Hey! Pikmin is a spin-off game of the Pikmin series, released in July 13, 2017, for the Nintendo 3DS. It does not appear take place during the main series, or at least has no connections to the previous games. It introduces no new Pikmin, but you can only find twenty Pikmin per level, normally in groups of four.
PlotAfter making a delivery, Captain Olimar heads back home to his planet, Hocotate. As he entered warp, something went wrong. Olimar dodged left and right, but his engines took a hit and lost control. Captain Olimar crash landed on a planet, finding out that his ship no longer has any Sparklium, its main fuel. The S.S Dolphin II tells Olimar that they need thirty thousand Sparklium, then senses a signal coming from somewhere nearby. They find a Pikmin on the way to where the signal is, which looks at them for a while, then runs. After following the direction it went, they find the Pikmin hiding in the weeds, where four actually are hiding. After, the S.S Dolphin II tells Olimar what those yellow shiny seeds are, which are the Sparklium seeds.
The gameplay of Hey! Pikmin is not like any other in the series. Rather than a 3D environment where you control the Captains from overhead, it is a side-scroller. The touch screen is utilized to throw Pikmin, along with a few other mechanics. There's no days left on the planet system, neither is there a time limit, so you can spend however long you want on the levels. You can't get a Pikmin Extinction, either.
Throw Pikmin- Tap screen
Whistle- Tap bottom right button on screen
Jetpack- Tap bottom right button on screen next to whistle
Pause- Start, end expedition
Sector 1- Brilliant Garden
Sector 2- Verdant Waterfront
Sector 3- Sparkling Labyrinth
Sector 4- Ravaged Rustworks
Sector 5- Leafswirl Lagoon
Sector 6- Sweltering Parchland
Sector 7- Snowball Field
Sector 8- Lushlife Murk
Sector 9- The Final Stretch
- Pikmin 3DS trailer (high quality screenshots needed)