Captain Olimar (キャプテン・オリマー, Kyaputen Orimā), also referred to as just Olimar, is the main protagonist of Pikmin and Pikmin 2, and the discoverer of every Pikmin type except for Winged and Rock Pikmin. He also appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros Brawl, Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
He was the first Hocotate Freight employee to discover the Planet of the Pikmin and the Pikmin species. He is the only employee of any merit who works at Hocotate Freight, and in the first Pikmin game, captains a customized company ship; the S.S. Dolphin. He has a family (wife, son, daughter and pet) on his home planet, Hocotate. In the notes on the Worthless Statue and the Priceless Statue, Olimar mentions his father and mother (whose death is hinted at).
In-game, Olimar's dialogue of notes to himself are in Pikmin only; in the second game, they are replaced by the Ship's.