Official artwork of the Hocotate Ship from Pikmin 2.
|Smash Bros. appearances
|Most recent non-Smash appearance
|Pikmin 3 Deluxe
|Console/platform of origin
|Article on Pikipedia
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.
As a moveset element
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
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
- 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.
- : Pikmin 2
|Olimar & Louie's Ship
Olimar & Louie's Ship
As a moveset element
The Hocotate Ship reappears as a part of Olimar's Final Smash.
As an item
The Hocotate Ship reprises its previous roles as Olimar's Final Smash and the Hocotate Bomb.
|Olimar (SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU) (Pikmin) (Alph)
|Distant Planet · Garden of Hope
|Bulborb · Iridescent Glint Beetle
|Hocotate Ship · Peckish Aristocrab · Pellet · Plasm Wraith · Yellow Wollywog
|Trophies, Stickers and Spirits
|Trophies (SSBB · SSB4) · Stickers · Spirits
|Brawl · SSB4 · Ultimate