Hocotate Ship

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The Hocotate Ship (as the Hocotate Bomb) from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Hocotate Ship is Captain Olimar's space ship from Pikmin 2. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the ship appears as part of Olimar's Final Smash, End of Day. Captain Olimar jumps into the ship to initiate this Final Smash. Also, for his entrance, Olimar jumps out of the ship. It also has a role in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary; when the Subspace Gunship destroys the Halberd, the Hocotate Ship is one of the smaller ships that emerges. The Hocotate Ship can also be seen at the background of the beginning of Outside the Ancient Ruins.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Hocotate Ship appears as an item called the Hocotate Bomb. After it is thrown, the ship flies into the air; it can also carry opponents above the upper blast line. After a while, the ship flies back to the ground, exploding to damage any nearby players.

Trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Name Image Game Description
Hocotate Ship File:BrawlTrophy441.png GCN Pikmin 2 A battered old spaceship used when Hocotate Freight first opened. Its appraisal gauge analyzed garbage Olimar brought home and found it to be valuable. With his new ship sold off to pay company debts, Louie and Olimar flew this one back to the Pikmin world to find more treasure. The ship's removable research pod accompanied the adventurers when they ventured underground.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in American English description British English description
Hocotate Bomb File:HocotateShipTrophy3DS.png File:HocotateBombTrophyWiiU.png GCN Pikmin (12/2001)
GCN Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
With the outward appearance of a Hocotate Freight ship, this is actually a bomb in disguise! Arm it by throwing it on the ground, and give it a nudge if you're impatient. It'll fly up into the sky, returning a short time later and exploding. Force your foes into the landing zone! The flagship of Hocotate Freight has been reinvented as...a bomb! To arm it, throw it, then wait. Or give it a nudge - up to you. It'll shoot up in the air, then after a bit, fall back down to its starting point and go off. Try to remember where it was set off - you really don't want to get caught in the blast.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドルフィン爆弾
Dorufin Bakudan
Dolphin Bomb
(The S.S. Dolphin is Olimar's original ship in Pikmin.)
Chinese 多露芬炸彈 (Traditional)
多露芬炸弹 (Simplified)
Duōlùfēn zhàdàn
Dolphin Bomb
German Hocotate-Bombe Hocotate Bomb
Russian Бомба «Хокотатэ»
Bomba «Hokotate»
Hocotate Bomb


  • The Hocotate Ship is never referred to as such in Pikmin 2; Super Smash Bros. Brawl names it the "Hocotate Ship" in its trophy description.
  • A spaceship that resembles Olimar's ship from Pikmin 2 appears in both the Space Junk Galaxy and the Ghostly Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy.
  • In the 2010 version of Nintendo Monopoly, one of the tokens is the Hocotate Ship. Oddly, the back of the game box refers to it as "Pikmin's Ship".