Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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The cover of Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Basic info
Platform: {{{platform}}}
Category: Versus Fighting
Players: 4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: None
Developer: Game Arts
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: {{{gen_series}}}
ESRB: Teen
Release dates
Japan: 31 January 2008
North America: 9 March 2008
Australia: TBA 2008
Europe: Q3 2008
South Korea:
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Official Japanese Site
English: Official US Site

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズX Great Fray Smash Brothers X) is the third installment of the Super Smash Bros. series, released on the Wii in early 2008. As with previous installments, characters from various Nintendo video games will do battle with each other. The game allows the use of the Nintendo GameCube controller, the Wii Remote alone, the Nunchuck + Remote control scheme, and the Wii Classic Controller. Non-Nintendo characters Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog are also featured in the game.

Several game mechanics have been introduced into the sequel, like the ability to crawl, the existence of containers with wheels, and the ability of each character to perform an unusually powerful signature move called Final Smash. The game also built on Melee's one-player modes, with the Adventure Mode being expanded into a complete side-scrolling game called The Subspace Emissary. This mode features a story told through cutscenes which were co-written by Kazushige Nojima, who is best known as the scenario writer for Final Fantasy VII.

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Ivysaur about to get a Smash Ball.

The game has 39 playable characters, including transformations, which is an increase of 13 from Melee. Pikachu and Jigglypuff return as playable Pokémon but Pichu and Mewtwo were both cut from the roster. Pikachu's Final Smash is Volt Tackle and Jigglypuff's Final Smash is Ookikunaru.

A new character present in the starting lineup is a Pokémon Trainer, whose character design is based on the Generation III Red. In a first for the series, he only appears in the background and his Pokémon do the actual fighting. His team is comprised of Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, which he cycles through in that order with his Down Special move, Pokémon Change. Squirtle knows Waterfall, Water Gun, and Withdraw, Ivysaur knows Bullet Seed, Razor Leaf, and Vine Whip, and Charizard knows Flamethrower, Fly, and Rock Smash. In addition, Charizard has the ability to glide. The Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash is Triple Finish.

The other new playale character in the game is Lucario, who was accidently revealed to be a playable character in a commercial released ten days before the game. When browsing through the sticker book, the icons at the bottom of the screen list the playable characters that can use it, so Groudon's sticker naturally showed Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pokémon Trainer and Lucario. Lucario is unlocked by completing the five target tests, playing 100 VS matches or simply meeting it in the Subspace Emissary. Lucario's Final Smash is Aura Storm.

The Poké Ball returns as an item, providing the debut of many Generation III and Generation IV Pokémon to the series. It is joined by the Assist Trophy, which uses the same concept to bring characters from other franchises into the fray.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl became the seventh game to ever receive a perfect score from Famitsu.

Playable Pokémon characters

Pokémon stages

Pokémon music

  1. Pokémon Red and Blue - Main Theme
  2. Pokémon Red and Blue - Pokémon Center
  3. Pokémon Red and Blue - Route 1
  4. Pokémon Red and Blue - Gym & Evolution Theme
  5. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - Wild Pokémon Battle
  6. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - Victory Road
  7. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Wild Pokémon Battle
  8. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Dialga & Palkia Battle
  9. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Team Galactic Battle
  10. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Route 209
  11. Super Smash Bros. Melee - Pokémon Stadium
  12. Super Smash Bros. Melee - Poké Floats
  13. Super Smash Bros. Melee - Pokémon Gold/Silver Battle Theme
  14. Pokémon Victory Theme

Subspace Emissary Pokémon

The following Pokémon appear alongside the playable characters in the game's Adventure Mode, "The Subspace Emissary."

Poké Ball Pokémon

The following Pokémon appear from Poké Balls:

Meowth Uses Pay Day on opponents.
Electrode Electrode uses Explosion. It can be thrown after some time has passed. It may fail to detonate.
Goldeen No effect, just Splashes around.
Staryu Chases after the nearest opponent, then locks itself into position and shoots with Swift.
Snorlax Uses Body Slam on the battlefield.
Moltres Uses Fly to lift away from the battlefield while burning all who touch it.
Mew Appears and leaves some CDs.
Chikorita Unleashes a flurry of Razor Leaf attacks hitting anyone in its path.
Togepi Uses Metronome to randomly perform another attack.
Bellossom Uses Sweet Scent to put nearby players to sleep.
Wobbuffet Uses Counter to knock away anyone who hits it.
Entei It uses Fire Spin, trapping anyone who lands in it.
Suicune Shoots a powerful Aurora Beam directly forward.
Lugia Uses Aeroblast to shoot foes with a blast of air.
Ho-Oh Uses Sacred Fire to trap a foe in a vortex of flames.
Celebi Appears and leaves some Trophies.
Torchic It engulfs nearby battlers with flames it radiates from its body by using Fire Spin.
Gardevoir Conjures a sphere of Reflect that will protect the player that summoned it from projectile attacks.
Gulpin Uses Swallow to trap nearby players and then spits them out.
Metagross Hovers above the ground before creating an Earthquake.
Latias and Latios Fly to opposite ends of the screen then converge in the middle and use Steel Wing, attacking anyone in their paths.
Kyogre Kyogre uses Hydro Pump to shoot a stream of water at the battlefield.
Groudon Groudon's uses Overheat to form a fiery aura that harms and knocks away upon contact.
Deoxys Floats up into the air and unleashes a Hyper Beam at the ground.
Jirachi Appears and leaves some Stickers.
Piplup Slides around using Surf to push anyone caught in the water off the stage.
Bonsly Wanders around the stage and can be picked up and tossed to cause severe damage with a Tackle.
Munchlax Slowly walks around looking for items to eat using the Pickup ability.
Weavile Uses False Swipe to run around the stage slashing wildly. It does minimal damage but causes stunning.
Manaphy Uses Heart Swap to make the players switch characters for a while.

Pokémon cameos

The following Pokémon make cameos on the Pokémon Stadium 2 stage:

The following Pokémon make cameos on the Spear Pillar stage:

Pokémon Trophies

Pokémon Stickers

External links

List of Pokémon appearing in Brawl

Stadium series: Stadium (JPEN) • Stadium 2Battle Revolution
Storage series: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Transporter)
Colosseum series: ColosseumXD
Other games: Dream Radar
Pokémon game templates

Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos