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From Bulbapedia.
Suicune's official artwork from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Games Melee
Move Blizzard
Aurora Beam
Rarity Rare
Article on Bulbapedia Suicune (Pokémon)

Suicune (スイクン, Suicune) is a Pokémon. It appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Suicune's official artwork from Pokémon Crystal.

Suicune is a Water-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation II, and the version mascot of Pokémon Crystal. Suicune is categorized within the Pokédex at #245 as the "Aurora Pokémon". Along with Entei and Raikou, Suicune is part of a trio commonly referred as the legendary beasts: in Pokémon Gold and Silver and their remakes Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver they can be found in the Burned Tower, though when interacted, with they run away. In the original Pokémon Gold and Silver Suicune starts roaming Johto like Entei and Raikou, but in Crystal and in the Generation IV remakes it is encountered multiple times on the overworld without being fought, and is finally battled as a normal static legendary in the Tin Tower (Crystal) or Kanto Route 25 (HeartGold/SoulSilver). Suicune also has an apparent ancient relative known as Walking Wake, a Paradox Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Scarlet.

Blizzard is a special Ice-type move with 110 power (120 before Generation VI) and 70% accuracy with a 10% chance of inflicting the Freeze status on the targets. It gains perfect accuracy during a hailstorm. Suicune, like most other Water-type Pokémon, can learn it by TM14, and was able to learn naturally starting with Platinum.

Aurora Beam is a special Ice-type move with 65 base power and 100% accuracy with a 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage. Suicune can learn it naturally in every game starting with Crystal. Despite its portrayal in SSB4 and Ultimate, it does not cause freezing.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Suicune in Melee

Suicune is treated as a "legendary" Poké Ball Pokémon; its chance of appearing is much rarer than most of the others, and in return its attack is more powerful. Suicune uses Blizzard as its attack. A cloud of icy wind surrounds Suicune. Any character that makes contact with the cloud of wind will take damage, and any heavily damaged character may be briefly frozen. The attack can be DI'd downward if the player is in the soft platform with Suicune and being trapped. The player can partially dodge Suicune's attack by crouch canceling and sidestepping constantly if the attack occurs in the main platform. Suicune's attacks do not harm the summoner.


Suicune features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the trophies that can be collected randomly in the Trophy Lottery.

Suicune trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Suicune's trophy in Melee
(1.0/1.01 NTSC) This mystical aurora Pokémon constantly journeys in search of places with pure flowing water. Suicune wields the power to instantly purify any contaminated water it finds. Some say Suicune is the north wind reborn. Its strange and dramatic story is told over the course of the Crystal version of the Pokémon game.
(1.02 NTSC/PAL) This mystical Aurora Pokémon constantly journeys in search of places with pure flowing water. Suicune wields the power to instantly purify any contaminated water it finds. Some say Suicune is the north wind reborn. Its strange and dramatic story is told over the course of the Crystal version of the Pokémon game.
Pokémon Gold & Silver (10/00)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

It shoots a straight, horizontal beam. Thought[sic] the width is narrow, the beam is high-speed and powerful, and it freezes the opponent.
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!
Suicune in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Suicune returns to the Smash Bros. series. Unlike most returning Pokémon, Suicune has been given a new attack, Aurora Beam, which fires horizontally and deals a 35%-damage blow to anyone in front of it. Suicune makes the same windup animation it had from Melee, but the ensuing attack is completely different. The attack has guaranteed one-hit KO power, but because it is also a semi-spike, characters with a grab aerial can survive by DI'ing downwards and attaching to the edge as they pass by. This survival technique requires strict timing to pull off, and the player must be very close to one ledge (left or right) and very far away from the opposite ledge before getting hit by this attack. However, it is very difficult to perform since this attack is extremely swift and quite unpredictable.

Touching Suicune before it attacks deals 4% freezing damage, and touching it afterwards deals 10% normal damage with a slash sound. Contact with its body could KO below 100% in some situations, and frozen characters will have a considerably higher risk of being KOed.


Screenshot by Dany36
Suicune's trophy in Brawl
An Aurora Pokémon. It has the power to instantly purify even the filthiest water. Suicune is said to be the reincarnation of the northern wind, so when it shows up, so does that wind. Suicune uses the move Aurora Beam--aurora light focused into a powerful beam. Along with inflicting damage, this attack also lowers the target's Attack power.
Game Boy: Pokémon Gold/Silver
GB Advance: Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Suicune Pokémon series The icon for the grass effect. Attack +17 PokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Suicune (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Suicune reprises its role, and like all legendary Pokémon it can be summoned by the newly introduced Master Ball. Instead of OHKOing the fighters it hits, Aurora Beam now keeps them frozen for a long time: a frozen character that falls off-stage is thus very likely to get KOed.


Suicune's trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the Legend of Pokémon Gold & Pokémon Silver Trophy Box.

Suicune's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC A Legendary Pokémon that emerged from the ashes of the Burned Tower, Suicune is a Water-type Pokémon easily identified by its long, purple mane. In battle, it'll head toward a nearby fighter and fire an Aurora Beam all the way to the edge of the screen. If you get hit, you'll be frozen solid!
Game Boy: Pokémon Gold & Pokémon Silver (10/2000)
Nintendo DS: Pokémon HeartGold & Pokémon SoulSilver (03/2010)
PAL Suicune is one of the Legendary Pokémon from the Burned Tower in Ecruteak City. Its mane is said to resemble an aurora floating over it. If summoned into battle, it'll make its way straight for a nearby fighter and unleash its Aurora Beam. The target, frozen in place, is unable to resist as it's blown off the stage.
Game Boy: Pokémon Gold/Silver (04/2001)
Nintendo DS: Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver (03/2010)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Suicune using Aurora Beam.

Suicune returns as a Poké Ball summon, using Aurora Beam as it did in Smash 4. The freezing effect is shorter than in Smash 4 but can KO heavily damaged opponents without freezing them similar to Brawl.

Suicune cannot be summoned on Corneria, Green Hill Zone, Tomodachi Life, or Tortimer Island.


Suicune also appears alongside Raikou and Entei as an Ace-class primary spirit.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune are presumably three of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. After Galeem's defeat, Dharkon takes control of Galeem's spirits, including Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. Raikou, Entei, & Suicune's spirit is located in the southwestern area of The Dark Realm.

The Spirit Battle Suicune is apart of uses a Greninja puppet fighter and is fought on the Suzaku Castle stage. He is fought along the Pikachu and Incineroar puppet fighters representing Raikou and Entei respectively. During the battle, the floor is made of lava, referencing how Raikou, Entei, and Suicune were initially three unknown Pokémon who perished at the fire of the Brass Tower.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Raikou, Entei, & Suicune.png
Raikou, Entei, & Suicune
★★★ 1 3251 9801 1547 4665 1579 4759 Speed ↑ Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese スイクン, Suicune
UK English Suicune
France French Suicune
Germany German Suicune
Spain Spanish Suicune
Italy Italian Suicune
China Chinese 水君
South Korea Korean 스이쿤, Suicune
Netherlands Dutch Suicune
Russia Russian Суикун


  • Suicune is one of four legendary Poké Ball Pokémon to appear in every installment since Melee, the other two being Moltres, Entei, and Lugia.
  • Suicune is the first recurring Poké Ball Pokémon to have their move changed across installments.
    • Suicune is the second to use two in one installment, with the first being Abomasnow. Coincidentally, both use Blizzard as one of their attacks.