Event 37: Legendary Pokémon

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Event 37
Legendary Pokémon
Legendary Pokémon
Official description A slew of legendary Pokémon are all the help you'll get!
Character(s) used Choose (1 stock)
Opponent(s) Jigglypuff (2 stock)
Giant Female Wire Frame x2 (2 stock)
Giant Male Wire Frames x2 (2 stock)
Stage(s) Battlefield
Music Poké Floats
Availability Unlockable
For Reward Unlock Pichu

Legendary Pokémon (伝説のポケモンたち, Legendary Pokémon) is the 37th event match of the 51 event matches in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Completing this match is one of the means of unlocking Pichu.

In this event, a player must defeat four giant Wire Frames and a red Jigglypuff on Battlefield. All five opponents have two stocks while the player only has one. The only item that will appear is the Poké Ball. Every Poké Ball holds either a Legendary Pokémon or a Wobbuffet. The Wire Frames do not care for the Poké Balls and will simply focus on attacking the player. By contrast, the Jigglypuff will attempt to collect and use all the Poké Balls and avoid the player as much as possible, and will not attack outside of throwing the balls (or accidentally using a neutral jab attack from failing to pick one up, or floor recovery attacks after tumbling and hitting the platform if the player comes near).

While the Wire Frames are giant-sized, they are not dangerous opponents, with a low AI level and weak knockback for their size. The Jigglypuff is arguably the only threat, as an unlucky Legendary Pokémon appearance can KO players in nearly an instant, whereas once the Jigglypuff is out of the picture the player should have no trouble collecting Poké Balls and keeping the Wire Frames trapped in wide-range long-lasting attacks from Legendary Pokémon.

The concept of Poké Balls which almost always hold a Legendary Pokémon would be revived in Super Smash Bros. 4 with the Master Ball item, which functions similarly to this event's Poké Balls.

Trivia[edit]

  • During the battle, the music for Poké Floats plays, which normally does not play on Battlefield. Event 44: Mewtwo Strikes! does the same. This is also the case in All-Star Mode when the first opponent the player fights happens to be Mewtwo.
  • Unusually, the Fighting Wire Frames in this Event Match can be both Star KO'd and Screen KO'd, which does not occur in any other mode where the player has to fight them.
  • There is a minor hitbox glitch that can occur in this event match: If Ganondorf uses his Dark Dive to hit the Fighting Wire Frames, it will do only one hit instead of doing multiple hits, similarly to Captain Falcon's Falcon Dive. This is shown here. This appears to be an animation oddity where Dark Dive's repeating hitbox does not reach the Wire Frame's hurtbox.
  • It is possible to block Jigglypuff from ever picking up any Poké Balls, if Jigglypuff obtains a non-throwing item. This can only happen if playing as Peach and pulling out a Beam Sword via Vegetable, then dropping it very close to a Poké Ball such that Jigglypuff unintentionally picks it up. Once Jigglypuff is holding a Beam Sword, it will never throw it or attack with it, even after more Poké Balls appear on the stage.


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