Pikmin is a strategy video game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube video game console in 2001. Pikmin is the first game in the Pikmin series of video games, and was the third game for the GameCube overall. Pikmin was released on October 26, 2001 in Japan, December 2, 2001 in North America, and June 14, 2002 in Europe. The sequel, Pikmin 2, was released in 2004.
Pikmin is a 3D, top-down, strategy game, with the player controlling Captain Olimar from a third-person viewpoint. Olimar is followed by the Pikmin, whom he directs.