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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.

The player controls a fighter of their choice and must win a stock match against a CPU red Jigglypuff and a team of four giant Fighting Wire Frames on the Battlefield stage, where the player starts with 1 stock while the five opponents start with 2 stocks. This event match features no time limit. The CPU Jigglypuff's artificial intelligence is set at Level 7 while two of the Fighting Wire Frames' artificial intelligence is set at Level 2 and the other two Fighting Wire Frames' artificial intelligence is set at Level 3.

When the match starts, the player's fighter will spawn in the center of the stage, while Jigglypuff will spawn on the rightmost soft platform, the male Fighting Wire Frames will spawn on the topmost soft platform and the center of the stage, and the female Fighting Wire Frames will spawn on the leftmost soft platform. As the name implies, the selection of items is limited to Poké Balls, which contains either a Legendary Pokémon or a Wobbuffet. 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 Poké 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). By contrast, the giant Fighting Wire Frames do not focus on collecting and using the Poké Balls and instead focuses on attacking the player's fighter.

While the Wire Frames are giant-sized, they are not dangerous opponents, with a low artificial intelligence level and weak knockback for their size. Jigglypuff is arguably the only threat, as an unlucky Legendary Pokémon appearance can KO players in nearly an instant, whereas once the Jigglypuff is KO'd, the player would 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.

Completing this event match will unlock Pichu as a challenger and a playable character (if not already unlocked by playing 200 VS. matches).

Trivia[edit]

  • The music track that plays during this event match is an arrangement of the music tracks featured in Pokémon Red/Blue, despite the fact the event match takes place on the Battlefield stage. This occurrence happens again during Event 44: Mewtwo Strikes! does the same and in All-Star Mode when the first opponent the player fights happens to be Mewtwo.
  • In this event match, the Fighting Wire Frames featured in this event match can be Star KO'd and Screen KO'd, despite the fact that this does not occur in any other game mode featuring Fighting Wire Frames as opponents.
  • This event match features a minor hitbox glitch: 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 Peach pulls 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.