Pikmin (Japanese: ピクミン, Hepburn: Pikumin) is a puzzle strategy video game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube in 2001. It was created and produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, and is the first game in the Pikmin series. The player controls Captain Olimar, an alien who ends up on a mysterious planet, where he befriends creatures called "Pikmin", and utilizes their abilities to collect the lost spaceship parts after it crashed and landed there. The player has thirty days to recover the pieces and repair the ship.
The game was both a critical and commercial success. It has spawned two sequels, Pikmin 2 (2004) for the GameCube and Pikmin 3 (2013) for the Wii U. In 2009, Pikmin was re-released for the Wii as part of the New Play Control! series.