Captain Louie's artwork from Pikmin 2
|First game||Pikmin 2|
|Created by||Nintendo EAD|
Captain Louie is a character in the Pikmin series who first appeared in Pikmin 2 for the GameCube. He is Olimar's assistant, and is considered to be clumsy, and always hungry. In his first appearance, he was a playable character alongside Captain Olimar, and the player could switch between the two characters at almost anytime in the game while out on the field or in a cave so as to be able to divide their forces to accomplish things that would be hard, or even impossible to do for just Olimar alone.
He too is an alien from the planet Hocotate working for the same company on a different job at first, however he was told to help Olimar in his search for treasure since he was in a way the cause of Hocotate's money problem when the store of Golden Pikpik Carrots he was meant to deliver were eaten by a space rabbit, or so they were told. Throughout the game he never talks, but does write notes on how to cook monsters found throughout the region which you can view on the monster index after rescuing him from the Titan Dweevil. Also he can be used in multiplayer mode as the second player's character.
Super Smash. Bros series
- "A new Hocotate Freight employee. Louie is responsible for Captain Olimar having to venture back to the Pikmin planet. On his first delivery, Louie was supposedly attacked by a space bunny that devoured his whole lot of Pikpik Carrots. Pushed to the verge of bankruptcy, Hocotate Freight takes out an enormous loan that Louie and Olimar set out to pay back."
3DS/ Wii U
- Louie worked for Hocotate Freight in Pikmin 2. His appetite has gone into overdrive in Pikmin 3. Rescued from a swarm of Scornets by Alph and crew, Louie thanked them the next day by stealing all of the food they'd collected. Maybe he should work on his manners more than getting a meal...
- Gamecube - Pikmin 2 - 08/2004
- Wii U - Pikmin 3 - 08/2013
His name is thought to resemble Luigi's (from the Mario series.) name. Not only does it look the same, but Mario's name is similar to Olimar's, which can further make this fact. Also, "Mario" is an anagram of "Olimar".
It is speculated throughout the game that he may have the ability to communicate, and possibly even control insects, and monsters, and his grandma states in one of her messages to you that he always got along with the bugs well, however this is never proven, although it is mentioned that he demands to be called "The king of bugs" after you rescue him.
It is revealed in the unlockable footage "Louie's dark secret" that he was the one who ate the Golden Pikpik Carrots, and not a giant space rabbit.