Spear Pillar

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Pokémon
Spear Pillar
Spear Pillar
PokemonSymbol.png
Universe Pokémon
Appears in SSBB
Home stage to Pikachu
Lucario
Pokémon Trainer (Squirtle/Ivysaur/Charizard)
Jigglypuff
Availability Unlockable
Unlock criteria Complete Event 25: The Aura Is With Me
Crate type Normal
Tracks available Victory Road
Dialga / Palkia Battle at Spear Pillar!
Wild Pokémon Battle! (Diamond/Pearl)
Team Galactic Battle!
Route 209

Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Tournament legal (SSBB)
Singles Banned
Doubles Banned
Article on Bulbapedia Spear Pillar

Spear Pillar (テンガンざん やりのはしら, Mt. Coronet Spear Pillar) is a location in the Pokémon series located in the Sinnoh region. Its debut was in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions and Dialga and/or Palkia can be captured there.

Stage Description[edit]

Spear Pillar is a playable stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Dialga, Palkia, and Cresselia make cameo appearances in the background to devastate the players. It is a destructible stage, which also features a cave underneath the surface which players can brawl in. Spear Pillar can be unlocked by completing Event 25: The Aura Is With Me.

Stage elements[edit]

After the first few seconds in battle, Dialga, Palkia, or Cresselia will show up in the background of the stage. The player can tell what Pokémon will appear by the tint of the stage; Dialga and Palkia appear in blue or pink tints, respectively, and Cresselia can appear in the blue tint in place of Dialga. The Pokémon will perform different attacks when they appear:

Dialga[edit]

  • Shoots a vertical Hyper Beam covering a third of the stage. It can be shielded.
  • Slows down the passage of time using Roar of Time. This stacks with effects such as the Timer.
  • Roars, then jumps onto the stage and attacks nearby characters with Roar of Time. There is a larger delay between the roar and jumping on to the stage than there is for other roar-signified attacks.
  • Tilts the stage slightly (this is an illusion; flat surfaces don't become slopes, for example).

Palkia[edit]

  • Shoots a horizontal Hyper Beam that covers either the upper or lower level. It can be shielded.
  • Tilts the stage at up to a 30 degree angle (again, just an illusion).
  • Mirrors the stage (so that pressing right causes a character to appear to move to the left).
  • Rotates the stage at a 180 degree angle (so that gravity faces up and left is right).
  • Halves gravity (warps space) by using Spacial Rend.

Cresselia[edit]

  • Throws a series of Psycho Cuts across the stage in straight lines from its position.
  • Throws a single Psycho Cut that swoops across either the upper or lower.

Dialga and Palkia will also occasionally destroy a third of the top level of the stage.

After a while, the legendary Pokémon will vanish in a puff of smoke, leaving the brawl to continue normally for a short time. Soon enough, it will return exactly the same as before. Only one Pokémon warps in per fight - they cannot switch in the middle of a match.

Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit, other legendary Pokémon, also make appearances here. However, these Pokémon appear rarely on the stage, and if they do, they only sit and watch; they do not conduct any other experiments on the stage.

Tournament Legality[edit]

This stage is universally banned in mainstream tournaments due to the large and frequent number of overly powerful and disruptive hazards that Palkia, Dialga, and Cresselia can create that frequently disrupt gameplay or easily result in a turning tide for a lucky player (particularly when Palkia flips the stage sideways or turns it upside down). The bottom cavern of the stage also acts as a large cave of life to combatants, prolonging brawls and promoting stalling. The overall stage design with the separated top area and bottom area can allow for circle camping as well.

Origin[edit]

The peak of Mt. Coronet (Spear Pillar) as it originally appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

Spear Pillar debuts in Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, and can be found at the top of Mt. Coronet. In this game, the two legendary Pokémon Palkia and Dialga can be found at Spear Pillar. Team Galactic, the criminal organization of Sinnoh, travel up to Spear Pillar and awaken Dialga/Palkia, bound by a crystalline Red Chain from the Lake Guardians, in order to destroy the world and create a new universe where the Galactic Boss, Cyrus, is deity and king. Dawn or Lucas (not to be confused with the Lucas from Mother 3) travels up to Spear Pillar, where they impede Team Galactic's plan to control the legendary Pokémon by defeating their boss as his plan fails. Upon defeat, Team Galactic retreats and the player has the choice to defeat or capture Dialga/Palkia. High above the Spear Pillar is the Hall of Origin, where the omnipotent legendary Pokémon Arceus resides.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Pokémon RPGs, Cresselia has no connection to Spear Pillar at all.
  • Unlike other stages, such as Mushroomy Kingdom which identify the specific game it hails from, Spear Pillar is only given the setting Pokémon.
  • If Olimar uses his Final Smash when the stage is turned upside down, the Bulborbs still appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • The cave underneath the main platform strongly resembles the Sinnoh Underground, with crystals partially burrowed in the floor and walls like in the Underground.
  • When the stage is rotated or mirrored, even the pause screen is affected by the switch.
  • If the camera is moved so it is possible to look near the back of the stage, one could see what looks like a meteorite sitting near a tree.
  • If the player pauses the game and close up on the vertically moving platforms, the platform on the left shows a hieroglyphic drawing of Dialga, with Giratina and Palkia on the other side.
  • If one were to look at the stars at the very top of the stage, the face of a Pokémon that resembles Arceus can be seen.

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