Talk:Pikmin (game)

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Various discussions[edit]

Does anybody know how to make the chart that you can see in Wikipedia's article for Pikmin? Y'know, the thing that shows the rating, release date, genre, etc? That might make the article look more potent. --The Pikmin God 21:04, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

  • got it...but I dont really know how to work it, Just need to add something and do the same for Pikmin 2 Revan 00:36, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Shouldnt we like take the stub thing off i mean the whole article seems pretty decent. Nobody has edited the article in a loooooooong time.And the different endings just killed the whole stub thing.Besides we can just add to it later there's no need for that to be there.--Goolixburp!!!Mandoinsignia.jpg 17:46, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Can we get a picture of the Pikmin Olimar please? Minimariolover10 22:09, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

I can't as I only have Pikmin 2. Just so you know. Someone could always take it off a YouTube video, but that would be low quality. GP 10:37, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Here's a YouTube video of it. Can someone snap a picture of it for other viewers (I already saw what he looks like) Minimariolover10 14:05, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Like I said, it's poor quality. It's at File:Olimar Pikmin.png. Use it if you want. GP 16:33, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Wait, this is one huge spoiler, and even if one should have somehow seen the spoiler notice, your bound to be able to see the image if you scroll down. However, it is at the bottom of the page. Should we ignore the spoiler risk, or remove it?--Prezintenden
I think it's far enough past the spoiler warning to be seen, but people might scroll to the bottom to see if there are any more non-spoiler sections. I could put the image in a collapsed table if you want, so you have to press show to see it. GP 12:28, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Sounds good; and interesting. Please, add it.--Prezintenden
Done. Edit the text if you want. Also, I fixed the whole collapsible tables problem, so Treasure Hoard can be bettered. I'll also collapse the treasures and enemies footers if I can find out how to change the show/hide button colour. GP 20:08, 22 March 2008 (

Do we have a page for the instruction booklet or is that copy righted or something?MRPANTS 12:47, March 14, 2010 (UTC)

I don't know why we'd need an article for it; there's a link to it (which I just fixed) on the article. GP

Clean up[edit]

The article appears to explain the Pikmin's species rather than the actual game. BNK [E|T|C] 05:37, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

I think it's because they're such a large part of the game, but yeah, that shouldn't be there. It should be a much shorter section with main|Pikmin family. GP

You know the Pikmin games have a very wide selection of creatures, from amphibians (Wollywogs) to ameobas (Goolix) to god only knows (Breadbug). --Loafy the Breadbug 08:32, 10 October 2010 (EDT)

"Pikmin" vs. "Pikmin 1"[edit]

I thought we had reached a consensus before, but things seem to have changed, so I'm opening a new discussion. I'd like to change most instances of "Pikmin" (referring to the game) to "Pikmin 1." While it is true that Pikmin 1 is not the actual name of the game, it is easily and instantly recognizable as referring to it, whereas Pikmin is not only the name of the game but also that of the Pikmin creatures themselves, and that usage appears at least once in every article. So to avoid confusion, I'd like to have articles use "Pikmin 1" when referring to the game, as has already been done in the enemy infoboxes. The name of this article can stay as it is. —Jimbo Jambo 18:18, May 20, 2010 (UTC)

Seeing as I have no reasons to oppose, I'll agree. We're already using Pikmin 1 in a number of articles anyway.--Prezintenden
Sounds good. And in titles like category:Pikmin 1 enemies. GP

Does that mean that this article should be changed to Pikmin 1 or should it stay as Pikmin (Game)? White Radish 19:53, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

The name of this article can stay as it is. GP
Wait. Didn't you say it was a good idea to change it? Twinmold.pngSnakeboss14Twinmold.png
No, not the tile of this article, just the name as it appears on other articles. —Jimbo Jambo 00:23, May 27, 2010 (UTC)
By titles like category:Pikmin 1 enemies, I meant titles that aren't this page. This is because this is the only page that has only the game's title in its name: any other page would look silly using "(game)" (think category:Pikmin (game) enemies). GP

Texture-snapshot generation...[edit]

While exploring Pikmin's textures, I noticed that the game creates a screenshot of every frame and treats as a texture. These screenshots have a semi-low resolution, and the HUD and several sprites (like spirits) are missing. I don't know if this is used for the blur effects, but I just thought I'd share this info. {EspyoT} 20:43, 30 October 2010 (EDT)

Interesting. Is it possible it uses that to create the effect of light refraction underwater, or does it do that separately? —Jimbo Jambo 11:16, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
Not sure, but it's safe to say that it's use may be that or something similar. {EspyoT} 19:40, 31 October 2010 (EDT)
I'm guessing it uses it for reflections. Do shiny objects in the game reflect? Vol (Talk)
To be honest, I don't think they do... {EspyoT} 17:25, 1 November 2010 (EDT)

The Pikmin Planet's Real Name[edit]

{TheMagicPikmin}: I just want to clear this up with everybody. The Pikmin Planet is actually Earth. If you dont beleive me look at the facts. 1.Human items laying around 2.From the distance the planet looks like earth. 3.In "Pikmin" while Olimar is in space you can see constellations that are viewed from the Earth.

No, actually, we are not for certain if the Distant Planet is Earth or not, even though there is much debate over this topic. If you are interested in calling the Pikmin Planet Earth, then you may want to visit Pikmin Fanon, a sister Pikmin wiki that does fan games and such. --PikminFanatic23 23:22, 4 April 2012 (EDT)

Comment by Rchristonson on 11th March 2014[edit]

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no - Waddle Sir (talkcontribs)
hi! :D - Darien8910 (talkcontribs)

Comment by RainbowPikmin on 28th July 2014[edit]

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Release day[edit]

Looks like the exact US release day isn't clear. Some places claim the 2nd of December, others claim the 3rd.

Thoughts? — {EspyoT} 16:04, December 28, 2022 (EST)

Well, there's more sources that say the 3rd, so by sheer guessing, that one's more likely the accurate one. Burrhead2 (talk) 17:36, December 28, 2022 (EST)
Thing is, it's more nuanced than that. The user who edited Wikipedia to say the 2nd seems to know what they're doing, if the European release date is anything to go by. Also I didn't research very heavily, but there might be more sources that claim the 2nd. — {EspyoT} 17:12, January 5, 2023 (EST)
Something that may or may not be relevant is that the 2nd was a Sunday and the 3rd was a Monday. — Soprano(talk) 03:35, January 28, 2023 (EST)
I discovered the correct release date is actually December 3rd and it comes from an official source. An archive of "" from October 2001 contains an image (img_area_5.jpg) that originally would have advertised the release date, but unfortunately...the image is broken. Thankfully, the image itself contains alt text that states the release date: "coming december 3, 2001". While not 100% correct all the time, MobyGames and IGN's claims of December 3rd were correct in this instance! Mystery solved! Bovineboy2008 caused a lot of misinformation with that edit lol. The main article now contains a proper reference to the correct release date. King Kerog (talk) 04:53, May 23, 2023 (EDT)
I still can't safely think that that's the real release date. After all, that alt text doesn't even look very definitive (December with a lowercase D?). It could also be their initial projected release date, but then there was a change of plans and the game released on the 2nd. All of that said, at the end of the day, this is absolutely the most official source we have. I also guess it would make little sense for them to plan the 3rd and then launch it one day earlier (one day later due to setbacks sure, but one day sooner is a bit nonsense), and launching a game on a Sunday is a bit of a bad move too. I guess the 3rd is the real release date after all, and now Pikipedia, with the best sources available to it, is documenting it factually. Great job, King! — {EspyoT} 07:06, May 23, 2023 (EDT)
Thanks! And yea, I agree that it's not exactly the best source for the release date, so I went and found another official source that pretty much cements the December 3rd release date. archive from February 2002. Pikmin's release date is written crystal clear, "03-Dec-2001"! I'll add it as a reference too. Doesn't hurt to have multiple references to back up the Dec 3rd date. King Kerog (talk) 22:47, May 23, 2023 (EDT)
Awesome. As far as I'm concerned, that's the official date through and through, then! — {EspyoT} 09:28, June 9, 2023 (EDT)

Canadian French and American Spanish?[edit]

So in the History section, the article says that the game has 3 regional versions, and that the American version is available in Canadian French and American Spanish, along with English. But i'm pretty sure the American version is only available in English. Maybe someone had the Wii version, and since that version is available in Canadian French and American Spanish, they thought that the Gamecube version had the same languages. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kebbo • (talk) • (contribs)

Yeah, I think that was the case. — {EspyoT} 09:28, June 9, 2023 (EDT)