An employee of the Hocatate Freight Company and pilot of his personal spaceship, S.S. Dolphin, Olimar and his supply of Pikmin join the battle. During a vacation to an unknown planet, Olimar's ship is struck by a meteorite and crashes on the surface of the planet. Olimar awakes the next day to find the ship destroyed and must find its parts to fix it within the next 30 days before his life support runs out. At the Crash Site, he finds an onion-shaped object that sprouts plant-like creatures he names Pikmin, since they resemble Pikpik carrots. Forming a large mob, the Pikmin help Olimar collect the missing parts under his command.