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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the sixth installment in the Super Smash Bros series. It will be a 3-D on a 2-D plane fighting game for the Nintendo Switch and is scheduled to be released in late 2018.

All playable Pokémon from previous installments return as playable characters, including Pichu, who was previously playable in Super Smash Bros. Melee. In addition, all characters from previous installments appear as well, including the addition of a few new characters from other video games franchises as well. Several Pokémon, originally introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon, were also added as Pokémon that are summoned with a Poké Ball.

The game's initial roster consists of the original 8 playable characters from the first Super Smash Bros. game, which includes Pikachu, while the rest of the characters must be unlocked.

A few other things confirmed in the original video is that the female Pikachu version will be added as an color swap for Pikachu as well as Pikachu Libre, also a female, who is known appearing in Pokkén Tournament (Pokkén Tournament DX). Also for Pokémon Trainer, Leaf from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Version will be added as a color swap. As Greninja gains Bond Phenomenon transformation as Ash-Greninja into this game, meaning this Greninja is confirmed to be a male.

On November 1, 2018 it was confirmed through Nintendo Direct that Incineroar is a playable character, and revealed to be the last Pokémon role for Unshō Ishizuka before his passing in August 13, 2018.

This is also be the third game to have storyline since it was last appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, it is the first game to have voice over cutscenes for all cast, mainly English and Japanese. Yet, it is unknown whether the full sentence voice over will affect the regular gameplay, such as for the human speaking characters who don’t have either full sentences or/and secondary language voice between the two said languages, just like Fire Emblem’s Marth and Roy who are confirmed to have English which they did not obtained in the previous games.

Development

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was first teased during a Nintendo Direct on March 8, 2018, under the tentative title Super Smash Bros., and was formally announced during Nintendo's Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2018.

The game was developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd., the same team that developed Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, with Masahiro Sakurai as the director.

Due to the ever-expanding roster and the separate franchises that represent them, it was revealed on November 1 through Nintendo Direct that due to the difficulty of creating trophies, the trophy system was removed and instead various non-playable characters will serve as Spirits and provide temporary power-ups for the playable characters. This will also include different Pokémon from the Pokémon franchise.

Newcomers

  • So far, 13 newcomers have been confirmed with 4 upcoming DLC characters (after Piranha Plant and Joker) releasing in 2019. So far, the revealed newcomers are:
    • Inkling (Splatoon)
    • Daisy (Super Mario Bros.) (Echo Fighter for Princess Peach)
    • Ridley (Metroid)
    • Simon Belmont (Castlevania)
      • Richter Belmont (Castlevania) (Echo Fighter)
    • Dark Samus (Metroid) (Echo Fighter for Samus)
    • Chrom (Fire Emblem) (Echo Fighter for Roy)
    • King K. Rool (Donkey Kong)
    • Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
    • Ken Masters (Street Fighter) (Echo Fighter for Ryu)
    • Incineroar (Pokémon)
    • Piranha Plant (Super Mario Bros.) (DLC Character)
    • Ren Amamiya/Joker (Persona) (DLC Character)

Spirits

As the trophies have been removed, Spirits of various non-playable characters are collected instead that serve as temporary power-ups. This will also include different Pokémon from the Pokémon franchise. Some of them include:

List of Pokémon Spirits
Name Type Class Ability
Abra Support Novice Makes Stuns and Grabs easier to escape.
Abomasnow Shield Novice Fire Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Fire and Explosions.
Absol Attack Novice No effect.
Aegislash Support Advanced Equipped Killing Edge at the start of a battle.
Alolan Exeggutor Support Advanced Equipped Back Shield at the start of a battle.
Alolan Raichu Support Advanced Gives Bury Immunity. Pitfalls and Burying moves don't work.
Alolan Vulpix Support Novice Equipped Freezie at the start of a battle.
Ampharos Attack Advanced Electric Attack get a power boost.
Arbok Attack Novice
No effect.
Arcanine Support Advanced Equipped Super Spicy Curry at the start of a battle.
Arceus Neutral Legend No effect.
Articuno, Zapdos & Moltres Attack Legend No effect.
Bellossom Support Novice Equipped Ramblin' Evil Mushroom at the start of a battle.
Bewear Attack Advanced No effect.
Black Kyurem Attack Ace No effect.
Blastoise Shield Advanced Electric Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Electricity.
Blaziken Attack Advanced Foot Attack get a power boost.
Celebi Grab Legend Great Autoheal. Every five seconds, the player recovers some health.
Chandelure Support Advanced Lava-Floor Resistance. Takes less damage from Lava Floor.
Chansey Shield Advanced Equipped Fairy Bottle at the start of a battle.
Charizard Fighter None No effect.
Charmander Attack Novice Water Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Water.
Chespin Shield Novice Fire Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Fire and Explosions.
Chikorita Grab Novice Fire Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Fire and Explosions.
Clefairy Neutral Novice No effect.
Cobalion, Terrakion, & Virizion Neutral Ace No effect.
Cresselia Shield Ace TBA
Cubone Grab Novice Water Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Water.
Darkrai Sheild Ace Gives Slumber Immunity. Slumber Floor and Falling Asleep in general doesn't work.
Dedenne Support Novice Electric Attack get a power boost.
Deoxys (Normal Forme) Grab Legend Weakens enemies PSI-based attacks.
Detective Pikachu Support Advanced Gives Fog Immunity. The player will have fog disappear from the stage.
Dialga Grab Ace TBA
Diancie Grab Advanced Can be Enhanced at Lvl. 99.
Ditto Support Advanced TBA
Dugtrio Shield Novice TBA
Dragonite Shield Advanced TBA
Eevee Neutral Novice TBA
Electrode Support Advanced Equipped Bomber at the start of a battle.
Farfetch'd Support Novice Equipped Lip's Stick at the start of a battle
Flygon Grab Advanced TBA
Garchomp Attack Advanced TBA
Gardevoir Support Advanced Great Shield Reflect. Reflects projectiles when you do a perfect shield.
Genesect Shield Ace TBA
Gengar Grab Advanced Poison Resistance. Takes less damage from poison.
Geodude Shield Novice Water Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Water.
Giratina (Altered Forme) Neutral Ace Can be Enhanced at Lvl. 99.
Giratina (Origin Forme) Neutral Legend Shield Damage Up. Increases the amount of damage done to enemy shields. Only obtainable after getting the Giratina (Altered Forme) Spirit to Lvl. 99.
Goldeen Shield Novice TBA
Greninja Fighter None No effect.
Groudon Attack Advanced TBA
Gyarados Support Advanced Air Attacks get a power boost
Heracross Grab Advanced Fire Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Fire and Explosions.
Hitmonlee Attack Advanced TBA
Ho-Oh Neutral Legend TBA
Hoopa (Confined Forme) Grab Advanced TBA
Hoopa (Unbound Forme) Grab Ace Toss & Meteor Smash Attacks get a power boost. Only obtainable after getting the Hoopa (Confined Forme) Spirit to Lvl. 99.
Houndoom Attack Advanced Fire Attacks get a power boost.
Hydreigon Attack Advanced TBA
Incineroar Fighter None No effect.
Inkay Support Advanced Gives Falling Immunity. Things such as Earthquakes and Banana Peels don't trip the player.
Ivysaur Fighter None No effect.
Jigglypuff Fighter None No effect.
Jirachi Support Legend TBA
Kangaskhan Grab Advanced Can be Enhanced at Lvl. 99.
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme) Shield Advanced Can be Enhanced at Lvl. 99.
Keldeo (Resolute Forme) Shield Legend Hyper Smash Attacks get a power boost. Only obtainable after getting the Keldeo (Ordinary Forme) Spirit to Lvl. 99.
Kyogre Shield Advanced Can be Enhanced at Lvl. 99.
Kyurem Shield Advanced Toss & Meteor Smash Attacks get a power boost
Landorus Neutral Ace No effect.
Lapras Support Advanced TBA
Latias & Latios Support Ace Gives Strong Wind Immunity. Strong winds don't push the player.
Lucario Fighter None No effect.
Lugia Grab Ace Water Attack get a power boost.
Lunala Grab Ace No effect.
Machamp Grab Advanced TBA
Magearna Support Ace Gives Ice Floor Immunity. The player won't slip or slide on ice floors.
Magneton Shield Novice Electric Attack get a power boost.
Manaphy Grab Legend TBA
Marill Support Novice Impact Run Attacks get a power boost.
Mega Charizard X Attack Ace Fire Attacks get a power boost.
Mega Diancie Grab Legend Equipped Franklin Badge at the start of a battle. Only obtainable after getting the Diancie Spirt to Lvl. 99.
Mega Kangaskhan Grab Ace Chance of a Double Final Smash happening. Only obtainable after getting the Kangaskhan Spirit to Lvl. 99.
Mega Lucario Grab Ace TBA
Mega Mewtwo Y Grab Ace Weakens enemies PSI-based attacks.
Meloetta (Aria Forme) Support Ace TBA
Meowth Shield Advanced TBA
Metapod Support Novice TBA
Metagross Shield Advanced Weakens enemies PSI-based attacks.
Mew TBA TBA TBA
Mewtwo Fighter None No effect.
Milotic Neutral Advanced TBA
Miltank Support Novice TBA
Mimikyu Support Advanced Equipped Death Scythe at the start of a battle.
Necrozma Support Ace Gives Gravity Immunity. Changes in gravity don't work.
Nihilego Support Ace Gives Screen Flip Immunity. The screen won't turn sideways or upside-down.
Oshawott Grab Novice Electric Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Electricity.
Palkia Shield Ace TBA
Partner Eevee Support Ace Stats up after eating.
Partner Pikachu Support Ace Umdamaged attack and speed up.
Pichu Fighter None No effect.
Pidgey Support Novice TBA
Pikachu Fighter None No effect.
Pikachu Libre Fighter None TBA
Pinsir Grab Advanced TBA
Piplup Shield Novice TBA
Pokémon Trainer Female Fighter None No effect.
Pokémon Trainer Male Fighter None No effect.
Porygon Shield Novice No effect.
Primal Groudon Shield Ace Weakens enemies Explosion and Fire Attacks. Only obtainable after getting the Groudon Spirit to Lvl. 99.
Primal Kyogre Attack Ace Weakens enemies Water and Ice Attacks. Only obtainable after getting the Kyogre Spirit to Lvl. 99.
Psyduck Grab Novice Weakens enemies PSI-based attacks.
Pyukumuku Support Novice TBA
Raikou, Entei & Suicune Shield Ace Speed in slightly increased.
Rapidash Attack Advanced Speed in slightly increased.
Rayquaza Neautral Ace TBA
Regigigas Attack Ace TBA
Reshiram Shield Ace Fire Attacks get a power boost.
Rotom Grab Advanced Uses Energy Shot Attacks. Gets a resistance and attack boost.
Rowlet Shield Novice Fire Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Fire and Explosions.
Scizor Attack Advanced Fire Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Fire and Explosions.
Salamence Attack Advanced TBA
Sandshrew Support Novice Equipped Screw Attack at the start of a battle.
Shaymin (Land Forme) Grab Ace Can be Enhanced at Lvl. 99.
Shaymin (Sky Forme) Grab Legend Only obtainable after getting the Shaymin (Land Forme) Spirit to Lvl. 99.
Shedinja Support Advanced TBA
Skarmory Shield Novice Electric Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Electricity.
Slowpoke Master None Opens up the Dojo required to use Forgetful Style.
Smeargle Neutral Novice TBA
Snorlax Support Advanced Strong wind resistance.
Solgaleo Attack Ace Fire Attacks get a power boost.
Squirtle Fighter None No effect.
Staryu Grab Novice Electric Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Electricity.
Steelix Shield Advanced Weight is increased.
Sudowoodo Support Novice TBA
Tapu Koko Shield Ace Electric Attack get a power boost.
Tauros Neutral Advanced Speed in slightly increased.
Thundurus Shield Advanced Speed in slightly increased.
Togedemaru Shield Novice Electric Attack get a power boost.
Togepi Support Advanced TBA
Tornadus Attack Advanced TBA
Tyranitar Shield Advanced Water Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Water.
Unown Grab Novice Weakens enemies PSI-based attacks.
Uxie, Mesprit & Azelf Grab Ace Weakens enemies PSI-based attacks.
Venusaur Shield Advanced Fire Weakness increased. Takes more damage from Fire and Explosions.
Victini Support Legend Hyper Smash Attacks get a power boost.
Volcanion Support Ace Lava-Floor Immunity. Takes no damage from Lava Floor.
Vulpix Support Novice Equipped Fire Flower at the start of a battle.
Weezing Support Novice Explosion and Fire Attack get a power boost.
White Kyurem Shield Ace TBA
Wobbuffet Support Advanced TBA
Wooper Support Novice TBA
Xerneas Shield Ace TBA
Yveltal Grab Ace TBA
Zekrom Grab Ace TBA
Zoroark Attack Advanced Electric Attack get a power boost.
Zygarde 50% Grab Novice Can be Enhanced at Lvl. 99.
Zygarde Complete Grab Legend Critical Health Healing. Recovers health when on high-damage. Only obtainable after getting the Zygarde 50% Spirit to Lvl. 99.

PokéBalls

One of the items still available in this game is the Poké Ball. When you pick it up and throw it, a Pokémon comes out and attacks the other players. Below is a list of available Pokémon and the moves they use.

  • Electrode uses Explosion. This attack causes a huge explosion in 3 seconds. You can throw Electrode last-second in order to blow away opponents. It can also fake-out players by short-circuiting and failing to explode, only to explode when players get close.
  • Alolan Exeggutor doesn't use a move, but acts as a block in the middle of the stage.
  • Goldeen uses Splash. This attack just lets Goldeen flop on the stage, doing nothing whatsoever.
  • Staryu uses Swift. This attack allows Staryu to hover around the nearest opponent and shoot rapid-fire stars at them.
  • Ditto uses Transform. This allows Ditto to transform into its summoner and then attack opponents. Ditto was originally planned to be in Melee, but was cut due to coding errors.
  • Eevee uses Take Down. This attack allows Eevee to lunge towards players that are close. If no one is near, Eevee looks around, confused.
  • Snorlax uses Body Slam. This attack lets Snorlax jump to the top of the screen and come back down bigger, crushing opponents that are underneath or near it.
  • Mew uses Fly. This allows Mew to fly away from the stage, leaving gifts, points and trophies in its trails.
  • Bellossom uses Sweet Scent. This attack puts opponents to sleep if they get within range.
  • Entei uses Fire Spin. This attack lets Entei boost a large fire pillar that can trap opponents within it.
  • Suicune uses Aurora Beam. This attack allows Suicune to shoot a beam forward, freezing opponents that touch it.
  • Lugia uses Aeroblast. This attack lets Lugia fly to the background and emit large waves of energy to damage opponents.
  • Gardevoir uses Reflect. This attack allows Gardevoir to summon a reflective barrier that stops projectile attacks. Players can go inside the barrier to protect themselves.
  • Kyogre uses Hydro Pump. This attack pushes opponents off the stage. Kyogre can follow the opponent by flying.


Trivia

  • All of the new PokéBall Pokémon are either from Generation I or VII.
  • Meowth and Scizor are only PokéBall Pokémon to be cut and then reintroduced from former titles.
    • Meowth was present in every game except Melee.
    • Scizor was introduced in Melee and didn't return until Ultimate.
  • This was the last Pokemon role of Unshō Ishizuka as only Incineroar after his passing in August 13, 2018.
  • The Pokémon series has the most Spirits out of all franchises.
  • Two DLC spirits can be obtained from uploading save files from Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. These two spirits are the Partner Pikachu if you've uploaded Let's Go Pikachu and the Partner Eevee if you've uploaded Let's Go Eevee.

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