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UV Lamp

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UV Lamp Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
Artwork of the UV Lamp.
This ship part is not required for the S.S. Dolphin to escape the planet.
Weight 10
Max. carriers 25 Pikmin
Location The Distant Spring

The UV Lamp (UVランプ?, lit.: "UV Lamp") is a ship part in Pikmin. Captain Olimar says that the UV Lamp is so bright that he has to wear a sun visor just to look at it. It's great for tanning, but it doesn't have a relation to the S.S. Dolphin's flight capabilities, making it an optional ship part. In Pikmin 2, the Gherkin Gate (Idea Assistant in Japan) is where this part was. Once recovered, this part does not change the S.S. Dolphin's appearance.

Collecting the part[edit]

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Location of the UV Lamp.

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The strategies shown are just suggestions.

It is placed high upon a ledge accessible only by Yellow Pikmin, and Olimar must go through a maze to get to it. At least ten Yellow Pikmin are necessary to get the part, and the black stone wall to the right of the landing site must be destroyed with nine bomb-rocks. There is a rocky, maze-like area to the right of the torn down wall. The Pikmin should be swarmed against the walls when navigating up the pathways. They then must be thrown up onto the ledge, where they should pick up the part. Spotty Bulbears and Dwarf Bulbears might be in the way of the Pikmin carrying the part back if they haven't been defeated.


Olimar's monologs

I've found my UV Lamp!

The only problem with this handheld light is that it can be too bright at times. I have to remember to wear my sun visor whenever I look into it.

This handy light is great for tanning...but it doesn't seem to have any relation to the Dolphin's flight capabilities. I doubt that it will affect my escape from this planet. Perhaps there are other parts like this as well.



  • Despite the UV Lamp's great similarity to a light bulb in appearance, Olimar's notes on the Stellar Orb in Pikmin 2 contradictorily state that there is no technology like a light bulb on Hocotate.
  • This part is the lightest in the game, requiring only ten Pikmin to carry it.
  • This item was supposed to make an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, but was replaced with the Cobalt Necktie.
  • UV stands for "ultraviolet", a range of electromagnetic radiation wavelengths.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese UVランプ?
UV Rampu
UV Lamp
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Lampe à UV UV lamp
Flag of France French (NoE) Lampe à UV UV Lamp
Flag of Germany German UV-Lampe UV Lamp
Flag of Italy Italian Lampada UV UV Lamp
Flag of Spain Spanish Lámpara de UV UV Lamp