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Pokémon Trainer (Super Smash Bros.)

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Pokémon Trainer
ポケモントレーナー Pokémon Trainer
Pokemon Trainer Brawl.png
Pokémon Trainer and his Pokémon in Brawl
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region World of Trophies
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation IV
Games Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Pokémon Trainer (Japanese: ポケモントレーナー Pokémon Trainer) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Core mechanics

Unlike the other characters, Pokémon Trainer doesn't actually fight his opponents himself. Instead, he sends out his Pokémon team of Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard to fight on his behalf, each with its own set of moves, strengths, and weaknesses. The Trainer is able to switch between the three Pokémon using the Down-Special move, Pokémon Change, which each Pokémon has access to. If a Pokémon fights for too long it will gradually weaken. The Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish, is also shared amongst the three Pokémon.

During a fight, the Pokémon Trainer can be seen in the background, using hand signals and commands to direct his Pokémon, and running across the screen (on large stages) so he can be near his Pokémon at all times. When his Pokémon are defeated, he remains in the background, but pulls his hat over his eyes and assumes a defeated posture.

Pokémon

Pokémon Trainer's Squirtle
Squirtle
Main article: Squirtle on Smash Bros. Wiki

Squirtle is a fast, lightweight fighter and uses various attacks using its shell and jets of water. It can use Waterfall to dash upward on a wave of water to recover from falls, Withdraw, to retreats to its shell and propel itself forward, shooting water from its shell. It also uses Water Gun to push enemies backward with a stream of chargeable water. Because of its lightweight build, it excels in aerial combat but is easy to knock off the stage and KO. It uses Hydro Pump in the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

In the Subspace Emissary, Squirtle is the first Pokémon to appear alongside the Pokémon Trainer. It is sent out to assist a distraught Lucas.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Water Gun

Withdraw

Waterfall

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(Hydro Pump)

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Debut Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Voice actors
Japanese Rikako Aikawa
English Michele Knotz
Pokémon Trainer's Ivysaur
Ivysaur
Main article: Ivysaur on Smash Bros. Wiki

In many ways, Ivysaur is the balance between the heavyweight, hard-hitting Charizard and the lightweight, agile Squirtle. It uses mostly physical Grass-type attacks, such as Bullet Seed, a rapid upward hitting move, and Vine Whip, a recovery move where vines are shot out to latch onto edges of a stage and pull Ivysaur up. It also uses the projectile attack Razor Leaf. It uses SolarBeam in the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

In the Subspace Emissary, Ivysaur is found by the Pokémon Trainer, Squirtle, and Lucas after an encounter with Ness's captor, Wario. This allows the Pokémon Trainer to use Pokémon Change in the story mode.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Bullet Seed

Razor Leaf

Vine Whip

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(SolarBeam)

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Debut Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Voice actors
Japanese Tomoko Kawakami
English Craig Blair
Pokémon Trainer's Charizard
Charizard
Main article: Charizard on Smash Bros. Wiki

Charizard is the Pokémon Trainer's powerhouse, boasting heavy-hitting moves and excellent recovery, but lacking in speed. It uses a variety of mostly physical attacks, such as Rock Smash, a powerful attack towards enemies directly in front, and Fly, a recovery move that sends Charizard skywards and allows it to glide. It can also use Flamethrower to attack from a short distance, although its power decreases over time. It uses Fire Blast in the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

In the Subspace Emissary, Charizard is found shortly after Ivysaur, completing the Trainer's team.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Flamethrower

Rock Smash

Fly

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(Fire Blast)

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Debut Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Voice actors
Japanese Shinichirō Miki
English Shinichirō Miki

Subspace Emissary

The Pokémon Trainer is first encountered by Lucas in the Ruined Zoo. For most of the game, the two are paired together. Pokémon Trainer's mission is to capture Charizard and Ivysaur while Lucas's is to save Ness. On their way to the Ruins, the two are ambushed by Wario, who is eventually defeated by the two. Later in The Ruined Hall, they are attacked by Galleom. Once defeated, it sets off a time bomb. Lucas saves the Pokémon Trainer, and they are then both saved by Meta Knight who carries them away from the explosion, which sucks up Wario's trophy into Subspace. From then on the two join Meta Knight, Marth, and Ike on their quest to take down the Subspace Army.

Codec information (on Shadow Moses Island)

Solid Snake: "Pokémon Trainer... That's the guy giving orders behind a Pokémon, right?"
Roy Campbell: "Right, and this Pokémon Trainer is controlling Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard. They represent water, grass, and fire, and they're all powerful."
Solid Snake: "So he makes his Pokémon fight while he sits back and watches. Sounds like a good deal if you ask me."
Roy Campbell: "It's not like that, Snake. Those Pokémon wouldn't know what to do if the Pokémon Trainer wasn't there giving orders. In every battle, there's a soldier doing the fighting, and a commander telling him what to do. By working together as a team, they accomplish much more than either could on their own. So let's do this together, partner."
Solid Snake: "...Yeah... Whatever you say, Colonel."

Trophy information

Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash

Pokémon Trainer

"A person who raises Pokémon and trains them as partners in battle. In battle, a Trainer gives orders to the Pokémon and uses items. It's not an exaggeration to say battles can be won or lost on a Trainer's single strategic move. Trainers pour their hearts into their Pokémon and share anger, sadness, and joy as they adventure in hopes of becoming Pokémon Masters."

Triple Finish

"The Final Smash of the Pokémon Trainer. Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard join forces to simultaneously use Hydro Pump, SolarBeam, and Fire Blast. This is the only time all three of them appear on the screen together, so this move boasts the strength of three in one. A window will appear on the screen saying "It's super effective!" when the attack hits."

Gallery

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 半場友恵 Tomoe Hanba
English Michele Knotz
European Spanish Isabel Navarro

Trivia

  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Charizard is the slowest character, contradicting its main series Speed stat, especially when compared to other Pokémon featured in the game.

External links


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