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Olimar is the main protagonist of the Pikmin video game series. He is clearly dressed like somewhat of an astronaut because of the planet he lives on. He is a usable character in Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where he uses his Pikmin for most of his attacks. He is similar to Samus from Metroid in a way, considering the fact that they are both involved with outer space. His Final Smash in the Super Smash Bros. series, End of Day, involves him getting in his ship and blasting off high into the air while Bulborbs attack his opponents, and then crashing right down to the surface, often KOing the opponent in just one hit.  

Bio

Olimar is an honest man who loves his family dearly. In the first game, he crash-lands on the planet of the Pikmin, where he enlists their help to return back home. In the second game, he is tasked with retrieving treasure from the same planet to pay off the huge debt of his company.

 Super Smash Bros. Series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Pikmin was released less than a month before the release of the second installment of the Super Smash Bros. series. Nintendo featured two Pikmin themed trophies, Captain Olimar and Pikmin. The Olimar trophy is unlocked by having a Pikmin save file on the same save file as Super Smash Bros. Melee. The trophy features Olimar with a Red and Yellow Pikmin.

Trophy description in Super Smash Bros. Melee

"The main character in the game of Pikmin, Captain Olimar crash-lands on a mysterious planet after his ship malfunctions. In order to get off the planet, he must gather the pieces of his broken ship, but the atmosphere of the planet is poisonous to Olimar. As a result, he has to enlist the help of the native Pikmin."

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Olimar is a playable character in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He commands his Pikmin in battle, and is almost entirely dependent on them. Olimar is able to pluck new Pikmin from the ground at any time, and he can have up to six with him at once. The Pikmin, as in the original series, are fragile and can be defeated easily, but each of the five colors have special unique properties (for example, the Red Pikmin are stronger than average and have fire-based attacks, as well as resistance to flame). Olimar’s Final Smash is called End of Day, during which he leaves the arena via his spaceship as night falls. The players left behind are attacked by feeding Bulborbs, and can be further damaged when Olimar’s ship returns and explodes on impact. Although Olimar's Pikmin are left behind too, they go unharmed.

Trophy description in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

"A veteran spacefarer in the employ of Hocotate Freight. After crash-landing on an enigmatic planet, Olimar met the mysterious beings known as Pikmin. He enlisted their aid to find his spaceship parts and help him escape. Once home, he found his employer on the verge of bankruptcy. He was sent back to the Pikmin world with his partner, Louie, to repay the company debt."

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS

Olimar appears in both versions of the 4th installment of the Super Smash Bros. series. Most of his attacks, his Final Smash, and his taunts return from Brawl, with a few changes, including a reduction of usuable Pikmin at a time from 5 to 3, and a new up special: the Winged Pikmin carry, in which Winged Pikmin pick up Olimar and carry him to a higher ground in the stage. Also, Olimar has Alph as an alternate costume.

Trophy description in Super Smash Bros. 4

"A veteran spaceship pilot for Hocotate Freight, Captain Olimar partners with Pikmin in Smash Bros. to help him in battle. Olimar is much stronger when he's got Pikmin with him, so keep them plucked and good to go. Pikmin abilities are based on their color-—learn what each is best at!"


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Trivia

  • Olimar's name is derived from Mario, as "Louie" is from Luigi. In Japanese, Olimar (オリマ orima) is an anagram of Mario (マリオ mario).
  • Olimar was supposed to make a cameo appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. The captain was to come in and taste the player's coffee. However, this never occurred, as the scene was canceled. He was also planned to call Mario "Marlio" (an anagram of "Olimar") and somehow mistake Luigi for a beast. Unlike other characters in the game, Olimar's text was to appear without a speech bubble.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee, you can get trophies of both Captain Olimar and Pikmin if you have Pikmin saved on your memory card.
  • One of the key items in Super Paper Mario, the Helmet has a large resemblance to Olimar's helmet. It even includes an antenna with a red light beacon.
  • Although not seen, the player can get a message from Olimar in the Wii game Animal Crossing: City Folk, which reads: "I found this odd little hat on my travels. It looks just like one of those cute little creatures I've met in outer space! Have fun wearing it! - From Captain Olimar.". When the player finishes reading the letter, they get an item called the "Red Pikmin Hat", which looks like a Red Pikmin's stem with a leaf. The same hat (along with yellow and blue variants) is available as an award to Miis in the Nintendo 3DS' "Find Mii".. A "life size" model of his ship has also been released.
  • Olimar is seen carrying a bottle cap in the Pikmin 2 intro, which could mean that he has the strength of four Pikmin.

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