Olimar (SSBU)

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This article is about Olimar's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For the character in other contexts, see Captain Olimar.
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Olimar SSBU.png
Universe Pikmin
Other Smash Bros. appearances in Brawl
in SSB4

Availability Unlockable
Final Smash End of Day
Captain Olimar battles by issuing commands to various types of Pikmin under his control. Pikmin come in different colors that correspond to different abilities. Olimar's alternate appearance lets you play as Alph!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

Olimar (ピクミン&オリマー, Pikmin & Olimar) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was confirmed as a playable character on June 12th, 2018. In addition, Alph returns as an alternate costume for Olimar. Olimar is classified as fighter #40.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]


  • Change As with all veterans returning from SSB4, Olimar's model features a more subdued color scheme.
  • Change Alph's suit now features a lateral, zipper-like line down the center.
  • Change Olimar's helmet cracks after taking a certain amount of damage, but will quickly be repaired. It also appears cracked when he is Screen KO'd.
  • Change His Pikmin now always face the screen regardless of which direction they turn.
  • Change Pikmin now have trails that match their colors when attacking, like in the Pikmin games.
  • Change Olimar now only jumps twice during his up taunt, shortening its duration.


  • Buff Like all characters, Olimar's jumpsquat animation now takes three frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Buff Olimar walks faster (0.9 → 0.945).
  • Buff Olimar dashes faster (1.47 → 1.617).
  • Nerf While Olimar's initial dash speed was slightly increased (1.6 → 1.606), he now has the slowest initial dash speed in the game due to the rest of the cast having their initial dash speed increased significantly higher than Olimar's.
  • Buff Olimar's air speed is higher (0.82 → 0.861).

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Buff Up smash has significantly reduced end lag increasing its safety and giving it combo potential.

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag.

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Buff All Pikmin in Olimar's squad will be used at once for his grab. The more Pikmin he has, the greater the range.
  • Change Olimar's pummel is now a quick upward punch. It is much faster than his previous pummel, but deals less damage.
  • Change Up throw has a more exaggerated animation.
  • Nerf Olimar's down throw launches opponents at a larger horizontal distance, making follow-up less reliable.

Special Moves[edit]

  • Buff Olimar plucks his Pikmin much faster.
  • Buff Latched Pikmin deal way more damage.
  • Buff Pikmin Order is noticeably faster.
  • Change Pikmin Order's whistling animation is less exaggerated.
  • Buff End of Day has been significantly sped up, with the Hocotate Ship crashing onto the stage almost immediately after the move's cutscene.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Although Olimar does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, he was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (except Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.

Olimar can be found in the mode by choosing to save Marth instead of Sheik or Villager. The Kammy Koopa spirit is needed in order to enlarge some mushrooms to reach him.

Alternate costumes[edit]

Olimar Palette (SSBU).png


Character Showcase Video[edit]


  • During the official Ultimate website's launch on June 12th, 2018, Olimar's name was erroneously labeled as "OLIMER" in English variants of his fighter page. The typo was later corrected.
  • The part of Olimar's showcase trailer where Alph crouches next to a prone Olimar is a reference to a scene in Pikmin 3 after Alph initially rescues Olimar from the Mysterious Life Form.
  • Olimar's (and Alph's) official artwork resembles Brittany's pose in her Pikmin 3 artwork, albeit flipped.

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