Captain Olimar + Pikmin character art

Throw Pikmin into action to help Captain Olimar escape.

Poor Captain Olimar has crashed his spaceship (again). Luckily, he’s landed on a planet inhabited by helpful Pikmin! Use your system’s stylus to toss Pikmin at puzzles and collect enough Sparklium to refuel Olimar’s ship in this 2D adventure.

Meet the Pikmin

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Pikmin are tiny, curious, plant-like creatures. They come in different colors and types, but they all seem eager to help Captain Olimar.
At any rate, they respond to Olimar’s whistle, and don’t mind a bit if you throw them at wildlife or treasure!

Pikmin Park
is now open

As you gain more Pikmin pals on your expeditions, they’ll need a place to stay. Send them to the Pikmin Park to have fun and search for Sparklium and treasure. It’s a win-win!

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Explore a mysterious planet

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Captain Olimar needs a lot of Sparklium to refuel his ship, the trusty S.S. Dolphin 2. That means it’s time to get out and look around! But be careful...not everything on the planet is friendly.

Head out on
an expedition

Expeditions are levels with different environments that you’ll explore on your quest for Sparklium and treasure.

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Look out for big baddies

This world has all kinds of scary creatures just waiting to take out Olimar and the Pikmin. Use your system’s stylus to easily toss Pikmin toward local wildlife and they’ll automatically attack.

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One man’s trash… another’s giant treasure!

Look for amazing in-game treasures like these to fill your Sparklium quota more quickly.

Unlock Secret Spots or call more Pikmin

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When you tap in compatible amiibo™ figures, you can open up Secret Spots on your map. These spots give you a puzzle to solve—and the chance to earn a bunch of Sparklium.

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New: PIKMIN series amiibo figure

Using the new Pikmin amiibo figure or the Olimar amiibo figure will call more Pikmin to Olimar when he’s out on an expedition. This can make it easier to solve puzzles or tackle enemies.

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Available now on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems

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US $39.99
CA $49.99
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You may also purchase from Nintendo eShop on your device.

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Try before you buy with a FREE demo

Guide Captain Olimar on his side-scrolling adventure and use your stylus to aim Pikmin at puzzles and baddies in this demo.

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