Flower Bird

From Pikmin Fanon

The Flower Bird is a cryptic magical floral creature, symbolic of both the sky (freedom) and manifestation (creation). Legend states that it was created as part of a science experiment from a mysterious extraterrestrial race, part of a community known as the Abundance Association; an activist group founded by a desire for gardening and creation over destroying.

In the Pikmin game it is featured; Captain Olimar rides it, and it acts as a galactic guardian against malevolent forces who seek to devour the Pikmin. The cutscene where this occurs is an iconic part of the game, and fans have drawn comparison with it to Star Fox's many air scenes.