The Gluon Drive is a ship part found in Pikmin. It is one of the vital parts of the S.S. Dolphin and Captain Olimar is unable to leave the planet without it.

How to Get

The Gluon Drive is found in The Distant Spring where it is located after two buildable bridge with one requiring Blue Pikmin to build. Make sure to also get rid of the Wollywogs wandering around the part to avoid any unecessary death.


Discovery Notes

"I've found the Gluon Drive! Using the quark-binding metaphysical properties of gluons, this device... Well, it's...very scientific, and I don't fully understand it myself, but it was very expensive..."

Ship Log

"I have no idea how this works, but it means the Dolphin will again lift off with its characteristic roar!"


  • In real life, gluons are the theoretical particles responsible for the strong nuclear force.
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