When used, a pair of Winged Pikmin appear and begin to carry Olimar upwards. Their direction can be adjusted mid-flight. Additionally, Olimar will carry any Pikmin he has with him, allowing them to recover as well. However, the speed (and therefore, the distance traveled) of the move is lessened by each additional Pikmin that Olimar carries. If necessary, Olimar can throw his Pikmin away before using this move in order to make a safer recovery. This move's mechanics work inversely to Olimar's previous up special, which worked more effectively when more Pikmin are present. Additionally, with each consecutive use, the Winged Pikmin will grow tired and the distance they can carry Olimar, along with the speed and maneuverability of the move, decreases. The move can recover from this by letting it cool down between uses.
Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:
These pink Pikmin have big, blue eyes and nice wings to help them fly. In Smash Bros., they show up to carry Olimar and friends through the air. However, how high and far they can fly is affected by how many friends they have to carry. More Pikmin will weigh them down.
This particular type of Pikmin has a pink body, blue eyes and...wings? Yep, they can fly, and in this game, they can even give Olimar a lift. The only thing is they'll get tired very easily, especially if they're carrying lots of other Pikmin at the same time. Go easy on them, OK?
In Pikmin 3, Winged Pikmin are capable of carrying objects above the ground (including Olimar near the end of the game, requiring five). This allows them to bypass drop-downs, rivers, and other obstacles that grounded Pikmin cannot traverse, but can also lead them into traps set up by Arachnodes. As with other Pikmin types, more Winged Pikmin are required to carry heavier objects, and adding more to the minimum amount will allow the object to be carried faster.
While it is in line with the origin for Olimar to be carried slower if he has to carry more Pikmin along, if this move were to occur in the original game the two Winged Pikmin would only be able to lift Olimar and one other Pikmin, requiring one more Winged Pikmin for each carried Pikmin (except for Purples, which weigh ten times as much).