Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズX?) is the third installment in Nintendo's cross-series 3D fighting game. It is the first game in the series where Pikmin elements have exceeded a couple of trophies, most notably for the inclusion of Olimar as a playable character.
Olimar & Pikmin
Olimar is featured as one of the playable characters in this game, and is on the starting roster (as opposed to being a secret character that needs to be unlocked). Nearly all of his moves involve the Pikmin, making him dependent on them. Even the simple "grab", in which the player holds an opponent, requires Pikmin. Up to six of these can be plucked from the ground, their type randomly determined. The range of Pikmin covers all of those that are found in Pikmin 2 except Bulbmin. The Pikmin are not affected by attacks when they are with Olimar, but if they are away from him they can be killed rather easily. Olimar does not take damage when this happens, and each dead one allows one more to be pulled from the ground.
Olimar's Pikmin are immune to the same elemental hazards as in the Pikmin games. For example, Blue Pikmin will not drown like other Pikmin when Olimar falls in water (they can also swim if thrown in), Yellow Pikmin can survive going through electrical currents, like those created by Pikachu and various enemies in story mode (even though the electrocution noise is still made), and Red Pikmin are immune to fire attacks, like the flames of Bowser or Charizard. White Pikmin, however, are not immune to Wario's down special attack (which is a heavy flatulence) or any other move which might be considered poison-based. Purple Pikmin have more stamina when attacked (sometimes taking several hits before being killed).
Statistically, Olimar holds the spot as the 3rd best character (behind Meta Knight at Ice Climbers) in the game and the best character in the A+ tier. He is placed there because of his fast and powerful attacks, great match-ups, damage racking abilities, and a good camping game. Many of his moves are unpunishable, and with his variety of Pikmin, unpredictable.
Olimar's moves differ in damage, knockback and range depending on the type and number of Pikmin he has following him.
There is a stage based on the Planet of the Pikmin (mostly the Awakening Wood), named the Distant Planet. A Red Bulborb appears on occasion, which can eat players, and some human-made objects are visible, such as an empty drink can. Pellet Posies are seen too, and can produce pellets that, when thrown into Onions, produce items. There is another Bulborb and a Cloaking Burrow-nit in the background, but neither of these two do anything. The music in this stage is taken from several points in the first two games, either directly ripped or remixed. The exceptions are a track consisted entirely of ambience noises, the only one of its kind in the game, and the title theme for Big Brain Academy.
Some parts of the stage are very out of proportion compared to their appearance in the Pikmin series. For example, The Bulborb is way more massive than it is the games. The Onions are also really small and their legs are at a steeper angle than they are in the games.
The Subspace Emissary
List of Pikmin elements
A number of music tracks from Pikmin and Pikmin 2 are included and are played in various levels, stages and cutscenes. Some tracks come straight from the Pikmin games, while others are remixes made for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
In addition, this stage can also play the song Title (Big Brain Academy), which is a remix of the title screen themes of Big Brain Academy and Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree.
Brawl features a number of trophies to collect, some of which are Pikmin-related, the majority being various beasts; each has a description or information about the Pikmin series in general.
Stickers are further collectible items in Brawl; the following are the Pikmin-themed ones:
There is a glitch that can be done with Pikmin & Olimar. The more Olimars there are on the battlefield, the bigger the glitch will be. The "Green Greens" stage is necessary, and each of the Olimars may only have Red, White, or Blue Pikmin. These need to be thrown against the yellow blocks on either side. The Pikmin will continue to circle in mid-air, and large amounts of damage can be dealt by moving an opponent into it. This glitch could result in a crash if too many Pikmin are thrown.