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Event 7: Pokémon Battle

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Event 7
Pokémon Battle
Official description Use Poké Balls to duel with Pikachu.
Character(s) used Choose (2 stocks)
Opponent(s) Pikachu (2 stocks)
Stage(s) Pokémon Stadium
Music Battle Theme
Availability Starter

Pokémon Battle is the 7th event match of the 51 event matches in Super Smash Bros. Melee. As an available character of their choice, the player must win a 2 stock match against a CPU Pikachu with a red hat on Pokémon Stadium. Both characters can only take damage from Pokémon that appear from Poké Balls. Attacks and thrown Poké Balls will pass through each character without causing any damage, hitstun, knockback, or hitlag. Poké Balls are the only items that appear. CPU Pikachu has a handicap. It uses the ITEM CPU mode, which means that it frequently pursues Poké Balls and rarely uses attacks.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ポケモンバトル! Pokémon Battle!
France French Bataille Pokémon Literal translation
Germany German Pokémon-Kampf Literal translation
Spain Spanish Combate Pokémon Literal translation
Italy Italian Lotta Pokémon Literal translation


  • It is possible to block Pikachu from picking up Poké Balls by giving it a non-throwing item. This can only happen if the player, as Peach, spawns a Beam Sword or Mr. Saturn via Vegetable, then drops it close to a Poké Ball such that Pikachu unintentionally picks it up. Once Pikachu has the item, it will never throw or attack with it, even after more Poké Balls appear on the stage.
  • Pikachu will still attempt to shield attacks, even though they are harmless. As such, it is possible to force Pikachu to break its shield by using a quick attack such as Fox's Blaster.