Pokémon Trainer (SSBU)
Pokémon Trainer (ポケモントレーナー, Pokémon Trainer) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Pokémon Trainer can use three interchangeable Pokémon in battle: Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard. Along with their Pokémon, the Pokémon Trainer is classified as fighters #33, #34, and #35.
Billy Bob Thompson and Kate Bristol voice the male and female Pokémon Trainers, respectively, in English; in Japanese, they are voiced by Tomoe Hanba and Wakana Kingyo, respectively.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, the Pokémon Trainer must then be defeated on Pokémon Stadium.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Pokémon Trainer has received several key changes for his transition from Brawl to Ultimate. Notably, the Stamina mechanic has been completely removed, and Pokémon Change has been granted high utility due to the addition of aerial switching and significantly faster Pokémon switches. As such, switches between his three Pokémon have now become a unique advantage for the Pokémon Trainer alone, and his Pokémon are now free to fight indefinitely without being limited by Stamina during battle. It is currently unknown however if Type effectiveness has been removed.
Role in World of Light
The Pokémon Trainer was among the fighters summoned to fight the army of Master Hands.
During the opening cutscene, the Pokémon Trainer was present on the cliffside when Galeem unleashed its beams of light. Working together with Bowser and his Fire Breath, he sent out Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard in an attempt to fight back against the beams with Triple Finish, to no avail. All four were vaporized and placed under Galeem's imprisonment along with the rest of the fighters (excluding Kirby).
Only the starting Pokémon is shown on the character selection screen; it can be changed by hovering the cursor over it and selecting it. All of Pokémon Trainer's alternate costumes reference a protagonist from each generation of the Pokémon games.
Character Showcase Video
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