Brittany (キャプテン・ブリトニー, Kyaputen Buritonī) is one of the three playable characters featured in Pikmin 3. She serves as a botanist for the crew, recording her notes on the fruits found on PNF-404.
She is strong-willed, but also gluttonous. Although she claims to distribute the juice evenly amongst her crew mates, she always provides a larger portion to herself than she does with the others. However, this does not affect gameplay.
She has short, pink hair pushed back behind one of her ears. Unlike the other two leaders, she has beady black eyes, a smaller pointed nose, and wears a pair of glasses with red frames. Like all other leaders, she wears a bulky space suit with a large life support system on her back, and a round helmet topped with a beacon. Her suit's details are the same shade of pink as her hair. However, her suit differs from the others' in that it is more feminine with a skirt shape, and has slightly raised heels.
Brittany is an overall kind person who cares for the Pikmin and her family. She is, however, the most gluttonous of the three and often takes a larger portion of their juice for herself. She tries to hide this from the others, as seen in a check-in conversation where she convinces Alph that she is taking only her fair share. She hates Charlie.
Reached target location
"I'm here. Now what?"
"Whew! I'm here! Ready?"
"Sorry for the delay."
Attacked by enemy
"Yikes! Stay back!"
"I need orders, quick!"
"Can I have some help here?!"
Collected a new fruit
"New fruit! Yay!"
"Let's analyse the other fruit!"
"We've retrieved a new type of fruit. Can't wait to taste it!"
No fruit collected
"Well... We didn't gather any food at all today! We need to step it up!"
"We did our best...but we didn't find any food today. Not good."
"We've worked hard today, and now it's time for our reward!"
"I'll ration out the food supply!"
"(Alph can make do with a slightly smaller portion...)"
"Knowing this is waiting at the end of the day makes it all worthwhile!"
"(It's a pity I have to split it with the others though...)"
"Well then... Bottoms up!"
Decent supply of juice
"Good! We still have juice left."
"We have enough food to last us for a short while at least."
"This is great! We actually have a little bit of a juice buffer!"
Low on juice
"Urk... We don't have much juice left. We need more fruit, like, now!"
"Oh dear... We don't have much juice left... We need to find more fruit ASAP!"
Lights up cave
Glowing flowers bloom
"It's looks so lovely and fluffy..."
Finds a geyser
"Ooh, a hot spring!"
Found a place to throw Pikmin across
"From here, I should be able to throw them to the other side!"
Call from Brittany
Alph: "Incoming call! Who's it from?"
Brittany: "Alph! It's me, Brittany! Do you copy?"
Brittany: "Thank goodness! You're with the S.S. Drake, right?"
Brittany: "I made it through the landing in one piece. The thing is, I'm trapped somewhere."
Brittany: "And I'm starv-"
Alph: "Oh, no! We've been cut off! I wonder how far Brittany is."
Alph: "In any case, I'm glad that she seems to be safe and sound."
Alph calls Brittany
Alph: "Brittany's just lying there! I hope I'm not too late!"
Alph: "Pick up, Brittany! Pick up! Please be OK!"
Brittany: "Alph?! Sorry about that. I was just taking a little nap. So, you're close by?"
Brittany: "Why wasn't I moving, you ask? Hee hee, well, you know me. I can sleep anywhere."
Brittany: "But never mind that. Listen, I discovered what looks like a huge piece of fruit! It's over there!"
Brittany: "But I'm stuck here for the time being. Could you go and check it out for me?"
Stuck behind crystal wall
"Alph! I've been waiting for you!"
"I can't break through this wall."
"Do something, Alph!"
"Can you smash this wall?"
Freed from crystal wall
"Whew! I can't tell you how happy I am to get out of this place."
"I'm fed up of sleeping rough. And I'm super hungry!"
"Uh... What's with your entourage there?"
"What's that you say? They're called Pikmin? They're cute."
"But we don't have time for cuteness right now! Look over there, Alphie!"
"Let's work together and nab that huge piece of fruit!"
Throwing leaders tutorial
"All right, here we go!"
"First, switch what you're throwing..."
"so you can throw me!"
"OK, let's throw some Pikmin."
"I'll take it from here! Press -/Y, if you'd be so kind!"
Approach Electric Gate
"Think I'll keep my distance..."
Picking up signal
"Now, what could this be? The radar's picking something up."
"There's a signal coming from here! Maybe it's a new type of food!"
"Let's go and look right away!"
Finds "Go Here!" note
"How odd to find such a memo!"
"Come to think of it, the radar did have a "Go Here!" feature."
"Maybe I should give it a try later on."
"Huh, what's going on? Pikmin in peril!"
"If I whistle with B/ZR, maybe I can help."
"Oh no! Drowning Pikmin!"
"I need to blow the whistle with B/ZR to call the Pikmin back over here!"
Closer to signal
"The signal seems like it's coming from past here."
Data file on the way to the mysterious signal
"What? There's a data file all the way out here?"
"Hocotate? Isn't that near Koppai?"
"Yeah, if I'm remembering right, its inhabitants love treasure and eat only vegetables."
"Did they come all this way to hunt for treasure? This Olimar guy must have a lot of time to spare..."
"Is this another Onion? I suppose they need light to live."
Near cave exit
"I can feel a draft coming in..."
Brittany: "Phew! It's good to be outside again. I was getting claustrophobic in that cave!"
Brittany: "Hey, there's Alph! And the S.S. Drake is there, too!"
Brittany: "Alph! I'm over here!"
Alph: "Ah, Brittany! Thank goodness you're OK!"
Alph: "I see you're on the other side of the river!"
Alph: "Our first priority is to reunite, so let's work together! Press Y when you want to hand over control!"
Brittany: "Got it!"
Brittany: "This place is absolutely freezing! If we stay too long, I'm afraid we're going to die of exposure."
Brittany: "That is, if we don't die of starvation first."
Alph: "Hey Brittany!"
Alph: "Did you find something interesting over there?"
Brittany: "Yes, actually! A new type of Pikmin!"
Brittany: "Yep, they're yellow and have big ears!"
Alph: "Wow! I want to meet them too!"
Brittany: "I'll have to find a place where I can throw them across to you."
Pikmin's path is abstructed
"The Pikmin seem to be having problems carrying their load back. I'd better do something..."
Near a warm cave
"I can feel a warm breeze coming from within..."
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Brittany appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. She is not playable, although Alph has a costume that makes his spacesuit, hair, and beacon pink.
"Brittany is part of the crew that crash-lands on PNF-404. She calls for help using her KopPad, and when Alph finally reaches her, he's got a bunch of Pikmin with him. Brittany doesn't let her deep fascination with these creatures distract her from giving Alph orders."
Early concept art of Brittany.
A screenshot of Brittany from an earlier build of the game.
A screenshot of Brittany following Charlie and Alph.
Brittany as she appears on the screen of the KopPad.
Brittany's photo in the background of the fruit info.
Brittany is the first playable female character in the Pikmin series.
Brittany, along with the President's wife, are the only characters seen wearing glasses. Interestingly, both of these characters' glasses have red frames.
Brittany, along with Character D and two of the ***SPAM?*** mailers from Pikmin 2, are the only characters that have a full head of hair.
Brittany's initial of her name is the same letter of her prototype name (Character B), just like Alph and Charlie.
Before rescuing Charlie, Brittany will occassionally mention at the end of the day that she'll shorten Alph's ration of juice to have more for herself, showing her gluttonous nature. She also affecionately calls Alph "Alphie".
Brittany is the only character with a normally sized nose. It appears to run in her family and it is hinted in the notes of the Tremendous Sniffer that they wished they had big noses, as she states that they all envy her aunt's big one.
Originally, HTML on the Pikmin 3 Japanese website could be decoded to reveal a line of text, "Brittany, botanist on behalf of Coppa Lee Star", whereas Alph and Charlie were both listed as "on behalf of Koppai Star". Because "star" can translate to any celestial body, many assumed this meant Brittany was in fact from Koppai's moon, which was thought to be called "Coppa Lee/Koppali". However, it was later discovered to be a mistranslation.
Brittany's name can be referencing to Botany (a name given to Biology that specialize in plants), as Brittany is a scientist in this field of Biology.