In Pikmin 1, if ten Pikmin are directed to move one of the large cardboard boxes and are called back immediately, the cutscene will initiate, but the box will not move. The cutscene will therefore not finish, and it cannot be skipped, meaning the game must be restarted.
Paper Bag GlitchEdit
In Pikmin 2, if the paper bag on Valley of Repose is weighed down then Pikmin immediantly called back, there is a slim chance that it will stay up, and in the cutscene Olimar and Louie will walk through it. The whole rest of day 1 the bag will stay this way.
When a group of Pikmin are carrying an item in Pikmin 1, and it is not the one that initiated the cutscene, it will disappear. This can be seen when two ship parts are being carried close to each other: once the first part reaches the Dolphin and the cutscene starts, the second part will not be visible in the scene.
This glitch can also be seen if the player dismisses the Pikmin near the Main Engine. If the Pikmin are dismissed just prior to the cutscene, the Pikmin will start picking up the part, and once there are enough of them holding it, the part will disappear from the scene. The part is visible again when the player regains control over Olimar.
In Pikmin 2, after a boss has been defeated, if you try to get your pikmin to carry the corpse of the boss the Ship, if you time this right, the corpse will disappear during the cutscene and it will look like the pikmin carring the corpse are joining hands in a cirlce (pikmin world peace). This glitch can happen after the battle with Empress Bulblax, Emperor Bulblax, and some if not all bosses. It is not known if this glitch is in Pikmin 1.
When the Titan Dweevil has been killed, Louie will fall to the ground and a cutscene will start. At this point, the C-stick or X-button can be used to swarm or dismiss the Pikmin underneath Louie when he lands, and the Pikmin will carry him off the screen when the cutscene starts. However, Louie will stop moving when the Ship starts speaking. This makes Louie the only treasure in the game that can be carried during a cutscene.
End-Day Cinematic Pikmin DisappearanceEditVery rarely, when pikmin are still working when the day ends and the pikmin are called back, the pikmin don't show up at all in the cutscene, and are not left behind, either, as if they were glitched into their Onion(s). (As seen in Chuggaaconroy's Pikmin LP.)
People how have seen glitches Edit
Only one person has seen a glitch or 2 in pikmin 1 and 2, that person is Chuggaaconroy. To see what the glitches are, you must see the pikmin 1 and 2 videos to know them (one of the glitches is the "Floating Captain glitch".)