Yellow Pikmin are found throughout all of the "Pikmin" games and are identifiable by their yellow color and quite large ears. They can be thrown higher than other Pikmin types and can even conduct electricity.

In the original "Pikmin," Yellow Pikmin are the second type of Pikmin collected and can be found inside a Yellow Onion. In "Pikmin 2," they are the fourth type to be found and are located in the Perplexing Pool. In "Pikmin 3," a player may collect Yellow Pikmins after Brittany plucks a few out of the ground to help several other Yellow Pikmins complete a circuit and unlock the Yellow Onion.