How long to beat Pikmin 4

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If you're wondering how long it takes to beat Pikmin 4, you're probably thinking of making your way through the game. Given it's the long-awaited follow-up to one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, it's worth giving a go.

In this guide, we'll go over how long it should take you to beat Pikmin 4, with some important information on credits, post-credits gameplay and more. This should help you out if you want to know how long you have left.

How long does it take to beat Pikmin 4?

There are two central times you want to watch out for. You can beat the game in a standard way by going through the story and hitting the credits. This being said, you can also play the game after the credits and get even more story, because things don't wrap up instantly narrative-wise once the credits roll. Here's how long each took for our review:

  • Base game (hit the credits once) - 10 hours and 39 minutes
  • Full completion (not 100%ing the game, but finishing the post-credits story) - 17 hours and 7 minutes

We'll go over the details of this post-game story below and why it is worth paying attention to.

Beware for major Pikmin 4 spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk!

After you rescue Olimar, you are able to blast off back to their home world. The credits will then roll until you are informed that Oatchi is unable to come with you. He has leafling DNA stopping him from leaving Earth and going back to your home planet.

You then have to come back to Earth, in order to find a scientist who can cure him. This will open up two more worlds, Giant's Hearth and Primordial Thicket, which will then challenge you with one last boss. This will then finish the game off for good.


Now that you know exactly how long it will take to beat Pikmin 4, you are probably looking for more information on the game. If so, here are all items in Pikmin 4, all gear in Pikmin 4, how to rewind in Pikmin 4, and all side missions in Pikmin 4.

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