This move consists of Olimar quickly blowing his whistle, and a colored area surrounding him. When used, the move has three primary effects:
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Olimar orders his Pikmin on frame 12 and the whole move lasts 20 frames. The most potent effect the move has however is its super armor. Pikmin Order grants Olimar super armor on frame 2 and it lasts for 15 frames. This means that Olimar is only vulnerable for 5 frames; during the first frame of the move and during the last four frames of the move. Because of this, Pikmin Order is a highly useful defensive option, with Olimar being able to tank through hits and potentially punish his opponent, especially considering how fast it is.
Pikmin Order received a new animation in Super Smash Bros. 4 where Olimar's hand no longer goes through his helmet when he whistles. The new animation is slightly longer than the previous animation, which does mean that Olimar cannot grab ledges for a slightly longer period of time when using it in the air. Apart from the animation change, Pikmin Order was mostly unchanged from Brawl although it did receive one significant nerf. The move now has significantly reduced super armor, with its super armor now starting on frame 6 and now only lasting for 7 frames. The move is now easier to intercept during its beginning frames, no longer being a faster substitute for an air dodge, and it is easier to punish during its ending frames. This makes Pikmin Order a less effective defensive move although Olimar can still abuse the super armor.
Pikmin Order once again received a new animation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which is less exaggerated. The animation is slightly shorter than both the Brawl and Smash 4 versions, benefiting the aerial version. Pikmin Order also received a number of buffs. The Pikmin are now ordered almost instantly on frame 2 (rather than frame 12) and the move takes 3 less frames to complete. The move also once again gains super armor on frame 2, making it more useful to use in pressure situations. However, the move's armor now lasts for one less frame and this combined with the armor starting sooner, gives the move more ending lag, despite its reduced total duration. Nevertheless, Pikmin Order still remains improved compared to its Smash 4 counterpart (although it is still inferior to its Brawl counterpart due to its armor lasting for a much shorter period of time).
Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:
In Pikmin, this ability is essential to getting the Pikmin to follow the player when they get lost or become idle. The whistle is aimed at an area and the Pikmin in that area would start following the player again to get them away from threats or call on them when the player needed them.
Olimar is also able to separate Pikmin into groups of color by pressing the X button. Although doing this did not produce the same circular animation, it did produce the whistle noise.
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