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Name Olimar
Gender Male
Home planet Hocotate
Height 1.9 cm (0.75 inches)
Weight ~1 unit

Captain Olimar, commonly called Olimar, is the main character of the Pikmin series. He was the one who discovered the Planet of the Pikmin. He works at Hocotate Freight and owns and captains his ship, the S.S. Dolphin, in the first Pikmin game. He has a family (wife, son and daughter) on Hocotate. According to the notes on the Worthless Statue and the Priceless Statue, Olimar has a father who may seem useless to him and a mother who is deceased. In-game, Olimar's dialogue of notes to himself are in Pikmin 1 only; in the second game, they are replaced by the Ship's.

Biography[edit | edit source]

An unexpected adventure[edit | edit source]

Captain Olimar was going to take a vacation away from Hocotate and relax from work for a few days. As he was flying his personal ship, the S.S. Dolphin, to his destination, a meteor was heading towards him. Having little notice, Olimar's ship collided with the meteor, causing the Dolphin to fall and start to burn as it was crashing down to an unknown planet. This planet was infested with giant plants and poisonous oxygen. Olimar was knocked out as the ship crashed on the ground, and he was thrown out of his unusable spacecraft.

From shipwrecked to shipshape[edit | edit source]

Fortunately for Olimar, he was able to wake up from his crash, but he became hopeless, as his ship was stuck in the ground. While he was exploring an area he called the Impact Site, he met creatures called Pikmin at an unoccupied Onion. The Red Pikmin were able to reproduce more Pikmin, so Olimar was able to find some useful helpers on the planet. As the Pikmin could perform many talented deeds on this world, he was able to find the Dolphin's Main Engine resting in front of his eyes. The Pikmin helped him find it and bring it back to his ship, letting the Dolphin at least lift off. As he was looking for more parts, he discovered more Pikmin, including Yellow Pikmin and Blue Pikmin in two different areas. The wildlife he encountered intrigued him; they were nothing like he had ever seen. The creatures were no match for the Pikmin he commanded, for the Pikmin defeated them and took their bodies to their Onions, in order to produce more Pikmin. Luckily for Olimar, he was able to find all 30 on the planet and restore his ship's damage. Before he left, he took a bottle cap from the planet and took notes on the wildlife.

Olimar's possible failure[edit | edit source]

Should Olimar fail to get all mandatory parts by day 30, he will suffer a poisoning from the oxygen. He will try to fly off, but his ship will crash. His Pikmin will then bring his body to an Onion, which now turns him into a seed that grows to have Olimar's head, along with a stem and leaf. This is, of course, not canonical with the real storyline.

Return to Hocotate[edit | edit source]

After Olimar's success at the Pikmin planet, he was able to blast off the planet to return to Hocotate, see his family and return to his normal life. Deciding to land at Hocotate Freight, he met up with the President of Hocotate Freight and a new employee named Louie. After landing his ship, he learned that the company was in debt, having to pay 10,100 Pokos for the loss of a golden Pikpik carrot shipment (which was actually caused, not by "Space Bunnies" as Louie claimed, but Louie himself). Learning that the Dolphin was sold to pay the debt, Olimar was so shocked he dropped a souvenir for his son. As the bottle cap rolled past Louie, an old ship commonly called the Ship was able to use its Research Pod to suck up the rusty bottle cap. The Pod analyzed the piece of salvage to be worth 100 Pokos, which lowered the debt to 10,000 Pokos. The President commanded Olimar and Louie to return to the Pikmin Planet and collect more treasure.

Olimar pulling out a Blue Pikmin sprout.

Paying off Hocotate Freight's debt[edit | edit source]

As Olimar and Louie were heading to the Valley of Repose, Louie fell out of the cockpit and Olimar had to search for him. Luckily for Olimar, he found Red Pikmin fighting a Dwarf Red Bulborb. He was able to unite with Louie by using the loyal Reds. They were also able to find a treasure called the Courage Reactor and start their adventure. As they were able to make movements in Awakening Wood and Perplexing Pool, the debt lowered to a small amount. In the end, Olimar and Louie were able to pay the debt. Olimar blasted off the planet, but noticed that he left Louie behind, but at too late a time to go back and rescue Louie immediately.

The search for Louie[edit | edit source]

After meeting the President once again to present him with all the treasures he and Louie found, the debt was paid. The President also said that he would join Olimar to search for Louie. The two went to the Wistful Wild to start their search and find more treasure, to make their company wealthier than ever before. They both were able to find Louie in Wistful Wild, in the Dream Den, on top of a gigantic Titan Dweevil. Olimar and the President were able to rescue Louie, although there are hints that Louie was, in reality, controlling the Dweevil.

The Hocotate Disaster[edit | edit source]

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After the three tired captains returned to Hocotate, the President was kidnapped and the criminal wanted 20,000 pokos for the safe return of the President. So Olimar grabbed his son and went to the Pikmin Planet to get more treasures. Later, the pokos were paid and President was safe.

The criminal is at it again[edit | edit source]

Just after the criminal was paid, he went to Hocotate Frieght and robbed money from the official vault. Olimar alone chased the Robber to space, then over the Pikmin planet. A meteor hit the criminal's spacecraft and he fell to the Planet. Olimar landed on the Distant Planet and pursued the robber, who had befriended Purple and White Pikmin. Olimar found the Red, Yellow, and Blue Pikmin. When Olimar tried to control the Purple and White Pikmin, it failed.

Victory[edit | edit source]

Olimar successfully caught the criminal, and Hocotate Police arrested the purpitraitor.

Wii had enough Meteors[edit | edit source]

In Pikmin Wii, Olimars family was on a space taxi to a vacation planet. A meteor hit the taxi, and all fell down. Olimar had to go and rescue his family and he did.

Distant Fail[edit | edit source]

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After Olimar's daring rescue for his family, he decided to carefully fly above the Pikmin Planet. As he flew past a coast he saw what looked like a gigantic metal structure slowly sink into the water as a hurricane raged. The Dolphin got caught up in the hurricane before Olimar could react. Even so, he managed to pilot it steadily so that it didn't plummet into the ocean and sink.A few days after the storm subsided, Olimar still had not woken from his coma in the fortunately unharmed Dolphin. Louie had been sent by the President of Hocotate Freight to ensure that no harm had come to his most valuable employee in the Hocotate Ship with the Research Pod. The same day he arrived nearby where the Dolphin had landed, Olimar woke back up. After reuniting and discovering a strange mechanism (and meeting some Red Pikmin) they sent back a message to the President that they would investigate the mystery of the potentially deadly "metal phantom ship" and additionally return with a haul of new and scientifically valuable artifacts, showing him a picture of the odd mechanism. That meant treasure to him, so he agreed to let Olimar and Louie stay on the Distant Planet for the time being. And so, a new adventure began.

Mysteriously Evil[edit | edit source]

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After Olimar's Distant Planet adventure, a new one awakened. Not much information is given, so once it is, it will be put here.

So Sinister[edit | edit source]

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Olimar is told that the Mayor of Hocotate will give out many fortunes for finding all of the remaining treasures on the Distant Planet. Then President boots Olimar and Louie to the ship and they are launched to the Pikmin Planet. They find out that they cant leave the planet until all treasures are forged. Later, they find out they are being forced to work for a mysterious evil that is not the mayor...

The Sinister Incenirator[edit | edit source]

Then, Olimar and louie find all of the Dark Spores and defeat both real threats, Empire Deathstool and Complex Parasite.

Global Catastrophe[edit | edit source]

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Olimar finds himself in a meeting with Louie and President, the news breaks. Th Distant Planet is starting to wither... Olimar, strssed, rocketed to the Planet to try and save it. When he gets there, the land is messed up. He later relises that a giant Tick is sucking up the Planet. So Olimar must stop it. When he gets there, he goes into the tick's brain and sees that a Certain Paracite is controlling it. So then Olimar stops the Madness and the Planet is safe, but still irritated like our Earth is now.

Pikmin 4[edit | edit source]

During the events of Pikmin 4, Olimar was drained of his memories of Pikmin, so he had to get them back by defeating the Picman's henchmen. &nbsp

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Time is Running out[edit | edit source]

Olimar and among others must restore the flow of chronitrons in order to save the universe.But This disaster was Orchastraded by Someone who figured which frequency is the flow of time

Traits and abilities[edit | edit source]

Olimar throwing a White Pikmin.

  • Olimar is able to control Pikmin, using his whistle as a means of command. The Pikmin see him as a leader and a hero
  • He can pluck or pull out Pikmin sprouts when he stands next to them (or by whistling after obtaining the Pluckaphone).
  • Olimar can launch a punch attack to weaken enemies (or a three punch combo after obtaining the Rocket Fist).
  • Olimar has an interest in science, taking notes and commenting on every treasure and enemy he discovered.
  • He has three short brown hairs and wears a beige spacesuit, decorated with red lines and red gloves.
  • He loves his family, but they often ask a lot of him when it comes to financial matters. This is one of the reasons he enjoys time to himself.
  • It is referred to that Olimar has had conflicts with space pirates.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Olimar's name is derived from Mario, as "Louie" is from Luigi. In Japanese, Olimar (オリマ orima) is an anagram of Mario (マリオ mario).
  • Olimar was supposed to make a cameo appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. The captain was to come in and taste the player's coffee. However, this never occurred, as the scene was canceled. He was also planned to call Mario "Marlio" (an anagram of "Olimar") and somehow mistake Luigi for a beast.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, you can get trophies of Pikmin and Olimar if you have Pikmin saved on your memory card.
  • In Yoshi's Island DS, a baby similar in appearance to Olimar is present in a few scenes.
  • One of the key items in Super Paper Mario, the Helmet has a large resemblance to Olimar's helmet. It even includes an antenna with a red light beacon.
  • Although not seen, the player can get a message from Olimar in the Wii game Animal Crossing: City Folk, which reads: "I found this odd little hat on my travels. It looks just like one of those cute little creatures I've met in outer space! Have fun wearing it! - From Captain Olimar.". When the player finishes reading the letter, they get an item called the "Red Pikmin Hat", which looks like a Red Pikmin's stem with a leaf.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit | edit source]

Olimar's official artwork for Smash Bros. Brawl.

Olimar and the five Pikmin types as they are seen in Brawl

Olimar is a playable character in the Wii title Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He commands his Pikmin in battle, and is almost entirely dependent on them. Olimar is able to pluck new Pikmin from the ground at any time, and he can have up to six with him at once. The Pikmin, as in the original series, are fragile and can be defeated easily, but each of the five colors have special unique properties (for example, the Red Pikmin are stronger than average and have fire-based attacks, as well as resistance to flame). Olimar’s Final Smash is called End of Day, during which he leaves the arena via his spaceship as night falls. The players left behind are attacked by feeding Bulborbs, and can be further damaged when Olimar’s ship returns and explodes on impact. Although Olimar's Pikmin are left behind too, they go unharmed.

Trophy Info[edit | edit source]

A veteran spacefarer in the employ of Hocotate Freight. After crash-landing on an enigmatic planet, Olimar met the mysterious beings known as Pikmin. He enlisted their aid to find his spaceship parts and help him escape. Once home, he found his employer on the verge of bankruptcy. He was sent back to the Pikmin world with his partner, Louie, to repay the company debt.

See also[edit | edit source]

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