Shock Absorber Icon used to represent the ship part on the wiki.
Artwork of the Shock Absorber.
This ship part is required for the S.S. Dolphin to escape the planet.
Weight 30
Max. carriers 50 Pikmin
Location The Forest of Hope

The Shock Absorber (ショックアブソーバー?, lit.: "Shock Absorber") is a ship part found in Pikmin. It is located in The Forest of Hope and is protected by a Spotty Bulborb on a ledge. The Shock Absorber counteracts the shaking and swaying during space flight, making the flights taken by the Dolphin much smoother. When collected, this part does not change the ship's appearance.

Collecting the partEdit

Location of the Shock Absorber.

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

Starting from the landing site, go to the left through where the breakable gate was. Toss Pikmin on the ledge and then walk up the slope in the nearby pool of water to rejoin them. Pikmin can also be thrown from where the Nova Blaster is. Defeat the Spotty Bulborb and then claim the part, located just next to it. To make it easier, try taking Blue Pikmin through the water to launch a rear attack on the Bulborb.


Olimar's monologs

It's the Shock Absorber!

This apparatus counteracts the shaking and swaying that normally occurs during flight. It's smooth sailing with this in place... Usually.

This nifty little device counteracts the shaking and swaying experienced in typical space flight.


Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
  Japanese ショックアブソーバー?
Shokku Abusōbā
Shock Absorber
  French (NoA) Absorbeur de chocs (in-game)
Absorb. de chocs (final results screen)
Shocks absorber
Shocks absorb.
  French (NoE) Absorbeur de Choc Shock Absorber
  German Stoßdämpfer Shock absorber
  Italian Assorbishock Shock absorber
  Korean 쇼크 흡수기 Shock Absorber
  Spanish Amortiguador Shock absorber