Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|North American box art.|
|Players||1 to 8 (depends on the mode)|
|Japan||December 7th, 2018|
|North America||December 7th, 2018|
|Europe||December 7th, 2018|
|Australia||December 7th, 2018|
|Predecessor||Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U|
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fifth and latest entry in the Super Smash Bros. series. Like all games in the franchise, it has fighters from several Nintendo franchises battle each other, and just like the previous entries, it features some Pikmin elements. The first Pikmin-related information about the game was revealed in the Nintendo Direct that took place on June 12th, 2018.
Captain Olimar returns as a fighter. His moveset and appearance seem mostly identical to his Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U incarnation, meaning he can only have 3 Pikmin at a time, uses Winged Pikmin to recover, etc.
Some changes can be observed, however:
- When grabbing, Olimar issues all Pikmin to lunge forward and pin the opponent in place. Olimar himself can then deliver backhanded slaps to the opponent as a grab pummel.
- When Olimar is knocked back, his helmet can appear covered in cracks. The helmet returns to normal when the hitstun period is over, though. The helmet can also appear similarly cracked when he is Screen KO'd. This feature is only aesthetic.
As seen in Olimar's trailer, Alph also is also playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as an alternate costume to Olimar. He plays identically to Olimar himself.
The following Pikmin stages have been seen so far, whether in videos or screenshots:
- Distant Planet: The same stage that debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and returned in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. It looks like it has received a graphical update, since the Red Bulborb and Cloaking Burrow-nits that decorate the background are much more detailed and are now animated.
- Garden of Hope: The same stage that debuted in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, although it looks more detailed, particularly in the on-stage flower pot.
This game contains the following Pikmin songs:
|Main Theme - Pikmin||Remix created for Ultimate||Starter||A remix of the title theme in Pikmin.|
|Main Theme - Pikmin||Original from Pikmin||Starter||The title theme in Pikmin.|
|Forest of Hope||Original from Pikmin||Unlockable||The Forest of Hope's theme. Plays the standard version first, and then the combat variant.|
|Stage Clear / Title Theme - Pikmin||Remix created for Brawl||Starter||A remix with the sunset fanfare and the title theme, both from Pikmin.|
|Environmental Noises||Track created for Brawl||Starter||Sounds from the wilderness that can be found within the Pikmin games.|
|World Map - Pikmin 2||Remix created for Brawl||Starter||A remix of the area selection theme in Pikmin 2.|
|Stage Select - Pikmin 2||Remix created for Brawl||Starter||A remix of the area selection theme in Pikmin 2, ending with part of the area selection theme in Pikmin .|
|Garden of Hope||Remix created for Ultimate||Starter||Remix of the Garden of Hope's standard theme and Bingo Battle's nature stage theme.|
|Garden of Hope||Original from Pikmin 3||Unlockable||Garden of Hope's standard theme.|
|Mission Mode - Pikmin 3||Remix created for Smash 4||Starter||A remix of Mission Mode's standard theme in Pikmin 3.|
|The Keeper of the Lake||Original from Hey! Pikmin||Starter||The Keeper of the Lake's theme.|
|Flashes of Fear||Original from Hey! Pikmin||Starter||Flashes of Fear's theme.|
|Over Wintry Mountains||Original from Hey! Pikmin||Starter||Over Wintry Mountains's theme.|
|Fragment of Hope||Original from Hey! Pikmin||Starter||Fragment of Hope's theme. This plays in the third phase of the fight against the final boss.|
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Some characters from the series show up as Spirits:
|Spirit info||Augmented Fighter info|
|Burrowing Snagret||Attack||★★★||2||Giant Charizard||Garden of Hope||World Map - Pikmin 2 (Remix)||• Assist Trophy Enemies • Item: Pitfall||• Hostile assist trophies will appear • The enemy is giant|
|Empress Bulblax||Shield||★★★★||2||None (enhanced from the Bulborb Spirit)||None||None||None||None|
|Fiery Blowhog||Attack||★||1||Charizard (x3)||The Great Cave Offensive (Battlefield Form)||Mission Mode - Pikmin 3 (Remix)||• Item: Fire Flower||• Stamina battle • The enemy favors neutral specials|
|Mockiwi||Shield||★||2||Giant Pac-Man (ally: Olimar)||Garden of Hope||Over Wintry Mountains||None||• Join forces with a CPU ally • Stamina battle • The enemy is giant|
|Peckish Aristocrab||Shield||★★||2||Giant Ridley||Garden of Hope||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Purple Pikmin||Shield||★★||1||Tiny Donkey Kong team (x10)||Distant Planet||Forest of Hope||None||• Stamina battle • The enemy deals damage when falling • Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd|
|Red Bulborb||Shield||★★||2||Giant Yoshi||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Rock Pikmin||Grab||★||1||Tiny Kirby team (x8)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Spirit info||Augmented Fighter info|
|Blue Pikmin||Shield||★★||1||Tiny Squirtle Team (x12)||Unknown||Unknown||• The enemy's ice and water attacks have increased power • Timed Stamina battle • Water and ice attacks aren't as effective against the enemy|
|Brittany||Shield||★★★||2||Alph||Garden of Hope (Battlefield Form)||• Item Tidal Wave • Item: Food||• Timed Battle • The enemy becomes more powerful after eating • Items will be pulled toward the enemy|
|Emperor Bulblax||Attack||★★★||2||Giant King K. Rool||Distant Planet (Omega Form)||N/A||• The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch • Stamina battle • The enemy is giant|
|Iridescent Glint Beetle||Shield||★★||2||Gold Squirtle||Distant Planet||N/A||• Timed Stamina Battle • The enemy tends to avoid conflict|
|Red Pikmin||Attack||★★||1||Tiny Incineroar (x12)||Garden of Hope (Battlefield Form)||• Lava Floor||• The floor is lava • The enemy's explosion and fire attacks have increased power • Stamina battle|
|Smoky Progg||Neutral||★||1||Mario||Distant Planet (Battlefield Form)||• Metal Shift||• The enemy will occasionally turn metal|
|Swooping Snitchbug||Grab||★||1||Pit team (x4)||Distant Planet||• Item: Boss Galaga||• The enemy is easily distracted by items|
|White Pikmin||Grab||★★||1||Tiny Kirby team (x13)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Winged Pikmin||Grab||★||1||Tiny Jigglypuff team (x12)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Yellow Pikmin||Attack||★★||2||Tiny Donkey Kong team (x10)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Yellow Wollywog||Shield||★★||1||King Dedede (x3)||Distant Planet||N/A||• The enemy favors up specials|
|Spirit info||Augmented Fighter info|
|Charlie||Neutral||Alph (x3)||1200||Garden of Hope (Battlefield Form)||• Slippery Stage||• Reinforcements will appear during the battle • The stage's platforms are very slippery • The enemy starts the battle with a Drill|
The Burrowing Snagret makes an appearance in this game as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, it will appear from the floor (even go-through platforms) near an opponent, and will idle for a second before unleashing three quick stabs towards the opponent. It can peck at the ground or the air. It will then bury back down and reemerge elsewhere, repeating the process. Like other Assist Trophies, it can be KO'd if it takes enough damage. It makes the Burrowing Snagret death sound from Pikmin when it emerges, and also when it is KO'd.
The Hocotate Bomb returns as an item, and acts and looks the same as before.
In World of Light, Captain Charlie's spirit can be found by going west, south, south, and south. When defeated, the caves become available to explore, and Captain Charlie is the one who takes the player's spirits on the expedition inside the cave.
The five types of Pikmin Olimar can once again pluck in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The Burrowing Snagret Assist Trophy.
- The official website, put up right after the E3 Nintendo Direct, has a page for Olimar as a fighter, but his name started off misspelled as "Olimer", in the banner at the back of the page. This only happened in the desktop site, as the mobile site was fine. The problem was only fixed on June 19th, 2018.
- Official Smash Bros. Website misspelled Olimar's name on reddit, published on June 12th, 2018, retrieved on June 12th, 2018
|Pikmin series||Pikmin (NPC!) • Pikmin 2 (NPC!) • Pikmin 3 • Hey! Pikmin • Pikmin 4|
|Super Smash Bros. series||Brawl • for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U • Ultimate|
|Others||Adam and Eve • Pikmin Adventure (Nintendo Land) • Stage Debut|