|This is a mandatory ship part.|
|Max. Carriers||25 Pikmin|
|Location||The Forest of Hope|
The Geiger Counter is a rocket part of the S.S. Dolphin in Pikmin that can be found in The Forest of Hope, inside a Burrowing Snagret. Although the part is vital to the ship's repair, Captain Olimar is ignorant to what its purpose is. He notes it "goes wild and lets out a lot of noise", but he ignores it regardless and admits he should read the operator's manual for it.
Collecting the PartEdit
From the landing site, go to the right. Break a Wall with Bomb Rocks that's to the left of the Yellow Onion's original position. Defeat a few Red Bulborbs and Dwarf Red Bulborbs and then use Blue Pikmin to push a Cardboard Box near the water, allowing him to progress further. Olimar will then find three Burrowing Snagrets. Mainly attack the Snagret closest to the edge as it has the ship part but be wary of the two neighboring Snagrets. The Whimsical Radar is useful to distinguish the right one. It should be noted that the Snagrets will continue to attack the Pikmin carrying the ship part, so all Snagrets should be defeated to insure Pikmin safety. If you fear for your Pikmin's safety while carrying the Geiger Counter back to the Dolphin, have blues carry it, as they are immune to drowning and can bypass the Snagrets by carrying it off the edge of the cliff, through the pond underneath and onto land.
- The Geiger counter is one of the parts that can be seen on the outside of the ship.
"It's the Geiger Counter! Every spaceship needs one of these, but I don't actually know what it's for. Every once in a while, it goes wild and lets out a lot of noise, but I never pay much attention to it, so it doesn't do me much good. I really should read that instruction manual one of these days!"
"This noisy gauge is always letting of spontaneous clicks and buzzes. It can be kind of annoying."
- In real life, a Geiger Counter is a device used to measure radioactivity in a given area. The clicks and buzzes Olimar mentions is the Geiger Counter reading the amount of radiation. The faster the rate of clicks and buzzes means there's more radiation
- If you look at the Geiger Counter it is moving, implying radiation is on the planet. Although there are many human inventions on the planet, there are no humans. It is possible the planet on Pikmin is Earth that has been hit by a nuclear disaster that wiped out humanity and forced all life to adapt and evolve to the high levels of radiation that bombarded the planet. This would explain why the plants and animals on the pikmin's earth are so diffrent compared to ours.
- Another idea is that this Geiger Counter is used to detect oxygen. As Olimar comments that to his people, oxygen is deadly.