Talk:Poké Ball

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someone should put the effects down somewhere, like on separate pages
e.g.: Articuno (pokeball)
-or something like that, and link it from this page. Thoughts? It would be a nice addition, and I want to get the go-ahead before I decide to do one. (and maybe some tips on the exact format that should be used, like: category, liked from this page, etc.)--Respawn 01:13, November 8, 2006 (GMT)

I agree. We could have a Pokémon category, a Pokémon (SSB) category, a Pokémon (SSBM) category, and, when some get revealed for SSBB, a Pokémon (SSBB) category. WaluigiIsAwesome 22:11, January 1, 2007 (GMT)

I agree with the idea also. It could be possible to do that. The Magnum Master 17:20, January 14, 2007 (GMT)

Eevee and Darkrai and Cherrim confirmation.[edit]

This video confirms their appearance.


I saw the Wifi 6 video and it had Gulpin in it and releasing a gas cloud then dissappearing.As seen here.


I was on youtube and I found this video about Classic mode. After you complete it, there are the credits. As it goes on it shows who did the voices of the Pokémon. Then when looking at the faces of the Pokémon you can see Jirachi's face.See here for yourself. Its face is next to deoxys's.

Possible inaccuracy[edit]

Some players who have "hacked" Brawl have determined that there is no data for Onix, Shaymin or Regigigas whatsoever. And as far as I can tell, the only reports of those three are from bloggers who went to E for All and JumpFesta, so they could have lied.

Can someone with more access look into this and fix it? Thou Hath No Honor 19:09, February 5, 2008 (EST)

I heard that they are making a new game of Smash so pokemon like zekom and reshiram and maybe some more legendary pokemon are going to be in the game.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Sandvich9 (talkcontribs)

Brawl Pokemon Encyclopedia[edit]

I am a total noob to editing on wikipedia and creating a talk page so ill dive right in (correct my mistakes please). Shouldn't we note that in brawl all of the Pokemon are listed and this is the first time ever in smash history that there is a official list? 23:33, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

[1] and [2] disagree with you. --Phred (talk) 04:19, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Sounds on appearing?[edit]

I thought it made the sound when it bounced, not appeared. I wuz wrong? JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 10:32, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Odds of pokemon[edit]

Does anyone know of any studies done to find what the odds of getting each pokemon are? I think that would be useful info to add here. If it hasn't been done I could do it myself but it would take time and we would still need someone to verify it. Thoughts? Radixerus (talk) 05:51, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, that's very interesting. The only ones that are confirmed is Mew, Celebi, Jirachi is 1/493 in SSBB, Mew and Celebi is 1/251 in Melee, and Mew is 1/151 in the original. (these are based on the amount of Pokemon existing during the time frame in which that specific Smash game was released) Friedbeef1Screech 01:12, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
yeah, i think it would be nice to have the odds for each pokemon. I will try to do this in a way that I can document my research.Radixerus (talk) 02:03, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Cool. Go for it. :) Friedbeef1Screech 02:04, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Jirachi glitch[edit]

One time when I started playing SSBB and before the intro, I got the '1st Jirachi encounter' message.

WHAT?!?! X9001

Wii Boab (talk) 20:41, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

That was because the last time you (or probably someone else in this case) found Jirachi while playing, and must of shut off the Wii before the person could get the message. Just getting that message out of nowhere sounds pretty confusing, no? HavocReaper48 20:45, January 8, 2010 (UTC)
Okay. BTW, i'm the only person that plays on SSBB in my house. Other than that, totally fine. :)

Wii Boab (talk) 21:34, January 8, 2010 (UTC)


In the trivia, it says the first pokemon summoned in versus will be the first in training. what does that mean? 25T16 MarioHeadSSBB.png It's-a me! 13:13, 13 August 2011 (EDT)

I believe this is specific to Melee, but iirc the idea was that what Pokemon comes out of a Poke Ball in training will be the first one to appear in versus mode. Miles (talk) 14:41, 13 August 2011 (EDT)

Pokémon frequencies[edit]

Pokémon with a given frequency of 0 are assigned a combined 1/493 chance of appearing, independent of the rest of the frequency system.

"Combined" implies that the individual Pokémon each have a chance of (1/493)/3. Is this really the case? Either way, the sentence should be reworded less ambiguously. - Ceci n’est pas un Smiddle. 15:31, 23 June 2013 (EDT)

This edit I made implies that the game does a 1/493 chance and then picks one of the three superlegendaries. I don't totally remember though, will see if I can wade through things and find it again. Toomai Glittershine ??? The Emissary 15:36, 23 June 2013 (EDT)
Mew, Jirachi and Celebi state that each one has a 1/493 chance, inconsistent with this. - Ceci n’est pas un Smiddle. 15:41, 23 June 2013 (EDT)

Relative frequencies to actual probabilities[edit]

Here I'm calculating what effective probabilities correspond to the relative frequencies. It's a lot more useful for the reader, and also easier to interpret. Is this of interest? If so, I'll complete it. - Ceci n’est pas un Smiddle. 08:30, 24 June 2013 (EDT)

A theory about certain Poke ball Pokémon inclusion[edit]

I have noticed something interesting in three particuliar Pokémon (Chikorita, Torchic and Piplup) 1: The three are starters 2: The three are from different generations (2, 3 and 4, respectively) 3: Chikorita, the first starter introduced, is Grass-type, the Grass-type for every starter is always first in the Pokedex. Torchic, Fire-type, was introduced in generation 3, and is fire-type, the second Pokémon in every Pokedex. Piplup, the last one, is from the 4th Generation, and is Water-type, the last of the three. Do you guys this could have been on purpose? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cosmolguy777 (talkcontribs) 23:54, 21 September 2013

Although probable, Nintendo doesn't seem to be too obsessed with completing parings, as seen with the removal of Raikou, Articuno, and Zapdos. It is also very possible that Nintendo just wanted to choose starters and coincidentally chose Piplup and Torchic just to avoid heavy generation bias and because Piplup sliding is actually imaginable. MegaTron1XDDecepticon.png 13:12, 22 September 2013 (EDT)

Goldeen's inclusion[edit]

I think the only reason Goldeen's in this series at all is because they didn't want to use Magikarp, because it was well known as the weakest pokemon. Agree? Planterobloon (talk) 08:32, 21 December 2013 (EST)

This is improper use of the talk page, this kind of stuff belongs in the forums. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 08:44, 21 December 2013 (EST)

Charizard/Greninja Reveal Trailer[edit]

In the Charizard/Greninja reveal trailer, we see Charizard, and Pikachu overlooking several Pokemon, specifically; Eevee, Victini, Keldeo, Togepi, Darkrai, Chespin, Dedenne, Entei, Swirlix, Snivy, Palkia, Staryu, Gogoat, Kyurem, and Meowth. Almost all of these guys have been confirmed as Pokeballs, and it seems like the ones that have not been confirmed will be, (considering Togepi was already a Pokeball Pokemon in Melee, and Brawl) so shouldn't we put a mention of Togepi, Darkrai, Chespin, Swirlix, and Snivy in this page? Just a thought is all, since it seems likely. Laikue (talk) 10:45, 9 April 2014 (EDT)

Also, Looking it over again, I can see Bellosom, Oshawott, Goldeen, Gardevoir, Lugia, Snorlax, Kyogre, Zoroark, Suicune, Deoxys, Spewpa, Inkay, Giratina, and Metagross in the part where the pokeballs are being rapidly thrown. Most of these guys also are, or have been pokeballs as well.

It looks like these are all going to be pokeball pokemon, though of course we should wait until official confirmation. Omega Tyrant TyranitarMS.png 15:58, 10 April 2014 (EDT)
Thought I already replied, anyway, OK, that's fine with me. I also feel the need to mention that I can also see Latias amongst the other Pokemon.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Laikue (talkcontribs) 19:43, April 15 2014.

Maximum damage possible[edit]

The tables don't really have a clear method of determining what the maximum damage is; for example, Staryu and Suicune in Brawl have melee hitboxes when you touch the Pokémon itself, and Groudon can deal more than 30% if you run into him multiple times. In addition, the maximum damage possible don't really show how powerful each Pokemon is; for example, Kyogre in Brawl can OHKO you but does 0 damage. I think that their either needs to be a clear method of determining the maximum damage possible or the tables should be removed entirely. Awesome Cardinal 2000 21:59, 1 September 2014 (EDT)

Pokemon Count for Brawl and Smash 4[edit]

Can someone please clarify the counts at the bottom of the table for Brawl and Smash 4? There are only 30 and 40 green marks respectively for the two columns, despite being marked as 31 and 42. I assume one of those discrepencies might be Latios and Latias being counted separately (which should be added as an annotation) but what is the other? Link3710 (talk) 13:15, 30 July 2018 (EDT)

Dedenne in Ultimate[edit]

This page lists Dedenne as being confirmed in Ultimate, but I have not yet (in extensive watching of footage) seen it appear a single time. The only source I've seen mention it is GameXplain, who says that one of their team members saw it while playing the demo. However, I find it highly unlikely that he's seen it yet it does not appear once in the hours of footage of the demo, and consider it much more likely to be a case of mistaken identity (specifically, Togedemaru has a similar appearance being a small rodent-like Pokemon that uses a similar electric attack). Anyone have any video source or more definite confirmation of Dedenne's appearance before I change its status to unconfirmed? TheDavsto (talk) 16:49, 20 September 2018 (EDT)

Regarding certain moves[edit]

It's been half a year and still most of the pages for Pokémon introduced in Ultimate have the "move" section of their templates empty due to a "lack of confirmation" with the exception of Mimikyu which, despite not having any confirmation either, has their move listed as Let's Snuggle Forever and even an image of the original attack. Also in spite of a lack of confirmation, almost all of the Pokémon listed in this page have moves given to them anyway. Do we just remove them until (or if in case) we get confirmation for what the moves are or do we go with the ones listed here?

What makes this even more frustrating is people adding the moves listed here onto the pages for the Pokémon and then them getting undone, usually with the person undoing the edit asking for a source. Meanwhile this page is left completely untouched along with Mikiyu and Alolan Raichu (whose move is given as Stoked Sparksurfer) despite also having no sources. TotallyNotAutomated (talk) 20:07, July 12, 2019 (EDT)

To be frank, I'm not sure where the sources for the moves came from in the first place. And when you have things like Alolan Exeggutor, who just is tall and in the way, I'm not sure it makes sense to list them. Perhaps it would make more sense to have descriptions for each Pokemon, like on the Assist Trophy page? Ahemtoday (talk) 22:40, July 15, 2019 (EDT)

In the past all or at least most of the moves came from the official websites or trophy descriptions. For example, here's the link to the Dojo page that mentions it for the Brawl Pokémon. Now, as you may already know, this time around we don't have trophies, and the website doesn't have descriptions for anything, including the Pokémon. Not even the blog has anything to say about the moves. It leads me to wonder, how did we come to the moves listed here and why are people's edited being revised when they add these exact moves to the pages.

Also I agree with you on Exeggutor. It probably doesn't use a move, which is a first. TotallyNotAutomated (talk) 12:15, July 16, 2019 (EDT)

Currently Indeterminate Moves[edit]

On Bulbapedia they list moves that the Poke Ball Pokemon use on their respective page, they even have a full list. Should we take their word on it? --CanvasK (talk) 09:42, May 12, 2020 (EDT)

It depends on where they got the source from. Knowing how strict Bulbapedia is I'm sure they are trustable, though unless we know for sure it's still speculation. Anyway after finding out why I should never play SMK at 3am I'd say just keep it indeterminate unless we (or they) have proof. 001Toad.jpg OmegαToαd64the Best Kαrter 09:51, May 12, 2020 (EDT)
I checked the page histories of the list and single Pokemon on Bulbapedia and the information was usually added with no summary or no one changing it afterwards. And Serebii also has a list which claims Alolan Raichu uses Volt Tackle where Bulbapedia says Surge Surfer, Vulpix was "fire ball" vs Ember, Alolan Vulpix was Icy Wind vs Frost Breath. I figured the Pokemon fans would have an idea but I'm not sure what to trust in this case. --CanvasK (talk) 10:14, May 12, 2020 (EDT)
Most of them are indeed somewhat ambiguous, although at least a couple of them (like Let's Snuggle Forever) are about as obvious as obvious as you can get. Unfortunately no matter how blatantly obvious a match a Pokémon's move may be (cough cough Mimikyu cough cough), it's difficult to argue that they should be added with the speculation policy being the way it currently is... Alex the Weeb 10:19, May 12, 2020 (EDT)

I just checked, and Marshadow uses the move Spectral Thief. I think we should put information like this on the page to get the section out of the incomplete tag. Not sure about everyone else though. JustSomeCloudMain (talk) 23:23, May 30, 2020 (EDT)

Where did you find that information? Also, the page isn't tagged as incomplete due to the names, it is tagged because the damage values are either missing or incorrect. --CanvasK (talk) 23:42, May 30, 2020 (EDT)
Ok, on here Marshadow is "indeterminate" but on Marshadow it is Spectral Thief, Togedemaru Zing Zap, Mimikyu Let's Snuggle Forever, Tapu Koko Electric Surge. At least Alolan Vulpix says "resembles" Frost Breath. And on some of them the 'Origin' section say "resembles" but in 'As a Poké Ball Pokemon' it doesn't. With Mimikyu it seems that it was added and went unnoticed, but Marshadow has had Spectral thief listed since August, 2018. Do the Pokémon pages need to be scrubbed through or does something else need to happen? --CanvasK (talk) 00:32, May 31, 2020 (EDT)
I really doubt Tapu Koko is "using" Electric Surge, because Electric Surge is an ability and not a move to begin with, and it's an ability that automatically summons a field effect (Electric Terrain) that does no damage. Granted, Smash has taken greater creative liberties with Pokémon moves before, such as Rest, but in this case it is not officially stated, and I personally think it resembles Discharge more, for example. Unless it is officially confirmed by in-game text, one of the official sites, or at least one of Sakurai's Miiverse or Twitter posts, I would refrain from claiming any of these moves as official, although I guess we can skirt around the "no speculation" rule by using phrases such as "the attack resembles the move X from the Pokémon series" for the most blatant cases. --Rdrfc (talk) 10:55, May 31, 2020 (EDT)
Unfortunately external information about Ultimate is a lot more restricted, there is no real developer blog or Miiverse posts to work with. Pages like the Super Smash Blog just parrot what is already mentioned in-game.
While we're on the topic, where did Solgaleo's and Lunala's moves come from? I can't find any in-game mention of Sunsteel Strike or Moongeist Beam. --CanvasK (talk) 11:35, May 31, 2020 (EDT)
While moves names aren't mentioned, in-game text (in Training Mode) mentions that they transform into their Radiant Sun/Full Moon form before attacking. Since in Pokémon games they only transform in these forms as an aesthetic animation before using Sunsteel Strike/Moongeist Beam, it might be good enough to confirm that those are the attacks used without invoking the "no speculation" rule. Tapu Koko's flavor descriptions also says that it uses an "electric field", which is similar to Electric Terrain/Electric Surge, but still not conclusive enough. I gained no other useful insight by looking at Training Mode. --Rdrfc (talk) 15:55, May 31, 2020 (EDT)
Sorry for the late response, but maybe internal data (such as animations) could give us conclusive evidence for which moves they are? ShootingStar7X (talk) 18:26, July 14, 2020 (EDT)
That's possible if someone can get their hands on them. But if they follow the same naming as the attack scripts we'll probably only get "togedemaru_shot.anim" or something like that. --CanvasK (talk) 19:32, July 14, 2020 (EDT)

For older games we've gotten compilation lists like this which list off the moves used, but unfortunately no such listing exists for Ultimate that I'm aware of. Unless it's in name-dropped in the tips or otherwise unambiguously clear, we shouldn't be guessing. Miles (talk) 19:36, July 14, 2020 (EDT)