UV Lamp

From Pikipedia
UV Lamp Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
This is not a mandatory ship part.
Weight 10
Max. carriers 25 Pikmin
Location The Distant Spring

The 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]

Location of the part on the radar. Click for a bigger image.

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies presented may not be the only ones or the best ones.

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 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 Quebec.svg French (NoA) Lampe à UV UV lamp
Flag of France.svg French (NoE) Lampe à UV UV Lamp
Flag of Germany.svg German UV-Lampe UV Lamp
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Lampada UV UV Lamp
Flag of Mexico.svg Spanish (NoA) Lámpara de UV UV Lamp
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish (NoE) Lámpara de UV UV Lamp