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Sakurai explains how Pokemon are selected for Smash 4
Pokemon In Super Smash Bros: How They're Selected
-Ryan King
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Masahiro Sakurai explains how Pokemon characters are selected for Super Smash Bros.
Published on Jun 19, 2013

Given there's over 600 Pokemon, it isn't feasible to include everyone single one in Super Smash Bros, for obvious reasons.

So how are Pokemon selected for inclusion in the series?

"Well first of all, we talk with the Pokemon company," explained designer Masahiro Sakurai when we put the question to him. "What’s the hot Pokemon? What Pokemon are in the movies right now? And really do a lot of research on that front."

"For example, X and Y are coming out – of course, we haven’t done any market research because they’re not out yet, but we look at the animated series or movies and anything like that and again, find out which ones are going to be central to any of conversations in Pokemon going forward. "

"But it’s not just that – going back to just what we talked about, what’s unique about them? Where do they fit in with the rest of everything else? What do they have? It’s a combination of those things."

Original Article:
http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1970393/pokemon_in_super_smash_bros_how_theyre_selected.html

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IceArrow wrote at 4:24 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Interesting read!
Jonn wrote at 4:33 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Newtwo is in then
Keitaro wrote at 4:36 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Based off this info it already sounds likely that the new Mewtwo will be in Smash 4.
IceArrow wrote at 4:36 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Mew, Mewtwo, and Mewtwos new form could be the new Pokemon Trainer maybe. I always thought the Regi's could be the new PT with Regigigas as the Final Smash.
TymeR wrote at 4:42 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Boy, I hope they put Bulbasaur, Charmeleon and Blastoise in!
Tony T wrote at 4:42 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Mewtwo, Zoroark and possibly keldeo those are the most recent movies for each of them so any of them could be in
Izumi-kun wrote at 4:46 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Bump. Interesting topic.
Izumi-kun wrote at 4:48 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Im predicting Lucario to be replaced with Zoroark maybe. Obviously Pikachu and Jiggz. Since SSB4 will have MORE characters, Im hoping PT can stay with maybe new Pokemon, AND have some other Pokemon still added to the roster. 5 in total.
IceArrow wrote at 4:52 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Genesect > Keldeo in my opinion. They definitely need to get rid of PT. It was not really a character anyone cared about.
Mateh wrote at 4:55 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Light Arrow wrote at 9:52 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
They definitely need to get rid of PT. It was not really a character anyone cared about.

Light Arrow wrote at 9:36 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Mew, Mewtwo, and Mewtwos new form could be the new Pokemon Trainer maybe. I always thought the Regi's could be the new PT with Regigigas as the Final Smash.

Kappa
IceArrow wrote at 4:56 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
I mean the three Pokemon they used in Brawl.
Izumi-kun wrote at 4:58 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Light Arrow wrote at 9:36 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Mew, Mewtwo, and Mewtwos new form could be the new Pokemon Trainer maybe. I always thought the Regi's could be the new PT with Regigigas as the Final Smash.

Kappa


This. Also, uh... I like PT, so do plenty of people. Genesect or Zoroark Im predicting. There has to be a human-like one who has popularity who is recent. Its just what theyve been doing.
Slither2Hunter wrote at 4:58 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Bring back Original Mewtwo and le down b will be da transformation of new form. :3
Slither2Hunter wrote at 5:01 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has hinted that he may include Mewtwo in the next Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The news came about after a blogger asked President and CEO of the Pokémon Company, and Junichi Masuda, Director at Game Freak whether or not Mewtwo will appear in the next Smash Bros game. They declined to give a solid answer, but Sakurai then shouted out, from the audience, “We are thinking about it.”
Jimmyfosho wrote at 5:10 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Obvious ****.
Raffi-X wrote at 6:34 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Genesect would be amazing... imo atleast
IceArrow wrote at 6:44 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Riff-Raff-Raffi-X wrote at 6:34 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Genesect would be amazing... imo atleast
Flame wrote at 8:13 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
early morning cartoon ****
juice.Zucco wrote at 8:16 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Wow I really thought they picked jiggs for her potential moveset and not her appearance in the anime.

very shocked.
_.JaSoN._ wrote at 8:37 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Slither2Hunter wrote at 1:58 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Bring back Original Mewtwo and le down b will be da transformation of new form. :3
BFAA Inui wrote at 8:47 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
[i]juice.Zucco wrote at 8:16 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Wow I really thought they picked jiggs for her potential moveset and not her appearance in the anime.

very shocked.[/quote]

i can't tell if you're being serious or just ultra sarcastic lol
juice.Zucco wrote at 9:20 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Inui please
hotdogturtle wrote at 9:52 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
Did people not already know this? I mean, you can look at all 3 of the past games and understand why all of the Pokemon were selected.
Machrineith wrote at 10:20 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
I would main Zoroark if it was put in
TheRealBobMan wrote at 11:24 PM on Jun 19, 2013 :
**** that, I want Pokemon trainer to come back with a Baton Pass Magikarp team.
t0mmy wrote at 3:06 PM on Jun 20, 2013 :
I heard he likes Mudkips.
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