the ship knows that she is the real boss.[35]

During the President's absence, she begins turning the company around for the better.[36] Once all the treasures are retrieved, she thanks her husband and says she sees him "in a new light". This implies that she is very responsible about work.

Alph's family[edit]

Alph has only one known important member in his family: his grandfather, Drake. Alph talks about him sometimes while aboard the S.S. Drake. He also has many siblings.

Drake[edit]

Very little is known about Drake. All that is known about him is that he designed the S.S. Drake[37] and that he knows about some of Hocotate's history. Other than that, it is said that Alph spent a lot of time with his grandfather as a child.[38] As a result, he looks up to Drake as a role model. Where Alph's comments on the Hermit Crawmad say "Although I have heard that an intentional flaw lends a certain charm to one's creations", the Japanese version reveals this was something Alph heard from his grandfather.

The S.S. Drake's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U mentions that the name "Drake" may remind players of the second man to circumnavigate the globe, Sir Francis Drake.

Because Drake's name begins with D, some fans believe that this would be the name of the fourth playable leader, had the developers not cut the character off during development.

Alph's siblings[edit]

Alph also has twelve older brothers, one older sister, and one younger brother. Alph mentioned how his older sister used to always share food with him even when it was scarce.[39] Other than that, Alph doesn't talk much about them. It is implied that Yorke from Pikmin 4 is one of Alph's siblings.

Brittany's family[edit]

Brittany also has only one known member of her family – Auntie Bea. However, Nelle is implied to be a relative of hers.

Auntie Bea[edit]

Auntie Bea is Brittany's aunt. She is known for her famous fruit pastries on Koppai.[40] Auntie Bea's hair is similar to the color of the Dusk Pustules, and in Brittany's notes on the same fruit, she states that to be a "rebellious streak", implying most Koppaites don't have that color of hair naturally.[41] Auntie Bea's nose is similar in shape to the Tremendous Sniffer, and she is the envy of the family because of her nose.[42] However, the Japanese version does not mention a nose: instead, Brittany describes her aunt's elegant appearance, and expresses wanting to be like her. She treated Brittany with lots of love, giving her sweets and such, and Brittany likes her because of it.[43]

Charlie's pets[edit]

None of Charlie's blood relatives are ever named, but two pets are mentioned. Alph also mentions that he's not sure if Charlie is married or not.[44]

Elizabeth[edit]

In a few check ins, Alph asks Charlie who "Elizabeth" is, Charlie explains that Elizabeth is his pet duck with which he shares a strong bond with and that he considers her his soulmate.[45] This pet is directly stated to be a duck,[46] so together with Charlie's rubber ducky and Brittany's mention of geese, Koppai must have animal species that closely resembles those of Earth.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese エリザベス?
Erizabesu
Elizabeth
Flag of South Korea Korean 엘리자베스
Ellijabeseu
Elizabeth

Charlie's dog[edit]

In the US version, Brittany's notes on the Dawn Pustules imply that Charlie may have a pet dog. Charlie is apparently said to have painted his dog to match his favorite color – the shade of green seen on his spacesuit.[47] In the European and Japanese versions, there is no mention of a dog at all.

The Shepherd family[edit]

The Shepherd family history in Pikmin 4 contains the different captains of the Rescue Corps over the generations, all being related to Erma Shepherd. Most of them are known through the "Shepherd Family History" section of the Rescue Journal, with the exception of Erma's father who she mentions in her own diary.[48]

  • Aral Shepherd, 1st captain
  • Mark Shepherd, 2nd captain
  • Nilman Shepherd, 5th captain
  • Maris Shepherd, 7th captain
  • Kalm Shepherd, 12th captain
  • Kain Shepherd, 16th captain
  • Danne Shepherd, 21st captain
  • Rose Shepherd, 29th captain
  • Red Shepherd, 36th captain
  • Morgan Shepherd, 38th captain
  • Dave Shepherd, 44th captain
  • Ponto Shepherd, 51st captain
  • Chris Shepherd, 55th captain
  • John Shepherd, 61st captain
  • Ed Shepherd, 65th captain
  • Carol Shepherd, 72nd captain
  • Paniya Shepherd, 82nd captain
  • Maya Shepherd, 83rd captain
  • Viz Shepherd, 91st captain
  • Erma Shepherd's father, 98th captain
  • Erma Shepherd, 99th captain

Russ' Family[edit]

Only one member of Russ' family is known, that being his mother, who is briefly mentioned in Pikmin 4.[49]

Civilian castaways[edit]

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In Pikmin 4, there are several travelers that are not associated with the Rescue Corps that have become stranded on PNF-404. They will stay at the Rescue Command Post upon being rescued, and some provide useful functions or give the player side missions. Their names are inspired by different canines.

Schnauz[edit]

Schnauz is a treasure appraiser. Rescuing him unlocks the Treasure Catalog. His name alludes to Schnauzers. He is from the planet Siguray. When chatting to him after his rescue he reveals that he loves treasure both for its monetary value, and also for its sentimental value, although one line of dialogue suggests that the former is more important.[50] He plans on finding more treasure on other planets as soon as he is off of this one.[51] Schnauz's notes on returning treasures in the Treasure Catalog are heavily based on the Hocotate ship's sales pitches. Due to translation differences, this is more apparent in the Japanese version.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese シュナウズ?
Shunauzu
Schnauz From シュナウザー? (lit.: "Schnauzer")
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
雪納茲
Xuě Nà Zī
-
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
雪纳兹
Xuě Nà Zī
-
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Snauz
Flag of France French Schnoz Alternate spelling of the English name
Flag of Germany German Schnoz Alternate spelling of the English name
Flag of Italy Italian Schnoz Alternate spelling of the English name
Flag of South Korea Korean 슈나우즈
Syunaujeu
Schnauz From 슈나우저 (Schnauzer)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Nauzer - From "Schnauzer"
Flag of Spain Spanish Schnauz -

Dalmo[edit]

Dalmo is an animal enthusiast. Rescuing him unlocks the Piklopedia. His name alludes to Dalmatian dogs. He is from the planet Sozor. In his post rescue dialogue he mentions that after seeing Captain Olimar's Voyage log he wanted to come to this planet to see new creatures.[52]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese ダルメッシュ?
Darumesshu
Dalmesh From ダルメシアン? (lit.: "Dalmatian")
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
大麦修
Dàmàixiū
Dalmesh
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
大麦修
Dàmàixiū
Dalmesh From Japanese name
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Dalmer
Flag of France French Dalmo -
Flag of Germany German Dalmo -
Flag of Italy Italian Dalmo -
Flag of South Korea Korean 달마시
Dalmasi
From 달마시안 (Dalmatian)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Dalmo -
Flag of Spain Spanish Dalmo -

Corgwin[edit]

Corgwin is a general contractor. Rescuing him unlocks the ability to replay Dandori Battles. His name alludes to Welsh Corgis. He is from the planet Moyama. In his post rescue chat he mentions that when he learned of PNF-404 on the news,[53] he believed that a lot of people would try to move there so he decided to do so as well.[54] Before losing consciousness they saw a Leafling as he was being attacked by a creature,[55] and they believed that the Leafling was turning castaways into leaflings for a reason.[56] As a leafling he mentions that all he could think about was how to better manage job sites, improve worker efficiency, and give better direction.[57] He also mentions that all of that thinking was exhausting.[58]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese コギロー?
Kogirō
From コーギー? (lit.: "Corgi")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Cor From "corgi"
Flag of France French Corgwin -
Flag of Germany German Kori
Flag of Italy Italian Corgwin -
Flag of South Korea Korean 코기
Kogi
Corgi
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Korgue From "corgi"
Flag of Spain Spanish Cornelio

Jin[edit]

Jin is a space explorer. Rescuing him unlocks the ability to replay beaten Dandori Challenges. His name alludes to Korean Jindos. He is from the planet Flukuey. Jin makes it possible to replay Dandori Challenges by prompting the player to meditate, allowing them to remember any challenge perfectly even though no one has physical access to the caves anymore. In post rescue dialogue he mentions that his dream was to explore uncharted planets as an adventurer, but no new planets had been discovered since Jin was born.[59] As soon as Olimar's SOS broadcast was heard Jim immediately flew over to PNF-404.[60] When describing his crash he seems to imply that while he had come here alone, he co-owned the spaceship with some unknown person.[61]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ジン?
Jin
From コリア・ジンドー? (lit.: "Korea Jindo")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Jin -
Flag of France French Jin -
Flag of Germany German Zin
Flag of Italy Italian Jin -
Flag of South Korea Korean 진도
Jindo
Jindo
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Jindoko From "jindo-coreano" (Korea Jindo)
Flag of Spain Spanish Jin -


Puddle[edit]

Puddle is a universal stylist. Rescuing him unlocks the ability to edit the player character's appearance and name. His name alludes to Poodles. He is from the planet Enohay. When chatting with Puddle he has a unique way of speaking by referring to himself in the 3rd person for the start of each conversation before switching to "I".[62] Puddle implies that changing the look of the player character is canon by explaining how it works.[63][64][65] Puddle also refuses to explain where he is from,[66] however his ID badge says that Puddle is from Enohay like Vonda and Bernise.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese プデル?
Puderu
From プードル? (lit.: "Poodle")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Poe From "poedel" (poodle)
Flag of France French Kanish From "caniche" (poodle)
Flag of Germany German Pudla
Flag of Italy Italian Puddle -
Flag of South Korea Korean 푸델
Pudel
From 푸들 (Poodle)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Pudow From "poodle"
Flag of Spain Spanish Aniche From "caniche" (poodle)


Chet[edit]

Chet is a research task force lead. His name may allude to the Shetland Sheepdog. He is from the planet Mihama. He also wrote the reports found on the Japanese Pikmin Garden web site. Chet is the leader of the Research group sent to PNF-404 by the Interstellar Federation (a possible reference to Metroid's Galactic Federation) in order to see if it would make as a good living envirement, and see what the natural resources are. His crew consists of François, Pitunia, Sy, Osa, Kit, Twyla, Sammy, Komo and Ren. Chet is a kindhearted man who is very empathetic, congratulating the player on their hard work hoping that there isn't any more crash victims[67][68] and complementing his team. While he is described as a leader, he acknowledges that he doesn't do all that, much mostly ending up napping,[69] and when not doing that he takes care of environmental concerns so that his team is free to immerse themselves into their research.[70] Even if he doesn't do much actual work, his ID card says that he is the glue holding the team together most likely do to his charming personality.[71] He also frequently mentions how great of a chef Ren is[72] and even once mentions that he wonders if he could whip up a meal using the local wildlife as ingredients, an obvious joke on Louie's appetite.[73]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese シェラン?
Sheran
From シェットランド・シープドッグ? (lit.: "Shetland Sheepdog")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Eltie
Flag of France French Chet -
Flag of Germany German Schelt
Flag of Italy Italian Chet -
Flag of South Korea Korean 셔트랜
Syeoteuraen
From 셰틀랜드 (Shetland)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Paché From "pastor-de-shetland" (Shetland Sheepdog)
Flag of Spain Spanish Chet -


François[edit]

François is a research task force recruit. His name may allude to the French Bulldog. He is from the planet Ooji. He is one of two Castaways that have a repeating quest so that the player can always obtain more raw material. In his post rescue dialogue François mentions seeing Glow Pikmin on the Rescue Corps's relay[74] and mentioning that the Glow Pikmin will flower automatically after some time.[75]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese フレーヌ?
Furēnu
From フレンチ・ブルドッグ? (lit.: "French bulldog")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Bul
Flag of France French François -
Flag of Germany German Buldo
Flag of Italy Italian François -
Flag of South Korea Korean 프렌
Peuren
From 프렌치 불도그 (French bulldog)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Bulfran From "buldogue francẽs" (French bulldog)
Flag of Spain Spanish François -

Pitunia[edit]

Pitunia is a research task force recruit. Her name alludes to Pit bulls. She is from the planet Ogura and claims to have been made in a biocrafter, an "organic factory that creates other life".[76] She believes the Onion to also be a biocrafter.[77] She is an evolutionary biologist sent as a member of Chet's crew to study PNF-404. While it is unknown how she feels about most of her team she does frequently talk to Sy, the environmental ecologist, to discuss about science.[78]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ピット?
Pitto
From ピットブル? (lit.: "Pit Bull")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Pitunia -
Flag of France French Pitunia -
Flag of Germany German Pitunia -
Flag of Italy Italian Pitunia -
Flag of South Korea Korean 피트
Piteu
From 핏불 (Pitbull)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Pitibu From "pitbull"
Flag of Spain Spanish Pitbi

Sy[edit]

Sy is a research task force recruit that is researching Pikmin ecology. His name may allude to the Siberian Husky. He is from the planet Ogura. He is quite talented for his age as he entered university at a "very young age"[79] and joined Chet's research team to investigate PNF-404. When Sy landed on PNF-404, Sy did not fall unconscious, rather he began exploring and forgot to check his suit's battery which caused the suit to enter forced-sleep mode.[80] Sy is incredibly interested in both Pikmin and the Onion, making several statements and theories on how Onions operate: one such theory is that the Onion has a mind and will of its own.[81] Sy and Pitunia (coworkers on the research team) each have their own theories on the Onion: Pitunia claims that the Onion was artificial or in some way intently created, however Sy believes that because the Onion is alive with it's own will and needs it must mean that it is a natural specimen.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ベリアン?
Berian
From シベリアン・ハスキー? (lit.: "Siberian Husky")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Sibbe
Flag of France French Hush
Flag of Germany German Huss
Flag of Italy Italian Sy -
Flag of South Korea Korean 베리안
Berian
From 시베리안 허스키 (Siberian Husky)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Rusqui From "husky"
Flag of Spain Spanish Husk

Osa[edit]

Osa is a research task force recruit, specializing in archaeology. His name may allude to the Tosa Inu. He is from the planet Siguray. Osa is another member of Chet's crew, getting into archeology because "archeology is FUN!" he says that the player character reminds him of Kit being impressed by what you do. Osa's favorite part of archeology is finding structures and theorizing who or what could have built them as well as finding out more about past civilizations.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese トッサン?
Tossan
From 土佐犬? (lit.: "Tosa Inu")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Tos
Flag of France French Toss
Flag of Germany German Osa -
Flag of Italy Italian Osa -
Flag of South Korea Korean 도산
Dosan
From 도사견 (Tosa Inu)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Tozinu From "Tosa inu"
Flag of Spain Spanish Toss

Kit[edit]

Kit is a research task force recruit that's studying raw materials. His name may allude to the Akita Inu. He is from the planet Siguray. Kit is one of many minor characters that can have different color hair this may have to do with the color the leaves were as a leafling [82]. Kit is another member of Chet's team. He is Osa's junior and it is thanks to him that Kit became part of the task force. Kit is a lot more slow and methodical compared to Osa, however he admires Osa's energy. Kit has put some research into ores and minerals on PNF-404 as well as raw material, he had figured out that raw material is not a mineral but instead a "highly pure conglomeration of fossilized creature remains" something that has not been observed elsewhere in the universe leading Kit to believe that either it's a process that happens only on PNF-404 or through a "unknown life-fourm". Kit is very interested in minerals in one quote saying "The resources I've found on this planet are exceptional! Did you know that the purity of the minerals in the ground here is..." he cuts off before apologizing for rambling, his favorite mineral is iron and talks about oxidation. Kit claims that when he found a "beautiful ore that shimmers in all the colors of the rainbow" on PNF-404 and "it cracked when I fell to the surface" the ore may be referencing bismuth a colorful and brittle ore, this message also implies that the research crew landed on PNF-404 without issue but as they were taking off they crashed due to the fact that Kit found bismuth "here" and it cracked as he "fell to the surface".

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese アキ?
Aki
From 秋田犬? (lit.: "Akita Inu")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Kit -
Flag of France French Kit -
Flag of Germany German Kitta
Flag of Italy Italian Kit -
Flag of South Korea Korean 아키
Aki
From 아키타견 (Akita Inu)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Kita From "Akita inu"
Flag of Spain Spanish Kit -

Twyla[edit]

Twyla is a research task force recruit that enjoys geology. Her name alludes to Rottweiler dogs. She is from the planet Conohan. When Twyla agreed to join Chet's research task force, something urged to her by her professor, she was confident, however, ever sense landing she has felt completely out of her depth, as she is much more comfortable in a lab environment then out on the field. After the crash Twyla doesn't understand how the rest of the task force can remain calm about their situation. Twyla also remarks about Keesh (a student who also crashed) and how Keesh keeps asking geology questions to her that even she doesn't know the answers to. Twyla, not wanting to not be seen as smart has made countless excuses to avoid Keesh. After the player rescues Komo, Twyla talks about her, saying that she is shy like her and she helped Twyla not be to scared. Twyla describes Komo as a irreplaceable friend she listens sincerely to everything Twyla talks about and Twyla does the same. After Komo is saved Twyla starts to have a different view on past events, saying that now they have a great opportunity to study PNF-404, saying that her professor was right to push Twyla into this task force in order to get some out of lab experience. She goes outside the base camp with Komo to study the planet's soil and it's water purifying properties, and when Keesh asks more questions about geology she starts being honest saying that she doesn't know, but they are both in the midst of their education and can learn together.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ワイラー?
Wairā
From ロットワイラー? (lit.: "Rottweiler")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Rowelle
Flag of France French Twyla -
Flag of Germany German Tweila
Flag of Italy Italian Twyla -
Flag of South Korea Korean 와일러
Wailleo
From 로트바일러 (Rottweiler)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Vailer From "rottweiler"
Flag of Spain Spanish Twaila

Sammy[edit]

Sammy is a research task force recruit that loves the sky. His name may allude to Samoyed dogs. He is from the planet Ocobo, a planet that rains so much that for all but one day it constantly storms. It is because of this Sammy loves anything to do with the clear sky: stars, sunsets and the blue sky.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese エド?
Edo
From サモエド? (lit.: "Samoyed")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Sammy -
Flag of France French Sammy -
Flag of Germany German Sammy -
Flag of Italy Italian Sammy -
Flag of South Korea Korean 사모
Samo
From 사모예드 (Samoyed)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Sami From "samoieda" (Samoyed)
Flag of Spain Spanish Sammy -

Komo[edit]

Komo is part of Chet's research task force recruit studying hydrologic cycles. Her name alludes to Komondors. She is from the planet Tagwa. Komo is not great at making conversations, and tends to keep to herself, however with the help of the player character and from her coworker and friend Twyla, she has opened up. With the help of Twyla's research into soil as a form of water-purification, Komo plans to use soil as a means to purify Tagwa's water supplies.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese モンド?
Mondo
From コモンドール? (lit.: "Komondor")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Komo -
Flag of France French Kamanda
Flag of Germany German Komo -
Flag of Italy Italian Komo -
Flag of South Korea Korean 몬도
Mondo
From 코몬도르 (Komondor)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Kodó From "Komondor"
Flag of Spain Spanish Komy

Ren[edit]

Ren is a member of Chet's research task force recruit that is studying flavor profiles. His name alludes to Pyrenean Mountain dogs. He is from the planet Enohee. He enjoys both the art of cooking and the science of herbal remedies admittedly for lessor ills such as a dish that could "make someone relax almost instantly". Like many members of the task force they are incredibly thankful for the player character and encourages them to take breaks. Ren speaks on why he was able to join the task force, saying that it was an "impassioned plea" to Chet is what allowed him to join, and due to the nature of his job as a chef he helps motivate everybody with a well cooked meal. During his stay on PNF-404 Ren has made a "mushroom risotto" with a sprinkle of ultra-spicy nectar while nobody ate it we know of the effects in one of the many post day dialogues. After leaving PNF-404 Ren plans on finding more flavors and ingredients.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese レニーズ?
Renīzu
From グレート・ピレニーズ? (lit.: "Great Pyrenees")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch René
Flag of France French Patou A common name for "Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées" (Pyrenean Mountain Dog)
Flag of Germany German Ren -
Flag of Italy Italian Ren -
Flag of South Korea Korean 레니즈
Renijeu
From 그레이트 피레니즈 (Great Pyrenees)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Rineu From "Pireneus" (Pyrenees)
Flag of Spain Spanish Piriné From "Pirineos" (Pyrenees)

Chewy[edit]

Chewy is an uncharted planet tour guide. Her name may allude to Chihuahua dogs. She is from the planet Neechki.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ワワチ?
Wawachi
チワワ? (lit.: "Chihuahua") spelled backwards
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Chihua
Flag of France French Chiwa Shortened form of an alternate spelling of "Chihuahua"
Flag of Germany German Schiwi
Flag of Italy Italian Chewy -
Flag of South Korea Korean 와외치
Waoechi
From 치와와 (Chihuahua) spelled backwards
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Xiuá From "chiuaua" (Chihuahua)
Flag of Spain Spanish Chiwa

Santi[edit]

Santi is an uncharted planet tour pilot. According to him, he was born right next to Bernard, and he has has a bizarre form of bad luck where Bernard will always be present (and always succeeding) at the next location he goes to, even when Bernard is completely unaware of Santi's next destination. It took Santi about three months to get his pilot's license, and Bernard was, much to his chagrin, his driving instructor. His name may allude to St. Bernard dogs. He is from the planet Nijo.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning Notes
Flag of Japan Japanese セナ?
Sena
From セント・バーナード? (lit.: "St. Bernard")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Sind
Flag of France French Santi -
Flag of Germany German Hardy From Bernhardiner
Flag of Italy Italian Sanber From "San Bernardo" (St. Bernard) May have also be changed to avoid a religious reference, as the english name in italian litteraly means "saints"
Flag of South Korea Korean 세인
Sein
From 세인트 버나드 (St. Bernard)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Samber From "São-Bernardo" (St. Bernard); includes "Bersam" (Bernard)
Flag of Spain Spanish Santi -


Sheeba[edit]

Sheeba is an uncharted planet tourist and founder of Alayon Academy's Planetary Science Club. Her name alludes to Shiba Inu dogs. She is from the planet Neechki.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese シーバ?
Shība
From 柴犬? (lit.: "Shiba Inu")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Sheila
Flag of France French Sheeba -
Flag of Germany German Schiba
Flag of Italy Italian Sheeba -
Flag of South Korea Korean 시바
Siba
From 시바견 (Shiba Inu)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Xiba From "Shiba inu"
Flag of Spain Spanish Shyba

Keesh[edit]

Keesh is an uncharted planet tourist and member of the Planetary Science Club. Her name may allude to Keeshond or Kishu dogs. She is from the planet Neechki.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese キシウ?
Kishiu
From 紀州犬? (lit.: "Kishū Dog")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Kirsje
Flag of France French Keesh -
Flag of Germany German Kisch
Flag of Italy Italian Keesh -
Flag of South Korea Korean 키슈
Kisyu
From 키슈견 (Kishū Dog)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Kixu From "Kishu"
Flag of Spain Spanish Kish

Kaia[edit]

Kaia is an uncharted planet tourist and member of the Planetary Science Club. Her name may allude to Kai Ken dogs. She is from the planet Neechki.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese カイ?
Kai
From 甲斐犬? (lit.: "Kai Dog")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Kaia -
Flag of France French Kaia -
Flag of Germany German Kaia -
Flag of Italy Italian Kaia -
Flag of South Korea Korean 카이
Kai
From 카이견 (Kai Dog)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Kaitó From "Kai" and "Tora inu"
Flag of Spain Spanish Kaia -

Mika[edit]

Mika is an uncharted planet tourist and a teacher for Alayon Academy. Her name may allude to Mi-Ki dogs or the Shikoku dog, also known as the Mikawa Inu. She is from the planet Neechki.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ミカワン?
Mikawan
From 三河犬? (lit.: "Mikawa Dog")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Mika -
Flag of France French Mika -
Flag of Germany German Mika -
Flag of Italy Italian Mika -
Flag of South Korea Korean 미카왕
Mikawang
From Japanese name
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Mikinu From "Mikawa inu"
Flag of Spain Spanish Mika -

Molly[edit]

Molly is an uncharted planet tourist and a streamer. Her name may allude to Maltese dogs. She is from the planet Flukuey. After rescuing Molly, she can talk more about her past such as creating a unmanned rocket to follow a trend, asking other people to throw water on her for content, and wanting to prank the Pikmin for content. She started streaming because the streamers she watched was always smiling, and she wanted that. It is also implied that Molly has a crush on Russ.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese マルチィ?
Maruchi
From マルチーズ? (lit.: "Maltese")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Malou
Flag of France French Molly -
Flag of Germany German Malti
Flag of Italy Italian Molly -
Flag of South Korea Korean 말티
Malti
From 말티즈 (Maltese)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Maltia From "maltês" (Maltese)
Flag of Spain Spanish Molly -

Lapi[edit]

Lapi is an uncharted planet tourist and a painter. His name may allude to Lhasa Apso dogs. He is from the planet Koodgio.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ラサプソ?
Rasapuso
From ラサ・アプソ? (lit.: "Lhasa Apso")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Laus
Flag of France French Lapso Likely a shortened version of "Lhasa Apso"
Flag of Germany German Lapi -
Flag of Italy Italian Lapi -
Flag of South Korea Korean 라사
Rasa
From 라사압소 (Lhasa Apso)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Lhapi From "Lhasa Apso"
Flag of Spain Spanish Lapso Same as French

Boris[edit]

Boris is an uncharted planet tourist and an author. His name may allude to Borzois. He is from the planet Koodgio.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ボルズィ?
Boruzi
From ボルゾイ? (lit.: "Borzoi")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Boris -
Flag of France French Boris -
Flag of Germany German Boris -
Flag of Italy Italian Boris -
Flag of South Korea Korean 르조이
Reujoi
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Borzi From "borzoi"
Flag of Spain Spanish Boris -

Horatio[edit]

Horatio is an uncharted planet tourist. His name may allude to the Hoary Fox. He is from the planet Sozor.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese スジオ?
Sujio
From スジオイヌ? (lit.: "Hoary Fox")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Bravos
Flag of France French Renaud From "Renard chenu" (hoary fox)
Flag of Germany German Horatio -
Flag of Italy Italian Horatio -
Flag of South Korea Korean 호리
Hori
Likely from English "hoary fox"
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Yawara Possibly from "guará" (maned wolf)
Flag of Spain Spanish Horacio Spanish equivalent to "Horatio"

Wolfgang[edit]

Wolfgang is a Space Broadcast Inc. Director. His name may allude to Wolfdogs. He is from the planet Enohee.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese アイル?
Airu
From アイリッシュ・ウルフハウンド? (lit.: "Irish Wolfhound")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Wolfgang -
Flag of France French Lévry From "lévrier" (sighthound)
Flag of Germany German Wolfgang -
Flag of Italy Italian Wolfgang -
Flag of South Korea Korean 아일
Ail
From 아이리시 울프하운드 (Irish Wolfhound)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Lebriã From "lebréu" (sighthound)
Flag of Spain Spanish Lebry From "lebrel" (sighthound)

Muggs[edit]

Muggs is a Space Broadcast Inc. Reporter. Her name may allude to Pug dogs or the cross-breed Muggin. She is from the planet Enohee.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese パッグ?
Paggu
From パグ? (lit.: "Pug")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Moppie
Flag of France French Carline From "Carlin" (Pug)
Flag of Germany German Mopis
Flag of Italy Italian Muggs -
Flag of South Korea Korean 퍼그
Peogeu
Pug
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Pugui From "pug"
Flag of Spain Spanish Carli From "carlino" (An uncommon term for pug)

Vonda[edit]

Vonda is an interplanetary opera singer. Her name may allude to Briquet Griffon Vendéen dogs. She is from the planet Enohay.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ヴァンデーン?
Vandēn
From プチ・バセット・グリフォン・バンデーン? (lit.: "Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Yvon
Flag of France French Vonda -
Flag of Germany German Vendea
Flag of Italy Italian Vonda -
Flag of South Korea Korean 벤딘
Bendin
From 프티 바세 그리퐁 방뎅 (Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Griffina From "Pequeno Basset Griffon da Vendeia" (Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen)
Flag of Spain Spanish Vonda -

Frisé[edit]

Frisé is a composer. His name alludes to Bichon Frisé dogs. He is from the planet Enohee.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese フリーゼ?
Furīze
From ビション・フリーゼ? (lit.: "Bichon Frisé")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Fritz
Flag of France French Bichon From "Bichon Frisé"
Flag of Germany German Chonfri
Flag of Italy Italian Frisé -
Flag of South Korea Korean 프리제
Peurije
From 비숑 프리제 (Bichon Frisé)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Bibi From "Bichon Frisé"
Flag of Spain Spanish Frisé -

Chowder[edit]

Chowder is the president of Tulbo Real Estate. His name may allude to Chow Chow dogs. He is from the planet Conohan.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese チャウチ?
Chauchi
From チャウチャウ? (lit.: "Chow Chow")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Chow
Flag of France French Chowder -
Flag of Germany German Chau
Flag of Italy Italian Chowder -
Flag of South Korea Korean 차우차
Chaucha
From 차우차우 (Chow Chow)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Xaxá From "Chow-chow"
Flag of Spain Spanish Joe Joe

Kayz[edit]

Kayz is a real estate assistant to Chowder. His name may allude to Kai Ken or Keeshond dogs. He is from the planet Maxima.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese キーホン?
Kīhon
From キースホンド? (lit.: "Keeshond")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Cees
Flag of France French Spitz From "Spitz Loup" (Keeshond)
Flag of Germany German Olitz
Flag of Italy Italian Kayz -
Flag of South Korea Korean 키스혼
Kiseuhon
From 케이스혼트 (Keeshond)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Keixon From "Keeshond"
Flag of Spain Spanish Kish

Alpin[edit]

Alpin is the CEO of a telecom company. His name may allude to Alpine Mastiff dogs. He is from the planet Conohan.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese アルマス?
Arumasu
From アルパイン・マスティフ? (lit.: "Alpine Mastiff")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Albert
Flag of France French Alpin -
Flag of Germany German Tiffo
Flag of Italy Italian Alpin -
Flag of South Korea Korean 알마스
Almaseu
From Japanese name
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Alpi From "mastim alpino" (Alpine Mastiff)
Flag of Spain Spanish Alpin -

Fawks[edit]

Fawks is a venture capitalist. His name may allude to Fox Terrier dogs. He is from the planet Conohan.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese フォーク?
Fōku
From フォックスハウンド? (lit.: "foxhound")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Foxtrot
Flag of France French Fawks -
Flag of Germany German Fohks
Flag of Italy Italian Fawks -
Flag of South Korea Korean 폭스
Pokseu
From 폭스하운드 (foxhound)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Raudã From "foxhound americano" (American Foxhound)
Flag of Spain Spanish Fox

Kingsly[edit]

Kingsly is a flower enthusiast. His name alludes to Pekingese dogs. He is from the planet Ooji.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese キニーズ?
Kinīzu
Roughly "Kingese"; From ペキニーズ? (lit.: "Pekingese")
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
(traditional)
京尼茲
Jīngnízī
Peking is based on Beijing (北京)
Flag of China Chinese
(simplified)
京尼兹
Jīngnízī
Peking is based on Beijing (北京)
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Peek
Flag of France French Kinoï From "Pékinois" (Pekingese)
Flag of Germany German Kiness
Flag of Italy Italian Kingsly -
Flag of South Korea Korean 키니즈
kinijeu
From Japanese name
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Kinês From "Pequinês" (Pekingese)
Flag of Spain Spanish Kiness From "Pequinés" (Pekingese)

Bernise[edit]

Bernise is a fortune teller. Her name may allude to Bernese Mountain Dogs. She is from the planet Enohay.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese バニーズ?
Banīzu
From バーニーズ・マウンテン・ドッグ? (lit.: "Bernese Mountain Dog")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Senna
Flag of France French Bernise -
Flag of Germany German Bernise -
Flag of Italy Italian Bernise -
Flag of South Korea Korean 버니즈
Beonijeu
From 버니즈 마운틴 도그 (Bernese Mountain Dog)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Bernê From "boiadeiro-bernês" (Bernese Mountain Dog)
Flag of Spain Spanish Bouvier From "boyero de Berna" (Bernese cattlehound)

Grace[edit]

Grace is a nomad. Her name may allude to Great Danes. She is from the planet Sozor.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese グレイ?
Gurei
From グレイハウンド? (lit.: "Greyhound")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Grace -
Flag of France French Grace -
Flag of Germany German Greta
Flag of Italy Italian Grace -
Flag of South Korea Korean 그레이
Geurei
From 그레이하운드 (Greyhound)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Grei From "greyhound"
Flag of Spain Spanish Grace -

Dash[edit]

Dash is a professional spelunker. His name alludes to Dachshunds. He is from the planet Flukuey.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ダックス?
Dakkusu
From ダックスフンド? (lit.: "Dachshund")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Teck
Flag of France French Tex From "Teckel" (Dachshund)
Flag of Germany German Dack
Flag of Italy Italian Dash -
Flag of South Korea Korean 닥스
Dakseu
From 닥스훈트 (Dachshund)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Salchi From "salsicha" (sausage), slang name to dachshunds (akin to "sausage dog")
Flag of Spain Spanish Teckel Referring to "Teckel", another type of dachshund


Patch[edit]

Patch is an unemployed gambler. His name alludes to Mongrel dogs. He is from the planet Flukuey.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ザッシュ?
Zasshu
From 雑種? (lit.: "Crossbreed/Hybrid")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Basta
Flag of France French Matin
Flag of Germany German Mischa
Flag of Italy Italian Patch -
Flag of South Korea Korean 자브종
Jabeujong
From 잡종 (Crossbreed)
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Karamelo From "vira-lata caramelo", a term referring to caramel-colored stray mutt dogs common in Brazil
Flag of Spain Spanish Mez From "mestizo" (mixed)

Beaux[edit]

Beaux is a television actor. His name may allude to Beaucerons or Dogue de Bordeauxs. He is from the planet Conohan. After his rescue, his experience on PNF-404 gives him inspiration to star in "Carrot Planet", a film series whose plots closely mirror those of the real-life Pikmin video games.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ボルマス?
Borumas
From ボルドー・マスティフ? (lit.: "Bordeaux Mastiff")
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Beaux -
Flag of France French Bordo Alternate spelling of "Bordeaux"
Flag of Germany German Bordo
Flag of Italy Italian Beaux -
Flag of South Korea Korean 보르마스
Boreumaseu
From Japanese name
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Guebô From "dogue-de-bordéus" (Bordeaux Mastiff)
Flag of Spain Spanish Beaux -

Spammers[edit]

Icon of a spammer from Pikmin 2.
An example of a spam icon from the Pikmin 2 mail.

There are five characters in Pikmin 2 that send spam e-mails after the debt has been repaid. The icons for these characters merely show a silhouette, leaving their appearances mostly unknown. They all attempt to advertise one thing or another, and include a real-world Internet address in their messages, for the players themselves to visit.

Spam 1[edit]

The first spam message the player will receive is from a person who is apparently very lonely and wants a friend to listen to their troubles.[83] Based on the shady outline, this character is probably female.

Spam 2[edit]

The second spam message is from someone talking about saving tons of Pokos through bargains and cut-rate prices.[84] Olimar's son also mentions that he received a similar message, and asks Olimar if he should send his bonus check.[15]

Spam 3[edit]

The third spam message is received after Louie has been recovered. The sender talks about some device that accordingly "slices... dices... plays videogames... sends mail... wraps gifts" and "cures snoring".[85]

Spam 4[edit]

The fourth spam message talks about changing jobs, and finding "the new you". It advertises an unseen company known as Hocotate Whiz.[86]

Spam 5[edit]

The fifth and final spam message is received after all the treasures have been collected. It advertises music. It speaks of "Pikpik's greatest hits", implying that there is a band on Hocotate by the name of Pikpik.[87]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olimar, you've worked so hard! Your special bonus arrived today. This is a first, right? I bought the kids a few things they've been wanting. They were so happy! And so was I... – Olimar's wife in a letter
  2. ^ We received yet another special bonus! I've come to love you all anew! I decided to take the kids to the hot springs. We'll have enough fun for you too, so don't worry! – Olimar's wife in a letter
  3. ^ a b c Papa! Hurry up and come home! Mama is so nuts! Every day, she orders me to study, study, study! She’s even thinking about sending our dog, Bulbie, to the circus! Help! – Olimar's son in a letter
  4. ^ Hey, hon! I'm on a solo vacation right now. Beach by day, theater at night. Ahhh, life is grand! And don't worry, the kids are in school every night until 10! Wheeeeee! – Olimar's wife in a letter
  5. ^ I think I may have messed up, darling... I lost a small fortune buying lottery tickets. It was all a nightmare. I'm afraid we're going to have to live lean for awhile. – Olimar's wife in a letter in GameCube and Wii versions of Pikmin 2
  6. ^ I think I messed up, darling... A pickpocket stole a small fortune from me. It's been a nightmare. I'm afraid we're going to have to live lean for awhile. – Olimar's wife in a letter in Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch)
  7. ^ I love you! Don't keep me waiting any longer! Please come home! I've made a ton of your favorite soup, and it's here waiting for you! – Olimar's wife in a letter in Pikmin 2 (Nintendo Switch)
  8. ^ Hey, you should know... I didn't get that part-time job. That stupid store is only hiring teenagers who wear too much makeup, apparently. Maybe I need a new look or something. – Olimar's wife in a letter
  9. ^ This would seem to be the intermediate stage between a Wogpole and a Yellow Wollywog. I asked my daughter if she wants to be a pilot like me when she grows up, and she said, 'No! I want to be a boss, like Mommy!' Which seems fair.Captain Olimar in his notes on the Young Yellow Wollywog.
  10. ^ Just between you and me, I've noticed lately that [my wife]'s been getting more wrinkles. Now that I think about it, I've probably caused her a lot of stress. When I return to Hocotate, I'll take her on a long vacation. – Olimar in his Treasure Hoard notes for the Petrified Heart
  11. ^ Papa! No fair! No fair! You snuck off and went on an expedition without me! You have to promise to absolutely, positively take me next time! Say it! Say you PROOOOOMISE! – Olimar's son in a letter
  12. ^ This object must have been manufactured long ago by some kind of machine. Back then, they didn't have the fun toys kids have these days. My son is a video game addict, but I'm terrible at them! He teases me about it all the time. Wait... I've got it! Louie's young... He must be a video game wizard! He can give me some hot tips!Captain Olimar on the Repair Juggernaut in his journal
  13. ^ Papa! There's this girl at school who's kind of nice, and I've been bragging all about you to her. So, I need you to bring me back the coolest souvenir ever! – Olimar's son in a letter
  14. ^ Papa! Thanks! There were so many cute girls at the hot springs! I was a little nervous, but I got over it. Next time, you totally have to come with us! We'll have so much fun! – Olimar's son in a letter
  15. ^ a b Lately, I've been getting a ton of mail from a strange person selling designer items at cut-rate prices. It sounds like a deal. Should I send them your bonus check? – Olimar's son in a letter
  16. ^ a b Papa! I'm going to prep school! Mama said that if I don't study hard, I can't become a proper lady. Did I write a nice proper mail? Do tell, Papa! – Olimar's daughter in a letter
  17. ^ Daddy, Mama has changed again. She's become nice like she used to be. She said it's OK if I don't study. Is it really OK if I don't become a perfect, proper lady? Really? – Olimar's daughter in a letter
  18. ^ This fossilized dog looks ready to attack. I bet it was a great watchdog. My dog Bulbie never budges, even when people visit. One friend of mine mistook him for a stuffed animal. – Olimar in the log entry for the Dutiful Watchdog
  19. ^ Dad, today I'm writing on behalf of Bulbie. Mom and I completely forgot to feed him. He got skinny, but he's been eating a lot of Pikpik carrots, so he'll be OK. – Olimar's son in a letter
  20. ^ Dad! Our dog, Bulbie, has been acting like a pig! He ate all of our carrots! Have you really seen creatures on that planet that look just like Bulbie?!? – Olimar's son in a letter
  21. ^ At first, this object looked impressive, but closer inspection reveals it's just a cheap statue. In many ways, it reminds me of my father.Olimar in his journal about the Worthless Statue
  22. ^ It looks a lot like a present I gave my mom for Mother's Day. I miss her...sometimes.Olimar in his journal about the Priceless Statue
  23. ^ Some things on this world can't be understood, no matter how much I analyze them. For instance, this is the first time I've tasted this, yet it has a nostalgic taste. It's inexplicable! It tastes like something my mom has made for me by hand.Olimar in his journal about the Taste Sensation
  24. ^ a b Louie... You've sent absolutely no replies. I'm worried about you. I'd like to come see you, but I'm so old... All I can do is send you preserved bug foods... – Louie's grandmother in a letter
  25. ^ Louie, I sent you some of the preserved bug foods from home. You should share some with your company president. As a kid, bugs loved you so much. Always nibbling... – Louie's grandmother in a letter
  26. ^ Nana used to sing me a special lullaby to put me at ease. I would instantly fall asleep.Louie in his notes for the Mechanical Harp (Lullabies)
  27. ^ At my age, reminiscing is wonderful. Louie, do you remember the hill behind our house? You hated to play outside, so I made you eat bugs and plants. Ah, memories... – Louie's grandmother in a letter
  28. ^ a b Louie, we suddenly stopped hearing from you! Everything OK? If things get tough, you can always come home. I'll stock up on those Pikpik carrots you love! – Louie's grandmother in a letter
  29. ^ Got stuck in the bottomless swamp. Some parts of it were pitch-black. And now I'm covered in mud. Reminded me of the mountain behind Nana's house.Louie in his voyage log
  30. ^ Would make a nice gift for Nana. She likes pretty things like this.Louie in his notes for the Sphere of Calm
  31. ^ This would be a great gift for Nana. She could use something shiny.Louie in his notes for the Princess Pearl in Pikmin 4
  32. ^ Louie, I heard that you completed your task! Congratulations! My little Louie has become an extraordinary man! How about visiting your dad? I've got bug juice! – Louie's grandmother in a letter
  33. ^ Got sick of Nana's cookies, so I tried eating some of the creatures around here. They're pretty yummy.Louie in his voyage log
  34. ^ Your notification report was wrong again. How many times do I have to correct you? It's because of behavior like this that I, the REAL boss, have to work so hard. – The President's wife in a letter
  35. ^ Hey, you think you can loaf because I can't see you? The ship has been reporting everything to me! Are you surprised? That machine knows who the real boss is. – The President's wife in a letter
  36. ^ It may interest you to know I've somehow been able to begin turning the company around in your absence. So, you just go on doing what you like for a bit longer, OK? – The President's wife in a letter
  37. ^ So, Alph, your grandfather was the one who designed our spaceship, right?Charlie in a small talk
  38. ^ Yep. I learned an awful lot watching my grandfather work while I was growing up.Alph in a small talk
  39. ^ I miss my big sister, especially. She always shared her food with me, even when it was scarce.Alph in his voyage log
  40. ^ The taste of this one takes me back to Auntie Bea's famous fruit pastries.Brittany in her notes about the Velvety Dreamdrop
  41. ^ The color reminds of something... Oh! Auntie Bea's hair! She has such a rebellious streak...Brittany in her notes about the Dusk Pustules
  42. ^ This specimen has a sweet flavor and a soft texture...kind of like my Auntie Bea. The shape reminds me of her nose, too. So elegant! So glamorous! She's the envy of the family with that nose...Brittany in her notes about the Tremendous Sniffer
  43. ^ The taste reminds me of the sweets Auntie Bea gave me as a child. The big, greedy stone doesn't leave much room for juice, but maybe someday it will grow into a tree in Auntie Bea's back garden and I can repay her kindness. She was so sweet to me.Brittany in her notes about the Velvety Dreamdrop
  44. ^ Could that be his wife's name? I don't even know if the captain is married.Alph in his voyage log
  45. ^ Elizabeth is my soul mate. Leave it at that.Charlie in a small talk
  46. ^ GEESE ARE FILTHY CREATURES! ...Elizabeth is a duck.Charlie in a small talk
  47. ^ He painted his room, his fingernails, and (I heard) even his dog this color. Bleh.Brittany in her notes about the Dusk Pustules
  48. ^ The previous captain, my father, was the very definition of generous.Erma Shepherd in the Captain's Diary
  49. ^ Ah yes Golden Pikpik carrots... Just talking about them brings me back to Mother's kitchen and her amazing cooking. She'd blend them up in a mixer until they were liquefied. Nutritious, delicious... and extremely efficient for consumption!Russ in the Rescue Command Post
  50. ^ It's such a thrill to see how much these might sell for... Eh, I mean, my thirst for treasure knowledge is unquenchable!Schnauz in the Rescue Command Post
  51. ^ If and when treasures are found on another planet, I can assure you I will fly there straightaway.Schnauz in the Rescue Command Post
  52. ^ I came to this planet with the spirit of adventure in my heart after seeing Captain Olimar's Voyage Log.Dalmo in the Rescue Command Post
  53. ^ I was watching the news one night and saw that this new planet was out there.Corgwin in the Rescue Command Post
  54. ^ I had a feeling a lot of folks would try to move here, so I grabbed all my tools and did the same thing.Corgwin in the Rescue Command Post
  55. ^ I was attacked by a creature, and right before I lost consciousness, I saw something overhead. It was a leafling.Corgwin in the Rescue Command Post
  56. ^ I have to believe there is a reason why they do what they do. Turning castaways into leaflings, I mean.Corgwin in the Rescue Command Post
  57. ^ My mind was consumed by thoughts of how to better manage job sites, improve worker efficiency, give better direction...Corgwin in the Rescue Command Post
  58. ^ It was nonstop! And exhausting. I needed a break!Corgwin in the Rescue Command Post
  59. ^ My dream was to explore uncharted planets as an adventurer. But no new worlds had been found since I was born.Jin in the Rescue Command Post
  60. ^ Nothing was going to stop me from coming here. I was on my way before I even had time to meditate on it.Jin in the Rescue Command Post
  61. ^ When I came to this planet, our spaceship broke down. I was thrown violently out as it crashed.Jin in the Rescue Command Post
  62. ^ If having Puddle update your look helps you relax, just say the word. There's nothin I'd love to do more.Puddle in the Rescue Command Post
  63. ^ You know, I can touch up your color when I update your look. Your space suit or your spaceship can be whatever hue suits you!Puddle in the Rescue Command Post
  64. ^ Did you know that Puddle's face massages can change the shape of your face?Puddle in the Rescue Command Post
  65. ^ If you ever feel like you need a name change, I'm here to help.Puddle in the Rescue Command Post
  66. ^ Haha, THAT is a secret! Being mysterious is a fashion choice. So I don't reveal details just like I don't wear socks with sandals.Puddle in the Rescue Command Post
  67. ^ You two have saved so many lives. I honestly can't thank you enough.Chet in the Rescue Command Post
  68. ^ Let's hope that aren't any more crash victims stuck out there.Chet in the Rescue Command Post
  69. ^ Everyone in my task force does such excellent work, too, that there's not much for me to do. Usually I just end up napping.Chet in the Rescue Command Post
  70. ^ I take care of environmental concerns so the others are free to immerse themselves in their research.Chet in the Rescue Command Post
  71. ^ It may seem like he doesn't work at all, but he's the glue that keeps the team together.Chet's ID in the Tablet
  72. ^ Thanks to you saving Ren, I have access to delicious foods again.Chet in the Rescue Command Post
  73. ^ Heh, I wonder if he could whip up a meal using local wildlife!Chet in the Rescue Command Post
  74. ^ On the Rescue Corps's relay, there was a recording of the ineffable Glow Pikmin.François in the Rescue Command Post
  75. ^ After a certain amount of time passes, a Glow Pikmin will, can you believe it, bloom a flower!François in the Rescue Command Post
  76. ^ Are you an organism created by a biocrafter, like me? That's an organic factory that creates other life.Pitunia in the Rescue Command Post
  77. ^ If we consider these blueprints for new Pikmin, it behaves like a crafter, right?Pitunia in the Rescue Command Post
  78. ^ There's a member of the task force I often discuss science with. You may have met him. The environmental ecologist, Sy.Pitunia in the Rescue Command Post
  79. ^ He entered university at a very young age.Pitunia in the Rescue Command Post
  80. ^ While exploring the different areas here, I got lost in my observations and forgot to check my space suit's battery. The, before I had a chance to act, it went into forced-sleep mode...Sy in the Rescue Command Post
  81. ^ Wouldn't that indicate that the Onion has a will of its own?Sy in the Rescue Command Post
  82. ^ YouTube video showing Kit being rescued as a green leafling and having green hair (at 32:51), published on September 4th, 2023, retrieved on January 15th, 2024
  83. ^ I am so lonely... I want a friend that'll listen to my troubles. I want to meet someone like you. – A spammer in a mail
  84. ^ Do you love BARGAINS? Do you like DESIGNER ITEMS AT CUT-RATE PRICES? Then come save tons of Pokos at... – A spammer in a mail
  85. ^ It slices! It dices! It plays video games! It sends mail! It wraps gifts! It cures snoring! Interested? – A spammer in a mail
  86. ^ Would you like to find the new you? If you're thinking about changing jobs, let Hocotate Whiz do the work for you! – A spammer in a mail
  87. ^ Not just songs; songs of love! Rock out to Pikpik's greatest hits and get sappy! – A spammer in a mail