Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch is the largest crossover in video game history, featuring an unbelievable amount of properties from all over the world. In particular, Pokémon is well covered, with more Pokémon fighters and stages, as well as homages to the franchise, than ever before.
Every combatant from the series’ illustrious history returns to the fray in this spectacular instalment, and the colourful ensemble of Pokémon from the series is no exception to this rule. With the return of Pikachu and Jigglypuff, as well as newcomers Incineroar and Mewtwo in addition to series regulars Pikachu and Jigglypuff, Pichu, Lucario, Greninja and Pokémon Trainer—who can summon Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard into battle—all make appearances in the series. Posing for the camera after successful attacks, the ferocious Fire and Dark-type Pokémon comes up close and personal with the player to unleash devastating strikes like the Darkest Lariat, the Cross Chop, and the Revenge.
Additionally, nearly every Pokémon-themed stage makes a reappearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including Saffron City, which hasn’t been seen since the original Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64 was released in 2011. The primary portion of this stage is snuggled between two skyscrapers, and Pokémon can be seen emerging from the entryway of the Silph Co. building, which is located in the centre of the stage. The Spear Pillar level, which makes its first appearance since its introduction in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and both Pokémon Stadium stages are among the other locations that will be returning.
Spirits are a new addition to the series, and they are video game characters that may be equipped to your fighter before battle to activate special abilities and give your fighter a boost. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are over 150 Pokémon spirits to discover, each of which provides an improvement drawn from the Pokémon’s trademark skills. Beating a character-themed task will unlock the spirit that was the inspiration for the challenge, or you can scan compatible amiibo figures (such as the large Detective Pikachu amiibo) to unlock specific spirits in the game. Having save data from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on your Nintendo Switch will even allow you to acquire a Partner Pikachu or Partner Eevee spirit for your character. Boost the level of some spirits to unlock their secret potential—for example, Kangaskhan, who can be upgraded into Mega Kangaskhan—and experiment with other spirit combos to come up with super-effective strategy combinations.
As with previous instalments in the series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes a variety of Pokémon that can be obtained through the usage of Poké Balls and Master Balls, which players can then use to their advantage in combat. It’s possible that more than 50 Pokémon may make an appearance this time around, including Pokémon that were discovered in the Alola region as well as Alolan regional variant Pokémon. One such example is Alolan Exeggutor, whose long neck will serve as a dividing line on the stage. Additionally, Mimikyu, with its Let’s Snuggle Forever Z-Move, will kidnap and swallow a nearby opponent, so keep an eye out for him. If the target sustains enough damage as a result of the strike, they will be eliminated instantaneously!
In addition, the game includes a diverse collection of music tracks from throughout the Pokémon video game franchise. As you face off against your favourite warriors, you may jam out to arrangements of classic songs!
Whether you’re a seasoned Super Smash Bros. player or this is your first time participating, this instalment in the popular series is the best one to date for Pokémon fans, regardless of your skill level.