|This is a mandatory ship part.|
|Max. Carriers||40 Pikmin|
|Location||The Impact Site|
The Main Engine (メインエンジン, "Mein Enjin") is a part of the S.S. Dolphin. It is also the only part found on the first day in Pikmin, so that Captain Olimar is able to lift off from The Impact Site to escape the planet's nocturnal beasts. He is able to transport this part with the help of the Pikmin he discovers upon landing on the planet. When the Main Engine is restored to the S.S. Dolphin, the ship will flip over, and the part will be added to the bottom of the ship, allowing Olimar to continue on to The Forest of Hope to find the rest of his lost ship parts. In Pikmin 2, the Dream Den cave is found in the same location as the Main Engine.
"Amazing! There's no mistaking it! My ship's engine rests before my very eyes! By a stroke of pure luck, I have already stumbled upon the most important piece of my damaged craft! Fate has smiled upon me! But... How will I get it back to the Dolphin?"
"It was pure luck that I found this piece first. With this I can at least lift off!"
Collecting the partThe first day consists of the main tutorial about the Pikmin. Once Olimar gets the first Pikmin, start collecting all the Pellets including the ones on the two small stumps with ten or more Pikmin. They must then be commanded to move the box. Once the box is out of the way, Olimar can find the engine. Head up the rocks where the box made a ramp and get all of the Pellets until Olimar has twenty to twenty five Pikmin. Now the Pikmin can pick up the most important part of the S.S. Dolphin. Once the Pikmin carry it back to the ship, the day will end, and they will automatically go back to their Onion.
Click on a ship part