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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U
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Boxart for both versions of the game.
Japanese name 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U?
Rating ESRB rating: E 10+ PEGI rating: 12
Console Wii U, 3DS
Developer Sora Ltd. and Namco Bandai
Publisher Nintendo
Genre Fighting
Players 1 to 8 (depends on the mode)
Release date
Japan September 13th, 2014 (3DS)
December 6th, 2014 (Wii U)
North America October 3rd, 2014 (3DS)
November 21st, 2014 (Wii U)
Europe October 3rd, 2014 (3DS)
November 28th, 2014 (Wii U)
Australia October 4th, 2014 (3DS)
December 6th, 2014 (Wii U)
Related games
Predecessor Super Smash Bros. Brawl


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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for 3DS and Wii U?), also collectively and unofficially referred to as Super Smash Bros. 4, are the 4th games in the Super Smash Bros. series, as both games are essentially the same with some minor differences. Several Pikmin-related elements return from Brawl, such as Olimar being a playable character, and the Distant Planet stage being on the 3DS version of the game. At the same time, many new elements from the Pikmin series also make a debut.

Pikmin & Olimar[edit]

Official artwork of Olimar from the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U website.
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Captain Olimar returns as a veteran fighter, retaining much of the moveset and characteristics he had in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, despite being lighter in this installment. Most of his attacks involve using his Pikmin, which are killable, and if none are nearby, those same attacks will fail. Different Pikmin have different properties. The major difference between this game and Brawl is that here, Olimar may only have 3 Pikmin with him at a time, and they are plucked in order.

Olimar's moves[edit]

Olimar keeps many of his standard moves from the previous game. Like every veteran, many moves have gone through a slight adjustment.

Neutral special[edit]

Pikmin Pluck: Olimar plucks a Pikmin. However, as stated, he can only keep three Pikmin, and to make the Pikmin use more strategy-based, the Pikmin come in a set order (Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Purple, repeat). The Pikmin that is next in line to be thrown has a pointer above its head. In the 3DS version, all Pikmin stay in their leaf stage and cannot develop buds or flowers.

Side special[edit]

Pikmin Throw: He throws Pikmin, which will latch on and attack, excluding Purple Pikmin, which will just knock the victim back. In general, Pikmin are thrown further than they were in Brawl. In the Wii U version, Pikmin may also carry small items back if thrown at one, such as Pitfalls and Capsules.

Up special[edit]

Winged Pikmin: Two Winged Pikmin appear and lift Olimar and his Pikmin up. Opposite to his recovery move in Brawl, Pikmin Chain, the more Pikmin he currently has, the worse his recovery is.

Olimar's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Down special[edit]

Pikmin Order: Just like in Brawl, all wayward Pikmin are whistled back. There are far fewer super armor frames than there were in Brawl.

Final Smash[edit]

Olimar maintains the same Final Smash, End of Day, from his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, the ship now plummets downward to the stage instead of falling upright. It has a larger blast radius as well. Finally, the player can also adjust where Olimar lands.

Olimar and Alph as seen on Pic of the Day.

Pikmin[edit]

Each Pikmin type has some special properties that, for the most part, reflect the Pikmin in the main series. Olimar can use the Pikmin has a melee weapon, as is the case with most of his standard attacks, to grab, pummel, and throw enemies, or he can throw the Pikmin so that they latch on and strike repeatedly.

  • Red Pikmin: All damage caused with Red Pikmin is slightly higher than normal. They also have a fire effect to them, which can instantly thaw frozen opponents, and are also completely impervious to any attack that has fire properties.
  • Yellow Pikmin: All damage caused also has an electrical damage effect, and when thrown, they are thrown in a higher arc. They are completely immune to attacks with electrical properties.
  • Blue Pikmin: These Pikmin will not be killed if they go in water. To compensate for having no combat-related advantages, they throw opponents farther than other Pikmin when used with a grab command.
  • White Pikmin: Pummel and latch damage caused create clouds of purple gas, which are only aesthetic and reflect White Pikmin's poison abilities, but cause a lot of damage. They are also quicker than other Pikmin, and when thrown, go quite far, which is an attribute not seen in the canon games.
  • Purple Pikmin: When thrown, they do not go very far and do not latch on to enemies, but instead knock them back. This could be a reference to how a Purple Pikmin's "main" form of attack is to land on enemies with a thud, and only then attacking. Although they cause good damage and knockback, they are the slowest of all Pikmin types.

Alph[edit]

Alph was first leaked by a leaker a week prior to the 3DS version's release in Japan. At the time, it was not known if Alph was a new character or an alternate costume.

A few days later, on September 11th, 2014, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Alph was an alternate costume for Olimar.[1][2] He functions exactly the same as Olimar, even when it comes to the stage introduction and Final Smash. He, like Olimar, is unable to use Rock Pikmin. Alph's model is slightly scaled-up, making him slightly larger than he was in Pikmin 3 in order to match Olimar's proportions, so that the two costume choices wouldn't impact gameplay.

Alternate costumes[edit]

Olimar's alternate costumes, including Alph.

Olimar retains his red spacesuit from Brawl. His green color has gone through changes, as well has his white one. Alph has pink and green suits based off of Charlie and Brittany, respectively. He also has a red suit that resembles Olimar's.

Customizations[edit]

Like the other characters in the game, Olimar comes with 2 alternate moves for each of his special attacks, as well as exclusive equipment. For the latter, he can exclusively equip "Pikmin" (attack) and "Space Suit" (defense) equipment, and can also equip "Boots", which boosts speed.

Misc.[edit]

Alph and Olimar's aliases in the Boxing Ring.

In the Boxing Ring stage, Olimar's alias is "Veteran Astronaut", and Alph's is "Astronaut in Training" in the US version, and "Novice Explorer, Engineering Pro" in the European version.

Palutena's Guidances are conversations Pit and Palutena can have on the Palutena's Temple stage. These conversations give details about a fighter Pit is facing. The Guidance Conversation regarding Captain Olimar or Alph features Pit, Palutena, and Viridi. It is written below:

Pit: "Oh, it's that explorer guy."
Palutena: "Did you know that Pikmin are named after Pikpik carrots, a vegetable native to Hocotate?"
Pit: "Huh. Guess you learn something new every day."
Viridi: "Enough with the pointless fun facts. Let's talk fighting strategy. Here's what I know about these Pikmin. Red Pikmin are strong! Yellow Pikmin fly high! Blue Pikmin have the mightiest throw! White Pikmin are fastest! Purple Pikmin are heavy and the most powerful! Be sure you remember all this, Pit."
Pit: "Uh, right."
Palutena: "There are also Winged Pikmin that don't attack you. Numerous Pikmin will weigh down the Winged Pikmin. And that's when you should attack!"
Palutena's Guidance conversation regarding Olimar.

Stages[edit]

Garden of Hope[edit]

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A stage based on the eponymous Garden of Hope is available from the start in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. For the most part, the layout is identical to that of the Pikmin 3 area, with some changes to make it more akin to a Super Smash Bros. battle arena. One of the key hazards in the area is the Peckish Aristocrab. It scuttles around, knocking down the fragmented teacup and climbing sticks, and knocking back fighters who touch it. Wild Pikmin can fix the damage caused by the crab. Fighters can destroy the teacup, the climbing stick and the bridge. Two elevator platforms also exist.

Distant Planet[edit]

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The Distant Planet stage is present as a Brawl stage in the 3DS version. As a whole, not much has changed from Brawl, aside from some minor changes in the background. Just like in Brawl, the stage seems based off of The Forest of Hope and the Awakening Wood.

The Omega form of this stage takes away all the vegetation and leaves a simple dirt platform to fight on. This form also provides a better view of the background.

Hocotate Bomb[edit]

The Hocotate Bomb item, with Olimar and Sonic looking at it.
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The Hocotate Bomb is a new item in both versions of the game. It looks like the Hocotate ship, and when triggered, it flies up in the air, then crashes back down much like the Warp Star item. However, it should be noted that the bomb will crash down abruptly, giving no indication of when it will drop. The explosion it causes is quite big, and could result in a KO if it hits an opponent. The Hocotate ship is still used for Olimar's Final Smash, End of Day.

Smash Run[edit]

The Red Bulborb on a floating platform in Smash Run.
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Two enemies from the Pikmin series appear in the 3DS-exclusive mode, Smash Run.

Red Bulborb[edit]

The Red Bulborb appears as an enemy in Smash Run. It is a strong enemy that attacks by charging and biting. It seems to be based off of its Pikmin 2 design, having purple eyes instead of blue, and smoother skin. The Bulborb's attacks have strong knockback and cause considerable damage, making them a formidable foe; arguably one of the hardest. It has a simple charging attack, a biting attack, and even a backwards jumping attack to attack players behind it. It is a semi-rare enemy to find.

Iridescent Glint Beetle[edit]

The Iridescent Glint Beetle in Smash Run.

The Iridescent Glint Beetle is one of the rarest enemies in Smash Run, only appearing in small caves that are normally out of the way. It will only reveal itself after the player walks over its hiding place. Once it pops out, hitting it will cause it to release golden coin bags.

Smash Tour[edit]

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In the Wii U-exclusive mode Smash Tour, the Yellow Wollywog and Plasm Wraith appear as usable trophies. The Yellow Wollywog trophy nullifies any trap that the user steps on on the board, and the Plasm Wraith trophy will heal the player if they block attacks using a shield, in-battle. An Iridescent Glint Beetle will also occasionally appear on the board, and will drop extra fighters if a player bumps into it. Usually, two of these appear at once.

Trophies[edit]

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Trophies are a key part of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, and there are quite a few Pikmin trophies.

3DS version[edit]

A good amount of trophies from the Pikmin franchise are present in the 3DS version, but not nearly as many as the number of trophies in Brawl. They are listed below.

Olimar
Olimar3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
A veteran spaceship pilot for Hocotate Freight, Captain Olimar partners with Pikmin in Smash Bros. to help him in battle. Olimar is much stronger when he's got Pikmin with him, so keep them plucked and good to go. Pikmin abilities are based on their color—learn what each is best at!
European version EU description:
Captain Olimar, veteran Hocotate Freight astronaut, joins forces with Pikmin again in this game to take on the world. Olimar isn't much of an attacker without Pikmin by his side, so you should always keep some ready. Pikmin have different abilities depending on their colour, so learn how they work to use them effectively!
How to obtain: Complete Classic mode with Olimar or Alph. Type: Fighter
Olimar (Alt.)
Olimar3DSTrophy2.png US version US description:
Pikmin aren't just good for attacking, you know. For example, when you throw them, they can pick up items on their way back. Only items that aren't very heavy, though! Also, if there's someone charging or shooting at you, a well-timed Pikmin throw can stop them in their tracks!
European version EU description:
Pikmin aren't just good for attacking, you know. For example, when you throw them, they can pick up items on their way back. Only items that aren't very heavy, but still! Also, if there's someone charging or shooting at you, a well-timed Pikmin throw can stop them. Just don't forget to replace your Pikmin when they're gone!
How to obtain: Complete All-Star mode with Olimar or Alph. Type: Fighter
Alph
Alph3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
Alph is a young explorer who crashed on the planet PNF-404. As the engineer of the S.S. Drake, he feels responsible for finding the missing crew and the ship after the crash. Waking up in a pond, Alph quickly encounters a tiny creature—it's a Pikmin!
European version EU description:
A member of the crew that crash-landed on PNF-404. This young engineer is separated from the rest of his team during landing, but as an engineer, he's just as worried about their ship, the SS Drake. While looking for his crewmates and ship, Alph encounters some strange yet helpful little creatures...
How to obtain: Buy it from the store after getting the Olimar trophy. Type: Fighter
Red Pikmin
RedPik3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
This Pikmin has a red body and a long, pointy nose. It was the first type of Pikmin Olimar ever met. In Smash Bros., they have the second highest attack power among the Pikmin. Like their fiery color suggests, they can attack with flames and withstand them.
European version EU description:
Telling Red Pikmin apart from the other Pikmin is easy: these ones have long, pointy noises. Also, they're red. They're the very first kind of Pikmin Olimar finds on their planet, and their high attack power makes them very useful. In this game, they can deal powerful attacks, and they're very resistant to fire damage.
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
Blue Pikmin
BluePik3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
This blue Pikmin walks around with its mouth ajar. At home in the water, they're very helpful when objects are submerged and need retrieving. In Smash Bros., blue Pikmin have defense second only to purple Pikmin. They are also able to do more damage when thrown, so don't be shy about hurling them at foes.
European version EU description:
The things that make blue Pikmin different from all the other Pikmin are that they have mouths and that they're pretty good swimmers. They're slightly hardier than most other Pikmin, and they do more damage when you throw them. So, as soon as you get one of these, make sure to throw it right at someone straight away!
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
Yellow Pikmin
YellowPik3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
This yellow Pikmin is sporting some pointy things on its head. Maybe those are ears? Hmm... Anyway, yellow Pikmin are immune to electricity and are the lightest Pikmin in the Pikmin series. In Smash Bros., a thrown yellow Pikmin will fly through the air in a nice curve, zapping anyone it comes in contact with.
European version EU description:
Yellow Pikmin have big, sharp ears and conduct electricity very well. These two facts are most likely unrelated. Olimar's side special can throw this Pikmin high into the air and cause electrical damage to all fighters who stray too close!
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
White Pikmin
WhitePik3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
These tiny, white Pikmin have bright-red eyes. They are the fastest of the Pikmin, perfect for finding and retrieving hidden treasure. In Smash Bros., you can use them to poison your enemies. Since they can fly the farthest of any Pikmin when thrown, use them to poison enemies from afar.
European version EU description:
These small, fast-footed Pikmin are white with red eyes. That ominous look they have might give you the chills, and you'd be right to be scared – the little blighters are poisonous! In this game, they'll hang on to any enemy you throw them at and generously share their venom with them.
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
Purple Pikmin
PurplePik3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
These purple Pikmin are the strongest, but they're also slower and heavier. In Pikmin, they can be thrown at animals to stun them! In Smash Bros., they're great for attacking and launching, but they've got a pretty short reach. Get close to your foe to make these little ones truly effective!
European version EU description:
These purple Pikmin are much stronger than their colourful counterparts, but they're also slower and heavier. In Pikmin, they can be thrown at animals to stun them! In this game, they're good at both attacking and launching, but since they haven't got good reach, you'll need to get up close and personal with your foes first!
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
Rock Pikmin
RockPik3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
These Pikmin are made of solid rock, so they can stand up to a lot of attacks and won't get hurt when they get stepped on. They specialize in body blows, dealing a lot of damage when thrown, and they can also break right through glass and crystal. They can't latch on to other creatures, though. But that's OK—nobody's perfect!
European version EU description:
These Pikmin are made of solid rock, so they can stand up to a lot of attacks and don't get hurt when they get stepped on. They specialise in body blows, dealing a lot of damage when thrown, and they can also break right through glass and crystal. They can't latch on to other creatures, though. But that's OK – nobody's perfect!
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
Winged Pikmin
WingedPik3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
These pink Pikmin have big, blue eyes and nice wings to help them fly. In Smash Bros., they show up to carry Olimar and friends through the air. However, how high and far they can fly is affected by how many friends they have to carry. More Pikmin will weigh them down.
European version EU description:
This particular type of Pikmin has a pink body, blue eyes and...wings? Yep, they can fly, and in this game, they can even give Olimar a lift. The only thing is they'll get tired very easily, especially if they're carrying lots of other Pikmin at the same time. Go easy on them, OK?
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter
Hocotate Bomb
HocotateShip3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
With the outward appearance of a Hocotate Freight ship, this is actually a bomb in disguise! Arm it by throwing it on the ground, and give it a nudge if you're impatient. It'll fly up into the sky, returning a short time later and exploding. Force your foes into the landing zone!
European version EU description:
The flagship of Hocotate Freight has been reinvented as...a bomb! To arm it, throw it, then wait. Or give it a nudge – up to you. It'll shoot up in the air, then after a bit, fall back down to its starting point and go off. Try to remember where it was set off – you really don't want to get caught in the blast.
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Item
Iridescent Glint Beetle
GlintBeetle3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
Hope you're not scared of bugs... In Pikmin, these guys drop nectar, but in Smash Run they drop coins instead. They hide, waiting for fighters to get too close...then strike! They're tough to catch, but your reward for success is coins, coins, coins. They'll slink away to sulk after being properly robbed.
European version EU description:
Hope you're not scared of insects... These guys can drop nectar in Pikmin, but in this game, they carry coins instead. They'll leap out of the ground when a fighter gets close, and scurry around madly. They're hard to hit, but you'll just have to keep at it if you want these coins! Once they've dropped all their spoils, they'll go underground and sulk. Aw.
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Enemy
Bulborb
Bulborb3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
These creatures from the Pikmin series have snail-like protruding eyes, huge mouths, and really bad tempers. They're known for snapping at fighters and trying to trample them underfoot. If you see one in a group of enemies, you should try to take it out fast—it'll shoot off and bounce around, hitting other enemies as it goes!
European version EU description:
These creatures from the Pikmin series have snail-like protruding eyes, huge mouths and really bad tempers. They're known for snapping at fighters and trying to trample them underfoot. If you see one in a group of enemies, you should try to take it out first – it'll shoot off and bounce around, hitting other enemies as it goes!
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Enemy
Pellets
Pellet3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
A crystallized nectar that contains the essence of the Pikmin's home world, these pellets are most often harvested from the plant life of the planet. Each pellet displays a number on its surface, and this number may increase over time. The Onion generates more Pikmin with bigger numbers.
European version EU description:
The crystallised essence of the Pikmin's home planet. You'll need these things if you want more Pikmin, so harvest them by attacking the Pellet Posy they come from. By the way, keep an eye on the number on the front – it goes up little by little, and the higher it goes, the more items you'll get when you lob the pellet at an Onion!
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related
Louie
Louie3DSTrophy.png US version US description:
Louie worked for Hocotate Freight in Pikmin 2. His appetite has gone into overdrive in Pikmin 3. Rescued from a swarm of Scornets by Alph and crew, Louie thanked them the next day by stealing all of the food they'd collected. Maybe he should work on his manners more than getting a meal...
European version EU description:
Louie was one of the main characters from Hocotate in Pikmin 2. In Pikmin 3, he's got a super appetite, to say the least. Alph and crew saved him from a swarm of Scornets, only for him to run off with all their food the very next day! It seems like someone should think a little less about food, and a little more about apologising.
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related

Wii U version[edit]

Since the Wii U version featured many more trophies from console games, there are many more Pikmin trophies in this version.

Olimar
OlimarTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
A veteran spaceship pilot for Hocotate Freight, Captain Olimar partners with Pikmin in Smash Bros. to help him in battle. Olimar is much stronger when he's got Pikmin with him, so keep them plucked and good to go. Pikmin abilities are based on their color—learn what each is best at!
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
Captain Olimar, veteran Hocotate Freight astronaut, joins forces with Pikmin again in this game to take on the world. Olimar isn't much of an attacker without Pikmin by his side, so you should always keep some ready. Pikmin have different abilities depending on their colour, so learn how they work to use them effectively!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Complete Classic mode with Olimar or Alph. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer
Olimar (Alt.)
OlimarAltTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
Pikmin aren't just good for attacking, you know. For example, when you throw them, they can pick up items on their way back. Only items that aren't very heavy, though! Also, if there's someone charging or shooting at you, a well-timed Pikmin throw can stop them in their tracks!
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
Pikmin aren't just good for attacking, you know. For example, try throwing them at boxes. They'll grab them and drag them in for you, hitting enemies along the way. Also, if there's someone charging or shooting at you, a well-timed Pikmin-throw can stop them. Just don't forget to replace your Pikmin when they're gone!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Buy it from the store after getting the Olimar trophy. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer
End of Day
EndofDayTrophySSBU.jpeg US version US description:
On the planet Olimar is investigating, the native creatures become extra violent at night, forcing him to retreat to orbit every evening. His Final Smash works the same way: night falls and Olimar takes to the sky, leaving his foes to the mercy of the wildlife below. Olimar returns when dawn breaks and you can adjust his less-than-safe landing!
European version EU description:
On the planet of the Pikmin, the native creatures get quite violent come nightfall, so Olimar retreats to orbit every evening. That's how his Final Smash works, too: Olimar takes off in his trusty Dolphin[sic], then in come the beasties to take care of the other fighters. When Olimar returns, make sure he touches down, er...safely!
How to obtain: Complete All-Star mode with Olimar or Alph. Type: Final Smash Trophy Box: 92. Final Smashes 3
Alph
AlphTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
Alph is a young explorer who crashed on the planet PNF-404. As the engineer of the S.S. Drake, he feels responsible for finding the missing crew and the ship after the crash. Waking up in a pond, Alph quickly encounters a tiny creature—it's a Pikmin!
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
A member of the crew that crash-landed on PNF-404. This young engineer is separated from the rest of his team during landing, but as an engineer, he's just as worried about their ship, the SS Drake. While looking for his crewmates and ship, Alph encounters some strange yet helpful little creatures...
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Buy it from the store after getting the Olimar trophy. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer
Red Pikmin
RedPikminTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
This Pikmin has a red body and a long, pointy nose. It was the first type of Pikmin Olimar ever met. In Smash Bros., they have the second highest attack power among the Pikmin. Like their fiery color suggests, they can attack with flames and withstand them.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
Telling Red Pikmin apart from the other Pikmin is easy: these ones have long, pointy noses. Also, they're red. They're the very first kind of Pikmin Olimar finds on their planet, and their high attack power makes them very useful. In this game, they can deal powerful attacks, and they're very resistant to fire damage.
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin
Blue Pikmin
Blue Pikmin SSBU Trophy.png US version US description:
This blue Pikmin walks around with its mouth ajar. At home in the water, they're very helpful when objects are submerged and need retrieving. In Smash Bros., blue Pikmin have defense second only to purple Pikmin. They are also able to do more damage when thrown, so don't be shy about hurling them at foes.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
The things that make blue Pikmin different from all the other Pikmin are that they have mouths and that they're pretty good swimmers. They're slightly hardier than most other Pikmin, and they do more damage when you throw them. So, as soon as you get one of these, make sure to throw it right at someone straight away!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin
Yellow Pikmin
YellowPikminTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
This yellow Pikmin is sporting some pointy things on its head. Maybe those are ears? Hmm... Anyway, yellow Pikmin are immune to electricity and are the lightest Pikmin in the Pikmin series. In Smash Bros., a thrown yellow Pikmin will fly through the air in a nice curve, zapping anyone it comes in contact with.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
Yellow Pikmin have big, sharp ears and conduct electricity very well. These two facts are most likely unrelated. Olimar's side special can throw this Pikmin high into the air and cause electrical damage to all fighters who stray too close!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin
White Pikmin
WhitePikminTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
These tiny, white Pikmin have bright-red eyes. They are the fastest of the Pikmin, perfect for finding and retrieving hidden treasure. In Smash Bros., you can use them to poison your enemies. Since they can fly the farthest of any Pikmin when thrown, use them to poison enemies from afar.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
These small, fast-footed Pikmin are white with red eyes. That ominous look they have might give you the chills, and you'd be right to be scared – the little blighters are poisonous! In this game, they'll hang on to any enemy you throw them at and generously share their venom with them.
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin
Purple Pikmin
PurplePikminTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
These purple Pikmin are the strongest, but they're also slower and heavier. In Pikmin, they can be thrown at animals to stun them! In Smash Bros., they're great for attacking and launching, but they've got a pretty short reach. Get close to your foe to make these little ones truly effective!
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
These purple Pikmin are much stronger than their colorful counterparts, but they're also slower and heavier. In Pikmin, they can be thrown at animals to stun them! In this game, they're good at both attacking and launching, but since they haven't got good reach, you'll need to get up close and personal with your foes first!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin
Rock Pikmin
RockPikminSSBUTrophy.png US version US description:
These Pikmin are made of solid rock, so they can stand up to a lot of attacks and won't get hurt when they get stepped on. They specialize in body blows, dealing a lot of damage when thrown, and they can also break right through glass and crystal. They can't latch on to other creatures, though. But that's OK—nobody's perfect!
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
These Pikmin are made of solid rock, so they can stand up to a lot of attacks and don't get hurt when they get stepped on. They specialise in body blows, dealing a lot of damage when thrown, and they can also break right through glass and crystal. They can't latch on to other creatures, though. But that's OK – nobody's perfect!
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin
Winged Pikmin
WingedPikminTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
These pink Pikmin have big, blue eyes and nice wings to help them fly. In Smash Bros., they show up to carry Olimar and friends through the air. However, how high and far they can fly is affected by how many friends they have to carry. More Pikmin will weigh them down.
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
This particular type of Pikmin has a pink body, blue eyes and...wings? Yep, they can fly, and in this game, they can even give Olimar a lift. The only thing is they'll get tired very easily, especially if they're carrying lots of other Pikmin at the same time. Go easy on them, OK?
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Fighter Trophy Box: 60. Pikmin
Hocotate Bomb
HocotateShipTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
With the outward appearance of a Hocotate Freight ship, this is actually a bomb in disguise! Arm it by throwing it on the ground, and give it a nudge if you're impatient. It'll fly up into the sky, returning a short time later and exploding. Force your foes into the landing zone!
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
The flagship of Hocotate Freight has been reinvented as...a bomb! To arm it, throw it, then wait. Or give it a nudge – up to you. It'll shoot up in the air, then after a bit, fall back down to its starting point and go off. Try to remember where it was set off – you really don't want to get caught in the blast.
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Item Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer
Iridescent Glint Beetle
IridescentGlintBeetleTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
A golden creature from Pikmin 2. They don't pop up very often at all, but when they do, they scuttle around speedily. When you flip them over, they drop nectar and rare treasures. In Smash Bros., they appear in Smash Tour, where you can bump into them to make them drop extra fighters!
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
A golden creature from Pikmin 2. They don't pop up very often at all, but when they do, they scuttle around speedily. When you flip them, they drop nectar and rare treasures. In this game, they appear in Smash Tour – bump into them to make them drop extra fighters you can take for your own.
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Enemy Trophy Box: None
Bulborb
BulborbTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
These creatures from the Pikmin series have snaillike protruding eyes, huge mouths, and really bad tempers. Despite their cute appearance, they'll happily gobble up Pikmin! In Smash Bros., they appear on the Garden of Hope stage, wandering around or chasing the poor Pikmin. Thankfully, they don't seem interested in the fighters duking it out.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
With their spotted backs and big round eyes, Bulborbs are almost cute. But don't be fooled! They have a voracious appetite, and will gladly eat as many Pikmin as they can get their tongues on. In this game, you might spot one in the Garden of Hope stage, getting in the Pikmin's way. Luckily, the Bulborbs won't bother you. Phew!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Stage Trophy Box: 61. Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures
Charlie
CharlieTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
Charlie is the leader of a group that crash-lands on PNF-404. After he comes to, Charlie takes a look at his snowy-white surroundings and then tries to contact the rest of his crew, Alph and Brittany, with his KopPad. Getting no response, he starts walking and spots some small creatures. Hurrah! Some yellow Pikmin!
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
Charlie is the leader of the group that crash-lands on PNF-404. After the crash, he wakes up alone in snowy surroundings, and then uses his KopPad to try to make contact with the rest of his crew. When he gets no response, he decides to start walking and spots some small creatures. Hurray! It's some helpful yellow Pikmin!
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Stage Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer
S.S. Drake (US version) / SS Drake (European version)
SSDrakeTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
While its name might remind you of the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake, this ship is actually named after Alph's grandfather. After the S.S. Drake crash-lands, Alph finds his way back to it and soon gets it working. However, the crew must locate the cosmic-drive key before the vessel can return to Koppai.
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
The name may remind you of the navigator Sir Francis Drake, one of the first men to circumnavigate the globe, but this ship is actually named after Alph's grandfather. It initially crash-lands, but Alph finds his way back to it and gets it up and running. But it can't fly back to Koppai until he and his companions find the cosmic drive key...
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Stage Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer
Brittany
BrittanyTrophySSB4.png US version US description:
Brittany is part of the crew that crash-lands on PNF-404. She calls for help using her KopPad, and when Alph finally reaches her, he's got a bunch of Pikmin with him. Brittany doesn't let her deep fascination with these creatures distract her from giving Alph orders.
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
Brittany is part of the crew that crash-lands on PNF-404. She calls for help using her KopPad, and when Alph finally reaches her, he's got a bunch of Pikmin with him. The biologist in her is deeply fascinated with these creatures, but unfortunately for Alph, that fascination isn't enough to keep her from bossing him around.
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Stage Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer
Peckish Aristocrab
PeckishAristocrabTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
This crab-like life form from Pikmin 3 traps Pikmin in its bubbles. When it appears in the Garden of Hope stage, it creates a path of destruction from one end of the stage to the other, but if the central bridge isn't there, it'll just fall right down. You can tell where it'll appear from by the telltale appearance of bubbles, so watch out!
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
This crab-like life form from Pikmin 3 traps Pikmin in its bubbles. When it appears in the Garden of Hope stage, it creates a path of destruction from one end of the stage to the other, but if the central bridge isn't there, it'll just fall right down. You can tell where it'll appear from by the telltale appearance of bubbles, so watch out!
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Stage Trophy Box: 61. Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures
Pellets
PelletsTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
A crystallized nectar that contains the essence of the Pikmin's home world, these pellets are most often harvested from the plant life of the planet. Each pellet displays a number on its surface, and this number may increase over time. The Onion generates more Pikmin with bigger numbers.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
The crystallised essence of the Pikmin's home planet. You'll need these things if you want more Pikmin, so harvest them by attacking the Pellet Posy they come from. By the way, keep an eye on the number on the front – it goes up little by little, and the higher it goes, the more items you'll get when you lob the pellet at an Onion!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: None
Yellow Wollywog (US version) / Yellow Wollyhop (European version)
YellowWollywogTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
A frog-like creature from the Pikmin series with a strangely egg-shaped body. Though its legs are short and stubby, it is nevertheless capable of gigantic leaps, which prove deadly to any unfortunate Pikmin that happen to be nearby when it lands. Despite typically being found near water, it's not much of a swimmer.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
A frog-like creature from the Pikmin series with a strangely egg-shaped body. Though its legs are short and stubby, it is nevertheless capable of gigantic leaps, which prove deadly to any unfortunate Pikmin that happen to be nearby when it lands. Despite typically being found near water, it's not much of a swimmer.
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: 61. Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures
Iridescent Flint Beetle
IridescentFlintBeetleTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
These guys appear in the Pikmin series, dropping rare items and fleeing nearby Pikmin. Purple Pikmin can flip them over, making the whole "getting rare items" process a lot easier. According to Louie, cooking one of these guys yields a meal with a distinct and delicious flavor.
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
These rare bugs from the Pikmin series have a unique and delicious flavour. (That's what Louie says, anyway.) They also hold on to some valuable items, which might explain why they run away as soon as you find them. To make things easier, throw a Purple Pikmin at one to flip it onto its back, then send the rest of your squad to attack.
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: 61. Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures
Swooping Snitchbug
SwoopingSnitchbugTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
A strange flying insectoid creature from the Pikmin series. Much like a fly rubbing its legs together, the Swooping Snitchbug has a habit of rubbing its hands. When it swoops down and snatches Pikmin from the ground, it doesn't eat them. Instead, it discards them after a few seconds. Why? Who knows?! Who cares?! They're free!
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
European version EU description:
A strange flying insectoid creature from the Pikmin series. Much like a fly rubbing its legs together, the Swooping Snitchbug has a habit of rubbing its hands. When it swoops down and snatches Pikmin from the ground, it doesn't eat them. Instead, it just throws them back to the ground after a few seconds. Why? Who knows?!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: 61. Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures
Burrowing Snagret
BurrowingSnagretTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
A foot-long bird doesn't sound all that large, but when you're the size of a Pikmin, a foot is massive! This member of the avian[sic] family will emerge from underground, hunting for Pikmin, its favorite snack. Act fast—or this bird of prey will prey on your poor Pikmin!
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (12/2001)
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
A strange creature that looks like it's part bird and part snake. At 35cm in length, it's fairly small by our standards, but for the Pikmin, it's a towering monster! Another thing that makes it monstrous is that it sees Pikmin as a nutritious meal. If you're not careful, it'll pop out of the ground and gobble them up before you know it!
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin (06/2002)
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: 61. Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures
Louie
LouieTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
Louie worked for Hocotate Freight in Pikmin 2. His appetite has gone into overdrive in Pikmin 3. Rescued from a swarm of Scornets by Alph and crew, Louie thanked them the next day by stealing all of the food they'd collected. Maybe he should work on his manners more than getting a meal...
Appears in:
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
Louie was one of the main characters from Hocotate in Pikmin 2. In Pikmin 3, he's got a super appetite, to say the least. Alph and crew saved him from a swarm of Scornets, only for him to run off with all their food the very next day! It seems like someone should think a little less about food, and a little more about apologising.
Related Games
GameCube icon.png Pikmin 2 (10/2004)
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: 62. Space Explorer
Quaggled Mireclops
QuaggledMireclopsTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
A gigantic creature that appears in Pikmin 3. It's so large that it has often been mistaken for a forest. It's pretty docile until its crystal head is attacked, at which point it goes on a rampage! It'll lose its balance if the hooves are attacked. Be careful though—it likes to slurp up Pikmin with its tongue.
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
Making its debut in Pikmin 3, this creature is so large that it's almost like a walking forest. It's pretty docile until its crystal head is attacked, at which point it goes on a rampage! Damaging its hooves can throw it off-balance, leaving it open to attack. Just remember to stay well away from its Pikmin-slurping tongue!
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: 61. Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures
Plasm Wraith
PlasmWraithTrophySSBU.png US version US description:
A mysterious life-form in the Formidable Oak, the final area of Pikmin 3. Formed from a gelatinous substance, it normally can't be damaged at all...but with Olimar newly rescued, maybe he holds the key. When it takes humanoid form, it unleashes some terrifying attacks! You'll need all your skills to take it down and finish the game!
Appears in:
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (08/2013)
European version EU description:
A mysterious life form in the Formidable Oak, the final area of Pikmin 3. Formed from a gelatinous substance, it normally can't be damaged at all...but maybe the newly rescued Olimar holds the key. When it takes humanoid form, it unleashes some terrifying attacks. You'll need all your skills to take it down and finish the game!
Related Games
Wii U icon.png Pikmin 3 (07/2013)
How to obtain: Random appearance. Type: Series Related Trophy Box: 61. Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures

Trophy Boxes[edit]

There are 3 Trophy Boxes for the Pikmin series. One is "Space Explorers", which holds all main characters from the Pikmin series, and their spaceships. It also holds the Hocotate Bomb, although it technically isn't a ship. Another is "Pikmin", which showcases the known species of Pikmin. The last is "Distant Planet & Indigenous Creatures" (US) / "Pikmin Enemies" (Europe), which holds all enemy trophies, excluding the Iridescent Glint Beetle. The End of Day trophy is in the Trophy Box titled "Final Smashes 3". The Iridescent Glint Beetle and the pellets do not have a trophy box.

Music[edit]

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There are a variety of Pikmin-related soundtracks that play on the Distant Planet and the Garden of Hope stages. The tracks are as follows:

Name 3DS Wii U Origin Availability Link Description
Main Theme (Pikmin) Yes Yes Original Starter YouTube icon.png The theme that plays on the title screen in Pikmin.
Forest of Hope No Yes Original Unlockable YouTube icon.png The theme that plays on The Forest of Hope. Plays the standard version first, and then the combat variant.
Stage Clear / Title (Pikmin) No Yes Remix created for Brawl Starter YouTube icon.png A remix with the sunset fanfare and the title screen in Pikmin.
Environmental Noises No Yes N/A Starter YouTube icon.png Generic wild-life noises, based on the background wildlife sounds heard in Pikmin 2s overworld areas.
World Map (Pikmin 2) No Yes Remix created for Brawl Starter YouTube icon.png A remix of the theme that plays on the area selection menu in Pikmin and Pikmin 2.
Stage Select (Pikmin 2) Yes Yes Remix created for Smash 4 Starter YouTube icon.png A remix of the theme that plays on the area selection menu in Pikmin 2.
Garden of Hope No Yes Original Starter YouTube icon.png The theme that plays on the Garden of Hope.
Mission Mode (Pikmin 3) No Yes Remix created for Smash 4 Unlockable YouTube icon.png A remix of the theme that plays in most Mission Mode stages.

Olimar amiibo[edit]

Like all other Smash fighters in this installment, Olimar has an amiibo of himself as a fighter. The amiibo has Olimar and one Pikmin of each of the three primary types, and in this game, it serves as a figure player, like all other fighter amiibo. However, Olimar's amiibo can be used in a few other games as well to unlock certain content. For instance, in Mario Kart 8, using the amiibo unlocks a spacesuit outfit styled like Captain Olimar's.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Oddly, the Mission Mode remix theme has "(Pikmin 3)" in the title, in order to disambiguate the game the song belongs to. This is pointless, however, as only Pikmin 3 has a Mission Mode – the previous games have a mode called Challenge Mode.
  • The trophy descriptions have a small number of errors in them. A list of such mistakes can be found here.
  • Unlike most characters, Olimar's animations are slightly different between Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The light on Olimar's head obeys its own bobbing physics in the Wii U version, while it remains fully static in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

References[edit]

  1. Pic of the day. The hero from Pikmin 3, Alph joins the battle!! He has pretty much the same set skills as Olimar since he's basically just his variation. He can't use Rock Pikmin either.
    – Masahiro Sakurai, Pic of the Day post on Wayback Machine, published on September 11th, 2014
  2. They are different characters, so they each get their own title treatment on the character-selection screen. See? It says Alph.
    – Masahiro Sakurai, Pic of the Day post replies on Wayback Machine, published on September 11th, 2014

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