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

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Olimar-Alt4 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. Olimar uses Pikmin to assist him in attacking his foes, with a core playstyle revolving around managing and using his various Pikmin combinations to his advantage.

Voice samples for all Pikmin except Winged Pikmin are provided by Hajime Wakai, though recycled from the Pikmin games. Voice samples for the Winged Pikmin are provided by Atsuko Asahi.

How to unlock[edit]

Complete one of the following:

  • Play VS. matches, with Olimar being the 48th character to be unlocked.
  • Clear Classic Mode with Mario or anyone in his unlock tree, being the last character unlocked.
  • Have Olimar join the player's party in World of Light.

With the exception of the third method, Olimar must then be defeated on Garden of Hope.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Olimar was significantly improved from his iteration in Super Smash Bros. 4. His lackluster mobility was improved as he now has better run speed and better air speed. His already incredible ground game was also improved through his grab having more range, as well as his up smash having less ending lag, resulting in it being a terrifying combo option and kill move. Olimar's up throw was also significantly buffed to have similar knockback to Mewtwo's up throw. His notorious damage output was also buffed as all iterations of his Pikmin (excluding Purple Pikmin) have been buffed. His biggest flaw from Smash 4 was also fixed as his aerials now have Transcendent priority, which allows Olimar to trade moves much more safely than in Smash 4. Pikmin Pluck is faster as well, which allows Olimar to regain Pikmin faster.

However, Olimar received some slight nerfs. His down throw launches opponents at a larger horizontal distance, making follow-up less reliable. Pikmin also have slightly lower hp making them die easier. He also now has the slowest initial dash in the game due to everyone else having their's more improved than his did.

Regardless, Olimar's negligible nerfs are not enough to outweigh his buffs as he has already obtained incredible results in Ultimate's early metagame thanks to Dabuz, Shuton, Myran, and ImHip who have been very successful with him at top level tournaments. As a result, Olimar is often considered a top-tier character, if not one of the best characters in the game.


  • 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 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.
  • Change Olimar has a new sidestep animation.
  • Change Olimar now hangs onto a ledge with one hand and his eyes now bulge outward rather than showing a neutral expression.


  • 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 much faster (1.47 → 1.617).
  • Buff Olimar's initial dash speed is slightly higher (1.6 → 1.606); however, it is now the slowest initial dash speed in the game due to the rest of the cast having their initial dash speed having been increased significantly more than Olimar's.
  • Buff Olimar's air speed is slightly higher (0.82 → 0.861).
  • Nerf Health is lower for all Pikmin types (8 HP → 6 (R,Y), 11 HP → 8 (B), 7 HP → 5 (W), 13 HP → 11 (P).
  • Buff Unlike in Smash 4, Olimar's hurtbox is actually modeled around his body, instead of being a giant orb around him. This effectively gives him a smaller hurtbox around some parts of his body.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Nerf Jab has slightly more end lag overall, meaning its harder to combo from it.
  • Buff Up tilt has slightly decreased end lag (frame 45 → 39).
  • Buff Up smash has significantly reduced end lag (frame 56 → 37) increasing its safety and giving it combo potential.
  • Buff Clean red, white and purple based up smash deal more damage (15.6% → 18.2% (R), 8% → 10.4% (W), 18.2% → 20.8% (P)).

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag (15 frames → 13 (neutral), 15 frames → 9 (forward/back), 30 frames → 18 (up/down)).
  • Buff All aerials involving Pikmin now have Transcendent priority.
  • Buff All aerials that use Pikmin have increased range.
  • Nerf Up and down aerials auto-cancel one frame later (frame 30 → 31).

Throws/other attacks[edit]

  • Buff All Pikmin in Olimar's squad will be used at once for his grab, significantly improving its potential range. The more Pikmin he has, the greater the range.
  • Nerf All grabs have slightly increased ending lag.
  • Change Olimar's pummel is now a quick upward punch from Olimar himself. It is much faster than his previous pummel, but deals less damage.
    • Nerf Olimar can no longer benefit from the high-damaging pummel of White Pikmin.
  • Change Up throw has a more exaggerated animation.
  • Buff Up and back throws using Blue Pikmin deal much more knockback, up throw now being the strongest throw of its kind in the game
  • Nerf Olimar's down throw launches opponents at a larger horizontal distance, making follow-up less reliable.

Special Moves[edit]

  • Buff Pikmin Pluck executes much faster.
  • Buff Pikmin that latch onto opponents via Pikmin Throw deal more damage (Red, Yellow, and Blue Pikmin (1.1% → 2%), White Pikmin (3.7% → 4.6%)).
  • Change Opponents now express when a Pikmin is latched onto them.
  • Nerf Purple Pikmin thrown via Pikmin Throw deals less damage (6.5% → 6%).
  • Bug fix The removal of multiple player slot glitch and changes to jostle mechanics no longer crashes the game with Pikmin Throw.
  • 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.

Update History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1.2.0

  • Olimar has been affected in the 1.2.0 update. What was changed however is currently unknown.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Bug fix Fixed a bug where Pikmin would apply attack multiplier twice when using spirits.
  • Nerf Introduced a bug where Olimar's smash attacks are unaffected by charging them.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0.0

  • Nerf Forward smash deals less shield damage.
  • Bug fix Olimar's smash attacks now properly have their damage scale when charged.
  • Nerf The universal change where perfect shielding a projectile has less ending lag makes Olimar's smash attacks less safe after a perfect shield.
  • Nerf Pikmin Throw deals less shield damage.


All of Olimar's Pikmin as shown by a Skill Preview in Ultimate.
Each of the Pikmin have different qualities, depending on their color.

• Red: Attack↑ Throw↓
• Yellow: Attack Hit Box↑
• Blue: Throw↑
• White: Grab↑ Attack↓
• Purple: Attack↑ Reach↓

Use Pikmin for Special Moves
• Neutral: replenish Pikmin
• Side: throw Pikmin
• Up: fly with Winged Pikmin
• Down: call back Pikmin

—Move List Description, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • All Pikmin-based moves and grabs use the next Pikmin in the line to perform the given attack. Upon performing a move, that Pikmin goes to the back of the line.
Name Damage Description
Olimar Red Yellow Blue White Purple
Neutral attack 3% (arm), 4% (fist) The Rocket Fist's one-two combo. It has very minimal start-up and ending lag, average knockback growth, and its second hit launches at 45°. At low percents, can combo into down tilt.
3% (arm), 4% (fist)
Forward tilt 11% The Rocket Fist's wind-up punch. It is powerful for a tilt attack, thanks to its decent damage output and high knockback growth.
Up tilt 0.6% (hits 1-5), 4% (hit 6) A jumping twirl. Hits multiple times, with its last hit having very high knockback growth. Altogether, these traits make it a decent anti-air attack.
Down tilt 6% A sliding tackle. It hits on frame 6, and has very low base knockback, very high knockback growth, and minimal ending lag. Altogether, these traits make it a reliable combo starter at low to medium percents. It can combo into itself (especially on fast-fallers), up tilt, smash attacks, and aerial attacks, depending on the opponent's DI. It can also interfere with an opponent's edge grab attempt, thanks to its hitbox being capable of going below the edge. Like neutral attack, performing it repeatedly will move the user slightly forward.
Dash attack 7% (hit 1), 4% (hit 2) A cartwheel. It can function as a mix-up, as it is able combo into up aerial at 0%-10%. However, its second hit's very low damage output, high base knockback, and low knockback growth collectively make it unable to combo past very low percents, or KO at reasonable percents.
Forward smash 8.4% (far)/ 14% (mid)/ 20.3% (close) 6% (far)/ 10% (mid)/ 14.5% (close) 6% (far)/ 10% (mid)/ 14.5% (close) 4.8% (far)/ 8% (mid)/ 11.6% (close) 9.6% (far)/ 16% (mid)/ 23.2% (close) Points forward to command a Pikmin to leap forward and perform a corkscrew tackle. The leaping Pikmin can be reflected.
Up smash 14% (mid)/ 18.2% (close) 10% (mid)/ 13% (close) 10% (mid)/ 13% (close) 8% (mid)/ 10.4% (close) 16% (mid)/ 20.7% (close) Points upward to command a Pikmin to jump and perform a cartwheeling tackle. The leaping Pikmin can be reflected. This move has uses in starting combos at low to mid percents; depending on the opponent's character, any aerial can be used out of an up smash. Notably, an up air chain out from an up smash, leading to an extremely damaging combo. Its short endlag and high shieldstun make the move difficult to punish on whiff and shield. Up smash is also a good out of shield option due to its deceptively good horizontal range and great vertical range and duration, making it useful for punishing landings and occasionally juggling opponents. Up smash is also a strong killing move, KOing at or below 150% with all Pikmin except white. However, it can easily be beaten due to its projectile attributes, making them lose out to any other active hitbox. This up smash is one of the best if not the single best up smash in the game, and is a strong contender for one of the best moves in the game as a whole.
Down smash Pikmin Left/Right Dash 12.6% (mid)/ 15.4% (close) 9% (mid)/ 11% (close) 9% (mid)/ 11% (close) 7.2% (mid)/ 8.8% (close) (mid)/ 17.6% (close) Squats slightly and points to both of his sides to command two Pikmin (the lead Pikmin, and the Pikmin next in line) perform dashing tackles. Either Pikmin on each side can be reflected.
Neutral aerial Tornado Attack 1.5% (hits 1-4), 2% (hit 5) A jumping twirl, resembling his up tilt. It is Olimar's only aerial that does not use Pikmin, or have transcendent priority. However, it lacks KO potential like his other aerials.
Forward aerial 11.9% 8.5% 8.5% 6.8% 13.6% Grabs a Pikmin by its stem and swings it downward in front of himself. Due to its' range, and speed, it's one of Olimar's best moves for walling and aerial combat as the Pikmin used acts as a sword for the duration of this move, giving this move great range relative to Olimar's size. Due to its' low landing lag it's also very good for combos at lower percents as well as being safe on shield if spaced well. In addition, it can also kill if used with purple or red Pikmin. Lastly it is a very reliable follow-up from down throw, and is useful for edge-guarding.
Back aerial 15.1% 10.8% 10.8% 8.6% 17.2% Grabs a Pikmin by its stem and swings it upward behind himself. It is Olimar's and Alph’a most damaging aerial. Due to its' low landing lag it's also very good for combos at lower percents as well as being safe on shield if spaced well. This move has great range for a character of Olimar's size, due to the Pikmin used acting as a sword for the duration of this move. it can also kill at reasonable percents if any Pikmin bar white are used. However, it has the highest start-up lag out of his aerials, though the startup is still reasonable compared to most other back airs of it's type.
Up aerial 12.6% 9% 9% 7.1% 14.3% Grabs a Pikmin by its stem and twirls it upward. The move comes out decently fast and lasts for a very long time, as well as the move having transcendent priority, making it very hard to out-space this move making it very good for juggling and combos, at lower percents it can chain into itself or other aerials bar down air. It is tied with down aerial as his second most damaging aerial, and is a viable KOing option with any Pikmin bar white. However, it has a noticeable amount of landing lag.
Down aerial 12.6% 9% 9% 7.1% 14.3% Grabs a Pikmin by its stem and swings it downward. It is tied with up aerial as his second most damaging aerial. This move gives Olimar a very good way to escape juggling due to the long lasting hitbox and the amount of downwards range that it gives Olimar, the Pikmin act as a pseudo disjoint in this move as well as all of Olimar's other Pikmin involved aerials, making it very hard to challenge the move during its active hitbox frames. The move can also kill at higher percents if used with red or purple Pikmin. It is also a meteor smash, but only against aerial opponents and during its first frame. In addition, the move's very long lasting hitbox can also two frame punish at ledges. However, it has a noticeable amount of landing lag.
Grab Points forward to command the lead Pikmin to grab the opponent. The Pikmin function as disjointed grabs, and overall grab range varies depending on both the number of Pikmin present, and the lead Pikmin. White Pikmin have the longest range, followed by Red, Yellow and Blue (which are all tied for 2nd), and Purple (with the shortest range). With 3 Pikmin present, and the lead being a White Pikmin, this grab has the longest range in the game. Decently fast for it's range.
Pummel 1% Punches the opponent. Faster but weaker than his previous pummel.
Forward throw 6.7% (3 Pikmin), 6.1% (2 Pikmin), 5.5% (1 Pikmin) 8.4% (3 Pikmin), 7.7% (2 Pikmin), 7% (1 Pikmin) 14.2% (3 Pikmin), 13% (2 Pikmin), 11.8% (1 Pikmin) 8.4% (3 Pikmin), 7.7% (2 Pikmin), 7% (1 Pikmin) 8.4% (3 Pikmin), 7.7% (2 Pikmin), 7% (1 Pikmin) The Pikmin leap forward, body slamming the opponent on the ground.
Back throw 8.6% (3 Pikmin), 7.9% (2 Pikmin), 7.1% (1 Pikmin) 10.8% (3 Pikmin), 9.9% (2 Pikmin), 9% (1 Pikmin) 18.3% (3 Pikmin), 16.8% (2 Pikmin), 15.3% (1 Pikmin) 10.8% (3 Pikmin), 9.9% (2 Pikmin), 9% (1 Pikmin) 10.8% (3 Pikmin), 9.9% (2 Pikmin), 9% (1 Pikmin) Same as the forward throw, but the Pikmin leap backwards instead. If 3 Pikmin are present, and the lead Pikmin is blue, it is one of Olimar's most damaging throws.
Up throw 1.2% (hit), 6.4% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (hit), 5.9% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (hit), 5.4% (throw) (1 Pikmin) 1.2% (hit), 8.4% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (hit), 7.7% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (hit), 7% (throw) (1 Pikmin) 1.2% (hit), 15% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (hit), 13.7% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (hit), 12.5% (throw) (1 Pikmin) 1.2% (hit), 8.4% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (hit), 7.7% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (hit), 7% (throw) (1 Pikmin) 1.2% (hit), 8.4% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (hit), 7.7% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (hit), 7% (throw) (1 Pikmin) The Pikmin toss the opponent upward, then leap up and headbutt them further upward.
Down throw 1.2% (slam), 6.7% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (slam), 6.1% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (slam), 5.5% (throw) (1 Pikmin) 1.2% (slam), 8.4% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (slam), 7.7% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (slam), 7% (throw) (1 Pikmin) 1.2% (slam), 14.2% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (slam), 13% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (slam), 11.8% (throw) (1 Pikmin) 1.2% (slam), 8.4% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (slam), 7.7% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (slam), 7% (throw) (1 Pikmin) 1.2% (slam), 8.4% (throw) (3 Pikmin) / 1.1% (slam), 7.7% (throw) (2 Pikmin) / 1% (slam), 7% (throw) (1 Pikmin) The Pikmin perform a leaping piledriver.
Floor attack (front) 7% Headbutts in front and then behind himself.
Floor attack (back) 7% Punches in front of himself and then spins around to punch behind him.
Floor attack (trip) 7% Punches in front of himself and then spins around to punch behind him.
Edge attack 9% Throws a punch while climbing up.
Neutral special Pikmin Pluck Plucks a Pikmin. It cannot be used in midair, and has noticeable ending lag if it is attempted in midair, or if no more Pikmin can be plucked.
Side special Pikmin Throw 2% (per hit) 2% (per hit) 2% (per hit) 4.6% (per hit) 6% Throws a Pikmin, which latches onto opponents and damages them before falling off either because of flinching, the opponent's damage, or being killed. In regard to the opponent's damage, a Pikmin's latch duration decreases when the opponent's damage increases, even when undisturbed. Due to the Purple Pikmin's inability to latch onto anything like in their home series, they will instead deal damage on contact.
Up special Winged Pikmin Two Winged Pikmin carry the user around. Winged Pikmin's effectiveness is dependent on both the amount of Pikmin that are alive and close, and the frequency of its usage. In regard to frequency, it takes approximately 3 seconds (180 frames) for Winged Pikmin to be able to travel the same distance again after the conclusion of the initial usage. Aerial attacks can also be used while being carried, similarly to Wings of Icarus. However, doing so will render him helpless immediately after the conclusion of the attack.
Down special Pikmin Order Blows his whistle to recall Pikmin and/or sort out their order in the line. It grants super armor, which lasts from startup to before Olimar's antenna emits the blue lights. It has a very low amount of endlag, and can even be cancelled (just before the lights turn from yellow to red).
Final Smash End of Day 10% (launch), 10% (ascent), 15.1% (Red Bulborbs), 10% (descent), 12%/10% (explosion) Jumps into the Hocotate Ship and launches into outer space, which buries any nearby opponents. While the ship has left the stage, Red Bulborbs attack opponents to steadily inflict damage. The Hocotate Ship then descends from outer space, and explodes upon crash landing onto the stage. The duration of the whole Final Smash is faster than in SSB4.

On-screen appearance[edit]

  • Exits the Hocotate Ship and then plucks three Pikmin, after which the Hocotate Ship disappears in a puff of smoke.


  • Up taunt: Joyfully jumps in place.
  • Side taunt: Lies down on the ground, rolls around as if basking in nature, and then gets up.
  • Down taunt: Swings his hips twice.

Idle poses[edit]

  • Rubs his helmet with both hands.
  • Moves his arms back and forward in a basic limber exercise.

Victory poses[edit]

  • Performs a toe touching exercise while a Yellow Pikmin rests on the ground and a Red Pikmin looks around, waving its arms, and occasionally jumping.
  • Plucks a White, Blue, and Purple Pikmin. The White Pikmin and Blue Pikmin bounce off Olimar's head, whereas the Purple Pikmin squashes him onto the ground. Olimar's eyes will comically bulge outward upon being squashed before his expression returns to normal, whereas Alph will comically wince upon being squashed before his expression returns to normal.
  • Sways in place while a Red, Yellow, and Blue Pikmin walk around him in a circle.
A flourished remix of a small excerpt of the title theme of Pikmin.

In competitive play[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Classic Mode: Planetary Explorer[edit]

Olimar faces off against characters who are space travelers in their respective series.

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 Mario and Rosalina & Luma Mario Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy
2 Wolf Lylat Cruise Star Wolf's Theme / Sector Z (for 3DS / Wii U)
3 Kirby and King Dedede Dream Land Planet Popstar This battle is a free-for-all, and Kirby and King Dedede will primarily target each-other.
4 Zero Suit Samus Brinstar Brinstar (Melee)
5 Fox and Falco Corneria Corneria - Star Fox
6 Alph Distant Planet Garden of Hope When playing as Alph, the opponent is Olimar.
Bonus Stage
Final Master Hand Final Destination Master Hand On intensity 7.0 and higher, Crazy Hand fights alongside Master Hand, and the track Master Hand / Crazy Hand plays during the battle.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Finding Olimar in World of Light

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 spirit of a magician is needed in order to enlarge some mushrooms to reach him.

Fighter Battle[edit]

No. Image Name Type Power Stage Music
Olimar SSBU.png
Olimar Grab 3,300 Distant Planet (Ω form) Main Theme - Pikmin


Olimar's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Olimar in World of Light allows the player to preview the spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.

Additionally, due to being an alternate swap, Alph has his Spirit count as another Fighter Spirit. Each type of Pikmin also possess a spirit of their own, as either Primary or Support Spirits.

In Spirit battles[edit]

As the main opponent[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
Charlie Pikmin series Alph (×3) (OlimarHeadAlphGreenSSBU.png,OlimarHeadAlphPinkSSBU.png,OlimarHeadAlphSSBU.png) Neutral 1,200 Garden of Hope (Battlefield form) •Slippery Stage •Reinforcements will appear during the battle
•The stage's platforms are very slippery
•The enemy starts the battle with a Drill
Mission Mode - Pikmin 3
Brittany Spirit.png
Brittany Pikmin series Alph OlimarHeadAlphPinkSSBU.png Shield 9,600 Garden of Hope (Battlefield form) •Item Tidal Wave
•Item: Food
•Timed battle
•The enemy becomes more powerful after eating
•Items will be pulled toward the enemy
Garden of Hope (Remix)
Lil Blue Spirit.png
Li'l Blue Nonono Puzzle Chalien Alph OlimarHeadAlphSSBU.png Shield 1,600 Hanenbow •Hazard: Low Gravity •Gravity is reduced Electroplankton (Remix)

As an ally[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music Character
Mockiwi Spirit.PNG
Mockiwi Pikmin series •Giant Pac-Man Pac-ManHeadYellowSSBU.png
•Ally: Olimar OlimarHeadRedSSBU.png
Shield 1,500 Garden of Hope N/A •Join forces with a CPU ally
Stamina battle
•The enemy is giant
Over Wintry Mountains Captain Olimar

Alternate costumes[edit]

Olimar Palette (SSBU).png
OlimarHeadSSBU.png OlimarHeadRedSSBU.png OlimarHeadGreenSSBU.png OlimarHeadBlueSSBU.png OlimarHeadAlphSSBU.png OlimarHeadAlphGreenSSBU.png OlimarHeadAlphPinkSSBU.png OlimarHeadAlphRedSSBU.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.
  • In World of Light, Olimar and the Mii Fighters will never be spawned as a false character in battles with Galeem and Dharkon. While Kirby will also not appear, he is an exception, as he was never initially imprisioned.
  • Olimar is the only fighter to have an alternate costume of a different character in the same pose as his default costume, excluding the Mii Fighters.
  • There appears to be a new glitch from update 2.0.0 where, if Olimar's Pikmin latch onto something and it changes size with them still latched on, they will change size, too. This is most noticeable with the Mother Brain, though Super and Poison Mushrooms will also do this, as long as they are applied by the character the Pikmin are latched onto.
  • While Olimar’s default costume is never used in any spirit battles, Alph’s default costume is. This technically makes him one of the five characters to use a "default" costume in spirit battles, the others being Yoshi, Mr. Game & Watch, Bowser Jr., Joker, Robin, Inkling and female Corrin, although Alph and female Corrin are merely alternate characters using their “default” colors.
    • Furthermore, while Olimar technically appears in four Spirit battles, three of them use Alph instead. The only one that features Olimar himself features him as an ally instead of an enemy. This specifically makes Olimar one of two non-DLC fighters that are never directly fought in any Spirit battles, the other being Pokemon Trainer.

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