Olimar, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Pikmin series, a real-time strategy game franchise created by Nintendo. In Pikmin, Olimar is an alien explorer from the planet Hocotate, who crash-lands on the mysterious planet PNF-404. There, he discovers and befriends small, plant-like creatures called Pikmin, using their help to repair his spaceship.
Appearance: Olimar is a small, humanoid character wearing a spacesuit and helmet. His spacesuit is red, and it is a key component of his character design. Olimar is known for his diminutive size, and he relies on the assistance of Pikmin for various tasks, including combat.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Olimar’s fighting style revolves around strategic use of Pikmin. The different types of Pikmin (Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Purple, and Rock Pikmin) have unique properties, influencing the range and damage of Olimar’s attacks. Olimar plucks Pikmin from the ground to use them in battle, and he can have up to three Pikmin following him at a time.
- Neutral Special – Pikmin Pluck: Plucks Pikmin from the ground, cycling through the different types.
- Side Special – Pikmin Throw: Throws Pikmin at opponents, and the type of Pikmin affects the attack.
- Up Special – Pikmin Chain: Uses a chain of Pikmin to grab onto ledges for recovery.
- Down Special – Pikmin Order: Calls back Pikmin and organizes them in a specific order.
Final Smash – End of Day: Olimar’s Final Smash, “End of Day,” involves Olimar being launched into the background while night falls, and he is joined by a spaceship for massive damage upon returning.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Olimar is initially available and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: Olimar has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about the Pikmin series, Olimar’s adventures, and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: Olimar is a key participant in the crossover gameplay of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players can engage in battles featuring Olimar against characters from different Nintendo franchises and beyond. Olimar’s unique playstyle, relying on Pikmin for both offensive and recovery options, adds a distinctive element to the diverse roster of the game. The inclusion of Olimar represents the Pikmin series within the larger context of the Super Smash Bros. universe.