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Pikmin Throw is Captain Olimar's Side Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and can only be used if Pikmin are next to Olimar. When Olimar tosses the Pikmin at his opponents, they latch onto them, attacking them whilst holding on. This causes the opposing players damage counter to rise gradually, until all the Pikmin are shaken off. Certain Pikmin do more damage than others, while others have added effects, such as poisoning (White Pikmin). More damage is dealt if more Pikmin are tossed at the opposing players.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the special move comes with two variants in which the player can customize once unlocked. Sticky Pikmin Throw makes Pikmin more resistant to being shaken off, but they deal less overall damage. Tackle Pikmin Throw causes Pikmin to act like Purple Pikmin, they slam into their opponents rather than latch on.