Celebi

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Celebi
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Celebi's official artwork from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Games Melee
Brawl
Move Fly
Rarity Rare
Article on Bulbapedia Celebi (Pokémon)

Celebi (セレビィ, Celebi) is a fictional creature in the Pokémon franchise.

Origin[edit]

Celebi's official artwork from Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Celebi is a Psychic/Grass-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation II, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #251 as the "Time Travel Pokémon". It is depicted as the guardian of the forests and possesses the ability to travel through time, though this ability is shown in the main series Pokémon games only in a secret event in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Despite its DOJO!! description, Celebi cannot learn Fly in any game. In the National Pokédex, it is registered as #251 and it is also the last Pokémon in the Johto Dex.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Celebi as seen in Melee.

Celebi is very special among the Pokémon who can be summoned. First, it must be unlocked: it won't appear out of a Poké Ball until all playable characters and stages have been unlocked, the sound test has been unlocked, all event matches have been completed, and the Score Display feature has been unlocked (by getting 5000 total KOs). Once that is done, the chance of Celebi appearing is 1/251 ("251" being the total number of Pokémon in existence at the time of Melee's release), just like the other "unlockable" Pokémon, Mew. (Both have a double-chance of appearing in Event 37: Legendary Pokémon, though a 2/251 chance still is not that large.)

Like Mew, Celebi's action is not an attack: Celebi gently flies off the screen a few seconds after it's summoned. Afterwards, the summoner is awarded the rare Celebi Catcher bonus for 8,000 Points. The first time this is achieved, it yields a special achievement message saying "You've encountered Celebi for the first time!" and awards the player the Celebi trophy.

Trophy information[edit]

Celebi, as with all other Poké Ball Pokémon, features as a collectible trophy, which must be specifically earned by encountering Celebi once during any match. This makes it one of the hardest trophies to earn, because the player must essentially play the entire game through before the 1/251 chance of Celebi appearing in a Poké Ball is put into effect, and that is a very rare occurrence indeed: throwing 251 separate Poké Balls does not guarantee one appearance by Celebi among them.

The Celebi trophy from Melee.
Celebi
Celebi has the power to travel through time, and thus wanders from one age to the next. It is considered a deity by the forests: plants and trees are said to grow in abundance wherever Celebi visits. Like Mew, Celebi is shrouded in mystery. Its special techniques blend grass and psychic powers.
Pokémon Gold & Silver

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

It gracefully ascends to the sky while dropping off several trophies. Consider yourself lucky to meet this one!
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!
Celebi in Brawl.

Celebi returns as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Its behavior remains the same, but instead of awarding a bonus it drops 3 trophies before flying away. After the player first sees Celebi, they will get a notice saying that they have seen it for the first time and "It is a rare event indeed".

Mew, Jirachi, and Celebi appear 1/493 of the time individually, with there being 493 Pokémon at the time of Brawl's release. However, only 492 Pokémon had been officially known at this time: thus, Celebi's summon chance gave some evidence towards the then-secret Pokémon Arceus.

Trophy description[edit]

The Celebi trophy from Brawl.
Celebi
A Time Travel Pokémon. Celebi can travel throughout time and inhabit multiple places simultaneously. It is said that it appears only during times of peace, greeted by a flourishing of grass and trees. Two turns after Celebi uses its Future Sight move, the foe is bombarded with psychic energy. This proves to have a devastating impact on any Pokémon.
Game Boy: Pokémon Gold/Silver
GB Advance: Pokémon Emerald

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
Celebi Pokémon series EffectIcon(Grass).png Attack +14 PokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Celebi (Pokemon series).png
Celebi
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Celebi appears only as a trophy and exclusively in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. 4.

Trophy information[edit]

Celebi's trophy.
Celebi
This Pokémon has the unique ability to travel through time to the past or future. However, the only times Celebi wants to visit are those of peace, so catching sight of Celebi in one of the beautiful forests it frequents is a good sign indeed. Perhaps it's mankind's responsibility to create the kind of time Celebi would want to visit.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
486
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Celebi
Support
★★★★ 3 Great Autoheal Pokémon Series