This page showcases the different Pikmin types and their corresponding abilities, as well as quirks. Pikmin is a franchise developed by Nintendo, currently with three titles and one spin-off. The games revolve around exploration of a super-sized world (or a normal-sized world as seen by tiny beings) and collecting fruit, ship parts, treasure, and other resources.
You only have as long as the sun stays up before you need to get back to your base, since your Pikmin are helpless in the dark, where nocturnal predators lie in wait. You will lose a great number of Pikmin, either to the hostile creatures living on the planet, or the planet’s elements themselves. With that in mind, most areas are free of danger, so don’t worry too much.