- This article relates to the official games. See Pikipedia's "ship part" article for more official information.
Ship parts are components of spacecraft. Collecting them is usually essential in preserving the lives of the leaders the ship belongs to and may improve the functionalities of the ship the parts belong to.
In Pikmin 1, Olimar must recover the ship parts that plummeted to PNF-404 as a result of the S.S. Dolphin colliding with an asteroid. While there are thirty ship parts to find, only five of them are optional. The more ship parts he collects, the more areas he can explore, and the more repaired and elaborate the S.S. Dolphin appears. If Olimar fails to collect even one of the mandatory ship parts by day thirty, he will be unable to leave the planet, and will die as his life support systems will no longer be able to sustain him.
In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, specifically Olimar's Comeback, Olimar and Louie must cooperate to recover the Hocotate ship's lost parts after they had abandoned it.