Pirates are enemies from Rayman 1 who are seen teaming up with Space Mama in her Viking form. There are two of them that must be defeated before the player can challenge Space Mama herself. The first pirate leaps off from the ship and will throw his earring at Rayman. He can be defeated with three punches.
The second pirate sits atop the Crow's Nest of the ship and throws bombs at Rayman. The player must jump up and punch the Crow's Nest three times before he will jump down to challenge you. He will continue to throw bombs and even try to kick you from time to time. He can be defeated with two punches.