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Hocotate Ship

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Hocotate Ship
Hocotate ship P2 art.png
Official artwork of the Hocotate Ship from Pikmin 2.
Universe Pikmin
Debut Pikmin 2
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Console/platform of origin Nintendo GameCube
Article on Pikipedia Hocotate Ship

The Hocotate Ship is Olimar's current mode of transportation in the Pikmin series. It is a two-person rocket ship coloured silver and magenta.


The Hocotate Ship in Pikmin 2.

The Hocotate Ship first appears in Pikmin 2, replacing the repossessed S.S. Dolphin from the previous game as Olimar's bases of operations on PNF-404. In addition to providing safety above the planet's surface at night for the explorers, it hosts Purple and White Pikmin, which have no Onions of their own, and dispatches its Research Pod to follow the group underground when necessary. The ship has a haughty personality and often berates Olimar and Louie for their incompetence.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a moveset element[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Hocotate Ship appears as part of Olimar's Final Smash, End of Day. Olimar enters the ship at it launches above the stage as night falls, which causes several Bulborbs to damage the opponents, before falling back down onto the stage and exploding.

In the Subspace Emissary[edit]

The Hocotate Ship was also Olimar's means of transportation in the Subspace Emissary, where he is presumed to have piloted it to enter Subspace. The ship can be seen in the background of the Outside the Ancient Ruins level, and the first turquoise cube in that level will always drop the Hocotate Ship trophy.


Hocotate Ship trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Hocotate Ship's trophy in Brawl
Hocotate Ship
A battered old spaceship used when Hocotate Freight first opened. Its appraisal gauge analyzed garbage Olimar brought home and found it to be valuable. With his new ship sold off to pay company debts, Louie and Olimar flew this one back to the Pikmin world to find more treasure. The ship's removable research pod accompanied the adventurers when they ventured underground.
GameCube: Pikmin 2


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Olimar & Louie's Ship Pikmin 2 AttackPikmin+040TypeIcon(Pikmin).png Attack +40 Olimar OlimarHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Olimar & Louie's Ship (Pikmin 2).png
Olimar & Louie's Ship
(Pikmin 2)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a moveset element[edit]

The Hocotate Ship reappears as a part of Olimar's Final Smash.

As an item[edit]

Olimar and Sonic near the Hocotate Ship as it appears in SSB4.
Hocotate Ship as it appears as an item in SSB4.

The Hocotate Bomb, an explosive modeled after the Hocotate Ship, appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. 4. When thrown, it will fly off and then crash down after a period of time.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Hocotate Ship reprises its previous roles as Olimar's Final Smash and the Hocotate Bomb.