Captain Olimar is a well-known space captain from planet Hocotate. Although his species' name is unknown, there are more of them, residing on Hocotate. Captain Olimar has a wife and 2 Children, which he supports by working for Hocotate Frieght, a well-known delivery company. However, one day, when he was searching for a vacation spot, a meteorite struck his ship, and he crash-landed on an unknown planet, called the Distant Planet. With help from the Pikmin that lived there, he was able to gather all the parts of his broken ship, and made it back home. He is also a good friend and partner of Louie. He is Mortal Enemies with Emperor Bulblax.
Captain Olimar made an appearence in Pikmin: Spore Outbreak. He discovers the Rose Pikmin and Wogmin, both helpful additions to the species. His son finds Mantis Pikmin. Olimar speaks up more, both directly and personally to others and himself in this game. At the end of every day, he will begin a conversation with his family to see how they are doing.
An amiibo figure of Captain Olimar exists! For more info about this amiibo, see this page.