7 user 1 critic
0:38 | Trailer
An astronaut stranded on an alien planet must command battalions of plantlike creatures in order to survive and locate his missing spaceship parts.


Motoi Okamoto (script)


Hajime Wakai

Photos We Love From Our Favorite Video Games

Check out this collection of photos we love from some of our favorite video games. See our Video Games Guide for more.

See the full gallery

2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Pikmin 2 (Video Game 2004)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After Olimar returns to Hocotate from being stranded on the planet of the Pikmin, he discovers that Hocotate Freight, his company, is in danger of financial ruin and that only the treasure on the planet of the Pikmin can save his company.

Directors: Masamichi Abe, Shigefumi Hino
Stars: Kazumi Totaka, Hajime Wakai
Pikmin 3 (Video Game 2013)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Charlie, Alph, and Brittany set out to the planet of the Pikmin to retrieve enough fruit to save their home planet, Koppai.

Directors: Shigefumi Hino, Yuji Kando
Stars: Julian Macfarlane, Atsuko Asahi, Kazumi Totaka
Animal Crossing (Video Game 2001)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A game in which players live a second life in a virtual town - decorating their houses, interacting with fellow villagers, and more.

Directors: Katsuya Eguchi, Hisashi Nogami
Luigi's Mansion (Video Game 2001)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Luigi receives a letter informing him he has won a mansion as the grand prize in a contest. Luigi is puzzled; he never entered a contest. When he arrives at his mansion, he discovers that it is haunted with ghosts and Mario trapped inside.

Director: Hideki Konno
Stars: Charles Martinet, Jen Taylor, Toru Asakawa
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Mario must find all the seven crystal stars to enter the Thousand-Year-Door and save Princess Peach.

Director: Ryota Kawade
Stars: Charles Martinet, Jen Taylor, Scott Burns
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

After his sister gets kidnapped from their peaceful island, a young boy aims to emulate the Hero of Time by saving her.

Director: Eiji Aonuma
Stars: Nate Bihldorff, Osamu Hosoi, Asami Imai
Super Mario Sunshine (Video Game 2002)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Mario and Peach go on a vacation to Isle Delfino. But their trip soon gets spoiled after an imposter disguised as Mario paints and pollutes the entire island. Mario must clear his name, and clean up the entire island.

Directors: Yoshiaki Koizumi, Kenta Usui
Stars: Charles Martinet, Jen Taylor, Kit Harris
Metroid Prime (Video Game 2002)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A Space Pirate distress signal draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to Tallon IV, a world she discovers is being consumed by a terrible poison.

Director: Mark Pacini
Stars: Jennifer Hale, Vanessa Marshall
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Video Game 2003)
Action | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In this GameCube installment of Mario Kart, Mario, Luigi and friends race together in teams of two with all new special items specifically designed for certain characters.

Directors: Daiji Imai, Yasuyuki Oyagi
Stars: Charles Martinet, Deanna Mustard, Scott Burns
Super Smash Bros. Melee (Video Game 2001)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Smash Bros. installment for the GameCube with fast-paced, highly competitive and technical gameplay of realtime chess and hype using various Nintendo characters, with simple controls yet deep mechanics.

Director: Masahiro Sakurai
Stars: Dean Harrington, Charles Martinet, Nobuyuki Hiyama
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  

A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.

Directors: Eiji Aonuma, Yoichi Yamada, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Fujiko Takimoto, Jun Mizusawa
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A young boy must sail the great sea in order to save his sister from a monstrous bird and become the hero he was prophesised to be, by defeating a dark lord who intends to send the world into peril.

Director: Daiki Iwamoto
Stars: Osamu Hosoi, Asami Imai, Eiji Maruyama


Uncredited cast:
Hajime Wakai Hajime Wakai ... Pikmin (voice) (uncredited)


Captain Olimar is an intrepid space traveller from the planet Hocotate. In his ship the Dolphin Olimar retrieves precious items and materials for his homeworld. On one voyage, however, a meteor strikes his ship, forcing him into a crash landing on a mysterious world. Pieces of the Dolphin are scattered as it crashes, and though Olimar survives, the situation is grim. The batteries on his life-support system will die in thirty days, after which he'll be at the mercy of the planet's toxic oxygen atmosphere. But there may be hope: shortly after his arrival, Olimar discoveres strange creatures called Pikmin that obey his commands after he plucks them from the ground. With their help, Olimar works to collect the vital pieces of his ship so he can safely return home. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


E | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

pikmin.com [United States]




Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


If you allow the pikmin to carry you back to the ship you will get a short fireworks display. See more »


Referenced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A unique challenge like never before.
8 January 2002 | by smashattackSee all my reviews

If you love strategy games, you'll love Pikmin.

Pikmin surrounds you with amazing graphics and easy-to-learn gameplay the instant you grab the controller. The pikmin are easily trained and can be told what to do without much problem (until they fall into the water and drown themselves).

Many problems are presented that Captain Olimar and his cute, hard-working pikmin will have to overcome in order to ensure the survival of our hero. Included in the problems are: large lakes, huge pikmin-eating beasts, out-of-order bridges, and huge walls that can only be passed by the use of yellow, bomb-wielding pikmin.

I've heard people complain that this game (as well as others) designed for Nintendo are "cartoony". I don't know whether this comment was made to be an insult, picking at an assumed "flaw", or a compliment, as I have heard the same people say they enjoyed Crash Bandicoot or other similar "cartoony" games. The fact is that Pikmin may be "cartoony", but this is no flaw. This adds to the humor in the game, building up the already high satisfaction levels. I don't believe that if a game looks like little children's cartoons, it is bad. Rather, let's try to stay open-minded with all games, "cartoony" and devilishly gory alike.

All in all, Pikmin is well worth your time. Think of it as a sort of humorous way of playing Jurassic Park with a twist. After all, a huge ton of your pikmin will be smashed by leaping frogs, be eaten by huge "Bulbears", be burnt by flame-throwing animals, or drown because they weren't smart enough to follow you and steer clear of the river. This all adds a stylish, unique gameplay you shouldn't miss out on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed