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The Year Is 200X

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The Year is 200X (対決! 200X年生まれ, Showdown! Born in 200X) was an Event Tourney that ran from 6 a.m. on June 12th, 2020 to 6 a.m. on June 15th, 2020 (UTC). During the event, only characters and stages that originated from games released during the 2000s could be used.

Description[edit]

North America[edit]

This time-limited tourney is for fighters and stages created between 2000 and 2009!
The further you advance, the better the spirit you'll win![1]

PAL regions[edit]

This time-limited tourney is for fighters and stages created in 2000 to 2009!
The further you advance, the better the spirit you'll win![2]

Rules[edit]

Available fighters[edit]

The character selection screen for The Year is 200X.
Fighters
Dark Samus SSBU.png
Dark Samus
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Roy SSBU.png
Roy
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Zero Suit Samus SSBU.png
Zero Suit Samus
MetroidSymbol.svg
Ike SSBU.png
Ike
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Lucas SSBU.png
Lucas
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Olimar SSBU.png
Olimar
PikminSymbol.svg
Lucario SSBU.png
Lucario
PokemonSymbol.svg
Toon Link SSBU.png
Toon Link
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Villager SSBU.png
Villager
Symbol of the Animal Crossing series.
Wii Fit Trainer SSBU.png
Wii Fit Trainer
WiiFitSymbol.svg
Rosalina & Luma SSBU.png
Rosalina & Luma
MarioSymbol.svg
Bowser Jr. SSBU.png
Bowser Jr.
MarioSymbol.svg
Bayonetta SSBU.png
Bayonetta
BayonettaSymbol.svg
Mii Brawler SSBU.png
Mii Brawler
Symbol of the Smash Bros. series.
Mii Swordfighter SSBU.png
Mii Swordfighter
Symbol of the Smash Bros. series.
Mii Gunner SSBU.png
Mii Gunner
Symbol of the Smash Bros. series.

Available stages[edit]

Stages
SSBU-Battlefield.png
Battlefield
Symbol of the Smash Bros. series.
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Great Bay
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SSBU-Delfino Plaza.jpg
Delfino Plaza
MarioSymbol.svg
SSBU-Mario Circuit (SSBB).png
Figure-8 Circuit
MarioSymbol.svg
SSBU-WarioWare, Inc..png
WarioWare, Inc.
WarioSymbol.svg
SSBU-Bridge of Eldin.png
Bridge of Eldin
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSBU-Frigate Orpheon.png
Frigate Orpheon
MetroidSymbol.svg
SSBU-Port Town Aero Dive.png
Port Town Aero Dive
FZeroSymbol.svg
SSBU-Distant Planet.png
Distant Planet
PikminSymbol.svg
SSBU-Smashville.png
Smashville
Symbol of the Animal Crossing series.
SSBU-New Pork City.png
New Pork City
EarthboundSymbol.svg
SSBU-Luigi's Mansion.png
Luigi's Mansion
MarioSymbol.svg
SSBU-Pirate Ship.png
Pirate Ship
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSBU-Spear Pillar.png
Spear Pillar
PokemonSymbol.svg
SSBU-Hanenbow.png
Hanenbow
ElectroplanktonSymbol.svg
SSBU-Spirit Train.png
Spirit Train
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSBU-Tomodachi Life.png
Tomodachi Life
TomodachiSymbol.svg
SSBU-PictoChat 2.png
PictoChat 2
DSSymbol.svg
SSBU-Mario Galaxy.jpg
Mario Galaxy
MarioSymbol.svg
SSBU-Town and City.png
Town and City
Symbol of the Animal Crossing series.
SSBU-Wii Fit Studio.png
Wii Fit Studio
WiiFitSymbol.svg
SSBU-Wuhu Island.png
Wuhu Island
WiiSportsSymbol.svg
SSBU-Umbra Clock Tower.png
Umbra Clock Tower
BayonettaSymbol.svg

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 対決! 200X年生まれ Showdown! Born in 200X
UK English The Year Is 200X
France French Né dans les années 2000 Born in the 2000s
Germany German Das Beste aus 200X The best of 200X
Italy Italian Correva l'anno 200X The year was 200X
Spain Spanish Nacidos en los años 2000 Born in the 2000s
China Chinese (Simplified) 重返200X年代大对决! Back in the 200X years!
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 重返2000年代大對決! Back in the 2000s!
South Korea Korean 대결! 200X년생 Showdown! Born in 200X
Netherlands Dutch Het beste uit de jaren nul! The best of the 2000s!
Russia Russian Лихие двухтысячиые! The dashing 2000s!

Trivia[edit]

  • The title of this event is almost identical to the phrase “the year is 20XX”, a term referring to an unspecified date in the 21st century, which has become a meme among many gaming communities, including Super Smash Bros. Melee.
  • Eight and the female Pokémon Trainer were the only playable characters at the time who originated in the 2000s but were not present in the event, due to them being alternate costumes for the Luminary and the male Pokémon Trainer, respectively.
    • The Koopalings and Alph, however, can be selected as alternate costumes for Bowser Jr. and Olimar, which would break the theme as they debuted in the 1980s and 2010s respectively.
  • Living Room is the only stage from a 2000s game not present in the event. Although it is specifically based off of Nintendogs + Cats, released in 2011, the general concept first appeared in the original Nintendogs, released in 2005. This is opposed to Bringing Back the '80s using Palutena's Temple and Boxing Ring, and this event's Tomodachi Life, which debuted in earlier games but are based on more recent appearances.
  • Even though Battlefield can be played on in the event, Final Destination cannot, despite both Battlefield and Final Destination (in general, not the specific versions) debuting in Super Smash Bros., which was released in 1999 before being selectable in the 2001 release Super Smash Bros. Melee.

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