Guide pint-sized creatures in an endearing expedition!
Meet Pikmin: small, plantlike creatures with distinct abilities that you can grow, pluck, guide, and overpower enemies with! Use your Pikmin’s miniature might (and a bit of strategy) to explore this mysterious planet in search of your crew—and treasure.
Lead your loyal and curious squad
To succeed, you’ll have to balance caring for the Pikmin with leading them into dangerous situations. Do your best out there!
Pikmin grow from pellets and wildlife that you can bring to your ship. Pluck them from the ground to have them join you. Go team!
Lead your squad through vast explorable areas to find treasures, discover new paths, and battle enemies of all sizes. You can also direct the Pikmin to collect and carry resources that are helpful for your mission. Up to three Pikmin types can be with you in the field at a time—the rest will hang back until you need them.
When their task is done, the Pikmin will wait in place for you. Get close and blow your whistle to summon them to your side! This handy action can also help you protect the Pikmin from danger, do a headcount, or simply bring them with you to your next task.
Meet the Pikmin
A mysterious mix of plant and animal, these creatures are loyal, clever, and ready to follow your lead. Be sure to call forward the right ones for the job!
Happy on land and in water. When the going gets wet, fling them into action to transport treasure or combat a creature.
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The Rescue Corps needs you!
Customize your own explorer and lead the charge each day to find your crew and fix the Rescue Corps ship, the S.S. Shepherd.
Track down your crew—and others
Find and rescue your Rescue Corps crew and other castaways who find themselves in a bind.
Strategize your way through multiple floors of puzzles and critters. Time seems to work differently when you’re exploring caves, so there’s no need to rush.
Treasures are a great source of Sparklium, the mysterious element that powers the S.S. Shepherd. You can also collect raw materials that are handy for construction in the field, or build new equipment to make exploring more manageable!
Rescue Command Post
Take your time to prepare for the day’s excursion! You can chat with Rescue Corps members and castaways, accept side missions, and build new equipment to assist you on your expedition. You can also choose to go on Night Expeditions from here.
Who’s a good Oatchi? Oh, yes you are!
Resident good boy and dependable partner Oatchi can help get the job done throughout your adventure. You can even train this Rescue Pup to become more helpful!
With the Pikmin and a powerful pup at your side, no challenge is too big!
Your explorer and Pikmin can hop on Oatchi’s back for a ride. Plus, Oatchi can jump!
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Tricks of the trade
Every in-game day brings different adventures, but there’s only so much you can do before you must return to the safety of your ship at night. Remember: If you can’t get everything done that you wanted, there’s always tomorrow.
Rewind and retry
Something go sideways? No worries! Give yourself a do-over with the new Rewind Time feature and try a different approach.
Bring your ship to you
There are multiple landing spots for your personal ship, the S.S. Beagle, in each of the expansive areas you can explore. Once you find a spot, you can freely land there. Helpful for cutting down time going to and from your ship!
Stay safe at night
When alone, Pikmin are easy prey at night. Keep them safe by returning them to your ship before it gets dark. If you can’t make it back in time, simply whistle the Pikmin in the field to your side—if they’re with you, they’re protected!
“Dandori” is a practice centered around planning things out in advance and working efficiently. (You can even put good dandori to work for you in your daily life!)
In your expedition, you’ll come across Dandori Battles and Challenges. Use your time wisely and efficiently to collect the most items before time runs out!
Bring a friend
Two players on the same system* can work together or battle it out.
Take on—or team up with—a second player to collect the most items before time runs out. Who will reign supreme?
Get help from a second player in the Story mode! Using an on-screen pointer, your co-op buddy can throw pebbles at enemies to stun them and unleash helpful items in your inventory.
*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
Try it for free
Give this pint-sized adventure a try with a free demo. Upon completion, earn a reward for the Pikmin Bloom app**. You can also transfer your save data to the full version of the Pikmin 4 game, once purchased!
From July 7 to October 19, you can also play a demo of Pikmin 4 at participating retailers to earn 200 My Nintendo Platinum Points***.
**To be eligible to receive the reward code for an in-app Pikmin 4 Oatchi-Rider costume in the Pikmin Bloom app, users must have a Nintendo Account with registered play activity of completing the Pikmin 4 demo from Nintendo eShop. After completing the Pikmin 4 Nintendo eShop demo, the reward code will be available in your My Nintendo account. Please note that it may take several days for the reward code to be displayed. Click here for more details and instructions: My Nintendo Reward Page
***A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply.
More from the world of
Watch charming Short Movies, read delightful manga-style comic strips, and more at the official Pikmin website.
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