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Whimsical Radar

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Whimsical Radar
Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
Artwork of the Whimsical Radar.
This ship part is required for the S.S. Dolphin to escape the planet.
Weight 20
Max. carriers 40 Pikmin
Location The Forest of Hope
Whimsical Radar
(Pikmin 4)
Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
Icon for the Whimsical Radar from Pikmin 4's Olimar's Shipwreck Tale.
Weight 10
Max. carriers 20 Pikmin
Location Sun-Speckled Terrace

The Whimsical Radar (きまぐれなレーダー?, lit.: "Whimsical Radar") is one of the ship parts found in Pikmin. It is the only part that has another function besides helping the S.S. Dolphin run, as it allows the player to view a map of the current area to pinpoint Pikmin and other missing parts. When the part is recollected, the ship part is installed at the back of the S.S. Dolphin. This is the only ship part whose collection makes the camera move during the cutscene to show its installation.

The Whimsical Radar appears as a ship part in Olimar's Shipwreck Tale in Pikmin 4. It is found in the Sun-Speckled Terrace. The radar map is available from the start of Olimar's Shipwreck Tale, so the Whimsical Radar has no special function in the mode. In other games in the Pikmin series, the map is likewise available from the start or accessed through means other than recovering a ship part.

Collecting the part[edit]

The following article or section contains guides.
The strategies shown are just suggestions.


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Location of the Whimsical Radar.

This part is to the north of where the Yellow Onion is first found, past a stone gate. It is resting on a ledge that any Pikmin can reach. Destroy the gate using the nearby bomb-rocks, then defeat the Dwarf Bulborbs and Spotty Bulborb. Its sonar can be heard ringing as Olimar approaches it, so it is very easy to find. The Male and Female Sheargrubs nearby may pose a threat, so you might want to take them out.

You can also opt out of using more bomb rocks by going around behind your base into the area with the sheargrubs. After killing all harmful enemies, you can throw Pikmin onto the ledge and allow them to carry the Whimsical Radar back safely.

Pikmin 4[edit]

The Whimsical Radar is in the area's northeastern corner. Beware of an Armored Cannon Larva that is continuously launching rocks down the slope. Once at the top, kill the Larva lest it may harm Pikmin as they carry the part back. Alternatively or as a speedrunning strategy, you may leave the enemy alive and use Olimar or Moss to distract it from said Pikmin.


Olimar's monologs

It's my Whimsical Radar!

With this, I'll be able to see all nearby ship parts in a single glance—I just press Y to check it. This find fills me with great hope.

This important part can detect the locations of the other missing parts. The radar will be added to my monitor, which I can press Y to view. C zooms in and out. This will surely help me in my search for the remaining parts!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese きまぐれなレーダー?
Kimagurena Rēdā
Whimsical Radar
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Xīnxuèláicháo Léidá
Impulsive Radar
Flag of China Chinese
Xīnxuèláicháo Léidá
Impulsive Radar
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Ultraradar Ultra radar
Flag of Québec French (NoA) Radar bizarre Strange radar
Flag of France French (NoE) Radar Bizarre Strange Radar
Flag of Germany German Sonderbar-Radar Strange Radar
Flag of Italy Italian Super radar Super radar
Flag of South Korea Korean 변덕쟁이 레이더
Byeondeogjaeng-i Reideo
Whimsical Radar
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Radar excêntrico Eccentric radar
Flag of Spain Spanish Radar Enigmático Enigmatic Radar

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