This article is a stub. You can help the Pikmin Wiki by expanding it.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Japanese name 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Rated N/A
Console Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Developer Sora Ltd.
Bandai Namco Games
Publisher Nintendo
Genre Action, Fighting
Release Dates
Japan September 13, 2014 (3DS)
December 6, 2014 (Wii U)
North America October 3, 2014 (3DS)
November 21, 2014 (Wii U)
Europe October 3, 2014 (3DS)
December 5, 2014 (Wii U)
Australia October 4, 2014 (3DS)
December 6 2014 (Wii U)
Related games
Prequel Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Great Fray Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U) unofficially known as Super Smash Bros. 4, are the fourth and fifth installments to the Super Smash Bros. series. Olimar returns as a veteran from Brawl with the original five Pikmin types as well as with a new Skin in the form of Alph and the addition of Winged Pikmin.

Pikmin & Olimar

Captain Olimar and Pikmin - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Olimar was confirmed to be a playable character on the 12th of July 2013 (a day before the Japanese release of Pikmin 3) on the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U website.

In appearance, the captain has undergone a few changes from his appearance in the predecessor. Most noteably his whistle is now connected to the helmet, 

which was introduced in Pikmin 3. The top two buttons on his spacesuit have also changed from red to blue. He now also sports his company's logo on his arms.

Olimar will only pluck up to Pikmin at any given time, in the order of Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Purple, and then the cycle repeats. A group of Winged Pikmin lifts Olimar up for his recovery move. The player will be able to have Olimar lift his Pikmin with him as well, but this will make the Winged Pikmin fly slower and lower.


Alph in-game.


Alph on the character-selection screen.

Alph appears as an alternate costume for Olimar; with his model, textures and announcer call being replaced to make him seem like a brand new character.[1]


  • Pikmin appear to be slightly larger; Olimar's size appears mostly unchanged.
  • The following moves are visually unchanged from Brawl:
    • Side Tilt
    • Side Smash Attack
    • Down Smash Attack
    • Back Air Attacks
    • Down Taunt
  • Olimar now only have 3 Pikmin in his possession at one time.
  • Olimar's up special, originally Pikmin Vine, has been replaced with two Winged Pikmin.

Olimar's Moveset

Olimar keeps many of his standard moves from the previous game, though like most characters he receives two additional versions for each move which can be obtained as custom Special Moves.

Standard Special: Pikmin Pluck

Pikmin Pluck: Olimar plucks Pikmin. However, as stated, he can only carry three Pikmin, and to make the Pikmin use more strategy based, the Pikmin come in a set order (Red, Yellow, Blue, White, Purple, repeat). There are also 2 alternate versions of the standard Pikmin Pluck, Hardy Pikmin Pluck, and Explosive Pluck. Hardy Pikmin Pluck allows Olimar to pluck more durable Pikmin, though it takes longer to Pluck them. Explosive Pluck trippers an explosive effect when Olimar plucks them but makes the Pikmin less resilient.

Side Special: Pikmin Throw

Pikmin Throw: Unchanged from Brawl. He throws Pikmin, and the Pikmin, unless it's a Purple, will latch on. Purples knock the victim back. Besides the standard Pikmin Throw, there are two variants, Sticky Pikmin Throw and Tackle Pikmin Throw.

Stick Pikmin Throw makes thrown Pikmin harder to shake off, however, their attacks do less damage.

Tackle pikmin throw makes all pikmin behave like purple pikmin.

Up Special: Winged Pikmin

Winged Pikmin: Two Winged Pikmin appear and lift Olimar and his Pikmin up. Opposite to his recovery move in Brawl, Pikmin Chain, the more Pikmin he currently has, the worse his recovery is. There are two variations, winged pikmin jump and mighty winged pikimin. winged pikmin jump makes winged pikmin pull you up very quickly while pushing players to the side. mighty winged pikimin makes going up with pikmin the same as without, but you start slowly.

Down Special: Pikmin Order

Just like in Brawl, all wayward Pikmin are called back. There is another variation called dizzy whistle, which allows nearby players to turn other variations conformed.

Final Smash


Olimar's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Olimar maintains the same Final Smash, End of Day, from his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Unlike Brawl where the Hocotate Ship always land in the middle of the stage, the Hocotate ship can be controlled when it crashes down the stage.

Garden of Hope Stage


The full view of the Garden of Hope stage. Note the many differences.

The Garden of Hope is a playable stage for the Wii U installment of the series. Its 3DS counterpart is simply Distant Planet from Brawl.
Smash Bros Wii U Garden of Hope Stage01:33

Smash Bros Wii U Garden of Hope Stage

Gameplay of the Stage

The main arena takes place in the second half of the area accessible once Louie runs away with the juice. There are a few changes, however:

  • The pieces of land are now connected by a Bridge.
  • The S.S. Drake is seen in the area with a Burgeoning Spiderwort and a Tin Box in Pikmin 3.
  • The cup, which is constructed out of Fragments, is now on land. 
  • There are Elevator Platforms on each  of the end of the stage. 
  • There is a Climbing Stick on the right half of the stage that can be stood atop or broken.
  • There is a Tin Can in place of the Bamboo Gate.
  • A Peckish Aristocrab will occasionally charge across the stage from the right side and destroy the pot. It will also damage any players it comes across.
  • The pot will be reconstructed in Pikmin who rush in from the background after a while of being broken.
  • Most significantly, the other parts of the area is no longer there; there is a massive waterfall instead

Hocotate Bomb

Hocotate Ship SSB4

The Hocotate Ship Bomb item, with Olimar and Sonic looking at it.

On Miiverse and the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U official website, Sakurai posted an image of Sonic and Olimar next to a small model of the Hocotate Ship, in which he stated that it is a new bomb item that, when triggered, flies up in the air, then crashes back down much like the Warp Star item. The Hocotate Ship is still used for Olimar's Final Smash, End of Day.

Post by Sakurai

"Pic of the day. Is this a spaceship from Hocotate? No-this is a bomb SHAPED like a spaceship. After liftoff, it will drop down when you least expect it."

Smash Run

Two enemies from the Pikmin series appear in Smash Run.

Red Bulborb


Bulborbs will appear as enemies on the Super Smash Bros. 3DS exclusive Smash Run.

The Red Bulborb appears in Smash Run. It seems to be a basic enemy that attacks by charging. It seems to be based off of its Pikmin 2 design, having purple eyes instead of blue. This creature is quite powerful and can not be grabbed. The best way to defeat it is by staying at a distance and using ranged moves. 

Iridescent Glint Beetle


The Glint Beetle in Smash Run.

On a post revealed by Sakurai on Miiverse, the Iridescent Glint Beetle will appear as an enemy in Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Hitting the creature results in the Bettle dropping gold, similar to the actual creature dropping nectar. If the player hits it harder, it will drop a larger amount gold. The Iridescent Glint Beetle will disappear after five hits or a certain amount of time. 

Post by Sakurai

"There are other bonus characters that appear in this game, too. Here's an Iridescent Glint Beetle from the Pikmin series. Keep hitting it!! Keep hitting it for gold!!"[2]


ZlCfzR7N9uYpuZt gw

Brittany's Trophy as seen in SSB4.

Brittany had a post of the day dedicated to her trophy.

Post by Sakurai:

"Pic of the day. Here's one of my personal favorites, the trophy of Brittany from Pikmin 3. She won't be joining the battle, but her model and expression is well-designed."

Other trophies include Olimar, Olimar (Alt.), Alph, End of Day, Red Pikmin, Blue Pikmin, Yellow Pikmin, White Pikmin, Purple Pikmin, Winged Pikmin, Rock Pikmin, Louie, Hocotate Bomb, Bulborb, Iridiscent Glint Beetle, Peckish Aristocrab, Yellow Wollywog, Plastm Wraith and Pellets.


This article or section needs to be cleaned up, either its format or general style. It may be minor or major, but even subtle changes matter.


  • Olimar was the first veteran to be revealed after the initial trailer.
    • He was also the first character to be revealed after E3 2013 ended.
    • When Nintendo of America first tweeted about the release of Olimar as a playable character, they made a mistake, and put that Alph was a playable character in the game. They quickly fixed this error (Alph was actually put in the game as an alternate color of Olimar).
  • Alph was planned to be promoted a full character in the fourth and fifth Super Smash Bros. title rather than an alternate skin for Olimar. However, the developers ran out of time to differentiate and balance him so he remained an alternate skin.

External Links



Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.