Fighting Polygon Team
The Fighting Polygon Team (謎のザコ敵軍団, Mysterious Small Fry Enemy Corps), also known as Dummy Corps, is a team of purple polyhedrons in Super Smash Bros. who are modeled on the playable characters in the game. They appear only in the single player mode, in Race to the Finish and the "Fighting Polygon Team [vs.30]" battle, the two stages prior to the Master Hand battle. Their shape and name is likely an exaggeration of the Nintendo 64's simple polygonal graphics.
The Fighting Polygon Team is the predecessor of the Fighting Wire Frames in Melee, the Fighting Alloy Team in Brawl, and the Fighting Mii Team in SSB4 and Ultimate, sharing the same original Japanese name with those groups.
Each member of the Polygon Team is modeled after one of the twelve fighters, sharing their target's standard moveset and physical properties (e.g. number of jumps). The Polygon Team clones cannot, however, use any special moves, impairing their recovery, and they also cannot grab. Other than that, their characteristics are identical to the Japanese versions of their playable counterparts. They have the appearance of a blocky, shiny purple substance that mostly retains the shape of the target, with various differences:
Fighting Polygon Team
In the 10th stage in 1P Game, the player must defeat a team of thirty Polygons, fighting at most three at any one time. The only way to play as these fighters is through via hacking with a GameShark. Instead of being fought in a given order, all Polygons, including those modelled on characters that haven't yet been unlocked, have an equal chance (1/12) of being the next one to appear. In general, they are relatively passive on all difficulties, spending most of their time just walking around the various platforms of the stage, rarely following the player, and very rarely using attacks. Due to player-inaccessible Handicap values reserved for them, ranging from 0x14 (Very Easy) to 0x18 (Very Hard), they are fairly light and deal very little knockback, as well as their hard limitations of having no special moves or grabs, but they will pick up items. Normally, they will use a throwing item as soon as they have picked it up, instead of making any sort of tactical decision. They can use battering items, though, and even on the hardest difficulty setting, they are not as effective with them as a high-level CPU player in a normal game. Due to their low weight, they can usually be defeated in a single blow, but the Polygons get heavier and stronger at higher difficulty levels, and at the highest difficulty level the Polygons approach the weight and strength of normal opponents, though they are still relatively easy to KO.
Race to the Finish
Main article: Race to the Finish (SSB)
The aim of Race to the Finish is to reach the door at the end of the level within a set time limit, avoiding obstacles that try to slow the player down. The Polygons are among these obstacles, and slow the player down by attacking them, but the fully-enclosed nature of the stage means that neither can they be defeated nor can they KO the player. They are much more aggressive on this stage, chasing the player as far as possible, and attacking whenever they are within reach.