Event 7: Pokémon Battle
Pokémon Battle (ポケモンバトル！, 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.